Learning From Experience

When you're young and poor,

It is easy for the richer, more educated

To walk on you and beat you

'Cause they don't understand.

You don't get nothin' handed to you

On no silver platter;

You learn to work lousy jobs

To feed your family.

When you're young and poor,

You learn to sacrifice

And do without

For the love of your children.

You learn not to take things for granted –

Thinks like food, clothes, and a place to live;

Maybe people think you ain't got a lot,

But you have your family and faith.

When you're young and poor,

You learn to appreciate hard work

And you pass this on

To your children and their children.

But all that hard work and sacrifice

Will pay off later on

When you're old and retired.