1980

Album: The 18th Day (2004)
Charted: 14
  • Yo yo yo

    I grew up in the 1980's
    In a four bedroom house
    My family, my grandma,
    Three or four aunties
    Uncles and brothers
    In and out of prison daily
    At certain times when there was no heat
    We stay under covers
    There was life like u never seen
    Grandma taking extra people in
    Come dinner time it was tippin' 18
    Boil a big pot of water on the stove to take a bath
    Rub my face with olive oil
    All my mates used to laugh
    All my cousin's moved out
    We all got divided
    As i started to get older I seen God providing
    I've seen 50 pound last 3 months solid
    I got my first pair of Nikes we were still eating porridge
    Me and my cousin used to play Mel and Kim
    Practising dancin'
    Coming down the stairs and ting
    I touched Africa and came back darker
    Knowing myself
    Feeling my roots a little bit harder

    1980 Year that God made me
    89 I started to get by
    99 I started to write rhymes
    Walk with me reminisce my life
    So then we moved up

    1980 Year that God made me
    89 I started to get by
    99 I started to write rhymes
    Walk with me reminisce my life
    So then we moved up

    I thought I was the Fresh Prince
    Dynasty was re-runs and Dallas was faded
    With three beds this time and six kids
    We got a doggy that dog loved to shit
    My brother got his first pair of LA gears
    He thought they were to take pictures of instead of wear
    I started hanging out and my jeans got tighter
    My weird neighbors set their own house on fire
    Church was all day every day and every week
    That's where i learned how to sing
    Hearing that pastor preach
    Benediction was all we went for
    So we could run home and play connect four
    Mum worked late and we learnt to cook
    Rice peas chicken and stew pea soup
    In the room watching Kung-Fu films
    And Cleopatra Joans
    Wishing we were Cosby kids and the match stick girls

    1980 Year that God made me
    89 I started to get by
    99 I started to write rhymes
    Walk with me reminisce my life
    So then we moved up

    1980 Year that God made me
    89 I started to get by
    99 I started to write rhymes
    Walk with me reminisce my life
    So then we moved up

    The man downstairs was dead for three weeks
    His own cat started eating him
    The house starts to wreak
    That's when we moved out
    And our house was bigger
    We had a large garage and the attic was killer
    We used to pray for three hours in the mornin'
    Sitting on the school bus
    Believe we was yawning
    All our hair was stuck down to our foreheads
    Jam curls, splits, dorags and pin curls yes
    Sexy boys walking round showing interest
    In what I don't know 'cause we all had flat chests
    Don't think we never mastered the kid and play steps
    Doowop for days in the boggle yep
    But this is just the beginning of my life right,
    Nine kids a house and one life time
    Yo, the beginning of my life right
    Nine kids a house in one life time Writer/s: RICHARD SHELTON, KEVIN VENEY, LOREN HILL, LINDA CREED, THOM BELL, E. SWARAY, H. SWARAY
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management
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