Ghetto Lullabye (Shontelle)

Hush little shorty, don't you cry I'll sing you a ghetto lullaby When things get rough let me dry your eyes Give you the strength, hold your head up high When this cold world never do you right I'll hold you down through the darkest nights So rest your head, let me ease your mind I'll sing you a ghetto lullaby Where shall I begin to teach you What could take a lifetime to learn? Nuff lies will be told, with each day The truth will unfold Picture if you can, a mountain so high That you can't see the top An ocean so wide You can see where it meets the sky Well, that's how far you're gonna have to go Hold on tight shorty, don't let go Those rains will fall and those winds will blow Out in these streets can be so cold Hush little shorty, don't you cry I'll sing you a ghetto lullaby When things get rough let me dry your eyes Give you the strength, hold your head up high When this cold world never do you right I'll hold you down through the darkest nights So rest your head, let me ease your mind I'll sing you a ghetto lullaby I'm looking at you, a picture of innocence framed within trust Each river you cross filled with the unknown not so treacherous All envy and greed will rip you apart and leave you to bleed And incessantly cut you down with no trace of mercy Nuff back stabbers and informers Hate and disease, so let me warn ya Sharks in the ocean will raise their teeth Let's all run fast when you see Hush little shorty, don't you cry I'll sing you a ghetto lullaby When things get rough let me dry your eyes Give you the strength, hold your head up high When this cold world never do you right I'll hold you down through the darkest nights So rest your head, let me ease your mind I'll sing you a ghetto lullaby Ooh, dry your eyes, don't you cry, not tonight If you just try you will find your sunrise Hush little shorty, don't you cry I'll sing you a ghetto lullaby When things get rough let me dry your eyes Give you the strength, hold your head up high When this cold world never do you right I'll hold you down through the darkest nights So rest your head, let me ease your mind I'll sing you a ghetto lullaby