She got a gun but could have been a model or physician

from K'naan – Somalia Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

One of the many problems of third world Africa is the recruitment of children into militias and militarily’s run by African Warlords. These people recruit children into their armies at a young age, forcing them into that life until they die. in another country this girl could have grown up to be a successful woman with a great job, but in Somalia, she’s trapped into a life of killing and violence.

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