I leave my lungs open, exposed to the whole crew
While you sneak a bump and smoke cloves in the coat room
Why? confesses his feelings in a radically honest way to his friends. That is his way of dealing with his problems. Conversely, the rapper’s “you”, copes with life’s difficulty’s through drug abuse. A contrast is made between the secretive “sneaky” behaviour and Why’s “openness”. The specific drug use is “a bump” — a method of snorting cocaine quickly in public spaces, and “smoking cloves” — a type of exorcized flavoured cigarette.
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