You won't feel me til you want it so bad you tell yourself you’re in it
And tell the world around you that your paperwork is finished
Crazy. Drake basically admits to lying about being “on” because he knew he’d get there, and the following lines attest to that…
This is a reference to Drake’s life around 2007-2008, right before he dropped So Far Gone. He also alludes to it in Headlines by saying “I exaggerated thing, but now I got it like that”. Drake, just like a lot of up-and-coming rappers, talked about the clothes/money/cars/bitches, etc. before he truly had them like he does now.
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