For Fun – Decoding the Hedonistic Anthems of Modern Rap


You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Lil Uzi Vert's For Fun at Lyrics.org.
Article Contents:
  1. Music Video
  2. Lyrics
  3. Song Meaning
  4. The Duality of Wealth in ‘For Fun’
  5. Numbing the Pain: Substance as an Escape Route
  6. Dissolving Love in the Ego’s Solvent
  7. Unraveling the Hidden Vulnerability Beneath the Bravado
  8. ‘Gas Mask and Gas’ – The Memorably Fire Lines of ‘For Fun’

Lyrics

(Ayy, let me hear that ho, Jeff)

I get the bands, count the blue cheese, I do that shit for fun (beep, beep)
For every mill’ I pop a pill, I do that shit ’til I’m dumb (dumb)
I had your girl, she at my crib, that was a one-on-one (one)
Smokin’ a Back’ full of that gas, almost lost my lung (my lung)
I don’t smoke trash, need a gas mask, this shit smell like skunk
1600, got a couple opps in the city and they all gon’ hunt (frrah)
The FN-57 all on my waist, there’s no need for me to pop the trunk (trunk, you too)
You keep tryna make me wan’ cuff, but you keep playin’ with my love (my love)

You should enjoy your whole day ’cause I am good, my love (I’m good, my love)
How you keep tryna make me fuck but you don’t even wan’ suck?
Both of my pockets they stuffed, uh
Bank account tryna erupt (woah, yeah)
I can never go bankrupt (woah, yeah)
I put your bitch in the tub, yeah
I don’t believe in good luck (yeah, I don’t)
Knuck if you buck, make her nut (what? What?)
She never slept in my house (house)
Hit it twelve times in my own Bentley truck, yeah
I just get geeked off the drugs, yeah
Sometimes I check on my plug, yeah
I get money with some Crips, yeah
I get money with some Bloods, yeah
But you don’t know, uh
You ain’t never seen my other side
Complexion, that’s from my mother’s side
Don’t got the waves that’s my brother’s side (no)
I will give you almost everything (everything)
You don’t have to just take some of mine (no)
Rockin’ VETEMENTS from the summer line (summer line)
And you know it is the Wintertime (yeah)

I get the bands, count the blue cheese (woo)
I do that shit for fun (slatt, let’s go, fun)
For every mill’ I pop a pill, I do that shit ’til I’m dumb (dumb, dumb)
I had your girl, she at my crib, that was a one-on-one (one, one)
Smokin’ a Back’ full of that gas, almost lost my lung (my lungs)
I don’t smoke trash, need a gas mask, this shit smell like skunk (skunk, skunk)
1600, got a couple opps in the city and they all gon’ hunt (uh-huh)
The FN-57 all on my waist, there’s no need for me to pop the trunk (trunk)
You keep tryna make me wan’ cuff, but you keep playin’ with my love (yeah)

You keep tryna make me wan’ cuff, but you keep playin’ with my love (cuff, uh)
You keep tryna make me cuff, but you keep playin’ with my love (cuff, why?)
I don’t even cuff my jeans, why would I make a thot, uh, my queen? (My queen)
Yeah, she wanna fuck my team, I could blow that bitch to smithereens (let’s go)
I said fuck your team, we pulled up just like the Marines (the Marines, yeah)
Nigga don’t want no beef, I ain’t never never eatin’ no Jimmy Dean’s, yeah
Yeah, as far as I go to pop a bean
She sniff coke, that lil’ bitch a fiend, yeah
Yeah, she not countin’ money
Not crack cards, but she know now reef, ayy
Y’all niggas, y’all too funny
Jim Carrey me, myself and Irene (Irene)
Ayy, I might start sellin’ trees, just the way I always got leaves
Ayy, I might start sellin’ plants, just the way your bitch ate up the seed (yeah)
Chanel pearl came out a clam, this shit on my neck look like beads, ayy

I get the bands, count the blue cheese, I do that shit for fun (yeah, yeah, let’s go, fun)
For every mill’ I pop a pill, I do that shit ’til I’m dumb (dumb-dumb)
I had your girl, she at my crib, that was a one-on-one (one, one)
Smokin’ a Back’ full of that gas, almost lost my lung (my lungs)
I don’t smoke trash, need a gas mask, this shit smell like skunk (smell like skunk)
1600, got a couple opps in the city and they all gon’ hunt (frrah)
The FN-57 all on my waist, there’s no need for me to pop the trunk (trunk)
You keep tryna make me wan’ cuff, but you keep playin’ with my love (my love)

Full Lyrics

The neon tapestry of sound and wordplay Lil Uzi Vert weaves in his track ‘For Fun’ is more than a superficial glance at a rapper’s luxurious escapades. It’s a deep dive into the psyche of a young star navigating success, relationships, and existential contentment through a hedonistic lens.

Uzi’s candid delivery juxtaposes the thrills of his lifestyle with the hollow undertones of pleasure-seeking. By peeling back layers of braggadocio, ‘For Fun’ unveils a commentary on the temporal nature of happiness in the fast lane of fame and fortune.

The Duality of Wealth in ‘For Fun’

Uzi’s chorus, a repetitive acknowledgement of earning and burning through ‘bands’ and ‘blue cheese’, becomes a mantra of excess. Yet this is not just gloating; it’s a self-aware acknowledgment of wealth’s transient role in his pursuit of happiness.

The materialistic refrain interlaces with emotional detachment, suggesting that for Uzi, monetary gain is a game—a means to alleviate deeper, unaddressed voids that have nothing to do with his financial status.

Numbing the Pain: Substance as an Escape Route

The admission of popping pills ‘for every mill’ is a candid peek into Uzi’s coping mechanisms. This line chillingly depicts the seesaw between wealth and health, implying that success’s pressure is pacified by self-prescribed numbness.

Through this lyrical lens, ‘For Fun’ doubles as a silent scream against the addictions and mental health issues often glamorized in the industry, confronting the listener with the less-discussed consequences of fame’s bright lights.

Dissolving Love in the Ego’s Solvent

Fleeting relationships are given center stage with Uzi’s mention of a ‘one-on-one’—a fleeting encounter that’s both intimate and impersonal. The constant tug-of-war with a partner contemplating commitment (‘keep tryna make me wan’ cuff’) reflects Uzi’s struggle to remain emotionally unbound.

In the pursuit of independence and self-preservation, ‘For Fun’ encapsulates the strenuous effort to maintain one’s solitude, even in the face of potential love—an all-too-common trope in the glamorous yet isolating world of hip-hop.

Unraveling the Hidden Vulnerability Beneath the Bravado

Uzi’s rhythmical prowess straddles between bravado and introspect, granting us a look behind the curtain of the confident rapper persona. ‘You ain’t never seen my other side’ is a subtle confession, masked by the surrounding machismo.

It’s a reminder that even the most hardened of hearts within the industry has its untamed wilderness—a side kept hidden from the public’s prying eyes, revealing the true complexity of the characters we often simplify as mere entertainers.

‘Gas Mask and Gas’ – The Memorably Fire Lines of ‘For Fun’

The careful selection of imagery in lyrics like ‘I don’t smoke trash, need a gas mask, this shit smell like skunk’ paints a vivid picture of excess and the lengths Uzi will go for a high-quality experience. It’s a metaphor for his life’s policy—nothing but the finest, even if it’s just ‘For Fun’.

This line is not just memorable for its catchy melody but also for its symbolism. It aligns with the overarching theme of seeking the purest form of every experience, whether it is drugs, women, or wealth, suggesting a desire to sift the extraordinary from the ordinary.

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