Thursday, May 11, 2006

The downside of up...the bad side of good....and everything in between

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 F*n slob," is all he replies
But 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

I'm a registered Independent.
I tend to lean Republican fiscally and with international politics; with regards to domestic social issues, I lean Democratic.
Some have told me that's more Libertarian.
I call it "middle of the road". I call it "opinion based per issue....not per party".
Because clearly, I don't agree with all issues that both parties believe in.

I can't stand "wishy washy flip flopping" politics.
Have an opinion - and stand by it, no matter what public opinion says.

You can't say you believe in something, and then "change your mind" based upon the polls.
Stand for something. Even if I don't agree with it, I can respect you for holding true to it.
But if you don't stand for what you believe in, no matter how tough it gets - then what are you made of?

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 swears, "God d*n, if I find that man I'm cuttin' off his b*s."
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


Glitter said...

I was singing along with that one:

"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 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 colt.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
Yeah then you really might know what's it like
To have the blues"

Rebecca said...

It's true.... you focus on Max, but the real victims are the family left behind. They didnt ask for that. Great song...

Kristi said...

I love that song. Just heard it the other day in fact. Hmm, that reminds me, I have that CD. I should add some of those songs to my iPod. Thanks!