Ghetto Children

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Wake up wake up 
Ghetto children 
Wake up wake up 
Ghetto children 

Ghetto boy 
You're my life 
And there's so much for you to protect and to say 
And baby boy 
Don't hit your wife 
'Cause your kids may grow up someday to be this way 
You don't know 
What you may be 
To some boy 
In society 
There's a secret to why 
You must survive 
So listen to what we say 
'Cause this type of shit happens everyday 

Go for yours cause dreams come true 
And this is the message we bring to you 
Hey now hey now now 
Hey now hey now now 
No matter what teachers say to you 
Ghetto children are beautiful 
Say hey now hey now now 
Hey now hey now now 

Baby girl 
You're my life 
It's important that you smile 
And never cry 
Study math and your sciences 
Maybe you'll figure why we subtract and multiply 
You don't know 
What you may be 
To some girl 
In society 
There's a secret to why we must survive 
So listen to what we say 
'Cause this type of shit happens everyday 

Go for yours cause dreams come true 
And this is the message we bring to you 
Hey now hey now now 
Hey now hey now now 
No matter what teachers say to you 
Ghetto children are beautiful 
Say hey now hey now now 
Hey now hey now now 

Crack town 
Ghetto in the city 
Buildings are abandoned 
The girls are still pretty 
A child looks in the mirror 
Here to see my life clearer 
All I see is ghetto keys to this jet black carrera 
Of course 911 don't mean help 
The only ones that need help is them sons without wealth 
It's apparent that this nation 
They don't know what they facin 
Young natural born killers 
And these street corner masons 
You want that type of money 
That you see in a mob flick 
Would you stash it your wallet? 
Yes with the lumps under my carpet 
Listen to your heart 
Why should I listen to you? 
I was here from the start 
But you don't bring no money through 
Look I only fill capes 
And to get it I kill jakes 
By the time I'm 21 
I'll be the ghetto bill gates 
You were born to be an angel 
That it was in my brain too 
Now the only star spangled 
Is coming outta my bangle 
Now that I'm out (ghetto ghetto boy) 
It's like the whole world blames you 
Although the ghetto's nothing like the conclusion I came to 
Your friends ill you claimin' both sides (ghetto ghetto girl) 
Now they don't claim you 
Ghetto children change the world 
Don't let it change you 

Go for yours cause dreams come true 
And this is the message we bring to you 
Hey now hey now now 
Hey now hey now now 
No matter what teachers say to you 
Ghetto children are beautiful 
Say hey now hey now now 
Hey now hey now now 

Go for yours cause dreams come true 
And this is the message we bring to you 
Hey now hey now now 
Hey now hey now now 
No matter what teachers say to you 
Ghetto children are beautiful 
Say hey now hey now now 
Hey now hey now now 

Little children the ones that caught up 
The whole world wants to be a part of 
A little ghetto thang 
A little ghetto thang (to fade)

Written by: CHAD HUGO, RICKY M L WALTERS, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, PHARRELL L WILLIAMS

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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