"The Resistance" as written by Matthew Samuels, Aubrey Drake Graham, O El Khalib and Noah Shebib....
Yesterday when we were getting high, you were invited.
You would've liked it. I-I know you all too well.
I said that we could kiss the past goodbye,
But you weren't excited, there's no way to fight it.
You can stay but shawty here I go

Uh, should I spend the weekend in Vegas?
I'm living inside a moment, not taking pictures to save it.
I mean, how could I forget? My memories never faded.
I can't relate to these haters, my enemies never made it.
I am, still here with who I started with.
The game needed life, I put my heart in it.
I blew myself up, I'm on some martyr shit.
Carried the weight for my city like a cargo ship.
Uh. I'm 23, with a money tree.
Growing more too, I just planted a hundred seeds.
It's ironic, 'cause my mother was a florist,
And that's how she met my pops and now my garden is enormous.
It's happening Penny Lane, just like you said.
I avoided the Coke game, and went with Sprite instead.
Uh huh, that's word to the millions that they putting up.
I'm trying to do better than good enough.

What am I afraid of? This is suppose to be what dreams are made of.
But people I don't have the time to hang with,
Always look at me and say the same shit (they say)
You promised me you would never change.
You promised me you would never change.

Uh. Am I wrong for making light of my situation? Clap on.
When 40 got some shit for me to snap on.
Now that I'm on, I don't really want to worry about getting back on.
I'm just trying to stay on, get my fucking buffet on.
I heard they just moved my grandmother to a nursing home.
And I be acting like I don't know how to work a phone.
But hit redial you see that I just called, some chick I met at the mall,
That I barley know at all and,
Plus this woman that I messed with unprotected
Texting saying that she wish she would've kept it.
The one that I'm laying next to just looked over and read it.
Man I couldn't tell you where the fuck my head is,
I'm holding on by a thread it's,
Like I'm high right now, the guy right now,
And you can tell by looking in my eyes right now.
That nothing really comes as a surprise right now,
'cause we just having the time of our lives right now.

What am I afraid of? This is suppose to be what dreams are made of.
But people I don't have the time to hang with,
Always look at me and say the same shit (they say)
You promised me you would never change.
You promised me you would never change.

Well all right. Uh. I live by some advices, girl Lisa told me.
The other day, Lisa told that she missed the old me.
Which made me question when I went missing.
And when I start treating my friends different.
Maybe it was the fast paced switch up.
Or the two guns in my face during the stick up.
Maybe cause the girl I thought I trusted was who set the whole shit up.
Or the fact I haven't seen em since they locked Big Rich up.
I know. At the same time I'm quick to forget.
I'm bout to roll me up a blunt with my list of regrets.
Burn it all, burn it all, I'm starting it fresh.
Cause half the time I got it right I probably guessed.
Did I just trade free time for camera time?
Will I blow all of this money baby, Hammer Time?
I just need some closure.
Ain't no turning back for me I'm in till it's over.

Lyrics submitted by MARS is purple

"The Resistance" as written by Noah Shebib Aubrey Graham

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentHe's saying that he's going for his dreams, and he was hoping that she would go along with him. "We said that we could kiss the past goodbye, but you were'nt excited." He said that we could just forget everything that happen in the past and just look towards the future. Make new memories, but she wasnt excited about that. He was pursuing his dreams and he was allowing her to come with him, but she wanted that normal life, thathe couldnt and didnt want to, give.
    piper888on May 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBest song drake has/will ever make in his career :)
    Atom11on June 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti don't know about that but it's definetely up there.
    jaydawgtwo04on June 18, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"It's happening Penny Lane, just like you said"--I believe this is a reference to the movie Almost Famous. LOVE IT!
    brianne8fon June 19, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningOkay so I'm thinking this song is about fame changing his life.
    First stanza is basicly him talking about how life is going and where he stands - Generally just giving you his point of view. In the second stanza he's sorta questioning himself in the first line 'Am I wrong for making light of my situation...' is he wrong for choosing this life.? Is he wrong for finally chasing his dreams.? In a response to whoever he's talking about in the chorus (Friends and family maybe).The whole thing about his grandma is him showing how fucked up his priorities are right now and he knows but in a wayhe doesnt care because he's just focused on having fun right now. Third stanza he's realizing that 'Yeah maybe I have changed alittle' But he's justifying it by talking about how a friend of his set him up (Some girl set him up and got his chain stole by some guys that bitch) lol. And with the whole blunt thing he's saying fuck the past, he's starting over.
    Pumpkin2010on August 17, 2010   Link

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