Tables turn, bridges burn, you live and learn
Drake utilizes two famous idioms to make his point:
“The tables have turned”
There are numerous variations of this idiom but it mainly deals with reversed positions between adversaries, a turn of events which has reversed one’s plans for better or worse. This idiom is mainly used to refer to adversaries, enemies, those who there is a conflict with.
This idiom is usually phrased in a way such as “don’t burn bridges”, usually to warn against cutting at relationships between loved ones. Falling out with a loved one, to the extent that horrible things are said are done, can burn a bridge connecting the two and thus makes it impossible to go back to how things were before. Unlike the first idiom, this one deals with close ones.
Using those two phrases, Drake uses their contrasting moods and tones to emphasize a important life lesson:
You learn as much from your dark moments (falling out with friends and family) as you do from your highs (victories against obstacles, enemies, adversaries, etc). Either way, experiences are just part of the life experience.
Drake back in the day — see for yourself how the tables have turned https://vimeo.com/68754435
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