And all I say is a prayer, "so help me, Lord!"
Then the Lord talk back, "I can't help you, boy!"
Many people pray to god to save them or protect their loved ones. A majority of the time, their prayers go unanswered, and the loved one dies. It suggests that god has no control over death.
Having the lord “talk back” may be Kendrick showing some lack of faith in god, as he hears his pleas, but doesnt answer them (as many people experience with death). He could also be questioning what god stands for and god does for people versus what god could do.
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