"Prospect" as written by Heathdale Puhi Manukau, Feleti Strickson-pua, David Atai, Te Awanui Reeder, Donald Mcnulty and Junior Rikiau....
Small town boy got big city dreams
He feels the chill of the night through his jeans
It bites the skin like the knife he carries
Shadows his face underneath his hoodie

Walks to a home that the government owns
Holes fill the walls where the photos should go
Last night’s takeaways is still in the stove
He takes a...
Seat at the table and go over his notes

He’s trying make it
While trying to hide
Two edges
To his double life
School of
Thought to his left
And hard knocks
To his right
He’s just trying survive

Streetwise way beyond his years
Can launch his fists like he handles Shakespeare
Nobody knows and he doesn't care
All that matters are the colors he wears

Hungry for something that he can’t eat
Calms his nerves with every word that he sees
Lights his cigarette, has a cup of tea
He takes a seat at the table and continues to read


Rise and shine but nothing looks bright
Books camouflaged by cans
He jumps on his bike
Dad gave it as a gift last night
Wonder if he’s changed for good this time

Shrugs and hopes for the best,
got his headphones on
Prepares for the test mouthing words to the song
Miss gave him props on a job well done

“An A parents must be proud of you son”

Smiling back with a nod little does she know
Enrolled himself with no help from home
Hides the bike in the bushes
Scared it might be hot so he doesn't want to push it

Game face hard
Raise hoodie full mast
Set sail through the yard
Play jester of the class

Lyrics submitted by johnnyhitsme, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Prospect song meanings
Add your thoughts

No Comments

sort form View by:
  • No Comments

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
Warning: Unknown: write failed: No space left on device (28) in Unknown on line 0 Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct () in Unknown on line 0