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Bugzy Malone – Welcome To The Hood Lyrics

Welcome To The Hood Lyrics РBugzy Malone (ft. Emeli Sand̩)

And I say welcome to the hood
Welcome to the hood
Welcome to the place where nothing ever ends up good
And they say you’re a disgrace if you can’t find yourself a job
Around here there’s either been a draught and then there’s been a flood
No one ever built an ark for anybody from the block
Man are trying to ring the heavens but God never gets in touch
For certain people it’s a must to come across as tough
Cos you don’t want to be a victim when Berettas start to bust
And I say welcome to the hood
Welcome to the hood where no one teaches you to love because we’re all products of lust
We learn to tell a lie before we even learn to trust
And then we see how people die as if the sorrow ain’t enough
So-and-so killed so-and-so I struggle to keep up
A victim of knife crime it hit him in the lung
The press are making articles expressing their disgust
But where there’s no opportunity survival is a must
And I say welcome to the hood
Welcome to the hood
Where boredom leads to depression, depression leads to drugs
And drugs numb the pain of all the fucked up stuff
That you have to see when you’re forced into growing up
Nobody’s responsible everybody’s corrupt
And school’s a waste of time cos we’re learning out of books
And when you’re academic you get taken for a mug
Cos mathematics won’t help when you’re in a puddle of blood
And I say welcome to the hood
Welcome to the hood
Feels like the only thing that ever settles is the dust
We try and keep it clean but the stress builds up
And it was all a dream until Biggie got shot

Welcome to the place that I call home
Be careful it don’t turn your heart to stone
Welcome to the war I’m battling
You live or you die, you lose or you win

And I say welcome to the hood
Welcome to the hood
The person they call mental health is the person that we call Mum
We either don’t have a dad or we have more than one
And we’re told to fly the nest before we even learn to run
You don’t have to be a soldier here to hold a gun
And watching other people suffer is what we consider fun
“Cause suffering is standard, you’ll have to toughen up”
At least that’s what your mother tells you when she’s fully drunk
People steal for a living, and end up in the can
It’s Miles easier in jail, but you wouldn’t understand
Being a criminal is not part of the plan
But how are you supposed to work when nobody will take you on
So I say welcome to the hood
Welcome to the hood
Depression and anxiety gets swept under the rug
These gangsters ain’t family
Welcome to the club because there’s plenty of gangsters in a City full of Thugs
Being born into the politics of poverty is rough
You can look down your nose holes but only God can judge
Most of us are afraid to pray to the above
Cause Pac said there ain’t no heaven for a Thug
Welcome to the hood
Welcome to the hood
Welcome to the place when nothing ever ends up good
And they say that you’re a disgrace if you can’t find yourself a job
Around here there’s either been a draught then there’s been a flood

Welcome to the place that I call home
Be careful it don’t turn your heart to stone
Welcome to the war I’m battling
You live or you die you lose or you win

You see there ain’t no heaven for a thug
Seems like my good ain’t ever good enough
Feels like I’m running running out of love
You live or you die you lose or you win

They say there ain’t no heaven for a thug
Seems like my good ain’t ever good enough
Feels like I’m running running out of love
You live or you die, you lose or you win

Welcome to the place that I call home
Be careful it don’t turn your heart to stone
Welcome to the war I’m battling
You live or you die you lose or you win

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