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Ghetto Child Lyrics

from Better Days

"Ghetto Child" is track #1 on the album Better Days. It was written by Skinner, Jolyon W. / Thomas, Joe L. / Hughes, Gasner Allen / Martinez, Tonyatta P..
"Ghetto Child" is track #1 on the album Better Days. It was written by Skinner, Jolyon W. / Thomas, Joe L. / Hughes, Gasner Allen / Martinez, Tonyatta P..

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All the ghettos around the world
Dig this, ghetto Fabulous Joe
Shaggy
All the children sing

Im a ghetto child
Im a ghetto child
(Check it, out)

Theres a world out there that I wanna see
Theres a man that Im destined to be
I wont be stopped by the ghetto streets
I believe inside that I cant be beat

This life could be a ball and chain
If you let yourself get caught in the game
I had some friends who sold drugs for dough
But I dont intend to go down that road

Just because Im a ghetto child
I wont live down to your expectations
Just believe that a ghetto child
Can rise in the highest celebration

Know that I am a ghetto child
But I can see the best in me, can you
Im a ghetto child
All the ghettos around the world, dig this

One day Im gonna change the world
Make a better place for every boy and girl
Everyone in need, homeless families
Have a place to sleep and food to eat

Ill take every gun off the streets
So another tear wont be shed in grief
And every thug in every hood
I will make em change from bad to good

I believe that it can be done
Gotta start somewhere and Im that one
All the children sing
(Yeah, yeah)
All the children sing
(Yeah, yeah)

Just because Im a ghetto child
I wont live down to your expectations
Just believe that a ghetto child
Can rise in the highest celebration

Know that I am a ghetto child
But I can see the best in me, can you
Im a ghetto child
(Ooh, yeah, ooh)

Hey, yo, look at me in a different light
Spare me all about those stereotypes
Aint no madness thatll bring me down
Gonna take this life and turn it around

That's right, the skys the limit, I wont be denied
Aint no stoppin me, Im a ghetto child
And at the end when its said and done
We will all be singin this ghetto song

I believe that it can be done
Gotta start somewhere and Im that one
All the children sing
(Yeah, yeah)
All the children sing
(Yeah, yeah)

Just because Im a ghetto child
I wont live down to your expectations
Just believe that a ghetto child
Can rise in the highest celebration

Know that I am a ghetto child
But I can see the best in me, can you
Im a ghetto child
(Lets go to church now)

Just because Im a ghetto child
I wont live down to your expectations
(Take me to church now)
Just believe that a ghetto child
Can rise in the highest celebration

Know that I am a ghetto child
But I can see the best in me, can you
Im a ghetto child
(Hey, ghetto child, oh)

Just because Im a ghetto child
I wont live down to your expectations
(Sing a song for me)
Just believe that a ghetto child
(Sing a song for me)
Can rise in the highest celebration
(Everybody sing it now, yeah)

Know that I am a ghetto child
But I can see the best in me, can you
Im a ghetto child
(So I can see the best in me, can you)

Its not where youre from, its where youre gonna be
Its not where youre from, its where youre gonna be

Songwriters
SKINNER, JOLYON W. / THOMAS, JOE L. / HUGHES, GASNER ALLEN / MARTINEZ, TONYATTA P.

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