The streets school us to spend our money foolish
Bond with jewelers and watch for intruders

from Jay Z – Can I Live Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Jay claims that black culture has been corrupted: people feel compelled to blow their money on frivolous purchases like expensive jewelry and feel the need to always be paranoid and wary of the other people in their community

If you notice he said “bond with jewelers” and “watch” as a piece of jewelry from the jeweler. Sly double entendre. Sick!

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “Can I Live” by Jay Z Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box