Headie One – I Still Know Better Lyrics

Headie One I Still Know Better Lyrics

In this episode of Violent Four
We’ll focus on one particularly violent ten-week period which left three young people dead
Yo

I still know better
I turn that ’round, but I feel no better
Turned a five sands into my show cheddar
And I was baggin’ up the sand with my old wetter
Then go my show and all the fans screamin’, “Mo Salah”
The beef goin’ off the rails, it’s like a coathanger
See, broski was my codefendant
I went home when he caught a sentence
But now I war his brethrens
Didn’t think it could’ve been like this in youth offendin’

But clout’s more addictive than crystal meth
Now everybody’s got a deal with death
We just done what the street niggas do
But somebody’s gotta lose, and that’s the dominoes effect
I went Sony, got signed that week
I gave racks to my dad that week
I done my show, I linked a ho, I got lined that week
And I was trendin’ online that week
I had to see my girl cry that week
I had to glide that week
High-speed chase with the bine that week
I nearly threw away my life that week
I had the opps playin’ hide and seek
‘Cause— ssh, got shot twice that week
My pops, he see my door fly that week
I lost two of my broskis to a licence breach
Laser beams on my aunties, it’s a specialist Trident team
And my co-de that I spoke of before, the opps caught him and he died that week
North London hasn’t ever been the same again
And everybody thinks it’s entertainment
‘Til people start dyin’
Then they tell me that I’m glorifyin’ violence (Police is called to an incident at a car park)

I still know better
I turn that ’round, but I feel no better
Turned a five sands into my show cheddar
And I was baggin’ up the sand with my old wetter
Then go my show and all the fans screamin’, “Mo Salah”
The beef goin’ off the rails, it’s like a coathanger
See, broski was my codefendant
I went home when he caught a sentence
But now I war his brethrens
Didn’t think it could’ve been like this in youth offendin’

The girl from the uni room been goin’ through depression
I just hope that in her heart, there’s no resentment
How can we cure this? Because it’s too late for the prevention
Too late for all the police intervention
Everybody seekin’ vengeance
Yo, I told the A&R I’d never rap again or until we can mend this
Cancel all my shows, I’m in my bally and my Tech fit
And then I ended up inspirin’ my next hit
I performed at Stamina that week
It was hard to understand that week
Cah I was hated, then loved by the fans that week
Imagine if I got grabbed that week
I swear that would have been the saddest week
See, everybody had a chat that week
Imagine me sat down and I can’t support my family
Yo, I know I would’ve been forgotten and that’s mad to me

I still know better
I turn that ’round, but I feel no better
Turned a five sands into my show cheddar
And I was baggin’ up the sand with my old wetter
Then go my show and all the fans screamin’, “Mo Salah”
The beef goin’ off the rails, it’s like a coathanger
See, broski was my codefendant
I went home when he caught a sentence
But now I war his brethrens
Didn’t think it could’ve been like this in youth offenders
I still know better
I turn that ’round, but I feel no better
Turned a five sands into my show cheddar
And I was baggin’ up the sand with my old wetter
Then go my show and all the fans screamin’, “Mo Salah”
The beef goin’ off the rails, it’s like a coathanger
See, broski was my codefendant
I went home when he caught a sentence
But now I war his brethrens
Didn’t think it could’ve been like this in youth offendin’

Headie One has always insisted his songs are full of what he describes as, “Observations of society”
And his lyrics don’t incite people to do bad things
On YouTube there’s even a disclaimer saying the lyrics are based on fictional events and people
Whatever the truth, it’s little doubt “Know Better” took the dispute between the rival gangs to another level

    Lyrics Details:

  • Written by: Headie One
  • Album: The Last One
  • Released: 2024