will.i.am - Ghetto, Ghetto Lyrics




[Intro:]
Ghetto, ghetto,
I've been praying for you
Hallelujah.

[Hook:]
It is easy as 1, 2, 3,
I wanna be what's on TV,
And if that's wrong, please don't blame me,
Cause where I live we have nothing
In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto.
In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto.

[Verse 1:]
Little kids growing up without no education,
Mom's on drugs, cause that's her only medication.
Nobody's home, but they ain't on a vacation,
But they left the kids alone watching the TV station.
What's wrong with the picture, please, someone give me the answers
They be wondering why the girls grow up to be dancers
Then we wonder why the boys grow up to be dealers
And they be angry at the whole world ready to kill us.
After we start to resolve the whole problems
How we let our little children destroying the goblin
Why we got them all killing and stealing and robbing
We need to plan a little seed to prevent the mobbing
Why don't we teach them that science to reach for the stars?
Cause they can beat the fire with the future worst than odds
Don't want them looking in the past and covering scars
They need a path out the ghetto, hello.

[Hook:]
It is easy as 1, 2, 3,
I wanna be what's on TV,
And if that's wrong, please don't blame me,
Cause where I live we have nothing
In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto.
In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto.

[Verse 2:]
Little boy had a dream of being a ball player
Cause little homie wanna grow to be a rhyme slayer,
Little missy wanna grow to be a model
While the momma at home just drinking out the bottle.
How come little one to grow and be a councilman?
Sitting in a governer, a mayor politicianman.
Probably cause the politicians keep tricking 'em
Promise that they fixing it but they ain't really fixing it.
That's why they want to be like me
Like giga like B and Nicky and Ree
Every day in the ghetto is an emergency
But the power that be don't emerge in see.
That's why you see killing, that's why you see crimes,
That's why you see homies in the prison doing time
That's why you see crack, that's why you see blackstrap
But no access out the ghetto, ghetto.

[Hook:]
It is easy as 1, 2, 3,
I wanna be what's on TV,
And if that's wrong, please don't blame me,
Cause where I live we have nothing
In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto.
In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto.

[Outro:]
Ghetto, ghetto,
I've been praying for you
Hallelujah.





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will.i.am Ghetto, Ghetto Comments
  1. James Klimo

    Thankyou for creating this song #WILL.I.AM 💝🌟

  2. Bethel Oseni

    Why is a 8 year old in a explicit music video

  3. Stan Jackson

    At put some autotune to cover her voice.

  4. Stan Jackson

    Her voice through.😵

  5. ShadsYT

    This song randomly came back to mind after hearing it one time...nearly 6 years I'm finally processing how real and deep... almost sad this song is

  6. Eric Álan

    Ghetto, ghetto,
    Oh, I've been, I've been praying for you
    Hallelujah.

    It is easy as 1, 2, 3,
    I wanna be what's on TV,
    And if that's wrong, please don't blame me,
    'Cause where I live we have nothing
    In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto.
    In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto.

    Little kids growing up without no education,
    Mom's on drugs, 'cause that's her only medication.
    Nobody's home, but they ain't on a vacation,
    But they left the kids alone watching the TV station.
    What's wrong with the picture, please, someone give me the answers
    They be wondering why the girls grow up to be dancers
    Then we wonder why the boys grow up to be dealers
    And they be angry at the whole world ready to kill us.
    Aye, after we start to resolve the whole problems
    How we let our little children just turn into goblins
    Why we got them all killing and stealing and robbing
    We need to plan a little seed to prevent the mobbing
    Why don't we teach them that science to reach for the stars?
    'Cause they can be defiant with a future worse than ours
    Don't want them looking in the past and covering scars
    They need a path out the ghetto, ghetto, hello.

    It is easy as 1, 2, 3,
    I wanna be what's on TV,
    And if that's wrong, please don't blame me,
    'Cause where I live we have nothing
    In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto.
    In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto.

    Little boy had a dream of being a ball player
    'His little homie wanna grow to be a rhyme slayer,
    Little missy wanna grow to be a model
    While the momma at home just drinking on the bottle.
    Aye, how come little one to grow and be a councilman?
    Senator or governor, a mayor politician
    Probably 'cause the politicians keep tricking 'em
    Promise that they fixing it but they ain't really fixing it.
    Aye, that's why they want to be like me
    Like Jigga like B and Nicky and Ri
    Every day in the ghettos is an emergency
    But the powers that be don't emerge and seek
    That's why you see killing, that's why you see crimes,
    That's why you see the homies in the prison doing time
    That's why you see crack, that's why you see blacks trap
    With no access out the ghetto, ghetto.

