And we’ll strive hard and stress about the rent
Probably still die poor and in debt without a cent but
It’s also a reference to his own song Chain Link:
Children growin', women producin'
Men go workin', but what’s the use
When the real strive hard and stress about the rent
And can still die poor and in debt without a cent
All the time, energy and effort put into your work may not get you anywhere, due to bad living conditions.
As Ali says in Only Life I Know, another track off of this album:
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