And its eating me alive, should've taken me instead

from Drake – Falling up Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A line showing the relationship between Drake and his dad, a very tangled one.

Drake’s dad left both him and his mom when he was five years old ,so he pretty much grew with his mother and one of his uncles. As he grew up ,his feelings for his father began complicated , starting from hatred to pity,gratitude and even love . This fact put its imprint on Drake’s music, as you can see in songs like Look What You’ve Done,The Calm , Uptown
“You tell me I’m just like my father ,my one button , you push it”
“My dad called me up and got me feeling guillty and ashamed
Like how I got a Rolls and I went and got a Range
And he’s paying for his cigarettes with dollars and some change”

*“Damn ,where I get it from ,these niggas always wonder who
Then they meet my poppa and tell him Drake is just a younger you”

Now ,after his death ,he’s feeling like he wants grateful enough for the man who gave him life,altough he abandoned him

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