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Artist: Blade
Album:  Planned and Executed
Song:   Keep Watchin This Space
   Since I was a kid I was an MC villain
   I held many mics and tore down many a ceilin'
   They used to say that I was bound to fail
   Because my skin was pale I couldn't get a sale
   I took an idea, put it into gear
   Disappeared for a year and a bit, now it's all clear
   Sky's the limit and miles more
   All the while tryna get another foot in the door
   It's hard though, but as the years evolved
   And other problems solved the deeper we became involved
   Every night I used to write
   Makin' sure the rhymes were tight, steppin' away from the light
   As the seconds ticked applause follows
   Groundhog tomorrows, sick of all the fake hellos
   I must break from the nonsense
   At the expense of those who play false pretence
   The evidence I leave is permanent
   With demos hit studios where money was spent
   Also, flow so, dictate on a micro-tape
   One day I'm gonna blow so, cos I said so
   The material raw, ready for streets
   Better grab seats cos there ain't no repeats
   Food to fill the belly give me energy
   People sayin' I'm my worst enemy
   But hey, talk is cheap, you must be asleep
   Wake up cos on streets you ain't defendin' me
   Daddy said, "Look out for the punks who ride backs
   Two pound acts", I'm like yeah, then he reacts
   "They lack principles, quick money they chase
   But son, you've got the morals, you're invincible
   I know hard work finally pays
   There's gonna be bad days and good days, but anyway
   Stay strong, it might happen quick or take long
   It's definite, my calculations have never been wrong"
   I heeded the words of intelligence
   Spoke by the man I respect the most, and then he left
   Earth seems to be a long way from home
   My boy is only two and already holds a microphone
   Touch wood, things are gonna get good
   For '95-6-7-8-9, 2000
   Alright, I know I made mistakes
   Slippery snakes took a chunk of the cakes that's where the chain
   Huh, this is a new beginnin'
   Thank God for the strength to keep me goin'
   And thank those who gave support when times were rough
   Keep watchin' this space cos I'll be blowin'
   The only question is when will I ignite?
   And then hold a mic and maybe strike again
   Sooner than you think, who could loop and link
   Lyrics together where your time's seen competitors sink
   Desperation with his hands around my neck
   The clip is unbreakable, it just takes a sec
   But wait, stuck in a room with the same four walls
   I wanna get away, I must make some calls
   I need some money first, water to quench my thirst
   So many things on my mind, it's gonna burst
   Tsk... Damn it, I'm fed up
   I'm better than this, I deserve more than this
   Tryna convince myself it ain't all bad
   But in the meantime I think I'm goin' crazy
   Call the media, tell 'em I quit
   I don't need the papers on my back every time I hit
   That's it, so I slip into darkness
   It's a hell of a life on the planet bein' an artist.