"Forever" as written by Matthew Samuels, Dwayne Carter, Marshall Mathers, Kanye West and Aubrey Graham....
It may not mean nothing to y'all,
But understand nothing was done for me,
So I don't plan on stopping at all,
I want this shit forever mayne, ever mayne, ever mayne,
I'm shutting shit down at the mall,
And telling every girl she the one for me,
And I ain't even planning to call,
I want this shit forever mayne, ever mayne, ever mayne,

Last name ever,
First name greatest,
Like a sprained ankle boy ain't nothing to play with,
It started off local but thanks to all the haters,
I know G4 pilots on a first name basis,
In your city faded off the brown, Nino,
She insists she got more class, we know!
Swimming in the money come and find me, Nemo,
If I was at the club you know I balled, chemo,
Dropped the mixtape that shit sounded like an album
Who'd have thought a country wide tour would be the outcome
Labels want my name beside the X like Malcolm
Everybody got a deal, I did it without one,
Yeah nigga I'm about my business,
Killing all these rappers you would swear I had a hit list,
Everyone who doubted me is asking for forgiveness,
If you ain't been a part of it at least you got to witness,
Bitches,

It may not mean nothing to y'all,
But understand nothing was done for me,
So I don't plan on stopping at all,
I want this shit forever mayne, ever mayne, ever mayne,
I'm shutting shit down at the mall,
And telling every girl she the one for me,
And I ain't even planning to call,
I want this shit forever mayne, ever mayne, ever mayne,

Forever ever Mr. West is in da building
Ain't no question who about to kill 'em
I used to have hood dreams,
Big fame, big chains,
I stuck my dick inside this life until that bitch came,
I went hard all fall like the ball teams,
Just so I can make it rain all spring,
Y'all seen my story my glory,
I had raped the game young,
You can call it statutory,
When a nigga blow up they can build statures of me
Old money Benjamin Button, what, nothin',
Now superbad chicks giving me McLovin,
You would think I ran the world like Michelle's husband,
You would think these niggas would know me when they really doesn't
Like they was down with the old me no you fucking wasn't,
You're such a fucking loser,
He didn't even go to class Bueller,
Trade the Grammy plaques just to have my granny back,
Remember she had that bad hip like a fanny pack,
Chasing that stardom would turn you into a maniac,
All the way in Hollywood and I can't even act,
They pull their cameras out and God damn they snap,
I used to want this thing forever y'all can have it back,

It may not mean nothing to y'all,
But understand nothing was done for me,
So I don't plan on stopping at all,
I want this shit forever mayne, ever mayne, ever mayne,
I'm shutting shit down at the mall,
And telling every girl she the one for me,
And I ain't even planning to call,
I want this shit forever mayne, ever mayne, ever mayne,

OK, hello it's the martian, Space Jam Jordan's,
I want this shit forever wake up and smell the Garden,
Fresher than the harvest
Step up to the target,
If I had one guess than I guess I'm just New Orleans,
And I will never stop like I'm running from the cops,
Hopped up in my car and told my chauffeur to the top,
Life is such a fucking roller coaster then it drops,
But what should I scream for this is my theme park,
My minds shine even when my thoughts seem dark,
Pistol on my side you don't wanna hear that thing talk,
Let the king talk check the price and pay attention,
Lil Wayne that's what they got to say or mention,
I'm like Nevada in the middle of the summer,
I'm resting in the lead I need a pillow and a cover,
Shh, my foot's sleeping on the gas,
No brake pads no such thing as last,

It may not mean nothing to y'all,
But understand nothing was done for me,
So I don't plan on stopping at all,
I want this shit forever mayne, ever mayne, ever mayne,
I'm shutting shit down at the mall,
And telling every girl she the one for me,
And I ain't even planning to call,
I want this shit forever mayne, ever mayne, ever mayne,

There they go, packing stadiums,
As Shady spits his flow,
Nuts they go, macadamian they go so ballistic wow,
We can make them look like bozos,
He's wondering if he should spit this slow,
Fuck no go for broke,
His cup just runneth over oh no
He ain't had a buzz like this since the last time he overdosed,
They've been waiting patiently for Pinocchio to poke his nose,
Back into the game and they know,
Rap will never be the same as before,
Bashing in the brains of these hoes,
And establishing a name as he goes,
The passion and the flame is ignited,
You can't put it out once we light it,
This shit is exactly what the fuck I'm talking about when we riot,
You dealin' with a few true villains
Whose staying inside of the booth truth spillin',
And spit true feelings,
Til our tooth fillings come flying up out of our mouths, now rewind it
Payback muthafucka for the way you got at me so hows it taste?
When I slap the taste out your mouth
With the bass so loud that it shakes the place,
I'm Hannibal Lecter so just in case you're thinking of saving face,
You ain't gonna have no face to save
By the time I'm through with this place, so Drake.

