HYAENA
Travis Scott Lyrics


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The situation we are in at this time
Neither a good one, nor is it so unblessed
It can change, it can stay the same
I can say, I can make my claim
Hail, hail, hail

Yeah, okay
This shit is outta control
I'm drivin' through Hell and I done brought snow
It's shinin' in here and I done brought glow
I hear the sirens right out the chateau, run me the info
Tryna hear what you did, not how you came close
'Cause I get bobblehead like I done made pro
I made Italian bread like I done made dough
I be all around the map
Write a show by myself like I'm Chelsea Handler
Or write a series 'bout my bitches like I'm Kelsey Grammer
Nicknamed the jet Jayhawk 'cause it's outta Kansas
You know it's Spaldin' in my Tonk', I'm in my esperanza
You know it's slammin' wall to wall
We gotta fill the stands up, with slaps and the anthems
Poetic justice, I got you in all my stanzas
With your model stances, you everything I know about it

Know about it, know about it
Know about it, know about it
Know about it, know about it
Know about it, know about it

What we know
Where you shall go
Power, ah

Uh, yeah
C-notes, B-notes, I took the biggest boat
We stayed down for life, it's like a jingle to do 'em all
We too much involved to spend a single ounce of time
She bust a whole ounce by doin' lines
I had to leave like the leaves do trees
I'm finally home, I wiped the stress, then I touched that sweat
We took 'em 35 to 1 like this shit roulette
Hold up, beg your pardon, we done lit up, every
Set up, told the preacher, "Never finish," that's to say the least
Buy it, never lease it, but I got at-least a
Mobile, Mona type of pieces, Met Gala, night Jesus
Skip it, hit the city, party pack, I got it with me
I'm shotty while I let you with me
I'm too bent to let you ride, barely 'til it's empty
Gotta feel me, pockets dumb fat and I got a skinny
Squad is with me, and that's everything I know about it

I know about it, I know about it
I know about it, I know about it
I know about it, I know about it
I know about it, I know about it
I know about it, I know about it
I know about it, I know about it

Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time
For y'all have knocked her up
I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe
I was not offended




For I knew I had to rise above it all
Or drown in my own shit

Overall Meaning

In "HYAENA," Travis Scott reflects on the current state of affairs, acknowledging that it is neither entirely good nor unblessed. He recognizes that change is possible, but also acknowledges his ability to make his own claims and assert himself. The repeated word "hail" signifies both a recognition of the situation and a call to action.


The opening lines convey a sense of chaos and turmoil, with Travis Scott feeling like he's driving through a hellish landscape. He juxtaposes this imagery with references to snow and glow, hinting at his ability to bring shine and light even in dark times. He mentions hearing sirens outside a chateau, highlighting the contrast between luxury and danger. He then shifts focus to his own accomplishments, referencing his success in the music industry and his ability to make money, likening himself to a bobblehead or a successful baker.


The following verses showcase Travis Scott's versatility as an artist and his ability to take control of his own narrative. He mentions writing a show like Chelsea Handler and a series about his relationships like Kelsey Grammar, demonstrating his creative range. The reference to being called the "jet Jayhawk" connects back to his origins in Kansas. Throughout the song, he emphasizes his lyrical skill and the influence he holds in the industry.


Overall, "HYAENA" reflects Travis Scott's self-assuredness, his ability to navigate challenging situations, and his determination to rise above them.


Line by Line Meaning

The situation we are in at this time
The current circumstances we find ourselves in


Neither a good one, nor is it so unblessed
Not necessarily positive, but not entirely negative either


It can change, it can stay the same
The situation has the potential to either improve or remain unchanged


I can say, I can make my claim
I have the power to express myself and assert my position


Hail, hail, hail
Referring to acknowledgement and recognition


This shit is outta control
The current circumstances are chaotic and uncontrollable


I'm drivin' through Hell and I done brought snow
I am enduring difficult times but still bringing my own uniqueness


It's shinin' in here and I done brought glow
I am bringing my own brilliance and light to the situation


I hear the sirens right out the chateau, run me the info
I am aware of the danger and urgency, give me the information


Tryna hear what you did, not how you came close
I want to know your accomplishments, not just your failed attempts


'Cause I get bobblehead like I done made pro
I achieve success to a level of being recognized and celebrated


I made Italian bread like I done made dough
I have created something valuable from scratch


I be all around the map
I am well-traveled and experienced in various locations


Write a show by myself like I'm Chelsea Handler
I have the ability to create content independently, akin to Chelsea Handler


