In the Ghetto
Mac Davis Lyrics

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

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, RALEIGH MUSIC PUBLISHING
Written by: Mac Davis

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Comments from YouTube:

Frank Paroots

I've seen alot of reactors react to elvis cover. But really they should react to this instead! R.I.P. both legendary men!

Chris MC

Mac was a great songwriter and a good singer but the first released version by Elvis is definitely the definitive one. Mac wrote a great, sad song about living in poverty, Elvis had lived in extreme poverty and his emotion was very heartfelt!👑

Frank Furfaro

This is a nice version and the original but Elvis is second to none and his version is tops


Mac knew what he was doing when he wrote this, so did Elvis when he covered it. Two great talents!


One of the songs that helped ELVIS'S comeback..!!

PK Collins

Mac - you were wonderful! RIP.

American Style🇺🇸

Beautiful 😢😢❤ Rest in Peace Mr. Davis🌹❤

The Happy Strummer


Danny Singh

original singer, had a great voice for the song also . Elvis and Dolly Parton were okay too , But I give Mac a 100

Imaculada Conceição

Grande compositor.
Escreveu várias músicas para Elvis Presley.
Lindas composições!
Obrigada Mac Davi.
Obrigada Elvis Presley .

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