"Marvin's Room" as written by Aubrey Graham, Jason Charles Beck, Noah Shebib and Adrian Eccleston....
Hello, yeah I just walked in, yeah I'm good you still working?
Tonight, right now? 'Did I go out' yeah I went out, I went, I went to a couple of clubs
I never went to bed, shit' wine or water
You should see someone about a cold drink, I don't know, I'm delirious' night'

Cups of the Rose
Bitches in my old phone
I should call one and go home
I've been in this club too long
The woman that I would try
Is happy wit a good guy
But I've been drinking so much
That I'ma call her anyway and say

Fuck that nigga that you love so bad
I know you still think about the times we had
I say fuck that nigga that you think you found
And since you picked up I know he's not around

(Are you drunk right now?)

I'm just sayin', you could do better
Tell me have you heard that lately?
I'm just sayin' you could do better
And I'll start hatin', only if you make me

Uh, cups of the XO
All my people been here
I see all of her friends here
Guess she don't have the time to kick it no more
Flights in the morning
What you doing that's so important?
I've been drinking so much
That I'ma call you anyway and say

Fuck that nigga that you love so bad
I know you still think about the times we had
I say fuck that nigga that you think you found
And since you picked up I know he's not around oh
(Are you drunk right now?)

I'm just sayin', you could do better
Tell me have you heard that lately
I'm just sayin' you could do better
And I'll start hatin', only if you make me

I think I'm addicted to naked pictures
And sittin' talkin' 'bout bitches
That we almost had
I don't think I'm conscious of making monsters
Outta the women that I sponsor til it all goes bad
But shit it's all good
We threw a party, yeah we threw a party
Bitches came over, yeah, we threw a party
I was just calling cause they were just leaving
Talk to me please, don't have much to believe in
I need you right now, are you down to listen to me?
Too many drinks have been given to me
I got some women that's living off me
Paid for their flights and hotels I'm ashamed
Bet that you know them, I won't say no names
After a while girl they all seem the same
I've had sex four times this week I'll explain
Having a hard time adjusting to fame
Sprite in that mixture, I've been talking crazy girl
I'm lucky that you picked up
Lucky that you stayed on
I need someone to put this weight on

"Well I'm sorry"
"Are you drunk right now?"

I'm just sayin', you could do better
Tell me have you heard that lately
I'm just sayin' you could do better
And I'll start hatin', only if you make me

"You're not going to come?"
"Guess I'm bout to just kick it here then"

Just throw up while I hold your hair back
Her white friend said "you niggas crazy"
I hope no-one heard that
I hope no-one heard that
Cause if they did, we gon be in some trouble


Lyrics submitted by JamzXIV, edited by ElleDriver

"Marvins Room" as written by Aubrey Drake Graham Adrian Eccleston

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song by Drake is a very good portrayal of his personal experiances with someone he almost had. "And sittin talkin� �bout bitches that we almost had". I bet a lot of people can relate to bieng drunk and opening up to someone they love but can't have. The song gives me the vibe that even though Drake has EVERYTHING, money + girls around, he still doesn't have the one girl that makes him happy. Also I think the "I don�t think I�m concious of making monsters Outta the women that I sponsor til it all goes bad" line speaks volumes. I beleive he's reffereing to him possibly tripping over things in the relationship in the past that made it go sour. He's almost saying "you don't know what you have until it's gone" with that line, now that he lost what he had he sees that the girl is not the "monster" he made her out to be. Very good production in this one!
    musicislife2011on June 11, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentDrake perfectly captures the mood of a drunken late night on ‘Marvin’s Room,’ a new song from his upcoming sophomore album ‘Take Care.’

    Drake’s storytelling has never been better. He paints a scene in which he’s wasted late at night, missing an old love. It’s vaguely similar to the storyline of Lady Antebellum‘s ‘Need You Now’ – except that Drake knows his ex has a new man, and he doesn’t care.

    The song rides a hazy, subdued beat designed to match the narrator’s cloudy state of mind. The track opens with a clip of a woman talking on the telephone to a friend about her night out. Singing softly and slowly, Drake reveals his intentions:

    “Bitches in my old phone / I should call one and go home / I’ve been in this club too long / The woman that I would try is happy with a good guy / But I’ve been drinking so much that I’ma call her anyway and say / F– that n–- that you love so bad / I know you still think about the times we had / I say f– that n–- that you think you found / And since you picked up I know he’s not around.”

    The song continues with sections in which Drake tries to coerce his unwilling ex over the phone. “I’m just saying, you could do better,” Drake sings repeatedly throughout the track. His efforts ultimately go unrewarded. “You’re not gonna come? Guess I’m ’bout to just kick it here then,” he says, dejectedly.

    Even though he’s trying to get his ex to cheat on her current guy, you almost end up feeling bad for Drake in the end, because the portrait he’s painted is that of a desperate, lonely man. Not many rappers are capable of writing something with such an emotional impact.
    DrizzyDrakeon June 19, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with the comment above about that one special girl. Plus the production is dope and I think in the song he used to have her and something went wrong if you dissect it.

    The first part he's all fucked up in the club saying yeah he could have any bitch he wants but to him they're all the same except for one of them that had some affect on him, but she found herself a good guy now and wouldn't be fuckin around with drake anymore.

