Who Sang In the Ghetto? Mac Davis


Some other versions of "In the Ghetto"
Credits
publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Mac Davis
release date: 2010-6-1
length: 2:43
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 in the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

As her young man dies,
On a cold and grey Chicago mornin',
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto

And his mama cries
In the ghetto
In the ghetto



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Whoever Finds This, I Love You
  • 2 Hambone
  • 3 Uncle Boogar Red and Byrdie Nelle
  • 4 Contributing to My Delinquency, Part 1
  • 5 In the Ghetto
  • 6 Babie's Butts, Part 1
  • 7 Memories
  • 8 Contributing to My Delinquency, Part 2
  • 9 Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham
  • 10 Daddy's Little Man
  • 11 Babie's Butts, Part 2
  • 12 Once You Get Used to It
  • 13 Ever Since I Met You Babe, Part 1
  • 14 A You're Good for Me
  • 15 Ever Since I Met You Babe, Part 2
  • 16 Home
  • 17 Ever Since I Met You Babe, Part 3
  • 18 Closest I Ever Came
  • 19 Contributing to My Delinquency, Part 3
  • 20 Half and Half (Song for Sarah)
  • 21 I Believe in Music
  • 22 Hollywood Humpty Dumpty
  • 23 A Little Less Conversation
  • 24 In the Eyes of My People
  • 25 Watching Scotty Grow
  • 26 Yesterday and You
  • 27 Christmas Carol
  • 28 Sarah Between the Lines
  • 29 Something's Burning
  • 30 Poem for My Little Lady
  • 31 I Believe in Music (reprise)

  • Album Information
    label: T-Bird Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5013929882966
    script: Latin