Top Songs About Avoidance
There are a lot of things we don’t want to get attached to or perhaps we feel are not that necessary or important so we avoid them. And what do we try to stay away from in general? Commitment. Be it family commitment, marriage, or just the stress that comes with a committed friendship or relationship, there is always something we are always trying to avoid, consciously or otherwise.
This list focuses on the different things we try to avoid, and the artists in this list have been carefully selected based on their musical prowess.
1. “Toxic” by BoyWithUke
Boywithuke’s “Toxic” is almost certainly going to be the first song that comes to anyone’s mind when they are asked to mention songs about Avoidance.
According to the opening line, the singer claims that “all his buddies are toxic,” which appears to be the inspiration for the song’s title. And while BoyWithUke does make a lot of grumbling about the people in his inner circle, especially one in particular, the overarching feeling is that the narrator is just down in the dumps and his friendships with these people aren’t helping.
Aware that “life is immaculate,” he is actively avoiding some people. The singer has decided he “need(s) new buddies” because his current group of associates is “rude and… nasty.”
2. “Fair Trade” by Drake (ft. Travis Scott)
Looks like Drake has made up his mind to avoid ni**as stressing him out, and the only logical means to him is…well, a fair trade, fake friends for peace.
Drake as we know, is a player, there’s no sugarcoating that, and the life you choose comes with it’s consequences i.e drama.
When I say drama, I mean women! Don’t kill my vibe now, but that’s fact! To avoid sounding cliché, I’ll rephrase, “some women are drama.” There, I know someone’s happy now, lol. But Drizzy is done with all of that stuff.
Travis’ message is not far from what Drizzy is talking about…fake friends! From the lyrics, he’s gotten stabbed many times by his homeboys, that he’s willing to bury these fake friends to avoid getting depressed and…you know what? Just go listen to this song!
3. “Bad Energy” by Juice WRLD
The problem of Juice WRLD’s personal substance abuse is tackled head-on in the song “Bad Energy,” which features the rapper. However, the phrase “bad energy” does not exclusively refer to this ailment as its meaning. Instead, the rapper portrays himself as a victim of his own success in his music and lyrics.
For instance, being in the spotlight has caused him to become estranged from his close friends. In addition, because he leads the so-called “hot life,” which is typical of celebrities in the music industry, he is no longer with the lady he genuinely loves. In the end, what he is saying is that he wants to rid avoid all of this negativity, including the memories associated with it.
4. “No Bad Energy” by Nas
This masterpiece also reflects on songs about Avoidance. Nas’s efforts to stave off “bad energy” serve as the song’s central topic. To put it another way, in the chorus he is pleading with the listeners to refrain from actions that might disrupt the tranquility.
And Nas alludes to his detractors in the opening line of the first verse, giving us an indication of the negative vibes he’s trying to avoid.
But the majority of the tune is not centered on unpleasant vibes per se. Rather, the entire first verse is focused on the MC praising his own greatness. He does this not only by alluding to himself directly but also his brother, “Jungle”, whom he helped obtain a record deal back in the day.
5. “No More Drama” by Mary J. Blige
One of the most well-known songs on avoidance is “No More Dama”. Mary J. Blige has said on multiple occasions that the song “No More Drama” relates to her life, even though she had no part in writing it.
She had a typical upbringing for a little girl growing up in the ghetto, full of, pardon our language, b.s. And of course, it is very hard to get over those feelings and memories when you were a youngster who experienced trauma.
No one can stop someone else from doing us wrong if they set their mind to it. However, we can protect ourselves from being emotional victims by positioning ourselves appropriately.
It is possible to avoid one’s spirit from sinking into depression, even when under emotional duress. Mary is basically expressing that she is no longer going to let herself get depressed or upset by other people.
6. “No More Parties” by Coi Leray
This song’s title, “No More Parties,” alludes to the fact that the subject of the song, Coi Leray, takes a straightforward approach to living his life. And in doing so, she lists a plethora of interpersonal relationships that she has, all of which, in the end, function as distractions for her.
This includes interactions with some of her family members, romantic interests, and other women who compete with her for attention. She also makes a passing reference to her difficult relationship with her father, Benzino, who is a well-known hip-hop musician and television personality.
As a whole, what Coi is trying to convey is that she is more interested in achieving financial success than becoming involved in the nonsense that surrounds her.
7. “Thousand Miles” by The Kid LAROI
Maybe “Thousand Miles” is a love song, albeit the emo kind for which The Kid Laroi is known. The story being told is concise but conveys a great deal of information. And the person being addressed is a potential or actual romantic partner of the singer. The way the words are written, it sounds like he loves her and she feels the same way about him.
As for the song’s premise, it’s about the singer telling the recipient to “keep a thousand miles away from him,” which is consistent with the emo vibes.
The two motivations for his comment are as follows. One is that Laroi has plainly concluded he is a toxic companion and the addressee should stay far away from him. The second is that if she does stay, he will be helpless to keep her aside.