Plan B - Prayin' (The Defamation of Strickland Banks)
lord above, i just killed a man, let somebody take the blame. lord above, i'm kneeling down, i'm prayin' take away this pain all up in here. i'm praying', oh lord i'm praying' to you, take away this guilt all up in my head. i'm pleadin', oh lord i'm pleading' with you, we got some dealin's to do before the day i'm dead. he came for me, just like i knew he would, but this time i was ready and i killed him good. but he weren't alone, there was one more left. he took my weapon from me, put it to the test. that's when this angel appeared out of the door, with the devil in his eyes but god in his heart. he slayed him down, saved me from a sudden death but i've still done wrong. so now i'm prayin', oh lord i'm prayin' to you, take away this guilt all up in my head. i'm pleadin', oh lord i'm pleadin' with you, we got some dealin's to do before the day i'm dead. so there we are, an angel and a man, both just standing there, blood on our hands. "what we gon' do now?" is what i thought, but before i could say it, the angel talked. he said "i'm in here for life anyway, you're only in here for five, i'll take the blame." he said "go right now, don't feel ashamed." but lord i do, that's why i'm prayin'. i'm prayin', oh lord i'm prayin' to you, take away this guilt all up in my head. i'm pleadin', oh lord i'm pleadin' with you, we got some dealin's to do before the day i'm dead. i'm prayin', oh lord i'm praying to you, atone me from these sins weighing down on my soul. i'm pleading', oh lord i'm pleadin' with you, you got some healing to do, inside i'm feeling low.

Noah Gundersen - Ledges (Ledges)
i've got a lot of loose ends, i've done some damage. i've cut the rope so it frayed. i've got a lot of good friends keeping me distracted, keeping my sanity safe. here i stand on the edge of the ledges i've made, looking for a steady hand. here i stand in the land of the rocks in the valley trying to be a better man for you. and i drink a little too much without giving back, if blessed are the meek then i'm cursed. i want to learn how to love, not just the feeling. bear all the consequences. and i want to learn how to love and give it all back, and be forgiven for all i've done. here i stand on the edge of the ledges i've made, looking for a steady hand. here i stand in the land of the rocks in the valley, trying to be a better man for you.

Civil Twilight - The Courage or the Fall (The Courage or the Fall)
man wasn't made to live alone, that's why i have my enemies. whenever i close my eyes they're all i can see. every man needs a savior. every savior needs his task. but which one am i, the man or the one behind the mask? what comes first, the courage or the fall? is that a savior outside my window? or is that a reflection of me?

Plan B - Ill Manors (Ill Manors)
let's all go on an urban safari, we might see some illegal migrants. oi look, there's a chav. that means council housed and violent. he's got a hood on, give him a hug. on second thought, don't, you don't wanna get mugged. oh shit, too late, that was kinda dumb. whose idea was that? stupid. he's got some front, 'aint we all? be the joker, play the fool. what's politics, ain't it all? smoke and mirrors, april fools all year round all in all. just another brick in the wall. get away with murder in the schools. use four letter swear words cause we're cool. we're all drinkers, drug takers. every single one of us burns the herb. keep on believing what you read in the papers, council estate kids; scum of the earth. think you know how life on a council estate is from everything you've ever read about it or heard. well it's all true, so stay where you're safest. there's no need to step foot out of the 'burbs. truth is here we're all disturbed. we cheat and lie, it's so absurd. feed the fear that's what we've learned. fuel the fire, let it burn. you could get lost in this concrete jungle. new builds keep springing up outta nowhere. take the wrong turn down a one way junction, find yourself in the hood nobody goes there. we got an eco-friendly government, they preserve our natural habitat. built an entire olympic village around where we live without pulling down any flats. give us free money and we don't pay any tax. nhs healthcare, yes please many thanks. people get stabbed 'round here, there's many shanks. nice knowing someone's got our backs when we get attacked. don't bloody give me that, i'll lose my temper. who closed down the community center? i kill time there, used to be a member. what will i do now until september? school's out, rules out, get your bloody tools out. london's burning, i predict a riot. fall in, fall out. who knows what it's all about. what did that chief say? something 'bout the kaisers. kids on the street, no they never miss a beat, never miss a cheap thrill when it comes their way. let's got looting, no not luton. the high street's closer, cover your face. and if we see any rich kids on the way we'll make 'em wish they stayed inside. here's a charge for congestion, everybody's gotta pay. do what boris does… rob em blind. we've had it with you politicians, you bloody rich kids never listen. there's no such thing as broken britain. we're just bloody broke in britain. what needs fixing is the system, not shop windows down in brixton. riots on the television. you can't put us all in prison. oi! i said oi! what you looking' at, you little rich boy? we're poor 'round here, run how and lock your door. don't come 'round here no more, you could get robbed for. real, cause my manors ill. my manors ill, for real. yeah you know my manors ill, my manors ill.

Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers (Tongue 'N Cheek)
i wake up every day, it's a daydream. everythin' in my life ain't what it seems. i wake up just to go back to sleep. i act real shallow but i'm in too deep. and all i care about is sex and violence, a heavy baseline is my kind of silence. everybody says that i gotta get a grip but i let sanity give me the slip. bonkers. some people think i'm bonkers but i just think i'm free. man, i'm just livin' my life. there's nothin' crazy about me. some people pay for thrills but i get mine for free. there's nothin' crazy about me. mmm, yeah, i'm back in the floor now.

