MLK, JR

Our Future- Longford Rap

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[Verse 1: Dizzy]
Gonna have a good time but we can't/
They make us feel small just like an ant/
Don't make a wish that you can't grant/
And we need to shoot [???] to get off the street/
Cuz we becoming into thugs/
[???] wrong doing just like lugs/
And i was born but we still need your attention/
And we speak the truth/
Just like a confession so get ya notebooks out/
Class is in session so you better listen to the words/
That we're preachin/
We learned our lesson now we're teachin'/
Turn us into start we're reachin'/
And you can't [???] cheatin'/
And we're in it together like competing/
They say we're the best you can be but we know we're not the best because you won't pay the fee/
[Hook]
If you want a future than keep longford clean/
Put the effort in/
Let's make our streets clean/
We'll people listen, won't shout in their ear/
We'll whisper words of wisdom/
To make ourselves clean/

[Verse 2: CJ]
Know what we want and we won't leave without it/
It is a big whoop and yes we do want to fight about it/
We need something to keep the druggies off the street/
Stop people from getting in trouble with the heat/
Like a youth club with games and pool/
They're the sorta things that'll make Longford cool/
Because they rule and you're just a fool/
Thinking you're hard just cause you're on drugs/
But really you're just slugs/
Take it to the lugs/
This is our community, take it or leave it/
Bin or receive it, but we really need a change/
To take us long range from it is now/
Because you shouldn't allow, what is going on/
Because we're the only ones without cool stuff like a skate park/
And when it is dark, people don't even want to go outside/
[Hook]
If you want a future than keep longford clean/
Put the effort in/
Let's make our streets clean/
We'll people listen, won't shout in their ear/
We'll whisper words of wisdom/
To make ourselves clean/

[Verse 3: Some Girl]
This is our community just don't disrespect it/
It's like i'm from [???] when you just neglect it/
You talk about fine, talk about about getting it clean/
The sky should be blue and the grass should be green/
And once the dark clouds have a silver lining/
We don't have a skate park for us to reside in/
Hopefully our dreams will one day come true/
We know this cause sometimes as individuals/
We may not be perfect, but goddamn we're good/
We stay with out community and please stay with us/
Give us something to do and we'll leave you alone/
All we want is a place to chill (they stole)/
If it ain't much than our opinion must count/
But old people tell us off when they see us hanging out/
They try to keep us safe and we thank you for this/
But something to keep us off the streets wouldn't go amiss/

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About "Our Future- Longford Rap"

The music video was created by a group of teenagers from Longford in collaboration with local film company Vision4Dreams. The video accompanies Our Future, an urban rap song written and recorded by the youngsters, with David Pye Workshops, to describe their area and hopes for the future. The song has already received over 1,000 hits on YouTube and is set to hit even greater heights following the launch of the new video.

The project was supported by Keepmoat and GGHT as part of the Trust’s Longford Quality of Life project. Over the last 12 months the Trust and its partners have helped to deliver a large number of improvements in the Longford area. Tenants and residents have benefited from improvements to the walls around their properties and front drives, while the area has seen a number of initiatives to clean up grot spots and reduce crime and anti social behaviour.

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