Searchin' for everything but God to validate you
In this world, people look to swag, bitches, and bling for validation, rather than looking inside to find a higher truth and a reason to be happy with who you are. For Macklemore personally, this is a reference to his battle with alcohol and cough syrup, among other substances.
“You told me that I would find a hole
Within the fragile substance of my soul
And I have filled this void with things unreal
And all the while my character it steals”
— Mumford & Sons, “Roll Away Your Stone”
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