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Tupac Shakur – Ghetto Gospel lyrics

Hit them with a lil' ghetto gospel

[Chorus - Elton John:]
Those who wish to follow me (My ghetto gospel)
I welcome with my hands
And the red sun sinks at last into the hills of gold
And peace to this young warrior without the sound of guns

If I could recollect before my hood days
I'd sit and reminisce, nigga and bliss on the good days
I stop and stare at the younger, my heart goes to'em
They tested, it was stressed that they under
In our days, things changed
Everyone's ashamed to the youth cause the truth looks strange
And for me it's reversed, we left them a world that's cursed, and it hurts
Cause any day they'll push the button
And yall condemned like Malcolm x and Bobby Hunton, died for nothing
Don't them let me get teary, the world looks dreary
But when you wipe your eyes, see it clearly
There's no need for you to fear me
If you take your time to hear me, maybe you can learn to cheer me
It ain't about black or white, cause we're human
I hope we see the light before it's ruined
My ghetto gospel

[Chorus - Elton John]

Tell me do you see that old lady ain't it sad
Living out a bag, but she's glad for the little things she has
And over there there's a lady, crack got her crazy
Guess she's given birth to a baby

I don't trip and let it fade me, from outta the frying pan
We jump into another form of slavery
Even now I get discouraged
Wonder if they take it all back while I still keep the courage
I refuse to be a role model
I set goals, take control, drink out my own bottles
I make mistakes, I learn from everyone
And when it's said and done
I bet this Brotha be a better one
If I'm upset, you don't stress
Never forget, that God hasn't finished with me yet
I feel his hand on my brain
When I write rhymes, I go blind, and let the lord do his thang
But am I less holy
Cause I choose to puff a blunt and drink a beer with my homies

Before we find world peace
We gotta find peace and end the war on the streets

My ghetto gospel

[Chorus - Elton John]

Lord can you hear me speak!!
To pay the price of being hell bound...

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  • Gladstone
    Imager is the song creates a mental image about the poems subject sight, taste, touch, sound and smell. And the red sun sinks at last into the hills of gold and peace to this young warrior without the sounds of guns. The imager in this lyric is sight and sound.
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  • Gladstone
    Assonance is the repetition of vowel sound in two or more words in the line of poem or song. An example is, "When I write rhymes, I go blind."
    Repetition is a word or phrase repeated within a line or stanza. An example is ghetto gospel. These are his beliefs and points about stopping drugs, crime and violence in the hood. He understands the struggles of these people because this is how he grew up. Tupac wants people to find peace and end the war on the streets. He chose to repeat this because he wanted people to have there own ghetto gospel.
    The rhyme scheme of the first stanza is aabccddeeefffff.
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  • Gladstone
    Alliteration is the repetition of an initial (beginning) sound or consonant in two or more words next to each other in a line. An example is "Ghetto Gospel".
    Mood is the feeling a poem or song creates for the reader or listener. The feeling this song gave me is inspired. "Those who wish to follow me, I welcome with my hands" is an example of this feeling.
    Tone is the attitude a poet takes toward their subject, the tone of is song is upbeat. "But am I less holy Cause I choose to puff a blunt and drink a beer with my homies."
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