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I Used To Pray For Times Like This: Meek Mill’s Song “Dream and Nightmares” That Came From His Grateful Heart 


I used to pray for times like this is an amazing line from Meek Mill’s song “Dreams and Nightmares.” This song marked the start of his journey from a modest beginning in Philadelphia to becoming a star.

I Used To Pray For Times Like This: Meek Mill’s Song

“Dreams and Nightmares” was his debut studio album, and it was released in 2012. It played a pivotal role in establishing his identity as an American rapper.

What sets this song apart is its unique structure. It’s divided into two distinct parts, mirroring its title. The “dreams” part has a mellow tone, while the “nightmares” part is more intense.

Meek Mill’s performance reflects this duality. He starts softly when singing about dreams but shifts to a more powerful tone when describing nightmares. He showcases his versatility as a rapper, delivering a cohesive sound throughout.

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Meek Mill- Dreams and Nightmares Lyrics

Ain’t this what they’ve been waitin’ for?
You ready? Uh, uh
I used to pray for times like this, to rhyme like this
So I had to grind like that to shine like this
In a matter of time I spent on some locked-up shit
In the back of the paddy wagon, cuffs locked on wrists
Seen my dreams unfold, nightmares come true
It was time to marry the game and I said, “Yeah, I do.”
If you want it, you gotta see it with a clear-eyed view
Got a shorty, she tryna bless me like I said achoo
Like a nigga sneezed, nigga please, ‘fore them triggers squeeze
I’m gettin’ cream, never let them hoes get in between
Of what we started, lil’ nigga but I’m lion-hearted
They love me when I was stuck and they hated when I departed
I go and get it regardless, draw it like I’m a artist
No crawlin’, went straight to walkin’, with foreigns in my garages
All foreign bitches ménagin’, fuckin’, suckin’ and swallowin’
Anything for a dollar, they tell me get ’em, I got ’em
I did it without a album
I did shit with Mariah
Lil’ nigga, I’m on fire
Icy as a hockey rink, Philly nigga, I’m flyer
When I bought the Rolls-Royce they thought it was leased
Then I bought that new Ferrari, hater, rest in peace
Hater, rest in peace, rest in peace to the parking lot
Phantom so big, can’t even fit in the parking spot
You ain’t talkin’ ’bout my niggas, then what you talkin’ ’bout?
Gangstas move in silence, nigga, and I don’t talk a lot
I don’t say a word, I don’t say a word
Was on my grind and now I got what I deserve, fuck nigga
Hold up, wait a minute, y’all thought I was finished?
When I bought that Aston Martin, y’all thought it was rented?
Flexin’ on these niggas, I’m like Popeye on his spinach
Double M, yeah, that’s my team, Rozay the captain, I’m lieutenant
I’m the type to count a million cash then grind like I’m broke
That Lambo my new bitch, she don’t ride like my Ghost
I’m ridin’ around my city with my hand strapped on my toast
‘Cause these niggas want me dead and I gotta make it back home
‘Cause my mama need that bill money, my son need some milk
These niggas tryna take my life, they fuck around, get killed
You fuck around, you fuck around, you fuck around, get smoked
‘Cause these Philly niggas I brought with me don’t fuck around, no joke, no
All I know is murder, when it come to me
I got young niggas that’s rollin’, I got niggas throwin’ B’s
I done did the DOA’s, I done did the KOD’s
Every time I’m in that bitch, I get to throwin’ 30 G’s
But now I’m hangin’ out that drop head, I’m ridin’ down on Collins
They let my nigga Ern back home, that young nigga be wildin’
We young niggas, we mobbin’, like Batman and we’re robbin’
This two-door Maybach with my seat all reclinin’
I’m like, “Real nigga, what up? Real nigga, what up?”
If you ain’t about that murder game, then pussy nigga, shut up
If you diss me in your raps I’ll get yo’ pussy-ass stuck up
When you touchdown in my hood, no that tour life ain’t good
Catch me down in MIA at that Heat game on wood
With that Puma life on my feet like that little engine I could
Boy, I slide down on your block, bike on 12 o’clock
And they be throwin’ deuces on the same nigga they watch
And I’m the king of my city ’cause I’m still callin’ them shots
And these lames talkin’ that bullshit the same niggas that flopped
I’m the same nigga from Berks Street with them nappy braids, that lock
The same nigga that came up and I had to wait for my spot
And these niggas hatin’ on me, hoes waitin’ on me
Still on that hood shit, my Rolls-Royce on E
They gon’ remember me, I say remember me
So much money, have yo’ friends turn in yo’ enemies
And when there’s beef I turn my enemies to memories
With them bricks they go for 40, ain’t no 10 a key
Hold up, broke nigga turned rich, love the game like Mitch
And if I leave, you think them pretty hoes gon’ still suck my dick?
It was something about that Rollie when it first touched my wrist
Had me feelin’ like that dope boy when he first touched that brick
I’m gone

The Meaning Of Dreams And Nightmares By Meek Mill 

The story in which this song was inspired was the life that  Meek Mill has lived pre- fame and wealth, he has lived a rather unique life that caused him to be in a lot of trouble but had a dream to change and lived differently.

He also explained how he had to work hard to come on top and become successful. 

It doesn’t just relate to him but to other youths who inspires to be better, the song was a gift to show the underprivileged youths that they too can be better and live the life of their dreams. 

He also give his 2 cents on what came is all about, and in a way he advises people that are dreaming to be careful when it’s actualizing, the lyrics insinuate that fake isn’t all roses and flowers as it comes with a lot of hate and negativity from people, friends or people who don’t even know you personally. 

When Was Dream And Nightmares Released? 

The dream and nightmares songs is the first song in the studio album with the same name, it was released in 2012 and it was the artist’s first studio album.

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