Is It My Time ?

At the age of five I revelled in the glory 
Encouraging the crowds to come hear my story 
Letting them all know I was gonna be the one 
To cut a record deal yeah, before my double figures come 
Ten, eleven, years kept calling, messing up my

head and the shit snowballing 
Mummy hate daddy, daddy hate mum,

shutting myself in the bedroom 
Cranking up the volume, taking me away to a day I get outta here 
Lungs shrivelled up, like a child I was full of fear 
Yeah I had a voice weren’t nobody listening, found a brick wall 
Sumthin to put my fist in. 
School didn’t care, my sister was brainy,

I was a waster, why would they save me? 
There was one teacher, he was called Tim,

he had belief in me, I had respect for him 
Letting me know if I worked hard the dream was mine,

I’ve been working damn hard 
Ever since, is it my time, is it my time? 

---x--- 
Give me a break let me make it to that music aqualung 
Only oxygen I need to ever keep me turned on 
Ain't about the money, so give me what I want, what I need, 
You got the air I need to breathe 

---x--- 
I was always fighting, it wasn’t outta hate 
It’s just how it was on the council estate where I grew up 
You know, you do what ya do to survive,

be happy have nobody mess with ya 
When I was thirteen I was smoking & doping,

hurting so bad, I’d given up hoping 
T.O.T.P was well outta reach; my mama had a breakdown,

my sister she preached 
That was just her way of getting on through,

telling me I was going to hell 
I already knew, hey yo devil nutha sinner coming down 
Pump up the volume mama chill is in town 
Joking aside, I was going of the rails,

suicided three times, , each time I failed 
Didn’t wanna die but I didn’t wanna live with my heart hanging out 
And everybody kicking it, so I took the anger and put it in a rhyme 
Somebody gonna love it some day, is it my time, is it my time? 

---x--- 
Give me a break let me make it to that music aqualung 
Only oxygen I need to ever keep me turned on 
Ain't about the money, so give me what I want, what I need, 
You got the air I need to breathe 

---x--- 
Dont play no violins or I’ll cut the strings 
It’s just how it was; it’s just how it’s been 
Life’s a bitch but it’s beautiful too 
All gotta do our time, but this time it’s gotta be mine? 

---x--- 
We’re just like the simpsons there’s five of us too 
Aint mentioned my brother yet but ya know, his cool 
We all dysfunctional but we lovin each other 
In fact I wanna have them all on my first record cover 
That’s if I’m making it before I’m an oldie 
Teeth in a glass body wrinkly & mouldy 
Yeah old age creeps up from behind,

better sign me now huh? Is it my time? 
---x--- 
Give me a break let me make it to that music aqualung 
Only oxygen I need to ever keep me turned on 
Aint about tha money, so give me what I want, what I need, 
You got tha air I need to breathe.

---x---