What does In the Ghetto mean?

Elvis Presley: In the Ghetto Meaning

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In the Ghetto Lyrics

(words & music by Scott Davis)
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 little hungry mouth to feed
In the...

  1. anonymous
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    Jan 7th 2011 !⃝

    This song was originally written by Mac Davis but popularized by Elvis Presley. It's a narrative of a boy born in the ghetto of Chicago. He grows up, steals and fights, buys a gun and steals a car. Attempting to run he is eventually is shot and killed. At the end another child is born, with the implication that this child will suffer the same fate.


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