The World Is A Ghetto
by War

Album: The World Is A Ghetto (1972)
Charted: 7
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  • Walkin' down the street, smoggy-eyed
    Looking at the sky, starry-eyed
    Searchin' for a place, weary-eyed
    Crying in the night, teary-eyed

    Don't you know that it's true
    That for me and for you
    The world is a ghetto

    Don't you know that it's true
    That for me and for you
    The world is a ghetto

    Wonder when I'll find paradise
    Somewhere there's a home, sweet and nice
    Wonder if I'll find happiness
    Never give it up now I guess

    Don't you know that it's true
    That for me and for you
    The world is a ghetto

    Don't you know that it's true
    That for me and for you
    The world is a ghetto

    Don't you know that it's true
    That for me and for you
    The world is a ghetto

    Don't you know that it's true
    That for me and for you
    The world is a ghetto

    The world is a ghetto
    The world is a ghettoWriter/s: SYLVESTER ALLEN, HAROLD RAY I. BROWN, MORRIS DEWAYNE DICKERSON, LE ROY L. JORDAN, CHARLES MILLER, LEE OSKAR, HOWARD E. SCOTT, MARK ERIC GREEN, TERRY GRAY, JEROME WASHINGTON
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
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Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 3rd 1973, "The World Is A Ghetto" by War peaked at #7 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on November 12th and spent 16 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #3 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart...
    Was track 2 of side 2 on the group's album of the same name; and on February 11th, 1973 the album peaked at #1 (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart and on February 4th it also reached #1 (for 7 weeks) on Billboard's R&B Top Albums chart...
    "The World Is A Ghetto" was the first of three straight Top 10 records on the Top 100; after this one came, "The Cisco Kid" (#1 for 2 weeks in 1973) followed by "Gypsy Man" (#8, again in 1973).
  • Sandra from New York, NyOne of my favorite songs..I listen to it everyday. The world truly is a ghetto.
  • Rick from Navarre, FlThis is a great albumn. My wife, kids (in their teens) and I would sing the songs in the car on trips. It is the only albumn we all liked and could actually sing along with. The songs all say so much and are so easy to understand.
  • Constance from Dallas, TxWar is one of my favorites. I hate to hear they lost the right to their name. Sad!I was wondering why I see Earth Wind and Fire a lot and not War. War is just as good as EWF just different style. This album cover is amazing. I used to look at it a lot as a girl. I like the boy that is about to kick a man in the but on the cover. Great artistry.
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