“Pursuit of Happiness”
Kid Cudi, an admitted former user of cocaine, sings about his pursuit of happiness while using and buying drugs, in his song "Pursuit of Happiness". "...Out livin' my life gettin' out dreams" is often the mind set drug users have while high, leading them to believe drugs are the key to happiness. While the feeling of being high may be exciting and flashy, "...everything that shine ain't always gonna be gold".
In the first verse of this song Kid Cudi starts off with "Crush a bit, little bit, roll it up, take a hit, feelin' lit, feelin' light, 2am summer night," to show the mind set he is in. He is enjoying getting and maintaining his high, and doesn't care what other people think about this. "I don't care, hand on the wheel, drivin' drunk, I'm doin' my thang", shows his indifference to consequences while he is "out livin' my life gettin' out dreams". This opinion on life is usually the general opinion of most drug users, because they are living from moment to moment.
The reluctance to take other people's help and advice is also a general symptom for many drug users, also noted in the first verse. "People told me slow my roll I'm screaming out fuck that, Imma do just what I want lookin' ahead no turnin' back" defines that reluctance. When a drug user doesn't think he has a problem, or want to quit, any words from concerned people, usually fall on deaf ears. Kid Cudi thinks he is living life to the fullest and doesn't need anyone’s advice or assistance.
In the chorus "I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shine ain't always gonna be gold, I'll be fine once I get it, I'll be good", refers to reaching his goal of getting drugs, and reaching his ultimate high. Kid Cudi knows that not everything he gets will be good, but either way as long as he has it, he will be happy. Once he is in possession of what he desires he will again be on his "pursuit of happiness".
In the second verse, Kid Cudi focuses on what...