Man On The Moon
is a concept album split into five acts about the life so far of Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi (real name Scott Mescudi). Episodes such as his father's death and Mescudi's subsequent struggles as a teen are highlighted and this song concerns his efforts to inspire himself to be a "lion." HipHopDX.com
noticed that Mescudi declares on this song that he's "not a loser." The Cleveland rapper replied: "When I was coming up you would think that I didn't have any potential to be anything. I drew a lot, so people that knew me really well thought that I was gonna end up doing something with art or drawing or being a cartoonist or something like that. But to the outside world I used to get in so much s--t in school, and I had very little motivation to do anything, you would think I was a completely worthless kid."