Monthly Archives October 2014

The Hurricane

I have met too many people, I have known that from the start
I have wasted far too much and now there’s nothing in my heart
Signed a contract with the devil and he came to pick my soul
I have missed the crucial turning, now there’s nowhere left to go
I have sold the real things for a dose of bling bling
I have lost the game I didn’t even know I had played
I have gone too far and now there is no turning back
What I thought was rainbow turned out to be black

Outside my window I can hear a hurricane
There is no one here to hold me, and mom, I am scared
There are monsters living under my bed
I have seen them before — and not only in my head
When I look into the mirror I can’t see a reflection
When I look into the sky I can only see a fraction
For so long I have been gone that I forgot the way back
What I thought was rainbow turned out to be black

Wrap your heart in a bag, throw it into the sea
Lose the key, get a deal, you can have everything
Sensoric deprivation, travel station to station,
Can you ever find the baggage you have left behind?
I have seen too much and now I wish I was blind
I have said too much and now there’s nothing left to hide
For so long I have travelled I forgot the way back
What I thought was rainbow turned out to be black

Shit Ain’t True

Frank:
Don’t let em front you
To saying you can’t move without em
Fuck em I tell em this ain’t new
We been some hustlers since it began dude
Ain’t gon’ be trippin ova some bitch ass dude
They so vain I tell em this ain’t you
You keep it sensitive but this shit ain’t true
These niggas can’t do nothing that I can’t do
That she can’t do
That he can’t do
That you can’t do
That we can’t do

On a Saturday night, right before five a.m.
You broke up with me via an SMS
I wasn’t even worth a phone call to you
But that’s okay cos that shit wasn’t true

I would maybe cry but I already knew
That you were lying when you said ‘I love you’
I could see right through you and I knew what you meant
Glad you didn’t go on faking your love for rent, oh no

Frank:
Don’t let em front you
To saying you can’t move without em
Fuck em I tell em this ain’t new
We been some hustlers since it began dude
Ain’t gon’ be trippin ova some bitch ass dude
They so vain I tell em this ain’t you
You keep it sensitive but this shit ain’t true
These niggas can’t do nothing that I can’t do
That she can’t do
That he can’t do
That you can’t do
That we can’t do

Ray:
I’ve been meaning to tell you oh so many things
But you never shut up to let me chip in
Always spent my money, cos you never had any
Bitch, you ain’t half as good a catch as you think

For my birthday you didn’t even get me a card
Guess the problem was a message you would have to write
Only thing I’ve done wrong was sticking with you so long
Love has made me stupid, but now it is gone, oh, gone

Frank:
Don’t let em front you
To saying you can’t move without em
Fuck em I tell em this ain’t new
We been some hustlers since it began dude
Ain’t gon’ be trippin ova some bitch ass dude
They so vain I tell em this ain’t you
You keep it sensitive but this shit ain’t true
These niggas can’t do nothing that I can’t do
That she can’t do
That he can’t do
That you can’t do
That we can’t do

Ray:
I knew you loved my money
It was quite obvious, honey
You liked the blowjobs, I could tell
In bed we did quite well
So please stop calling every week
Telling me how you’d like to meet
I loved you till the very end
But I’ve no interest in you as a friend

When you texted me up the other night
To tell me that you miss me and don’t wanna fight
All I could think of was, you deadbeat
If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
Why would I even want to have you as a friend?
To give you some more money that you could spend?
There’s nothing that I want to do with you
Stop calling me bitch, cos that shit ain’t true!

Frank:
Don’t let em front you
To saying you can’t move without em
Fuck em I tell em this ain’t new
We been some hustlers since it began dude
Ain’t gon’ be trippin ova some bitch ass dude
And nigga if I did it I think you can too
These niggas can’t do nothing that I can’t do
That she can’t do
That he can’t do
That you can’t do
That we can’t do
Man I had a dream and that shit became true
These niggas can’t do nothing that I can’t do
That she can’t
That he can’t do
That you can’t do

(Ocean/Grant) Contains sample of “American Wedding” as performed by Frank Ocean.

