He didn't even get to see the summer set in
Dyin all young at the age of seven
It opened up my eyes small that the flesh was weak
As a kid, thinkin shit like that was mad deep, peep it

from O.C. – Born 2 Live Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Experiencing a death of his friend enlightened O.C. made him aware of how life was fragile, and how he should appreciate every moment. Carpe Diem.

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