But I will never run, not even if they cry
See I can never fall, not even down their cheek
Now that Lupe is the eyes here, he uses some more metaphors to connect his bravery to bodily functions of the eye.
Lupe will never run away from anything, even if the eye he is now starts crying, which would cause the tears to run down the face. And he can’t fall off, even if the tears are literally falling off after someone cries.
…And to go even deeper in this lyrical couplet, it references this set of lyrics in his song, “The Coolest”:
And if the reign stops and everything’s dry
She would cry just so I can drink the tears from her eyes
She’ll teach me how to fly, even cushion my fall
If my engines ever stall
And I plummet from the sky
But she will keep me high
(The cool will always save him from falling.)
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