"Karaoke" as written by Noah James Shebib, Aubrey Drake Graham and F Starlite....
Things have been so crazy and hectic, I should have got her back by now
But you know how much I wanted to make it, It's probably better anyhow
So if you gotta go, if there's anything I should know
If the spotlight makes you nervous
If you're looking for a purpose
You put the tea in the kettle and light it
Put your hand on the metal and feel it
But do you even feel it anymore?
I remember when you thought I was joking
Now I'm off singing karaoke
Farther than I've ever been
So if you gotta go, if there's any way I can help

Isn't it ironic that the girl I wanna marry is a wedding planner?
And tells me that my life is too much and moves to Atlanta? Damn
Of all the places you could go
I just thought you'd choose somewhere that has somebody that you know
I'm always up too late, I worry about you there alone
And that place you call your home, warm nights and cold Patron
I hope you don't get known for nothing crazy
Cause no man ever wants to hear those stories about his lady
I know they say the first love is the sweetest
But that first cut is the deepest
I tried to keep us together, you were busy keeping secrets
You were telling everybody but me
Don't be fooled by the money, I'm still just young and unlucky
I'm surprised you couldn't tell

I was only trying to get ahead
I was only trying to get ahead
But the spotlight makes you nervous
And you're looking for a purpose
I was only trying to get ahead
I was only trying to get ahead
But the spotlight makes you nervous


Lyrics submitted by Lil_Heartagram, edited by Ajuxtapose

"Karaoke" as written by Noah Shebib Aubrey Graham

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  • +1
    General CommentAgreed. This song is amazing. I love how Drake always makes songs or incorporates Alicia into most of his songs. First loves always stay with a person.
    JaySayers21on July 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does it mean in the last verse?

    I was only trying to get ahead
    I was only trying to get ahead
    but the spotlight makes you nervous
    and your looking for a purpose

    what purpose?
    i dont get it.
    someone17on December 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally good song off Thank Me Later, Drake lays it down pretty solidly about his first love
    Temetnosceon February 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshits so relaxing & cool
    JamzXIVon June 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsongforawintersnight.com/2011/12/29/canadian-song-of-the-day-122911/
    kruezeron January 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe song is about the sacrifices that often accompany success. Drake like most successful artists (like myself) seem to have choses success over the momentary comfort of a monogamous relationship.

    If you listen the song in it's entirety, you see the progression of the relationship & the artist's career, and as I concluded would happen, the relationships dissolves(or at the least, it's severely questioned) while his career rises.

    It sucks, and I wish it was n't this way, BUT...

    ∆³
    Ajuxtaposeon February 24, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe song is about the sacrifices that often accompany success. Drake like most successful artists (like myself) seem to have choses success over the momentary comfort of a monogamous relationship.

    If you listen the song in it's entirety, you see the progression of the relationship & the artist's career, and as I concluded would happen, the relationships dissolves(or at the least, it's severely questioned) while his career rises.

    It sucks, and I wish it was n't this way, BUT...

    ∆³
    Ajuxtaposeon February 24, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General Commentdamn this is the best song ever
    drake817on June 23, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI love Drakkkkkke!
    rburdet4on February 05, 2011   Link

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