Shorties blunted-eyed and everyone wanna rhyme
Bush pushing lies, killers immortalized
We got arms but won't reach for the skies

from Common – Be (Intro) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Throughout these three lines Common cites the problems he sees with today’s society, mentioning:

“Arms” serves a double meaning, referring to both guns and literal arms upon a human being. He also connects “blunted-eyed” with “lie”, a slang term for weed.

“Killers immortalized” is also a reference to the terrorists who carried out the 911 attacks, due to the fact that their acts are fingerprinted in history.

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