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Ghetto Child Lyrics

"Ghetto Child" was written by Bell, Thomas Randolph/creed, Linda Diane.
"Ghetto Child" was written by Bell, Thomas Randolph/creed, Linda Diane.

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When I was 17, I ran away from home
And from everything, I had ever known
I was sick and tired living in a town
Filled with narrow minds and hate

They used to laugh at me and children called me names
I would run and hide feeling so ashamed
Just for being born, I was just a boy
Punished for a crime that was not mine

Life aint so easy
When youre a ghetto child
Life aint so easy
When youre a ghetto child

No one tried to understand
Papa did the best a man could do

A child's reality is paid for by his folks
Fancy fairy tales are bought and sold by those
Who can well afford time to make believe
Childhood dreams, can still come true

So I've been wandering, traveling all around
Guess it aint my style to live in just one town
Still I'll never know why a child is blamed
Ridiculed and shamed, we're all the same

Life aint so easy
When youre a ghetto child
Life aint so easy
When youre a ghetto child, yeah

Ooh yeah, life aint so easy
When youre a ghetto child
Oh baby, life aint so easy
When youre a ghetto child

Life aint so easy
When youre a ghetto child
Life aint so easy
When youre a ghetto child

Life aint so easy
When youre a ghetto child
Life aint so easy
When youre a ghetto child

Life aint so easy

Songwriters
BELL, THOMAS RANDOLPH/CREED, LINDA DIANE

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