Massive Ego – Rise

Music video ‘Rise’ performed by ‘Massive Ego’ taken from the new double album ‘Beautiful Suicide‘.

Lyrics:

They’re turning out the lights
In good old London town
Destroying all our memories
Look hard they’re still around
All grown up and gentrified
But still built up on lies
Our history being kicked aside
Replaced by higher rise

Steel and glass predominate
This urban gentrify
Rip the very heart out
City life about to die
Killing of our culture
This government deny
Those born and bred
Priced out instead
They struggle to survive

We don’t need no…
Gentrification
We all live here after all
I’ve seen the writing on the wall
That this city’s about to fall
Fall, fall, fall…

Rise!
Rise up for me tonight!
Rise!
Rise, rise up for me tonight!
Rise!
Rise, rise up for me tonight!
Rise!
Rise, rise up for me tonight!

All gentrified and formalised
It’s heart ripped from the core
Turned out the lights, but kept the sights
The tourists clamour for
They’re building for the sake of it
Fills bankers pockets more
And they’re killing London’s culture
Like they never have before

Approved the demolition
But you’ll never take us down
Took a feather from old mother cap
But you will never steal her crown
You lied to us so many times
But we are organised
This is our day of reckoning
Together we’re unified

Steel and glass predominate
This urban gentrify
Rip the very heart out
City life about to die
Killing of our culture
This government deny
Those born and bred
Priced out instead
They struggle to survive

We don’t need no…
Gentrification
We all live here after all
I’ve seen the writing on the wall
That this city’s about to fall
Fall, fall, fall…

Rise!
Rise up for me tonight!
Rise!
Rise, rise up for me tonight!
Rise!
Rise, rise up for me tonight!
Rise!
Rise, rise up for me tonight!

All gentrified and formalised
It’s heart ripped from the core
Turned out the lights, but kept the sights
The tourists clamour for
They’re building for the sake of it
Fills bankers pockets more
And they’re killing London’s culture
Like they never have before

We don’t need no…
Gentrification
‘Cause we are people…
Not experimentation

Rise!
Rise up for me tonight!
Rise!
Rise, rise up for me tonight!
Rise!
Rise, rise up for me tonight!
Rise!
Rise, rise up for me tonight!

Rise!
Watch everybody rise!
They tell us fucking lies!
Watch everybody rise!
Rise!
(We don’t need no)
Watch everybody rise!
(We don’t need no)
They tell us fucking lies!
(We don’t need no)
Watch everybody rise!
(We don’t need no)
We don’t need no
(Rise!)
We don’t need no
(Watch everybody rise!)
We don’t need no
We don’t need no
Gentrification…

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