Normal Gigs


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I don't do normal gigs
I do awkward gigs
I do Yorkshire gigs
You can guarantee that it's not my sort of shit
But I still drag myself up out of my comfort zone cos I love my home
Gripping tight to the dice till it's right for another roll
Cos two things can happen once I exit my safe place
Summat good, or summat bad will take place
Cos I dunno if you didn't know but I'm little known
So promoters booking me aren't guaranteed a ticket sold
Hard sell for them and a hard sell for me
Trying to hustle online with the heartfelt-est tweet
Most people don't go to gigs... even if it's free
And rap is so rarely right live, the reasons tend to be
Bad sound, bad mic technique, bad acoustics
And sound guys that know what they're doing are mad elusive
I don't do normal gigs
I do awkward gigs
Where I support some dick
Whose online presence is glorious
And he can chuck a couple crumbs from the table to the promotion disabled
Cos I'm not able to drum up the same interest
And support slots were once a sure shot
Nowadays groups opening up for big artists will invest
Buy onto the tour, it might open the door
While I hope for applause from my localish audience
And every gig is always on some awkward shit
The money's crap, timing's change, sound is awfulness
"Oh watch out for the the mic lead mate it's a bit dodgy" - course it is
The headliner wants to go on before I spit
So they can get their money and call it quits
Cos this venue's not designed for rap performances
I don't do normal gigs
I do awkward gigs
I do warm up gigs
And act like I motherchuffin' tore that shit
Day after I'm on Twitter and Instagram like the flippin' man
"Bigup to this and that, last night was the friggin' jam"
Rappers are always buzzing after gigs, it was probably lame
Trying to find a pic where you can't tell nobody came
How do you make a room of twelve people look busy
When DJs check their emails and play a whole city?
Hundreds of people packing in to dance
To summat they've listened to for years, man I understand
That's why old bands are killing it
We all love the familiar
Still touring stadiums with albums from last millennium
Give the new guy a look-in
"What's he cooking?"
A track about how his gigs are crap
"F*ck him"
I don't do normal gigs
I do boring gigs
8 acts on, doors at 6
By 9 even the promoter starts to snore and shit
There's a few people with pints
A few here for the night
But they'll speak all the time that you speak on a mic
To me, yeah that's alright
But see what is the point?
Buy a record at the door - go home to your life
But playing live does have its good sides
And it's always when the audience is having a good time
Just right, sound and mic's cool, good level in the monitors
And everyone's bopping along solidly to your offerings
And probably the reason I'm so down on it
Is cos the amount I've done where the sound is shit
Go to Northamptonshire, Corby town for gigs
Cos time and time again man the crowd is sick
But mostly I don't do normal gigs
I don't get booked for the awesome gigs
How can I talk to the audience
When there's four of em?
I don't do normal gigs
I do awkward gigs
I don't do normal gigs

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