Drake, ‘Hate Sleeping Alone’ – Song Review
Several tracks on Drake's new album 'Take Care' -- particularly 'Marvin's Room' -- send the message that he enjoys company in the bedroom. In case those declarations were too subtle, the rapper makes things more obvious on the bonus track 'Hate Sleeping Alone.'
"I say I'd rather be with you but you are not around / So I'mma call somebody up and see if they be down / Cause I hate sleeping alone, I hate sleeping alone," Drake sings on the hook. The rest of the song reveals lots of drama surrounding Drizzy and his female companions:
"Hotel to hotel, girl, I could use your company / Full name and birthday, I book a flight, you come to me / But she don't want a weekend, she wants all of me or none of me / If she can't work with all of me then she say she done with me / You say that you over me, you always end up under me / You know how it goes, don't be crazy, don't play dumb with me / Don't start with your s----, I put you back in your place / She tells me 'I bet you won't, you won't say that to my face.'"
The narrative is compelling, though we wish Drake had been a bit more imaginative when it comes to the song's beats -- which seem a bit generic and laid-back. 'Hate Sleeping Alone' is exactly what it deserves to be -- a bonus track for the hardcore fans, but not an essential part of 'Take Care.'
Listen to Drake, 'Hate Sleeping Alone' [Explicit]