Some 15 year old kid sits on his porch, just half-past noon
Trying to figure out just what he's doing
Why he had to grow up so soon
With all the gangs, all the guns-watcha gonna learn in school
There's got to be some way out of here
He says "Man, this life is cruel"
I knew this Puerto Rican girl who lied to change her life
She changed her name
Her face because the grass looked greener on the other side
She turned her back, she ran away straight into the night
Her friends, her family feel the pain, but she's the one...
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