Sound of the Ghetto

by BenjaSoul

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Out of time, out of money, out of options
Lost his job three months ago
But didn't want his wife and son to know
He'd stretched out his cash as far as it would go

Had a friend of a friend give him some advice
Said, "this is something nice to make some money for a price,
Just swallow your pride"

He took the bag of cocaine, felt something inside him break
"Is this really what it's gonna take?"
He thought he heard God speaking,
It was just the Sound of the Ghetto

All alone in the rain, it's 3 a.m.
Waiting for the deal that's sposed to go down
When red and blue lights, flashing through the night
The siren peals its call, the thunder tears the sky

Guns drawn, safeties off, cops are hot, firing shots,
As he died he thought he heard the voices of the angels
But it was just the Sound of the Ghetto


released July 15, 2014



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BenjaSoul Berkeley, California

BenjaSoul is the R&B/hip-hop project of Benjamin Mertz, a gospel choir director, jazz pianist, flutist, and music educator living in California's East Bay. BenjaSoul is dedicated to moral, socially conscious, intelligent, compassionate, challenging art and music. ... more

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