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What It's Like

by

Everlast



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This song tells 3 different stories. The first is about a man who lives on the street. The second is about a girl who gets pregnant by her boyfriend and then he ditches her and she has to go and get an abortion. The third is about a drug dealer trying to support his family; he is shot one night and the family wakes up to see it on the news and finally finds out what their husband/father has been doing. The song speaks about how society is so quick to label people. (thanks, lynz - Ontario, Canada)
This was Everlast's first solo single after leaving House Of Pain. When he left the band, he quit alcohol and cigarettes and became a Muslim.
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Comments (25):

Was THAT Willie Nelson in the video?
- kent, greensburg, PA
This song sums up the blues in an honest & direct way. Terrific lyrics, music, & vocals.
- penny, falls city, NE
ok i just came across this little thread concerning everlast, plz certain people get ur facts right before u ever say anything, u can become a muslim no matter what religion u previously were or even if u had no belief in anything, muslims come in all colours black white yellow brown etc etc, and as for the person who said there are small groups of muslims who dont accept new people into the islamic faith thats another falsehood, its so funny and yet so tragic that people just believe any crap they see and then spread it lol how sad
- mohammed , walsall, United Kingdom
I love this song. It makes me appreciate what I have, even when its dark. It reminds me that it could always be worse
- Nicole, orlando, FL
I love the censor bleep sounds in this song!
- Harold, University Park, PA
Songs like these are why I'm a Democrat
- Victor, Vienna, VA
This song tells what "real" life in this world is all about. Not all of us have it as easy as we do. My heart goes out to people who stuggle. I happen to like the song. It opens my eyes to the "real" world out there. There is always a good side, bad side and all the in between's in this world.
smiles...
- pam, taylor, MI
I love this song !!! yea it speaks the turth about how people are quick to judge others with looking at them selfs first
- Denise, lapuente, CA
One of my favorite songs.
- Michael, San Antonio, TX
this is a really good mello song. i like it
- D, Waterloo, IA
This is by far my favorite song. Its the most honest and meaningful song that i have ever heard. Keep arguing about whatever it is there but regardless everlast awesome
- GF, A-Town, VA
OK READ WHAT LALAH from walisaki or where ever
said i believe that is what the song HOTEL CALIFORNIA'S ABOUT OBVIOSLY RELIGON
and by the way you can turn muslum if you want any time you want the only weird thing about it is that he's white!
and had a song called black jesus and not black alla
- Kane, wytheville, VA
um no. Lalah, Wasilla, AK, your wrong. you can stop being catholic if you want to. im catholic, i know. ive had friends who changed religions. it just isnt encouraged to switch from catholicism to something else. please dont say things unless you actually know about what your talking about.
- John, Beaumont, TX
Really good song =]
- Alyssa, Forney, TX
The problem with Islam in not that you have to be born into it. It's that you can never, never leave. But, you're not allowed to leave the Catholic Church either. This song makes you think. These are the most worthy songs.
- Lalah, Wasilla, AK
i really like this song...it has a deep meaning to it and it really tells people how some people dont have a perfect world..which no one should think they do!
- trish, morgantown , WV
John, stating that "Muslims do not accept anybody who is not born into the religion, and they're very strict on enforcing that rule" is false. Muslims and Islam in general is completely fine with accepting others into their religion. There are some more radical extremists out there who don't, but just like other religions such as Christianity, that's the minority.
- Zach, Seattle, WA
Information about Everlast courtesy of Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everlast_(singer)
- Steve, Long Island, NY
Real name is Erik Schrody born August 18, 1969 in Valley Stream, New York, Information courtesy of [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everlast_(singer)]Wikipedia[/url]
- Steve, Long Island, NY
all you guys suck
- Eric, , PA
OK, before we allow this to go on, Everlast put out White Trash Beautiful and Black Jesus long before he ever put out What It's Like.
Secondly, he did not become a muslim. Muslims do not accept anybody who is not born into the religion, and they're very strict on enforcing that rule.
- John, Medicine Hat, Canada
House of Pain sucked but I dug his solo move. I think everyone wrote this guy off after this song though. He put out some good stuff like "Babylon Feeling" & "White Trash Beautiful" which is my personal favorite. Does anyone remember when this guy tried to make a name for himself by ragging on Eminem & then Em ripped him a new one on a couple of songs? That was embarrassing.
- The Last DJ, Hell.A., CA
This song is awesome! The underlying message is so overwhelming, I love it. People in today's society are so horrible to each other. People are so greedy, and they only think about themselves. I think Everlast is shaming them. It's like Mother Theresa when she said, "Be Kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle."
- Tiffany, Conroe, TX
Great song tells the truth
- Stacey, St.petersburg, FL
he became a Muslim, really? That's interesting... Anywho, this is a pretty sweet song!! Good story.
- Joel, Nottawa, Canada
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