A perfect world.

Is that what you're asking?

Well, you can forget it

Cuz it ain't going to happen.

This ain't no Paradise, this is reality

So you can take off those rose colored glasses.

You think I chose this lifestyle?

This life chose me.

It called me and my youngest years

Hard Times didn't move me

and not my mama's tears.

It's been my best friend.

It's all I know and all I see everyday.

Now you come along to tell me

I can change… Turn over a new Leaf.

Take off yesterday's dirty clothes

And put on clean ones today?

I hear what you're saying

But I can't see it happening.

It's a cool idea for someone else

But this is my life.

So you can take off those rose colored glasses.