Nuttin but the rent

 

Ah just di skills & talent
Ah pay Di bills and the rent
Somehow we still find the strength
To face the steepest challenge
And even though we live in dis yah environment
Where most of wha gwan nuh Mek sense

Still mi haffi get up and pray for more strength
Ca nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent
Ah flatfoot hustling pon Di pavement
Ca nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent
Mi landlord him Nah grin
Mi cyaan short him ten pence
Him say nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent
So mi nuh have no time for no hype or pretence
Ca right yah now
Nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent

Dis social media’s like a dope
And now we all turn fiend
Everybody jus ah focus pon dem smartphone screen
I remember when we used to pree we hopes and dreams
Nowadays all we pree ah just jokes and memes
Tell me if dis mek no sense
You can’t cook a meal - no ingredients
You ah hype pon Di gram with a lot of pretence
And inna real life you can’t find 50 pence

More time mi haffi get up and pray for more strength
Ca nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent
Mi landlord nuh inna bag of long argument
Him ah say nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent
Ah flatfoot hustlings pon Di pavement
Ca nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent
So we nuh no time for no hype or pretence
Ca right yah now nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent

Nowadays what you see’s not always want you get
Public perception being projected through the internet
To pressure people just to make them feel inadequate
If your tings nuh expensive Yuh nuh ready yet
And you fi know dat what you see’s not always what it is
Dem have we out here like some actors and some actresses
And dem fi know dat dem ah cause all Di damage with this posting of images
How perfect this life that their living is
But what you see on social media’s
What I want you to see
That’s not the real Mark Hull that’s just a fantasy me
And sometimes it’s very far from the reality
Ah just Di rent and Di bills we really out yah ah pree

Mi haffi get up and pray for more strength
Ca nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent
Mi landlord nuh inna bag of long argument
Him a ah say nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent
Him ready fi put mi tings out pon Di pavement
Him ah say nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent
So we nuh have no time for no hype or pretence
Ca right yah now nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent yow

Some people like my lyrics they said it’s real talk
But only one and few of dem who know Di real Mark
We keep it clean meds we keeping it clean heart
And with Di ones dem we nuh know we keep it real short
Keeping the screen time down to a minimum
Trolls and bloggers can keep dem opinion
Cos if it’s Facebook and Instagram you know me from
Den you don’t really know me fam

Ca more time me ah pray for more strength
Ca nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent
Mi landlord nuh inna bag of long argument
Him a ah say nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent
Ah flatfoot hustling pon Di pavement
Ca right yah now nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent
And mi nuh have no time for no hype or pretence
Ca right yah now nuttin Nah gwan but Di rent yow
I’m here to firmly establish
That what you heard was just labrish
Manufactured ,fabricated just to add to do madness
Dem have we out yah like savages
Saying we just got to have it
Grabbalicious like an addict for devices and gadgets
And what is happening to the population
Lord it’s so tragic
Everybody staring at their phone screen
And not watching the traffic

We haffi get up and pray for more strength

Mark Hull (YT) 2020