What It’s Like Lyrics

Everlast

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album: Track 4 in album Whitey Ford Sings the Blues
release date: 1998-9-8
popularity : 528 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop Rock Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Thug Rap/Pop Rap/Folk Rock/Acoustic
length: 5:04
producer: Dante Ross, John Gamble and Everlast
mixer: Jamie Staub
engineer: John Gamble
violin: Alen C. Agadhzhanyan and Jacqueline Suzuki
guitars: Everlast
bass: Ben Bocardo
viola: John Wang
cello: Elizabeth Wright
strings arranger: Giovanni Loria and SD50’s
composer: Erik Schrody
lyricist: Erik Schrody

Album Information

label: Tommy Boy Music
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 016998123621
script: Latin

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Everlast Whitey Ford Sings the Blues cover art

Lyrics

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We've all seen a man at the liquor store beggin' 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 ****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

[chorus]
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 cuttin' 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

[chorus]

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 ****-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 ****, 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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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The White Boy Is Back
  • 2 Money (Dollar Bill)
  • 3 Ends
  • 4 What It’s Like
  • 5 Get Down
  • 6 Sen Dog
  • 7 Tired
  • 8 Hot to Death
  • 9 Painkillers
  • 10 Prince Paul
  • 11 Praise the Lord
  • 12 Today (Watch Me Shine)
  • 13 Guru
  • 14 Death Comes Callin’
  • 15 Funky Beat
  • 16 The Letter
  • 17 7 Years
  • 18 Next Man