Logic – Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)
“Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” is the title track of the sixth studio album by Logic. The song was first teased on Logic’s Twitter profile with the caption “I wrote this one in Blood” and was released on March 22, 2019.
The song tackles some very personal issues of Logic such as insecurity, anxiety, depression and feeling compared to other artists in the industry taking a toll on his sanity. Hence, his caption “I wrote this one in Blood” makes sense as this track is about his inner feelings.
‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ album had its first single revealed in January 2019, titled “Keanu Reeves.”
The new single was also released with a dramatic music video of Logic performing in a darkened room. The highlight of the video is the massive rip wound on his neck and how it starts gushing out blood throughout the video, drenching his clothes. Logic seems aware of the massive wound but continues to perform the song uninterrupted. This is symbolic that Logic is pouring out himself in these lyrics of the song.
Watch “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” music video by Logic below.
In the first verse of “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” single, Logic talks about the insecurities he has been dealing with. The rapper says that he can’t get better despite critic’s constant claims that he could do better. The rapper says he can’t earn more. May be he has maxed his level of fame for the amount of ‘cheddar’ he earns. “Cheddar” is slang for money.
Coretta is the wife of late Marin Luther King jr. Logic plays on the word ‘king’ here. Logic says that he is often scared about the claims of the masses that he is ‘sinking’ and ‘falling’ in his musical abilities. This has been one of the main claims against Eminem as well.
However, Logic bounces back to his senses saying that he is taking over the world, coming from the streets dodging bullets every day and night; “I know I’m the man.”
Next, Logic confesses that he deals with insecurity on a daily basis. And he claims that its nothing unique to him. Everyone deals with these stomping feelings of insecurity, impurity, obscurity, anxiety and he prays that everyone achieves ‘maturity.’
In the last lines of the first verse, Logic reference the popular commercials of Verizon and Sprint mobile networks done using the popular actor Paul Marcarelli. After almost a decade of running as the face of a Verizon mobile commercial, the actor was hunted by Sprint and used for their campaign. The popular tagline from the Verizon ad-campaign in “can you hear me now?”
In the chorus of “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” Logic gets onto a melody to sing about how he is unfazed by the public comments now. Much like Novocaine medicine numbs muscles before an operation, he has numbed his senses on the brain to ignore the hate and negativity.
On the second verse of “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” Logic talks about how fame and fortune only brought him depression and pain. He used to think that “bliss” was having big hits under his name. But soon he realized that big hits come with big spotlights that shredded him apart.
Logic talks about feeling like he is under a magnifying glass, where everyone just tries to dig some dirty about his life or from his past. And everybody seems to be a critic these days, commenting about his music, and labeling them. But they forget to factor in that the song came from a more personal place of the rapper and the criticism impacts just as more to the artist.
Logic goes harsh at social media saying that it has no place in telling him what he should or should not be. In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, Lady Gaga called social media the “toilet of the Internet.”
The song also alludes to some famous deaths of artists caused by drug overdose. Logic says that these overdoses were most likely influenced by public negativity towards the artists. Most recent examples are Mac Miller and Lil Peep.
Logic also goes on to share some criticism he has to deal on a daily basis. He often gets compared to and beaten to “Kenny” AKA Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and “Drizzy” AKA Drake. On top of this, he has to listen to pointless comments such as “you’re losing your hair” or “you’re old.”
Towards the last part of “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” Logic spreads some very positive messages to all of us—even the artists. He asks us to follow our dreams no matter what the masses comment. You need to be a good man and mind your own business, help people when needed and spread this good word to others as well. You need not worry about maintaining your millions of fans. There are more good people than bad. So they will flock around you. Set your ego aside, the world does not need more prude people.
“Love yourself first and then spread positivity” would be a sound takeaway message from this impressive track by Logic.
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Full Lyrics to “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” by Logic