Let me know
Do I still got time to grow?
Things ain't always set in stone
That be known let me know
Let me...

from Kanye West – Street Lights Lyrics on Rap Genius


The idiom, “set in stone,” is one that means something is firmly established, and is extremely difficult to change. In this case, Kanye brings up a contrasting point to the idiom, saying that things ain’t always set in stone, thus setting the underlying theme to this song; being able to grow out of difficult situations.

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