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No Apologies (Radio Version)

from No Apologies by Big Div & Noize Creator Epik

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Well they say there’s nothing quite like hindsight, perfect vision
Wish it was the same for foresight
But I’ve got astigmatism
Think I’m talking *****? Aye right, that’ll be the day son
Wee man looks at me like it’s freddy vs jason

“Oh you must be older”, is this cos of John Craven?
Newsround booze hound
**** I musta bin mistaken
See I keep going back
To that generation gap
To be honest I don’t know what the **** is trap

I mind when Big Jay said to keep the beats sounding natural
But some of this sounds artificial, and I’m fiending for the factual
I guess it’s subjective, not into drainpipes or dresses
I don’t get the tattooed faces and the muti-colour braces

I don’t **** with anything but refined sugar, fried food and booze
That's why I find it hard to walk, and only comfy in my mu-mu
Kinda like the difference between Hair, Death and Thrash
who cares if I think it’s gash

This is boom bap chat from that Southside Kodiak,
Big Div on the beats, maaaan we’re takin it right back
“No apologies to those that disagree”
“And if you take offence **** it”
Well then it’s like that

This is boom bap chat from that Southside Kodiak,
Big Div on the beats, daaaaamn we’re takin it right back
“No apologies to those that disagree”
“And if you take offence **** it”
Well then it’s like that

Insane in the membrane for a good few months
Safe to say I clawed my way out those particular dumps
Music is the healer, as was talking some walks
And all the Love from my Mrs helped restart what was stopped

A change in direction, yes yes a whole new career
Helped me reach out and touch
What was far became near
Nah mate (wooft) it really wasn’t very easy
I went from deep winter snows to
Outlook being bright and breezy

Aye the music was in me, though I tried to kill it off
That **** tipped me over, and enough was enough
“I tell all of you, like I told all of them”
Gotta keep that perspective, or things can get rough

“Hold your head high”
Yeah, keep your head up
something to get off your chest?
Head up and speak up,
Don’t mumble, if you stumble, it’s cool, just get the **** up,
It’s alright to feel *****, this spirals on it’s way up


Hip hop and mental health, yes these are my jams now
The two are interlinked for me, I can see clearly how
If I ignore either one, One of my lights goes out,
Things get a bit dimmer, back in creeps the doubt,

Never been a freestyler, but I respect the art,
Never been a battle rapper, aye those boys have got heart,
I think I’ve now reached an age, or maybe it’s just a stage,
Where if I rhyme, I rhyme, I’m just happy to take part

Can’t put a price on happiness, or what keeps you sane
If you’re at odds and your position goes against your grain
Find a way out your dark, I’m telling you it’s possible,
Take a couple of beats, and make the move that’s logical,

One life live it troops, so don’t be afraid to say,
Exactly What’s on your mind, live each and every day,
Be true to yourself, don’t put on an act
Here for a good time not a long time, yup and that’s a fact



from No Apologies, released January 31, 2020


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