Drake – The Calm (Audio, Lyrics)


Throwback to Drake’s “The Calm” single. Listen, stream, buy, mp3 download and read the lyrics to the song produced by 40.

Drake The Calm

Drake The Calm

Following 40’s epic reveal of the emotionally-charged backstory surrounding “The Calm,” a track he still considers his favorite Drake song, it feels appropriate to highlight the So Far Gone classic on this Throwback Thursday. For those curious, the producer recently spoke to Kevin Durant about his experience making the song, which took place following a heated fight between Drizzy and his uncle. With tension running high, Drake proceeded to queue the beat and “body the record,” by 40’s own telling.

Upon revisiting “The Calm,” the emotion brimming beneath Drake’s voice is evident in the opening lines. “Dedicated to my mom and I swear my word is bond,” he raps, bringing his first verse to a close. “Everything will be okay and it won’t even take that long / you can see it in my face or even read it on my palm.” As the song continues, Drake reflects on his then-strained relationship with his father, sharing a few poignant bars about the complicated dynamic. “My dad called and got me feeling guilty and ashamed / like, how I had a Rolls and I went and got a Range,” reflects Drizzy. “And he paying for his cigarettes with dollars and some change.”

Drake – The Calm (prod. 40)


[Verse 1]
I’m just so far gone
October’s own
Please leave me alone
Drunk off champagne
Screamin’ in the phone
See my house is not a home
Fuck is going on?
Where did we go wrong?
Where do we belong?
Caught up in the game and it’s one I can’t postpone
Meanin’ if it rains, I’m the one it’s rainin’ on
When my diamond chain is on, still nothin’ set in stone
Women borrow sweaters that I spray with my cologne
And tell me don’t forget ’em and I promise that I won’t
Feelin’ so distant from everyone I’ve known
To make everybody happy I think I would need a clone
Places we get flown, parties that we’ve thrown
I’ve done more for this city than these rappers that have blown
It’s only been three years
Look at how I’ve grown
I’m just in my zone
I call this shit the calm
Yeah, but I’m the furthest thing from calm
Dedicated to my mom and I swear my word is bond
Everything will be okay and it won’t even take that long
You can see it in my face or even read it on my palm
Leader of the new school, it’s proven and it’s known
I’m sittin’ in a chair but in the future it’s a throne
I know you like to worry, it’ll be better if you don’t ’cause

You know everything gon’ be all right, I promise
I apologize to you know, put y’all in this position, vent to y’all but
40 Mama always say don’t ask permission
Just ask forgiveness you know so uh, forgive me, yeah, yeah

[Verse 2]
And life is so insane
Look what I became trying to make a name
All my first dates are interrupted by my fame
Because every picture taken is a fan that you can gain
They love it when you smile, unaware that it’s a strain
It’s a curse you gotta live with when you born to entertain
Women need attention, therefore, women will complain
Develop hatred for men and say that you’re the one to blame
Tryin’ to enjoy myself with Tez in Miami at the game
I just wish he knew how much it really weighed like Dwayne
It’s a weight that’s on my chest whoever spotting me is playing
So I’m lifting all alone trying not to get a sprain
Hoping Western Union doing currency exchange
‘Cause my dad called and got me feeling guilty and ashamed
Like, how I had a Rolls and I went and got a Range
And he paying for his cigarettes with dollars and some change
Damn, and I can only feel his pain
‘Cause in Memphis, Tennessee there’s only so much to attain
So I’m filling out the form at the counter once again
He say he love me, I just hope he doesn’t say that shit in vain
I’m why your girl heart is in a sling
Call me “Heartbreak Drake”, I’m the hardest one to tame
As a man, I’m just honest, as an artist I’m a king
With my own set of problems that be sitting on my brain
Yeah, and see, this is the thang
What they viewing as bragging is the way that I maintain
The shit I write while staring out the window of a plane
Is the single-handed reason I remain me, yeah

I said I call this shit the calm
But I’m the furthest thing from calm
Swear I’m putting on
But they always wanna ask what type of act you putting on, like

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