Wash me, watch me
The second hand couldn’t even clock me

from Das Racist – Rainbow in the Dark Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Literally he’s saying that he’s so fast, that the second hand on a clock isn’t fast enough to keep up with him.

But also there are additional puns at work here. Unrelated to time, “the second hand” could refer to “the other hand,” as in the common phrase “one hand washes the other.” To “clock” someone is to hit them with your hand. So the second line could mean, “The other hand couldn’t even hit me,” possibly implying a fight between him and the “cholos” calling him a fag

“The second hand couldn’t even clock me” is also a possible reference to a Gary Soto poem called “Mexicans Begin Jogging” — at the end of which Soto talks about being “clocked”. Here are the last five lines of that poem:

“What could I do but yell vivas
To baseball, milkshakes, and those sociologists
Who would clock me
As I jog into the next century
On the power of a great, silly grin.”

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