So Close

Album: Youth (2017)
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  • Why'd you have to give up? (Why? Why? Why?)
    Why'd you have to give up now, when we were so close?
    When we were so close
    I swear this could've been us (Why? Why? Why?)
    Imagine where we'd be right now
    'Cause we were so close
    Yeah, we were so close

    Wow, few years ago, we were on the radio that weren't legal
    Now you're scary yo, yo take control of your ego
    This real so your fake to the mandem now
    When I came with my sound, I made the mandem proud
    You used to be comfortable just tryna be the best in your area
    I was never satisfied, I'm tryna be the best from this era
    You said you've been depressed, you was re-addressing your career
    So I took a UberX when I could've came in my Carrera
    Just to make you feel better
    Just to make you feel worth something I showed you that I cared
    I admit that I went ghost and didn't phone you for two years
    Ain't easy breaking through glass ceilings, we fighting wars out here
    We fighting wars out here, yeah I out ran that here
    So it's okay throw shade like those sorta shorts I wear
    Yeah, 'cause if I lose the fame, don't know whose to blame
    I'd probably do the same
    Last level of a computer game, you can't clock
    But don't lose faith, it ain't too late

    This fight ain't even over, the bell didn't even ring
    There's no blood on the towel, so why'd you throw it in
    You could've tried believing but you're leavin'
    You could've tried believing but you're leavin'

    Ah, living insomnia, billin' up ganja
    Tryna get bigger on Myspace, bigger on Tumblr
    So a little bit of myself in you, you was just a bit younger
    Switching your line and ringing my phone on private number
    Told me you was ready for the world, yeah I can see you had a hunger
    Said I'm gonna make them respect me, like Dizzee and DJ Wonder
    Remember how your wifey went on stage, got a bit drunker
    Didn't wanna share no limelight, now you wanna steal my thunder
    Tripled my net worth, 'cause I'm rich in karma
    Even let you come to my studio, get you bits mixed and mastered
    Always showed love as an artist
    Celebrate it when you charted
    Then you started going on darky, wonder why the hype never lasted
    You can tell lies for a whole lifetime but the truth is a bastard
    We was with you on the phone till late, those times when you was at your darkest
    Now apart from your African friend's house, you ain't seeing no red carpets
    Had a whole world in your finger tips and now your so way past it

    This fight ain't even over, the bell didn't even ring
    There's no blood on the towel, so why'd you throw it in
    You could've tried believing but you're leavin'
    You could've tried believing but you're leavin'

    Why'd you have to give up? (Why? Why? Why?)
    Why'd you have to give up now, when we were so close?
    When we were so close
    I swear this could've been us (Why? Why? Why?)
    Imagine where we'd be right now
    'Cause we were so close
    Yeah, we were so close

    (Yeah, Bugzy Malone)
    I was sitting in the back of a car with tears rolling down my face
    I didn't wanna cry but I know the streets aren't safe
    I know the police don't play, they've gotta be on my case
    There's only so many crimes that can take place before they observe it
    I was on a reministic ting but I didn't wanna miss this time
    I was studying, so I watched Giggs's, then I watched K Koke, then I watched Nines
    But when I say this, couldn't agree with this shit
    I'm one of the realest out here, man make music, man don't bitch
    So I jumped out the car, in a different town
    Wiped off the tears, no turning around
    Told myself, watch man do my ting
    They're gonna be like London's burning down
    Gonna be like London's burning down
    I've been grinding five years, four mixtapes, 1 EP;
    Never got a retweet, watch how it changes now Writer/s: AARON DAVIES, GUY SEBASTIAN, NANA BEDIAKO ROGUES, PATRICK OKOGWU
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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