Things ain't always what they seem
If you look close you can see
What's your perception of me?
Is it good? I wish it was

from Ab-Soul – Soul Cry Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

People will always judge a book by it’s cover. If you look closer into a person, you will see past their appearance. Soul is asking, “Just because I look like this” or “Just because it’s looks like this” “What do you see in me?”. And Soul is explaining through the whole song that his exterior appearance is based on what he has done. So he should be looked at as a good guy, “I wish is was”. SOUL!!

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