In between lean and the fiends, hustle and the schemes
I put together pieces of a dream, I still have one
Even though there were problems around Common growing up like drugs and violence, he had a dream to be something more positive in life rather than giving in to what was going on around him. And now that he’s successful he has a new dream to make the ghetto a better place to live
“I still have one” means his dream didn’t change. He always wanted the ghetto to become a nicer place.
“I put together pieces of a dream” refers to how he now works on making his dream come true.
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