Drake wrote The Calm off his 2009 So Far Gone mixtape after an argument he had with his uncle on a balcony in Toronto.
“On that day I was probably at one of the lowest points of my life. I don't ever remember being that angry, that depressed. I was truly changing as a person due to family situations. I remember I had never fought with my uncle before, I was on the phone.. I was in 40's apartment screaming back and forth with a man I care about with all my heart.. and that's where the lyrics come from”
“I'm just so far gone, octobers own, please leave me alone, drunk off champagne screaming in the phone, see my house is not a home, f*ck is going on”
Watch Drake talk about the situation below.