This song is about all the people who live in the cardboard houses. Poverty is so disheartening. Overcoming poverty takes supernatural courage, overwhelming support networks... well, a miracle. Anyone who makes it out is a miracle. It can happen, it happens more often than it would seem like but... the people that remain stuck outnumber the ones who remain stuck. Where is the line between being poor and indignity. I think that you can live a beautiful, satisfying life while being poor but, I think there is poverty that can rob you of your humanity.