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Ghetto Bastard Lyrics

Artist: Naughty By Nature
Album: Naughty By Nature

Smooth it out
This is a story about a drifter
Who waited for the worst while the best live 'cross town
Who never planned on having someday
Why me huh?!

Some get a little and some get none
Some catch a bad one and some leave the job half done
I was one who never had and always mad
Never knew my dad motherfuck the fag
Well anyway I did pick up lift and click up
See many stick ups 'cos niggas had the trigger hick-ups
I couldn't get a job, nappy hair was not allowed
My mother couldn't afford us all, she had to throw me out
I walked the strip, with just a clip, who wanna hit
Thank God I'm quick, I had to eat this money as good as spent
A 'do in braids, I wasn't paid enough
I kept 'em long 'cause I couldn't afford a hair-cut
I got laughed at, I got jumped, I got dissed
I got upset, I got a tick and a banana clip
With down the flow, don't let them any dealin' tackhead
A celebate rope, so a lotta good it woulda did
Or done, if not bad luck I would have none
Why did I have to live the life of such a bad one
Why when I was a kid and played I was the sad one
And always wanted to live like this or that one

Chorus

A ghetto bastard, born next to the projects
Livin' in the slums with bums I said now why Treach
Do I have to be like this, mama said I'm priceless
So I am, I'm worthless, starvin', that's just what being nice gets
Sometimes I wish I could afford a pistol then though
To stop the hell, I woulda ended things a while ago
I ain't have jack, but a black hat and knap-sack
War scars, stolen cars and a blackjack
Drop that, and now you want me to rap and give
Say something positive, well positive ain't where I live
I live right around the corner from west hell
Two blocks from south shit, and once in a jail cell
The sun never shine on my side of the street see
And only once or twice a week I would speak
I walked alone, my state of mind was home sweet home
I couldn't keep a girl, they wanted kids and cars with chrome
Some life, if you ain't wearin' gold, your style was old
And you got more juice and dope for every bottle sold
Hell no, I say there's gotta be a better way
But hey, never gamble in a game that you can't play
I'm gonna flaunt it, gonna know when, know when and not now
How will I do it, how will I make it, I won't, that's how
Why me huh

Chorus

My third year to adulthood, still a knucklehead
I'm better off dead, huh, that's what my neighbor said
I don't do jack but fightin' lightin' up the streets at night
Playing hide-and-seek with a machete, sets of Freddie's spikes
Some say I'm all in all, nothing but a dog now
I answer that with a fuck you and a bow-wow
'Cause I done been through more shit within the last week
Than the fly flowin' in doo-doo on a concrete
I've been a dead beat, dead to the world and dead wrong
Since I was born, that's my life, oh you don't know this song
So don't say jack, and please don't say you understand
All that man-to-man talk can walk, damn
If you ain't live it, you couldn't feel, so fill it skillet
All that talk about it won't help it out, now will it
In Illtown, feel like you stuck up, propped, and shot
Don't worry, he got hit by a flurry and this punk ass dropped
But I'm the one who has been labaled as an outcast
They teach in school some of the misfits I will outlast
But that's cool, with the fool smack 'im backwards
That's what you get when you're fuckin' with the ghetto bastard

If you ain't never been to the ghetto
Don't ever come to the ghetto
'Cause you wouldn't understand the ghetto
So stay the fuck out of the ghetto
Why me, Why me
Comments/Interpretations
by carl on 7/22/2008 12:06pm
love this
by tom Laurie on 8/25/2008 4:56pm
genius
by aaron on 11/8/2008 7:09am
I know a couple spots are wrong but I don't know what would be the correct words so whatever

This is probably my favorite song of all time. I used to listen to it every morning when I woke up, every morning for several years.
by merty p. on 1/6/2009 8:25pm
this is my favorite song;
& this wasnt even made in my time!
by mark frahn on 1/10/2009 12:47pm
this a fucking best song!! 0-}
by zack on 2/8/2009 2:38pm
this song meens so much to me.... it's easily my favorite
by 5XL on 7/8/2009 8:46am
I grew up in East Orange, NJ. I remember when NBN was the New Style! These guys saved Hip Hop!
by Shawn on 11/27/2009 7:29am
Didn't really like hip hop til I heard this back in the day. Not just dancing around and loud bass. I wish there were more true lyricists out there like this.
by Soop on 12/31/2009 11:06am
Man this song takes me back. I was in high school when this came out and I remember wearing out the CD listening to it. Its still fresh after all these years.
by brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr on 1/9/2010 11:56am
been listening this song over and over and over and over eversince it came out. In certain way the best raptrack ever produced in my vision. All the sentences are dope and there are no different ways to find these words of expression.

the brainstorm
by Greg on 2/28/2010 2:37am
I used to listen to this song in junior high, not on cd- I had the tape.
by The don illuminati on 5/20/2010 12:44am
I was one who never had allways mad never knew my dad mother fuck the fag". Verry verry deep lyrical quote... I refect my own problems with this song everytime I hear it cheers me up
by jnicks on 7/1/2010 11:47am
old school! straight out best ever
by smc-bjk on 9/22/2010 11:30am
these guys made me love hip-hop.best old school ever as is de la soul and k7
by ffr on 12/5/2010 10:25pm
its all ffed up
by b on 2/11/2011 11:26pm
seen
by MONARCH on 3/22/2011 6:55am
TIMELESS JOINT... THIS IS THE BADDEST NBN TRACK EVER... OPP N HIP HOP HORRAY YEAH BUT GHETTO BASTARD IS THE SHITTTTTTT
by CHAOS on 9/12/2011 3:24pm
THE BEST EVER. HOW DO U WRITE TWO MASTERPIECES LIKE THIS (OPP) AND FADE AWAY?

TREACH, WHERE U AT?
by 7 Mile Rico on 1/30/2012 8:02am
hardest, still to this day!! my classic!
by Karim ibrahim on 6/14/2012 12:56pm
Some get litle n some none n some live work half done. Treach u are tooo much
by Luis on 3/23/2013 2:31pm
Naughty by Nature is the best i love this song.


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