Driving fast the wrong way, I swear life is like a one-way

from A$AP Rocky (Ft. ASAP Ferg & Gunplay) – Ghetto Symphony Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

What starts off as a soft joke on the lack of traffic control in India, turns into something much more philosophical.

A$AP explains that life is like a one-way road, in which can be explained in two ways:

  1. That there is only one way you can live your life, you can’t just reverse time and turn around, it’s one-way only.

  2. Many religions believe that a superior being has already written all of our lives, and there is nothing we can do to change it, only follow the road to our inevitable death.

By driving fast the wrong way, A$AP is rebelling, like he mentioned previously in the verse:

A rebel I be one day, on that track with Gunplay

He is rebelling against the norm in two ways, speeding and of course, going the wrong way.

What does this say about his life? Does he want to turn back to driving down the road of fate like the rest of us? Does he believe that he is going down the wrong road in life?

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