Life is the bitch, and death is her sister
Sleep is the cousin, what a fuckin' family picture
You know Father Time, and we all know Mother Nature
It's all in the family, but I am of no relation

from Lil Wayne (Ft. Cory Gunz) – 6 Foot 7 Foot Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Life’s A Bitch” (related to life, of course) and sleep is the awkward cousin (reference to Nas’s “N.Y. State of Mind”.

Mother Nature and Father Time are colloquial expressions — in Greek mythology they were personified by Gaia and Cronos.

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Wayne finishes off the verse by saying he is unrelated ‘cause, as we know, Wayne ain’t human.

Finally, to help bring this family picture together, included is a sideways shout-out to OG sitcom All in the Family, which was famous for bringing issues of race into the American living room.

FUN FACT: Referring to the “Life’s a bitch” line, he used a similar analogy on “We Don’t”, using “husband” instead of “sister”. Just how complex is this family? Really though…

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