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"What It's Like" is a single from Everlast's 1998 album Whitey Ford Sings the Blues. The song is typical of the style Everlast embraced after leaving hip-hop trio House of Pain, being a combination of rock, hip-hop and blues incorporating characterization and empathy towards impoverished protagonists. The song went to #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for one week and #1 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks for nine weeks. It also peaked at #13 on the… read more

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  • Avatar for zwurbelkurbel
    still one of the most wonderful songs for me
  • Avatar for Sharpur
    Glad to have this back in it's proper form. Always a favourite.
  • Avatar for peach1987
    this song never gets old!!
  • Avatar for thejeffbean
    Takes me straight back to the 6th grade all over again, lol.
  • Avatar for Xhi
    Xhi
    1998 ... wow, all those years
  • Avatar for Liloucat
    Good album :)
  • Avatar for dengib
    Great!
  • Avatar for Timsonourside
    Too true BobRozga. I just don't remember if the one with all the sfx was the video or on the radio. Like when it would go *censored* and wound up dead. Usually songs edited don't do that tv-type stuff!
  • Avatar for BobRozga
    they censored the weirdest shit in this song back in the day lol
  • Avatar for 3901
    I can't imagine the insurmountable pain any of these hypothetical characters possess. Also, the premise of "Waterfalls" by TLC reminds me of this or the other way around.

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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 fucking slob,\" is all he replies

Everlast - What It's Like Lyrics

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