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Ghetto Tears

This song is by Silkk The Shocker, features Master P and appears on the album Shocker (1996).

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Master P:
Dear God can ya save me
If you can't save me, save our babies
(We tryin' 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)

Silkk the Shocker:
Age 11 lookin' out of a ghetto buildin'
Mom and 5 of us little ghetto children
I ain't never knew wrong from right
Growin' up all my life, thinkin' Adidas had 4 stripes

See my uncle tried to warn us
Told us never to do drugs, and 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 an abortion with a clothes hanger
I seen one 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 nothin' 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

Master P:
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
Throughout the years, my people shed ghetto tears
My people shed ghetto tears
Throughout the years

Silkk the Shocker:
The ghetto's like a headache, one big ol' migraine
Tryin' to stay high till I die, tryin' to like hide the pain
My homie 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 ask my uncles for money, but now they ask me
Life passed 'em up, I wonder will life pass me

'Cause see it, really ain't no love for us ghetto kids
For all the dirt that I did I don't think I'll find where heaven is
I wonder why they won't panic and try to ban it
Probably 'cause they scared of me or just don't understand me

Master P:
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
Throughout the years, my people shed ghetto tears
My people shed ghetto tears
Throughout the years

Silkk the Shocker:
How could you carry a kid for 9 months black
She had a baby boy but while she she was pregnant she was smokin' crack
How could you rape and abuse your kids
How could you commit incest and say you love your kids

They ain't ask to be here, they ain't ask to see here
Slipped here by 15 minutes of pleasure, that's why they can't see clear
From the cradle to the grave or from the elementary to the penitentiary
Life is so hard now bet ya leave it

Master P:
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
Throughout the years, my people shed ghetto tears
My people shed ghetto tears
Throughout the years

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