Before I knew what I was doing, I was trying to do something
That's the definition, listen, of a know-it-all young'n
Hard headed, hardly headed, in directions I intended

from Oddisee – That Real Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Before Oddisee found his place in the world, he was trying desperately to produce something that would make his mark on the world. This, by his definition, is what a “know-it-all young one” is, or a naive kid who thinks he’s all that.

Some wordplay here, too: “hard headed” as in stubborn but “hardly headed in directions I intended” as in he doesn’t really quite know what he’s doing yet

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