Words

On this page we will post a selection of Lyrics from our recent album ‘Shuffle’. We will keep updating them but if you’d like to see any songs in particular posted here please get in touch. Enjoy

All words written by MC Jonezy

Mama Needs A Hand

So as I sit watching
Staring at the sea
Seeing her reflection as she sees me
In her own eyes
The universe unfolds, revolves, rotates
At a constant rate my heart beats
So it completes a full cycle
Her breath into mine, divine
Each time she gives birth to her son
Like the darkness that was there before
His rays warming my skin
And within my soul
To quench my thirst
Her waters burst
Cleansing, refreshing
This heated dry vessel of her own creation
But with no hesitation
Sacrificed her son for the moon she embraces
As she sleeps, she weeps
Her tears form oceans, seas and rivers
But she carries and delivers
Again and again
For us to see
Some say “see what?”
But don’t what
If she wants to stop her unselfish act
No cycle, no rotation, no life
Technology, we seem to be so precise
But our tracks mark her veins
Now she’s forced to vomit toxic rains
Her water’s blocked, dam
Can’t you see that Mama needs a hand

Mama needs a hand
Like before when we were keepers everything kept to a balance
Can’t you see she needs a hand?
Cause and effect we leave our mark she feels the strain and just can’t manage
As we manoeuvre across this land
Can’t you see she needs a hand?
Mama needs a hand

And now her bones scrape and break
As the earth shakes and oceans rise
We dig deep
Remove her fertile flesh with steel teeth and leave cavities
Refill with unnatural debris
She can’t breathe because poisons leave her numb
Now her son not only warms us
But warns us of the troubles to come
Seasons are undone
The blue veins that used to run are now just dry dust beds
Wearily she lays her head on once green hills
But the shade of her forest no longer covers her depths
Tight chest with each out breath, hear her wheeze
She still sees some good deeds but needs more
We no longer understand the roles handed down to us through ancestral lines
Once roots entwined with spines, but now disconnected and left behind
New age convenience leaves our hands tied
Hardcore covers pores and sores leak what we sow
We feed on greed
Harvesting impurities while unbalanced insecurities tip the scales
Now we bathe in the blood that stains her petals from the thorns left in her side
By by-standing we’re fooling ourselves
Yeah, time heals
But the cut and paste replace just puts off what we face
And she’ll always hold her place as she did since time began
But for now her heart melts lands into dry sands
Can’t you see Mama needs a hand?

Let It All Out

Ain’t no time for life on stand by
Once it’s past you can’t retrieve it
I’m still tuning into channels
Stuck in static
Picking up pieces
Stepped out of the deleted scenes
I’d put myself into the outtakes
So I can’t see myself in the pictures that they make
I started to feel safe here
But now the walls are closing in again
Had some time to search the scene
But they caught me in the freeze frame
Tried to change the reels
My lines got stuck in the recording
Now I let them make their own minds up about rewinding or fast-forwarding
Feel like they missed the curtain call
And only some caught the first act
If an act was all it was up on stage
Not about to turn back
Pause for thought
Cut
Final act, now that’s a rap
Turn this short play into a life say
Readjusted changed the format
Where’s my heads at
When I move too slow
This needle grates against my skin
Change the pitch, made incisions
An open wound’s where I begin
Let it all out
Let it sink in
There’s enough ink in the pen
But paper and patience are wearing thin
Breath carried on the wind
Into the red sky of sunset
To help the moon rise
It’s not over mustn’t run yet
Nothings set in stone
I’ve seen it all break down
Ashes to ashes
Dust to dust
Create another wall of sound
Feet placed firmly on the ground
In breath help to keep the balance
Out breath lets out the mist stuck in cold days with a fiery talent
Melting wax licked by the flame
That would never let me in
I push myself onto the point
An open wound’s where I begin

Let it all out
Let it sink in
There’s enough ink in the pen
But paper and patience are wearing thin
Breath carried on the wind
Into the red sky of sunset
To help the moon rise
It’s not over mustn’t run yet

Turn the page on a new script
The words from behind a bit lip
Made their escape into the system
When teeth let the tongue slip
Back to back
Eyes where I’m going
Not losing sight of where I’ve been
No one followed in these footsteps
So I dove into the stream
It took my breath away
When I sipped the moonshine
On the surface
Kept a face like everything was fine
But on the riverbeds where the dirt sits
Undercurrents pulled at purpose
Disbursed my doubts and learnt to float
Never letting go completely
That’s when her waters broke
Dam busted, floodgates open
Letting out the last breath
Left me with a sinking feeling in my stomach
And a tightness in my chest
Yes
When the moon sets
I’ll sing the morning song
She still owns the watermarked heart
That she pulls the heart strings on
Not as strong as I hoped
Not as weak as I thought
You’ll find me there sat on the bank
Dropping a line or two and see what’s caught
Put it back if it’s not ready
These things need time to grow
If I’m not there when you need me
Just follow the water trail to the shore

Let it all out
Let it sink in
There’s enough ink in the pen
But paper and patience are wearing thin
Breath carried on the wind
Into the red sky of sunset
To help the moon rise
It’s not over mustn’t run yet

Hot Coals

There’s a graveyard
Musical graveyard
Nothing in the ashes hot coals consume
In the shadow their words unravel
Hotter fire burn a liar like you

This good for nothing, always up to something, function productive
Constructive lines link sheets, cover beats, complete production
But stay corrupted by this self-destructive manifestation of the ego
We slide helter skelter but how deep should we go?
See saw back and forth on a rusty swing
This playground’s become a graveyard
Tumbling it’s a long fall from grace
Discard these bards believe you’ll stay scarred
Removed irrelevant tracks
In facts spitting into the night sky
I release rainbow coloured droplets from my right eye
Let fly a relentless whirlwind
Within kindling burns a new turned leaf to ashes
With mixed emotion drag devotion
Over hot coals till it catches
Some common sense
A short fuse easily spent
Watch them cast their stones over the shadows of sin
They all repent
We all bear the mark
Cross paths
Spark intent
Content refinement
Bombardment target audience
Left encaptured in this time spent cursed
Stuck in a verse, well rehearsed
Who’s first to touch the fire?
More than word play
Burn out the tongue of any liar
Weak heart, choir boy beware
Tear your sacred text to shreds
Incensed in a instant
Eyes red with rage
Lyrics more than heaven sent
The skies fall
Imposters run cover their face
Pull down their masks
Flashed a lightshow
Left the masterpiece in their place coz

There’s a graveyard
Musical graveyard
Nothing in the ashes hot coals consume
In the shadow their words unravel
Hotter fire burn a liar like you

Keep us in the dark
But I see through their lies with my eyes shut
Quiet most of the time
But when I open my mouth I’m too abrupt
Now shut the fuck up
Walking this knife edge to a point
That’s got me stuck and twisted
I unwind by boxing these shadows behind my eyelids
Not following their whispers
Here, a pound of flesh will get you left
Broken penniless and poor
You can sign the line and make the bond
But then they’ll always ask for more
What’s in store?
Divine comedy and more
Play the part of your own keeper
Get closer to the fire son
There’ll be no one there to greet ya
Science preacher leader teacher
Check the text in all your books
Coz what you’ve built’s about to break
And leave us all more than shook
Look
We stand to make a change
And each string that pulls a puppet
Makes a merry dance in the struggle
We cut the lines they use for profit coz