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​In the Ghetto

This song is by Nadine Sutherland and appears on the album Until... (1985).

As the snow flies on a cold and gray Chicago morning
A poor little baby child is born in the ghetto
And his mama cries
'Cause if there's one thing that she don't need
It's another hungry mouth to feed in the ghetto

People, don't you understand
The child needs a helping hand
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me
Are we too blind to see
Do we simply turn our heads

And look the other way
Well the world turns
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

And his hunger burns
So he starts to roam the streets at night
And he learns how to steal
And he learns how to fight in the ghetto

Then one night in desperation
A young man breaks away
He buys a gun, he steals a car
He tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries as a crowd gathers around an angry young man
Face down on the street with a gun in his hand in the ghetto

As her young man dies, on a cold and gray Chicago morning
Another little baby child is born in the ghetto

Written by:

Mac Davis