Take Care vs. HYFR: Which Drake Video Is More Like The Lyrics?
We couldn't help but notice that Drake offered not one but TWO Easter treats for us over the long weekend. Releasing videos for both "Take Care" and "HYFR" made us cry, then laugh with the two vids each taking on different themes: breakups and bar mitzvahs. But which music video relates better to the lyrics? We're about to find out...
With a video that's as lovely and heartsick as the lyrics themselves, "Take Care" begins with dramatic footage of what appears to be dust flying off of Drake, which is kind of a nod to Jay-Z's "Dirt Off Your Shoulders" in a way: who cares what you've done in the past, it's all behind you now, represented by these lines:
"What's a life with no fun, please don't be so ashamed / I've had mine, you've had yours we both know, we know"
What about all of the animal imagery? Here's our take on it: the bird, buffalo and fish all reference the different elements of air, land and water. These pure elements are in the video to represent the pure, raw love between Drake and the woman he sings to:
"Cause you don't say you love me / To your friends when they ask you / Even though we both know that you do (you do)"
And of course, we have to talk about Rihanna in the vid, looking amazingly understated clutched in Drake's arms but not submissive. Her stares at the camera shows that even though she's swallowed in his embrace, he needs her:
"If you let me, here's what I'll do / I'll take care of you / I've loved and I've lost"
Moving on to round 2 of Drake's music vids, "HYFR"(which obviously stands for Hell Yeah F***ing Right) is all about Drake's "re-bar mitzvah". Of course, in true Drake fashion, it's an extravagant affair, so let's look for some lyrics that represent his grandeur taste, like Drizzy talking about life lessons learned from making bank:
"What have I learned since getting richer / I learned working with the negatives could make for better pictures / I learned Hennessy and enemies is one hell of a mixture"
And of course, him and Lil Wayne drop the song's title in response to the following questions:
"Do you love this sh*t? / Are you high right now? / Do you ever get nervous? / Are you single?"
All in all, it looks like Drake's balled "Take Care" is the more true-to-lyrics video. But what do you think? Let us know in the comments!
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