    It is easy as 1, 2, 3,
    I wanna be what's on TV,
    And if that's wrong, please don't blame me,
    'Cause where I live we have nothing
    In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto.
    In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto.

    It is easy as 1, 2, 3,
    I wanna be what's on TV,
    And if that's wrong, please don't blame me,
    'Cause where I live we have nothing
    In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto.
    In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto.

    Ghetto, ghetto,
    Oh Lord, I've been, I've been praying for you
    Hallelujah, Lord save these children

  7. Naeem Ahmed

    I am listening this song from 6 year still in fresh condition when ever I listen and remember 6 year ago and get tear in my eyes


    This song should get song AWARD


    And I listen meet me halfway that also a good song .... SONG AWARD TO WILLIAM WE LOVE U WILLIAM

  8. Attuahene Mensah

    Baby Kaely sounded so cute. I hope adolescence hasn't impacted her voice too much.

  9. Israel Ferreira

    this sing need a video clip

  10. ag7902

    my english teacher played this song in class

  11. Nini

    :D yay baby kaely

  12. Shawnalisa Johnson

    Love I baby Kaely you so so so so so so so Shawnlisa Johnson like to Shawnlisa Johnson like to 😍😘😘😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  13. Walts Logos

    You want to fix the Ghetto? Lesson one, don't blame others for your failures. Your resolve is what will drive you to do great things.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdDcw9VMMic&has_verified=1

  14. ReverseQueen Raya

    I commented on this 3years ago I was 11😂

  15. Kyra Phillips

    its 2017 and here i am

    ines mn

    it's 2019 and here i am

  16. Lauriane Craba

    No anglish

  17. Andrew Walk

    This is will.i.am and who?

    Rihanna Colon

    baby kaely

  18. : D

    *GHETTO GHETTO LYRICS*
    [Intro:]
    Ghetto, ghetto
    Oh lord!
    I've been praying for you
    Hallelujah

    [Hook:]
    It is easy as 1, 2, 3
    I wanna be what's on TV
    And if that's wrong, please don't blame me
    Cause where I live we have nothing
    In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto
    In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto

    [Verse 1:]
    Little kids growing up without no education
    Mom's on drugs, cause that's her only medication
    Nobody's home, but they ain't on a vacation
    But they left the kids alone watching the TV station
    What's wrong with the picture, please, someone give me the answers
    They be wondering why the girls grow up to be dancers
    Then we wonder why the boys grow up to be dealers
    And they be angry at the whole world ready to kill us
    How do we start to resolve the whole problem
    How we let our little children just turn into goblins
    Why we got them all killing and stealing and robbing
    We need to plan a little seed to prevent the mobbing
    Why don't we teach them that science to reach for the stars?
    Cause they can beat the fire with the future worst than odds
    Don't want them looking in the past and covering scars
    They need a path out the ghetto, ghetto, hello!

    [Hook:]
    It is easy as 1, 2, 3
    I wanna be what's on TV
    And if that's wrong, please don't blame me
    Cause where I live we have nothing
    In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto
    In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto

    [Verse 2:]
    Little boy had a dream of being a ball player
    Cause little homie wanna grow to be a rhyme slayer
    Little missy wanna grow to be a model
    While the momma at home just drinking out the bottle
    How come they don't want to grow to be a councilman?
    Senator, a governor, a major politician man
    Probably cause the politicians nearly keep on tricking 'em
    Promise that they fixing it but they ain't really fixing it
    That's why they want to be like me
    Like Jigga, like B and Nicky and Ree
    Every day in the ghetto is an emergency
    But the power that be don't emerge in see
    That's why you see killing, that's why you see crimes
    That's why you see homies in the prison doing time
    That's why you see crack, that's why you see blackstrap
    But no access out the ghetto, ghetto

    [Hook:]
    It is easy as 1, 2, 3
    I wanna be what's on TV
    And if that's wrong, please don't blame me
    Cause where I live we have nothing
    In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto
    In the ghetto, ghetto, ghetto

    [Outro:]
    Ghetto, ghetto
    Oh lord!
    I've been praying for you
    Hallelujah

  19. Andy Preston

    love baby kaelys voice

  20. shannon beasley

    ive never heard this song until i was on baby kealy's instagram and she was playing this song in the car

    she was so pretty in the video

  21. TYT

    worst vid that will.I.am made...

  22. Aladdin

    In search of Good music 🎵🎹🎻

  23. Ando amira

    love this song :)

  24. Tarboy

    dope beat

  25. Timothy L

    I still remember listening to this on the plane then two years later, this is now my ringtone :)

    Ida Hoyer

    TimothyL I heard it the first time on a plane too😂

    Andy Preston

    TimothyL I first heard it in school yesterday in english

  26. Yash Mishra

    Please make a video for this! Its one of my favourite songs, and definitely deserves to be heard more. So real! So beautiful!

