Ghetto superstar    (video)    (midi)

 

†† Dm

††† Man, man, look up at the sky, all the stars.

 

††† Man, the stars is beautiful tonight, look at them !

 

††††††††† ††††D††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Ghetto superstar, that is what you are,

†††††††††††† Em†††††††††††††††††††† †††††A

coming from afar, reaching for the stars.

††††††††††† D††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Run away with me to another place,

†††††††††††† Bm††††††††††††††† A†††††††††††† G

we can rely on each other, ah ah,

††††††††††††††† Bm†††††††††††† A†††††††††††† D

from one corner to another, ah ha.

 

††††††††††††† Dm

1. Some got hopes and dreams, we got ways and means,

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††† the supreme dream team, always up with the schemes,

††††††††††† Dm

††† from hubcaps to sellinĎ raps, name your theme,

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††† my rise to the top, floating on this cream.

†††† ††††††††††††Dm

††† Who the hell wanna stop me, I hated those who doubt me,

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††† a million refugees with unlimited warranties,

††††† Dm

††† Black Caesar, dating top squeezers,

†††††† ††††††††G

††† diplomatic legalese, no time for a visa.

†††††††††††† Dm

††† They just begun, Iím a shoot them one by one,

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††† got five sides to me, somethinĎ like a Pentagon,

†††† Dm

††† strike with the forces of King Solomon,

†††††††††††††† G

†† lettinĎ bygones be bygones, and so on and so on.

†††††††††††† Dm

††† Iím a teach this cat how to live in the ghetto,

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††† keepinĎ a retrospective from the get to,

†† Dm

††† lay low, let my mind shine like a halo,

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††† politic with ghetto senators on the deelow.

 

††††††††††††† D††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Ghetto superstar, that is what you are,

†††††††††††† Em††††††††††††††††††††††††† A

coming from afar, reaching for the stars.

††††††††††† D††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Run away with me to another place,

†††††††††††† Bm††††††††††††††† A†††††††††††† G

we can rely on each other, ah ah,

††††††††††††††† Bm†††††††††††† A†††††††††††† D

from one corner to another, ah ha.

 

†† †††††††Dm

2. My eyes is sore beinĎ a senator,

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††† behind closed doors, hittinĎ truth to the sea floor,

††††††††† Dm

††† the rich go north, ignore the tug of war,

††††††††††††††††††† G

††† while the kids are poor, open new and better drug stores.

††† Dm†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††G

††† So I became hardcore, couldnít take it no more,

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dm

††† Iím a reveal everything, change the law,

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††† I find myself walkinĎ the streets,

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††† tryinĎ to find whatís really goinĎ on in the streets.

 

††††††††††††††††††††† Dm

3. Now every dog got his day, needless to say,

†††††††††††††††††††††† G

††† when the chief away, thatís when them cats want to play,

††††† Dm

††† I told you, mess around you fools like Cassius Clay,

†††††††† G

††† stretch my heater, make you do a pas de bourree.

††††††††††††††††††† Dm

††† Kick your balls like Pele, pick em doinĎ ballet,

†††††† G

††† peak like Dante, broader than Broadway,

†††††††††††††††† Dm

††† get applause like a matador, cry yellinĎ olť,

†††† †††††††††††††††G

††† who the hell wanna save me, from B.K. to Cali, come on !

 

††††††††††††† D††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Ghetto superstar, that is what you are,

†††††††††††† Em†††††††††††††††††††††††† A

coming from afar, reaching for the stars.

††††††††††† D††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Run away with me to another place,

†††††††††††† Bm††††††††††††††† A†††††††††††† G

we can rely on each other, ah ah,

††††††††††††††† Bm†††††††††††† A†††††††††††† D

from one corner to another, ah ha.

 

†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††Dm

4. Just when you thought it was safe in a common place,

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††† showcase your finest is losinĎ fast in the horse race,

†††† Dm

††† two faced, gettinĎ defaced, out like Scarface

††††††† G

††† throw your roll money, let me put on my screw face.

†††††††††††††††††† Dm

††† Well, Iím paranoidat the things I said, wonderinĎ

†††††††††††††††††††††† G

††† whatís the penalty from day to day,

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dm

††† Iím hanginĎ out, partyinĎ with girls that never die,

†††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††G

††† you see, I was pickinĎ on the small fries my campaign telling lies.

††††††††††††††††††††††† Dm

†† Was just spreading my love, didnít know my love,

†††††††††††††††††† G

††† was the one holdinĎ the gun, and the glove

††††††††††††††††††††† Dm

††† but itís all good as long as itís understoodd,

†††††††††††††††††† G

††† itís all together now in the hood.

 

††††††††††††† D††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Ghetto superstar, that is what you are,

†††††††††††† Em††††††††††††††††††††††††† A

coming from afar, reaching for the stars.

††††††††††† D††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Run away with me to another place,

†††††††††††† Bm††††††††††††††† A†††††††††††† G

we can rely on each other, ah ah,

†††††††††††† †††Bm†††††††††††† A†††††††††††† D

from one corner to another, ah ha.

 

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(orig. = capo 4th)††† (Pras Michel)