With my hands on two and ten
It’s generally taught that the safest way to hold a steering wheel when driving is at ‘two and ten,’ meaning the right and left hands line up with the two and ten, respectively, on a clock face. This sets up a contrast to the reckless driving he was doing during the hook.
Continuing from the previous line about rather dying in Oakland, Bino’s safety-first steering stance indicates that if he’s gonna die in Oakland, it’ll depend on Oakland (aka the cold fate of random chance in the strange universe of stars he sees running past his car window). This line hints at the fragility of life and existential themes that Bino develops throughout the rest of the song.
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