In the Ghetto
|"In the Ghetto"|
|Song by Marilyn Manson|
|Recorded||Probably during 1999–2000 at the Mansion in Death Valley, California|
"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.(Unconfirmed)
"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