You would've been the best mom, I would have been the best 'Ye

from Kanye West (Ft. Big Sean, Lupe Fiasco & Yasiin Bey) – Don't Look Down Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Interestingly sad line—While Kanye laments that the departed woman would have made a wonderful mother, he can’t assure us that he would necessarily been the best father, only that he would have been the best him that he could be.

The choice of “‘Ye” rather than “dad” or another word for father may have been made primarily for the rhyme, but adds another layer of meaning to a bittersweet and introspective line and verse

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