14. Someone Like You

from Mac Miller (Ft. Ab-Soul, Larry Fisherman & RandomBlackDude) – Watching Movies With The Sound Off (Credits) Lyrics on Rap Genius

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With another majestic sample, slowed down tempo and vocals being deepened we see Mac provide us with an allegory, a story of hidden truths and a comment on his addictions and his love for his Grandfather who passed away. Miller explained that his Grandfathers passing was the reason behind his No Women No Cry tattoo.

I’ve actually never told anybody what it means. I don’t even think my friends know. Everyone just always thought it was because of Bob Marley. The reason why I actually got “No Woman, No Cry” is because when my grandpa died, I was driving home, and it hadn’t really hit me that he died. I was leaving the hospital when he died, and I was listening to that song, and I started crying. I thought it was kind of ironic. So now the song has meaning to me.

On Someone Like You we hear Mac pour out the extremes of his drug addiction, admit that he has real problems, not ‘rapper problems’ & explain that he cannot yet explain his life with the perfect line.

After saying all of this shit about whatever is going through my head; it’s like sad melancholy verses and then at the end it says; “Came in for your money, then left with all of your hoes”. I remember someone tweeting me; “I actually thought you were saying something real in the verse and then this line came”. I’m like no that’s the fucking point, you say all this shit and then you realize “uh”… Money and Bitches

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