Ben Ali

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I wasn’t brave enough to write a letter,
To thank you for my life and how you strived for better,
I know the troubles that I caused you and the stressful shit,
An eastern man full of pride, raising up a western kid,
How you made it from nothing to something to make it better,
How you were there adjusting to something to face the weather,
How you made it from North Africa to UK,
And I’m mad because its too late,
To say sorry how I screwed your head up,
I was stressing, yeah it haunted me, you made me mad,
Forget it, its the lessons that you brought me through that made me Dad, I’ve never told you just how highly that I hold you and,
respect i have for heartbreak in your life that never holds you back,

You did everything to make the life you have,
While i do everything to escape the life I’m given,
We didn’t always see eye to eye,
Now I’m grown up and, beneath we're not that different,

So while I’m sitting on this train, in the toilet avoiding paying,
Drinking brandy just to get through the day I’m,
Thinking mad deep reflecting on days,
We had these defected debates.
You with this easternised culture,
Me in my westernised phase,
I never realised you were human till you broke and had to,
Be a man and shed a tear whilst telling me my bro had cancer,
I know that beauty comes from pain,
And it moves me to this day, that i avoided it, I suppose i had to, Runaway, and fall in this bottomless pit,
In comparison to you my problems aint shit,
You always solve them so honest with it,
Me i get on it and drink, and sometimes don’t stop till I’m sick,
I'm in this toilet feeling weak in the head, seeping with sweat,
I think of you, beg for a piece of your strength,
To make things easy I just break all the rules,
All your life to make things easy you just made all the tools, Dad

You did everything to make the life you have,
While i do everything to escape the life I’m given,
We didn’t always see eye to eye,
Now I’m grown up and, beneath we're not that different,

You told me sami switch stole your son, I’ve developed me the remedy,
Proud to say I'm Chokri I can carry on your legacy, (legacy)
I developed me a remedy, proud to say McNally I can carry on your legacy,
You and mum are my creators and my deities,
The truest love, the truth has come,
This plane has crossed the greatest sea,
You knew it mum, you knew your son had greatness in his grace
I see what you’ve become from youth and I’m so grateful for your faith in me,
I’m feeling proud now and I wish you did,
Because our seconds are not limitless to inner bliss,
I really miss the little bits so point me to the canvas which,
I can paint a smile turn disappointment into happiness,
I'll end this eclipse, I'll make day from night,
The day you look at your son as a ray of light,
I'll end this eclipse and I'll make day from night,
The day you look at your son as a ray of light,

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from Solace, released June 1, 2015
Produced By Ross OD

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Sami Switch London, UK

‘Solace’ takes listeners through a remarkable two-year absence that left Sami homeless. Bravely original, the E.P is a mixture of rap, spoken word & soulful vocals. Produced by Ross OD and legendary film composer Andy Gray, it is the honest story of a young man fighting for his place in the world. ... more

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