Mick Gerace

Mick Gerace

 Bondi, New South Wales, AUS
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Child in the ghetto

Written By: Mick Gerace

'Child in the Ghetto'

TONEZ
From the second my breath of life touched my mommas womb, the hood was waiting for me, waiting to take it from me, as a youngun impressed with fast cars and big jewels, chics with big boobs, to me the shit's kool, school was joke, plus we were broke, think the world's gonna change, trust me it wont, it's like I'm trapped behind a mental fence, if I try to jump higher, get caught in the barb wire

MG
As the snow flies

TONEZ
It's cold out here homie

MG
On a cold and grey Chicago mornin' A poor little baby child is born in the ghetto

TONEZ
America I'm here, HEY, America I'm here

MG
And his momma cries....

TONEZ
Momma please don't cry

MG
'Cause if there's one thing that she don't need it's another hungry mouth to feed in the ghetto

TONEZ
Things that bother me, gangs and poverty

MG
In the ghetto

TONEZ
Walk me through the jungle, be tough, remain humble

MG
In the ghetto

TONEZ
Surrounded by fools who don't know the rules

MG
In the ghetto

TONEZ
America I'm here, HEY, America I'm here

TONEZ
There's a war outside, but I'm a soldier, gotta strap on my boots and gather my troops, we in the hood homie, one wrong move could be your last, take a breath and learn fast, watch your step, too many pot holes in the street, crack in my peoples lungs and on the concrete, even though I grew up in a hood so wild, America don't hate me cause I'm still your child

MG
Well, the world turns, and a hungry little boy with a runny nose, plays in the street, as a cold wind blows, in the ghetto (in the ghetto)

TONEZ
America I'm here, HEY, America I'm here

MG
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)

TONEZ
Things that bother me, gangs and poverty

MG
In the ghetto

TONEZ
Walk me through the jungle, be tough remain humble

MG
In the ghetto

TONEZ
Surrounded by fools who don't know the rules

MG
In the ghetto

TONEZ
America I'm here, HEY, America I'm here

MG
People, don't you understand, the child needs a helpin' hand, take a look at you and me, are we too blind to see? Do we simply turn our heads, and look the other way...?

TONEZ
Tupac asks, does heaven have a ghetto, sorry Pac the fact is, probably not, cause most of our faith is bound to be sacrificed, no heaven, just residents in poverty's paradise.

Gotta get my paper up, I cant let it drop, gotta hustle everyday, gotta get that gap, take care of the fam, provide, reside, in the same resident stack the presidents, we're black and heaven sent, that's a testament, smarten up, wash your soul and let it rinse, I'm focused, I'm doing what them soldiers do, cause I'm a man doing what I'm supposed to do

MG
In the ghetto

TONEZ
Things that bother me, gangs and poverty

MG
In the ghetto

TONEZ
Walk me through the jungle, be tough remain humble

MG
In the ghetto

TONEZ
Surrounded by fools who don't know the rules

MG
In the ghetto

TONEZ
America I'm here, HEY, America I'm here

MG
In the ghetto

TONEZ
"gotta strap them boots on homie", "We in the hood baby"

MG
In the ghetto

TONEZ
"We were born to die", "we were also born to fly"

MG
In the ghetto

TONEZ
"so don't let the ghetto clip your wings baby", "Fix ya lens and get focused"

MG
In the ghetto

TONEZ
It's cold out here.