Or write a series 'bout my bitches like I'm Kelsey Grammar
I can create a series focused on my companions, similar to Kelsey Grammar


Nicknamed the jet Jayhawk 'cause it's outta Kansas
I am referred to as the fast-flying Jayhawk, acknowledging my origins in Kansas


You know it's Spaldin' in my top, I'm in my esperanza
I have a Spalding basketball on top, indicating my love for the game and my state of hope


You know it's slammin' wall to wall
It's a wild and exciting scene from one end to the other


We gotta fill the stands up, with slaps and the anthems
We need to gather a crowd, with energetic music and hits


Poetic justice, I got you in all my stanzas
In my poetic verses, I reflect the concept of justice and include you


With your model stances, you everything I know about it
Your confident and elegant poses embody everything I understand about this


Know about it, know about it
Fully aware and informed


What we know
The knowledge we possess


Where you shall go
The direction you will take


Power, ah
A exclamation emphasizing the idea of power


C-notes, B-notes, I took the biggest boat
Referring to large amounts of money, I made significant financial investments


We stayed down for life, it's like a jingle to do 'em all
We've remained loyal and committed, as if it were a catchy tune that everyone follows


We too much involved to spend a single ounce of time
We are deeply engaged and invested, not willing to waste any moment


She bust a whole ounce by doin' lines
She consumed a significant amount of drugs through snorting


I had to leave like the leaves do trees
I had to depart, like how leaves fall from trees in autumn


I'm finally home, I wiped the stress, then I touched that sweat
I have reached a place of comfort, releasing the tension and embracing relaxation


We took 'em 35 to 1 like this shit roulette
We took risks with great odds, like playing a game of roulette


Hold up, beg your pardon, we done lit up, baby
Wait a moment, excuse me, we have illuminated and succeeded, my dear


Set up, told the preacher, 'Never finish,' that's to say the least
Planned and arranged, I told the preacher to never conclude, and that's merely an understatement


Buy it, never lease it, but I gotta lease it
I prefer ownership over temporary arrangements, but I still have to resort to leasing


Mobile, Mona type of pieces, Met Gala, night Jesus
Referring to mobile, valuable art pieces, reminiscent of the Met Gala and a religious aura


Skip it, hit the city, party pack, I got it with me
Skipping over certain aspects, heading to the city, equipped with a party package


I'm shotty while I let you with me
I'm protecting you, while allowing you to accompany me


I'm too bent to let you ride, barely 'til it's empty
I'm in an altered state to an extent that I can't allow you to join me, just until it's over


Gotta feel me, pockets dumb fat and I got a skinny
You have to understand my worth, my pockets are filled significantly, even though I appear lean


Squad is with me, and that's everything I know about it
I have my crew with me, and that's all I need to know about this situation


I know about it, I know about it
I am well-informed and knowledgeable


Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time
The Earth is going through a period of renewal and transformation


For y'all have knocked her up
Humanity has played a significant role in causing this change


I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe
I have experienced the unpleasant and disturbing aspects of the world's consciousness


I was not offended
I did not take it personally or let it negatively affect me


For I knew I had to rise above it all
I understood that I needed to elevate myself beyond these negative experiences


Or drown in my own shit
Or else I would be consumed by my own internal struggles and negativity




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Raymond Shulman, Andy Votel, Ebony Naomi Oshunrinde, Edward E. Hazel, George Clinton, Jacques Webster, Jahaan Akil Sweet, Kerry Churchill Minnear, Michael G. Dean, Noah D. Goldstein, Victor Derek Shulman

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LYRICS
[Intro: Derek Shulman]
The situation we are in at this time
Neither a good one, nor is it so unblessed
It can change, it can stay the same
I can say, I can make my claim
Hail, hail, hail

[Verse 1: Travis Scott]
Yeah, okay
This shit is outta control
I'm drivin' through Hell and I done brought snow
It's shinin' in here, then I done brought glow
I hear the sirens right out the chateau, run me the info
Tryna hear what you did, not how you came close
'Cause I get bobblehead like I done made pro
I made Italian bread like I done made dough
I be all around the map
Write a show by myself like I'm Chelsea Handler
Or write a series 'bout my bitches like I'm Kelsey Grammar
Nicknamed the jet Jayhawk 'cause it's outta Kansas
You know it's Spaldin' in my top, I'm in my esperanza
You know it's slammin' wall to wall
We gotta fill the stands up, with slaps and the anthems
Poetic justice, I got you in all my stanzas
With your model stances, you everything I know about it


