Brent Faiyaz, Price of Fame: inside the meaning of the lyrics

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On June 24th Brent Faiyaz released hiw new song, Price of Fame. It’s a song with a powerful meaning, accompanied also by a video that wants to send a precise message. Brent is a popular American artist and his fans want to go deep inside the lyrics and understand the true meaning of his song. In this article we will analyze the song, the lines and the message he wants to convey.

You can find the official video of the song below.

Watch this video on YouTube.

Price of Fame: the lyrics and their meaning

The official video begins with images of Brent Fayaz interacting with a big fan on the street: it’s a symbol of the fame he gained over the years, the real topic of the song. There are two important messages that the lyrics want to send, and joining them together we realize the real meaning of the song.

The first message is that fame is overrated. It’s nice to have, but it doesn’t really give you happiness. On the contrary, there is a price to pay if you are famous: people get envious of you, and start wanting your fame and success to disappear. This is exactly what Brent says in the first half of the song:

They just wanna take me off of here
They just wanna knock me off my square, look at that
I can’t fake a smile, it’s hard to wear
And I can’t show no love, that s**t too rare

(The fame) I swear it isn’t everything
(Glitz and glam) It isn’t everything
(People screaming your name) I swear it isn’t everything
(The demands) It isn’t everything

It’s sad that the more famous you are, the more disconnected you get from others. That makes you feel unable to share love with people, because most of them wish you bad luck now. This is taking Brent’s thoughts right now. Because he cares a lot more about love, than fame. And that brings us to the second part of the song, and to the second message that the song wants to send: what you truly need, as a human, is love. Not fame.

You know what you need is someone who will be there
When you don’t feel yourself (Ooh, ooh)

This is therefore the real meaning of Price of Fame lyrics: you all think fame is everything, and are jealous of Brent because of his fame. But it’s not what he really want to be happy. What’s more important for him is to have someone next to him, when he needs. That’s the real need human beings have. Fame doesn’t make you happy, but on the contrary, it has a price to pay in terms of distance from the others.

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The complete lyrics

Mmm
Mmm-mmm, mmm, mmm-mmm
Ayy, yeah-ayy
Look, look

They just wanna take me off of here
They just wanna knock me off my square, look at that
I can’t fake a smile, it’s hard to wear
And I can’t show no love, that s**t too rare
Is it ’cause my whip so fast you don’t see no flaws? (Whew, whew, whew)
Is it ’cause my b* *h so bad she blew you off? Look at that
All of the things they want
They don’t know why they want it (I know, look)
They don’t wanna give you time to heal
They just wanna bleed you dry, for real
And if you’re comfortable (Yeah), don’t let no one know
They’ll f**k it up (I know), that’s right (Ayy, yeah-ayy), look

(The fame) I swear it isn’t everything
(Glitz and glam) It isn’t everything
(People screaming your name) I swear it isn’t everything
(The demands) It isn’t everything

They just wanna take me off of here
They just wanna knock me off my square, look at that
I can’t fake a smile, it’s hard to wear
And I can’t show no love, that s**t too rare
Is it ’cause my whip so fast you don’t see no flaws? (Whew, whew, whew)
Is it ’cause my b* *h so bad she blew you off? Look at that
All of the things they want
They don’t know why they want it (I know, look)
They don’t wanna give you time to heal
They just wanna bleed you dry, for real
And if you’re comfortable (Yeah) don’t let no one know
They’ll f**k it up (I know), that’s right (Ayy, yeah-ayy), look

(The fame) I swear it isn’t everything (Everything)
(Glitz and glam) It isn’t everything
(People screaming your name) I swear it isn’t everything (Everything)
(The demands) It isn’t everything

If you feel what I feel
You know that I’m real
If you feel what I feel
You know that I’m real

You don’t need someone to make you feel better
Than you’ve ever felt (Ooh, ooh)
You know what you need is someone who will be there
When you don’t feel yourself (Ooh, ooh)

Oh, I ain’t sellin’ dreams to you, baby
That ain’t my style
I never said that I was the best in the world (Nobody perfect)
But I’m the best for you, girl (And so it’s worth it), just stay for a while
Or until you feel like leaving
It’s on you, all of it (Oh, oh-oh)

If you feel what I feel
You know that I’m real (I’m real, mmm-mmm)
If you feel what I feel
You know that I’m real (Oh, baby)

Hardest to try
You still get mad at this guy
‘Cause you been fighting all your life, fighting all your life (Ooh, ooh)
(I’ve been praying for ya)
Even though sometimes it’s like I don’t know ya
But some time is all we have (The present is a blessing)
(If you didn’t know, stop f***ing ’round)

Oh, I ain’t sellin’ dreams to you, baby
That ain’t my style
I never said that I was the best in the world
But I’m the best for you, girl, just stay for a while (Can you stay for a while)
A while
(Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh)

If you feel what I feel
You know that I’m real
If you feel what I feel
You know that I’m real