See you niggas life expire right in front of me
Time could never mend what these cold streets
Mentally done to me too often I close my eyes
And see my own coffin feelin' haunted ready to leave

from Jay Z (Ft. Half Dead, Da Ranjahz & Wais P) – If I Should Die Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He has seen other people die with his own eyes; the things he saw while in the streets marked him for life, even when he closes his eyes he relives some of those moments and sees himself in them.

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