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Masterpiece Lyrics By The Temptations

    where i was born everything was dull and dingy
    i lived in a place they called the inner city
    getting ahead huh was strictly a nono
    ’cause nobody cares what happens to folks that live in the ghetto

    thousand of lives wasting away
    people living from day to day
    this is a challenge just staying alive
    ’cause in the ghetto only the strong survives

    broken down homes kids strung out
    they don’t even know what life’s all about
    stealin’ cars robbin’ bars
    muggin’ drugs ratinfested and no one’s interested

    kids dodgin’ cars for recreation
    only adds to a mother’s frustration
    breakins folks comin’ home and findin’ all their possessions gone
    oh ho

    it’s an every day thing well well in the ghetto
    it’s an every day thing in the ghetto

    Artist: The Temptations

    Year: 1973

    Decade: 70s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 79