I am John and I was born in London
I am no vulture, this is my culture
The laws of nature, they're lawless and free
We come from chaos, you cannot change us
Cannot explain us and that's what makes us
We are the ageless, we are teenagers
We are the focused out of the hopeless
We are the last chance, we are the last dance

One drop in all of this ocean
Not gotta be causing commotion
One drop not follow the motion
Not gut no proper emotion
One drop in all of this ocean
Get proper, follow the motion
Get proper, proper emotion
Not gotta be causing commotion
One drop.

We all go down,
The laws of nature, they're lawless and free
We come from chaos, you cannot change us
Cannot explain us and that's what makes us
We are the ageless, we are teenagers
We are the focused out of the hopeless
We are the last chance, we are the last dance.

One drop in all of this ocean
Not gotta be causing commotion
One drop not follow the motion
Not gut no proper emotion
One drop in all of this ocean
Get proper, follow the motion
Get proper, proper emotion
Not gotta be causing commotion

We come from chaos, you cannot change us
Cannot explain us and that's what makes us
We are the ageless, we are teenagers
We are the focused out of the hopeless

Born in London, out of London, born in London
But really we are born everywhere

One drop in all of this ocean
Not gotta be causing commotion
One drop not follow the motion
Not gut no proper emotion
One drop in all of this ocean
Get proper, follow the motion
Get proper, proper emotion
Not gotta be causing commotion

Now follow the motion
Get proper
Got proper, proper emotion
Not gotta be causing commotion
One drop in all of this ocean
Get proper, now follow the motion
Got proper, proper emotion
Not gotta be causing commotion
One drop in all of this ocean
Get proper, now follow the motion
Got proper, proper emotion


Lyrics submitted by lemonymint

One Drop song meanings
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    My InterpretationLately I’ve been thinking that this song relates to immigration. The song starts with a person introducing himself and remarking that he too is a human but his culture may seem savage/strange to others (thus reference to “vulture”). He tells the story that he comes from a war zone, “from chaos”, and that the society cannot fully grasp his situation “cannot explain us”. He then goes on saying that only the most “focused of the hopeless” get this chance to emigrate.

    The chorus is about the difference in population sizes and the way that people want immigrants to act. A handful of immigrants is only a “drop in the ocean” (in the population). And they are supposed to be quiet and respectful, “causing no commotion”, they are not supposed to express their needs or grievances “no emotion” and should fully integrate “follow the motion”.

    Towards the end, the narrator remarks that “but really we are born everywhere”, alluding to the fact that any of us could become an immigrant. And it seems that the narrator does accept the idea of integration into society as he goes on to say to others “now follow the motion”, diving deeper into the ocean.
    lemonyminton October 25, 2016   Link

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