Now this will be a beautiful death
(I’m jumping out the window, I’m letting everything go)
Kanye contemplating ending his own life, letting all of his troubles go, sung beautifully by Dwele. This is a throwback to the theme about the clock ticking and how power is fleeting. Kanye is at the peak of his power. Instead of waiting to fall from grace, if he died now he would die at the top.
It would be a perfect end to his story since he feels he is already at the top and has nowhere else to go except down (and out the window). Plus letting everything go would mean letting all the good things go and the bad things that come with them. The imagery here is that a figurative fall from the top would be resolved by a literal fall from the top. It would be beautiful as he would resolve him of his anxiety and power.
Similar to Kid Cudi’s “and a happy ending would be slitting my throat”.
The theme of suicide here at the end of the song lends credence to the interpretation of the earlier line, “as I look down at my diamond-encrusted piece” as a contemplation of suicide.
This could also be a nod to the Vietnam War, where president Johnson and Nixon wanted to end the war in an honorable way for the US, something they called “A Beautiful Death”.
To do this, they escalated the amount soldiers (and their countless deaths) and pumped billions of dollars in, also resulting in the infamous Christmas Bombing, which killed hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese civilians and accomplished absolutely nothing in negotiations.
Thus, an abuse of POWER. To take it one step further the sample of 21 century schizod man is also a critique against the vietnam war, which ties the beautiful death together with this song even more, a true rap genius this Mr West.
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