It may not mean nothing to y'all,
But understand nothing was done for me,
So I don't plan on stopping at all,
I want this shit forever mayne, ever mayne, ever mayne,
I'm shutting shit down at the mall,
And telling every girl she the one for me,
And I ain't even planning to call,
I want this shit forever mayne, ever mayne, ever mayne,


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"Forever" as written by Matthew Samuels Dwayne Carter

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  • +11
    General Commenteminem owns this track.
    Saints47on August 28, 2009   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationIt may not mean nothing to yall
    But understand nothing was done for me
    So I dont plan on stopping at all
    I want this shit forever man, ever man, ever man
    Im shutting shit down at the mall
    And telling every girl she the one for me
    And I aint even planning to call
    I want this shit forever man, ever man, ever man, ever man

    On a personal level, i kind of like the chorus. It's very motivating and uplifting. It reinforces ones relentless drive to be successful, despite never really getting any breaks. Carrying one's own weight, and having their painstaking work speak for itself. While i must say - Drake is still developing as an artist; but being on this track with three multi-platinum artists is no small feat. It is recognition and acknowledgment by the industries great - That Drake is here to stick around.


    [Drake]
    Last name ever
    First name greatest
    Like a sprained ankle boy I aint nothing to play with
    Started off local but thanks to all the haters
    I know G4 pilots on a first name basis
    In your city faded off the brown, Nino
    She insists she got more class, we know
    Swimming in the money come and find me, Nemo
    If I was at the club you know I ball, chemo
    Drop the mixtape that shit sounded like a album
    Who'da thought a country wide tour'd be the outcome
    Labels want my name beside the X like Malcolm
    Everybody got a deal, I did it without one
    Yeah nigga Im about my business
    Killing all these rappers you would swear I had a hit list
    Everyone who doubted me is asking for forgiveness
    If you aint been a part of it at least you got to witness
    Bitches

    faded of the brown, refers to Heroin use...but this verse is very unique in the sense that Drake is doing a lot lyrically. He uses "brown" to refer to a drug, but then, follows up with Nino. Mimicking his early construction of of "last name ever" "first name greatest". He does the same, with "brown, Nino". [Nino Brown (Played by Wesley Snipes) is the main character in the film New Jack City. Nino is the head of the Cash Money Brothers or (CMB) which is a crack dealing network based in Harlem. - Urban dictionary]

    "Swimming in the money come and find me, Nemo" -- I feel this verse sets up Kayne's stanza.

    The next few verses by Drake, are about his success, and how he has risen from mixtapes, and not taking other peoples deconstructive criticism seriously.

    Now Drake's stanza, starts to diminish on content and value as soon as he starts narrating his success. Lyrically, this "success theme" is so cliche that it is beyond pastiche (blank parody [imitation]).This is very atypical of hip-hop/rap artists. I personally don't give two turds of reason, to hear about how an artist has came into the scene. I don't want to hear it in my music, i can look it up on wikipedia. Yet, i don't condone the chorus, because its secular enough to be uplifting rather than cliched narration.

    Also, the way Drake says "bitches" (at the end), sounds off rhythm. He shouldn't have enunciated as slow a two syllable word, but rather more nonchalantly.


    Chorus]

    [Kanye West]
    I used to have hood dreams
    Big fame, big chains
    I stuck my dick inside this life until that bitch came
    I went hard all fall like the ball teams
    Just so I can make it rain all spring
    Yall seen my story my glory
    I had raped the game young
    You can call it statutory
    When a nigga blow up they gon build statures of me
    Old money Benjamin Button, whaat, nuttin
    Now superbad chicks giving me McLovin
    You would think I ran the world like Michelles husband
    You would think these niggas would know me when they really doesnt
    Like they was down with the old me no you fucking wasnt
    Youre such a fucking loser
    He didnt even go to class Bueller
    Trade the Grammy plaques just to have my granny back
    Remember she had that bad hip like a fanny pack
    Chasing the stardom will turn you into a maniac
    All the way in Hollywood and I cant even act
    They pull their cameras out and God damn they snap
    I used to want this thing forever yall can have it back

    He personifies, life as intercourse with a woman, that he constantly is "fulfilling".


    West, tends to exploit excessive metaphors and similes, creating very visual verses that have very gruesome and jarring connotations. aka "statutory rape"

    He makes a cinematic pop cultural reference the film "superbad" - Contextually, this very primitive verse detracts from Kayne's grandeur (not that he has much). Hearing this line, just brings the emphatic value of his stanza down significantly. I feel though, people that are easy to amuse, and unable to differentiate good music, from "epic" music, will easily be amused and relish in being able to recognize the reference. Trust me - It's "superbad".

    "You would think I ran the world like Michelles husband
    You would think these niggas would know me when they really doesnt"

    He makes a reference to President Obama, via "Michelle's Husband". The following few line subtly diss the president, and all the critic's and "haters". Repetitively, emphasizing that they don't "know him". ---- WHATEVER the fu*k is that suppose to mean? I don't think Kayne even knows himself, yet alone do i want hear about him "humbling his ways". Hasn't he been trying to be humble, ever since he made it onto the scene? Kayne just needs to find a bitch (maybe a wife) that will put him in his place. haha.

