Drake – God’s Plan (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)
Only Drake would release a two-song EP and would score a #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with one of the songs. The ‘Scary Hours’ EP released by Drake on January 19, 2018 contains two songs, namely-“God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.” From these two, “God’s Plan” is currently sitting at the #01 spot on Billboard Hot 100 chart with over 127,000 sales of the single in the first week of the release. So it is not wrong to call the song a ‘hot shot debut’ by Billboard staff.
“God’s Plan” was initially teased on his Instagram and was planned to feature Trippie Red. However, on the released single Drake is all alone and that intensifies the effect.
Listen to “God’s Plan” by Drake
“God’s Plan” is about Drake’s life-the story so far in the music industry-which he acclaims to be the god’s plan. He says he has a lot of haters and people who would love to see him go down. But thanks to the Almighty, he has been able to withstand all the negative influences.
The song gets a boost from a repetitive chant of “they wish” by Drake. The artist is referring to the fact that a lot of industry rivals have been born throughout his music career who would love to see an end of his era. But their wishes have been mere wishes so far.
Drake has been known to have several conflicts with Chris Brown, Meek Mill, Joe Budden and at one point with Eminem as well. However, at a later date Drake brought Eminem on his stage and put an end to all the rumors of a beef happening.
Drake says he has been minding his own music when all of these personal attacks began out of jealousy. He still tries to stay away from all of these nuisances but sometimes he is forced into it. His enemies want him dead and that is no secret. But Drake doesn’t want to be dead for the other artists to mourn over him. And he wishes some people whom he associate outlive him to tell his story. His perspective on this violence was different-maybe a resolving kind.
In the chorus of “God’s Plan,” Drake says it has been God’s doing so far.
Drake brings up Weston Road-a place in Toronto, Canada where he grew up. And he says he was finessed there. ‘Finesse’ as learnt from Bruno Mars, is about being perfect at something. Drake is very few of the worldwide artists produced from Canada.
Drake again says that if he dies he will be titled ‘immortal.’ It is not uncommon for artist to be held in more might when they pass away than when they were alive. Michael Jackson’s records sold a record-breaking number shortly after his passing away. Had this happened a month before, it would have saved him from an untimely death.
“God’s Plan” says Drake has so many enemies and their only wish is to wipe Drake off of the map. But he says God has different plans, and hence these haters’ wishes are not coming true anytime soon.
She say, “Do you love me?” I tell her, “Only partly”
I only love my bed and my momma, I’m sorry
If not for anything, “God’s Plan” speaks some heartfelt truth here. No matter the consequences, we do love our parents and our bed. You could be having the company of the most gorgeous model in the world-but your mom’s comforting touch is all the healing you need sometimes. You could be sleeping at the most luxurious hotel in the world-but that shaggy bed at home always feels heavenly.
Drake spits out this truth and apologizes from all other parties who have been excluded here-which includes his lovers, friends and fans as well.
Fifty is a reference to his friend and rapper Fif who was gunned down in Toronto in 2017. Drake has his face tattooed on his forearm.
Drake also gives a shout out to his musical partners Noah “40” Shebib and Oliver North from Toronto and he says without them he would be nowhere. It is good to see gratitude still being valued. Noah has contributed in lyrics and production to “God’s Plan” as well.
This concludes our review of “God’s Plan” by Drake. This song is a slow-beat and influential song that speaks out from the heart. The song has become more personal as Drake is the only vocalist on the track.
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