Seems like street lights glowing
Happen to be just like moments passing
In front of me
So I hopped in the cab and
I paid my fare
See I know my destination, but I'm just not there

from Kanye West – Street Lights Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The street lights Kanye passes at a fast pace are just like his life, moving at an uncontrollable pace that he has to deal with.

The metaphor also refers to the continuous, moment-to-moment nature of being alive. You live every day so quickly not stopping to appreciate what you have. Looking back on things you can reflect on all the moments you wish had lasted forever.

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