under gasoline sunrise they fight for space on the avenue
some hustle all their lives just live and die with the street corner's eyes
where they raise your rent every chance they get some sling white to survive
they'll sell you bags, sell you themselves just to find some way up to higher ground that's safe
can you show me one thing you've learned from this?
all your life you sink or swim
for the kids who find reformation in tragedy and breath bruried alive and even when their wrists are bruised from cuffs they roll the dice
they're not suffering tonight 'cause when you chase cheese and bread to feed your kids there's no time for pain, no time for hurt to seal hours away
now they load and aim at those who claim innocence but turn away
these are kids from back and forth, from north and south without a doubt or a choice, and innocence don't know their names
in these streets of pain cops don't come when called
there's no redemption, no miracles
dads split like dutches and don't keep in touch with sons grown up, now setting
now they load and aim at all those claim innocence know their names
it don't get any closer to real
they told you a different story that heaven's far from hell
they told you that no ambition is the only way you fail
they told you there's a better way to live than nine to five or serving five to ten
they told you in two thousand six we find ourselves so safe
well show me there's a better to live than nine to five or serving five to ten.
show me there's a different side that we have yet to see
shoe me a better way to live than nine to five or serving five to tend
show me there's a different side, here...

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Sink or Swim song meanings
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