Butterfly Effect
Travi$ Scott Lyrics


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All the commas
(Murda on the beat so it's not nice)
Ooh, hmm

For this life, I cannot change (change)
Hidden Hills, deep off in the main (main)
M&M's, sweet like candy cane (M&M's, cane, cane)
Drop the top, pop it, let it bang (top, pop it, pop it)
For this life, I cannot change (change)
Hidden Hills, deep off in the main (main)
M&M's, sweet like candy cane (M&M's, cane, cane)
Drop the top, pop it, let it bang (top, pop it, pop it)

Drop the top, play hide and seek (yeah)
Jump inside, jump straight to the league (league)
Take a sip, feel just how I be (it's lit)
On freeway, but no, ain't nothin' free (straight up)
Bend laws, bend lanes (skrrt, skkrt)
Been bustin' bills, but still ain't nothin' change (skrrt, skkrt)
You in the mob soon as you rock the chain (mob)
She caught the waves just thumbin' through my braids (alright)
Heatin' up, baby, I'm just heatin' up (it's lit)
Need your love, not a need, it is a must (yeah)
Feelin' stuck, you know how to keep me up (yeah, yeah)
Icy love, icy like a hockey puck (alright)

For this life, I cannot change (change)
Hidden Hills, deep off in the main (main)
M&M's, sweet like candy cane (M&M's, cane, cane)
Drop the top, pop it, let it bang (top, pop it, pop it)
For this life, I cannot change (change)
Hidden Hills, deep off in the main (main)
M&M's, sweet like candy cane (M&M's, cane, cane)
Drop the top, pop it, let it bang

All the ones, all the chains piled on the mantle (yeah)
All the dawgs, all the dawgs low creep right behind me in the Phantom (it's lit)
Yeah, never go, never go dip on the set, stayed Santana
Yeah, run it back, turn the lights on when I hit up Green Lantern (it's lit, alright)
Yeah, fly the broads, fly the dawgs down to Atlanta
Yeah, in the cut in Medusa, lay low, yeah, I might be
Yeah, roll up, help me calm down when I move in high speed
Yeah, if I send one, need to text back 'cause you know what I need (straight up)
Oh, please (oh please)
Oh me (oh me)
Oh my (oh my)
We been movin', we been movin' for some time (alright)
Flexin', flexin' try to exercise
(Exercise, exercise, exercise, exercise, yeah, yeah)

For this life, I cannot change (change)
Hidden Hills, deep off in the main (main)
M&M's, sweet like candy cane (M&M's, cane, cane)
Drop the top, pop it, let it bang (top, pop it, pop it)
For this life, I cannot change (change)
Hidden Hills, deep off in the main (main)




M&M's, sweet like candy cane (cane)
Drop the top, pop it, let it bang (bang, yeah)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Butterfly Effect" by Travi$ Scott are filled with vivid imagery, metaphors, and wordplay. The opening lines, "For this life, I cannot change / Hidden Hills, deep off in the main" suggests that the rapper is content with his life and does not feel the need to change anything. Hidden Hills is a wealthy suburb in Los Angeles, and living there signifies financial success and comfort. The following lines, "M&M's, sweet like candy cane," could refer to either the colorful luxury cars he drives or the multiple women in his life who are "sweet" like candy. The phrase "drop the top, pop it, let it bang" is a reference to the convertible top of a car and the sound of the bass in the music.


The second verse of the song is filled with more metaphors and slick wordplay. When the rapper says, "Bend laws, bend lanes, been bustin' bills, but still ain't nothin' change," he is talking about his life on the fast lane breaking the rules, bills piling up, but nothing changing because he is still successful. He continues the metaphor of a mob boss by saying, "You in the mob soon as you rock the chain," signifying that wearing expensive chains is like being initiated into a crime family. The phrase "icy love, icy like a hockey puck" is an example of a simple yet impactful metaphor. He also reveals how he copes with the stress of his fast-paced life, which is by "roll[ing] up to calm down when he moves in high speed."


Overall, "Butterfly Effect" is a song about luxury, excess, the fast life, and the mentality that comes with living it. The lyrics are filled with clever wordplay and metaphors that paint images of the rapper's lavish lifestyle.


Line by Line Meaning

All the commas
I have a lot of money


(Murda on the beat so it's not nice)
This song was produced by Murda Beatz


For this life, I cannot change (change)
I can't change who I am or where I come from


Hidden Hills, deep off in the main (main)
I live in an exclusive neighborhood called Hidden Hills in Los Angeles


M&M's, sweet like candy cane (M&M's, cane, cane)
I have candy-colored cars and my lifestyle is sweet


Drop the top, pop it, let it bang (top, pop it, pop it)
I lower the roof of my car, turn up the volume and let the music hit hard


Drop the top, play hide and seek (yeah)
I put the roof down and play around with my car


Jump inside, jump straight to the league (league)
I went straight to the top without waiting


Take a sip, feel just how I be (it's lit)
I enjoy drinking and living my life to the fullest


On freeway, but no, ain't nothin' free (straight up)
Even though I have freedom, there's always a cost


Bend laws, bend lanes (skrrt, skkrt)
I break the rules and do things my way


Been bustin' bills, but still ain't nothin' change (skrrt, skkrt)
I've been spending money recklessly, but that hasn't changed me


You in the mob soon as you rock the chain (mob)
As soon as you wear a chain, you belong to my group


She caught the waves just thumbin' through my braids (alright)
A girl got interested in me and started touching my hair


Heatin' up, baby, I'm just heatin' up (it's lit)
I'm on fire and heating up at what I'm doing


Need your love, not a need, it is a must (yeah)
I need people to love and support me, it's not just a want


Feelin' stuck, you know how to keep me up (yeah, yeah)
Sometimes I feel down, but my friends help me feel happy again


Icy love, icy like a hockey puck (alright)
My love is cold and unfeeling, like an ice hockey puck


All the ones, all the chains piled on the mantle (yeah)
I have a lot of money and jewelry displayed on my mantle


All the dawgs, all the dawgs low creep right behind me in the Phantom (it's lit)
My friends ride behind me in a Rolls Royce Phantom


never go, never go dip on the set, stayed Santana
I never leave my crew and stay true to who I am


run it back, turn the lights on when I hit up Green Lantern
I repeat my success and perform my music in clubs like Green Lantern


fly the broads, fly the dawgs down to Atlanta
I travel with my friends and girls to Atlanta


In the cut in Medusa, lay low, yeah, I might be
I'm staying hidden in a place called Medusa


roll up, help me calm down when I move in high speed
Smoking marijuana helps me relax


if I send one, need to text back 'cause you know what I need (straight up)
I need my friends to reply quickly to my messages because I have a busy life


Oh, please (oh please)
I'm begging for something


Oh me (oh me)
I'm talking about myself


Oh my (oh my)
I'm surprised by something, usually in a good way


We been movin', we been movin' for some time (alright)
We have been traveling and making moves for a while


Flexin', flexin' try to exercise (Exercise, exercise, exercise, exercise, yeah, yeah)
I'm showing off my wealth and trying to stay fit




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Felix Leone, Jacques Webster, Shane Lindstrom, Donald Paton

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