    So he gets so drunk he calls her and says "fuck that nigga that you love so bad" and her response is

    "... are you drunk?"

    but instead of answering he goes
    "i'm just sayin you could do better"
    who knows if she could "do better" but drake's prob just jealous, doesn't know how to deal with it so he gets fucked up off the rose.

    In the second part the "bitches we almost had" is prob a reference to her and i think he's saying with the "I don't think I'm concious of making monsters outta the women that I sponsor til it all goes bad" means I don't think I'm aware that I turn these girls into monsters once shit hits the fan. aka he brings out the worst in them and doesn't realize it till it's too late. But w/e "it's all good", cause it affects the girls more than him. Idk. So the party ends and he "was just calling cause the bitches were just leaving". Kind of like The Weeknd's "I always want you when I'm coming down" song, he calls her because he didn't get any tonight. So he's drunk after the party, hopeless, and miserable with himself since he's ashamed of lending money to women he doesn't care for "after awhile they all seem the same" which also means this girl in the song is "different" to him. And then he just tries to explain himself saying he needs someone there for him and he's apologizing for being so reckless to her but in reality she's already found a good man which explains the
    "I'm sorry"
    "... are you drunk?"

    line.

    "so you're not going to come..." line
    translates to, i guess i'll just do me then.

    I bet he made this into a song too because I could picture this happening and her being like "are you drunk right now?" which would cause someone to think "you don;t really mean what you're saying cause you're so fucked up" but he did and to prove it to her he made the scenario into a piece of music. That's what I thought about when i heard this, drizzy's back. yeee
    JamzXIVon June 12, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is absolutely brilliant. When I first saw the name of the song I was like WTF kind of name is that for a song and when I finally listened to it I got the correlation of the title and the content of the song.

    When you think of marvin gaye you think of his latter work as opposed to his early work. The mavin I relate to is the sexual marvin, and in this song drake is calling an ex for a late night hook up. Now granted the song is deeper than that but that's the assessment that i've made from the title of the track.

    Everyone has made that drunk phone call to an ex in the we hours in the morning but he takes a bit further by wanting to discuss everything that has been weighing on him. I love how he is able to make a drunken call become more than just that, he's a true lyricist.
    platniumstatuson June 30, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThis definitely gives a different perspective than the Drake that raps about sex, money and fame. Slow songs suit him well, I can grasp his pain and loneliness through the slow beats of this song.
    RougeWoeon August 01, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think he threw a party because he's going somewhere the next day ("flight's in the morning. what you doing that's so important?"). People are leaving the party ("i was just calling 'cause they were just leaving") but he's still there drunk and lonely.

    He doesn't know how to handle relationships now that he's famous ("I've had sex four times this week i'll explain, having a hard time adjusting to fame") so he has nobody to keep him company when everybody leaves. He probably knew the girl he talks to on the phone before fame. He knows that she is one of the relationships that actually means something to him, so he calls her to get her to come over and hopefully make up. She won't come because of her new boyfriend ("the girl that i would try, is happy with a good guy") so he says "fuck that nigga.....i know you still think about the times we had".

    He's been drinking ("too many drinks have been given to me") and doing drugs ("sprite in that mixture") so when she starts saying no he becomes completely distraught and starts pouring out his emotions over the phone.

    He can't keep any girls because the more money he spends on them, the more he starts thinking of them as gold diggers and ruining his relationships ("I don't think I'm conscious of making monsters out of the women i sponsor 'til it all goes bad").

    He ashamed because there are girls who he is spending his money on that don't really care for him (paid for their flights and hotels I'm ashamed).

    He's unfulfilled because when he's with friends he talks about his successes and failures with women ("i think i'm addicted to naked pictures and sitting talking 'bout bitches that we almost had") but he knows that it's all meaningless.

    He can't convince her to come over, so at the end of the song he is still lonely and distraught.
    Hoops45on June 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song for the subtle manipulation. He knows she is alone with her boyfriend out and her friends still partying. He plays on their history and her unease of how her current relationship will eventually play out. He appeals to vanity by talking about her even with all the other women around and saying that they are all the same (but she isn't). He says he needs her to cut through the fake while reminding her how rich and famous he is now.

    You can bet that if any of her friends tell her "you can do better" she is going to remember this. Not to mention the drunkenness gives him an excuse not to remember and improves the likelihood that she believes he is telling her the truth. Even a no is laying groundwork for the future. Impressive.
    melophiliacon August 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a monster. Anyone who's ever been unhappily in love with someone can relate, which is probably why so many have made their own version of the song, but nothing beats the original. I like this Drake more than the Drake that sings about bitches, it doesnt suit him.
    bluesdetoion July 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionUhmm so if I get it straight, he's drunk-dialling his ex-girlfriend and telling her that:

    1. she should leave her guy and come back to him
    2. he is taking advantage of the fact that her guy's not home
    3. he has had intercourse with many other women but they don't quite do it right
    4. he called loads of women home for a party (he demeans women by calling them b!tche$)
    5. he's calling her now cuz the said b!tche$ are leaving

    So does a man who demeans women, sleeps around, gets massively drunk and compares his physical encounters with other women with the girl he supposedly loves, really deserve a second chance?
    cafemoonrockon March 06, 2013   Link

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