Serving as almost an extended introduction, the track “Say You Will” quickly informs the audience that the grandiose, celebratory nature of Graduation is a thing of the past. He sings “don’t say you will, unless you will” pleading for his partner to not falsely raise his hopes. However, by the end of the song he’s found begging for his partner to do the opposite. He has been broken down to such an extreme that knowingly being fed lies is the only means for comfort he has left. The constant droning of the choir in the background denotes the part of him that is aware matters will not change while the looping drum arrangement, progressing from deep bass to high electronic notes, mirrors the patterns of developing expectations only to be brought back down to a crushing reality. Even once his croons come to an end, the beat goes on and on trapping the listener in these same cycles.