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05. No Excuses

Akira The Don & Air France

  • Uploaded on
    April 18, 2011
  • Recorded at
    Don Studios IV
  • Produced by
    Akira The Don
  • Mixed by
    Akira The Don
  • Mastered by
    Gaz Williams
  • Additional Personnel
    Backing vocals by Mary Turner

No Excuses first appeared on 2009’s The Omega Sanction. It contains a huge chunk of Air France, used with permission.

Lyrics

the lights went out the other day
the meter ran out of electric and i was scrambling around the back of the sofa looking for pennies
i thought, you oughta be rich by now
you ain't a teenager no more
sun still setting dark side of the law
sitting on the floor
wrong end of your twennies
three years ago I was sat on Jimmy Iovine's balcony
turning down his offer of ice cream
basking in the LA sun and quaint praise
he said I could slay the game
but I didn't play the game
so when the gas burns out
i know where to lay the blame
I put a jumper on
and by flashing red bicycle light I find enough cash in my glorious mess to switch the power back on
electric blue flashes down the spine of my machine
disc spins, catches the needle, comes clicking and whirring to life like a box of space termites
screen flickers and glows
im like rah!
Grin contorts my face and splits my bottom lip
I can do anything!
both my legs work
most my senses
my people got my back if i need defences
i put in work
and I dropped the pills
now I got skills
for to pay bills
i work hard for my daily bread
and the roof on top of where I lay my head
I got a bike wot works and an a to z
i make my own landscape like my baby said
I gotta be great
rain or shine's no time for hate
shame like thine i cant relate
my rides here and i shan't be late now
uh,  and i wont wait
no conversation, no debate
no matter what they say i wont abate
my ride's here and i shan't be late now
i was not picked first for the football team
and I was not born with a silver spoon
i dint write this song
but I know right from wrong
and that the night aint long
although that might be wrong
ha!
and i can blame the system
and I can claim to resist them
make a name on the transistor
or be the change I wish to vista
or maybe I can do it all
why sell myself short
just cos I'm not tall
it's not so far to fall
after all
ha!
so no more holding back
no more looking down
no more asking what the use is
no more never nah,
no more excuses
I gotta be great
rain or shine's no time for hate
shame like thine i cant relate
my rides here and i shan't be late now
uh,  and i wont wait
no conversation, no debate
no matter what they say i wont abate
my ride's here and i shan't be late now

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