Level Up | Sway

What is the meaning and main idea of Sway's Level Up song? What is the message the song tries to convey? Continue reading this article to find the answers. And for your reference, below is the complete lyric of the song.

We level up
We level up

Yeah we level up
I'm gonna climb up the levels, go harder
Lights flash every time we go fast
I'll never lose the game, I'm gonna last
So let's start
Yeah we level up

All over the radio and back up in the raves again
We got the crowd on a wave like it's a stadium
Call me the weatherman, it's about to be a great weekend
I'm on the cloud, let's make it rain again

Yeah, we level up

Nice but naughty, shirts and dresses looking saucy
Living in our minuses 'cause life begins at 40
Level up, call me Bond, James Bond
How I maintain? I tell them winner stays on

My brain racing like I'm trying to win the gold for Britain (yes!)
On a one track mind, let's go the distance
We're only stopping when we pose for pictures
And now we move so wavy, we get motion sickness


Feeling like I just won the lotto
Pop a bottle and I make 'em say aahh like I'm your dentist
Keys to the suite, you can call me Alan Sugar
Yeah we're firing tonight, and I might need an apprentice

Reunion, old school and uni friends
It's your excuse to act like hooligans
Bend and break the rules again
Parties just getting started at 2 am
Waking up at noon next to 'Who are you again?'

Looking in the mirror and I feel like I'm famous
I got that glimmer in my eye like I ain't afraid of dangers
Today could be the day that everything changes
I'm trying to move up to the hills where idols become neighbors
One moment, your whole world rearranges
You're feeling like you graduated Oxford or Cambridge
Forever roll the dice and have it looking like Vegas
You win some you lose some, but only winners take risks

I start getting calls, I've been waiting on for ages
Phone starts popping and I'm gossiping with strangers
I'm out getting wasted
All of these flashing lights popping up in places
Always forgetting names, especially with ladies
Uh huh, what's your name again?
My house, lights out
Wake up in the Tee saying 'Touch me I'm famous'
(Yeah we level up)
Hey stranger, where you been?
Long time no see
(Time to level up)
I'm in the game, play to win
Another round on me


Meaning, Main Idea, and Message Of The Song

Success is not a thing which comes voluntarily. It must be pursued. It must be fought for. It can only be reached with great struggles. In other words, success can only be achieved after ones go through and pass a test, a life test. Without passing the test, ones cannot be called successful even if what they finally have is not different from the ones who have passed the test. As a matter of fact, instead of being called successful, those having anything without passing the test are just called lucky.

This Sway's Level Up song seems to me to tell about one's persistence and determination to pursue his dream whatever it takes and whoever will come in his way. The chorus part of the song strongly holds this main idea. The "I'll never lose the game, I'm gonna last" line clearly shows how determined and persistent he is to pursue his dream.

However, in my opinion, all he is saying in the song has not been achieved. He has not been famous. He isn't a star yet. So, all he says in the song is still a dream. And he is a dreamer. But, he is a determined and persistent dreamer. With such character, I believe his dream will soon come true. To this point, please don't relate the song with Sway's personal experience.

If it is related to Sway's life, however, I believe the song tells about his struggle to come to his current condition, successful rapper. So, Sway was and is a dreamer. And now he has got to where he just dreamed of. How about you? Have you achieved your dreams?

Well, that's my interpretation of Sways's Level Up song. Don't hesitate to speak up your mind in the comment box.

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