*Walt rolls his barrel of money through the desert

from Breaking Bad (Ft. Moira Walley-Beckett & Rian Johnson) – Ozymandias on Rap Genius

Meaning

“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone stand in the desert”

As Walt rolls his barrel of money through To'hajiilee, he passes the pair of pants that flew off the RV in the pilot.


This image of Walt rolling his barrel is reminiscent of the the Greek myth of Sisyphus — a king condemned to an eternity of rolling a boulder up a hill, only to have it fall down each time. The fruitlessness of Sisyphus' effort mirrors Walt’s seemingly endless mission to secure a nest egg for his family.

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