Ottolenghi

Album: Not Waving, But Drowning (2019)
Charted: 74
  • I was sat up on the train
    Staring out the window at the rain (aye)
    I heard this little lady must've felt the pain
    Ask her mum if the blazing sun'll ever shine again
    I felt ashamed, feel the same not her mother, though
    Nah, started to laugh got her son involved (aye)
    Mention the past like a running joke
    And told her without all the rain there's no stuntin' growth
    Close, ah, to everything and nothing, picture past the honeymoon and bluffing
    Where the wooden spoon is only cuffing
    Shorter the discussion but the roots can't manoeuvre out of nothing
    I've been suffering these dreamy days (ah)
    Remedy and lust don't hold any memories of us
    Rather hold you everyday until the memories are dust
    Yo, we only caught the train cause you know I hate the bus
    Never get enough

    Born and raised
    Made attempts to crawl away
    Find a way to exist and hide your face, some relate
    Leave everything in yesterday

    They ask about the bible I was reading
    Told them that the title was misleading, labelled it jerusalem
    But really it's for cooking middle eastern
    I could see your mind was changing with the seasons, shady for a reason (ah)
    They will start decreasing, leaving like the orange in the evening
    It was creeping through the clouds but now I'm proud to see the images releasing
    I just wish the little lady could've seen it but she was dreaming (ah)
    Reckon she's standing with her mum, saying to her
    "Look, mother, here's the sun", rooted in the moment 'til the memories are done
    So I sit and start to wonder on the woman she'll become
    Wonder if I'll have a son or a daughter
    Ones that I brought up never strong, never telling me to run
    Never tried to find a sum, tryna get it done
    Yo, I wonder if she'll ever be as clever as her mum, one

    Born and raised
    Made attempts to crawl away
    Find a way to exist and hide your face, some relate
    Leave everything in yesterday
    Born and raised
    Made attempts to crawl away
    Find a way to exist and hide your face, some relate
    Leave everything in yesterday

    "Man, we can turn back in a second
    So remember what I'm tryna show you
    This life can be good one minute
    And next minute it can turn bad
    So don't look down on nobody
    'Cause that's how life can turn for everybody
    So remember it's love, everybody
    And I'm gonna look for life, for my time
    Thank you" Writer/s: Benjamin Coyle-Larner, Jordan Rakei
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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