Yawns) shit.... man ... dream on... dream on...man

verse 1: These voices they tell me go, but why should i ever go, man im so comfortable here, why should i head to a place where people live in fear stand off is still really hear something they can really feel but see ill never get why the earth is a puzzle that ill never fit, im not of their world, so why should i leave my sanctuary man, the whole thought of that is scary, how do i know that the kind will truly hear me out, will they understand im flying from a different route, pose as a human being, mother moon tells me that people need my help, i guess these are the cards she threw out and dealt, she said i gotta do it alone, she said i gotta do it alone.....i guess i gotta go

(Hook):you got to do it Alone man
you go to do it alone,
you got to do it alone man,
go on your own
its bigger then you man
its bigger then you
its bigeer then you man

Verse 2: she said to pack my bags dawg, and never look back, this is something that i have to do, a hero to save the world, a hero with no girl or no family, just sacrafice and some friends, and struggle is the enemy, but weed is the remedy, and if you get lonely boy you can just roll up a dutch and, keep your head high, wanna see home look at the sky, remember your not strange but you are not the same mane

you got to do it Alone man
you go to do it alone,
you got to do it alone man,
go on your own
its bigger then you man
its bigger then you
its bigeer then you man


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  • +4
    General CommentIt's about people being different. Kid cudi's music reaches out to a people like him, like myself. The song isn't complex by any means, just deep. It's takes motivation just to get up out of bed and head into a world of people that don't understand us. Into a world we don't fit.
    Aman89on December 08, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is one of those songs that are open to multiple meanings. However, I believe the strongest message is how drugs affect his musical career. Cudi also targets how he relies on them, without being reliant or addicted. he just feels he is making a difference in the music industry, and marijuana helps him make that difference. This is absolutely true, as any Kid Cudi fan would know. Here are some examples:

    "These voices they tell me go, but why should I ever go? Man I'm so comfortable here. Why should I head to a place where people live in fear?" - This shows that he feels more comfortable in his "high state". It shows that when he smokes he feels he is in a better place to make his music, and he's fearful of that when not under the influence. The place he is speaking of is not a literal area, but more the feeling he receives from the drugs.

    "The earth is a puzzle that I'll never fit" - Clearly, he feels isolated, either uniquely or not, from the world. He feels different, and later he asks, "Why should I leave my sanctuary?" sanctuary meaning state of mind.

    "How do I know that their kind will truly hear me out? Will they understand I'm flying from a different route?" - Cudi second guesses himself and wonders if everyone else will be able to connect with his music the way he can, simply because not everyone smokes weed like him. When he refers to "their kind", he refers to sober people.

    "Sacrifice is a friend, and struggle is the enemy. But weed is the remedy." - Simply, Kid Cudi takes pride in the sacrifices he made to get where he is. The second part of this line explains how struggle should not be necessary in music, and when he's sober, there is some. "Weed is the remedy" Means that when he smokes marijuana, no struggle is present for him, and he can make his music with a free, creative mind, showing that soberness shackles him.

    "Remember you're not strange, but you are not the same man." - Weed's high makes people different not physically, but mentally. Physically, he's the same, but mentally, he's not.

    That's the most in depth I can get right now. I hope this helped.
    nicclowon July 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIt's about being out of the ordinary. He makes references to being kind of like an alien and not even human, so I think it can also be interpreted as being on another planet, that is to say high out of his mind.
    Drakenkorinon August 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe song isn't about being different neither is it solely about the music industry. he is talking about how everyone has a purpose in life. we are all born with a dream, which is our destination in life. (dream on.. these voices tell me go) he feels that he is being called to do something to help the world. his views need to be heard by society but he doesnt know if they will accept him (ill never get why the earth is a puzzle that ill never fit, im not every world, so why should i leave my sanctuary man, the whole thought of that is scary, how do i know that the kind will truly hear me out, will they understand im flying from a different route) he wants to help but helping the whole world is a frustrating task when no one is willing to listen. still, he feels that it needs to be done (pose as a human being, mother moon tells me that people need my help, i guess these are the cards she threw out and dealt, she said i gotta do it alone, she said i gotta do it alone.....i guess i gotta go) he realizes that no one else is up to the task so he needs to step up to the task, sacrificing everything else. such as starting a family and leaving everything important to him (she said to pack my bags dawg, and never look back, this is something that i have to do, a hero to save the world, a hero with no girl or no family, just sacrafice and some friends) he feels that he is weird because of the way he thinks but accepts that he just isnt the same as everyone else.(remember your not strange but you are not the same mane) he is not being conceited by saying he is the one to change the world he is simply stating that no one else is willing to. (you gotta do it alone man) he himself is not going to be the significant change in the world, but what he will do will be the change.(its bigger then you man) "it" is referring to his dream in the beginning of the song
    lilwil189on October 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about being different
    sigarilloon January 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInstead of,
    "im not every world"

