Future & Drake, Wait For U: inside the meaning of the lyrics

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Wait For U is the single published by the rapper Future in May 2022, from his new album I Never Liked You. It’s a collaboration with Drake, and each of them own a half of the song, rapping about their relationshiup with the loved ones. However, the message expressed by them is slightly different. In this article we will delve into the meaning of the lyrics.

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Future – Wait For U: the meaning of the lyrics

Wait for U talks about how hard it is to maintain a sentimental relationship when you are a famous rapper, traveling around the world and facing your own demons with drugs and alcohol. Both Future and Drake give a personal persperctive on the matter.

First part is owned by Future. The situation here looks clear: Future has a girl who really loves him and who’s trying her best to cope with the rapper’s lifestyle. “You pray for my demons, girl, I got you” is a meaningful line: Future is living a fight inside himself, and that affects of course the relationship, but she’s supportive, she waits for him. And she prays for him. He recognize her presence always close to him.

Every time I sip on codeine, I get vulnerable
Ignoring the sounds of the storm when it come
She understand I can’t take her everywhere a n***a going
I been in the field like the children of the corn

Nevertheless, the situation is complicated. Being far away from each other during Future’s tours, they stay in contact by phone, but they are painful calls.

I can hear your tears when they drop over the phone
Get mad at yourself ’cause you can’t leave me alone

The last line is a hard one: Future is also overwhelmed by this situation and he doesn’t like the fact that she suffers because of him. Deep inside himself, he would prefer that she leave him alone, breaks up and try to feel better? Maybe. Being in a complicated relationship is always hard, one feels guilty for the other’s pain, despite you still need each other. Moreover, they also have a different way to react to their own addictions:

I get more vulnerable when I do drugs
(tell me now, I need you so bad, yeah)
When you drunk, you tell me exactly how you feel

(I will wait for you, for you)

At this point Drake takes over. His relationship is different: it looks like she’s not as involved as him. Despite he also has a tough life (“I got a career that takes my time away from women”), he’s doing his best to commit. He engages her, but she doesn’t answer. And she seems to live her own life separately.

I be on your line, feelings flowing like a river
You be texting back you at Kiki on the river
(I will wait for you)
Message say “Delivered” (I will wait for you),
but I know that you ‘on’t get it

The reason is revealed immediately after: she’s actually with someone else. She even introduced Drake to the man she’s with, and that hurts. Drake feels humiliated by the way the girl treated him. And the lines are painful, especially when he accuses her to treat him like her own dog, and then put him in a kennel:

Why you introduce us if you knew that you was with him?
Made me shake his hand when y’all been f***g for a minute
Walk me off the plank because you know that I’m a swimmer
Supposed to be your dawg, but you done put me in a kennel

In Drake’s part, the repeated line “I will wait for you” looks ironic. Drake did already his best and it was useless. last lines are made of pain and disillusion:

Tried to bring the best out you but, guess I’m not that influential
Guess I’m not the one that’s meant for you

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The complete lyrics of the song

Early in the morning, late at night (I will wait for you)
It don’t even matter what time it is (I will wait for you)
Presidential Rollie already on the way (tired, sayin’, “Aye, yi, yi, yi”)
Whenever I find time, it’s okay (ayy)
(ATL Jacob, ATL Jacob)

You pray for my demons, girl, I got you
Every time I sip on codeine, I get vulnerable
Ignoring the sounds of the storm when it come
She understand I can’t take her everywhere a n**a going
I been in the field like the children of the corn

I can hear your tears when they drop over the phone
Get mad at yourself ’cause you can’t leave me alone
Gossip, bein’ messy, that ain’t what we doing (worried ’bout a Xanny)

Travel around the world
(would you brag, or would you try to get me?)
Over the phone, dropping tears

(tell me now, I know that you be bragging)
I get more vulnerable when I do drugs

(tell me now, I need you so bad, yeah)
When you drunk, you tell me exactly how you feel

(I will wait for you, for you)

When I’m loaded, I keep it real
(I will wait for you, I will wait for you)
Please tell a real one exactly what it is
(I will wait, will wait, for you, for you)
Don’t say it ’cause you know that’s what I wanna hear
(I will wait for you, I will wait for you)

Yeah, I been trapping ’round the world
I sit on my balcony and wonder how you feeling
I got a career that takes my time away from women
I cannot convince you that I love you for a living
(will wait for you, for you)
I be on your line, feelings flowing like a river
You be texting back you at Kiki on the river
(I will wait for you)
Message say “Delivered”(I will wait for you), but I know that you ‘on’t get it

Why you introduce us if you knew that you was with him?
(I will wait for you, for you, for you)
Made me shake his hand when y’all been f***g for a minute
(I will wait for you, for you)
Walk me off the plank because you know that I’m a swimmer
(I will wait for you)
Supposed to be your dawg, but you done put me in a kennel

Girl, put a muzzle on it, all that barking over dinner
I was f***g with you when you had the tiny Presidential
You got better when you met me and that ain’t coincidental
Tried to bring the best out you but, guess I’m not that influential
Guess I’m not the one that’s meant for you

I can hear your tears when they drop over the phone
Get mad at myself ’cause I can’t leave you alone
Gossip, that messy s**t, that ain’t what we doing, yeah (worried ’bout a Xanny)

Trapping around the world
(would you brag, or would you try to get me?)
Over the phone, dropping tears
(tell me now, I know that you be bragging)
I get more vulnerable when I do pills
(tell me now, I need you too bad, yeah)
When you drunk, you tell me exactly how you feel
(I will wait for you, for you)

When I’m loaded, I keep it real
(I will wait for you, I will wait for you)
Please tell a real one exactly what it is
(I will wait, will wait, for you, for you)
Don’t say it ’cause you know that’s what I wanna hear
(I will wait for you, I will wait for you)

Early in the morning, late at night
It don’t even matter what time it is
(Worried ’bout a Xanny, would you brag, or would you try to get me?)
(Tell me now, I know that you be bragging)
(Tell me now)