People say the light shines once in a lifetime
Is this midlife kind a crisis a little bit like mine

from The Roots (Ft. Dice Raw & Phonte) – Now or Never Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

On this verse, and actually the entire album, the “midlife crisis” is a major underlying theme. This reflective period is common in men around the age of Black Thought and the rest of the members of The Roots, who feel uncomfortable about growing up and moving into old age

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