REACTION:

#1) WHAT is the[a] MESSAGE of the SONG?  Explain the song title.

#2)IS the HOMELESS man a “VICTIM?” OF WHO and WHAT EXACTLY?

#3)IS the GIRL a “VICTIM?” OF WHO and WHAT EXACTLY?

#4)IS the young male a “VICTIM?” OF WHO and WHAT EXACTLY?

#5) HOW are PEOPLE “CRUEL“?

COMPASSIONATE?

“SOCIAL”? ANTI-SOCIAL?

#6) DOES THIS SONG END in “HAPPY” of “SAD” ENDING[s]? Briefly explain.

ALL “BAD” … COULD HAVE ENDED a LOT WORSE?

“WHAT IT’s LIKE” – Everlast

We’ve all seen a man at the liquor store beggin’ for your change
The hair on his face is dirty, dread-locked, and full of mange
He asks a man for what he could spare, with shame in his eyes
“Get a job you f#*#ing slob, ” is all he replies

God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes
‘Cause then you really might know what it’s like to sing the bluesThen you really might know what it’s like

Then you really might know what it’s like
Then you really might know what it’s like
Then you really might know what it’s like

Mary got pregnant from a kid named Tom that said he was in love
He said, “don’t worry about a thing, baby doll I’m the man you’ve been dreaming of.
But three months later he say he won’t date her or return her calls
And she swear, “god damn, if I find that man I’m cuttin’ off his b#lls”

And then she heads for the clinic and she gets some static walking through the door
They call her a killer, and they call her a sinner and they call her a whore
God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in her shoes
‘Cause then you really might know what it’s like to have to choose

I knew this kid named Max who used to get fat stacks out on the corner with drugs
He liked to hang out late he liked to get s@#t-faced and keep the pace with thugs
Until late one night there was a big gun fight and max lost his head
He pulled out his chrome .45, talked some shit, and wound up dead
Now his wife and his kids are caught in the midst of all of this pain
You know it comes that way at least that’s what they say when you play the game
God forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news
‘Cause then you really might know what it’s like to have to lose

Then you really might know what it’s like
Then you really might know what it’s like
Then you really might know what it’s like to have to lose

#7) WHO EXACTLY is YOUR “ENEMY”?:  #1-YOURSELF? #2-PEOPLE LIKE YOU?  #3-EVERYBODY ELSE?