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But hey, when you live in Watts, you need a little smack to get by, you know what I mean? You need something soft and co
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"But hey, when you live in Watts, you need a little smack to get by, you know what I mean? You need something soft and comfortable in your life, 'cause you're not going to get it from what's around you. And society isn't going to give it to you"

- Jerry Garcia

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In this quote, Jerry Garcia is highlighting the harsh truth of living in Watts, a low-income and typically dangerous community. He recommends that in order to cope with the challenges and struggles of life in this environment, one might turn to drugs or other vices as a way of escape. Garcia likewise acknowledges that the environments in Watts are not conducive to a comfy or easy life, and that society as a whole does not provide much assistance or support to those residing in these conditions. Overall, the quote speaks to the difficult situations faced by people living in impoverished and marginalized neighborhoods.

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USA Flag This quote is written / told by Jerry Garcia between August 1, 1942 and August 9, 1995. He/she was a famous Musician from USA. The author also have 29 other quotes.

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