Luton UpRising!
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nazknight
nazknight Word Mechanic, Spoken Word Artist, Poet
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Luton UpRising!

Living in a town of two cities

Living one in with a so town much of poverty two within cities it

Living one in with a so town much of poverty two within cities it The best art is produced by struggle Without the luxury of being in a bubble

Deprivation makes us humble We have no time to grumble We need to eat, to survive We use our art to stay alive

Luton culture is rich and diverse This means more than just a verse

Luton culture is rich and diverse This means more than just a verse You rehearse and disperse Misappropriate and make perverse

Luton culture is rich and diverse This means more than just a verse You rehearse and disperse Misappropriate and make perverse At stiff and suited working meetings Taking our style and vibes and removing meaning.

You want

You want to come along and enjoy

You want to come along and enjoy the ride

You want to come along and enjoy the ride But

You want to come along and enjoy the ride But this is not a temporary project,

You want to come along and enjoy the ride But this is not a temporary project, this is our life

You stay for the promotion and money, then move on What you leave remains extinct, long after you’ve gone.

You stay for the promotion and money, then move What you leave remains extinct, long after you’ve

You stay for the promotion and money, then move on What you leave remains extinct, long after you’ve gone.

A culture that’s expressive that never allowed to be expressed

A culture Frustrated that’s angry expressive voices, that never sick allowed to and be expressed tired of being suppressed

A culture Frustrated that’s angry expressive voices, that never sick allowed to and be expressed tired of Air dropped being in artists suppressed and only mainstream style events

A culture Frustrated that’s angry expressive voices, that never sick allowed to and be expressed tired of Air dropped being in artists suppressed and only mainstream style events Patronising projects they call “artistic development”

Not a made for measure programme

Not a made for measure programme but a reboot of something of a shelf

Not a made for measure programme but a reboot of something of a shelf That provide artists with every opportunity except the

Not a made for measure programme but a reboot of something of a shelf That provide artists with every opportunity except the opportunity to be themself

I am no longer compromising.

I am no I am Luton longer and I am compromising. rising

I am no I am Luton longer and I am compromising. rising So, I’m starting by advising

I am no I am Luton longer and I am compromising. rising So, I’m That it starting shouldn’t be by advising surprising

I am no I am Luton longer and I am compromising. rising So, I’m That it starting shouldn’t be by advising surprising That we can see through your devising

I am no I am Luton longer and I am compromising. rising So, I’m That it starting shouldn’t be by advising surprising That we can No matter see through the method your devising of disguising

I am no I am Luton longer and I am compromising. rising So, I’m That it starting shouldn’t be by advising surprising That we can No matter see through the method your devising of disguising We know that your despising

I am no I am Luton longer and I am compromising. rising So, I’m That it starting shouldn’t be by advising surprising That we can No matter see through the method your devising of disguising We know that Our behaviour your despising Criminalising

And the media sensationalising

And the media sensationalising Because you are constantly chastising

And the media sensationalising Because you are constantly Rearranging chastising and revising

And the media sensationalising Because you are constantly Rearranging chastising and revising The art that we’re comprising

And the media sensationalising Because you are constantly Rearranging chastising and revising The art that we’re comprising Which has led to our arising

And the media sensationalising Because you are constantly Rearranging chastising and revising The art that we’re comprising Which has led to our arising We are going large and we’re upsizing

And the media sensationalising Because you are constantly Rearranging chastising and revising The art that we’re comprising Which has led to our arising We are going large and we’re upsizing Cos this is Luton And this is our uprising!

You think I don’t see you,

but I do

Now the tables have turned, the foot's got another shoe

No matter the way I played your game You went out of your way to throw dirt on my name

Wanted to boast and to brag cos you thought you were swag

Wanted to boast and to brag cos you thought you were swag But you showed the real truth, when you showed my face with

Wanted to boast and to brag cos you thought you were swag A gag But you showed the real truth, when you showed my face with

Basic

Basic bitches

Basic bitches baiting me

Basic bitches baiting me to be

Basic bitches baiting me to be broken.

But I know this didn’t go the way you were hoping

You tried your best, you failed the test,

You tried your best, you failed the test, Cos there ain’t no way you could win

You tried your best, you failed the test, Cos there ain’t no way you could win my roots are strong,

You tried your best, you failed the test, Cos there ain’t no way you could win my roots are strong, my branches long

You tried your best, you failed the test, Cos there ain’t no way you could win my roots are strong, my branches long I’m the tree that grows in Brooklyn

Look it up,

Look it up, Read the book

Look it up, Read the book And watch the Film on repeat

Look it up, Read the book And watch the Film on repeat They messed around, They cut it down, But it kept growing Through the concrete

We don’t now defeat,

We don’t now defeat, Our victory is sweet

We don’t now defeat, Our victory is sweet You should have had your Weetabix

We don’t now defeat, Our victory is sweet You should have had your Weetabix Cos we eat Three shredded wheat.

Watch us flow, Determined to grow Time to stop speaking stuff That you don’t know We will rise, we will flourish, We will bring out tufts. They may call Luton underdogs But we’re gonna win big at Crufts

We're no longer compromising.

We're no We are Luton longer and we are compromising. rising

We're no We are Luton longer and we are compromising. rising So, we're starting by advising

We're no We are Luton longer and we are compromising. rising So, we're That it starting shouldn’t be by advising surprising

We're no We are Luton longer and we are compromising. rising So, we're That it starting shouldn’t be by advising surprising That we can see through your devising

We're no We are Luton longer and we are compromising. rising So, we're That it starting shouldn’t be by advising surprising That we can No matter see through the method your devising of disguising

We're no We are Luton longer and we are compromising. rising So, we're That it starting shouldn’t be by advising surprising That we can No matter see through the method your devising of disguising We know that your despising

We're no We are Luton longer and we are compromising. rising So, we're That it starting shouldn’t be by advising surprising That we can No matter see through the method your devising of disguising We know that Our behaviour your despising Criminalising

And the media sensationalising

And the media sensationalising Because you are constantly chastising

And the media sensationalising Because you are constantly Rearranging chastising and revising

And the media sensationalising Because you are constantly Rearranging chastising and revising The art that we’re comprising

And the media sensationalising Because you are constantly Rearranging chastising and revising The art that we’re comprising Which has led to our arising

And the media sensationalising Because you are constantly Rearranging chastising and revising The art that we’re comprising Which has led to our arising We are going large and we’re upsizing

And the media sensationalising Because you are constantly Rearranging chastising and revising The art that we’re comprising Which has led to our arising We are going large and we’re upsizing Cos this is Luton And this is our uprising!

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