How I'm feeling, it doesn't matter
Cause you know I'm okay
And still, I ask myself, "Why do you worry?"
When you know I'm the same
I know, I know you don't love me, baby
They’re trying to take you away from me
Only over my dead body...

from Drake (Ft. Chantal Kreviazuk) – Over My Dead Body Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This hook draws on two different stories. On the one hand, it it is easily interpreted as one lover talking to another lover about the stability of their relationship. This story is drawn to into parallel with Drake’s position in the Hip-Hop industry. People “trying to take position in hip hop away from Drake” won’t ever be able to take his power away.

“Over My Dead Body “is definitely a statement, an opening statement. It has this haunting voice, a woman’s voice on that sample, which is Chantal Kreviazuka, a Canadian singer, and she says, “They’re trying to take this away from me / Over my dead body.” The verses from that, originally I rapped them at a live show. And there’s a YouTube clip of it that some people have seen. You can actually locate those old verses. It’s just a statement, man. It’s saying I’m not going anywhere. You can’t pry it out of my hands right now.

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