"Scratch" as written by Jill H. Scott, Tarik L. Collins, Scott Spencer Storch and Ahmir K. Thompson....
I was once sitting on top of the world
I really had things in my hand
But something went wrong I'm not sure what
And now I'm sitting here at home alone
People they want to give you free advice
Well that's something that I always try
But you get what you pay for that's what I say
And now I'm paying and paying and paying
I lost everything I had
I'm starting over from scratch
I lost everything I had
I'm starting over from scratch
Everything I wanted cooking on the stove
Everything I needed right in the home
I had the best thing you can have
You can have it you can have it now
I lost everything I had
I'm starting over from scratch
I lost everything I had
I'm starting over from scratch
It's just a fact (?)
Wiped that smile off my face
Put me down in my proper place
But the world just keeps on spinning around
And I'm still hanging around in this world
I lost everything I had
I'm starting over from scratch
I lost everything I had
I'm starting over from scratch


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"Scratch" as written by Mark J. Sandman

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    General Comment--You can have it, you can have it now
    what does he mean by that

    does he mean that since he's lost it [all] it's free for someone else to take?

    i find the rest of the song pretty self-explanatory. it's comforting when you feel completely setback to hear succesful people and those you admire remind you that they have endured drastic failures too.
    vexedprogenyon May 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song always makes me think of my dad after my folks got divorced when I was 15. He frequently talked about just what is said in this song, just his whole life taken away all at once, all his happiness (whatever happiness there was by the time they finally divorced), his home, all his possessions. He had to buy a new tv, for god's sake. Straight back to square one, right where he was when he got out of the Army when he was twenty or whatever.
    MrBookon April 25, 2014   Link

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