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What It's Like (5:05)

"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…

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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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  • still one of the most wonderful songs for me
  • Glad to have this back in it's proper form. Always a favourite.
  • this song never gets old!!
  • Takes me straight back to the 6th grade all over again, lol.
  • Xhi
    1998 ... wow, all those years
  • Good album :)
  • Great!
  • 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!
  • they censored the weirdest shit in this song back in the day lol
  • 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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