"Fireworks (Album Version)" as written by Matthew Samuels, Alicia Keys, Christian Kalla, Aubrey Drake Graham and N Shabib....
Money just changed everything, I wonder how life without it would go
From the concrete who knew that a flower would grow
Lookin' down from the top and its crowded below
My fifteen minutes started an hour ago
Truth over fame, you know I respect the blatant sh!t
When I hear talkin', I just don't know what to make of it
Hate is so familiar to me, I'm slowly embracing it
Doesn't come natural, bear with me it could take a bit
Yeah, and my dreams who I'm racing with
You can see I'm pacin' it so that I'm always chasin' it
Wayne put me right here, that's who I get the paper with
I hope that my success never alters our relationship
Yeah, this life is something I would die for
Octobers Own, but its lookin' like July 4th
I just wish they'd let you try it first
This time I'm really goin' off, fireworks

Today it begins
I missed them before, but won't miss them again
I keep having the same dream
And I think I just realized what it means.

All I see is fireworks, all I see is fireworks
Every night its fireworks every night its fireworks
All I see is fireworks all I see is fireworks
Taking off like fireworks takin' off like oh-ah-oh-oh

I'm just such a gentleman you should give it up for me
Look at how I'm placing all my napkins and my cutlery
I can tell it wasn't love I just thought you fuck with me
Who coulda predicted love could strike now you stuck with me
Damn I kept my wits about me luckily
What happened between us that night it always seems to trouble me
Now all of a sudden these gossip brags wanna cover me
And you making it seem that it happened that way because of me
But I was curious and I'll never forget it baby
What an experience you coulda been the one but it wasn't that serious
Their was smoke in the air before now its me clearing it
That felt good, all and all I learned a lesson from it though
You never see it coming you just get to see it go
Yeah I shoulda looked up in the sky at first
Now I can see it in her eyes, fireworks!

Today it begins
I missed them before, but won't miss them again
I keep having the same dream
And I think I just realized what it means.

All I see is fireworks, all I see is fireworks
Every night its fireworks every night its fireworks
All I see is fireworks all I see is fireworks
Taking off like fireworks takin' off like oh-ah-oh-oh

Everything the same but it feels different
My dad called me up knowing that I still listen
And he's still got his foot out, guilt trippin'
It's been years, though, I just learn to deal with it
For real, me and my realtor we built up a better rapport
Got my mother in a place with some better decor
She searched the entire city I let her explore
Ant now she's sayin' she's more lonely than every before
How many of our parents' marriages lasted?
I was only five, I bet I barely reacted
I'm flying back home for the heritage classic
Searchin' for that feeling, tell me where is the magic?
Let's stay together 'til we're ghosts
I want to witness love, I've never seen it close
Yeah, but I guess I gotta find it first
That's why I'm really going off, Fireworks

Today it begins
I missed them before, but won't miss them again
I keep having the same dream
And I think I just realized what it means.

All I see is fireworks, all I see is fireworks
Every night its fireworks every night its fireworks
All I see is fireworks all I see is fireworks
Taking off like fireworks takin' off like oh-ah-oh-oh


Lyrics submitted by schoolboy86

"Fireworks" as written by Aubrey Graham Matthew Samuels

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, THE ROYALTY NETWORK INC.

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    General CommentFireworks is a metaphor for aiming high and blowing up.

    Verse 1- He explained how befriending lil wayne changed his life by transforming him into this big rap star from a small tv show. His dream finally came true but obviously fame came with a huge price tag. When reality sets in, he might have felt like it was too much for him to handle.

    Verse 2- This verse is about his love life and how fame have control over it. Now his personal life became his profession. He's confused as to what went on between the girl he dated and posibily fell in love with in this verse. But whatever it was, he learned from it and accepted the fact that his is part of life in stardom.

    Verse 3- Very obvious verse. Ever since fame, he doesn't see his family especially his mother as much as he should. Dispite of all the houses and decor he purchased for his mother he still fell a certain degree of guilt for not 'being there'. Maybe his parents got a divorse over something he did? Not too sure about the last part but definitly has something to do with how money changed everything and now that he has money he will never know if what he interprets as 'true love' is really true.
    Dadada1on April 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch an awesome song. I feel like Drake is opening his mind to how lonely he really is and how he never has really had true love.
    Uniton June 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is the best one on his new album "Thank Me Later". "Over" comes in a close 2nd but I love how magical it is and just the thought of fireworks being a metaphor is beautiful... really soulful
    SamZ15on July 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDrake quote about the song :
    "I kept having this reoccurring dream that I was standing in this field by where my uncle used to play golf and coincidentally, where my uncle played golf and where my grandfather is buried are right beside each other," Drake told Billboard.com earlier this month about the track. "I kept having this dream that I was standing in the middle of that field and watching these fireworks go off. For a really long time I was trying to figure out what it all meant, and I guess the conclusion that I came to was, I'm at a very triumphant point in my life. I think I can make a lot of things happen for not only myself but a lot of people around me."
    Pumpkin2010on August 17, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is a deep song, def can feel the emotion in this one.
    I can't interpret the whole song, although I just wanted to offer out an interpretation for one part. This part deals with his relationship between him and Rihanna.

    I'm just such a gentleman you should give it up for me
    look at how I'm placing all my napkins and my cutlery

    "Drake is a a gentlemen, not the typical kind of man that Rihanna has been known to date in the past. He is different, he not like any other.


    I can tell it wasn't love I just thought you fuck with me
    who coulda predicted Lucky Strike will have you stuck with me

    "Drake could tell from the beggining that this would not last, it surprised him tho that it lasted as long as it did. He has stated in interviews after that he felt used by her."

    Damn I kept my wits about me luckily

    "Although he got involved with her, he didnt let it get out of control, he knew what to expect."

    what happened between us that night it always seems to trouble me

    "I believe they had a big argument one night"

    now all of a sudden these gossip brags wanna cover me
    and you making it seem that it happened that way because of me

    "Rihanna and Drake arguing. Rihanna believes this drama is being cause by Drake seeking fame from the relationship."

    but I was curious and I'll never forget it baby
    what an experience you coulda been the one but it wasn't that serious
    their was smoke in the air before now its me clearing it
    that felt good,

    "Drake wanted to give it a try, he has strong feelings for her, but she did not feel the same for him. Although Drake thinks its unfortunate it didnt work out, he is happy for the experience. The relationship was brief, dangerous like a fire, he got burnt, but the relationship burnt out, The smoke has cleared now and Drake feels better. "

    all and all I learned a lesson from it though
    you never see it coming you just get to see it go
    yeah, I shoulda looked up in the sky at first
    now I can see it in her eyes
    Fireworks!

    "You cant predict when a relationship will start or end, you cant see it when its on its way, but when its over you can watch her walk away.

    The last line is rather poetic. You just can see alot by actually looking into the eyes of the people you admire.

    This is just my opinion. Nothing official from Drake.
    ThankMeNowon October 19, 2010   Link

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