Can't Get What I Need

I go to work to get a paycheck

I have dreams!

Got good grades in high school because I studed every night, damn!

Parents want me to go to colege to get educated and get a better job

What if I love my simple job anyways

Can't afford college, parents have no money to give me for college

Government won't give me scholarship money because my parents have jobs, damn!

I smile at people when I'm at my job because I want a paycheck

I have dreams!

Doing the right thing doesn't always get you ahead of the crowd

I want to lie, I want to win the lottery, I want to break the law

Those rich people that make the rules should pay one of my bils, damn!

I wll do what they ask me to do even though I don't know why

I have dreams!



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