As long as I'm breathing, I'll take chances
A soldier comin' home, twenty years old with no legs
Sayin' there's no sense to cry and complain, just go head
Nas here realizes that things could be a lot worse, and takes inspiration from people who are overcoming real, life-changing difficulties
The line is also a pun — as the soldier has no legs, he just uses what he has left, his head.
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