"Ghetto Child" as written by Jolyon W. Skinner, Joe L. Thomas, Gasner Allen Hughes and Tonyatta P. Martinez....
All the ghettos around the world
Dig this, ghetto Fabulous Joe
Shaggy
All the children sing

I'm a ghetto child
I'm a ghetto child
(Check it, out)

there's a world out there that I wanna see
There's a man that I'm destined to be
I won't be stopped by the ghetto streets
I believe inside that I can't 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 don't intend to go down that road

Just because I'm a ghetto child
I won't 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
I'm a ghetto child
All the ghettos around the world, dig this

One day I'm 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

I?ll take every gun off the streets
So another tear won't 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 I'm that one
All the children sing
(Yeah, yeah)
All the children sing
(Yeah, yeah)

Just because I'm a ghetto child
I won't 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
I'm a ghetto child
(Ooh, yeah, ooh)

Hey, yo?, look at me in a different light
Spare me all about those stereotypes
Ain't no madness that'll bring me down
Gonna take this life and turn it around

That's right, the sky?s the limit, I won't be denied
Ain't no stoppin? me, I'm a ghetto child
And at the end when it?s said and done
We will all be singin? this ghetto song

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

Just because I'm a ghetto child
I won't 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
I'm a ghetto child
(Let?s go to church now)

Just because I'm a ghetto child
I won't 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
I'm a ghetto child
(Hey, ghetto child, oh)

Just because I'm a ghetto child
I won't 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
I'm a ghetto child
(So I can see the best in me, can you)

It?s not where you're from, it?s where you're gonna be
It?s not where you're from, it?s where you're gonna be



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"Ghetto Child" as written by Joe L. Thomas Gasner Allen Hughes

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    General Commentthis is a very sweet song make me wanna cry
    sweetchickson May 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. The sound is more than beautiful, honestly it's the sweetest thing I ever heard, but it makes me think of some friends of mine who chose the wrong way of life, spend some time in jail etc. and I always felt it would come that way but I couldn't do anything to push them to another way of life... that makes me kinda sad...
    Sunnyon July 18, 2002   Link

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