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Sicko Mode
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Sicko Mode

Travis Scott
Album:
Astroworld

Song Meaning of Sicko Mode by Travis Scott


The song's overarching theme is reflecting on the rappers' past experiences and present circumstances.


There are three distinct movements to the song. The song's first movement begins at the first minute mark and lasts for one minute. The second movement begins at one minutes into the piece and ends just before three minutes. Starting roughly three minutes into the song, the third movement begins. The opening movement recalls a wintertime gathering of friends. The second movement recalls earlier liaisons with females. The third movement recalls the rappers' time in high school, but this time they had the luxury of taking off from a fixed base operator.


The song includes an interpolation from Uncle Luke's song "I Wanna Rock" and samples from the songs "Gimme the Loot" and "I Wanna Rock," which were both written by the Notorious B.I.G. and Easy Mo Bee and performed by the former. The song features vocals from Canadian rapper Drake.


Scott's debut number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 was Sicko Mode.


Lyrics of Sicko Mode by Travis Scott


[Part I]

 

[Drake:]

Astro, yeah

Sun is down, freezin' cold

That's how we already know winter's here

My dawg would probably do it for a Louis belt

That's just all he know, he don't know nothin' else

I tried to show 'em, yeah

I tried to show 'em, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Goin' on you with the pick and roll

Young La Flame, he in sicko mode

 

[Part II]

 

[Travis Scott (The Notorious B.I.G.):]

Woo, made this here with all the ice on in the booth

At the gate outside, when they pull up, they get me loose

Yeah, Jump Out boys, that's Nike boys, hoppin' out coupes

This shit way too big when we pull up give me the loot

(Gimme the loot!)

Was off the Remy, had a Papoose

Had to hit my old town to duck the news

Two four hour lockdown, we made no moves

Now it's 4 AM and I'm back up poppin' with the crew

I just landed in, Chase B mixes pop like Jamba Juice

Different colored chains, think my jeweler really sellin' fruits

And they chokin', man, know the crackers wish it was a noose

 

[Big Hawk (Swae Lee):]

Some—some—some, someone said

To win the retreat, we all in too deep

Play-play-playin' for keeps, don't play us for weak (someone said)

To win the retreat, we all in too deep

Play-play-playin' for keeps, don't play us for weak

 

[Travis Scott (Uncle Luke):]

Yeah, this shit way too formal, y'all know I don’t follow suit

Stacey Dash, most of these girls ain't got a clue

All of these hoes I made off records I produced

I might take all my exes and put 'em all in a group

Hit my esés, I need the bootch

'Bout to turn this function to Bonnaroo

Told her, "Hop in, you comin' too"

In the 305, bitches treat me like I'm Uncle Luke

(Don't stop, pop that pussy!)

Had to slop the top off, it's just a roof, uh

She said, "Where we goin'?" I said, "The moon"

We ain't even make it to the room

She thought it was the ocean, it's just the pool

Now I got her open, it's just the Goose

Who put this shit together? I'm the glue (someone said)

 

 

[Travis Scott (Uncle Luke):]

[Travis Scott (Swae Lee) {Big Hawk}:]

(Someone said)

Shorty FaceTimed me out the blue

(Someone said)

{Play-Playin' for keeps}

(Someone said, motherfucker - someone said)

{Don't play us for weak}

 

[Part III]

 

[Travis Scott (Drake) {Lil Juice}:]

Yeah!

(Astro, yeah, yeah)

{Tay Keith, fuck these niggas up}

(Ayy, ayy)

 

[Drake (Travis Scott):]

She's in love with who I am

Back in high school, I used to bus it to the dance (yeah)

Now I hit the FBO with duffels in my hands

I did half a Xan, thirteen hours 'til I land

Had me out like a light, ayy, yeah

Like a light, ayy, yeah

 

[Drake (Travis Scott):]

Like a light, ayy

Slept through the flight, ayy

Knocked for the night, ayy, 767, man

This shit got double bedroom, man

I still got scores to settle, man

I crept down the block (down the block)

Made a right (yeah, right)

Cut the lights, (yeah, what) paid the price (yeah)

Niggas think it's sweet, (nah, never) it's on sight (yeah, what?)

Nothin' nice, (yeah) baguettes in my ice (aww, man)

Jesus Christ, (yeah) checks over stripes (yeah)

That's what I like, (yeah) that's what we like (yeah)

Lost my respect, you not a threat

When I shoot my shot, that shit wetty like I'm Sheck (bitch!)

See the shots that I took, (ayy) wet like I'm Book (ayy)

Wet like I'm Lizzie

I be spinnin' Valley, circle blocks 'til I'm dizzy (yeah, what?)

Like where is he? (yeah, what?)

No one seen him (yeah, yeah)

I'm tryna clean 'em (yeah)

 

She's in love with who I am

Back in high school, I used to bus it to the dance

Now I hit the FBO with duffels in my hands (woo!)

I did half a Xan, thirteen hours 'til I land

Had me out like a light (like a light)

Like a light (like a light)

Like a light (like a light)

Like a light

 

[Travis Scott:]

Yeah, passed the dawgs a celly

Sendin' texts, ain't sendin' kites, yeah

He said, "Keep that on lock"

I say, "You know this shit, it's stife", yeah

It's absolute, yeah (yeah) I'm back, reboot (it's lit!)

LaFerrari to Jamba Juice, yeah (skrrt, skrrt)

We back on the road, they jumpin' off, no parachute, yeah

Shorty in the back

She said she workin' on her glutes, yeah (oh my God)

Ain't by the book, yeah, this how it look, yeah

'Bout a check, yeah, (check) just check the foots, yeah

Pass this to my daughter, I'ma show her what it took (yeah)

Baby mama cover Forbes, got these other bitches shook

Yeah

Release Date

2018

Songwriter/s

Jacques Webster II, Aubrey Graham, Khalif Brown, John Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Ozan Yildirim, Cydel Young, Tim Gomringer, Kevin Gomringer, Mirsad Dervić, Rogét Chahayed, Brytavious Chambers, Michael Dean, Luther Campbell, Harry Wayne Casey, Richard Finch, Christopher Wallace, Osten Harvey, Bryan Higgins, Trevor Smith, James Jackson, Malik Taylor, Keith Elam, Christopher Martin, Kamaal Fareed, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Tyrone Taylor, Fred Scruggs, Kirk Jones, Chylow Parker

Producer/s

Chahayed, Hit-BoyOz, Cubeatz, Tay Keith, Dean

Label/s

Cactus Jack, Grand Hustle,Epic

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