It was said in a song called "all stars are closer" so I wanna know what does it mean exactly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvOh7vVqlaE

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    Sometimes calculated is used in a context that means there is an ulterior motive. I haven't watched your video yet.
    – jxh
    Jul 16, 2018 at 19:37
  • Hi Omar, and welcome to EL&U. As the site aims to be a permanent repository, links should be accompanied by an appropriate extract. In the case of a video, it's even more important to provide a transcript of the relevant portion. As it stands, there isn't enough context directly in your question to answer it definitively.
    – Lawrence
    Jul 17, 2018 at 17:43

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I recognize your false confidence and calculated promises all in your conversation

As noted by @jxh, calculated can often carry a negative connotation of a shrewd (bordering on inhuman) premeditation. As such, the phrase calculated promises would connote a sort of manipulation that the author feels is receiving from this person.

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