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This song is by Dizzee Rascal and appears on the album Showtime (2004).

Imagine if I showed you one day I was leavin' da hood,
Would you call me a sell out, would you say it's all good?
Would you follow if you could?
Or would you jus' tell me get da hell out?

And imagine if I showed you that I'd found another way
Of gettin' dough without doin' dirt, let's blurt
Would you love me for givin' you some hope?
Or resent me 'cause your pride got hurt?

Imagine if we never grew up on a council estate
And was country manor raised, with a spoon in our mouth
Would we still be makin' fuss about da east an' da south?
Would we shiver at da robberies, murder an' da crack?
And thank God that we didn't have to live like that
Jus' an image on da TV as were comfortably sat sippin' wine
Room lit by da summer sunshine,
Not a worry in da world as we cash while we chat
Oblivious to how we would be livin' on da flipside
No experience, not a clude about a rough ride
No harassment, no boy dem on our back side
That'd be amazin' still!

But I know you wonder would it make you any less real?
What's da current spot your standin' in offerin'?
If you had a better offer, would you go for da kill?
Snap out of your daydream, how do you feel?

Does it all seem worthwhile for ya?
Try an' put it in perspective
Retrospective of your profile and your honour,
Do you wanna hang about or are you a goner?

Come along, think fast, decision time
You've been livin' in da grime, don't you wanna climb?
Da ladder of life, da wall of enlightenment
Or are you looking for da hype an' excitement
'Cause there's so much drama in da LDN
It's kinda hard tryin' to find legal money to spend
Generation genocide look possible
Da rate at which we drew up for da sken
An' pretend that we don't know who da real enemy is,
Who should we hold responsible, instead we offend
A couple square metres of pavement in da endz,
What would we achieve, my friends?

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