[Refrain: Travis Scott]
Know about it, know about it
Know about it, know about it (Ah)
Know about it, know about it
Know about it, know about it

[Break]
What we know
Where you shall go
Power, ah

[Verse 2: Travis Scott]
Uh, yeah
C-notes, B-notes, I took the biggest boat
We stayed down for life, it's like a jingle to do 'em all
We too much involved to spend a single ounce of time
She bust a whole ounce by doin' lines
I had to leave, like the leaves do trees
I'm finally home, I wiped the stress, then I touched that sweat
We took 'em 35 to 1 like this shit roulette
Hold up, beg your pardon, we done lit up, baby
Set up, told the preacher, "Never finish," that's to say the least
Buy it, never lease it, but I gotta lease it
Mobile, Mona type of pieces, Met Gala, night Jesus
Skip it, hit the city, party pack, I got it with me
I'm shotty while I let you with me
I'm too bent to let you ride, barely 'til it's empty
Gotta feel me, pockets dumb fat and I got a skinny
Squad is with me, and that's everything I know about it
[Refrain: Travis Scott]
I know about it, I know about it
I know about it, I know about it
I know about it, I know about it
I know about it, I know about it
I know about it, I know about it
I know about it, I know about it

[Outro: George Clinton]
Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time
For y'all have knocked her up
I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe
I was not offended
For I knew I had to rise above it all
Or drown in my own shit



@raphae571

[Intro: Derek Shulman]
The situation we are in at this time
Neither a good one, nor is it so unblessed
It can change, it can stay the same
I can say, I can make my claim
Hail, hail, hail

[Verse 1: Travis Scott]
Yeah, okay
This shit is outta control
I'm drivin' through Hell and I done brought snow
It's shinin' in here and I done brought glow
I hear the sirens right out the chateau, run me the info
Tryna hear what you did, not how you came close
'Cause I get bobblehead like I done made pro
I made Italian bread like I done made dough
I be all around the map
Write a show by myself like I'm Chelsea Handler
Or write a series 'bout my bitches like I'm Kelsey Grammar
Nicknamed the jet Jayhawk 'cause it's outta Kansas
You know it's Spaldin' in my top, I'm in my esperanza
You know it's slammin' wall to wall
We gotta fill the stands up, with slaps and the anthems
Poetic justice, I got you in all my stanzas
With your model stances, you everything I know about it (Ah)

[Break]
What we know
Where you shall go
Power, ah

[Verse 2: Travis Scott]
Uh, yeah
C-notes, B-notes, I took the biggest boat
We stayed down for life, it's like a jingle to do 'em all
We too much involved to spend a single ounce of time
She bust a whole ounce by doin' lines
I had to leave, like the leaves do trees
I'm finally home, I wiped the stress, then I touched that sweat
We took 'em 35 to 1 like this shit roulette
Hold up, beg your pardon, we done lit up, baby
Set up, told the preacher, "Never finish," that's to say the least
Buy it, never lease it, but I gotta lease it
Mobile, Mona type of pieces, Met Gala, night Jesus
Skip it, hit the city, party pack, I got it with me
I'm shotty while I let you with me
I'm too bent to let you ride, barely 'til it's empty
Gotta feel me, pockets dumb fat and I got a skinny
Squad is with me, and that's everything I know about it

[Outro: George Clinton]
Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time
For y'all have knocked her up
I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe
I was not offended
For I knew I had to rise above it all
Or drown in my own shit



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@gaving6596

I am Butters. I live alone, and I am 34 years old. Utopia has saved my life. Ever since this album’s release I have been reborn. I am now a billionaire and own 3 businesses with 5 different girlfriends. Thank you, Travis.

@lemawi9046

Mf this came out 20 min ago 😂

@shanecrawford8814

​@@lemawi9046🤣🤣🤣

@elvisgarcia9134

Yooooo I thought I was Tripping but you just in another dimension. Oh yeah forgot we’re in UTOPIA everyone is Tripping

@agentgalaxy6677

Bro got his life changed in 20 mins 💀

@yourboyles20

Cap😂

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@GentleGiantOfficial

HAIL! Thanks for featuring our song “Proclamation” in the intro! 🤘🏻

@tuliobagostini

proclamation is so good

@lucasholmgrenmusic

Gentle Giant is one of the best bands to ever exist. To have it featured on this track is unreal. Hail!

@ratatattat3441

Gentle Giant brought me here

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