Fatima, what did the young man say, before he stole you away?

from K'naan – Fatima Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He asks Fatima, his love interest, what the guy who killed her said before he stole away her life. As we later find out she was shot dead.

This is also a double entendre because “young man” also sounds like “gun man”, and not only that but “stole you” away also sounds like “blow you” away.

This is also shown by the fact that in later iterations of the hook he actually does change the wording to “What did the gun man say, before he blew you away?”

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