I use my veins to create the color I paint from

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Vipassana Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This doesn’t literally mean his blood.

Instead, he uses what is ‘inside of him’ (veins) to make his lyrics (paint).

This is also the essence of existential philosophy. For Sartre, this meant using our consciousness to determine our life like a painter uses paint to shape his canvas.

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