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  • This song is about homelessness and poverty in America: "Ain't got no job, ain't got no smoke, aint got a car, his life's a joke." The subject of the song has apparently lost his job ("Used to call the shots, now he can't connect the dots"), and while he grows despondent looking for a job, he spends what money he has left on drugs ("He's about to lose his lifeline, he's looking for the headlines, sniffin' up the white lines"). >>
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    Nicholos - Farmville, VA

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