These warehouse wages kill the end's introduction, man
I should have schooled it up when I was younger, shoulda stuck to plan
Always had the dreams of being more self assertive,
And my kid's a teenager now, he needs the health insurance

So break my body, break, break my soul down
Just another zombie walking blindly through your ghost town
Pull up to the bar to politic and tap the power,
Ain't nobody really all that jolly at your happy hour

But I don't want to go home yet
So I'ma talk to my cigarette and that television set
It doesn't matter what brand or station
Anything to take away from the current situation

No overtime pay, no holiday
Months behind on everything but the lottery
Winter 'round the corner guaranteeing that my car dies
Wifey having trouble trying to juggle both the part-times
My cup ain't close to filled up
We trying to build up so we can have enough
And when I finally get the color, won't be nothing left to paint on
A friend of mine tried to kill himself to the same song

My better half is mad at making magic out of canned goods
My tax bracket status got her questioning my man hood
My shorty got caught smoking weed at a concert
And if I smack him everybody treats me like a monster
My neighbors ain't doing much better and we making competition instead of sticking together
Can't save no nest egg—in fact, this nest is rented—in fact that rent is late, wait
The money ain't here, the raise ain't coming
Just me and my son and that crazy woman
And those bartenders, this whole fucking country
Got everybody swallowing that lunch meat

Well maybe we can speed up the process
Kill me in my thirties in the name of progress
Put me in the dirt and then change the topic
Sometimes seems like the only way to stop it
Contemplate my departure date
Doesn't take a lot to get a lot of us to talk this way
Take a shot at me, that's all I'm obligated for
Apparently my only guarantee is a walk away

The only guarantee in life
Is a life worth dying for
'cause death don't wait for no one
Sitting on your front door

Lyrics submitted by three74mhz, edited by Doublewire

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  • +2
    General Comment"Take a shot at me that's all I'm obligated for
    Apparently my only guarantee is a walk away"

    It's a song about having nothing guaranteed from life but eventual death. There is implicit irony here as usually people speak of positive things being "guaranteed" and death is hardly considered a positive thing. At the same time the song lyrics suggest that the narrator's life is so miserable that the he know he has a death guaranteed for him is a source of relief.

    "These warehouse wages kill the end's introduction"

    I interpret as

    "These warehouse wages kill the end [of my life]'s introduction"

    i.e. even though the narrator is young, he is at the introduction to the end of his life; the stage where he's waiting for death. And in some sense his current living situation (and warehouse salary) have caused him to already have stopped living.
    Chake99on August 16, 2012   Link
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    General CommentFor the guy who asked about why everyone has a life worth dying for, its simple. some people love thrir life so much they believe that they would die if had to in order to keep it(if that makes any sense), and somw people hate their life so much, its worth dying for just to get away from it.
    if that makes any sense at all
    SiccMisterMiggyMiggzon November 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is pretty self explanatory what this means... But it is gold for sure! "When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold" is the perfect name for this album. Best official release since God Loves Ugly.
    bjn714on April 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya this is probably my faveorite song on the new album. Atmosphere is what hip hop should be about. they definatly slowed its dying days with this new album.
    ROBOFROon April 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the first song I heard off of this album and it kind of scarred me away. I wasn't ready for the new sounds on the album. Of course after listening to it a while I saw how great it was. Props to Slug and Ant for branching out from the traditional beats, I would imagine they were taking a chance on it. I hope it works out for them. Dope CD.
    longdongtom69on June 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is truly amazing. My favorite song on their new CD.
    onewayheroon July 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYah this album is awesome, some really good tunes on here, good beats, and Guarantees definitely the best song on the album.

    Only thing I was wondering is how exactly its a "guarantee in life" that "a life is worth dying for?" I don't know if necessarily everyone thinks they have a life worth dying for.... I don't know, random thought.
    island_boarderon September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it mean that no matter how u live ur life ur gonna die for it...that explains that dope ass song though
    Baheion October 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit means that life is worth the suffering of death
    atmost504on December 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinitely one of my favorites from When Life Give You Lemons..

    for me its about the struggle of life.. and pretty much in a lifetime people go through a lot..
    kaitlyn823on January 05, 2009   Link

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