Furthest Thing

Album: Nothing Was the Same (2013)
Charted: 56

Songfacts®:

  • This Jake One co-produced track finds Drake examining the duality imposed by fame and his personal limbo:

    "Somewhere between psychotic and iconic
    Somewhere between I want it and I got it
    Somewhere between I'm sober and I'm lifted
    Somewhere between a mistress and commitment."

    Happily the song closes on a celebratory note as the successful Toronto MC comes to the realization that "this is the life for me."
  • Drake boasts in the third verse about how he's got his competitors scared that when he's finished rapping, there won't be anything left for them:

    "I got 'em worried, like make sure you save a slice for me.
    I should have Spoons serve you up with a fork and knife for me."

    Drake is not only continuing the food metaphor in the second line, but also referencing his cutlery-monikered bodyguard Spoons. Drake shouted out another of his bodyguards, his longtime buddy Chubby Chub, on the Nothing Was The Same deluxe version bonus track, "The Motion:" ("And my dog Chubby Chub, that's my nigga from the way").
  • We often point out bad grammar in songs, so here we'll give Drake credit for his proper use of "furthest." A common mistake is the use of "farthest" in this situation, which would indicate a literal distance (Hawaii is the state farthest away from California). When Drake raps about being the "furthest thing from perfect," he is indicating a figurative distance, and "furthest" is correct.

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