Meanest Man lyrics on Atomic by Labrinth

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Meanest Man lyrics

Facebook Produced by the man himself, Meanest Man is the penultimate track on Labrinth's Atomic! EP. It features his sister ShezAr on the chorus singing the "Meanest man up in my city" hook, and re-unites Labrinth with fellow young British musicians Ed Sheeran, Wretch 32 and Devlin who each deliver 16 bars alongside the producer himself. The running theme of the song is about each artist striving to achieve success and being validated as authentic musicians amongst a sea of manufactured and reality TV pop acts.
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Pre-chorus: LabrinthNo matter where I've been
No better place than where I live

And sometimes we start again
To show them why we first begin


And oh oh oh
I know it's been a long time
So won't you say it again?

Chorus: ShezAr (Labrinth)Meanest man up in my city
Meanest man up in my city
Meanest man up in my city
(Sound of the Odd Children)
Meanest man up in my city

Ain't no time to sit around and look pretty
(Devlin, show them where it's at)

Verse 1: DevlinCheck my grin and crooked smile, son, I'm still a crooked child
Murder any crocodile that's lurking in the River Nile
Maybe I should think a while and scrap that and think again
I'm thinking vile, I'll fuck your bird like Harry Styles

But I've been Dirty like Harry since I was lurking in Daggy
But then I used my head in the lab, I was free too
(Meanest man up in my city)
I don't need you, like my boy Scissors, let me slice 'em to slivers

Burn you, I'm the boss, you're about to die, Smithers
You must be Justin Timberlake, I see you crying rivers
Tell me who's the sickest and realest, the science spitter
Stick my dick in Diane Vickers, it's lucky I'm not religious

But now I'm fucking cross, I got my adversaries touching cloth

Meanest MC you'll see or come across

Chorus: ShezAr (Labrinth)Meanest man up in my city
Ain't no time to sit around and look pretty
(Devlin I think I might just take it from here, yeah)

Verse 2: LabrinthCall me a genius
Who gives a bloody rat's arse what I'm seen as?
Maybe if you throw me a guitar and a beat
I can show you why these freshmen don't dance with the seniors


Too many fake believers
Too many copy cats trying to play Jesus

Too many followers Pied Piping, they ain't leaders
I smell something fishy, pull out a can of Febreze, shit

And breathe in, you and me sin
Ain't a saint, see I know we're all heathens

Honesty is a step closer to freedom
That's what I'll be even if that don't mean rich

So fuck all these fake pop stars

Even Nina Simone saying that I go hard, come on

Chorus: ShezAr (Labrinth)Meanest man up in my city
Ain't no time to sit around and look pretty
(Yeah I go hard now)

Pre-chorus: LabrinthNo matter where I've been
No better place than where I live
And sometimes we start again
To show them why we first begin

And oh oh oh
I know it's been a long time
So won't you say it again?

Verse 3: Wretch 32My Wretchercise is everybody's insanity
What you call a casualty I be causing casually
What you call a salary I used to cause a cavity
What you calling rapping, me, I call it chatting rapidly

Got into reality when they tried stabbing me
But dumb fools couldn't say a sentence on my scrabble streak

Chorus: ShezAr Meanest man up in my city
Ain't no time to sit around and look pretty
Meanest man up in my city

Wretch 32I speak the truth and I live by it
Taking the piss, I'm on a shit diet
Bought a fast car to keep the kids quiet
Driving down memory lane, I see Mum crying

Sick silence, pigs flying, officer violent, wringing my neck
Trying to ask me for my Dad but I'm on silent


Chorus: ShezAr (Wretch 32)Meanest man up in my city
(Strong silence)
Ain't no time to sit around and look pretty
(Suck your Mum, Trident)

Bridge: ShezAr (Labrinth)(I don't know, don't turn me round, yeah)
Baby, you mean man
(I don't know, don't turn me round, yeah)
Baby, you mean man

Wretch 32Ed Sheeran

Verse 4: Ed SheeranI be back with the next hit, screaming out "do you accept it?"
Unwritten words should be corrected
I'm fucking dyslexic, a dirty flow over the beat
Making it sound so sweet but septic


I'm bumping the fresh shit, with Lab, Devlin and now Wretches
Making every fan get restless
Heavy heart hanging from my chest like a necklace
And yeah, I got papers but I don't tell the press shit

But you should expect this, making a believer from skeptics
No gift shop at the exit
Well this is a head trip, I spent a couple years in a bedsit
A cesspit but I don't forget this


Your lyrics hold no weight, they're anorexic
You better invest in an alphabetical breakfast

If you feel disrespected, that's just the way the words are collected
Just giving you a little perspective, now you know

Bridge: LabrinthYeah, yes, just when they thought I couldn't cross the line
That's when I got there in the nick of time
'Cause who are they to say that ain't bad as a mother fucker
No time for faded dreams, bring out the laser beams and say

Chorus: ShezArMeanest man up in my city
Ain't no time to sit around and look pretty

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Labrinth Meanest Man lyrics added on 24th Jan 2013




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