What it's like (Listen to midi)

 

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1.  We've all seen the man at the liquor store beggin' for your change,

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    The hair on his face is dirty, dreadlocked and full of mange.

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    He asked the man for what he could spare with shame in his eyes,

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    "Get a job, you fuckin' slob", 's all he replied.

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    God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes,

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    'cause then you really might know what it's like to sing the blues.

 

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Then you really might know what it's like,

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then you really might know what it's like.

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Then you really might know what it's like,

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then you really might know what it's like.

 

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2.   Mary got pregnant from a kid named Tom, who said he was in love,

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    he said, "Don't worry about a thing baby doll,

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     I'm the man you've been dreamin' of !"

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    But three months later he said he won't date her or return her call,

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    And she swears, "God damn if I find that man I'm cuttin' off his balls!"

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    And she heads for the clinic,

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    and she gets some static walkin' through the doors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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     They call her a killer, and they call her a sinner,

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    and they call her a whore.

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    God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in her shoes,

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    'cause then you really might know what it's like to have to choose.

 

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Then you really might know what it's like,

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then you really might know what it's like.

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Then you really might know what it's like,

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then you really might know what it's like.

 

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    I've seen a rich man beg, I've seen a good man sin,

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    I've seen a tough man cry.

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    I've seen a loser win, and a sad man grin, I heard an honest man lie.

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    I've seen the good side of bad, and the down side of up,

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    and everything between.

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    I licked the silver spoon, drank from the golden cup,

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    smoked the finest green.

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    I stroked daddies dimes at least a couple of times,

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    before I broke their heart.

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    You know where it ends, yo, it usually depends on where you start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3.      I knew this kid named Max, he used to get fat stacks

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    out on the corner with drugs.

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    He liked to hang out late at night, liked to get shit faced,

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    and keep pace with thugs.

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    Until late one night there was a big gun fight, Max lost his head,

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    he pulled out his chrome .45, talked some shit, and wound up dead.

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    Now his wife and his kids are caught in the midst of all of his pain,

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    you know it crumbles that way, at least that's what they say,

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    when you play the game

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    God forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news,

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    'cause then you really might know what it's like to have to lose.

 

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Then you really might know what it's like,

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then you really might know what it's like.

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Then you really might know what it's like,

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to have to lose.

 

    (Everlast)