They clutch what they covet, what must they give away?

from Kanye West (Ft. Charlie Wilson, Raekwon, Swizz Beatz & Yasiin Bey) – Lord Lord Lord Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The masses spend all their energy pursuing lust for material things or ridiculous obsessions with trivialities — necessarily, they’re giving up some of the most important things in life.

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