In the Ghetto

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presleya (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. A cultural icon, he is commonly known by the single name Elvis. One of the most popular musicians of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". more »

As the snow flies On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
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, steals a car, Tries to run, but he don'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 
As her young man dies,
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin', Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto And his mama cries

Written by: MAC DAVIS

Lyrics © IMAGEM U.S. LLC , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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