"Swimming Pools (Drank) (Extended Version)" as written by and Kendrick/williams Lamar....
Pour up, drank, head shot, drank
Sit down, drank, stand up, drank
Pass out, drank, wake up, drank
Faded, drank, faded, drank

Now I done grew up round some people living their life in bottles
Granddaddy had the golden flask back stroke every day in Chicago
Some people like the way it feels
Some people wanna kill their sorrows
Some people wanna fit in with the popular that was my problem
I was in the dark room loud tunes, looking to make a vow soon
That I'mma get fucked up, fillin' up my cup I see the crowd move
Changing by the minute and the record on repeat
Took a sip, then another sip, then somebody said to me

Nigga why you babysittin' only 2 or 3 shots?
I'mma show you how to turn it up a notch
First you get a swimming pool full of liquor, then you dive in it
Pool full of liquor, then you dive in it
I wave a few bottles, then I watch 'em all flock
All the girls wanna play Baywatch
I got a swimming pool full of liquor and they dive in it
Pool full of liquor I'mma dive in it

Pour up, drank, head shot, drank
Sit down, drank, stand up, drank
Pass out, drank, wake up, drank
Faded, drank, faded, drank

Okay, now open your mind up and listen to me, Kendrick
I'm your conscience, if you do not hear me then you will be history, Kendrick
I know that you're nauseous right now and I'm hopin' to lead you to victory, Kendrick
If I take another one down I'mma drown in some poison abusin' my limit
I think that I'm feelin' the vibe
I see the love in her eyes,
I see the feelin' the freedom is granted as soon as the damage of vodka arrive
This how you capitalize
This is parental advice then apparently,
I'm over influenced by what you are doin' I thought I was doin' the most then someone said to me

Nigga why you babysittin' only 2 or 3 shots?
I'mma show you how to turn it up a notch
First you get a swimming pool full of liquor, then you dive in it
Pool full of liquor, then you dive in it
I wave a few bottles, then I watch em all flock
All the girls wanna play Baywatch
I got a swimming pool full of liquor and they dive in it
Pool full of liquor I'mma dive in it

Pour up, drank, head shot, drank
Sit down, drank, stand up, drank
Pass out, drank, wake up, drank
Faded, drank, faded, drank

I ride, you ride, bang
One chopper, one hundred shots, bang
Hop out, do you, bang?
Two chopper, two hundred shots, bang
I ride, you ride, bang
One chopper, one hundred shots, bang
Hop out, do you, bang
Two chopper, two hundred shots, bang

Nigga why you babysittin' only 2 or 3 shots?
I'mma show you how to turn it up a notch
First you get a swimming pool full of liquor, then you dive in it
Pool full of liquor, then you dive in it
I wave a few bottles, then I watch em all flock
All the girls wanna play Baywatch
I got a swimming pool full of liquor and they dive in it
Pool full of liquor I'mma dive in it

Pour up, drank, head shot, drank
Sit down, drank, stand up, drank
Pass out, drank, wake up, drank
Faded, drank, faded, drank


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"Swimming Pools (Drank)" as written by Tyler Williams Kendrick Lamar

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song is about how people try to solve their problems by drinking. It makes fun of people that brag about drinking and think its cool that they can drink a "swimming pool full of liquor." The second verse is about his thought process while he drunk and that it is not that great of a feeling. If you listen to the extended version, there is an extra verse that explains all this clearer.
    Mickey10jbon December 19, 2012   Link
  • +5
    Song MeaningI've listened to this song intently, mainly because of what I think is misinterpretation. This album is about Kendrick escaping Compton and the demons infesting his life. Alcohol is one of them. As seen clearly on the album cover, he was in a home where alcohol was abused, but it also spilled into his teenage life. This song is about how Kendrick tried not to be influenced by the peer pressure of drinking at parties, succumbed, but never gave into addiction or abuse of alcohol like many of his peers and family.

    Notice during the song when he sings "First you get a swimming pool full of liquor, then you dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-ve in it"

    Kendrick wants you to hear the stress on 'die,' as if you drink too much you may have alcohol poisoning, in addition to drinking to a figurative level of a pool.

    At the end, the skit about the shooting is the aftermath of a night drinking and what can happen with short sighted thinking. They go to shoot someone and then one of the brothers in the skit dies, showing how the evils of alcoholism can lead to the evils of murder.
    IsItLuckon April 25, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm not much of a rap fan anymore because most of the "mainstream" genre these days is vapid, materialistic, shallow, and stupid. Kendrick Lamar actually has a really nice message in this song once you listen to and digest the lyrics, which is that excessive drinking leads to problems for yourself and everyone around you, regardless of glamorous others portray it to be. When is the last time you heard a rap song that actually poked fun at excessive drinking to numb life's pains? I think this guy is great for rap and society in general.
    soccervolon February 02, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know this song has more meaning than just getting bitches fucked up in a swimming pool, anybody have any ideas?
    ahzillaon November 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell its about growing up with alcohol addiction in the family
    varbergon March 11, 2013   Link

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