Bricks

by Charles Edison

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Thinking of buying a house? No, me either...

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The baby boomers had to ruin it for us
So nowadays I ruminate on who I really trust
The bank of mum and dad ain’t got the collateral
The credit that I had has been and gone, cos yea I had it all
So every penny in my pocket for the ISA
But every year the cost of living gonna rise up
I’m tryna build it out of bricks - pour the concrete
But it’s a jungle in the sticks - I call it longleat
I’m getting nowhere - heading there fast
Comparing all my goals to the targets of the past
What’s the rush for? Worries on my back
Running on the double still I’m on the second lap
Up your stamina, certify your checks
Prove a stable salary and burn off all your debts
A house in 82 would cost you 82
Now it’s triple, with inflation how am I meant to make it through?

(Chorus)

They say it’s our fault, we wasn’t pushing it enough
But I just want a wall where I can put a picture up
Or spill a drink without it costing my deposit
Every month I’m out of pocket making someone else a profit
One bed, one bath, 500 a week
I don’t even own the bed and mattress where I sleep
It’s getting deep, I need a lifeline cuz
It’s getting steep and ain’t a pipeline buzz
I’m getting nowhere - heading there fast
Social media is telling me I’m coming last
What’s the rush for? Worries on my back
Running on the double, making nothing out of rap
See I’m entitled, you owe me something new
I followed every step of what you told me I should do
A house in 82 would cost you 82
I said it twice, I looked it up - I can’t believe it’s even true!

(Chorus)

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released June 14, 2019
Written, produced, mixed, and mastered by Charles Edison

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Charles Edison London, UK

Charles is a producer & rapper from South London. His work pairs intricately layered, immersive beats with a raw & honest vocal style that has drawn comparisons with other British Urban music acts such as Beardyman, Akala, Mike Skinner, and Loyle Carner. His instrumental work draws on influences from J-Dilla, Tom Misch, Jon Phonics, and No ID to create rich and emotive soundscapes. ... more

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