Verse 1 (Tyler)

Growing up in white Wyoming, never really saw poverty, pops worked and got paid well if my grades fell he got on too me, secretly I loved rap music mama told me that’s not allowed so I hid tapes in my cd stash when they wasn’t home I would bang em loud, come home can I spend the night? Yea, they didn’t know that my friends weren’t white, they didn’t know that I stepped to the Lockland chilled with the hood and the gangsta type, but to me that’s stereotyping they were all good kids like me, they were just less fortunate most came from a fucked up family. Ugh my pops woulda killed me if he found out I was hanging with those types of people, people that smoke weed on welfare doing those types of evils, but I love that life couldn’t stand the part of town I was from cuz nobody kept it real life the handful of friends that I had from the slums.

Chorus

we are … not so different,
trying to live the dream, fighting poverty..
to give my family… something to believe in…
we are……
not so different, these streets they made me wise..
this heart’ll tell me lies…
that these dreams are different on the otherside…
that these dreams are better on the otherside…

Verse 2

Being a kid and living in Lockland, got no options how can I prosper when my life is playing a game of playing possum, possibilities impossible, positive that I’m suppose to go to the grave yard or court room of course sooner than normal. I see the white faces across the tracks and wonder how could this blunder or mistake had placed me on the other side, why wonder I can survive, hard work when applied wit my natural drive I often laugh I hide I tries to keep it private, in my community u smart they say u acting white and that’s pretty wack cuz if u rap they say u acting black, see I been studying what these people will pay me for no not biology study up on the radio, cuz if I sing and dance then I probably can make it out, tired of being afraid of just being taken out. I love my city I promise I’m not phony but secretly I wish that I was a kid from Wyoming.