Take It Back
I'm not a rapper, I'm a singer with a flow I've got a habit of spitting Quicker lyrics you know You found me ripping the writtens Out of the pages they sit in And never once I get bitten Because plagiarism is hidden Which I would sit on the rhythm Prisoner with a vision Signs of a label, but didn't listen to any criticism Thought you knew but you didn't So perk your ears up and listen Studio is a system And you could say that I'm driven And now it's on to the next saga We drink the best lager I never tried to win you over Like your stepfather I do my own thing now, and get respect after And I'm avoiding cocaine like it was Get Carter For four years I never had a place to stay But it's safe to say that it kept me grounded like a paperweight At sixteen years old, yeah I moved out of my home I was Macy Gray I tried to say goodbye and I choked And went from sleeping at the subway station To sleeping with a movie star and adding to the population Not my imagination, I don't wanna relax Would it hurt your reputation if I put it on wax? I'll take it back now Mmmm c'mon and take it back love C'mon and take it back for us Don't you fade into the back love No I take it back with the rhythm and blues With my rap pack I'll be singing the news Trying to act like Jack Black when I bring 'em to school I'll make a beat with my feet by just hitting a loop Bringing the lyrics to prove that I can fit in these shoes I give you the truth through the vocal booth Stars burst out on the scene like an opal fruit They try and take aim like Beckham when he goes to shoot But then again that's what they're supposed to do And I'm supposed to be calm I tattooed the lyrics onto my arm Whispering everything that happens is from now on I'll be ready to start again at the end of the song Still their claiming that I handled it wrong But then I never had an enemy, except for NME But I'll be selling twice as many copies as the magazines will ever be With only spectacles ahead of me and festival fees I'm healthier than a Dalmatian on Pedigree Singing for the masses Rubber dinghy rapids Keep this rapping a habit And keep on passioning magic I'm battling for respect I don't know if I'll have it This songs from the heart Cover the planet I'll take it back now Mmmm c'mon and take it back love C'mon and take it back for us Don't you fade into the back love No Take it back now Now I don't ever want to be perfect Cause I'm a singer that you Never want to see shirtless And I accept the fact that someone has to win worst-dressed Taking my first steps into the scene Giving me focus Putting on a brave face, like Timothy Dalton Considering a name change Thinking it was hopeless Rhyming over recordings Avoiding tradition Cause every day some lyrics And a melody can be written Now absence can make your heart break But drinking absinthe can change your mind-state, vividly I need to let my liver be And I say it again Living life on the edge With a closed hand full of friends Is good advice from a man Who took his life on the road with me And I hope to see him blowing up globally Cause that's how it's supposed to be I'm screaming out vocally It might seem totally impossible Achieving life's dreams But, but I just write schemes I'm never having a stylist, giving me tight jeans Madison Square Garden is where I might be But more likely You'll find me in the back Room of a dive bar with my mates Having a pint with McDaid Discussing records we made And every single second knowing That we'll never betray The way we were raised Remembering our background Sat down That's how we plan it out It's time to take it back now Mmmm c'mon and take it back love C'mon and take it back for us Don't you fade into the back love No Mmmm c'mon and take it back love C'mon and take it back for us Don't you fade into the back love No
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