I live by you, desire
I stand by you, walk through the fire

from Kanye West (Ft. Frank Ocean & Jay Z) – No Church in the Wild Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Kanye is living for the pleasure of the moment and nothing more. He stands by this philosophy despite the fire of criticism and moral judgment he gets because of it.

He supplicates to desire, not a holy morality or a secular philosophy but a deep primal impetus. He stands by desire, endures the hardships and insanity of life, because desire is real. A self-made man owes everything to his desire.

He’s also being elevated to the role of God. He is being lived by and people are Jumping hoops or walking through fire to please him.

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