Elvis Presley In the Ghetto cover

In the Ghetto
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Lyrics and Meaning


Released
October 31, 1970
Genre
Rock
Ratings

Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto
Verse 2
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
Verse 3
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
Verse 4
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
Verse 5
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
Verse 6
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
Verse 7
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

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