Ghetto Burbs Lyrics - Joe Budden

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(Intro)
Always had big dreams
Everybody had big dreams though
I never wanna stay here, I had no intentions
And I have had no plans

(Chorus)
Live my life,
Gotta know how to survive
Just can’t hide
‘Cause these streets will eat you alive, (ghetto burbs)
‘Cause I’m from two different worlds, (ghetto burbs)
Coming from these ghetto burbs.

(Verse)
Yo yo, ghetto burbs I’m from the ghetto with Jerz
From where the pedal is served
Use hand, justice for words
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Pick up the LA, they was ahead of the curb
My hooey gang bang
You could get left from the curb
Yea I was raised here, but I’m tryna export
Police is crook yea, the strippers is escorts
Like my homey Layla, really I can’t knock her
‘Cause she getting paper, month ago she was knocked up
Baby daddy your dope boy, fresh homey was locked up
But he on the same shit, fucked around and got shot up
You mind saying mind, I’m like why he even bother
At the same time don’t know what he was a part of
And Layla over the casket, see this coming harder
The hood went again, another summon the father
Gotta take it astride, round here it’s the usual
But I ain’t accustomed, that shit I can’t get used to
I’m tryna survive

(Chorus)
Live my life,
Gotta know how to survive
Just can’t hide
‘Cause these streets will eat you alive, (ghetto burbs)
‘Cause I’m in two different worlds, (ghetto burbs)
Coming from these ghetto burbs.

(Verse)
Yo, ghetto burbs I’m from the ghetto with Jerz
From where the ghetto’s disturbed, you can be dead and not heard
Say you’re predaly, and ended with better or worse
I lost faith but grandma still keep her head up in church
Murder is sky high, employment is real low
Little kid tryna rap, but will he get a deal? No
‘Cause poverty kills slow, belief is beyond you
7-9’er every 10 bitches here got the monster like my lil homey Tania
I met her in freak nik, freak yea
The same bitch the niggas be all out in the street with
Open, in love with the service
But she got resentment, she won’t see from the surface
So like so many women look right so she worship
Caught aids from rape and thought her whole life was worthless
Hoe couldn’t know how gorgeous her curbs is
She fuckin em raw and hope they catch it on purpose
You better survive

(Chorus)
Live my life,
Gotta know how to survive
Just can’t hide
The streets will eat you alive, (ghetto burbs)
‘Cause I’m from two different worlds, (ghetto burbs)
Coming from these ghetto burbs.

(Verse)
Ghetto burbs I’m from the ghetto with Jerz
I ain’t tryna act like my part of the ghetto’s the worst
Niggas is pricks here, they’ll buy stilettos for birds
How did I get here? They act like the men who don’t hurt
Dude just getting high, guess they tryna escape it
Won’t commit suicide, assuming they couldn’t take it
The streets is cold, still we runnin round naked
Success is avoid and we replace it with hatred
That’s your homey from way back, from showing the years oh
The friends turnin green even that after we’re old
You thinking kid? No, values to sheer clothes
Now you struggle for rent and he got ice in his ear lobes
Your man won’t even extend a hand, meeting all his career goals
You need a whole nother plan, your career’s broke
Valuables are more valuable than everything, even value the dudes
‘Cause you gotta survive

(Chorus x2)
Live my life,
Gotta know how to survive
Just can’t hide
These streets will eat you alive, (ghetto burbs)
‘Cause I’m in two different worlds, (ghetto burbs)
Coming from these ghetto burbs.

(Outro)
I’m from the ghetto burbs
Gotta know how to survive
Streets eat you up
Coming from the ghetto burbs
Said the streets eat you alive, alive yea yea yea
Coming from the ghetto burbs yea








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