In my mom’s room, the pictures are black and white
Family members, I might see in the after life
photographs didn’t have colours by the time his mom (or dad) took them, so they’re in black and white.
In the pictures are ‘family members’, people he ‘might see in the after life’.
this concept gets a little deeper in the last couple lines, when Common says “everything we see ain’t just black and white”, meaning, probably, that the reality we’re living is in colour, and what we identify with the past (so, with what’s not real anymore) is black and white. black and white don’t exist in nature.
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