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
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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