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slowthai – Northampton’s Child Lyrics

Northampton’s Child by slowthai


Northampton general 1994
Mixed race baby born
Christmas went a week before
Mum’s 16, family’s poor
Family’s all she needs
How they gonna show her the door
Babyfather’s mum any room at the inn
Military road open doors welcome in
Charlotte’s born, mum’s 17
Search for Rhys, where’s he been

All alone with two kids
Got a flat from the council
[?] the news said that she’s using carrying a pram
Sam wait here I’ll get you a juice quick
Three flights and she gotta do two trips
No electric back to the news’s housing association
Moving fam to the Eastern District, Lings
Number 6 near the garages
Fell in love with a drug dealer
Picked us up in a limousine
I remember lights
Like a movie scene
Took mum to dazzling heights
Where she deserves to be

Only queen lays me up and kept me clean
Tell me right even when I wronged
Wiped my arse and changed nappies
Tell me the time we made it go
12 hour shifts all week
Tell me it never stops
12 hour shifts all week
Only queen lays me up and kept me clean
Tell me right even when I’m wrong
Wiped my arse and changed nappies
Tell me the time we made it go
12 hour shifts all week
Tell me it never stops
Tell her she’s

Loyalty’s royalty that s--- is priceless
Mum took loans to make her home look nice
Worked to the bone to put food on her side
Clothes on the back and the shoes that we like
Only one there when her brother’s on pipe
Only one who cared and dealt with that s----
Stepdad cheating before my brother died
He had no reason the best woman in his life
When my brother was born it was hospital visits
Two g’s alike you know muscular dishes
Shower cuddles and kisses
Up to Oxford to get told in two weeks he ain’t living
When he died we moved up to a village
It was [?] Scunthorpe one Christmas
Then its back to North whats the difference
Stepdad on drugs I think that he’s lost his mind
Three crates a night, she pretending now someone’s dying
I know we’re all angry too
What’s mum done to you
You’re lucky I’m not as big as you
I’ll punch you til my hands turn blue
Kicked us out now we living at Tasha’s
In her living room
Funny how good vibes turn the room to a palace
Dreams come true
Mum told us kids
Just imagine do anything as long as you do it with passion
Have everything no way I can pay you back
I just hope I can make you proud
I’m sorry for the times I was bad
Acting like a spoilt child
You’re the strongest person I know
Made us happy even when you felt down
Always other people first
But I’m thinking for you right now

Only queen
Raised me up and kept me clean
Told me right even when I’m wrong


slowthai Lyrics


“Northampton’s Child” Release Date: May 17, 2019