Clutch - The Regulator (Blast Tyrant)
i see that lantern trimmed low burning in our home. and though i feel like crying, i swear tonight i'll cry no more. how many times have i prayed that i would get lost along the way? is his wallet leather? is is wallet fat? for now a year later it's got you lying on your back. you should have closed your windows and got another dog. you should have chained up all the doors and switched up all the locks. and how many times have i prayed the angels would speed me away? dream with the feathers of angels stuffed beneath your head. the regulator's swinging pendulum. come with me and walk the longest mile.

Civil Twilight - Letters from the Sky (Civil Twilight)
one of these days the sky's gonna break and everything will escape and i'll know. one of these days the mountains are gonna fall into the sea and they'll know that you and i were made for this, i was made to taste your kiss. we were made to never fall away. never fall away. one of these days letters are gonna fall from the sky, telling us all to go free. but until that day i'll find a way to let everybody know that you're coming back, you're coming back for me. 'cause even though you left me here i have nothing left to fear. these are only walls that hold me here. hold me here. only walls that hold me here. one day soon i'll hold you like the soon holds the moon and we will hear those planes overhead and we won't have to be scared. 'cause we won't have to be scared. you're coming back for me, you're coming back for me. you're coming back to me, you're coming back to me. you're coming back for me. you're coming back.

Noah Gundersen - David (Family)
i keep kicking at the curb with my worn out shoes and i keep running into strangers that say "i know you." and i don't wanna be a proud man, just wanna be a man. a little less like my father and more like my dad. i try to keep my conscience clean. i try to keep myself out your bad dreams. i try to wash my hands for you every night, let you find my strangling fingers wrapped around tight. i wanna hunt like david, i wanna kill me a giant man. i wanna slay my demons but i got lots of them, i got lots of them.

Dizzee Rascal - Nutcrackerz (Nutcrackerz)
cause man ain't bumping him or you. man ain't bumping him either. man ain't come for him. man ain't come to grin either. man ain't comforting geezers, ease up. man ain't jumping in neither. man just jumpy and eager beavers. shit ain't sunken in neither. man just old school from gloucester grove. when man had comfortable fila, back when aston didn't even live there it was josh and makeda. back when gangsters weren't even shooting. man took chunks with that cleaver. back all super dee, stone love days. yep, jamrock sound, metro media. back in the day when i was broke, i was on bow road and looking out for eaters. back in the day before i had seven figures our bredders were begging me for features. back in the day before bloggers and tweeters, before they knew i was a genius. they were the days when i was excluded from school for fucking with my teachers. i was so damn facetious, i would leave em with fevers, seizers, bunch of holes in my sneakers. back in the day before i had that brand new range rover, looking devious. previous, i was moving mischievous. none of my girlfriends were divas. making moves was the easiest. please don't make me get deeper, i was linking kamika ice rink and that creeper. had them dropping in caesar's. jesus, bunch of unstable geezers. bunch of peelers and dealers. demons, they were holding them beaters. we were owning them speakers. man came back with that classic crack shit. make came back with that raskit. rolled up with them rottweilers and came back with bull mastiffs. quickly grab them six brownings, women grab me two taxis. there's a negative and a plus side, hollow's back with new batteries. hold up, coming back for you fassies. beeter run home, call that prat the new lassie. them two straps are too massive. jumped out, pap pap pap with two maccies. quick, jump back in front seat and back seat. pricks get bought ribena and capri. don't gas me i was on the back streets, couldn't catch me on a jack spree. they looking at me like "why you wanna rap me?" that's crappy. i was actually not flashy, they couldn't hack me. all-black in my nike air tracky and i went all out on a fast. and i didn't make beats on a lappy. what you know about rex in stratty? exactly. had a tatty in hackney. bit batty, a bit scatty, but i was happy. cause she coked sailfish and ackee. she didn't clap me so i've gotta give thanks to selassie. shy fx and uk apache. the speaker blowing, better keep it going. mention hollowman when your speaker flowing. get that mozzarella cheese, get the pizza going. seen your gully side now your week is showing. my nigga dizzy ras, they say he's a poet. they hear we drop a track, niggas tippy-toeing. don't come around a man with your pissy poems. i've got bitches on my dick and their lippy showing.

Clutch - Electric Worry (From Beale Street to Oblivion)
well you made me weep and you made me moan when you cause me to leave, child, my happy home. but someday, baby, you ain't gonna worry my life anymore. i get satisfaction everywhere i go. where i lay my head - that's where i call home. whether barren pines or the mission stare, take tomorrow's collar and give 'em back the glare. what a dirty mistreated. that i was no good. but someday, baby, you ain't gonna worry my life anymore. doctor or lawyer, i'll never be. life of a drifter - only life for me. you can have your riches, all the gold you saved cause ain't room for one thing in everybody's grave. if i had money like henry food, lord i'd have me a woman, yeah on every road. but someday, baby, you ain't gonna worry my life anymore. invocation of the dummies, requiem for a head. cash in at the corner, piles of street cred. i get satisfaction everywhere i go, one day baby you'll worry me no more. bang, bang, bang bang, vamonos, vamonos!