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​In The Ghetto

This song is by The Cranberries and appears on the bonus tracks of the album Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2001).

This song is a cover of "In the Ghetto" by ​Elvis Presley.
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In The Ghetto
As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child was 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

So People, won'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 poor little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street while 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
The young man breaks away
He buys a gun and he steals a car,
Tries to run, but he doesn't get far

And his mama cries
As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
Face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

And as her young man dies,
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin',
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto
In the ghetto

Written by:

Mac Davis