I'm not gonna be content, until I find gratitude
He will not be satisfied as a musician until he gets the love and appreciation he deserves.
Once again tying into this line in the respect of the Buddhist idea of losing attachment and finding ultimate self peace: gratidude. Ben is saying that he needs to be grateful right now, at the present moment, whether feeling good, bad, or indifferent, be grateful for that consciousness/awareness.
He’s not going to be content until he loves what he does so much that nothing else matters. Lots of rappers and people love the material aspects of their professions, or the love the fame and the feelings then get when people love them. Macklemore strives to do what he loves, remain humble, and continue to explore himself with his music.
He won’t be content until he touches someones life and until they are grateful for it.
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