In the Ghetto
Elvis Presley Lyrics


As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto (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 (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 (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 (in the ghetto)

Then one night in desperation
The 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 (in the ghetto)

And as her young man dies (in the ghetto)
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

And his mama cries (in the ghetto)
(In the ghetto)
(Ah)

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Written by: 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
The 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



All comments from YouTube:

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Stopsign

This was the perfect song to end “Elvis” (2022) with. Really sticks with me

Philippe VAYSSAIRE

@srs1659 That's true.

Tray Daniel

@Philippe VAYSSAIRE Elvis is not a very bad movie. It’s a very great movie, and Baz Luhrmann did a dang good job bringing that movie to life 👍🏽❤️🤘🏽

Bologna Boy

@Philippe VAYSSAIRE nope I think you just hate Elvis

F Schwarz

@WatcherFall That's what I thought. I was on the edge of tears when this came on... then the rap started and I was like wtf?

Pierce Hubbard

@WatcherFall - did they? I don’t remember that, if true that’s a crime!

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i’m in ur twitch chat

cried when this song came on during the credits of the elvis movie. i was raised on elvis, especially this song.

Jack Spry

RIP and long live The King of Rock and Roll
Elvis Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), aged 42
You will always be remembered as a legend.

Grim Weeper

Elvis Aaron Presley

RussiaisaRiddle…..

I didn’t realize he was so young. I was in high school band camp when I heard the news heard the news of his death. When I think of all the suffering he went through at the end of his life and how crazy his life became because of his fame, it breaks my heart. I’m 60, and knowing that he went through all that Paden obsession indicted only 42 is so tragic.

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