Picket fence or barbed wire

from Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Similarly, (unless you’re serving a life sentence) prison life is only temporary; don’t worry, Mr. Aggravated Assault, you’ll get there!

The people of Gaza live behind barbed wire.

On the complete opposite side of the spectrum is the (white) picket fence. It is commonly associated with the “American Dream.” Lupe lends support not only to the poor but to all who are struggling, even beyond economic means.

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