"Marvin's Room " & Disrepect for Relationships

Shall I start by saying that I am generally a mild Drake fan? Now that that is out of the way...

He released a song today, "Marvin's Room." I strongly dislike it for multiple reasons. He's "singing" for the majority of the song, and the lyrics/story are horrible to me. I seem to be the only one, on Twitter I've seen such comments as "Best song of 2011" and "This is real music." -- to each his/her own I suppose.

The gist of the story is Drake is drunk, so he's calling some girl that he knows is with a good man and making a play for her. Some lyrics:

Cups of the Rose
Bitches in my old phone
I should call one and go home
I’ve been in this club too long
The woman that I would try
Is happy with a good guy

But I’ve been drinking so much
That I’ma call her anyway and say
“F-ck that nigga that you love so bad
I know you still think about the times we had”
I say “f-ck that nigga that you think you found
And since you picked up I know he’s not around”

:-\ I dunno. I guess as a happily married woman I'm not really feeling the "get drunk and break up someone's relationship" tone of this. I'm confused as to who is out there LOVING this song? Is it people interested in a person already in a relationship? Are those the people that have it on repeate? What is it that has everyone loving this so much that it's trending on twitter?

This plays into a greater issue which is disrepect for relationships. Is no one's relationship sacred if there is someone out there who think they might be better? I'm currently going through the whole series of "The L Word" and although I'm only through about 1 and a quarter seasons, but I've noticed a trend of "I think I'm better than her current girlfriend so I'm just gonna go in for the kill." I see this on TV all the time. Is there no relationship off limits?


  1. I think the song is popular because alot of people have dysfunctional perspectives on relationships and especially marriage. People like it because Drake articulates thoughts/feelings they have, but they aren't thinking about the reality of the consequences that those thoughts/feelings would bring if they acted on them.

  2. @Trevor - I think you are correct.

  3. bravo @trevor

    god, the thinking these days, i just can't relate on any level. that sounds like wretched lyrics and i won't go play the song. i hate his music anyway, monotone muppet


  4. I won't sit here and say I don't like some of Drake's music, but I don't like this song. Bitch this nigga that...clearly he's in or coming from a painful place. Drake is letting the world know he's hurting, this sounds like a cry for help. I will agree the lyrics scream he has no respect for relationships but it also says he has deeper issues with self.

  5. Have yet to hear the song but nowadays kids will listen to anything and the positive thing about is that most of them it's art and not to take it too seriously! At least the kids in my family have pretty level heads!

  6. JOJO just did a remake of this song and it hit over 2 million views on the first day. She counters it. Give it a listen, & let us know what you think.

    Kimberly, FWB


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