Macklemore: Otherside Meaning
Song Released: 2010
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He rolled up, asked him what he was sippin' on
He said lean, You want to hit it, dawg?
That's the same stuff Weezy's sippin' huh?
And tons of other rappers that be spittin' hard
Yup yup five a bone
When he passed him that...
anonymous Sep 26th, 2015 9:54am report
I think this song is about, where drugs can make you a better person but then the butterfly effect messes it up and then you die.
anonymous May 10th, 2012 5:46pm report
This song's interpretations are obvious...it's about the use of drugs, specifically cough syrup and how the use of it is deadly even though it may not seem that harmful. The first verse is a play by play of a boys first time trying cough syrup with friends and then it becoming addicting for him, eventually being the cause of his death.
After the first verse he goes on to explain how today's rappers, specifically Lil' Wayne, underestimate the power of their lyrics to young kids.
"He just wanted to act like them, he just wanted to rap like him" is one example of this.
He also explains how much drugs can change someone and that he has seen many of his friends die due to overdoses, "I've seen Oxycotton take three lives, I've seen cocaine bring out the demons inside".
He finishes off the song by saying that drugs can consume you and strip you ofall your lifes potential.
This song is amazing and the video is one of the strongest you will see. I love Macklemore'smusic and his style of hip hop. Truly a classic song! I also recommend "Wings" if you like this song.
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