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13. Interesting Times

Akira The Don

  • Uploaded on
    March 1, 2011
  • Recorded at
    Don Studios IV
  • Produced by
    Akira The Don
  • Mixed by
    Akira The Don
  • Mastered by
    Gaz Williams
  • Artwork by
    Akira The Don
  • Additional Personnel
    The guitar and bass parts were written and performed by Brother James Harrison. Blonde Jeremy sang backing vocals.

I was always told that “may you live interesting times” was an old Chinese curse, but it turns out, ironically enough, it came from the lips of John F Kennedy.

I was going to save this for LP3, but I swiftly realized that this song was very much a thing for now, and to hold on to it would be selfish.

You should have seen me recording it. You shouldn’t be able to rap and sing through a grin that wide, but I managed, somehow.

Obviously, I dedicate it to my wife. I can call her that. I am living in the future, after all.

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Lyrics

I watched women in Egypt crying tears of joy on my mobile telephone on the overground from Hackney Wick to Camden on my way to buy my girlfriend an engagement ring
Living In The future I thought, beaming to myself
the women were still crying tears of joy in Egypt when we switched the television on in Stephen Hague's flat in Paris
and when I switched the radio on, they were playing the old dirty bastard
shimmy shimmy ya shimmy yam shimmy yay
give em the mike or they will take it away
them old tricks wont work cos its a new day
its a new level of the game and a new way to play
ave, I say
PAX
DONICUS
ole to every one of us
cos they been bombing us
bumming us
but they failed numbing us
and soon they'll see that it is they that's under us
they say the worlds gone crazy
its amazing to me
if these the last days baby then I'm grateful to be
how fine
to live interesting times
we live in interesting times
we've more than money on our minds
we love each other how sublime
to live interesting times
we live in interesting times
I had this ring in a box, in my left pocket
it kept rattling
I was trying to stop it rattling cos I didn't want to give away the fact that I had a ring in a box
Paris is beautiful
but there is dogshit everywhere
i saw a dictator on a live stream
it was tragic
he thought he was the only motherfucker with the magic
he looked as if he never even dreamed of the day
when the people would come and take his powers away
but they never were his
they were just borrowed
a tissue for your sorrow
we're living in tomorrow
who knows what will follow
I just know what I saw
the thousands amassed
the next day there were more
they used the same words
the words filled with power
a vampire can only devour
and cower in the presence of light
and with many there is might
and you dont need a weatherman to tell when the night is nearly over
and day is dawning
born and bawling
six in the morning
the wind changed and some got stuck with the silly face
that couture dont suit you
we're living in the future
they say the worlds gone crazy
its amazing to me
if these the last days baby then I'm grateful to be
how fine
to live interesting times
we live in interesting times
we've more than money on our minds
we love each other how sublime
to live interesting times
we live in interesting times
now this isn't quite the end of the sotry
and I know some of you at home are wondering what she said.
what do you think she said?
YES!

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