So they start smokin', we will never get our day
Until we learn to pray, keep our families in shape
Cuz they all broken, why do ghetto birds die
Before we learn to fly, somebody else should try
Here, he is stating that kids in the ghettos smoke marijuana just to cope with the stress that they are faced with daily. People end up getting killed before they have a chance to make it out of the hood.
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