Guns in the Ghetto

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UB40 are a British reggae/pop band formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England. The band has placed more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. The band has been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984, they … more »

Daddy don't go out tonight  
Just stay home till morning light  
Me and mama don't feel right  
Please hold us tight  
Daddy why did you go to work  
When you know just how much we love you so  
Please come back tomorrow  

[Chorus]
They're giving out guns in the ghetto  
They're saying they will set you free  
One day I'll have children of my own  
But I'm afraid they won't have me  

Mama, is Daddy home  
Why are you crying all alone  
Grandma's tears have turned to stone  
And I'm all alone  

Mama isn't daddy back  
I'm getting scared and that's a fact  
Why are we all dressed like that  
All in black  

[Chorus]

Daddy don't go out tonight  
Please stay home till morning light  
Me and mama don't feel right  
Please hold us tight  

Daddy why did you go to work  
When you know just how much we love you so  
Please come back tomorrow  

[Chorus]

Mama, is Daddy home  
Why are you crying all alone  
Grandma's tears have turned to stone  
And I'm chilled to the bone  

Mama isn't daddy back  
I'm getting scared and that's a fact  
Why are we all dressed like that  
All in black  

[Chorus: x4]

Written by: JIM BROWN, ALI CAMPBELL, ROBIN CAMPBELL, EARL FALCONER, NORMAN HASSAN, BRIAN TRAVERS, MICHAEL VIRTUE, TERRENCE OSWALD WILSON

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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