Spoken Word Short Film: Dying to Live – BBC

Spoken Word Short Film: Dying to Live – BBC


(POLICE SIRENS) (INTRODUCTORY MUSIC) ♫ Ogun got my back yeah ♫ ♫ you could meet a healer
you could meet the reaper ♫ ♫ and we got the pack, yeah ♫ ♫ eyes on me life like Mona Lisa ♫ ♫ One day they’re gone miss ya ♫ ♫ It’s a runway then you lift off ♫ ♫ and some way still in euphoria ♫ ♫ and some say been here before yeah ♫ ♫ Innocent but always ran from one time ♫ ♫ broken bottles, brandish them at lunch time ♫ ♫ posted in the alley that was front line ♫ ♫ knocking at my door that was all the time ♫ ♫ Do or die, dis dat do or die ♫ ♫ on a vibe, we just multiply ♫ ♫ Do or die, dis dat do or die ♫ ♫ wan survive, I just wan survive ♫ ♫ Grind so hard put my team on ♫ ♫ I feel good with my guys round me ♫ ♫ they see me and they staring ♫ ♫ I’m just tryin’ live but they still on me ♫You’re a mixed raceWho’s better?Bob Marley or Gregory Issacs?(CAR HORN BEEPS) ♫ Swear I got a mask and I keep it on me ♫ ♫ I don’t trust no-one, I don’t trust nobody ♫ ♫ They move weird so I keep it on me ♫ ♫ hope I got my friends, hope I got my family ♫ ♫ Got my mask on ♫ ♫ I don’t trust no-one ♫ ♫ head strong fate, same old fear ♫ ♫ scared for my life so I keep it on me ♫ ♫ This that other side ♫ ♫ this that Russian ice ♫ ♫ this that other vice ♫ ♫ this that come at night ♫ ♫ gants, kagoulé ♫ ♫ if they aint talking right then
they aint walking right ♫ ♫ what’s the law like ♫ ♫ my life alright ♫ ♫ this is all I this is so yeah ♫ ♫ Rotten to the core and I got evidence ♫ ♫ yeah yeah ♫ ♫ Lick a jigga down and call that medicine ♫ ♫ yeah yeah ♫ ♫ Scapegoating a ting and dodge the relevance ♫ ♫ yeah yeah ♫ ♫ This is my city, where I come from ♫ (DOOR OPENS) (FOOTSTEPS)Oi!What are you doing out here?I told you last time you can’t do this hereAll this noise you’re making outMaking it sound like a ‘zoo’ out here!What you mean a zoo?!Yo!What you doing?Get off of me bro!Move back bro, get off me♫ I don’t care what they say ♫ ♫ I’ve been doing this from day ♫ ♫ That this is my home since way ♫ ♫ I’m on my way ♫ ♫ And we don’t care what they say ♫ ♫ we been doing this from day ♫ ♫ that this is our home since way ♫ ♫ We are on the way ♫ ♫ Swear I got a mask and I keep it on me ♫ ♫ I don’t trust no-one, I don’t trust nobody ♫ ♫ they move weird so I keep it on me ♫ ♫ hope I got my friends, hope I got my family ♫ ♫ Got my mask on ♫ ♫ I don’t trust no-one, I don’t trust no-one ♫ ♫ head strong fate, same old fear ♫ ♫ scared for my life so I keep it on ♫ ♫ gotta keep it on me ♫ ♫ so I keep it on ♫ ♫ yeah, I keep it on ♫ ♫ gotta keep it on ♫ ♫ yeah, I keep it on ♫ ♫ yeah, I keep it on ♫ ♫ yeah yeah ♫ ♫ yeah ♫ ♫ yeah yeah ♫ ♫ ooohhh ♫ ♫ yeah yeah ♫ ♫ yeah yeah ♫ ♫ ooohhh ♫ (HEART BEAT)

31 comments

  1. Love the African masks. A day in the life of a young black. Glad Bristol has/had black mayors.

    Remembering roots of a culture.

  2. Nice like it hope it makes it it should im a good critic and i give it a A plus song and video its so smoothingly cool.🤝👏👍💛❤

  3. I am a Boomer but I understand it, Simply because I raised 3 children in the "hood" though it's not the Bronx, and is in the southwest, but nonetheless, the "hood" has always been an influence in their lives. Thank goodness they have me though…I care about my kids…
    I care about all these kids, it's a tough world, much tougher than when I was a teen. We only had to worry about school work and going to school dances and football games, and necking, but not going all the way. If a girl got pregnant in high school she left
    school and either gave the baby to a relative to raise the baby or ,a lot of times the family would go somewhere or send the girl to a
    realitive and the mother of the girl would say it was her baby. If you don't believe that look towards the actor Jack Nicholson, it turns out
    he discovered his mother was really his sister, and who he thought was his mother was his
    Grandma. Keep on singing ,you are
    good. Those masks are scary. Keep it up…you are good.

  4. It seems to me the young black man and his group of friends seek to emphasize the antagonism between them and the rest of the people… 'don't trust anyone' 'put a mask on' etc. The final image is silently violent and hard. The point they're trying to make is not clear to me. I'd rather they tried to be more congenial…

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