It’s so ironic, it’s beautiful when you finally get awake at your funeral

from Talib Kweli (Ft. Melanie Fiona) – Ready Set Go Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This really is ironic …
Some cultures have a party after a funeral to celebrate the person’s life, known as a wake. Kwe makes a wordplay on this i.e. the fact that when they’re still alive some people are mentally asleep, and only get a wake when they’re dead.

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