Geto Boys - The World Is A Ghetto Lyrics




[Chorus: Flaj]

What we see (what we see) everyday (everyday)
Livin' in the ghetto this is where I stay
[What we do] what we do [to get by] to get by
Live or die, the world is a ghetto

[Scarface]

Lets take a journey to the other side
Where many people learn to live with their handicaps
While others die
Where muthafuckas had no money spots
And if they did then they ass went insane
When all the money stops

I'm from the ghetto so I'm used to that
Look on your muthafuckin map and find Texas
And see where Houston at
Its on the borderline of hard times
And it's seldom that your hear niggas breakin' and givin' God time
That's why your ass (????) and pray for me
Because I know that even I got to die
And he got a day for me
And every morning I wake up I'm kinda glad to be alive
Cause thousands of my homeboys died
And very few died of old age
In most cases the incident covered up the whole page
From Amsterdam to Amarillo
It ain't no secret
The world is a ghetto

[Chorus: Flaj]

[Bushwick Bill]

Five hundred niggas died in guerilla warfare
In a village in Africa, but didn't nobody care
They just called up the goddamn gravedigga
And said come get these muthafuckin niggas
Just like they do in the 5th Ward
In the South Park and The Bronx and the Watts
You know they got crooked cops
Working for the system
Makin' po muthafuckas out of victims
Don't nobody give a fuck about the po
It's double jeopardy if your black or latino
They got muthafuckin drugs in the slums
Got us killing one another over crumbs
Think I'm lying? Well muthafucka I got proof
Name a section in your city where minorities group
And I'ma show you prostitutes, dope and hard times
And a murder rate that never declines
And little babies sittin on the porch smellin' smelly
Cryin cause they ain't got no food in they bellies
They call my neighbourhood a jungle
And me an animal, like they do the people in Rawanda
Fools fleeing their countries to come here black
But see the same bullshit and head right back
They find out what others already know
The world is a ghetto

[Willie D]

What's up outta towner? Southern nigga downer
I wish you would bring your muthafuckin ass around here
With that hip shit shit from your block
You fuck around and get shipped back home to ya momma in a pine box
Cause we don't play that shit in 5th Ward
We got killas and hustlas and playas to so nigga disregard
What your seeing on them western movies
cause yo! I ain't never rode a horse before
Ho, think we slow? Smash the gas
And watch how fast I'll put these hands on yo' bitch ass
Try to load them dice, you'll meet the gravedigga
Cause game recognize game scheisty ass nigga
See I done seen fools die for less
Than a goddamn cigarette butt, for fuckin' wit my set
So get that frown off your face busta
Cause you ghetto ain't no harder than mine
Muthafucka

[Chorus: Flaj]





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Geto Boys The World Is A Ghetto Comments
  1. April Christine Perkins

    What we see (what we see) everyday (everyday)
    Livin' in the ghetto this is where I stay
    (What we do) what we do (to get by) to get by
    Live or die, the world is a ghetto
    Let's take a journey to the other side
    Where many people learn to live with their handicaps, while the others die
    Where muthafuckas had no money spots
    And if they did then they ass went insane
    When all the money stops
    I'm from the ghetto so I'm used to that
    Look on your muthafuckin map and find Texas, and see where Houston at
    It's on the borderline of hard times
    And it's seldom that you hear niggas prayin' and givin' God time
    That's why your ask my mom pray for me
    Because I know that even I gots to die, and he got a day for me
    And every morning I wake up I'm kinda glad to be alive
    'Cause thousands of my homeboys died
    And very few died of old age
    In most cases the incident covered up the whole page
    From Amsterdam to Amarillo
    It ain't no secret
    The world is a ghetto
    What we see (what we see) everyday (everyday)
    Livin' in the ghetto this is where I stay
    (What we do) what we do (to get by) to get by
    Live or die, the world is a ghetto
    Five hundred niggas died in guerilla warfare
    In a village in Africa, but didn't nobody care
    They just called up the goddamn gravedigger
    And said come get these muthafuckin' niggas
    Just like they do in the 5th Ward
    In the South Park and The Bronx and the Watts
    You know they got crooked cops
    Working for the system
    Makin' po' muthafuckas out of victims
    'Cause don't nobody give a fuck about the po'
    It's double jeopardy if you're black or latino
    They got their muthafuckin' drugs in the slums
    Got us killing one another over crumbs
    Think I'm lying? Well muthafucka I got proof
    Name a section in your city where minorities group
    And I'mma show you prostitutes, dope and hard times
    And a murder rate that never declines
    And little babies sittin' on the porch smellin' smelly
    Cryin' 'cause they ain't got no food in they bellies
    They call my neighborhood a jungle
    And me an animal, like they do the people of Rwanda
    Fools fleeing their countries to come here, black
    But see the same bullshit and head right back
    They find out what niggas already know
    The world is a ghetto
    What's up outta towner? Southern nigga downer?
    I wish you would bring your muthafuckin' ass around here
    With that hip shit shit from your block
    You fuck around and get shipped home to ya momma in a pine box
    'Cause we don't play that shit in 5th Ward
    We got killas and hustlas, and playas too, so nigga disregard
    What you seeing on them western movies
    'Cause yo! I ain't never rode a horse before
    Ho, think we slow? Smash the gas
    And watch how fast I'll put these hands on yo' bitch ass
    Try to load them dice, you'll meet the gravedigger
    'Cause game recognize game, shiesty ass nigga
    See I done seen fools die for less
    Than a goddamn cigarette butt, for fuckin' wit my set
    So get that frown off your face busta
    'Cause yo' ghetto ain't no harder than mine, muthafucka
    What we see (what we see) everyday (everyday)
    Livin' in the ghetto this is where I stay
    (What we do) what we do (to get by) to get by
    Live or die, the world is a ghetto
    What we see (what we see) everyday (everyday)
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    Songwriters: Charles Miller / Harold Brown / Howard Scott / Jerome Washington / LeRoy Jordan / Mark Green / Morris Dickerson / Terry Gray / Thomas Allen / Lee Levitin
    The World Is a Ghetto lyrics © BMG Rights Management
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  2. Nathan Montilla

