In the Ghetto

Elvis Presley


publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Mac Davis
album: Track 12 in album From Elvis in Memphis
release date: 1969
popularity : 1369 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Rhythm & Blues/Soul/Ballad/Rock & Roll
length: 2:47
lyricist: Mac Davis
composer: Mac Davis

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

Cover Art

Elvis Presley From Elvis in Memphis cover art


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As the snow flies
A poor little baby child is born

Cause if there's one thing that she don't need
In the ghetto
People, don't you understand
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
Are we too blind to see,

Well the world turns
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows

So he starts to roam the streets at night
And he learns how to fight

A young man breaks away
Tries to run, but he don't get far
As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
In the ghetto
As her young man dies,
Another little baby child is born
And his mama cries


Track Listing

  • 1 Wearin' That Loved on Look
  • 2 Only the Strong Survive
  • 3 I'll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)
  • 4 Long Black Limousine
  • 5 It Keeps Right on A-Hurtin'
  • 6 I'm Movin' On
  • 7 Power of My Love
  • 8 Gentle on My Mind
  • 9 After Loving You
  • 10 True Love Travels on a Gravel Road
  • 11 Any Day Now
  • 12 In the Ghetto