    ZweliousStudios234

    My fav too

    Cynnethia Armstrong-grice

    thank u so real

    FreddyvsChuckEYoutuber08 - Official

    They won't make a video. Besides, that's 5 years from now, and you turned in late just for it. Also, that's just a single off his album #willpower. Not every song needs a music video.

  27. Cody Godden

    polka dot bikini m been having drugs and been letting little kids stay at home by yourself

  28. Cody Godden

    Maycie lol love

  29. Titus Dave

    Man what is wrong with this world? this song deserves a million views.. And 0 dislike...

    Callum Gordon

    You said it bruv

  30. louis dudoret

    lyric Please?<3

  31. ZweliousStudios234

    love this song

  32. Hailey Madison

    Love it. It is easy as 1 2 3 I wanna ...... Look up Baby Kaely

  33. Faith Nawasha

    Everyone who says will.i.am is untalented, can't rap, lyrics are shit, listen to this and check yourself

    999 forever

    Omg Ikr!! So many will.i.am haters and they don't even know such meaningful songs like this... They didn't even know he made songs in the black eyed peas 😂😂😳😭

    Faith Nawasha

    +Free Commenter preach!

    Matihan

    You're 100% right!

  34. Miranda Diaz

    I love this song 😭😭💟😿😭😭😢😭😭

  35. Keeanna Beaudoin

    It sounds kinda weird at first but it's kinda catchy af.

    999 forever

    Omg yes ikr

  36. Ziya Samet Yağmur

    Çocukluğumun şarkısı be .d Şaka lan o kadar da değil geçen sene dinliyodum dedim bi nostalji yapam. Türklere selam olsun

    Çağrı Mucan

    :D ben yeni keşfettim

    Ziya Samet Yağmur

    Çok şey kaybetmetmişsin kardeş .d İlk çıktığında dahada anlamlıydı.Neyse geç olsun güç olmasın .d

    Çağrı Mucan

    +Ziya Samet Yağmur aynen :)

    Selim Can YILDIZ

    as bayraklari as as

    Ziya Samet Yağmur

    :D selam kardeşim adamsın ahhahha :D

  37. Charli Mokomoko

    wait i do think that will i am is baby kaelys dad

  38. Mary Buchanan Austin

    ᗷᗩᗷY KᗩEᒪY ᔕOᑌᑎᗪ ᔕOOOOOOO ᑕᑌTE

  39. Olivia Star

    I love this song but the fact that they call it ghetto is kind of upsetting. I mean, I know its the called ghetto, but couldn't you think of anything better to call it in this song ? But other than that, this song is the best. I love that they put baby kaley in it. So cute. :)

    Magmah

    Olivia Star this name is right

  40. Mary Buchanan Austin

    Ur totally right me and my cupcake

  41. Mary Buchanan Austin

    Good song

  42. Weirdboy Weirdthings

    Good song

  43. Weirdboy Weirdthings

    Fuck I'm crying.

    Franco Rodriguez

    A mi igual

    Rihanna Colon

    lol same damn

  44. Carlos Alanis

    I disagree with you I like the song actually it's pretty good I've been listening this song ever since it came out pretty good

  45. CAL

    This is one of the few songs that make me just stop and think.

    ŦᗑŁø/ ƤσŦჯ

    Ray Rothman I know right

    ŦᗑŁø/ ƤσŦჯ

    U don't dance or sing along u just sit there and think

    Devon Gorcak

    i love you a we have cat and is up for a 😷😊😇🤑😷🤑😀😁😂😄😃😃😊😗😙🙂😚😍🙂😚😗😍😎☺🙂🙂💢💜💞💤💌💞💛❣💖😃😎😉😂😗😎😉😚😚😋😍😋😍😗😚😎😗😊😋😎😉😄😋😊😃😊😍😋😙😚😎😋😎😗😊😋😚😘😋😗😊😎😋😎😍😍😍😍🤗☺😎😅😗😚😃😋😎😍😗😗☺😍😎😋😊🤔😎😃😉😉😋😎😋😎😋🙂😚☺🙂😍😋😊😋😇😎😚😇😋😎😗😗😋😎😙😚😍😚😍😊😅😍😚😋😍😗😋😗😍😚😍😎😚😍☺😗😌😪😴😯😪😜😌😓😜😪😓😯😪😓😫😫😪😪😜😫😪😛😒😫😪😴😫😪😴😰😢😩🎚🎚🔕🎛🗡🔪🔪🗿🗡🗡🔮🔮🔫🏹🛡🔮⚗🔦🏮📓📖📘📘🔖💰📑📑📒📃🗞📜🔖📜📓📒

    Pedro Henrique

    Ray Rothman there is much more than "few" songs who do that...

