London is a
Full of opportunity for success
But like the rest of the isle it inhabits, it gets some awful weather
OVER ANALYSIS TIME: The weather part can be seen as referring to the term ‘raining bullets’, and means that no one comes to London because it’s violent.
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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
Epitome of Ride or Die, Tulisa — representing the girl — shows the female’s loyalty to the man, conflicting with Chip’s — the guy — verses saying they should give up if it’s too exhausting to upkeep
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.
Chip reflecting on his Grime Scene Saviour title, and entering the mainstream world while keeping the integrity with said title