"Turn The Page" as written by and Michael Geoffrey Skinner....
That's it, turn the page on the day, walk away
'Cause there's sense in what I say
I'm forty-fifth generation Roman
But I don't know 'em or care when I'm spitting
So return to your sitting position and listen
It's fitting, I'm miles ahead and they chase me
Show your face on TV then we'll see, you can't do half
My crew laughs at your rhubarb-and-custard verses
You rain down curses but I'm waving your hearses driving by
Streets riding high with the beats in the sky
All stare, eyes glazed, garage burnt down
The fire raged for forty days and in forty ways
But through the blaze they see it fade
The sea of black, the beaming heat on their faces
Then a figure emerges from the wastage
Eyes transfixed with a piercing gaze
One hand clutching his sword raised to the sky
They wonder how, they wonder why
The sky turns white, it all becomes clear
They felt lifted from their fears
They shed tears, in the light after six dark years
Young bold soldiers, the fire burns, crackles and smolders
Five years older and wiser
The fires are burning, on fire, never tire
Slay warriors in the forests, and on higher we sing
Hear the strings rising, the war's over, the bells ring
Memories fading, soldiers slaying, looks like geezers raving
The hazy fog over the bullring, the lazy ways the birds sing
A new baby's born everyday, few men may be scorned today
But look at things the other way cause it may well be your final day
And then crowds roar, they slay, they all say
I produced this using only my bare wit
Give me a jungle, a garage beat, and admit defeat
Use war and past injuries, my metaphor is simile
Get all applications in to me before the deadline
'Cause it's a fine line between strife full time and a life of crime
But you will reach the day
And it's all mine, you can take it or leave it
I shake and reveal stage tricks like Jimi Hendrix
In the afterlife gladiators meet their maker
Float through the wheat fields and lakes of blue water
To the next life from the fortress
Away from the knives and slaughter, to their wives and daughters
Once more before the Lord judges over all of us
It's in the is place you'll see me
Brace yourself cause this goes deep
I'll show you the secrets to sky and the birds
Actions speak louder than words
Stand by me, my apprentice
Be brave, clench fists


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"Turn the Page" as written by Michael Geoffrey Skinner

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    General Commenti think he had a near-death experience and hes looking back on how he could have died really easily and life is just too short and cant be played with.

    theres also alot of lyrics in it about war and soldiers, so possibly mike is rapping about war and dying and stuff.

    theres a vibe of like the apocaylpse and stuff by the end of the song. a great intro to a great cd.
    sean7711on March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Comment'I produce this using only my bare wit
    Gimme a jungle a garage beat and admit defeat'

    - This song is simply making a statement about how this album is going to be a cut above average garage albums.

    It actually goes:

    I'm miles ahead and they chase me
    Show yer face on TV, then we'll see
    Yer can't do half, my crew laughs
    At yer rhubarb and custard verses
    Yer rain down curses but I'm waving your hearses driving by

    Meaning all the other garage MC's may as well give up because this is so much better.
    cbennetton April 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, love the streets..love all the roman imagry.
    machineofgodon May 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was takin the piss out of the 'gangsta' scene.
    *girl from mars*on May 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhen I hear turn the page (hence my screen name) i think of his life through a different, more artsy, type of perspective and from there he adds in his opinions on how far one person can come and how, as individuals, were capable of anything
    holtyon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think Mike is talking about how how the same blood runs through his veins as the Roman soldiers that walked the same ground 2000 years ago- but he fights his battle with a microphone, and even though he doesnt "know 'em Or care when hes spitting" he still acts the same.
    kernkrafton March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNot sure about my opinion on this song, but one things that does make me think is the way he mentions 2 british shopping centres, the Bull Ring, in Birmingham and Bluewater, in Kent.
    ryanwyanon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou know, i dont really care what the song is about because it sounds so sweet. this was the first streets song i heard, and its still my favorite.
    CrayonDrawnCaton March 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a really muddled up song, lyrics wise, but fuck its an awesome song again it was the first streets song i heard and i was all over it after that.
    Ruddyon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song has loads of references to 'gladiator' & the 2nd world war. the 1st time i heard it that was my 1st thought. apart from teh obvious mention of 'gladiators', the forest, the fire, roman, warriors & sword raised to the sky bits all remind me of the scene where maximus fights the germans in the wood. 'before the lord judges over all of us' and 'through the cornfields and lakes of blue water' to meet his wife and daughter is like the closing scene where maximus is going to heaven and you see him walking throuh fields to his wife and son. 'soldiers', '6 dark years' and victory bells are like references to ve-day at the end of ww2 where all the church bells rang for victory after 6 years of war. dunno if any of that makes sense to you. i guess it's what you read into it yourself.
    dubzon October 14, 2006   Link

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