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  1. The Pain Around Me

Lyrics

SIX KIDS ON THE CORNER UP TO NO DAMN GOOD
THAT’S SIX BROKEN HOMES STRUGGLIN’ IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD
YOU GOT LIQUOR STORES EVERYWHERE ON MY SIDE OF TOWN
I DON’T WANT MY KIDS TO GO OUTSIDE, ‘CAUSE THE THUGS ARE HANGING AROUND

CHORUS:
DON’T GET ME WRONG; I DON’T WANT TO SING THIS SONG
ABOUT THE PAIN AROUND ME, (LORD), BUT THIS IS WHAT I SEE, WHAT I SEE

(CHECK IT OUT) YOU GOT THE PREACHER MAN IN THE CHURCH GIVING FOLKS FALSE HOPE
YOU NEVER SEE A POLITICIAN AROUND UNLESS THEY WANT YOUR VOTE
WOMEN WALKING AROUND WITH SKIRTS SO TIGHT
LOOKING IN CARS AS THEY GO BY SAYING, “YOU WANT SOME FUN TONIGHT?”

CHORUS:
DON’T GET ME WRONG; I DON’T WANT TO SING THIS SONG
ABOUT THE PAIN AROUND ME, (LORD), BUT THIS IS WHAT I SEE, WHAT I SEE (HEY!)

SOLO

SHOOTING AND KILLING’ I’M LIVING IN A WAR ZONE
(SEE) POLICE THEY NEVER COME AROUND; SO I’M OUT HERE ON MY OWN
I’M JUST AN HONEST WORKING MAN TRYING TO DO RIGHT AND FEED MY FAMILY
WHEN I GO TO WORK GOT TO CARRY A PIECE, (LORD) FOR EXTRA SECURITY

CHORUS:
DON’T GET ME WRONG; I DON’T WANT TO SING THIS SONG
ABOUT THE PAIN AROUND ME, (LORD) BUT THIS IS WHAT I SEE, WHAT I SEE (YEAH YEAH YEAH)
BUT THIS IS WHAT I SEE