Paradise

[Bridge: Toya Delazy]
I gotta get by, light a cigarette high in an hour of need
I gotta get by with more hope in my eye, it’s hard to breathe
It’s hard to breathe

[Verse 1: Ntukza]
Huh, huh, look at the monster the streets of Soweto raised in me
Now all that hater don’t have the courage for facing me
The life I'm living is the one that they would wish for
I embrace all the negative 'cause it’s what I get rich from

Ng'hamb' eyindawen' ezinzima they hope they could relate
Ngob' iyimpilo zabo zinzima thats all I can say
I never planned to be one of the best
So keep thinking it’s a game 'cause it only begins, huh

Who illest by far, who's the realest?
They say it’s me soon as they see the car is the meanest
This is what the streets missed, this is what your chick missed
You were given a shot at it and blew it now you're dismissed

Bahlulekile k'dala benyatsa I’ll punch a sucker
Ngeke bafike kule level, bunch of suckers
Bunch of strugglers, I'm the chosen one
Lezinja lez' ama-chicken, frozen ones

[Bridge: Toya Delazy]
I gotta get by, light a cigarette high in an hour of need
I gotta get by with more hope in my eye, it’s hard to breathe
It’s hard to breathe

[Chorus]
Take a look in my eyes
See the pain, see the pain
I'm taking a ride
To get away, get away
To paradise, paradise, to paradise
To paradise, paradise, to paradise

[Verse 2: Ma-E]
Whistling, whistling in the morning like a bird
Hello, good morning, are you still in bed?
The sun is rising and am feeling great
All the troubles behind me, no more feeling dead

Woke up then I prayed to God, I’ll never fail you, God
I’ll stay scheming instead, still winning this game
Hayi bo, every day we still dealing with hate
But we ain't willing to fade, we willing to face

All the troubles, ngiyohlala ngimele ikasi lami stay on my hustle
Baba lesi yisikhathi sami no need to watch you
All eyes on me, how can I be humble?

How can I be humble in this concrete jungle?
If I want I will hunt you then munch you, smartphone
I will never fumble, I was born to be smart joe
Do you feel my struggle, my muscle will last for ever, ever

[Bridge: Toya Delazy]
I gotta get by, light a cigarette high in an hour of need
I gotta get by with more hope in my eye, it’s hard to breathe
It’s hard to breathe

[Chorus]
Take a look in my eyes
See the pain, see the pain
I'm taking a ride
To get away, get away
To paradise, paradise, to paradise
To paradise, paradise, to paradise

[Verse 3: K.O]
I pray for a better tomorrow
My people are struggling, struggling and living in sorrow, sorrow
You only live once baba yolo
So imali phambili, phambili okunye can follow

As an adolescent, I knew if need it I gotta have it
Yeah, even if it means resorting to desperate measures
Now every minute and every second, I'm counting my blessings
And calculating my moves boy, simple mathematics (real nice)

My neck of the woods is a jungle
Everybody has a dream none of them become real
Lana it’s a done deal, some go to jail, some killed
And if AIDS doesn’t get you, the gun will

Iyintwan' eyincane trying hard to be cool
They all wana be a part of the crew
Money is a marketing tool, is violence a bargaining tool?
'Cause death looks easy, living is harder to

I say, ungalahl' ithemba ntwana keep your head up, head up
Do what you gotta do and just keep it together, together
Whenever you fall you got to get up, get up
Chea

[Bridge: Toya Delazy]
I gotta get by, let the light shine
I gotta get by, no need to hide
I gotta get by, 'cause a dreamer don’t die, we break free, break free