What It’s Like — Everlast

What It's Like — Everlast

We’ve all seen the man
At the liquor store
Begging for your change
The hair on his face is
Dirty, dread-locked
And full of mange
He asks a man
For what he could spare
With shame in his eyes
“Get a job, you f—ing slob,”
Is all he replies
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
Then you really might know what it’s like
Then you really might know what it’s like
Then you really might know what it’s like

Mary got pregnant
From a kid named Tom
That said he was in love
He said, “Don’t worry about a thing.
Baby doll, I’m the man
You’ve been dreaming of.”
But three months later, he say
He won’t date her
Or return her calls
And she swear, “God damn,
If I find that man,
I’m cutting off his balls.”
And then she heads for the clinic
And she gets some static
Walking through the door
They call her a killer
And they call her a sinner
And they call her a whore
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
Then you really might know what it’s like
Then you really might know what it’s like
Then you really might know what it’s like

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 downside of up
And everything between
I licked the silver spoon
Drank from the golden cup
And smoked the finest green
I stroked the fattest 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
Who used to get fat stacks
Out on the corner with drugs
He liked to hang out late
He liked to get shit-faced
And keep the pace with thugs
Until late one night
There was a big gun fight
And 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 this pain
You know it comes that way
At least that’s what they say
When you play the game
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
Then you really might know what it’s like
Then you really might know what it’s like to have to lose

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Brian V. Lee provides bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, business turnaround, and litigation services to clients in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. Brian was the Washington, D.C. state chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys from 2016 to 2018.