If Elvis's In the Ghetto was a guess for me, you're close, but no cigar. The man who wrote this has a big Elvis fetish and has covered In the Ghetto. If that doesn't give it away, I don't know what does.
I just noticed this post, what a brill idea, Bubs!! :) So....I've got one...lets see who can get it!
And now they're trying
To take my life away
Forever young I cannot stay...hey!
On every corner I can see that knife
They don't know my name
They don't know my kind
They're after you without promises
They're after you to sign your life away...