Kae Tempest & Lianne La Havas (feat.): No Prizes | Song-Factsheet

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Song «No Prizes» von Kae Tempest & Lianne La Havas (feat.).

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 2022 03 07 (Digital), 2022 04 08 (Album)
Label: American Recordings, American Recordings
Songwriter Dan Carey & Kae Tempest & Lianne La Havas
Produktion: Dan Carey
Genre: Post-Millennial-Music - Hip-Hop - Conscious, Post-Millennial-Music - Hip-Hop - UK-Hip-Hop

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Kae Tempest & Lianne La Havas (feat.)
Dan Carey
Kae Tempest
Lianne La Havas
Dan Carey

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[Verse 1: Kae Tempest] No prizes Take your shot for the love of the game I used to make plans, now I make decisions I'd always admired his nerve As sure as the crown on his shirt One hand in his waistband, he tells me to serve Credit ratings, savings, loans, down payments towards his investments "What can I tell you?", he says When you have kids it kind of shifts your perspectives If I could do it all again, no question I could list ten things right now that I should have done different But where does that get me? He blows out his smoke The game's not done yet, he zips up his coat We stand at the lights, before crossing the road He says, "As long as there's life, there's still so far to go" [Chorus: Lianne La Havas] Mmm-mmm, I just wanna keep climbing And I don't know why, I don't mind, don't mind Ooh-ooh, I just wanna keep climbing, climbing And I don't know why, I don't mind, I don't mind [Verse 2: Kae Tempest] She's got her hat pulled down, full camo suit Sitting on the bass amp, strapping a zoot I'm telling you, it's mad I read one interview with this soldier in Iran, it's a government cover-up She's looking for the lighter, but the lighter's in her hand I'm just really trying to make a couple grand She plays with the chain 'round her neck, nods deeply Not even in this music thing, it's beneath me I start my own company, run my own business Print my own money, I serve my own interests I'm telling you, knowledge is key All my life, people took my ideas and made their names off of me But trust this, the more I look, the more I see There's so much more I'm going to be [Chorus: Lianne La Havas] Mmm-mmm, I just wanna keep climbing And I don't know why, I don't mind, don't mind Ooh-ooh, I just wanna keep climbing, climbing And I don't know why, I don't mind, I don't mind [Verse 3: Kae Tempest] They've seen nothing but dead ends And blockages and stopped clocks Misread prophecies and misheard promises They've got to keep three jobs ticking, they can't get a minute But they won't be defeated, they've got to live What are your dreams when they become ghosts in your ears Telling you things you just don't want to hear? Like, "You're too late, you missed your chance" The last thing they want is to be bitter Like they knew a few to be when they were younger And they swore, "Never me, never that" But the time that's behind them, they can't get it back I used to be joyful, they tell me, a real free spirit I thought music would protect me I used to sing in all these bars and I used to busk But never caught a break, my lucky day never showed up I never made it to the lights And now it's like my best days have gone by And I am scared that it's all too late, is it all too late? They walk fast and I can't keep pace They turn back, I watch the past cross their face and they say "If there's still time on the clock, there's still choices to make" [Chorus: Lianne La Havas] Mmm-mmm, I just wanna keep climbing (Climbing) And I don't know why, I don't mind, don't mind Ooh-ooh, I just wanna keep climbing, climbing And I don't know why, I don't mind, I don't mind Mmm-mmm, I just wanna keep climbing, climbing And I don't know why, oh, I don't mind, yeah, yeah