Friday, May 29, 2020

Desires Song Lyrics Meaning - Drake ft. Future

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Album: Dark Lane Demo Tapes
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Record Label: OVO, Republic Records
Songwriter: Graham, Nayvadius Wilburn, Darius Hill
Producer: D. Hill, Cadastre

This is D. Hill’s producer tag. It first made an appearance on Yung Mal’s January 2018 song, “GodZilla.” This is his second collaboration with Drake and Future following “Life Is Good”—released three weeks prior to this song.

The phrase “out in the sticks” is used to describe a location out in the middle of nowhere, typically in the country or on the outskirts of a city.

The city of Katy, Texas is located directly west of the city of Houston and considered a part of the Greater Houston metropolis. In the 1960s, local land developers began to develop neighborhoods and suburban communities throughout Katy, due to the overgrowing population in Houston. Today, communities in Katy, south of I-10, are predominantly upper-middle class, in which mansions and golf courses are not uncommon. The I-10 corridor, a major highway that runs through the city of Houston, passes through Katy, which makes it convenient for residents to access Houston’s Downtown district.

Drake appears to believe Katy would have been a better location for his girl to live, since it’s further away from the trouble, temptations, or influences that seem to exist for his girl in Houston. Drake even goes as far as to consider the city of Dallas, the third most populated city in the state of Texas, and four hours away of Houston, as another possible home for his girl. Since Dallas has several areas of luxurious housing as well, it could be a comfortable place for his girl to live, and more importantly, away from Houston, as far as the rapper is concerned.

Drake doesn’t think marrying this girl will solve their relationship problems. On the other hand, he has expressed interest in marriage—a source close to Drake told Hollywood Life in 2017 Drake’s marriage plans once he finds the right girl.

“Lean” is a mixture of promethazine codeine and soda. It originated in Houston in the 1960s when blues musicians would mix Robitussin with alcohol. It’s usually served with ice, which is also referred to as “rocks.”

This may also be a nod to the Atlanta rap group Dem Franchize Boyz January 2006 hit, “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It.” Therefore, the girl Drake’s addressing could be from Atlanta or Houston.

Drake is not a fan of his significant other keeping secrets from him as he noted on his June 2010 song, “Karaoke”:

I tried to keep us together, you were busy keeping secrets
Secrets you were telling everybody but me

“Beef” is used in two ways here as it’s meat from a cow and it means to have a problem with someone.

A “vegan” is somebody who does not eat or use animal products like meat, eggs, or dairy. Drake uses the word “vegan” in a literal sense and “beef” in its slang sense to make a play on words, asking this girl how she can claim to be “vegan” if she’s contradicting that claim by “beefing” with him.

The Turks and Caicos Islands is an archipelago of 40 islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean. They are known for their beautiful beaches. In May 2019, Drake took a vacation there. Drake may be talking about DJ Eric, a radio and strip club DJ from Houston. Drake and Eric are friends—for instance, in October 2017, Drake called in his radio show on his birthday and in July 2017, Drake posted a picture of Eric on his Instagram account.

Drake feels as if he’s been taken for granted by this girl. On his April 2016 song “Too Good,” he sang about the same thing:

I’m too good to you
I’m way too good to you
You take my love for granted
I just don’t understand it

“Chune” is the Jamaican Patois pronunciation of the word “tune,” which is used to refer to a song. Drake used the term on his March 2017 song, “Free Smoke”. In this audio recording, Drake is singing the lyrics to “Time Flies,” which is the next song on the mixtape, so this creates a seamless segue.