Friday, October 23, 2020

Girls Love Beyoncé Song Lyrics Meaning - Drake ft. James Fauntleroy

Read Drake featuring James Fauntleroy - Girls Love Beyoncé Lyrics Song Meaning Explained.

Album: Care Package
Release Date: August 2, 2019
Record Label: OVO, Republic Records
Songwriter: Aubrey Graham, Shebib, James Fauntleroy, Wade Brown
Producer: 40

Ask any girl her opinion on Bey – it’ll be positive! This is largely because Beyoncé’s tunes are frequently narratives spoken by and directed towards women. As a result, Beyoncé is widely considered to be the strongest female role model in popular American music. Drake is commenting on his perception that some girls take the “Beyoncé thing” too far, becoming cold-hearted players like the men they were leveling the playing field with.

Fame can make it harder it is to meet someone genuine and start something special. All of his recently failed relationships have him feeling hopeless about the situation, similar to his verse in “Unthinkable (Remix)”. At this stage in the game it’s tough for Drake to find a woman who wants something real. Also, note how he talks about ‘women’, whereas in the previous lines he’s been talking about ‘girls’. Drake has expressed his desire for a real woman before.

Here he admits that he his partially at fault for being in the situation he’s in. If he wasn’t always so distant in his past relationships he wouldn’t be stuck alone now. This could also be a play on the word “position” because he’s avoiding commitment by always just having sex in different “positions.”

As we know from other tracks, Drake is a romantic guy. But because of the limelight he’s forced to avoid long-term relationships. And he already knows too well the good ones go if you wait too long. It’s hard to commit because your scared to fail at something you want so bad.

“No new friends” has become Drake’s catchphrase of late. Although Drake says “no no no” in the song “No New Friends,” the line could also be a reference to the Destiny’s Child Song, “No No No”, as the hook of this song is a cover of another Beyoncé…er…Destiny’s Child song.

She acts like he’s the only one she’s seeing, but he knows he’s not the only one. Drake often calls out girls for this type of behavior, in songs like “Poetic Justice”.

Drake knows he’s not the only one that has admirers calling his phone, and the girls act like it only happens to him. The “but I am not alone” is also somewhat ironic, because he is ‘not alone’ in the sense that he is not the only one, but in reality he actually is alone.

Regardless of how many people she is seeing, Drake will be there for her if she is alone. Drake references the famous Destiny’s Child song “Say My Name”, a song about cheating (Drake previously used similar wording on Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?”). He is telling his girl that if no other dudes are around, she can prove it by saying his name straight up (and not talk in code). This serves to segue into the cover chorus by James Fauntleroy.

You might recognize Fauntleroy from the intro to “Clique”, or Frank Ocean’s cover of his song “Fertilizer”. Fauntleroy is a former member of The Underdogs production team, a member of The Y’s production group (along with Justin Timberlake) and a collaborator of the Cocaine 80s collective (with No I.D. and Common – under this group he has made two mixtapes and is gathering underground hype with songs such as “Nameless”). He is signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.

James covers the hook from classic Destiny’s Child song “Say My Name”. Drake has been known to cover this track in several live performances. Interestingly enough, although probably not related, Common used this sample on his “Stay Schemin' Remix” diss directed at Drake.

The original chorus reflects the tale of a woman who has a boyfriend, she suspects him cheating on her because he won’t call her name and they barely engage in conversation. However, Drake and James put a spin on it, so that it tells the story of a guy who suspects his girlfriend cheating on him because she won’t call his name and talk to him. Also may be an ironic callback to his hit with Rihanna, “What’s My Name.”

Drizzy is looking for reassurance from this woman. He wants her to announce that he is the only one that’s on her mind; in private and in public. This is the self-conscious side of Drake that we see on lamenting tracks such as “Brand New” and “Marvin’s Room.”

At this point in his life he doesn’t have time to deal with petty bullshit. This circles back to the first two lines claiming that all girls are the same, which is why he is distant towards all of them. This isn’t the time in his life for girls to make mistakes, mess around, and be uncertain about things. He needs girls who can commit and be serious.

Also referring to the first two lines; he’s telling the woman not to act or play games because she should know by now he is “the one” and her other relationships were just “practice.”

He doesn’t have time to deal with his girl locking her phone (either shutting her phone off and not answering him, or activating the lock function so Drake can’t see her texts/call history), not coming back home at the end of the night, and starting altercations when he’s “in the zone” (leaning, smoking, writing, recording). The line can be taken in the same context as a Wale line from his song “Contemplate”.

Four years ago his career was just beginning, and nowhere near what it is now in 2013. After the success of his So Far Gone mixtape and subsequent albums catapulted him to stardom, he has risen through the ranks to become one of the hottest rappers in the game.

Four years ago he may have wanted to settle down with a woman, but their timelines didn’t align so he was rejected and got hurt. Since then he’s been in and out of various relationships, including stints with Nebby, Jade, and Rihanna. He is seemingly struggling to find someone to settle down with long-term.

He’s forgotten what it’s like to not be famous and live a normal lifestyle. Earlier in his career when he was an underground artist he had time, to work slowly on projects and building hype. Now, in 2013, the demand for him and his music is overwhelming and he feels like he has to rush projects out to keep the public happy.

Two possible meanings: His cars are so nice that guys with basic cars go out of their way to avoid driving alongside Drake and being humiliated. Or He drives the kind of car that would make a guy take the long way home so he can spend more time driving the car.

Many of the men who Drake hangs out with, not to mention thousands around the globe, have a mentality to essentially, “fuck bitches, get money.” Many women see this lifestyle and mind state to be vulgar and unappealing. Drake wants to stress to his girl that he is not like this and is somewhat ashamed of the aforementioned mentality that his former self and his peers share.

When you go out and party every single night, it starts to get old. One motivation behind going out every evening is to get in touch with women, mostly on a superficial level, to distract himself from the loneliness and the desire for a deep relationship with someone he loves. So he wants to find a girl that fulfills this desire, and therefore gives him a reason not to go out every evening seeking an emotional connection.