What If It Was You? (The 411)

Seen her on the streets Selling her body just to make ends meet Everyday is the same sad story She prays but no one answers back Her soul never had a chance Don't you laugh at her misfortune Anyone can take a fall If you were walking in those footsteps You wouldn't laugh at all What if it was you standing on the street What if it was you without enough to eat What if it was you with nothing else to lose What if it was you standing in those shoes What if it was you all alone out there Didn't have a choice, didn't a prayer What if it was you down on your luck What if it was you and no one gave a fuck He's there everyday Asking hey Mister can you spare some change Why don't you get a job Is all they say You live with no such thing as pride You're fighting just to stay alive Don't you laugh as his misfortune Anyone could take his place If you were walking in those footsteps Would you feel the same What if it was you standing on the street What if it was you without enough to eat What if it was you with nothing else to lose What if it was you standing in those shoes What if it was you all alone out there Didn't have a choice, didn't a prayer What if it was you down on your luck What if it was you and no one gave a fuck What if everyday you woke up without knowin' how you gon' eat Where you gon' sleep What if hard times hit you Woudl you be so quick to judge another Judge your brother Or would you feel how it would be in their shoes Don't you laugh at her misfortune Anyone can take a fall If you were walking in those footsteps You wouldn't laugh at all What if it was you standing on the street What if it was you without enough to eat What if it was you with nothing else to lose What if it was you standing in those shoes What if it was you all alone out there Didn't have a choice, didn't a prayer What if it was you down on your luck What if it was you and no one gave a fuck