We buy our way out of jail, but we can't buy freedom

from Kanye West (Ft. Syleena Johnson) – All Falls Down Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This line disses the justice system, law enforcement, and the black American community.

“We buy our way out of jail” refers to the fact that a wealthy person is above the law in many ways since they can pay for very good legal defense to get them off the hook for most crimes.

“…but we can’t buy freedom” could be taken to mean that even outside of jail black people aren’t free from police harassment. However, the more significant interpretation is that black people aren’t free from themselves because they are too focused on materialism, an idea that Kanye introduced in the last verse and expands on in the rest of this one.

Also this line could be referring that when arrested we can bail ourselves out of jail (by our way out of jail) but true freedom doesn’t have a monetary value on it (yet we can’t buy freedom)

Also could be referring to no matter how much money you make, you can’t free yourself from your past demons, what makes you sad, your problems.. etc.

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