But shit, niggas like me wasn’t meant to go to heaven
We was meant to be alone, die hanging from a ceiling
Try praying for forgiveness, but God told me to shut up
The protagonist of the song has a morbid, fatalistic view of life; in his mind, he was always destined for a tragic, self-inflicted death, without even the hope that an afterlife offers.
“Try praying for forgiveness” is a more emotional line than it might at first appear. Since Vince is an open Atheist and often criticizes religions, for him to pray into something he doesn’t believe in shows he’s in a very dark, desperate, guilty, and helpless state of mind. Alternately, the line might show that the fictionalized Vince of the song may be a believer, unlike the real Vince.
The verse sounds like it’ll go on, but when God tells him to shut up, Vince does—the song (and therefore the album) ends abruptly and unsettlingly, much like the young man’s life.
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