Drake, “Hold On We’re Going Home” Lyrics Analysis: Is He In Love, Or Just Lonely?

Drake Nothing Was The Same Feature

Posted by on 09/13/2013 at 5:50 PM News

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That Drake is a lover and not a fighter was never more potent than in Nothing Was the Same track “Hold On We’re Going Home.” The song is the sort of rap-free love ballad you could imagine coming out of George Michael in the ’80s. And we’re fans.

Though the lyrics don’t have the same Drizzy specificity as most if not all of his other tracks, they still deserve our attention. Who is this girl that has the Canadian crooner so mystified?

 

I got my eyes on you, you’re everything that I see
I want your hot love and emotion endlessly

Drake is experiencing “I’ve Just Seen a Face” syndrome: A lady has caught his eye enough to the degree that he wants to explore both her body and her soul. Even if he’s not literally looking at her, he can’t get her image out of his mind’s eye.

 

I can’t get over you, you left your mark on me
I want your high love and emotion endlessly

Whereas in songs like Take Care‘s “We’ll Be Fine” Drake complains of girls who are “trying to be the only one,” he now finds himself in the reverse situation. Drake has been struck by Cupid’s arrow, and doesn’t believe this desire will ever wane. This girl possesses a different kind of love, a “high” love folks like Steve Winwood have been singing of for years.

 

Cause you’re a good girl and you know it
You act so different around me
Cause you’re a good girl and you know it
I know exactly who you could be

Here we get a little more information on this girl. She’s a “good girl”: innocent, pure, and presumptively in it for more than just a night of fun. Drake can see the “good girl” in her, and appears to be on the same page, yet it seems she is hiding her true nature because she thinks it’s what Drake wants. Perhaps she has heard some of Drake’s music and is aware that he occasionally has sex four times a week just because he can.

 

Just hold on we’re going home
Just hold on we’re going home
It’s hard to do these things alone
Just hold on we’re going home

Loneliness is a huge theme in the Drizzian catalog. He hates sleeping alone, he gets lonely too, and he regularly pines for girls from his past. If I were this girl—and I can pretend I am for the sake of this analysis—I would be worried that his desire to get me home was not a desire for me personally, but a desire for the bodily closeness he seems to require. He’s saying all the right things, and it’s definitely working, but I’m she should be careful. A guy asking a girl home is just that.

 

You’re the girl, you’re the one
Gave you everything I loved
I think there’s something, baby
I think there’s something, baby

Sensing her hesitancy, Drake is pulling out a couple more lines. He’s closing, essentially, saying he’s simply not done with her. There’s something there, and the only way to find out what that something is by heading to his house. It’s a tough call. Less tough when you consider his mansion has a grotto.

I got my eyes on you, you’re everything that I see
I want your hot love and emotion endlessly
I can’t get over you, you left your mark on me
I want your high love and emotion endlessly
Cause you’re a good girl and you know it
You act so different around me
Cause you’re a good girl and you know it
I know exactly who you could be

Just hold on we’re going home
Just hold on we’re going home
It’s hard to do these things alone
Just hold on we’re going home

You’re the girl, you’re the one
Gave you everything I loved
I think there’s something, baby
I think there’s something, baby

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