With mangled fingers I play it and say it
Plain in my octaves with all that I've got
And for all that I'll not have
And cursing back to the big bang in slang they sang

from Why? – Jonathan's Hope Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Playing music only gets him so far. Being honest in his songwriting is all that eh can do to find meaning but after a while he is merely curing at the heavens.

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