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Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – Get Better lyrics

Imagine a song, that really reached out and touched kids,
And not in a Daily Mail way, innocence corrupted,
But in a way where criticism remained 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 pointed out reasons to get it together,
Not shouting "get a job", but just saying,

Get better, get better, get better, get better,
Get better, get better, get,
Get better, get better, get better, get better,
Get better,
Get better,
Get better, get better, get better,
Get better, get better, get,
Get better, get better, get better,
Get better,

You see the young mother capital is where I live,
Little kids being raised by slightly bigger kids,
Society seems unphased that this is how it is,
While I'm constantly amazed that this is how it is,
They confuse love at first sight with lust at first light,
It must have 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 wanna be grown up and have respect you see,
But they're acting uneducated sexually,
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,


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, tired from their lives,
People getting off their faces for a quiet night in,
Kids rolling around the streets rowing and fighting,
But it's all just because life ain't too exciting,
And it's easier than 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 build your time better when you find a passion,
The Internet and public services give free education,
So it really ain't a case of rich or poor,
It's a case of self-motivation and nothing more,
Like Billy says, whether you have or you have not wealth,
The system might fail you, but don't fail yourself,


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    As a child born in the 80s, I believe my generation was the start of the decline into the state of "childhood" we have in our current environment.
    Our generation was looked down on by our peers, many of us felt like we were outcasts among our own societies and even families. The "diamonds" of our generation were polished and protected while the rest were thrown to the ground. Poor, unintelligent, disabled community and foreign immigrant kids especially were treated disrespectfully by people who should have known better, we were neglected in schools and made to feel less important that those with more natural ability.
    Even with all this negativity and with no post-high school education, I managed to build a successful career in web development. So this song touches me like no other song I have ever heard. It promotes inner-positivity and the attitude that no matter how rejected or neglected you feel, you just have to move on and focus on getting better yourself.
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    In my perspective, this song is telling me that though life can get screwed up, there is the constant possibility of improvement if you just let yourself try. It's saying that what people are doing isn't always right and it can get you into trouble so you have to use your own judgement and try to do the right thing as best you can. He tells you that this is how it is now but if you want to change, just do it and get a little better whenever you can.
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