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The Ghetto Lyrics

Artist: Too Short
Album: Short Dog's In The House

Talking bout the ghetto...funky funky ghetto
Trying to survive, trying to stay alive

Chorus:

The ghetto
The ghetto
(Talking bout the ghetto)
The ghetto
The ghetto
(Funk funky ghetto)

Even though the streets are bumpy, lights burned out
Dope fiends die with a pipe in their mouths
Old school buddies not doing it right
Every day it's the same
And it's the same every night
I wouldn't shoot you bro but I'd shoot that fool
If he played me close and tried to test my cool
Every day I wonder just how I'll die
Only thing I know is how to survive
There's only one rule in the real world
And that's to take care of you, only you and yours
Keep dealing with the hard times day after day
Might deal me some dope but then crime don't pay
Black man tried to break into my house again
Thought he got off early doing time in the pen
Even though my brothers do me just like that
I get a lot of love so I'm giving it back to the...

Chorus

So just peep the game and don't call it crap
Cause to me, life is one hard rap
Even though my sister smoked crack cocaine
She was nine months pregnant, ain't nothing changed
600 million on a footbal team
And her baby dies just like a dope fiend
The story I tell is so incomplete
Five kids in the house and no food to eat
Don't look at me and don't ask me why
Mama's next door getting high
Even though she's got five mouths to feed
She's rather spend her money on a H-I-T
I always tell the truth about things like this
I wonder if the mayor overlooked that list
Instead of adding to the task force send some help
Waiting on him I'd better help myself
Housing Authority and the O.P.D.
All these guns just to handle me in the...

Chorus

Even though they put us down and call us animals
We make real big banks and buy brand new clothes
Drive fancy cars, make love to stars
Never really saying just who we are
We use alias names like TOO $HORT
Sell you stuff you might kill for
Young kids grow up and that's all they know
Didn't teach him in school now he's slangin dope
Only thing he knows is how to survive
But will he kill another brother before he dies?
In the ghetto, you keep one eye open
All day long, just hoping and hoping
You can pay your bills and not drink too much
Then the problems of life you'll be throwing up
Like me, but you don't see
Ten years from now, where will you be?

Chorus

So much game in a Too $hort rap
Blacks can't be white and whites can't be black
Why you wanna act like someone else?
All you gotta do is just be yourself
We're all the same color underneath
Short Dog's in the house you'd better listen to me
Never be ashamed of what you are
Proud to be black stand tall at heart
Even though some people give you no respect
Be intelligent, when you put em in check
Cause when you're ignorant, you get treated that way
And when they throw you in jail you got nothing to say
So if you don't listen it's not my fault
I'll be getting paid while you'll be paying the cost
Sitting in the jailhouse running your mouth
While me and my peoples try to get out

Chorus
Comments/Interpretations
by beccie on 5/20/2008 8:21pm
who does back up for too short on the ghetto
by Kendall on 6/12/2008 3:03pm
This Guy Is The Greatest Rapper Alive
by JK on 7/9/2008 2:24pm
== JAY SEZ: ==
I didn't know till just now; dude singin' back-up is Gerald Levert! (RIP) :O

Check the Wikipedia for more stuff he did.

~JK~
by William on 8/11/2008 5:45pm
That's a ghetto's anthem!!!
god bless Too Short for that...
by Michael on 8/25/2008 3:09pm
Great lyrics... man this is cool...
by rellus on 11/28/2008 6:23am
whohow yeah man thats kickass song :D
by Charlena on 12/24/2008 6:53pm
OAklAND Bbby THE GHETTO biOTChz
by Alied Makaveli on 1/24/2009 6:22am
This song is too good. It touchs my heart... Too good
by Tor on 3/28/2009 5:50am
This is greatest rapper <3
by Demo on 5/29/2009 4:21pm
Watashi no naeba Kizaru no Nandadeska....
by antonio on 2/17/2010 7:33am
one of best song in old school rap
by mei on 3/22/2010 3:55pm
1 of da greatest ghetto songz ever made!!!
by King of The SilverBacks on 4/21/2010 8:52pm
Niggas watch Niggas Die. Niggas watched Medger Evers Die. Die Nigga Die, Die Nigga Die, Die Niggas Die so Black Folks can take Over!!!!!
by King of the silverbacks is gay on 5/5/2010 3:16pm
King of the silverbacks, if all you niggas die then how can black folk take over?
by Shantinos on 5/10/2010 7:37am
Too short, rap at its highest. Fuck Wayne!!! Weest weest yoo
by Luis SL on 6/11/2010 2:55am
Very real and cool song even to this day! I must admit the same shit happens over and over, maybe not so much with crack anymore. Too bad we spend so much $$ on cops and prisons rather than educating people. Fuck tha police!
by d on 12/21/2010 9:24am
this song rocks
by m ya on 4/11/2011 4:19am
1234
mya
williams
by Panax on 5/26/2011 1:30pm
FU*K**NG NICE THX A LOT!!! :)
by kill3r on 11/26/2011 1:43pm
is a good rap
by B~WiZZy on 12/5/2011 10:24pm
why do you want to act like somone else all you have to do is be yourself
by hustla aish on 3/23/2012 2:03pm
the reallity of GHETTO n niggaz
by IZ on 7/20/2012 1:08am
I love this song
by Mike Thug on 8/14/2012 5:18am
Respect from greece...we all tryin to get out
by hustler on 5/19/2013 9:23am
damn good lyrics
to short
by made nigga on 5/23/2013 7:08am
Too short is a great rapper that's the kinda rap I love...so touching
by pumero on 11/11/2013 9:45pm
Real thang! 1 of my faves"old school man!can't compare to the craps nowadays!


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