Poverty (Know What Its Like)

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Real life, real issues.

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Written, recorded, mixed & additional production by Ellevan
Final Mixing and Mastering by @FutureMagic
Produced • MXS Beats
www.mxsbeats.com

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Lyrics:

[Tupac Wisdom]

Hello? I just got home and I'm scared,
I just ran like 5 blocks, from 4 guys in my Nike Airs,
Like yo! I open up the fridge there's no food in there,
Mom is passed out on the couch,
booze in the air, who truly cares?
Dad's bounced, he's out, he's re-married,
no it's too scary, to deal with her,
so I guess my life is a talk-show, it's like Springer, Jerry.
ugh! just another kid from Richmond up in poverty,
I wonder if mom's government check came yet, check and see,
Fuck! ugh!
What we fittin' to do for dinner now?
Go over to a friends house,
but don't say nothin' about this now, I-
-would just keep that shit to myself,
poverty isn't gonna fix itself,
feelin' alone with no help.

I just wanna say,
You don't know what it's like

You don't know what it's like
To give all you got and have nothing left,

it's like;
You don't know what its like
To go to school hungry and shit,
it's like;
You don't know what its like

and if you do,
then I fux with you!
you okay, you gonna make it,
this life right here, it builds the greatest,

But they don't know what its like, NAH
they don't know what its like, NAH
they don't know what its like, NAH
So know, you got a special chance to show 'em how to live life!
[tell em]


This shit right here, is so real, it makes me wanna cry,
but I can't!
Cause I grew up with an unbalanced pride,
our whole life we try to find the reason why,
crazy part is, most of my friends were way worse off than I!
Imagine seeing a bunch of muthafuckas on the block, that are struggling just like you,
most of us men, so we too embarrassed to talk about what we going' through
huh!
You broke dog? well its too bad you ain't handled that!
naw, I just stacked a bunch of cash, but where is the money management at?
I blow shit, cause I'm ignant,
and I blew this, chance I had,
to not turn out,
just like,
mama dukes and poppa dad, FUCK!
I guess this shit is hereditary,
Poverty it is very scary,
Poverty you should be wary, cause we robbin' now,

They don't know what it's like, x 3

To give everything that you got and have nothing left,

They don't know what it's like,

[sing]
They don't know what it's like x 2
have you ever not had?

[chant]
y'all don't know what it's like x 6

[spoken]
So don't judge me for the way I act, cause you don't know what its like, right?


[Tupac wisdom]

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from imperfect, released April 17, 2017
All songs written, recorded, mixed & additional production by Ellevan.

Final Mixing and Mastering by Future Magic soundcloud.com/futuremagic


Beat Produced by • MXS Beats
www.mxsbeats.com

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