Friday, July 3, 2020

Losses Song Lyrics Meaning - Drake


Read Drake - Losses Lyrics Song Meaning Explained.

Album: Dark Lane Demo Tapes
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Record Label: OVO, Republic Records
Songwriter: Graham, Yildirim, Thomas, Jr., Michael Hernandez
Producer: OZ, Sevn Thomas, Foreign Teck

This might be referring to a cocaine addicted woman. Reaching into a bag to a snort of cocain to give her a buzz/a high. Throughout the song, there’s a clear tone of an unhealthy person getting into an unhealthy relationship with Drake.

As a huge A-list celebrity, Drake lives larger than life and it is easy for someone who is not used to it like the girl he speaks about to get lost in. She gets lost in the fame, the expensive gifts, popularity etc. At the same time, she’s too focused on it that she has lost herself and as a result Drake has lost her.

Firstly, it could mean that these people were not fully engaged or committed to the friendship and had ulterior motives. Secondly, when one is said to not have a heart, among many things, it means they are horrible people. Having half a heart would just be a step below that.

There is a double meaning here – one of a positive connotation and one of a negative connotation.

The negative one, which is what is more associate with the phrase “spoiled rotten” is that she has a bad entitled attitude and everyone knows her by it when she walks in.

The positive connotation, which is less easily detectable, is that Drake has spoiled her with wealth, gifts and fame, that people also know her as a result of that. They can even smell the expensive signature fragrances that she wears and know that it is her before she enters a room.

Here Drake is about to say something serious because of how upset he feels but he catches himself and refuses to say it for the sake of peace and the relationship. This is a thing many do and so here it is a brilliant technique that many can understand when he does it.

Drake uses this line as a double entendre explaining that he enjoys showing off his waves instead of keeping a wave-cap on to keep them fresh. An infamous selfie of Drake in a wave-cap (a.k.a. a “du-rag”). The term “no cap” simply means someone isn’t lying. Drake then uses the line to say that he is making waves in music and that he isn’t lying about it.

An example of his trendiness in music is his song “Toosie Slide” that created a dance craze on TikTok, even before the song had released.

Drake uses a double entendre here to proclaim the two things that motivate him: the “Grahams” refers to his family, as Drake’s birth name is Aubrey Drake Graham, but the “grams” also refers to money. Drake then plays off the famous term, “do it for the ‘Gram,” an abbreviation of Instagram, but he’s emphasizing that he doesn’t do things for social media like many of his rap contemporaries.

‘Gram could also refer to the four Grammy Awards that Drake has won as of this song’s release, but it’s used as a way to minimize their importance to him. Drizzy has repeatedly spoken about not caring for the Grammys and even abstained from attending the ceremony for many years. When he won his fourth Grammy in 2019 for Best Rap Song, he still subtly dissed the award in his acceptance speech.

Secondly, Drake raps about Uncle Sam (U.S.), which is a personification of the United States. Drake is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, so he is legally obligated to pay income taxes to the U.S. federal government. Taxes are commonly associated with Uncle Sam; however, on his and Future’s January 2020 single, “Life Is Good,” Drake admitted that he hadn’t paid his taxes: Haven’t done my taxes, I’m too turnt up.

Before finding fame as a rapper, Drake acted in the Canadian television show, Degrassi: The Next Generation where he played Jimmy Brooks, a high school basketball star who’s wheelchair-bound after he was shot by another student. This ties in with the “couldn’t sit around” line. In a 2013 interview with CBC News, Drake spoke about how he doesn’t have to put on a persona, splitting between his public and private life.

Drake alludes to how he has helped so many people succeed, but so much so that they become reliant on him for their success – so the phrase goes, they are ‘stuck under his wing’. Drake namedrops one of his biggest hits, February 2013’s “Started from the Bottom.” The song’s premise is Drake’s rise to fame from nothing, and this line shows how he remembers those he left behind on his journey to stardom.

In this line, Drake is talking about the display of his various awards in his Toronto mansion, which was first seen in the music video for his April 2020 hit, “Toosie Slide”. Continuing this, Drake then claims how his life could have played out entirely different, even to where he may have been a masked man breaking into homes.

This could also be a double entendre for how he and his woman could have quarantined together, as this song was released during the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced citizens around the world to stay at home to protect themselves from the virus. Also, Drake was pictured in a ski mask in the artwork and music video for “Toosie Slide” and the artwork for Dark Lane Demo Tapes.

“U.N.I.T.Y.” is Queen Latifah’s late 1993 hit single. Drake flips the song’s famous chorus to reflect on how his relationship with his girl became broken. U-N-I-T-Y, U-N-I-T-Y, that’s a unity.

This is a triple entendre. “U-N-I without the T-Y” alludes to a lack of unity in their relationship. Also, “T-Y” is a common abbreviation of “thank you,” so Drake seems to be saying that the woman did not show gratitude for the things that he did for her.