Why does the apple of my eye
Overlook and disregard my feelings no matter how much I try?
Wait, no, I did not really pursue my little princess with persistence
And I was so low-key that she was unaware of my existence

from The Pharcyde – Passin' Me by Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The girl Fatlip is chasing (“apple of my eye”) is not paying the man any attention at all. Fatlip follows this up with some beautiful lines expressing his thoughts at that moment: the girl not giving him the attention he wants is giving him doubts about himself, “What if he’s simply not trying hard enough?”, “Is he really trying as hard as possible?”, “Can he even get with her at all?”.

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