by Dave

Album: Psychodrama (2019)
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  • Like man was saying, bruv
    Many nights man prayed, bruv
    Somewhere someone's gonna help me through this, man
    Someone is gonna help bring me out of this shit, y'know?
    Time, it took a while for man to recognise, boy, who you were gonna send
    And you know what? Mans, I'm very proud
    I'm very happy to see it's one of my own init, y'know?
    And boy, I know none of this is easy, y'know?
    I'm just proud to be, to be witnessing what's going on, man, y'know?

    I don't know where to start
    But I just done my first psychodrama
    And I hope the world hears my craft
    I'm excited man, I pray you get to hear my craft
    From our childhood, our mother didn't hear me laugh
    I'm presenting you the future, I don't fear my past
    I ain't got a tattoo anywhere near my arms
    But best believe on my sleeves is where I wear my heart
    Do you know how easy it is to be a sinner?
    How many losses you need before you can be a winner?
    Reason with a criminal that needs to eat a dinner
    Is it survival of the fittest or is he a killer?
    Losing dad was big, losing you was even bigger
    Never had a father and I needed you to be the figure
    We're forgetting that we had a brother that was even bigger
    We were figures just tryna figure out who could be a figure

    My brothers never spoke to each other when I was growing up
    I remember tryna to build a bridge, I wasn't old enough
    I pray I can hold the game for as long as you man can hold a grudge
    Years went by I know it's fucked, I had to hold it up for mummy on my own
    I know it's tough, I got the coldest blood
    I remember when you got sentenced and I was throwing up
    It's like they took a piece of my freedom when I had opened up
    I just lost the only fucking person that I idolised
    For my entire life I copied you to the finest line
    Bro, I have a flame in my mind I'm trying to firefight
    The pill I had to swallow wasn't bitter, it was cyanide
    I learn over time, separation issues I describe
    Are probably the reasons that I struggle feeling anything
    I ain't got a vision of a marriage or a wedding ring
    It's world domination in music or it ain't anything
    I'm obsessed, focused on the objective
    Tell a don yes, disagree, I object
    Used to treat my women like an object
    Girls want a monster come and see I'm the Loch Ness
    Settle for a lot less
    I just hope you're proud of me brother, it's been a long stretch
    You're my hero and prior to this, I was living on the edge like a house on a cliff
    But now I'm living in the present like my house was a gift
    I'm going psycho, this scene's mine bro
    Rappers wanna diss me, it's only online though
    They put the mic and soft in the micro
    Soft? Not I, bro
    Swimming's the only time I can lie though
    And lemme be genuine
    Anybody rich my age is American, kicking ball or inherited
    It only makes sense I'm independent knowing everything it happened how I'm telling it
    You niggas aren't getting it
    I'm coming from the struggle I survived and I'm still here
    Used to bump trains that's two ways, I don't feel fear
    I don't know trust, I know a tight bond will tear
    Like a good wig, I can't tell you if it's real here
    I'm from south London, brother, people getting killed here
    You can make a mill' but you can lose it if you're still here
    I lost over 30 grand to family, I'm still here
    The word don't appeal to me, you steal from me I'm still here
    Bro, I wasn't made for this
    I don't get a break, but I'm aware of what breaking is
    I wish you could take a hint as well as you can take the piss
    I don't even speak to our brother, man, I just pray for him
    It's never too late for him
    Life is at it's craziness, walls started caving in
    All the things I've seen would turn a theist, atheist
    I didn't get 99 marks in English, I was faking it
    I got 98 'cause I don't know what a vacation is

    If you saw God what would you say to him?
    If given the chance would you have taken it?
    If you could rewind time what would you change in it?
    Do you believe in what an angel is?
    Furthermore, do you believe in what the devil is?
    Do you believe that I can illustrate what Streatham is
    Then break the fourth wall and base Lesley on my relatives?
    I'm grateful for my life because I aimed for this
    Every bad moment every single fucking day of this
    People looking at me, that's what fame can bring
    But to understand the stairs, you take steps then retrace the shit
    I tell my circle, the future's ours, we're shaping it
    The past is just the reason I had came to this
    I thank God for the pain because it made me this

    I don't know if you remember those days, bruv
    In them days, there was one night in particular, bruv
    Came home and for some reason man put on a beat
    We were just in the front room, freestyling, bar for bar
    I don't even know how old you was these times, bruv
    Probably about, hmm, ten? Ten, nine?
    Yeah, man, if I think about it now, think about the transition
    Them days there, you had no bars, but to be real, did anyone? You know what I mean
    It's all context bruv, it was mad fun but
    But to see the stuff you're doing today, proper man, you what I mean?
    Thinking man's definitely blessed to see how the whole thing's come together
    From time, I think it was 'JKYL+HYD' man, you played man that one there
    Man was thinking, "Yo, this one here is a banger" bruv
    I remember when I heard that one live on the airwaves for the first time bruv
    We was pumping it
    Man come to my door was like, "Rah man, that's a bit loud you know?"
    I'm like, "Fam, that's my brudda"
    He was like, "Yeah?"
    And you know, on your birthday, man sent you a little card
    And it begins
    'Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him,
    "The Lord has not chosen these."
    So he asked Jesse, "Are these all the sons you have?"
    "There is still the youngest," Jesse answered, "but he's tending the sheep."
    Samuel said, "Send for him, we will not sit down to eat until he arrives."
    So he sent and had him brought in. He was ruddy
    With a fine appearance and handsome features
    And then the Lord said, "Rise and anoint him, he's the one."
    Bro, you know what that means?
    Say no more man Writer/s: Alexander Alexi Von Guggenberg, David Orobosa Omoregie, Fraser Lance Thorneycroft Smith, Joshua Bruce Williams, Margaret C Eckford
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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