For those of us who come from less than enviable circumstances
Dreams, good dreams, sweet dreams,

from Common – Pops Belief Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“Less than enviable circumstances” is a common (no pun intended) phrase meant to be a humble way of saying, “Our upbringing wasn’t a privileged one.”

Despite the fact that Blacks came from a relatively poor background (as far as material wealth), “…we inherit the power to turn nightmares into dreams…GOOD dreams, etc.”

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