I just rolled the dice, trying to get some change
And I do it twice, ain't no sense in me
Lying as if I am a different man
And I could blame my environment but
There ain't no reason why I be buying expensive chains
Here’s where life gets “complex.” I’m innocent because I didn’t invent the game, the game came to the hood via a bunch of people from the outside: the big drug suppliers, the gun worst, were actively involved. And we — the hustlers at the street level — definitely didn’t invent the poverty and hopelessness that drove a generation of desperate kids to start selling drugs. But when I “do it twice.” The second time is not out of desperation to survive or to resist the status quo, but out of greed for the spoils of the game."
- Jay-Z "Decoded"
Note the dual meaning of “change” here as well
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