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​Ghetto

This song is by Liquid.

I'm from the ghetto where kids don't play
From the land where they use slang you won't say
City of gangstas and brotherly love
City of hustlers and suffering thugs

But there's a sign of life in our youth
They look up to the things we do
Teach them to love and we can't lose
Help them to find the right path to choose

Every day there's a struggle here
Life's a crack house socked in tears
Church a packed house covered in fear
God love reigns down on His children

And everyday a life is thrown away
When everyday there's a life to gain
Christ accepts all sinners the same
Men and women just reaching for change

I'm from the ghetto, I'm from the gutter where it all goes down
And in the ghetto is where the Most High change me around
We've been praying and I think we see now
We're gonna make it, we're gonna make it

I'm from the ghetto where stars are born
Record deals no sales leave young men scorned
Little women with big women bodies make them feel grown
You cast the first stone

Seventeen of the grind a formality
Cutting school smoking weed a reality
Little babies having babies it's so sad to see
Men and women of the church are taking back the streets

I'm from the ghetto, I'm from the gutter where it all goes down
And in the ghetto is where the Most High change me around
We've been praying and I think we see now
We're gonna make it, we're gonna make it

I'm from the ghetto where guns are used by
Little ones that are often abused
20/20's Badlands the news consist of thugs
But Christians live here too, let's change

I'm from the ghetto, I'm from the gutter where it all goes down
And in the ghetto is where the Most High change me around
We've been praying and I think we see now
We're gonna make it, we're gonna make it

If I ever make it out the hood congratulate me
Lately I've been feeling like I'm trapped here
Last year feels like the other day
And another day goes by but it's the same thing

What can I do different, how can I make a change?
Feels like a deja vu but still I maintain
Feels like I paid my dues when I was eighteen
Would my music appeal to you if I was mainstream?

Written by:

B Harris; Oquendo Victor Manuel