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Your born you take shit,
get out the world you take more shit,
climb a little higher take this shit,
till one day your having the rarefied atmosphere and you forgot what shit even looks like,
welcome to the layer cake son,

Check, check check check
im too albums deep a thousand shows in,
cause i fight for the right till the towel gets thrown in
we hustle down here, knucles round here,
never stay pretty when your raised in the city,
its a place full of hatred where they wanna stick me,
cause im making my status and they think to quickly,
im a victim to criticism menace to society,
cause im in a position where many do it via me,
(huh), but there's always an obstacle just move left but the stress aint optional,
its all bless but nah you forget you gotta do better you cant do your best,
crucial how you move cause you'll lose your breath in this music follow you to death,
do us part, now your married to the game, with no footsteps to follow.. pave the way,
eh, thats the layer cake, play your position its too fu*ked let me explain how the biz is,
too real, you feel that your in control but you aint your stuck in the layer cake

chours-
The Layer Cake..
The Layer Cake..
The Layer Cake..
The Layer Cake (Welcome to the layer cake son..)

They layer cakes like being stuck in the system,
just for existence to be someone coming up as an infant,
we seen it in scarface, the road to the top the fu*king hard way,
but you know how the music is, gotta pass a few layers before you get rich,
its a hustle gotta struggle just so you can sh*t gold,
and you still owe, thats why they get rich and you get broke,
but im still writing,
its never gonna stop till you fu*kin with a cherry on the top,
but im still tryin,
the road think iv blown but i aint no where near the ?end,
obviously the radio fears my writing,
but my idea's are frighting,
so im still stuck in the layer cake, taking my chances,
they tryin to put me in another box.. grime artist,
and im tryin to see the cream in the middle,
thats the money i aint just speaking in riddles,
i aint tryin to be part time, dealing a little,
or tryin to see hard times stealin at lidls,
but,
things just aint what they seem, im on the grind like banner said,
from pirates to mainstream, and still not that ??
Cause im in the industry man, in england,
well i'll never sell more than an indie band,
you dont even wanna know the ins and outs,
but let me tell you how it goes down,

The Layer Cake..
The Layer Cake.. (thats the layer cake)..
The Layer Cake.. (thats the layer cake)..
uh uh uh (welcome to the layer cake son)


Layers and Layers of bullsh*t, the games fuc*ed up,
but you gotta play it you cant pause it,
and you cant forfeit as a up and coming emcee,
tryin to bust but your pockets empty,
i work hard, never a night off,
watch fabolous life of and see all things that i want,
but i dont think Uk's ready,
my tunes on heavy rotation cause its got mike on,
ever since so solid dropped, 21 seconds, the charts aint really had anyone reppin,
so can you get to the top of the top,
pow,
11 still no top of the pops, how,
said i'll probbly get nominated,
no disrespect to lemar but i think i should have gone to take it,
but fu*k this, fu*k the brits, get pissed take the piss out of this Paris Hilton bi*ch,
cause i dont belong here,
iv come a long way its been a long year,
and im so near but yet so far,
climbing the ladder till to the rarefied atmosphere..
Welcome to the layer cake.. (its the layer cake) son
(ooh yeah, its the layer cake)
(ooh yeah, its the layer cake..)


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    My InterpretationHe's on about how people in grime make no money even when they're working hard at it, he can't turn around and not do it but how can he keep doing making no money? Thats why hes in 'the layer cake'.
    COVDAVEon April 22, 2011   Link
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    Lyric Correctionthings just aint what they seem, im on the grind like banner said,
    from pirates to mainstream, and still not that ahead, fear I should knock it on the head
    Cause im in the industry man, in england,
    well i'll never sell more than an indie band,
    you dont even wanna know the ins and outs,
    but let me tell you how it goes down,
    COVDAVEon April 22, 2011   Link

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