    it's,
    "I'm not of their world"
    rach3lbbyon January 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn this song kid cudi uses a literary device called allegory. Basically he is comparing the music industry to the moon and in this song cudi and the moon (music industry) are having a conversation. In the verses kid cudi is speaking to the moon. and the chorus the moon is responding.
    JakeHighon June 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first verse kid cudi is explaining how he feels about his music and how others respond to it.
    "these voices they tell me go"
    "but why should I ever go"
    because cudis sound is so unique and different most people do no understand. And people fear what they do not understand.
    "man I'm so comfortable here"
    "why should I head to a place where people live in fear"
    he is comfortable because he is just being himself. And he asks mother moon (the music industry) why should I head to a place where I am afraid to be myself. He is talking of artists that have no voice literally slaves to the industry and only worried about if people like their music. They live in fear of expressing who the really are because they are afraid people will not accept them. The rest of verse is pretty self explanatory
    "mother moon tells me that people need my help"
    the music industry is calling out to kid cudi because he is not afraid to express himself and be real.
    Now that kid cudi told the moon how he feels the moon responds
    "you got to do it alone man, you got to do it alone"
    the song is about kid cudi but he uses it to show others that in life you have to express who you are and not be afraid of what others think because if you do you will never please everyone and be in constant fear of rejection. Cudi expresses his dream to one day help mother moon with his music and inspire other artists to help the music industry making it more creative and unique.
    JakeHighon June 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of those songs that are open to multiple meanings. However, I believe the strongest message is how drugs affect his musical career. Cudi also targets how he relies on them, without being reliant or addicted. he just feels he is making a difference in the music industry, and marijuana helps him make that difference. This is absolutely true, as any Kid Cudi fan would know. Here are some examples:

    "These voices they tell me go, but why should I ever go? Man I'm so comfortable here. Why should I head to a place where people live in fear?" - This shows that he feels more comfortable in his "high state". It shows that when he smokes he feels he is in a better place to make his music, and he's fearful of that when not under the influence. The place he is speaking of is not a literal area, but more the feeling he receives from the drugs.

    "The earth is a puzzle that I'll never fit" - Clearly, he feels isolated, either uniquely or not, from the world. He feels different, and later he asks, "Why should I leave my sanctuary?" sanctuary meaning state of mind.

    "How do I know that their kind will truly hear me out? Will they understand I'm flying from a different route?" - Cudi second guesses himself and wonders if everyone else will be able to connect with his music the way he can, simply because not everyone smokes weed like him. When he refers to "their kind", he refers to sober people.

    "Sacrifice is a friend, and struggle is the enemy. But weed is the remedy." - Simply, Kid Cudi takes pride in the sacrifices he made to get where he is. The second part of this line explains how struggle should not be necessary in music, and when he's sober, there is some. "Weed is the remedy" Means that when he smokes marijuana, no struggle is present for him, and he can make his music with a free, creative mind, showing that soberness shackles him.

    "Remember you're not strange, but you are not the same man." - Weed's high makes people different not physically, but mentally. Physically, he's the same, but mentally, he's not.

    That's the most in depth I can get right now. I hope this helped.
    nicclowon July 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of those songs that are open to multiple meanings. However, I believe the strongest message is how drugs affect his musical career. Cudi also targets how he relies on them, without being reliant or addicted. he just feels he is making a difference in the music industry, and marijuana helps him make that difference. This is absolutely true, as any Kid Cudi fan would know. Here are some examples:

    "These voices they tell me go, but why should I ever go? Man I'm so comfortable here. Why should I head to a place where people live in fear?" - This shows that he feels more comfortable in his "high state". It shows that when he smokes he feels he is in a better place to make his music, and he's fearful of that when not under the influence. The place he is speaking of is not a literal area, but more the feeling he receives from the drugs.

    "The earth is a puzzle that I'll never fit" - Clearly, he feels isolated, either uniquely or not, from the world. He feels different, and later he asks, "Why should I leave my sanctuary?" sanctuary meaning state of mind.

    "How do I know that their kind will truly hear me out? Will they understand I'm flying from a different route?" - Cudi second guesses himself and wonders if everyone else will be able to connect with his music the way he can, simply because not everyone smokes weed like him. When he refers to "their kind", he refers to sober people.

    "Sacrifice is a friend, and struggle is the enemy. But weed is the remedy." - Simply, Kid Cudi takes pride in the sacrifices he made to get where he is. The second part of this line explains how struggle should not be necessary in music, and when he's sober, there is some. "Weed is the remedy" Means that when he smokes marijuana, no struggle is present for him, and he can make his music with a free, creative mind, showing that soberness shackles him.

    "Remember you're not strange, but you are not the same man." - Weed's high makes people different not physically, but mentally. Physically, he's the same, but mentally, he's not.

    That's the most in depth I can get right now. I hope this helped.
    nicclowon July 11, 2010   Link

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