I stay moving like a wanted man that shot a man
While I’m looking for the promised land in a dollar van

from Soul Khan – The Machine Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

I am always trying to push forward with the intensity and pace of someone on the run from the authorities. I myself have never shot nor ever intend to shoot anyone. I am, however, looking for a better future, i.e. the promised land (not the one of religious lore) and doing so in a vehicle that doesn’t cost much but gets me where I need to go.

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