Earlier, this month rapper, Canadian, eager smiler and high school dropout Drake received his high school diploma from Toronto's Jarvis Collegiate Institute. At the ceremony, he gave a speech — video of which surfaced today.

It's a touching, thoughtful speech, but I thought I could do him one better. Here's a high school graduation speech composed entirely of Drake lyrics:

I heard once that they would rather hear about memories than enemies. I learned working with negatives could make for better pictures. There's stories to tell, we been through it all.

Seems like yesterday that I was up and coming, still so young that I ain't had enough of nothing. My sophomore, I was all for it, they all saw it. My junior and senior will only get meaner. Yeah, I want it all, that's why I strive for it.

Yeah, and my dreams are who I'm racing with. You can see I'm pacing it, so that I'm always chasing it. I can relate to kids going straight to the league, when they recognize that you got what it takes to succeed. They say the doors will open up soon as you find the missing key. I'm a descendant of either Marley or Hendrix, I haven't figured it out cuz my story is far from finished. Since I saw Aaliyah's precious life go too soon, she deserve the credit for how I'm about to get it.

We live in a generation of not being in love, and not being together. But we sure make it feel we're together. Don't make it too easy, girl, don't take it too fast. Who would have thought the route we'd chose would ever end up this scenic?

People around you should really have nothing to say. Me, I'm jut proud of the fact that you've done it your way. I'm so proud of you. Tell the world around you that your paperwork is finished.

What's a life with no fun? Please, don't be ashamed. You know, feeling good. Living better. I think maybe I was numb to it last year. Live for today, plan for tomorrow, party tonight, party tonight.