Trying to pretend the ends justify the means
This ain't funny so don't you dare laugh
It's just what comes to pass when you sell your ass
Life is more than what your hands can grasp

from Black Star – Children's Story Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Most people doing illegal activities kid themselves into thinking there is positive from the negative they are doing, not knowing that there is always someone is more dangerous than they are. Ultimately, they dig themselves into a hole they can’t crawl out of. All of this would have been avoidable if they stopped looking beyond what their eyes and hands could see/reach and began thinking more worldly.

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