Chaotic Guerilla

I have nothing in common with the man on the telly
who tells me that he knows what’s good for me
you don’t know shit man, I will never believe
that you even suspect how it feels to be me

All I do all day is dick around
all I want to do is just as much
I don’t give a shit about politics
I don’t want your advice, all I wanna do is

set things on fire (set things on fire)
I wanna see the flames, I want to destroy
set things on fire (set things on fire)
I wanna burn all your beautiful toys

I don’t give a shit about credit crunch
I was poor before and I am still poor now
no one will ever sell me their house
I can’t even afford a second hand car

I don’t want a job, you must be insane
the dole may suck but a job kills your brain
I’m meant for so much bigger things
while I wait for them to happen all I wanna do is

set things on fire (set things on fire)
I wanna see the flames, I want to destroy
set things on fire (set things on fire)
I wanna burn all your beautiful toys
set things on fire (set things on fire)
I want to feel the heat and I want to destroy
set things on fire (set things on fire)
I wanna burn all your beautiful toys

I wanna teach your kids how to booze
I want to teach them to break loose
I want to smash your face, kick your ribs and enjoy
I don’t want to build, I want to destroy

(Grant)

Experience

experience you once feared and craved
is now a part of your each day
who would have thought you could get used
to living that new way
do you remember, once you had a life
do you remember, once you had a kid and a wife?

Give me another time (give me time)
give me another day and night
and maybe after, and maybe after that
I’ll change my mind
but not tonight

sometimes you think back to the days
before you found real pleasure
before you discovered how the world
denies you all its treasures
why did they keep it away from you so long?
and why do they keep saying that it’s wrong?

Give me another time (give me time)
give me another day and night
and maybe after, and maybe after that
I’ll change my mind
but I don’t think I will
because I don’t think I can
and I am not yet ready for the end

Give me another time (give me time)
give me another day and night
and maybe after, and maybe after that
I’ll change my mind
but not tonight

Come Into My House

I want somebody to love me
Somebody to hold my hand
I want somebody to treat me right
somebody to understand

With all the pain and all the shame
With all the baggage that I carry
I want someone to love me the way I am

Somebody to love me
(Come into my house, and feel alright)
Somebody to love me
(Come into my house, and feel alright)

I need somebody to be there
Somebody to treat me right
But all I get is just some company
To spend the night

I want to share my night and day
To share my life all the way
I want someone to love me the way I am

Somebody to love me
(Come into my house, and feel alright)
Somebody to love me
(Come into my house, and feel alright)
Somebody to love me
(Come into my house, and feel alright with me)

Baby I’ve been waiting
Stop your hesitating
It’s quite devastating
When you’re not with me

Time goes by so slowly
I’ve been feeling lonely
Come into my house
and feel alright with me

(Grant)

Louder

We’re living in a real cruel world
where dreamers are not in demand
it’s generation take take take
your life is only in your hands
to get what you are looking for
you need to scream and shout for more
the place is here and time is now
what are you waiting for?

If you get what you want, ask for more
if you don’t know what you want, make sure
if you can get one, ask for a fiver
if you don’t get what you want —
— get louder

The weak ones will be eaten alive
on the mad race to the top
it’s like a rollercoaster ride
but it never goes down, it goes up up up
and there’s no time to look back
look forward, push and fight
you have to win and you can do it
it is your given right

If you get what you want, ask for more
if you don’t know what you want, make sure
if you can get one, ask for a fiver
if you don’t get what you want —
— get louder

one day your turn will come to pass
so you should sleep with your eyes open
if there are people on your way
use them to get as close as you can to the top

If you get what you want, ask for more
if you don’t know what you want, make sure
if you can get one, ask for a fiver
if you don’t get what you want —
— get louder

(Grant)

(I Wonder Why) My Career’s In Danger

My marketing gave 100 percent
My street teams are just excellent
There is no dime that I haven’t spent
But people tell me my career’s in danger

