"Has It Come To This" as written by Michael Geoffrey Skinner, Tina L. Moore and Tommie Ford....
Original Pirate Material
Yer listening to the streets
Lock down your aerial
Make yerself at home
We got diesel or some of that homegrown
Sit back in yer throne, turn off yer phone
'Cause this is our zone
Videos, televisions, 64's Playstations
We're paring with precision
Few herbs and a bit of Benson
But don't forger the Rizla,
Lean like the Tower of Pisa
Liza, I'll raise yer,
And this is the day in the life of a Geezer
For this ain't a club track
Pull out yer sack and sit back
Whether you white or black
Smoke weed, chase brown
Or toot rock
We're on a mission, support the cause
Sign a petition, summon all your wisdom
The music's a gift from the Man on high
The Lord and his children
Triple teen year rudeboys
Come rain or snow the boodah flows
You don't know?
Stand on the corner watch the show
'Cause life moves slow
Sort yer shit out then roll
Sex, drugs 'n' on the Dole
Some men rise, some men fall
I hear ya call, stand tall now
Has it come to this?
Original Pirate Material
Your listening to the streets
Lock down your aerial
I'm just spitting, think I'm ghetto?
Stop dreaming, my data's streaming
I'm giving your bird them feelings
Touch yer toes and touch the ceiling
We walk the tightrope of street cred
Keep my dogs fed, all jungle all garage heads
Gold teeth, Valentinos and dreads
Now, we were verbally slapped up
Physically tip-top, spinally ripped up
I do the science on my laptop, get my boys mashed up
Your listening to The Streets
You'll bear witness to some amazing feats
Bravery in the face of defeat
All line up and grab yer seat
'Cause Tony's got a new motor
SR Nova driving like a joyrider
Speeding to the corner
Yer mother warned yer to sound system banger
Has it come to this?
Original Pirate Material
Your listening to The Streets
Lock down your aerial
My underground train runs from Mile End to Ealing
From Brixton to Boundsgreen
My spitting's dirty my beats are clean
So smoke weed and be lean
I step out my yard through the streets
In the dead heat all I got's my spirit and my beats
I play fair don't cheat
And keep the gangsters sweet
Turn the page, don't rip it out at yer age
Move to the next stage
Lock the rage inside the cage,
Like SK it's New Day
But don't take the shortcut through the subway
It's pay or play, these geezers walk the gangway
Deep seated urban decay, deep seated urban decay,
Rip down posters alight
From last weeks big Garage night
And the next Tyson fight
I cook 'em at ninety degrees Fahrenheit
And don't copy the copyright
I got em in my sites, blinding with the lights
Taken to dizzy new heights
Blinding with the lights, blinding with the lights
Dizzy new heights
Has It come to this?
Original Pirate Material
Your listening to The Streets
Lock down your aerial.


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"Has It Come to This" as written by Michael Geoffrey Skinner

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  • +3
    General Commentthis song represents life in london better than anything any written
    Jabbatronon September 09, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commentindeed, this tune is about something you US residents will not be able to appreciate until you've lived in London.
    colinoson March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just see this as a poem, I don't see it's full context yet but some lines are just great. I love Mike!
    arno_von January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSpot on Jabbatron and colinos
    Sirius1on March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyep totally agreeing and London is the best. There hasn't been one album as good at describing life for young people in the UK. Mike's got those inner city anecdotes that londoners can relate to. The line for this song "day in the life of a geezer" explains it all.
    rocknrollrulezon February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've never lived in london, hell i've never even been there, but i can appreciate what you are all saying. its not my reality, but there are songs that i strongly identify with, so i understand the feeling to hear a sweet song that also is telling your story.
    CrayonDrawnCaton March 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song; CrayonDrawnCat, I couldn't have said it better myself. By the way I'm sure this is a stupid question, but what is "Benson"?
    heybrosephon April 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'benson' is cigarettes. 'benson and hedges' is a brand.

    im an aussie, so to me, this song is about chillin to some cool tunes, relaxing with either booze or grass.
    fiascodagamaon August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song that takes me back to my couple of years living in LDN!!
    Was a fan of the song before I moved over there, but only really understood it after I left ...
    "My underground train runs from Mile End to Ealing ..." Ahh the Central line!!
    Lizidkingon December 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfrom what ive read and been told, this is the only song mike skinner didn't fully write himself, many of his friends have displayed their anger that they have not been accredited at all, as they wrote most of the song. Nonetheless, as mike says in 'street score', this song is simply setting a scene, of grey concrete not the sky and green trees.
    jackdaw18on May 12, 2012   Link

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