In the same boat, with the same ol’ paddle
Why so shallow? I’m just asking
This is a continuation of the last few lines — everyone trying to make it big by doing the same thing. “Shallow” is used ambiguously, and goes along with the boat/paddle theme. There’s a double meaning: “shallow” as in petty and lacking depth, or “shallow waters” making it hard to actually get somewhere if you’re using the “same boat” as everyone else.
Where is the creativity?
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit "Both of Us" by B.o.B (Ft. Taylor Swift) Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box