The Streets - Dry your eyes mate (my favorite rap)

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  1. Falstaff

    Falstaff Old Codger

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    In one single moment your whole life can turn 'round
    I stand there for a minute starin' straight into the ground
    Lookin' to the left slightly, then lookin' back down
    World feels like it's caved in - proper sorry frown
    Please let me show you where we could only just be, for us
    I can change and I can grow or we could adjust
    The wicked thing about us is we always have trust
    We can even have an open relationship, if you must
    I look at her she stares almost straight back at me
    But her eyes glaze over like she's lookin' straight through me
    Then her eyes must have closed for what seems an eternity
    When they open up she's lookin' down at her feet
    Dry your eyes mate
    I know it's hard to take but her mind has been made up
    There's plenty more fish in the sea
    Dry your eyes mate
    I know you want to make her see how much this pain hurts
    But you've got to walk away now
    It's over
    So then I move my hand up from down by my side
    It's shakin', my life is crashin' before my eyes
    Turn the palm of my hand up to face the skies
    Touch the bottom of her chin and let out a sigh
    'Cause I can't imagine my life without you and me
    There's things I can't imagine doin', things I can't imagine seein'
    It weren't supposed to be easy, surely
    Please, please, I beg you please
    She brings her hands up towards where my hands rested
    She wraps her fingers round mine with the softness she's blessed with
    She peels away my fingers, looks at me and then gestures
    By pushin' my hand away to my chest, from hers
    Dry your eyes mate
    I know it's hard to take but her mind has been made up
    There's plenty more fish in the sea
    Dry your eyes mate
    I know you want to make her see how much this pain hurts
    But you've got to walk away now
    It's over
    And I'm just standin' there, I can't say a word
    'Cause everythin's just gone
    I've got nothin'
    Absolutely nothin'
    Tryin' to pull her close out of bare desperation
    Put my arms around her tryin' to change what she's sayin'
    Pull my head level with hers so she might engage in
    Look into her eyes to make her listen again
    I'm not gonna fuckin', just fuckin' leave it all now
    'Cause you said it'd be forever and that was your vow
    And you're gonna let our things simply crash and fall down
    You're well out of order now, this is well out of town
    She pulls away, my arms are tightly clamped round her waist
    Gently pushes me back as she looks at me straight
    Turns around so she's now got her back to my face
    Takes one step forward, looks back, and then walks away
    Dry your eyes mate
    I know it's hard to take but her mind has been made up
    There's plenty more fish in the sea
    Dry your eyes mate
    I know you want to make her see how much this pain hurts
    But you've got to walk away now
    It's over
    I know in the past I've found it hard to say
    Tellin' you things, but not tellin' straight
    But the more I pull on your hand and say
    The more you pull away
    Dry your eyes mate
    I know it's hard to take but her mind has been made up
    There's plenty more fish in the sea
    Dry your eyes mate
    I know you want to make her see how much this pain hurts
    But you've got to walk away now
     
  2. Daim

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    i like it aswell..there are a few others songs of the streets that i just realy like :p
     
  3. Falstaff

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    yeah....not all of the poetry is bad, and I have always like streets..just makes sense to listen to what is relevant...not pistol shooting, gang banging whore mongering crap..
    This song just sounds good, and it hits you where you feel it.
     
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    easily the best track off that album :)
    you listened to Original Pirate Material Jeff?
    'It's Too Late' is very much in the same vein as dry your eyes, another stunning track. mike skinner doesn't get the recognition he deserves imo
     
  5. Falstaff

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    I agree, and you wont find him recieving an award, but it is the finist street verse I have ever heard...to hell with 2PAC and everyone else...:)
     
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    lol, i don't like the streets since over here in the UK chavs absolutely bum em
    (http://www.chavscum.co.uk) , Mike Shinoda for me, true inspiration
    but yeah you do have a good point Falstaff, at least it's relevant compared to bitches, poppin caps,
    and pimpmobiles lol
     
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    Thats an awesome tune. Heartbreaking. At one point last year I thought it was written just for me.
     
  8. Falstaff

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    yeah...really gets ya..
     
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    i don't need the streets to get my own little heartaches going, they're bad enough already xD
     
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    MIG-31 HardwareHeaven News Mod Staff Member

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    I started of thinking 'The Streets' was absolute crap when i first heard his debut track.But given a little time & listening his music style does tend to make sense.
     
  11. Falstaff

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    same here...its a local favorite here, the youngsters that work at the manor house here play it constantly among other artists, lots of drama I suppose, but I began to listen to it a bit, like AMY WINEHOUSE...an acquired taste I suppose.
     
  12. Mousey

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    lmao.... you people all sound so...... mmm i don't know the word xD
    old mb? XD

    anywho, the streets have looooong since fizzled out over here in blighty
    only just getting big with you yanks eh?
     
  13. Falstaff

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    nope...heard the other night at the Red Lion, and the kids we sponser at the high school listen to it quite a bit, I suppose its an "East Anglia" thing. But there is so much rubbish out there anyway guess it doesnt matter. With the current UK POP it is refreshing to hear something good now and then.
     
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    Jeff lives in 'blighty' these days ;)
    and just cos the Streets don't release an album every other month doesn't mean they've fizzled out, does it ? :confused:
     
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    indeed...I listen to KISS FM but there is an oldies station here and it plays Streets quite a bit..even "everything but the girl"
     
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    lol from my channels, (the yung uns) the streets have long since been forgotten mate lol
     

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