His friend is thinking of committing suicide, thus making his desperate life in a state of red, to a state of black (being dead)
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He is shaking his father to wake up but he may have overdosed on pills.
His father was a gambler and every penny they got had to be on a bet
Get wasted to deal with the pain of life.
His friend was smiling on the outside but on the inside, he was dying.
Other rappers talk shit but aren’t actually tough.
Rapping fast is keeping him on balance like a bicycle.
Mike shinoda is doing what he wants for a living, rapping.
At this point in the song he is asserting the fact that he has swag, a coveted character trait among many rappers
“Or” is gold in French; “Oro” in Spanish, very close.Le is a reference to both languages: Spanish and French: the; it; he/she.
He means “it’s/that’s gold” a common phrase meaning priceless or excellent.