Lil Wayne: How to Love Meaning
How to Love Lyrics
A little louder
You had a lot of crooks tryna steal your heart
Never really had luck, couldn’t never figure out
How to love
How to love
You had a lot of moments that didn’t last forever
Now you in the corner tryna put it...
anonymous Jun 24th, 2011 6:32pm report
This song is about girl who has always questioned her self-worth because she had always been valued based on her outer beauty and her body. She has learned to measure her worth with her body and never experienced a man loving her for her inner beauty and who she is on the inside. Her whole outlook on life had been marred by this so she never trusted anyone and found herself accustomed to using her sex appeal to get the things she wanted out of life. She often feels insecure if men looked at her because how they viewed her appearance determined whether or not they would deal with her. She both loathed and capatilized on her looks.
anonymous Jun 17th, 2011 6:44pm report
he is talking TO young girls that have ever let one too many men into her heart that just tear a chunk out and leave. when this girl never had enough self esteem to begin with. they wander what men see when they look at them. cause obviosly they are not the prettiest they just dont want men to see them as un attractive. striping represents the low self esteem and detachment because they will never love any of the men they come into contact with therefore keeping them safe from heart break love represents in their minds. but lil wayne is sayin to all of us girls with these exact problem that we might not understand how pretty we are and he doesnt judge the fact that we have been hurt and that as much as we think it is, it isnt our fault that our ability to love has been crippled by so many jerks that in and out of our lives. and whether you beleive me or not...(or if i even beleive myself) your beautiful.<3
anonymous Jul 7th, 2011 7:13am report
i think he's talking about a girl who has had their heart broken in the past. && has had many different guys who have crossed her path. they all try to steal her heart but they've never had luck. the relationships never last making her have insecurities about herself, if there's maybe something wrong with her. she's trying to put it together. but she cant figure it out.:/ she just wants to be loved but with her guards up & a closed heart she doesn't know how to love.. But he trys to explain to her that these crooks still are crooks aka players still playing the game. there was never anything wrong with her. he understands, comforts, assures her, tells her she's beautiful && unique unlike any other && always deserved the best..:)
1dlover4life Apr 4th, 2013 4:34pm report
This song is about a girl who has had many relationships and always got them screwed by a guy who really, basically just used her but has never really figured out "how to love"!!
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anonymous Oct 31st, 2012 10:55pm report
You people are stupid
The song is about girls who whore themselves out, and don't know how to trust or feel. It's about women being misrepresented, based on looks, shamefully submitting to men and lust.
anonymous Aug 21st, 2012 8:23pm report
hes probably talking about a girl he cares about how she didn't get enough love from her family when she was younger so she doesn't know how to love someone not even herself and that's why she goes to a lot of guys and her life gets bad, instead of being a good girl that studies at school falls in love and marry someone her life just went in a very bad way
anonymous May 30th, 2012 5:31am report
Well i think that other interpretation could be like if lil wayne were talking about a prostitute,a girl that works in streets. And the way she went to that way: because she never really knew what the love was. The people that was tryin "to steel her hart"never could because the probably used to see the physical appareance only. So the one who is singin is someone who saw everything, who knew that girl since she was little but she probably reject him. But he still loving her even she is waht she is. Now he is singin to her
anonymous May 25th, 2012 5:42am report
Okay , so at the beginning it shows women about to get an aboration (kill the baby inside her before it's born)
Then at the last mintue she decides not to and runs out.
After the baby is born , it watches it's mother (the one about to get an aboration) get physically abused by her father.
Later the baby grows up to a girl , and goes to vist her father in jail with her mother .
After she grows up to a preteen and her mother has a boyfriend , when the girls mother falls asleep , he sexually abuses the girl .
Seeing and being abused all her life , messed her up , resulting in her sitting on the stairs of a school , when a boy walks out they start to make out , because she does not how to express love otherwise (She dosen't know 'How To Love.')
Later the girl drops out of school to become a stripper to raise her two children.
Then she hooks up with someone wrong , for money. She goes to the doctor and tells her she has a STD , and she starts to cry and hug her mother.
