Drake came to the rescue of all our quarantined souls with a surprise mixtape ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ on May 1, 2020. The album is a juncture between his 2018 album ‘Scorpion’ and his upcoming sixth studio album. On the seventh track “Time Flies,” Drake touches a familiar topic of his relationships.
‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ album contains some previously released hits such as “When To Say when,” “Chicago Freestyle” and “Toosie Slide,” all within a few months in 2020. The album also suffered leaks with two of its tracks “From Florida with Love” and “Deep Pockets” in April 2020.
On “Time Flies,” Drake addresses an age-old issue of his failures at relationships. It’s not even that he does not try at it. But something eventually and undoubdtedly messes it all up. It is as if he is destined to be alone all his life.
Listen to “Time Flies” by Drake
Drake kicks off the hook of the song by namedropping two luxury vehicles–Mercedes AMG and Audi TT. This may be a nod at the life he has gained by giving up the life he misses in this song.
On the first verse, Drake reveals his dating methods–online! “Finsta” stands for ‘fake Instagram” where people create fake profiles to bait others. Usually these fake accounts are of gorgeous girls. More than the authenticity of the profile itself, Drake may be concerned about the authenticity of the actual girl running the profile. It could also be a nudge towards how overly extravagant everything, including people and their looks, are on Instagram!
Drake thinks to himself that she could be the one. But his past lessons remind him that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. So he has trust issues. Hence, he would rather see his heart turn into a beatless rock so that he can bear this pain and loneliness. This is cruel!
In the second verse, Drake turns into a confessional mode and apologize an ex-lover. Drake admits that he changed in this relationship for the worse and drove her away. There were many sacrifices on his part too. But sometimes your ‘best’ is not enough and that’s when you know it’s not meant to be.
“Right now I would rather see my heart turn to chrome”
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