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Star in the Ghetto
by Ben E. King



Broadway you never shine a light on me.
I may never live to see my name in light on a Carnegie Hall marquee.
Oh but that’s alright, Lord that’s alright with me.
I’m as happy, happy as a man can be.
Folks in NY may never know my name. I may not win that music Hall of Fame. (Music Hall of Fame)
Gonna keep on singing my song just the same.
If I don’t make it there I won’t be ashame.

Cause I’m a star in the ghetto. (I’m a star in the ghetto)
If I never make Broadway that’ll be ok. (keep on shining)
I don’t care what the folks up there in NY (I’m a star in the ghetto) have to say, oh no. (Oh no)

Hollywood, (Hollywood) Hollywood will never be my style.
But I know I’m good, oh yeah, not just alright.
City lights, city lights (city lights) may never shine for me.
I may never make it to the top, no, win myself a Grammy.
Folks in NY may never know my name. I may not win that music Hall of Fame. (Music Hall of Fame)
But I’m gonna keep on singing my song, whew baby, just the same.
If I never make it there I won’t feel ashame.

Cause I’m a star in the ghetto. (I’m a star in the ghetto)
If I never make Broadway, sugar that’ll be ok. (Keep on shining)
I don’t care what the folks up there in NY (I’m a star in the ghetto) what they got to say. Oh no. (Oh no)

Think I’m gonna make it funky. Feel like getting down Y’all.
Think I’m gonna make it funky. Feel like getting down yeah.
Blow your horn. Yeah it’s alright.
Well go blow your horn. They say it’s alright.
Feel the music, yeah.
Feel the music.

I’m a star in the ghetto. (I’m a star in the ghetto)
If I never make Broadway that’ll be ok. (keep on shining)
I don’t care what the folks up there in NY (I’m a star in the ghetto) I don’t care what they got to say. Aww nah.
I’m a star in the ghetto. (I’m a star in the ghetto)
If I never make Broadway, sugar that’ll be ok. (keep on shining)
I don’t care what the folks in Hollywood got to say. I don’t care anyway. Aww no.
I’m star (I’m a star in the ghetto) and I’m shining and I’m shining.
I’m a star. (I’m a star in the ghetto) Yes I am, hey yeah.
I’m a star in the ghetto.
If I never make Broadway that’ll be ok.
If I never make it to Broadway. (Keep on shining, keep on shining)
Then that will be ok.
People in NYC. Ah they don’t bother me. (Keep on shining, keep on shining) not at all, not at all.
I’m gonna make it the top. (Keep on shining, keep on shining)
Among the distant stars, alright. (Keep on shining, keep on shining)
Sugar it’s alright.
I’m a star in the ghetto. (Keep on shining, keep on shining)
I’m a star in the ghetto.
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Lyrics submitted by Juan Reyes Jr..