Paint a picture to show the deaf what it's like to listen
And speak the words and tell a blind man what he missin'
For all my niggas doin' time man up in prison
Felt you had to resort to crime, man fuck the system

from J. Cole – I Get Up Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The famous phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words” refers to the notion that an idea can be conveyed with just a single still image.

Therefore, J. Cole’s words will paint a vivid picture in the minds of everyone, including those that are visually impaired, or blind.

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