"Out Of The Ghetto" as written by and Isaac Hayes....
You've come a long way baby,
From wealth and food stamp lines,
You're moving on up,
And leaving poverty behind.

You've had a good education,
And seen the best of the schools,
But when you take a drink,
The ghetto comes out of you.

[Chorus]
I took you out of the ghetto,
(I took you out of the ghetto)
I took you out of the ghetto,
(I took you out of the ghetto)
I took you out of the ghetto,
(I took you out of the ghetto)
But I could not get that ghetto out of you.

You're a foxy lady,
Your mamma had a beautiful child,
You're built like a brick house,
And that's no lie.

When we go to the disco,
You drive the fellas wild,
When you shake your booty,
Ghetto style.

[Chorus]

You're a hunk of raw sugar,
Got some real sweet hips,
Your love, your love, your love,
Is like a honey drip.

Your roots are in the mean streets,
That'll never change,
Ghetto mamma,
Stay the same.

[Chorus]

[Repeat x5]
Ghetto mamma, don't you change,
Ghetto mamma, stay the same.


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"Out Of The Ghetto" as written by Isaac Hayes

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    General CommentHeh: I'll tell you what it means. The famous composer of Steely Dan's most blatant song about interracial sex, "Babylon Sisters", has finally come out of the closet with these lyrics as a lover of black women. Here, Donald Fagen is addressing an African-American woman he's given money to, and lusts after, and is presumably doing, and dates, but notices she becomes "uncomfortably black" after having a drink.

    Told ya Fagen was into sistas :)
    heatherferon February 02, 2013   Link
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    General Comment"UncomfortabIy black"? lol No, he likes the ghetto in her. Otherwise why would he say "don't you change... stay the same"?
    Robalooooon February 04, 2013   Link

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