“Well, I tried to swing the wheel——” He broke off, and suddenly I guessed at the truth.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter VII) on Rap Genius

Meaning

This shows Gatsby’s love for Daisy as he tries to take the blame of killing someone. To him it’s just another crime, but it’s a big thing to Daisy, so he tries to take the blame for her.

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