TDE, believe me we want war
I don't even know what piece I like most no more
Two fingers, two triggers, what's the difference?
We all gon' die one day, until then I'm gettin' paid
A little subtle lyrical warfare:
They might be black hippies, but don’t mistake their peaceful name — they’ll go to war on tracks.
Soul uses wordplay on the homophone “piece”/“peace”: Since he’s willing to go to war, his piece is a guns, (two triggers), but since he’s usually the nice guy, he also wants “peace”, (two fingers). Since there’s BEEN war going on, between Nothing Was the Same, Kendrick controlling the game, Soul is caught in the wake of this war. And so he doesn’t know whether he also wants to go to war, with a piece, or whether he wants to keep the peace. When he says two triggers, he could also be referring to peace as in he’s killing threats in order for there to be peace. In the end, he says it doesn’t matter, because with either “piece,” we’re all going to die eventually.
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