Ghetto Tears


dear God can ya save me

if you can't save me, save our babies

(we trying to keep it real, so many ghetto tears my people cry

life is hard and I see that every day, just so many ghetto tears

in the ghetto)

age 11 looking out of a ghetto building

mom and 5 of us little ghetto children

I ain't never knew wrong from right

growing up off my life, thinking Adidas had 4 stripes

so my uncle tried to warn us

told us not to do drugs, but yesterday I saw him on it

see in my hood it ain't no love

age 13, seen my auntie o.d. on drugs

the neighborhood hoe only 15 and everybody wants to bang her

found her dead, gave herself and abortion with a clothes hanger

I seen on of my neighbors try everything but couldn't make it

came home one day killed his whole family

I guess he couldn't take it

I give back, even if it ain't nothing big

look at my grandma, terminal disease only got months to live

they tell us we ain't gonna be nothin

gave my homie 25 years

I shed tears for all my peers


dear god can ya save me

if you can't save me, save our babies

so many ghetto tears my people cry

you ain't supposed to question God but I'm asking why

so many ghetto tears my people cry

through out the years, my people shed ghetto tears

my people shed ghetto tears, through out the years

the ghetto's like a headache, one big ol migrane

tryin to stay high till I die

tryin to like hide the pain

my homey mama died and didn't know it

when she died he committed suicide

my homie jumped up off the sixth floor

maybe it's too late for me

since I'm still here, I'm kinda glad to be

been in and out of jail since i was 12

life been hectic since mama had me

I have to ask myself the simple question why

it's so hard to live but yet so easy to die

with this simple question Lord can you help me

just tryin to live large and wealthy

from these card that you dealt me

I used to as