Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip Get Better Lyrics

Imagine a song that reached out and touched kids and not in a Daily Mail way
Innocence corrupted but in a way where criticism remains constructive
and wasn't too politicised and children weren't instructed
to behave in a way that was unrealistic
or made out the way they live was somehow sick and twisted
but simply pointing out reasons to get it together
not shouting "get a job" but just saying "get better"

get better, get better...

You see the young of mother capital is where i live
little kids being raised by slightly bigger kids
society seems unphased, but this is how it is
while I'm constantly amazed is that this IS how it is
they confuse love at first sight with l___ at first _
it must've hurt right when trust first took flight
you're young, you've no rights you long for new heights
but some of those nights leave more than love bites
Tops cropped, skirts stop at the top of their thighs
and the boys got that hungry look in their eyes
they want to be grown up and have respect you see
but they're acting uneducated s__ually
i ain't saying be celibate - go out and have your fun
but there's plenty you can do without impregnation
and there ain't nothing wrong at all with having children
just build yourself a little before you try to build them
and get better...

get better, get better...

i see small town syndrome growing in size
there's not a lot to do, so the kids they decide
to get drunk every night, a glazed eyes disguise
do drugs every night to hide from their lives
people getting off their faces for a quiet night in
kids rolling around the streets, rowing and fighting
it's all just because life ain't too exciting
and it's easier that trying to do the right thing
but there are other choices, if you want them
you don't have to tow the line and just float with the flotsam
you can fill your time better when you find the passion
the internet and public services give free education
so it really ain't a case of rich and poor
it's a case of self-motivation and nothing more
like Billy says: whether you have or have no wealth
the system might fail you, but don't fail yourself
just get better...

get better, get better...

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