Rod Wave, Stone Rolling: the lyrics and their meaning

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Rod Wave shared the first official single from his new album, Beautiful Mind, out on August 12, 2022: the song’s title is Stone Rolling, a single that unveils an essential side of the rapper’s life. The song became immediately popular among his fans as confirmation that the album was finally ready to be released. People wanted to understand better the lyrics and the original song’s meaning. This article will provide all answers.

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Stone Rolling: inside the lyrics and their meaning

Stone Rolling is a song where Rod Wave tells the story of his life so far, leaving his parents’ home, traveling to many places and building a new identity. The Rolling Stone is indeed himself, moving from one place to another like a stone driven by gravity.

The song also sheds light on his childhood: the American rapper didn’t have a good relationship with his father, and that pushed him to leave home and start living as a runaway:

I remember bein’ a kid, I just wanted to travel (Yeah)
On my bed, writin’ raps, thinkin’ ’bout daddy (My daddy)
Was in my cell, writin’ raps, regrettin’ my actions (My actions, yeah, yeah)
Like if I make it out this s**t, I’m goin’ straight to Cali
It’s like I know my momma loved him, but I still hate him (Oh)
Livin’ life like a runaway, and it’s six years later (Six years later)
I said it and, no, I don’t regret it (Yeah, yeah, yeah)

Travel has always been a crucial part of his character, as he wished to move already in childhood. Therefore, his life as a constant traveler didn’t look that bad to him: he spent years moving and doesn’t regret it. The lines of the song mention several places where he recently lived, explaining how he connected with each town he lived in: Atlanta (“The A”), Houston, Las Vegas, and other cities in Carolina and Tenessee.

Life as a runaway can be exciting and teach you many things: Rod Wave describes it as his personal way of living his dream. Of course, it’s not always easy, and he says it explicitly. Sometimes things get scary.

I just woke up in my tour bus, I don’t know where I’m headed
I been out on my own since I turned eighteen
Packed my bags, hit the road, left to chase my dreams (My dreams)
Love livin’ in the A when people knew me barely
Then my dream came alive, this s**t got very scary

But the most important awareness that he gained on his life path is that now he wants to settle: in the last part of the song, the rapper starts speaking in the plural, meaning that he now has a significant one to share his life with. Rod Wave mentions kids and cribs, showing his sincere wish to become a father.

Look, I traveled across the nation, don’t matter what state we in (We in)
People stop and stare and lookin’ at us like aliens
I spent some time in Carolina, spent time in Tennessee
Is there a heaven for a G? Where can I go to get some peace? (Yeah)
I wanna settle with my kids, buy a crib by the beach (By the beach, yeah)
No more Percs to ease to pain and no more drank to go to sleep, yeah

From this point of view, after all, the lyrics of Stone Rolling are not just a recap of his life as a runaway but also a love letter to his girl: I’ve been moving from one place to another for years, now I want to stop and build my new life with you, having kids and forming a family.

For the most curious: there is no official information about who Rod Wave’s girlfriend could be, so he may have been able to keep his identity secret. That’s is natural if you want to build a family in peace with the person you love.

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The complete lyrics

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Uh, he’s a rolling stone (Yeah), he’s a rolling stone
Long as the wind blows, I’ll be long gone (Yeah, long gone)
He’s a rolling stone (Rolling stone), he’s a rolling stone (Yeah, yeah)
Drive for many miles and roads and still can’t find my, my home (Yeah, yeah, mm)

I remember bein’ a kid, I just wanted to travel (Yeah)
On my bed, writin’ raps, thinkin’ ’bout daddy (My daddy)
Was in my cell, writin’ raps, regrettin’ my actions (My actions, yeah, yeah)
Like if I make it out this s**t, I’m goin’ straight to Cali
It’s like I know my momma loved him, but I still hate him (Oh)
Livin’ life like a runaway, and it’s six years later (Six years later)
I said it and, no, I don’t regret it (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
I just woke up in my tour bus, I don’t know where I’m headed
I been out on my own since I turned eighteen
Packed my bags, hit the road, left to chase my dreams (My dreams)
Love livin’ in the A when people knew me barely
Then my dream came alive, this s**t got very scary (Bah, bah, bah, bah, bah)
I got so much in love for Houston, like it raised me
Me and Sauce in a Maybach gettin’ faded
This don’t feel right, nah, this s**t feel crazy
Clutchin’ on my pipe, don’t even feel like I made it
I love Las Vegas (Yeah), but that was before I was famous (Ayy, yeah)
Look, I traveled across the nation, don’t matter what state we in (We in)
People stop and stare and lookin’ at us like aliens
I spent some time in Carolina, spent time in Tennessee
Is there a heaven for a G? Where can I go to get some peace? (Yeah)
I wanna settle with my kids, buy a crib by the beach (By the beach, yeah)
No more Percs to ease to pain and no more drank to go to sleep, yeah

Uh, he’s a rolling stone (Youngin), he’s a rolling stone (Life of a rolling stone)
Long as the wind blows (Life of a rolling stone), I’ll be long gone (Lone gone)
He’s a rolling stone (Yeah), he’s a rolling stone
Drive for many miles and roads and still can’t find my, my home (Can’t find my home)

Yeah, yeah
My, my home
Life of a rolling stone, life of a rolling stone