    Rap has died in 2015

  3. Truth Speaker

    Love this song heard it a lot hanging with brother's rez style wind river all the time

  4. Lee Trujillo

    This is we're rap started O.G music ......... STR8LOC

  5. Ryan Read

    Man i miss rap music. The industry is saturated with so much garbage it's hard to find good stuff. So I stick to what I know.

  6. LU SANE

    2019 facts

  7. Mr.Classic

    As far as trios This Generation has The Migos Mine has Beastie boys and Geto Boys

  8. Steve Solomon

    Wilie D was on his shit. Killed it!!..Tha South is N Tha House..

  9. Kelvin Smith

    RIP to Brushwick Bill this was one of the hardest beats and lyrics the Ghetto Boys

  10. donesty fowler

    Rip Bill

  11. Harry Sax

    2019 to 2020 anybody?

  12. Scherrie Arnett

    rih4EVER chuck-wick!!

  13. Dr.Death Cobraa

    This song is in a O. G movie. Love since then.

  14. hollywood aka the rape synagogue

    that opening is serious

  15. Black God

    And yoe cet pussy

  16. Black God

    Bitch ass niggas doing drive byes on kids nigga fuck yoe city and yoe state bitch ass niggas

  17. Marcus Sundqvist

    Still Bushwick. ❤❤❤

  18. C.J. THA DON

    All the kidnappings and innocent people getting slaughtered across the border is the real tragedy w such a so called super power right next door...

  19. Anthony Mcclain

    This is one of the the hardest songs EVER!!!!

  20. Garion Bush

    Texas Classic🔥

  21. Rodney Jackson

    Love brad in bill but willie D wrecked it

  22. Markus Niepmann

    Bushwick bill was so mega thankz

  23. Robbie Timmons

    R.I.P UNCLE BUSHWICK BILL! MISS YOU, AND WILL FOREVER LOVE YOU!!! SEE YOU SOME DAY!!!!

  24. killavalleyG

    crooked cops working for the system

  25. Michelle Hayes

    True rapping

  26. Andrew MERCHAN

    Leave pac n my two wives

  27. Tommy Akbar

    Willie d kill this hoe Texas stand up

  28. RapGameCastro

    Did this nigga literally not sing his whole fucking heart out on that hook. Dat shit hittin me hard rite na

  29. Anthony Mccully

    Fools fleeing their country and come here black and see the same bullshit and head right back rip bushwick bill

  30. Amare Bey

    Geto boys!!! Forever!!! May the Ancestors guide you thru the universe BB...

  31. strikes villa

    what up everyone . i just uploaded a song to this amazing instrumental. please check it out!!

  32. joshua hardegree

    That rap a lot sound...legendary

  33. tony vazquez

    i wake up every morning kind of glad , cus thousand of my homeboys dies

  34. lazy- king4

    The World Is A Ghetto by rap group Geto Boys ghetto by rap group Dayton family and the ghetto my rap artist too short Peep game

  35. Roland Clarke

    STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN BUSHWICK BILL SAID THE REALEST SHIT IN HIS VERSE AND IT STILL APPLIES TODAY💯✌🏾

  36. C.J. THA DON

    Facto 🔥

  37. Smoothlee Mix Music

    WHO BUMPING NIS IN 2019?...🖐🏾

  38. George Sutton

    Ghetto gospel

  39. Beaver Lawrence

    What’s Up Rounds This The Shit Real Talk 💯💯

  40. KD Tha One

    Think I'm lying, well MFer I GOT PROOF, name a section in ya city where minorities grew.

