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What It's Like Lyrics

Artist: Everlast
Album: Whitey Ford Sings The Blues

We've all seen the man at the liquor store beggin' for your change
The hair on his face is dirty, dreadlocked and full of mange
He ask the man for what he could spare with shame in his eyes
Get a job you fuckin' slob's all he replied

CHORUS
God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes
'Cause then you really might know what it's like to sing the blues
Then you really might know what it's like (X4)

Mary got pregnant from a kid named Tom who said he was in love
He said don't worry about a thing baby doll I'm the man you've been dreamin' of
But three months later he said he won't date her or return her call
And she sweared god damn if I find that man I'm cuttin' off his balls
And then she heads for the clinic and she gets some static walkin' through the doors
They call her a killer, and they call her a sinner, and they call her a whore

CHORUS
God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in her shoes
'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to choose
Then you really might know what it's like (X4)
I've seen a rich man beg
I've seen a good man sin
I've seen a tough man cry
I've seen a loser win
And a sad man grin
I heard an honest man lie
I've seen the good side of bad
And the down side of up
And everything between
I licked the silver spoon
Drank from the golden cup
Smoked the finest green
I stroked daddies dimes at least a couple of times
Before I broke their heart
You know where it ends
Yo, it usually depends on where you start

I knew this kid named Max
He used to get fat stacks out on the corner with drugs
He liked to hang out late at night
Liked to get shit faced
And keep pace with thugs
Until late one night there was a big gun fight
Max lost his head
He pulled out his chrome .45
Talked some shit
And wound up dead
Now his wife and his kids are caught in the midst of all of his pain
You know it crumbles that way
At least that's what they say when you play the game

CHORUS
God forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news
'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to lose
Then you really might know what it's like (X4)To have to lose...
Comments/Interpretations
by Charlotte on 6/2/2008 1:42pm
One of my alltime favorite songs. :)
by shikiara on 6/4/2008 12:56pm
this song speak da truth
i experienced stuff like dis
by BamBigalo on 7/21/2008 2:06am
One of the BEST songs ever made
by Daniel L.Phillips on 7/21/2008 5:08am

I used to walk in Valley Forge Park in King of Prussia. They have a five mile circle in a beautiful wooded trail. I always wondered what all the lyrics were. Just today I saw the video. Tommy Boy & Everlast- Great Great video and song.
by Alicia on 7/21/2008 12:52pm
this is also one of my alltime favorites
by Jedi on 11/11/2009 10:51pm
This is by far one of the best songs ever written. It's the truth of what goes on in this world. And i think everyone should hear it at least once.
by Patrick on 4/12/2011 8:55am
THis is the truest song in the world
by Dakota on 4/30/2012 10:16pm
Everyone needs to hear this song...too true!
by Nicole on 5/31/2012 9:25am
True. True. Nothing lost here.


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