"Houstatlantavegas" as written by Aubrey Graham and Noah Shebib....
Hey there, pretty girl, you know exactly what you got, and I don't blame you at all..
You can't resist it..
Especially when the lights so bright, and the money so right, and its comin in every single night
She don't wanna leave, she just stuck in..

Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlanta..she just stuck in
Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas
And she dance..to this song..and she dance to this song..and it go:
"Hey now now watch her go down"

She doesn't ever worry, if she wants it she'll get it on her own
She knows there's more to life, and she's scared of ending up alone
Throw your ones up in the air, throw your ones up in the air for her
Throw your ones up in the air, 'cause the ones you throw will get her out of:

Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlanta..she just stuck in
Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas
And she dance..to this song..and she dance to this song..and it go:
"Hey now now watch her go down"

We all got dreams and we all start reaching, all start peaking, all-star weekend..
One hotel room and all ya'll sleeping, housekeeping knock to see if all ya'll decent
Young girls envy the life ya'll leading, never satisfied with a nice calm evening
You be at the games looking right all season, but you always with me on the night ya'll leaving
Low, low, I always request you
You go get ****** up and we just show up at your rescue
Carry you inside get you some water and undress you
I give you my all, and the next morning you'll forget:
Who, or Why, or How, or When
Tonight is probably'about to happen all over again
'cause she live in a mindset that I could never move to
Until you find yourself, its impossible to lose you
Uh..because I never had you...
Although I would be glad to..
I probably go and tattoo..your name on my heart,
I swear
I start,
To think,
That I'm going crazy

Throw your ones up in the air, throw your ones up in the air for her
Throw your ones up in the air, 'cause the ones you throw will get her out of:

Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlanta..she just stuck in
Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas, Houstatlantavegas
And she dance..to this song..and she dance to this song..and it go:
"Hey now now watch her go down"


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"Houstatlantavegas" as written by Noah Shebib Aubrey Graham

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song seems to be discussing the life of an exotic dancer or a stripper, who can't seem to leave the life of stripping because the money is good and constant (comin in every single night)and she enjoys the attention of the lights and excitement. Houston, Atlanta and Vegas are states that are known for their crazy night life and strip clubs and bars. And this girl is stuck in Houstatlantavegas (all the places of crazy life) Throw your ones up in the air refers to singles, I'm sure. Drake's rap seems to suggest that the girl is not satisfied with this lifestyle completely (we all had dreams)and she gets all f**ked up and he loves her, but she is pushing him away with her behavior. He always rescues her but she needs to save herself. She is beautiful and he wants to be with her but she lives in a mindset that he can never move to.
    KVCon April 09, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is amazingly deep. Clearly is describes the addictive lifestyle of an exotic dancer and how difficult it is for one to walk away from it all.
    Neverlookingdownon August 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think i differ with you just a lil bit KVC. It seems she likes her life, and he thinks she's better than that. She has her money and her dancing and no love and he thinks she is trying not to be lonely. She likes him too because when she gets too far gone with drugs\alcohol she calls on him and he runs to her rescue but when the morning comes she can't remember who saved her from herself and he remains silent cause it would be best. (As someone on her side of the industry... we meet 100's of men wanting to take us out of the business) She might even realize that he wants to save her but to become dependent on him would be bad.

    So he's almost giving up on the fight by just allowing her to live her life and then join in with all the other men who throw their ones up in the air for her in hopes that in the end it'll get her out of Houstalantavegas.

    I love how he combined the names of big cities cause it makes the song seem like its about any guy in love with a girl he can't have in this business, and it could be about any stripper in the US who is chasing money.
    punknglamon November 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationi see both views but i also wanted to touch apon this part of the song...



    "Carry you inside get you some water and undress you
    I give you my all, and the next morning you'll forget:
    Who, or Why, or How, or When"

    I believe he is emplying that he shows up to take care of her
    she obviously made a drunk call... (assumption made by her getting "****ed up")
    he'll carry her inside and help her... undress her and give her his all meaning
    sex... and her being so "****ed up" she'll forget who came to "help"



    "Tonight is probably'about to happen all over again
    Cuz she live in a mindset that I could never move to
    Until you find yourself, its impossible to lose you
    Uh..because I never had you...
    Although I would be glad to..
    I probably go and tattoo..your name on my heart,"


    he is saying it will probably happen to her with someone else
    not allowing himself to become attached to her, because
    the "1's in the air will get her out of houstin atlanta vagas"
    this being the mindset that he could not live with... why he can not
    become attached. I believe he is saying that because she can allow herself
    to live in this mind set. she does not know who she is,
    "Until you find yourself, its impossible to lose you (a saying comes to mind
    "you can not love someone if they do not love themseves")
    hes saying if things were
    different he would allow himself to love and become attached..
    l0uiedisguccidaton March 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea some one needs to slap gurl2021...and if 2021 refers to your graduation year that explains it all..
    kt
    Chant16on October 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow he says houstatlantavegas is hilarious lmaooo.but loove this song a lot<3 drakee is amazing .but will never top weeezy .
    billy talent is godon December 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning"And she dance..to this song..and she dance to this song..and it go: 'Hey now, now watch her go down.'"

    It's almost as if it also means watch her life go down.. fall apart.
    maraxRIOTon February 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Cause she live in a mindset that I could never move to
    Until you find yourself, its impossible to lose you"

    agggggh
    thats deep. real deep.
    Juic33yfruiton June 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes this song is reflecting on an exotic dancer..come to think about it drake has alot of songs about strippers he must have a real thing for them -__-
    Musicsoothsthesoulon October 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah idk why you would write a song about a stripper though.. sad what insecurity can do to people
    JamzXIVon August 04, 2011   Link

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