Seems like I always had crushes on chicks I couldn't have
And then I end up fucking with someone I shouldn't have

from J. Cole (Ft. Brandon Hines) – Dreams Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The first two lines are vitally important in this track. J. Cole is pointing out to us a fatal flaw in his personality, one that many (if not all) of us can relate to in one way or another. He consistently falls for women who are unavailable for one reason or anther, and ends up ‘fucking with someone’ he couldn’t have. Whether the consequences are felt by him, the woman he can’t have (things may turn bad/resentful), or another party (foreshadowing the last verse) is up to the listener to interpret how they naturally want to.

Cole gives the idea that is almost a universal truth of what most guys and girls as well of having a constant strong liking and attraction of a person who seems to either already have a significant other or the fatality of being “friend zoned” or just not right.

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