When I was a young boy Growing up in the ghetto Hanging out on corners Singin' with the fellas Lookin' for the cute chicks Trying to find a bit of fun Looking for some trouble Or anyone who'll give me some
I was young and crazy In the ghetto Didn't know what my life would be In the ghetto I was dumb and oh so lazy In the ghetto Something had a spell on me In the ghetto
You want to know what I'm talkin' bout? Talkin' 'bout ghetto life Ghetto Life You want to know what I'm singin' 'bout? Talkin' 'bout ghetto life Ghetto Life
When I was a young man Kind of free and fancy Met this little cute girl She said her name was Nancy She had pigtails to her shoulders She couldn't have been much older She taught me what I had to know To make a girl not want to go
She was very kinky In the ghetto She laid her pigtails down on me In the ghetto And I was feeling oh so sneaky In the ghetto I had to see what love could be In the ghetto
I knew it all along That my game was strong But I was wrong that time I knew I had to pray And give myself away Did you think I was man enough? Yeah Did you think I was smart enough? Yeah Did you think I was strong enough? Yeah Did you think I'd work it out?
The Ghetto Life Sing it to ya, hit it baby baby Talkin 'bout ghetto life You got to get on over Talkin 'bout ghetto life
When I was a young boy Tenements, slums and corner bums Playing tag with winos The only way to have some fun One thing 'bout the ghetto You don't ha