In the Ghetto

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"In the Ghetto"
Song by Marilyn Manson
Recorded Probably during 1999–2000 at the Mansion in Death Valley, California
Writer Mac Davis
Producer Chips Moman

"In the Ghetto" (originally titled "The Vicious Circle") is a song written by Mac Davis and made famous by Elvis Presley, who had a major comeback hit with it in 1969. The song was covered by Marilyn Manson probably during the Holy Wood era recording session and never meant to be public.(Confirm)


"In the Ghetto"


   As the snow flies
   On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
   A poor little baby child is born in the ghetto
   And his mother cries
   One more thing that she don't need
   It's another hungry mouth to feed in the ghetto
   People, don't you understand
   The child needs a helping hand
   Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
   Take a look at you and me,
   Are we too blind to see,
   Do we simply turn our heads
   And look the other way
   Well the world turns
   And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
   Plays in the street as the cold wind blows in the ghetto
   And his hunger burns
   So he starts to roam the streets at night
   And he learns how to steal, and he learns how to fight in the ghetto
   Then one night in desperation
   A young man breaks away
   Buys a gun, steals a car,
   Tries to run, but he don't get far
   His mother cries
   As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
   Face down on the street with a gun in his hand in the ghetto
   As her young man dies,
   On a cold and gray Chicago mornin',
   Poor little baby child is born in the ghetto
   And his mama cries

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