Ten Typ Mes - Wiedzą (English translation)
First Verse :
This tenth album is a turning point in my career.
I’ve swallowed the cunt but I’m spitting it back.
If you feel uncomfortable listening to this, then don’t.
Few idiots had a blitz on my record label.
Another homie who was shown a lot of kindness
returned evil for good, earlier asking me for a feature.
In order to move forward I’m getting thick-skinned.
I want to forgive him. Holdin’ this redneck in contempt
would be the easiest thing to do.
So fuck this childishness coming from all these demanding people.
My partner is going to pick up his kids.
He got into his car and he’s expecting kind words
so instead of raising an objection I’ll just tell him: “I won’t chase after them.”
You’re so honest that Tinder matches you only with Themis.
We know who preferred begging for “likes” to making music.
We still want to make music for sensitive people,
not tunes that will make our CD’s sell better.
* Each day is a struggle, Alko(poligamia)
We’ll find the real deal between Stones Throw, JuNouMi, Asfalt (record labels)
Between each vinyl, cover and video clip. Not between rounds of applause
or when they’re smacking their lips while doing a feature.
I devote three months out of each year to jazz, six to rap
and the last quarter to songs.
My heart pushes me towards all three.
* Parental advisory. Cause it’s for the parents who are young at heart
and for the mature youth who do not want to be a burden.
It’s for all those who fix their peepers on puddles.
Whenever they try to raise their eyes the concentration of louts is too high.
So close them. I’m telling you this without looking myself.
Let’s gather all our strength and “Full ahead!”
“Let’s gather all our strength” What a cliché!
But unless I change my mindset I’ll get drunk before 7 pm.
*My fans know that I can wink at them
but in this case my eyes look more like a well.
When players confuse snooker with hitting the table with a cue
it’s not a challenge to do a track and tell them few home truths
Chorus (x4) :
Bitches know it, bitches know it.
Bitches know it cause they’re up to date.
They know they stand no chance against me.
Hade, try to wrap you head around this rap industry.
It’s fucked up and drains all your energy. I know, I know.
It will turn a boy into a man
and it can turn a tough guy into a twat.
For you fame and scrilla’ are the measures of one’s success.
For me it’s making music.
Second Verse :
So, see you at breakfasts in hotels.
Cause if you want to be pro, this must be your goal.
This is the lifestyle of better than us. Date and arrival.
Small club or festival?
Are you going to face the challenge or you’re scarred?
There are no “likes” under a diss song, only simple choices.
Either you want to be a professional musician
or you took something and you’re trippin’.
People won’t forget about your broken promises.
Still waitin’ for them albums and hits.
Why you’re being stuck up?
Bloke who owns a club doesn’t care how you carry yourself.
If you’re going to make a mess he won’t invite you again.
You want to lecture me on rap game and the gist of it
but I’m the one who’s giving concerts while you’re still rapping to your fist.
When you see my people, you should greet us first.
Cause we’re not just some crew. We are the best.
* If you want to be a star you must stay close to the capital city
and maybe we’ll be neighbors.
If I’m visiting someone I’m decent.
No, I don’t want you to show your pins in the room.
All them wows and hissing and booing fucks with our heads.
But why would you show up Mr. know-all?
Bitches blather and blather and blather.
I’m still waitin’ for the album.
Bitches blather and blather and blather.
I’m waiting to press “play” for God knows how long.
Only Theo, only Theo.
One album before turning 30. Fuckin’ impressive.
As far as the rest is concerned, just want to say
“Bye” to them and their careers.
You were moaning so try to achieve more on your own.
You can agree between yourselves to record three albums
and then do just one. Why not? Everything is in your hands.
If everything turns out well, you’ll say:
” I did it all on my own. I’m so fabulous!
No one was helping me and that bad record company wasn’t disturbing me.”
If not, you’ll find dozens of people who are at fault.
Anyone except you. No, no. Not you.
Many people. Auntie.
Maybe brother, dog or cat.
Porter. Or a neighbor who was bangin’ at door,
screaming that the wack ass beat was too loud.
That’s why it didn’t work out. Oh my!
a) It’s a follow-up to one of his own tracks ” Alkopoligamia”
” That’s Alkopoligamia. Each day is a struggle to prove one’s independence, to shout one’s
head off instead of being a copycat.”
b) ” We’ll find the real deal between Stones Throw, JuNouMi, Asfalt (record labels)
Between each vinyl, cover and videoclip. Not between rounds of applause
or when they’re smacking their lips while doing a feature.”
Mes claims that featurings trigger all kinds of emotions. People may say that one guy was
better than the other bloke or someone is not as good as he/she used to be. Featurings
are cool but to him albums in your “résumé” make you a pro and he just emphasized that fact in
the above lines.
c) “Parental advisory. Cause it’s for the parents who are young at heart
and for the mature youth who do not want to be a burden.” I ain’t gon’ lie, I’m not
sure if I understood these two lines correctly but then again everyone’s allowed to
interpret songs in their own way.
d) ” My fans know that I can wink at them but in this case my eyes look more like a well.”
Well is a metaphor for his emotional state. When our eyes shine with tears, they
resemble water in a well. Between the years 2014-16 few artists left Alkopoligamia.com (label)
First it was female rapper Wdowa, who claimed afterwards that her songs were deleted
from YouTube channel. Over the said period rappers Theodor,
Karwel and Kaietanovich left the record company as well. Clearly, Mes is bitter about the
whole situation (his eyes are like a well) But he’s also known for songs which do not have to
be treated so seriously (he winks at his listeners)
e) “If you want to be a star you must stay close to the capital city”
Some people like to act like they’re the shit from in front of the computer, in their home
town but then they move to Warsaw (the capital city of Poland) and they’re not so
arrogant anymore. It doesn’t matter if it’s a cocky rapper or some lout who likes to pick
up fights in clubs. Warsaw will subdue him cause it’s harder to act in such a way down there.