Early on I veered, then I soul-searched, dug deep like a gopher, figured I should go first, reason why I don't curse, reason why I'm sober, reason I feel younger, even though I'm older

from Homeboy Sandman – The Carpenter Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Homeboy Sandman details his life and his wanderings. He started off the path (going to law school, indulging in drugs) but then slowly found his way back and now he’s a straight-edge guy who’s dedicated to his craft.

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