Ghetto Youth by Tricky
(vocals by Sky)
Me's a ghetto youth
Me come from straight dung ina the ghetto
Seen, Rockfort, Warica
Seen, Matches Lane
All I and I are one.
Me a tell ya
All Bull Bay Heights and dem heights dey.
Wick dem up
Seen, I you a hear me
Wicked ina de ghetto mi bredda
Wicked to the mass
And you done know the man have youth and youth
A come up (translation- boys become men)
And you see when
And the father drop out
Dem no know no father so dem come up tun gunman. (tun=turn)
Me done know, because a so de ghetto (so=saw)
Run a so the politician do it
Dem bring in a bag a gun
And barrage a ting and seen run pon youth and then
When you check it out.
Dem send dem police friend to come for dem gun
And dem say dem not running gun and dem tings deh.
And bere tings in a ghetto (translation-that`s how
Things are in the ghetto)
Seen, man no stop kill man.
Seen, man no stop rob man.
A no dem tings deh we want ina Jamaica (trans.- we
Don't want those things in the ghetto)
We want love, unity, seen, strength and energy.
Yeah, we want a whole heap of things to go on for the
Ghetto youth all next year.
You done know me as one a dem uprighting ghetto
Seen, so we a start from way down dey so. (trans.-
"we start at the bottom of the barrel")
We no just a come from no way and a come up ya so.
(trans- we don't just come from nowhere, we're right here)
A way dung de so man a come from.
Say man a come way from the rock, when me say de rock,
Me mean the rock,
Them a [??] and them come to the [??] industrial [??] caribbean country [??]
We no got no royalty, know what me say?
Yeah, get up in a place them call [?]
Them sitting in a store.
Gas with plane, gas to this, gas to that, gas to everything.
Ever have a little fire get wet?
Wow, them has not said a word.
I a don't know my little friend over there sir.
Sure when all left [??]
[??] old things.
I a do know ya up front man.
Yes me brother, Sky the yes sir.
[??] I tell ya, the youth.
Ya'll god bless [??], trust me.
I wanna show ya'll a thing about the ghetto.
See the ghetto is a [case a pop, lollipop, all of them pop there].
Yeah, I and I a juggle them from nine from down yes sir.
See ya know just call me sister [?]
See ya don't know man no ghetto youth, see?
Straight boy original, see?
Yeah, and noboby can fool and nobody can come use we.
Yeah, that's the way we run things.
We just steal a thing, we sell suck suck on them thing.
Them thing come and them thing star and [??] enquire [??] for earn our own paper.
Yeah, [??] get we boy to come tell about 6 to 6 and 6 to 12.
And after this and after that you drink champagne and cut off you foot.
In a place something on that ya see [??]
When them work them weary.
That's how the ghetto youth live.
That's why them ever try to elevate us, I and I ya see?
Ya know I and I elevate out of the slum.
Se we me people we make use of that ya see?
Our mother and our father never have nothing, from way down there sir.
Trust me me brother.
See that's how I and I come up.
Go to school without lunch money and them sitting there.
That's why I no love nobody else.
One good thing I love about the little youth they're a [??] and a friend me brother.
I tell ya, [??] or anything ya want.
I and I know.
I live with it.
I live with it, ya see?
Reality a reality see?
We no promote none of them boy over there sir.
See them stay over one side and go and eat them [?] and drink them what they wanna drink them.
Where ya going [??]
There is one thing and kick back and go and meditate and see?
Yeah, live with people me people live with we.
Ya know what me say?
Yeah, 'cause when I tell ya me brother, see there be chain of [??] them a go under see?
Babylon release the train but them [?] is them brain see?
That's why I and I goes with them see?
God with it them build big pretty church and no build no school.