Keys here is contrasting the romanticized image of New York portrayed in media with the less than peaceful reality of the city. Then again, New York is always a target in the movies
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Saying he is the supreme one, and his imitators cannot reach him because they can’t surpass basic levels
Why he puts avoiding police separate from ‘finding peace’ is weird. Can be suggesting that he’s realised he’ll be a criminal for all his life, which is a bit of a downer
…Not as much as Downing though, eh, EH — Ah I’ll just leave you to it
Important to know that the first few lines (up to Alone is…) is spent singing, a la Eminem
Smart wordplay here with keys; he’s saying that he doesn’t want to be jailed and pass through prison doors because of his coke distributions
Just a heads-up, the lyrics in brackets are Green’s rapping hook.
Non-bracket = rock singer hook
Cos there’s alwaaaayyys a girl
The definition of making love
Fame was newly found for Chip — majority of his life was spent on a Tottenham estate
So this different appearance is strange cos he felt the same as before
I can sense your wackness.
My presence is felt throughout the charts.
The presence of diamonds
Here he is making reference to the other UK artists who ask him for collaborations as his success is rising. However he states that if the song is ‘wack’ that means he declined them a verse or hook. If it is an epic single on the other hand his presence lyrically is there.