In the Ghetto Lyrics

Elvis Presley


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Moses Davis, A. Dillon, J. Hanna, H. Lee
album: Track 1 in album From Elvis in Memphis
release date: 1969
popularity : 10777 users have visited this page.
length: 2:53
lyricist: Mac Davis
composer: Mac Davis

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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

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