The clock’s ticking, I just count the hours
Power is fleeting, and people in power are prone to be overthrown and he’s counting down until he’s forced off of his throne by white society.
Similarly, Kanye is only interested in the big, important thing. He doesn’t bother himself with the insignificant “seconds” but only notices the “hours.” He probably doesn’t carry many one-dollar bills.
In physics, power is the rate at which energy is transferred, used, or transformed. The unit of power is the joule per second (J/s), known as the watt. He could be alluding to the fact that his energy levels are off the charts
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