(Verse 1)
Cry fi the ghetto youths dem caw the ghetto a mi place
Big up every ghetto base
Nuff nights the youths dem go sleep without food fi days
Big up every ghetto base
Life rough but ghetto youths stand up inna the race
Believe inna God youth no left out yo faith
Nuff sufferation an hungry days mi face
Eye water mi cry wooy

(Chorus)

Why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why we?
why, why, why, oh me, oh my
Why, why, why, why, why we?

Why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why we?
why, why, why, oh me, oh my
Why, why, why, why, why we?

(Verse 2)

Why the system so dirty
Dem set it up fi hurt we
Not even likkle water when wi thirsty
Lord of his mercy dem bitter like serussi
And nuff youth no live fi si 30
So ghetto youths
Hold the faith an be strong
No give inn to dem condition no
Mi know wi have ambition
So mi a ask one question

(Repeat Chorus 2X)

(Outro)

Why we, why we, oh me, oh my, why we?
Why we, why we, oh me, oh my, why we?

(Repeat Chorus 2X)

(Repeat Outro)

(Repeat Chorus 2X)