Guns in the Ghetto Lyrics

UB40


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terrence Oswald Wilson
album: Track 6 in album Guns in the Ghetto
release date: 1997-6-30
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Reggae
styles: Reggae-Pop
length: 5:09

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Daddy don't go out tonight
Just stay home till morning light
Me and mama don't feel right
Please hold us tight
Daddy why did you go to work
When you know just how much we love you so
Please come back tomorrow

[Chorus]
They're giving out guns in the ghetto
They're saying they will set you free
One day I'll have children of my own
But I'm afraid they won't have me

Mama, is Daddy home
Why are you crying all alone
Grandma's tears have turned to stone
And I'm all alone

Mama isn't daddy back
I'm getting scared and that's a fact
Why are we all dressed like that
All in black

[Chorus]

Daddy don't go out tonight
Please stay home till morning light
Me and mama don't feel right
Please hold us tight

Daddy why did you go to work
When you know just how much we love you so
Please come back tomorrow

[Chorus]

Mama, is Daddy home
Why are you crying all alone
Grandma's tears have turned to stone
And I'm chilled to the bone

Mama isn't daddy back
I'm getting scared and that's a fact
Why are we all dressed like that
All in black

[Chorus: x4]


Track Listing

  • 1 Always There
  • 2 Hurry Come Up
  • 3 I Love It When You Smile
  • 4 I've Been Missing You
  • 5 Oracabessa Moonshine
  • 6 Guns in the Ghetto
  • 7 Tell Me Is It True
  • 8 Friendly Fire
  • 9 I Really Can't Say
  • 10 Lisa