Wake up and smell the garden

from Drake (Ft. Eminem, Kanye West & Lil Wayne) – Forever Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Like “wake up and smell the roses” but on a grander scale.. This is a combination of two old time sayings “wake up and smell the coffee” (meaning pay attention to what is happening) and “stop and smell the roses” (meaning don’t live your life in such haste you don’t admire and appreciate the beauty that life offers while you can).

“Garden” could possibly be a reference to Madison Square Garden but being filled as it is with sweaty athletes and large crowds of people almost every night — MSG just doesn’t smell good.

Or…it could be a reference to weed.

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