SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS

WELCOME TO THE STREETS OF NO RETURN
WHEN ONE WRONG MOVE LEAVES YOU TO BURN
YOU LOOK AROUND YOU SEE A WORLD OF PAIN
YET YOU GOTTA BE HARD TO AVOID THE FLAMES
YOU'LL ROLL THE DICE OF DESTINY
IT'S THE ONLY CHANCE IF YOU WANT TO BE FREE
GET A GOOD SHAKE, YOU'LL BREAK THE CURSE
BUT IF YOU LOSE THINGS WIL ONLY GET WORSE

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CHORUS

RIOT IN THE CITY STREETS
FIRE ENGULF THE WEAK
FIBERS OF SOCIETY TO TEAR
AS THE AMERICAN DREAM ECOMES A NIGHTMARE

CHORUS

THAT'S LIFE IN THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS
WHERE PEOPLE TRY TO SWIM RIVERS OF CONCRETE SOX
THAT'S LIFE IN THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS
WHERE DEPARTURE COMES EASY IN A PINE WOOD BOX

READ THE LINES ANOTHER ONE DECEASED
VIOLENCE REIGNS IN THIS TIME OF PEACE
NO HAVEN IS SAFE FOR YOUR KIDS OR WIFE
FOR A MEASLY DOLLAR SOME WILL TAKE YOUR LIFE
YET YOU GOTTA BE MEAN BRING DOWN THE BOAT
10 EYES FOR AN EYE, 10 TEETH FOR A TOOTH
IN THE CONCRETE JUNGLE THER IS JUST ONE RULE
DO UNTO OTHERS BEFORE THEY DO UNTO YOU
FROM THSI URBAN NIGHTMARE THERE IS NO ESCAPE
YOUR CHANCE FOR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON YOUR
LEARNING TO HATE
ITS SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST, THE WEAK WILL DIE
WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE REAPER, SPIT IN HIS EYE!


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