When you’re living in the ghetto paradise
[Chorus]
Only the fittest
[Chorus]
You living that life in the ghetto paradise

You better open up your eyes
And read between the lines
Gotta read between the lines
But even if you try
After the sunset comes the darkness of the night
Wah sweet you will rotten your teeth
Dem trick we and dem buy we

You couldn’t live some ah we life
Survival
You gotta live to save your life
Still a ghetto paradise and mi nah apologise
Living in the ghetto, ghetto paradise
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[Bridge]

The darkest hours of the night is just before daylight
You gotta live to save your life
You living the life in the ghetto paradise
After the sunset comes the darkness of the night
You better take my foolish advice
Di government ah lie
It Slippery and it slidey
[Intro]
And in the streets it nuh nice and easy
Shall make it out of this jungle alive
Jah is my witness
You say you living in a paradise
When you’re living in the ghetto paradise
Living in the ghetto, ghetto paradise
Two party ah flex like a party dem inna
Good god of Moses and Rodney the Killer
Train line mi born mi nuh born inna villa
Spend a little of your time
You giggle and you smile
Riverton ah bun, di likkle pickney dem a cry
Pretty and it nice
Survival
Can hardly survive as a blasted singer
Life never sweet like ah chocolate vanilla

Poor people fed up and we can’t sim simmer
Even though Jamaica nice
Even though Jamaica nice
Poverty whistle like a Christmas breeze, yeah
Cah, the government buy arms give the killer
You’ve gotta read between the lines
Have a right foot like a David Villa

Di chicken and di fries
And then you talk how Jamaica nice
Him mother still ah sell inna market
Jamaica spiritually irie
Di chubby bottle dem ah pile up on the river side
After the sunset comes the darkness of the night
Weh still ah fool dem and a school dem and a khaki dem in
[Chorus]
Jamrock is a precious stone still it’s far from a diamond, take it from I man
Better open up your eyes
You better open up your eyes
Living in the ghetto, ghetto paradise

Living in the ghetto paradise

Much less a baller who is a rahtid winger
Living in the ghetto, ghetto paradise
[Verse 2]
And den you talk how Jamaica sweet
Shot a beat, ghetto youths can’t sleep
[Verse 1]
Mi nuh know how mi survive the hardship weh in ya
Likkle monkey watch how you ah talk to Gorilla
You gotta live to save your life

Even though Jamaica nice
Accepting presents from foreign government