  41. Morningstar

    That's why I ask my ma to pray me...because I know that even I gots to die and HE got a day for me. AMEN

  42. Brian caliwalker

    Shit still goin hard

  43. Jeremiah Leonard

    Laid in the hoopty getting paid with my ghetto boys thumping

  44. Jeremiah Leonard

    Hardest shit ever these youngins better listen and learn

  45. Shedrick Horton

    RIH My Rasta brother ... Hope ya smokin

  46. Imiko

    One of my favorite songs, Geto Boys did they thing!! Scarface off top flawless spitting. R.I.P Bushwick Bill

  47. Cpt. Zombitron

    Im just glad we didn't loose bushwick to suicide

  48. Big Warrior

    Bushwick Bill Rest in Peace

  49. Luke Brown

    Brad jordan best geto boy an story teller of all time solo an with da group

  50. Dont Getit Twisted

    Chuckwick Foe Life

  51. Dwayne Spidell

    Rip to one of the real!!!! Much love gem city ohio!!!!

  52. JakalaBreon

    5th ward 🤟🏽 SSB

  53. boogsma842 Graham

    My, Shit!!!!💯💯🔥🔥

  54. Jake Depriest

    Willie d might be the realest nigga on earth

  55. M L4

    Wish Big Mike would've stayed in the group, willie d could not rap at all

  56. Darrell Smith

    R.i.P Bush wick bill, thanks for helping to put the south on the map, a legend for ever

  57. adeptzol

    Bushwick Bill, rest well God 🙏😍😟

  58. Amuurican

    Bushwick had the coldest verse!!

  59. All In

    Street church music.

  60. KOOL DRIZZLE

    R.I.P BUSHWICK

  61. hotboy757

    I live on the border line of hard times

  62. Rob Sloan

    Born in 75...best Rythmic American Poetry was in the 90's...R.A.P. I bet I just taught alot of y'all somethin you didn't even know!!!... you're welcome!!..#knowledge!😉

  63. Abiogenesis Zero Proof

    Love it RIP Bill

  64. Charnetta Beckom

    I love u Bushwick . . Rest in Paradise 🙏

  65. KAPOVELLI THAPIMP

    I grew up on the lil big man

  66. Donny Swain

    RIP Bushwick Bill

  67. Philip Preston

    RIP Bill. U were cold.

  68. Aniel Sardjoe

    From Amsterdam to Amarello 👊👊👊

  69. Casey 78

    Bushwick said it rite...

  70. Hajduk Besmrtnik

    You know you getting old...
    When all ppl you look up to are 6 feet deep...
    Rip Bushwick Bill

  71. Michael Cunningham

    http://gloomycitymusic.com/

  72. Wortham Keisha

    Here to pay respect RIP Bushwhick!!!!!!!

  73. Smook Troop

    R.i.p. bushwick they just 3 of da greatest

  74. Batieste Andrews

    What we seee, I don't have to front 41, came up off these niggas and would listen to this b4 any of this new age trash

  75. Clarence W

    The song that made me a Willie D fan

  76. David Taylor

    Luv Dis Shit!

  77. killavalleyG

    From Amsterdam to Amarillo
    It ain't no secret
    The world is a ghetto

  78. Tee Peterson

    Scarface da 🐐 RIP Bushwick Bill

  79. BillKnighton1

    R.I.H Bill

  80. matt Htowncoalition

    Bushwick had coldest verse

  81. Tim Doyle

    Rip bushwick!! Still banging 2019

  82. James Brown

    RIP Little Big Man! Dr. Wolfgang Von Bushwick The Barbarian Bill!!!!!

  83. Eric Raymond

    The rhyme schemes were more simple back in the day, but the lyrics hit so much harder!!!

  84. Realnigga Turner

    RIP Bushwick! Another hip hop legend gone!

  85. Tyrone Hannah

    R. I. P bushwick

  86. Michel Eusterbrock

    After a while i play d this as if i knew..rip you a big man now

  87. Ta Bryant

    RIP BUSHWICK 😇❤🕊

  88. Sherman Hubert

    Rip bushwick a legend

  89. Adora Nae Beloved

    Music will still be played on... Gone to soon Bushwick

  90. David Barkley

    R.I.P CHUCKWICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS CHILDSPLAY MUTHAFUKA!!!! 4LIFE!!!!!

  91. Tricialuv35

    I never rode a horse before h*e

  92. harold davis

    R.I.P Bushwick Bill

  93. Fatfat Lee

    R.i.p🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿😭😭😭💯💯💯✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿😭😤

  94. Richard Torres

    RIP Bushwick Bill

  95. Terence Thomas

    Rip bushwick

  96. nunya biz

    R.I.P BILL!!!!!!!!

  97. Woke Brotha101

    RIP Bushwick Bill! GB 4 Life!

  98. Stephanie Bozeman

    RIP. Uncle Bushwick Bill😭😭😭

  99. Shit Bitch

    R.I.P Bushwick Bill !! Ghetto Boy 4 life!!

    Shedrick Horton

    Rih my Rasta brother .... Hope you smoking 🙏✊