Then , the video stops , goes back in time , back to the beginning of the girls life. This time instead , her mother picks up the girl and they move in with her sister or friend , instead . Now her mother marries a good man , and the girl does not have to witness her father in jail or get sexually abused. She grows up to study at school and graduates and becomes a hair dresser , now instead of going to the doctor to be told she has a STD he tells her she's pregent and her and her mom hug and she thanks her for teaching her how to love right.
anonymous May 21st, 2012 5:03pm report
I think it's about a girl who grew up being dealt with the wrong hands her whole life, she grew up without a father, her mom had to leave abusive relationships, she was in and out of bad relationships, one of them in prison another one of her mom's boyfriends raping her, so she grows up behaving promisculosly with low self esteem and just keeps getting fucked over by men in her life to the point where she can't really love anymore and her promiscuous behavior (stripping, prostituting and the sorts) leads her into trouble by getting HIV/AIDS so she finay gets help and puts her life back together, found the right guy had kids and became a hair dresser. If you watch the video beginning to end on YouTube it shows how she is at first and her transformation.
anonymous May 13th, 2012 5:25pm report
this song is about somebody just like me! Its about trust issues - probably based on her past - she very pretty and meets lots of guys, she can't let them in because she doesn't know how to! so he's telling her he admires her as much as she admires the things she loves in life!
anonymous May 10th, 2012 5:12pm report
Hmm.. I think the song is about the teenagers who are 'promiscuous' and how the girl ended up in the video. She ended up with HIV so the message is stop letting crooks steal ur heart and use you. And her childhood was awful.. So her mother should teach her how to love. Great message!
anonymous Apr 8th, 2012 4:20pm report
he knows wasup he has the same thoughts as i do, we need to raise OUR daughters differently then how we were raised MOST of the grls i know have kids & stay in abusive relationships & never finish their education & all 4 wat a FUCKIN GUY??? COME ON ladies WE CAN DO IT ALONE!! Im not a stripper but damn this relates to mee, but THANK GOD im looking forward.. We all need a bright future ahead of us lets do it 4 ourselfs & our babies♥ Its Not our fault tho most minority girls have kids at a young age because our moms stayed in abusive relationships, & that affected on how we love, we looked 4 love at a young age kuz some never got it at home, we need to teach our children "How To Love" straite up with it.. Then its NOT our mother's fault they stayed in abusive relationships in their culture they were taught to not leave the father of the children the "provider" & if the woman remarried she was SLUT and people thought bad of her & she was told she would never be wanted by another man & soo she stayed & took da abuse..:/ & i think thats how our generation of teen moms became to be.. But we know now that FUCK wat people think, & we can do it alone we dont need a "MAN" we need to be INDEPENDENT.. Watch the last part how the grandma, the mom, & the daughter are together when she is graduating.. # INDEPENDENT, SMART, FREE women did it alone toghether with NO man & thats how we need to show our babies HOW TO LOVE!!!!!
anonymous Mar 20th, 2012 3:58pm report
I think the narrator is telling someone that he/she is a beautiful person inside and out. But they keep denying and believe its a lie bcos they were born with low self esteem and feeling insecured most of the time.
Love is a believing creature. Perhaps, make love not war. Peace :)
anonymous Mar 1st, 2012 3:20pm report
When he says dreams transform in two visions Little Dwayne is referencing the song double vision (two visions) by Foregner. This song is about the lady on the cover of the record HEAD GAMES (which is why little wane says looking over your shoulder - PROOF http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_yYtcs1nU4_4/TSgBgr2Lb7I/AAAAAAAABJ0/XqjJzVJibqs/s320/ForeignerFront.jpg)
Also LIl Wang's song "Damage Is Done" by Lil Wayne sampled Foreigner's "The Damage Is Done". PROOF
anonymous Feb 7th, 2012 2:48pm report
This song is about choices. The woman in this song does not know how receive love or give love in all of her relationships, not just in the romantic ones. There is a pattern in the protagonists life. Just like her mother before her, she makes poor choices because she has to make a living. But not because it's her own fault, but because of the difficult circumstances she grew up in she cannot do anything else. So due to that, she uses her body to earn a living; that is admirable but she doesn't know how to treat herself well. Lil Wayne is saying to girls in similar situations to value who you are on the inside and outside. Don't just let men (or anyone) take advantage of you; be confident, comfortable in your skin, and make the choice to love yourself first. If you love yourself, you will see the rest of your relationships and life flower.
