Don't - Bryson Tiller

The Experience: I want to give you better, baby it's whatever. Somebody gotta step up. Girl I'm that somebody... You've heard that over and over. If only it were true. It rarely is...

Music video: The whole music video takes place as a tired girltries to sort out her relationships, alone in a king-sized bed. As she ponders, the video cuts to a white hallway where Bryson professes that he's back and better, that he's ready to man up. Then the video jumps to Bryson's appel (practically the whole song). But that ends with her walking off alone. Back to the hallway - he takes a call and walks away himself. It ends with her back in the bed, still alone.

The Meaning of Don't: Bryson Tiller offers Don't as a wake up call to his girl. She's being used by the guy she left him for. But Bryson calls her out. Say's she's not happy. Says she's being used. Says he's can offer more. He can step up. He's back and he's better. But in the end, he wants the same thing as the man he denounces - let's penetrate and got a good p-ssy. Her reaction in the music video - staying alone - is totally understandable. Bryson's advice applies to Bryson too.

Ask yourself: How many false promises of love can you take before you give up on love?


Don't play with her, don't be dishonest
Still not understanding this logic
Aye, I'm back and I'm better
I want you bad as ever
Don't let me just let up
I want to give you better
Baby it's whatever
Somebody gotta step up
Girl I'm that somebody
So I'm next up

Be d-mned if I let him catch up
It's easy to see that you're fed up
I am on a whole 'nother level
Girl he only f-cked you over cause you let him

F-ck em girl I guess he didn't know any better
Girl that man didn't show any effort
Do all I can just to show you you're special
Certain it's your love that holds me together

Lately you say he been killing the vibe
Gotta be sick of this guy
Pull up skirt
Get in the ride
Left hand is steering the other is gripping your thigh
Light up a spliff and get high
Shawty you deserve what you been missing
Looking at you I'm thinking he must be tripping
Play this song for him tell him just listen

(Play this song for him...)

Girl, said he keeps on playing games and his loving ain't the same
I don't know what to say-ay but
What a shame
If you were mine you would not get the same
If you were mine you would top everything
Suicide in the drop switching lanes
And that thang so fire baby no propane
Got good p-ssy girl can I be frank
To keep it 100 girl I ain't no saint
But he the only reason that I'm feeling this way
Giving you the world baby when you get space
Pen game get me laid, baby lett's penetrate
Oh baby


H-Town got a n-gga so throwed
Po' up we can party some mo'
Yeah got this drink in my cup
Got a young n-gga feeling so throwed
Spit fire and the world so cold
Young money got a n-gga feeling old
Spit fire and the world so cold
H-Town got me feeling so throwed
H-Town got me feeling so throwed
Raw paint in the sip can it fold
H-Town got me feeling so throwed
Spit fire and the world so cold
H-Town got a n-gga so throwed

(Play this song for em...)


by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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