"Sittin' Here" as written by and Dylan Kwabena Mills....
Roll deep alive, live

I'm just sitting here, I ain't saying much I just think
And my eyes don't move left or right they just blink
I think too deep, and I think too long
Plus I think I'm getting weak 'cause my thoughts are too strong
I'm just sitting here, I ain't saying much I just gaze
I'm looking in to space while my CD plays
I gaze quite a lot, in fact I gaze always
And if I blaze, then I just gaze always my days

'Cause it's the same old story, shutters, runners, cats and money stacks
And it's the same old story, ninja bikes, gun fights and scary nights
And it's the same old story, window tints and gloves for finger prints
Yeah it's the same old story, police investigate around the area
'Cause it was only yesterday we was playing football in the streets
It was only yesterday none of us could ever come to harm
It was only yesterday life was a touch more sweet
Now I'm sitting here thinking wagwan. (Get me wagwan)

I'm just sitting here, I'm just sitting here, yo
I'm just sitting here, yeah I'm just sitting here, yeah

I'm just sitting here, I ain't saying much I just watch
I really don't feel like moving so I cotch
I watch all around, I watch every detail
I watch so hard I'm scared my eyes might fail
I'm just sitting here, I ain't saying much I just smile
It's funny 'cause I haven't bust a smile for a while
I'll smile for a minute, and I'm smiling for an hour
I'm scared 'cause it's sweet, but it could turn sour

'Cause it's the same old story, chung intelligent yaps in hospie flats
And it's the same old story, benefit claims and cheques in false names
And it's the same old story, students truent, learn the streets fluent
Yeah it's the same old story, strange, there's no sign of positive change
'Cause it was only yesterday, we was standing firmly on our feet
It was only yesterday, girls were innocent they kept us calm
It was only yesterday, there was less bobbies on the beat
Now I'm sitting here thinking wagwan. (Wagwan, wagwan)

I'm just sitting here, I'm just sitting here, yo
I'm just sitting here, yeah I'm just sitting here, yeah

I'm just sitting here I ain't saying much I'm just vex (shame)
I seen a lot of bullshit, wondering what's next
I'm vex at humanity, vex at the earth
I keep getting vex, till I think what's the worth?
I'm just sitting here, I ain't saying much I feel to cry
I'm sitting here depressed and I don't know why
I try to pull myself together, tell myself fix up
And I keep myself from bawling but my eyes they erupt

'Cause it's the same old story, crazy boys keep getting on my nerves
And it's the same old story, police don't give me no peace
Yeah, it's the same old story, friends slowly drifting from the ends
Yeah, it's the same old story, I've sussed, there's nobody I can trust
'Cause it was only yesterday after school we'd come outside and meet
It was only yesterday, it was all love back then
It was only yesterday, every sunny day was a treat
Now I'm sitting here thinking wagwan. (wagwan wagwan)

I'm just sitting here, I'm just sitting here, yo
I'm just sitting here, yeah I'm just sitting here, yeah,
I'm just sitting here.


Lyrics submitted by cbennett

"Sittin’ Here" as written by Dylan Kwabena Mills

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    General CommentJust re-discovered this song recently, while I first heard it when Boy in Da Corner came out in 2003. I don't really appreciate rap (and in this case, grime) but I love Dizzee for using the medium perfectly to speak about his human experience in this song.

    Seeing the posts above, in terms of relating, it's pretty much impossible for me. I don't live in the UK to begin w/, and never lived in a rough place like east London (as a result, I can't really relate to his other songs about violence, especially the newer ones). However, as I got bit older, I can appreciate the emotions he conveys in a lot of his songs.

    Dizzee Rascal's lyrics have been somewhat depressing for the 1st two albums imo: Sittin' Here, Brand New Day, & Get By, particularly. However, I do like that he always offers a sense of hope w/ line like,
    "I try to pull myself together, tell myself fix up."
    (Well, while this song doesn't have too much of that element, Do It & Dream are perfect examples.)

    All in all, while his lyrical content isn't the strongest, I just love hearing experiences about a place that is very foreign to me. Just happened to comment on this song b/c it is my favorite from him.
    solicitouson May 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe I'm the first person who comments on this song. It's so movin'... I can really identify with this since I live on similar neighbourhood and don't feel there to safe. It's very depressing place

    I’m just sitting here, I aint saying much I feel to cry
    I’m sitting here depressed and I don’t know why
    I try to pull myself together, tell myself fix up
    And I keep myself from bawling but my eyes they erupt

    Cos it’s the same old story, crazy boys keep getting on my nerves
    And it’s the same old story, police don’t give me no peace
    Yeah, it’s the same old story, friends slowly drifting from the ends
    Yeah, it’s the same old story, I’ve sussed, there’s nobody I can trust
    this-is-a-lowon December 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. Not only does it sound like nothing else, but it's really breaking new ground in rap. Not to steriotype, but so much rap is all about bravado such, but this song has turned that all 180 degrees. It's really the first rap song I've heard that's 100% focussed inward. This is the next step, in all regards.
    Sword2020on January 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUnlike this-is-a-low, i really cant relate with the story too much, but there is not doubt that this is an awesome song. The best on the album in my opinion and thats saying alot on this album. He sounds so confident in this song and on the whole album. If only more people can do things like Dizzee Rascal, but if they did he wouldnt sound so special.
    BigRobbon May 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust re-discovered this song recently, while I first heard it when Boy in Da Corner came out in 2003. I don't really appreciate rap (and in this case, grime) but I love Dizzee for using the medium perfectly to speak about his human experience in this song.

    Seeing the posts above, in terms of relating, it's pretty much impossible for me. I don't live in the UK to begin w/, and never lived in a rough place like east London (as a result, I can't really relate to his other songs about violence, especially the newer ones). However, as I got bit older, I can appreciate the emotions he conveys in a lot of his songs.

    Dizzee Rascal's lyrics have been somewhat depressing for the 1st two albums imo: Sittin' Here, Brand New Day, & Get By, particularly. However, I do like that he always offers a sense of hope w/ line like,
    "I try to pull myself together, tell myself fix up."
    (Well, while this song doesn't have too much of that element, Do It & Dream are perfect examples.)

    All in all, while his lyrical content isn't the strongest, I just love hearing experiences about a place that is very foreign to me. Just happened to comment on this song b/c it is my favorite from him.
    solicitouson May 03, 2008   Link

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