(Chorus)
Ghetto youth tribulation
We get a bad reputation
But mi naw stop hustle fi the paper
Society mi asking a question
Mi a ask as a ghetto youth
Please listen my situation
Mi feel poverty and starvation
Then a wa yo expect me fi do

(Verse 1)
Mi waan food paw mi plate like any other man
Mi a hustle and feds just a follow man
Mi haffi get mi hands dirty fi set a plan
So by next year mi can be a better man
Ghetto youth haffi wise like Salomon
Think a likkle bit a time dem calla man
Demand demands and one jail to another one
All a mi money gone inna mi lawyer hand

Your honor then if me gone a prison
A who a go care fi mi young son
Babylon still a fight ghetto youth
But mi know one day better must come
From london city to kingston
A nuff juvenile get fling down
The system no care if wi live are die

(Repeat Chorus)

(Verse 2)
The system a pree mi
Dem a seh mi is a dan no call mi so
True mi help ghetto youth weh no have hi no
Why you do that mister officer
Weh yo come a search inna mi house so fa
Weh yo waan lock up shorty fa
You no si mi with no gun hi no officer
So why yo waan put one paw mi fa

Then if me gone a prison
A who a go care fi mi young son
Babylon still a fight ghetto youth
But mi know one day better must come
From london city to kingston
A nuff juvenile get fling down
The system no care if wi live are die

(Repeat Chorus)