I forgot to call you on your birthday,
You swear you’re the last thing on my mind
There is nothing I can do to fix it
[all you ever asked me for was time]

When the lights don’t glow the same way that they used to,
& I finally get a moment to myself
I will realize you were everything I wanted
& you’ll tell me you’re in love with someone else

So can you do me favor
If I pull it together
Make it sooner than later
We won’t be here forever
& I realized I waited too long
But please don’t move on
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need no one else
Oh, you don’t need no one else

You just changed your hair & it looks perfect,
I wish I was the first to let you know
Every chance I get to make it better
I just find a way to let it go

When the lights don’t glow the same way that they used to,
& I finally get a moment to myself
I will realize you were everything I wanted
& you’ll tell me you’re in love with someone else

So can you do me favor
If I pull it together
Make it sooner than later
We won’t be here forever
& I realized I waited too long
But please don’t move on
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need no one else
Oh, you don’t need no one else

The girl or the world?
You see someone’s gotta lose
I thought I could have it all
Do I really gotta choose
What good is all the cash
If it doesn’t buy time
& what good is being famous
If I’m never on your mind

Nights fallin’
Lights glowin’
& I’m just tryin to pay the price on
& I don’t wanna feel the comfort from my ice showin
& I ain’t tryin to be without you at the right moments
Nigga nice goin
Is it worth it, that decision?
Cuz hearts breakin, I ain’t tryin to be in that collision
So I’m gonna dust my shirt,
And dust my pants
Cuz I better look good girl if this is my chance,
I swear

So can you do me favor
If I pull it together
Make it sooner than later
We won’t be here forever
& I realized I waited too long
But please don’t move on
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need no one else
Oh, you don’t need no one else


Lyrics submitted by breezy03

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    General Commentthis song is about realization of loss time with the person you love.
    its hard for him because he is clearly trying to make his mark financially [ the girl or the world ]

    but he has a hard time choosing, and realizes that none of it [ the hard work ] is worth it if you have no one to share it with [ whats good is being famous, if im never on your mind ]

    love drake. love love love love him.
    misz504on March 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwow im like the first comment .
    but this song really makes me think of this guy .
    like as if it were about me cuz he jus put it on his myspace .
    & i was always there for him but he treated mee real badd .
    & the funny thing is . . .
    is i jus dyed my hair last night & the song says "you just changed oyur hair & it looks perfect" .
    & thats when he added the song .
    idk this song has a lot of meaning .

    but i see some mistakes ::

    "I will realize you were everything I wanted" is suppose to be "i will realize you were everything im missin"

    and ::

    "And dust my pants" is suppose to be "and fix my pants" .

    :]
    therealestchikkon November 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentive been in a situation like this..
    ayrockon February 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:( reminds me of my man
    r3alon May 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutey love this song. I was so much in love with this guy and he was head over heels for me than without notice and everything was perfect he broke up with me and I started to date another guy and a few weeks later his friend comes up to me and says to listen to this song and I did. It was perfect because I just got my hair cut too! I got bangs and I cried to it. I dated the other guy for a little over a yer and he was physically and mentally abusive so I left him and am back with my other man that told me to listen to this song and I absolutely love it we were meant to be! " if you love something set it free, if it comes back it's yours to keep, if it doesn't than it was never yours at all" that's exactly what he did.
    Shannon21209on February 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWow!!
    I am officially in love with Drake!!

    This song totally sums up the situation i'm in with a guy...

    I feel soo much for him, but he claims he doesn't want commitment at the moment, because his last girlfriend cheated on him twice.
    And it breaks my heart soo much
    He said "One day i will want commitment, but girls are hard work"
    But i can't wait around forever...

    I want him to listen to it, maybe he'll see then :/

    Daiisyxoon March 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentits just a song of a guy being stupid... and not realizing what he has until its gone
    now she has a boyfriend and is trying to forget about him now hes complicating things.

    "When the lights don't glow the same way that they used to,
    & I finally get a moment to myself
    will realize you were everything I wanted
    & you'll tell me you're in love with someone else"

    the lights are not as bright and hes not blinded anymore
    he gets to sit down when the lights are off
    he waited too long and the girl has moved on
    he has hope that she still loves him.

    its a wonderful song im sure everyone has had a situation like this
    that can relate... it just reminds me -_-
    l0uiedisguccidaton March 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlright everyone, here is a guy's perspective.....

    College.

    Met a girl (Let's call her Macy) during the second week of 'math 1' class, we decided to study together. We would meet up each week and go through the course content. Week after week it was getting worse (for me anyways), Macy was becomming annoying as f*$^> (I guess we didn't 'click'). But I choose to maintain our agreement (and didn't want to hurt her feelings). Fast forward, now there was only 1 week left before exams Macy asked if her friend can join our study sessions, to which I agreed with.

    Macy brought her friend (let's call her 'Kelly'), she was pretty cool and made the session actually enjoyable. We all left agreeing to meet up hours before the exam date to do some last minute cramming.

    Exam date. We were all panicked and going through all the course material quickly (so there was little room for personal interaction), we did all the last minute example exams questions and proceeded to the exam (In the Gym 300+ people so we all sat separately according to last names).

    After the exam I met up with Macy and we discussed how hard it was etc. etc. (you know, the usual post-exam banter)

    Fast forward 3 weeks later, we find out our marks. I passed. Macy failed.

    There are two parts to this course however, 'math 1' and 'math 2' for example. So I proceeded with 'math 2', while Macy retook 'math 1'. During the first week of that semester I texted Macy asking for Kelly's number. After getting the digits I texted Kelly and explained to her who I was, (since we only met twice before), and asked her if she passed math 1 and if she was taking math 2.

    "Yea, I passed" she replied, I continued to ask if she wanted to study the course together, to which she agreed with.

    THE REST IS REAL LONG, I'M GONNA NEED SOME REPLIES OR ENCOURAGEMENT TO FINISH THE STORY.
    choose1on December 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti feel this.

    ive been too evasive for too long to this girl, but i know shes perfect for me..

    and i feel like i can actually trust this one but "every chance I get to make it better I just find a way to let it go.."

    && its not fair to her since shes such a sweetheart and she actually deserves it
    and i dont normally fall for that but i am and I kinda like it

    shit..

    i'm feelin you Felicia..

    good looks Drake lol




    JamzXIVon December 15, 2011   Link

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