Maybe cause I'm a dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death
Kendrick wonders if his aspirations are the cause of his fixation with death. He also creates a metaphor playing off the connection sleep, dreaming and death have with one another.
A reference to the 1994 Nas track “NY State of Mind.” Kendrick is playing with danger “being a dreamer” (metaphorically sleeping), since, like Nas said, “sleep is the cousin of death”
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