What we want to discuss here are routes out of the ghetto. This is called "The Get Out of the Ghetto Blues"
I know you think you're cool Lord, if they bus your kids to school I know you think you're cool Just because they bus your kids to school But you ain't got a thing to lose You just got the get-out-of-the-ghetto blues
I know you think you're cool If you getting two welfare checks You done told me you think you're cool Because you're getting two welfare checks Yeah, but you got ten years to lose (If they catch you) Just trying to fight that get-out-of-the-ghetto blues
What it is, what it is Lord Whoo! If he don't get you in the washing, Lord knows he'll catch you in the rinse
I know, I know you think you're cool Just 'cause you shooting that stuff in your arm I seen you nodding 'Cause you shoot that stuff into your arm And it don't matter which pine box you choose You got the get-out-of-the-ghetto blues Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah