Ghetto

Ghetto, ghetto

Ghetto, ghetto livin′

These streets remind me of quicksand
When your on it you'll keep goin′ down
And there's no one to hold on to
And there's no one to pull you out, you keep on fallin′
And no one can here you callin′
So you end up self-destructin'

On the corner with the toolie on the waist line
Just got outta the bing doin′ state time
Teeth marks on my back from the K-9
Dark memories of when there was no sunshine
'Cause they said that I wouldn′t make it, I remember like yesterday
Holdin' on to what God gave me

′Cause that's the life when you're
Livin′ in the
(Ghetto)
And eatin′ in the
(Ghetto)
Or sleepin' in the
(Ghetto, ghetto)

That′s the life when you're
Livin′ in the
(Ghetto)
And eatin' in the
(Ghetto)
Or sleepin′ in the
(Ghetto, ghetto, ghetto livin')

No need to cherish luxuries 'cause everythin′ come and go
Even the life that you have is borrowed
′Cause your not promised tomorrow
So live your life as if everyday's goin′ be your last
Once you move forward can't go back
Just prepare to remove your past
′Cause ya gotta be willin' to pray
Yes, there gotta be, there gotta be a better way
Yes, ya gotta be willin′ to pray
'Cause there gotta be, there gotta be a better day
Whoever said that the struggle would stop today
A lot of niggas dead or locked away
Teenage women growin' up with AIDS

′Cause that′s the life when you're
Living in the
(Ghetto)
And eatin′ in the
(Ghetto)
Or sleepin' in the
(Ghetto, ghetto)
That′s the life when you're
Livin′ in the
(Ghetto)
Oh, eatin' in the
(Ghetto)
Oh, sleepin' in the
(Ghetto, ghetto, ghetto livin′)

Gun shots every night in the
(Ghetto)
Crooked cops on sight in the
(Ghetto)
Everyday is a fight in the
(Ghetto)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
(Ghetto livin′)
Got kids to feed in the
(Ghetto)
Sellin' coke and weed in the
(Ghetto)
Everyday somebody bleedin′ in the
(Ghetto)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
(Ghetto)

'Cause that′s the life when you're
Livin′ in the
(Ghetto)
Oh, livin' by the
(Ghetto)
Oh, eatin' in the
(Ghetto, ghetto)
′Cause that′s the life you're
Livin′ in the
(Ghetto).
Oh, sleepin' by the
(Ghetto)
Livin′ in the
(Ghetto, ghetto, ghetto livin')

Published:

29 December, 2021