“In the Ghetto” By the king himself.

This is song I found by accident, during College.

I fell in love with it instantly. Its such a simple song, with Elvis’ voice transcending through the whole song, full of emotion as he sings about a child with a problematic childhood. Its another song that’s very much talking about something rather taboo, but putting it together in a beautiful way. Very much the reason I love Kate Bush. I never really have been an Elvis fan. I respect him for his career, and he was a very talented musician, no one can deny that. But this is probably the only song of his I like, and its one of the songs of mine that I truly love, for its simplicity, yet complex topic that he is singing about.

Here is a link to the song on iTunes and Apple Music 🙂

In the Ghetto

As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin’
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto

And his mama cries
‘Cause if there’s one thing that she don’t need
It’s another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto

People, don’t you understand
The child needs a helping hand
Or he’ll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me,
Are we too blind to see?
Do we simply turn our heads and look the other way?

Well, the world turns
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

And his hunger burns
So he starts to roam the streets at night
And he learns how to steal, and he learns how to fight
In the ghetto

Then one night in desperation
The young man breaks away
He buys a gun,
Steals a car,
Tries to run,
But he don’t get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers ’round an angry young man
Face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

And as her young man dies,
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin’,
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto

And his mama cries

Brandon x x x

Songwriters: Moses Anthony Davis / A. Dillon / J. Hanna / L. Lee
In the Ghetto lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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