Summer Walker, Karma: inside the meaning of the lyrics

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Karma is a song from the album Last Day of Summer, the debut album released by Summer Walker in 2017. It’s a meaningful song that reveals some details of what the American singer experienced before becoming a music artist. It’s a very personal song that still people loves today, listening to its lyrics and interpreting their meaning. In this article we will delve into the song and the story behind it.

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Karma: the lyrics and their meaning

In this song, Summer Walker acts like karma towards men who want her. Her idea is to be for those man a payback from life: those are men who mistreated other women, and now they way Summer, they temporarily fall in love with her. She won’t, though. She will return them the same pain they gave to other women.

Nice to meet you, I’m sorry
I’m just here to do my job
Nice to meet you, then sudden
I reveal you, I’m just karma

She’s karma. She’s the entity through which life returns to those men the pain they inflicted to others. The experience she had that inspired this song was the job she did before becoming a R&B singer: she was a dancer in a strip club, and she was used to see men who came there, made offensive comments about her, or fell in love for one night and wanted to take her with them. In her eyes, those were the men that hurt other women. And for that reason, she will act like karma, being just a heartless dancer, taking their money and never getting involved.

Let me dance for you, I’m sorry
You’ll wanna love me strong, then I’m gone
This feeling’s just for you and your wrongs
I am just here to do my job

She will only do her job, and nothing more. You did what you did to other women, and never thought life would bite back. This time you’ll get nothing from me: I’ll run away before you’ll even realize it. That’s more or less, Summer’s idea of being karma for people who mistreat women.

You can’t keep just doing them girls like that
Thinking that nobody finna bite back

Think I gotta run, boy, you don’t wanna be telling me
Take me to your momma house
I’m sorry if you never doubted me
But you should’ve doubted

This is therefore the meaning behing Karma lyrics: whatever you do to the others, will get back to you in other forms. It’s the way karma works. And sometimes you have the exact feeling that here, now, karma is just acting through you.

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The complete lyrics

I told you, you better stay prayed up
You never thought the universe be looking for revenge

You can’t keep just doing them girls like that
Thinking that nobody finna bite back
Losing your mind baby
Can’t be sure, time’s wasting

Nice to meet you, I’m sorry
I’m just here to do my job
Nice to meet you, no running
Please don’t fear me, I’m just karma

Let me dance for you, I’m sorry
You’ll wanna love me strong, then I’m gone
This feeling’s just for you and your wrongs
I am just here to do my job
Devil in disguise, oh
Dressed in all white, swear you so down
Think I’m supposed to ride, oh
You done told me I should be the only one around
Talking ’bout you’ll make it my way
Made it my-, made it my way
Think I gotta run, boy, you don’t wanna be telling me
Take me to your momma house
I’m sorry if you never doubted me
But you should’ve doubted
(‘Cause I told you, yeah)

‘Cause, don’t you know you can’t be doing them girls like that?
Thinking that nobody finna bite back
Losing your mind baby
Can’t be sure, time’s wasting

Nice to meet you, I’m sorry
I’m just here to do my job
Nice to meet you, then sudden
I reveal you, I’m just karma

Let me dance for you, I’m sorry
Do you wanna love me strong, then I’m gone
This feeling, what we have, then it stops
I am just here to do my job
Do my job, oh-oh, yeah
Do my job