  46. Fay M

    Baby kaely raps she doesn't sing and im the same age as her and I sing

  47. Riccardo Di Giovanni

    Cazzutissima, amo 'sta canzone.

  48. Teanna Brown

    This is slow to load 😔😔😔😔

  49. SpazzinoutG

    GOOD JOB ON THE SONG ON THE SONG! YOU BOTH SOUND GOOD!!

  50. Libby Barnes

    Wills good

  51. Caitlynne Pillar

    omgsh this song is sooo bad cuz of baby kaely so suck at singing this is y kids are not in songs

    MeAndMyCupcake

    And your voice is terrible so that's why YOU'RE not in songs.

    Caitlynne Pillar

    @MeAndMyCupcake bitch shut up u dont know me your FACE is horrible

    abenoit119

    F u baby kaelly does know how to sing

    LEEWANTDABANDS

    @Caitlynne Pillar u so mean they probaly have more money then u

    simran butt

    your so rude- if your hating why r u watching?!? Shes symbolising innocence in the song . Think before you speak

  52. Not Valid

    i like kealy she killed the song she made it amazin

  53. Not Valid

    i started rappin and now im 10

  54. Jeffery Ikechukwu Nwabueze

    Powerful song williiam keep it up.

  55. ashok asho

    I love it...

  56. michael colak

    And baby kaely

  57. michael colak

    This is my best song come on will am

  58. Jp3 loading

    Me n her goout

  59. tashyybabyyxo

    I believe it I love baby kaely as a friend she is my no.1 fan she is so cute and has style the song is so sad

    saliegood

    this is my best friends little sister they just moved to cali a few months ago. ive met baby kaely a few times shes so cute . maybe you will be able to meet her soon lol. i can ask her sister if she will be willing to meet u if u want

    tashyybabyyxo

    yes plz

  60. tashyybabyyxo

    I can't believe what I am hearing

  61. tyrell jones

    I hope i hear more of her

  62. django vaz

    The beat in this song is amazing!

  63. Alyjah Rowell

    Don't hate she a good rapper I'm better tho

    Gia Fox

    Boy no u not

    Gia Fox

    Boy no u not

  64. carline morgan

    no lies no lies

  65. carline morgan

    skip all yall haters out there dont be hatin on this song espesically yall ghetto peeps dont be hating it yall fault peeps is dying

    MeAndMyCupcake

    preach!!!

  66. Thuy Bui

    Love you im your number one 1 fan baby kaely 

  67. Tech Man

    Very catchy music,it's easy as 1, 2, 3, I wanna be what's on TV... lol

  68. Bettina Ragó

    very nice song :D

  69. Beauty bonkers

    So sad! Just makes me wanna cry cuz of the way people r living 2day! Why just why? LET'S STOP GHETTO'S 2DAY!!💗

    tyrell jones

    exactly

  70. A Ghost lost in Time

    Esta cancion y The World Is Crazy son las únicas dos canciones buenas, buenos mensajes, nada superficiales y con sentimiento :( el resto es.. Decir mierda es ofender a la mierda

  71. ReverseQueen Raya

    Baby kaely sound so cute!!!!

  72. llaylzz

    I love u too

  73. Sparky

    I Used This Music In My Start of Channel 
    I Love The Song !!!

  74. Enrique Vizcaino Jr.

    Deep message buuuut I still don't like Will.i.am.

    Ignas Simanavičius

    Nobody ,saying to you listen will ;) , just leave dont write a shit.

  75. Michelle Vialva

    i dont think baby kaely sounded at all. but i love this song

  76. Stephanie Taufa

    Don't hate dasmeen Lee

  77. Ainur Raja

    BABY KAELY

  78. Ainur Raja

    Omg I love this song

  79. FlyyGuyy

    I'm sorry Will.i.am, but Ima have 2 dislike cuz of Baby Kaely.

  80. Claudia-Rose Burt

    BABY KAELY!!!!!!

  81. ibrahimyahya34

    Baby kaely

  82. Teneiyah Henry

    Sne has the best voice ever and will I am this song is really good it inspired me

  83. Samcollins01

    It's as easy as 123 I wanna be on what's tv

  84. Damontre Moore

    Fresh beat

  85. Irene E

    The "girls" are CL and Bom really? haha funny voice

  86. RETROMANNETJE

    Spreekt hier iemand Vlaams of Nederlands?

  87. Arlene Garcia

    my bro made me listen to this good thing it's my new fav song

  88. Timothy L

    it sound so touching