    "Trade the Grammy plaques just to have my granny back." You probably didn't feel that way, when you were trying to get one. And what's the significance of trading a plaque for someones life back. It's just a weak verse. Materialistic does not equate humanistic. I know that Kayne is trying to say that he'd trade his success and fame, for his grandmother back; but i don't buy it, it's just weak.

    Initially Kayne sounds "normal" however as the stanza progresses, his voice, tone, and attitude becomes disgruntled and raspy. It's like he's in bitter agony, almost being "emo".

    If Kayne doesn't f*ck up for one year; i'd give him my granmy.


    [Chorus]


    [Lil Wayne]
    Ok, hello it's da Martian
    Space jam Jordans
    I want this shit forever wake up and smell the garden
    Fresher than the harvest
    Step up to the target
    If I had one guess than I guess Im just New Orleans
    And I will never stop like Im running from the cops
    Hop up in my car and told my chauffeur to the top
    Life is such a fucking roller coaster then it drops
    But what should I scream for this is my theme park
    My minds shine even when my thoughts seem dark
    Pistol on my side you dont wanna hear that thing talk
    Let the king talk check the price and pay attention
    Lil Wayne thats what they got to say or mention
    Im like Nevada in the middle of the summer
    Im resting in the lead I need a pillow and a cover
    Shhh, my foots sleeping on the gas
    No brake pads, no such thing as last

    Lil wayne, talking about Martians, will not get you abducted.

    (More to come)


    [Chorus]

    [Eminem]
    There they go, back in stadiums as Shady spits his flow
    Nuts they go, macadamian they go so ballistic, whoa
    We can make them look like Bozos
    He's wondering if he should spit this slow
    Fuck no! Go for broke
    His cup just runneth over, oh no
    He aint had a real buzz like this since the last time that he overdosed
    Theyve been waiting patiently for Pinocchio to poke his nose
    Back into the game and they know
    Rap will never be the same as before
    Bashing in the brains of these hoes
    And establishing a name as he goes
    The passion and the flame is ignited
    You cant put it out once we light it
    This shit is exactly what the fuck that Im talking about when we riot
    You dealin with a few true villains
    Whose stand inside of the booth truth spillin
    And spit true feelings, until our tooth fillings come flying up out of our mouths
    Now rewind it!
    Payback muthafucka for the way that you got at me hows it taste?
    When I slap the taste out your mouth with the bass so loud that it shakes the place
    Im Hannibal Lecter so just in case youre thinking of saving face
    You aint gonna have no face to save by the time I'm through with this place
    So Drake

    I don't even know where to begin. Eminem, makes a Koenigsegg look like a joke.

    [Chorus]
    schoolboy86on October 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenteminem kills this one!! xD
    best one on the track:)

    them others are meh.. lol

    eminem rocks<33
    stace143on November 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that the point of this song is that Drake is new to the "game" (rapping) so he;s going to take full advantage of it while the other guys are more experienced and they know it's not all fun and games so they are trying to tell Drake that it's not everything everyone says it is but he doesn't want to listen because no one's done anything to him yet so why does he care. Love the song and this is just what I think is the meaning. I have to agree with many in that Eminem was amazing but I think everyone else was amazing too I have to say I'm biased I loved Lil' Wayne.
    CharStar654on February 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou may find this far fetched if you don't listen closely, but I honestly think that is the sickest verse Eminem has ever done. Maybe not the favorite, surely not the most popular, but my spine tingles every time I listen to it. Try keeping up with him, it's simply mind blowing...
    machinandiarenaon March 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionPeople are too biased towards eminem because he's the biggest star? I mean, of course he's brilliant but he doesn't "kill" kanye and Wayne, they are fantastic and hold their own up. This song has the three rappers that saved rap, the best ones around atm in fact. Thank GOD eminem is back!!! And lil'Wayne's gonna be outta prison soon!!!
    soso69on August 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove this song eminem owns it
    evaDcon May 26, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAll the rappers are telling us how stardom has changed them and their lives, Drake starts of by saying how hard he has worked to make his dream a realalty. He says how his life is different and how he is enjoying it. Kayne then takes the next verse by saying how he has lost contact will all his old friends and rarely gets to see his granny...he pretty much says how he wants his old life back and wish he never became famous. Lil wayne is on the same lines as drake. He likes his new life and makes a heap of medafore... his verse in the song is not the best..however it is okay. Eminem as usual delivered a great rap...he was saying that the other rappers and nothing compared to him...he is the 'REAL DEAL'. this song is about to be certain about what to want in life and to becareful what you wish for
    evaDcon June 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIt's "If I was at the club you know i'm bald, Chemo"
    It refers to chemotherapy.
    ipoderon December 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know, I think it's ridiculous that everyone always talks crap about Drake on HIS single, Forever. Sure, Eminem's part was badass, but he also chose, along with two other very successful artists, to be featured on DRAKE's single, so evidently they think he's pretty awesome. And I think the song is great because each individual part made it great.. I don't think they were trying to upstage each other.. it all went together to create an awesome single and video. But that's just my opinion (=
    shortstuff4287on December 31, 2009   Link

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