anonymous Jan 9th, 2012 1:40pm report
It soundz to me dat dere was a women who had crooks who tried to steal her heart and dose man who did didnt like her for who she was dey only liked her becuz she wud have had sex wif dem and since she was a stripper she was scared about how all dose men looked at her she didnt feel secure and dose men treated her so poorly. And at da end of the video of How To Love she tells dat lady dat was wif her"Thank you for teaching me how to love" becuz she finnally got a man dat appreciated her and accepted dat way she was :-) <3
anonymous Jan 3rd, 2012 1:43am report
I think he was trying to tell this woman's story, trying to get her to see that she doesn't have to be a stripper to be considered worth something. He is trying to say that no matter how she looks, gorgeous or not, she is not a waste of life. All life should be valued. In this case, she is beautiful and they want to love her without loving her. In other words, they don't want to love her as a person but as a stripper. She is a stripper because she is afraid to open her heart and be hurt. She was hurt by so many guys, she had many doubts about finding the right one. The woman thinks that any guy is a monster. She thinks all mens goals are to hurt the women they date.
anonymous Dec 25th, 2011 12:07pm report
I think that he is trying to tell parents that how they raise their children affects them a lot in the future, and i think that when he wrote that song he was thinking about his dughter, trying to show her that he really cares and is trying to do his best to raise her
anonymous Dec 25th, 2011 12:13am report
This song is about a girl who is abused for her outer beauty as a young adult. She sees her outer beauty but doesn't think that anyone will ever love her. She finally finds her inner beauty and turns her life around, gets married, and figures out how to love. This song is about a girl who finds her inner beauty after being loved only for her outer beauty and body.
Blowsmoke89 Dec 8th, 2011 12:26am report
I cry everytime I listen to this song. The video is what makes the words come to life.
I think this song is about a girl who grows up not knowing how to act around guys who she likes because she didn't have a positive influence growing up as a kid. So when she try's to impress guys she likes she thinks automatically, I wanna be sexy around him and that will make him like me. So she try's to get guys by having sex with them and then falls for the guy only to have the guy never fall for her. He dates her just to have sex, when she really wants a relationship as well. He breaks her heart over and over because she never figured out how to love. She gets to a point where she just doesn't care anymore and becomes numb emotionally, starts getting money from sex/thought I might as well get something from it he's gettin what he wants. She starts strippin to get through college and pay bills. She doesn't really value herself all that much and now it's all about the money. She goes to the dr. Gets a positive blood test back HIV positive and totally freaks out. She doesn't have anyone who she can talk too because if anyone ever found out she would be laughed at and talked about when all she really wanted to be was normal. Shes sittin in a corner thinking things through like f*** what am I gonna do now. Then the video rewinds and shows how if she would have had a positive upbringing and had been shown how to love with her parents being married, loving each other not fighting in front of her when she was younger, her mother was there to show her how to love, not out doing her own thing & not caring about what happened with her daughter. She ends up getting pregnant in the end and keeps it instead of getting an STD.
Either way, lil Wayne is trying to say no matter how your life was growing up your beautiful. No matter if you have no father, no mother, your parents did meth when you were young, you slept around and got hpv, herpes, HIV, etc.. Or if you were raised to keep your virginity till marriage. It doesn't matter, because what matters in the end, true love is what the person is like personally, not how sexy they are.
anonymous Nov 29th, 2011 11:53am report
he wans money and weed and b...... hell yeaaaa
anonymous Nov 29th, 2011 11:53am report
i think its depth finding beauty inside you
anonymous Nov 21st, 2011 11:17pm report
Its about a girl who was raped and she got preganant and as she goes to get an abortion she decides she cant go through with it.
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