In the Ghetto

Hey music lovers! Today, I want to introduce you to a timeless classic that has touched the hearts of millions. It’s none other than “In the Ghetto” by the legendary Elvis Presley.

Released in 1969 as part of his album “From Elvis in Memphis,” this song has become an iconic piece of Presley’s repertoire. Known for his powerful vocals and emotional performances, Elvis truly shines in this heartfelt ballad.

The composition of “In the Ghetto” is credited to Mac Davis, a talented singer-songwriter who penned the lyrics that would go on to become a poignant social commentary. The song tells the story of a young boy growing up in poverty and the cycle of violence and despair that surrounds him.

With its haunting melody and thought-provoking lyrics, “In the Ghetto” struck a chord with listeners around the world. It shed light on the harsh realities faced by many disadvantaged communities, sparking conversations about social inequality and the need for change.

Elvis’s rendition of the song is nothing short of mesmerizing. His soulful voice captures the pain and desperation of the characters, drawing listeners into their world. The raw emotion he brings to the table is what makes this song so powerful and unforgettable.

If you’re curious to learn more about Elvis Presley and his impact on the music industry, I highly recommend checking out his official website (link: There, you can explore his discography, read about his life, and discover the lasting legacy he left behind.

So, my fellow music enthusiasts, I invite you to take a moment and listen to “In the Ghetto.” Let the haunting melody and powerful lyrics transport you to a world where empathy and understanding are key. Trust me, this song will leave a lasting impression on your heart.

Until next time, keep exploring the beautiful world of music!

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In the Ghetto – Elvis Presley lyrics

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As the snow fliesOn a cold and gray Chicago mornin’A poor little baby child is bornIn the ghetto(In the ghetto)
And his mama cries‘Cause if there’s one thing that she don’t needIt is another hungry mouth to feedIn the ghetto(In the ghetto)
People, don’t you understandThe child needs a helping handOr he’ll grow to be an angry young man some dayTake a look at you and meAre we too blind to see?Do we simply turn our headsAnd look the other way
Well, the world turnsAnd a hungry little boy with a runny nosePlays in the street as the cold wind blowsIn the ghetto(In the ghetto)
And his hunger burnsSo he starts to roam the streets at nightAnd he learns how to stealAnd he learns how to fightIn the ghetto(In the ghetto)
Then one night in desperationThe young man breaks awayHe buys a gun, steals a carTries to run, but he don’t get farAnd his mama cries
As a crowd gathers ’round an angry young manFace down on the street with a gun in his handIn the ghetto(In the ghetto)
And as her young man dies(In the ghetto)On a cold and gray Chicago mornin’Another little baby child is bornIn the ghetto(In the ghetto)
And his mama cries(In the ghetto)(In the ghetto)(Ah)

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