What It's Like Lyrics

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 f**kin' slob's all he replied

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

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 the baddest 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

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 [x3]
To have to lose...

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Songwriter(s): Erik Schrody
Record Label(s): 1998 Tommy Boy Music Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company
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Meaning to "What It's Like" song lyrics (10 meanings)
Annag 12/02/12,10:26

It speaks the truth. It makes u take a look at yourself. And make u grateful 4 the things u do have in life.
rockgurl 06/01/12,05:50

I absolutely love this song. It truly touches on the point of not judging someone unless you truly know what they're going through otherwise mind your own freakin business
Pamela young 04/11/12,22:12

I love this song ever since I was growing up that is how much I love this song keep it up mister everlast slash whitey ford you and your band are awesome make more song's like this i love you guy's.
Erica_Masters 04/05/12,02:10

We played this song at my brothers funeral. You shoulda seen the preachers face lmao. This song means so much to me. Such a good song
ezmiie((; 03/15/11,09:56

This song made me cry at first, i've been throug some situations that you mention. But i just love this song, you are doing a wonderful job with your music. keep it going:))
reverse711 10/01/10,19:06

The most truthful lyrics, I loved this song from the first time I heard it. It is true slice of life as it is.
Aidan 09/09/10,22:48

This is a very amazing, and well written song. Sadly, This kind of stuff happens almost everyday. its a shame. Again GREAT song.
miczac 07/30/10,10:22

excellent job except BEFORE I BROKE THEIR HEART is actually the more street sense BEFORE I BROKE THEY HEART.
Dj 06/21/10,11:39

I really like this song exspecially if u read the lyrics with the song playing your get the whole story instead of missing words. Other thatn that I really like this song
tina. 06/15/10,08:10

This song I like because it's about things that happen all the time everywhere. I like it!!! God bless.
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