Lil Wayne: How to Love Meaning
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How to Love Lyrics
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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 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 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 Oct 21st, 10:48pm report
to me this song is about a girl who never truly figured out the meaning of love and had a true guy who loved her for her. it’s talking about how she is deeply insecure and searching for self-acceptance in all the wrong places like sex, stripping, lots of relationships, etc. he’s talking about how she is beautiful and worth everything.
anonymous Dec 21st, 2015 12:19pm report
My interpretation of this song reflects a lot on my own life. I have been with more men than I can count on my fingers and this I am not proud of. I was always looking for love and someone to see me as me but I ended up becoming easy due to my insecurities and lack of self worth. It turns out if I look at my childhood, I never had an example of true honest and compassionate love because of my parents' divorce. So now as I try to find it on my own, I'm looking in places I feel comfortable with, which is sex. In the end, I have now established that I am done messing around and looking in the wrong places. I am almost 25 and the love of my life doesn't trust me. But of course he doesn't, we were together for 5 years and I cheated on him more than once. So for now, I'm trying to find the right way of how to love and I've made an oath to not have sex until I get married because then I won't be able to make another mistake.
have anyone seen these video? I can easily tell what this song is about cause ive been through exactly the same but worse, while i was pregnant. Ive never had a stable relationship with anyone, they've all been with me because of my "look or better said my body". ive suffered a lot, and she even became a prostitue to mantain her babies because the baby daddies are not worth even a penny. ive been trhough exactly the same. While i was pregnant i even cried listening to this song.
anonymous Jan 24th, 2015 1:47am report
I've been through rape, and In my interpretation of this song is about someone that got raped alot of times and is insecure about how she feels about guys, maybe she thinks that guys only want her for sex, don't judge it's my interpretation
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"!!
-Hope I helped just let me know what you think and follow me on twitter @VicarsAbby instagram- @1dlover4life22 and um yeah that's about it!!!!:))
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 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.
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