"Ghetto" as written by Sean Michael Anderson and Terius Youngdell Nash....
Ghetto, ghetto, ghetto, ghetto we livin'

These streets remind me of quicksand (quicksand)
When your on it you'll keep goin' down (goin' down)
And there's no one to hold on too
And there's no one to pull you out

You keep on falling (falling)
And no one can here you calling
So you end up self destructing
On the corner with the tuli on the waist tight just got outta the bing doin' stay time

Teeth marks on my back from the canine
Dark memories of when there was no sunshine
Cause they said that I wouldn't make it
(I remember like yesterday)
Holding on to what god gave me

Cause that's the life when you're
Living in the (ghetto)and
Eating in the (ghetto)or
Sleeping in the (ghetto) (ghetto)
Cause that's the life when you're
Living in the (ghetto)and
Eating in the (ghetto)or
Sleeping in the (ghetto, ghetto, ghetto)

No need to cherish luxuries ('cause everythin' come and go)
Even the life that you have is borrowed
(cause your not promised tomorrow)
So live your life as if everyday's gon be your last

Once you move forward can't go back
Best prepare to remove your past

Cause ya gotta be willing to pray
Yea there gotta be (there gotta be) a better way oh
Yea ya gotta be willing to pray
Cause there gotta be (there gotta be) a better day (ay)

Whoever said that this suffering would stop today
A lot of niggas dead or locked away
Teenage women growing up with aids

Cause that's the life when you're
Living in the (ghetto)and
Eating in the (ghetto)or
Sleeping in the (ghetto) (ghetto)
Cause that's the life when you're
Living in the (ghetto)and
Eating in the (ghetto)or
Sleeping in the (ghetto, ghetto, ghetto)

Gun shots every night in the (ghetto)
Crooked cops on sight in the (ghetto)
Every day is a fight in the (ghetto)
(oh oh oh oh oh) (ghetto)

Got kids to feed in the (ghetto)
Selling coke and weed in the (ghetto)
Every day somebody bleed in the (ghetto)
(oh oh oh oh oh) (ghetto)

Cause that's the life when you're
Living in the (ghetto)and
Eating in the (ghetto)or
Sleeping in the (ghetto) (ghetto)
Cause that's the life when you're
Living in the (ghetto)and
Eating in the (ghetto)or
Sleeping in the (ghetto, ghetto, ghetto)


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"Ghetto" as written by Butherde Darius Aliaune Thiam

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  • +1
    General CommentI think it's fairly obvious what this song's about, so I won't post what I think it is, in case I'm seriously wrong :P Great song though, one of, if not, the best songs on the album.
    Hydey123on February 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it,love it, I think his songs are cool!
    jaron0101on December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really really love this song... great lyrics...
    crashyourstaron January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLedsurfer, it's a great song...and you don't have to be a "poseur" to like it...it's just a song, and it's a very good one in that...so chill out man, it's just a song.
    jdaniels_11on June 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI luv his album, I luv this song!!
    serene_rogueon June 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt still amazes me how people like ledsurfer6 like to pretend that poverty doesn't exsist. Well it does and I beleive people like Akon who express the pain they feel from a bad life through music and the arts needs to be acknowledge for showing youth who are going through the samethings he went through that music can be a positive way to express how they feel.
    grovestreeton March 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok, yes he was talking about the ghetto in this song but he wasn't just talking about the inner city ghettos he was trying to say what it was like in all ghettos you wouldn't be a poser for likeing this song , just if from a poor part of town or a trailer park because thats how it is in all ghettos especially where i live this whole fucking state is a ghetto (Louisiana) the only rich people that live here, live in gated neighberhoods
    grungebeavis15on December 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song i amazing..it expresses exactly how i feel some days.. ive seen it all lived it all and i LOVE akon!
    Baby_gurl08on December 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with everyone against ledsurfer[of course].
    i like this song a lot because even though i do'nt live in the 'ghetto' anymore, it takes me back; doesn't let me forget how things were, and how hard my mom worked to get me where i am today and how thankful i am that i am not in the situation i was anymore.
    panforcookingon February 05, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song sucks pretty bad, i dont think anyone gives a shit what the ghetto is like. if you live in the ghetto, you already know what its like, and if you don't and you want to know, your an ungreatful poser who wants to live like a bum
    ledsurfer6on March 11, 2005   Link

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