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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 10:36 AM
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God forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news
If only the right could empathize,could walk a mile in another man's shoes. Their false piety,their greed blinds them to other's pain.


Everlast - What It's Like Lyrics




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 fucking 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 3 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
He 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 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...
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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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 10:41 AM
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1. There it is
I find a lot of right and libertarian programs basically ignore any mention of the human costs of their actions.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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frankly_fedup2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 10:48 AM
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2. I remember that song from like what . . .
four or five years ago? One of my favorite songs of all time. It really told it like it was. I recorded it on a CD with some other songs and sent it to my friend's husband who lives in Ohio. They are both fanatical Republicans. He more than she. She is a southern Christian (when it is convenient for her), but she always votes Republican because she is antiabortion. I told her so am I; however, I feel it's the woman's choice, not our governments, and not the fetuses.

He said it was a neofascist propaganda song. I told him it was a song about life and what some people have to go through. He was able to do a lot of things without a college education, and he feels if he can do it, everyone else should be able to.

I was talking to my friend about my husband's 401K and told her when we get to retirement (hopefully at 55), the 401K should take care of us until we get SS (if it is still there). She said that she and her husband were not going to take any SS. So I asked her what they had in a 401K or CD or IRA? She told me nothing, they hadn't started planning yet and they are both 40. I just started laughing.

He has her so brainwashed it is pitiful.

Anyway, gonna have to find my Everlast cd. Thanks for the memories.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 10:53 AM
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3. Why is it the fascists are always so keen on calling everyone else
WHAT THEY THEMSELVES ARE!

God, the projection of these people is insane...as Orwell Predicted.

Time for the Two Minute Hate...Osama Bin Goldstein is coming on the Televisor soon...
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 11:09 AM
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4. That's a great song
There was a thread a few days ago for 'songs that make you cry' but I couldn't remember who the artist was. That's the song, though - ain't it the truth.
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