Cause when I was barely livin', that's what kept me alive

from Kanye West (Ft. Brandy) – Bring Me Down Lyrics on Rap Genius


In 2002 Kanye was involved in a near fatal crash. He’s saying his drive kept him alive

This could also be taken as when he was poor and unsuccessful, his ambition is what kept him from giving up.

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