There is no journo that I haven’t bribed
I flashed my tits and cracked a smile
I fucked the Hello editor all night
But my label tells me my career’s in danger

‘Not so much a has been, more a never was’
That, my dear, was the exact quote
‘She might be famous but she’ll never be a star’
‘Couldn’t sing to save her life’

Popjustice won’t review my song
Pop music blogs label it a joke
I just don’t know what I’m doing wrong
Why people tell me my career’s in danger

Front pages are mine from London to New York
Yet they all seem to think that I’m a dork
I flashed my pussy but that also didn’t work
People still tell me my career’s in danger

‘Not so much a has been, more a never was’
That, my dear, was the exact quote
‘She might be famous but she’ll never be a star’
‘Couldn’t sing to save her life’

I married a footballer but it didn’t help
I tried to dance for England but I only came third
I mentioned my friend George and now he doesn’t call
I wonder how my career’s in danger?!

‘Not so much a has been, more a never was’
That, my dear, was the exact quote
‘She might be famous but she’ll never be a star’
‘Couldn’t sing to save her life’

‘Not so much a has been, more a never was’
That, my dear, was the exact quote
‘She might be famous but she’ll never be a star’
‘Couldn’t sing to save her life’

‘We’re afraid that the album’s on hold’
‘Concerts are cancelled, cos nobody wants to come’
‘You need to cover My Heart Will Go On’
I wonder what went wrong?!

(Grant)

Down Down Down

I’ve been missing you today
Oh, I know you’re not for me
I’ve been told that’s not the way
Yet I still won’t set you free

But I go down, down, down
Yes I go down, down, down
When you’re around

I met you on the street today
You were with him, I was alone
This is such a wrong thing to say
yet I wished I stayed at home

Cos I go down, down, down
Yes I go down, down, down
When you’re around

It feels so inadequate
That you were with him today

Yet another ruined day
Oh, I should have stayed at home
I feel sadness and dismay
When I’m with you and when I’m alone

Cos I go down, down, down
Yes I go down, down, down
When you’re around and when you’re not around
When you’re around and when you’re not around

(Grant)

Press Play

Other people wouldn’t understand
but this is what we want to do
this is the way I want to feel
and you can make my wishes come true

It’s cold outside, so can you make me warm?
Don’t let me go home, please don’t let me go

Let’s play
I won’t go home tonight
Let’s play
Limit my movements and then
Press play
Everything will be alright
Let’s play
Please, let me see you again

It’s dark or maybe I’m just blind
I cannot speak or move
I feel familiar heat on my skin
please do whatever you want to do

Your hands lead me safely to hell and back
I trust you fully even when it hurts

Let’s play
I won’t go home tonight
Let’s play
Limit my movements and then
Press play
Everything will be alright
Let’s play
Please, let me see you again

Let’s play
I won’t go home tonight
Let’s play
Limit my movements and then
Press play
Everything will be alright
Let’s play
Please, let me see you again

(Grant)

City Lights

I’m all alone inside the night
I’m trapped between the city lights
small glowing cages of loneliness
the streets that seem to never end
the cars that swallowed green, green grass
huge, pricey stores of metal and glass
things that I can live without
and no-one who could help me out

At night city lights make the stars invisible
At night city lights make the stars invisible

I turn around and disappear
among the shapes of night and fear
I’m walking quickly not to hear
the screams behind my back, so near
don’t want to see those people fight
I’m scared of darkness and of light
don’t want to see, don’t want to hear
and all I feel is panic fear

At night city lights make the stars invisible
At night city lights make the stars invisible
At night city lights make the stars invisible
At night city lights make the stars invisible

The concrete jungle, glass and steel
where money rules and money kills
you’d better watch and stay awake
otherwise you’ll never see the day

At night city lights make the stars invisible
At night city lights make the stars invisible
At night city lights make the stars invisible (don’t go out don’t turn off the light better stay at home and watch the fight)
At night city lights make the stars invisible

(Grant)