Runnin On Empty (EP)

by Mama Chill

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released 30 August 2015

Lyrics/music-Mama Chill
Produced/Mixed/Mastered-Shane Shanahan-Westpoint Studios London
Jmoya -Give U Music
Minnie Birch-Guitar/vocals-Music
Marc Dove Guitar

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Mama Chill Watford, UK

Making Music, leavin the talkin to others.

Darryl DMC Mcdaniels- Mama Chill gettin ill never runs, never will. Nuff Respect for ya.

Whodini- One Crazy Mama we lovin the tone of your voice.

Tom Robinson BBC 6-This is old school hiphop straight out of Watford, I very much like her directness & performance.

Fame Mag- This is a lady that means business
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Track Name: Jus Human
Don’t try to be black or brown, don’t try to be white
Coz trying to be human is hard enough

Yeah, I know ya been tucked up,I know ya been f*cked up
like crumbs on a carpet, rubbish, you been sucked up
& f*cked up again, like f*ckety overload
you’re a physical, lyrical bomb jus waiting to explode
& Who’s gonna get it? whoever gets in ya way
It’s been a hard days night & a hard nights day
That you never opted in but ya cant opt out
Ain’t you who’s dictating what ya lifes all about
& ya doomed if ya don’t & ya doomed if ya do
Its about who’s controlling who & them & what & you
It’ll take supersize strength to change & pave the way
All got it within us, to find, jus pray
That a miracle is comin, a miracle is comin, a miracle is comin
That a miracle is comin, a miracle is comin, a miracle is comin.

Don’t try to be black or brown, don’t try to be white
Coz trying to be human is hard enough
If you were blind, you’d only hear my voice
Blessed with all your senses try to make the same choice
When you’re lookin at me lookin at you
With only our defence on view
Know our bones beneath it say
We’re jus human, we’re jus human.

Look at your reflection, ya look like an erection
Acting like a dickhead, that’s lost all their direction
You need protection, mostly from yourself
Tryna stand up like a giant when you’re an ant like everybody else
& everything that goes up, must come down
Don’t want another Mama dying crying tears for her clown

Don’t wanna another young one lying in a casket
Even a biogradeable friendly wicker basket
Life ain’t a tv show you can rewind
where an actor gets shot then gets back up on his grind
this is real but I feel that somewhere in your brain
You know that if we cut up the colours the same.
An a miracle is comin, a miracle is comin, a miracle is comin
A miracle is comin, a miracle is comin, a miracle is comin.

Don’t try to be black or brown, don’t try to be white
Coz trying to be human is hard enough
If you were blind, you’d only hear my voice
Blessed with all your senses try to make the same choice
When your lookin at me lookin at you
With only our defence on view
Know our bones beneath it say
We’re jus human, we’re jus human.

When ya lookin in the eyes of another
Ya lookin in the eyes of ya brother & sister
ya lookin in the eyes of yourself
When you’re looking in the eyes of another,
Hear the same heart ticking, tick tick tick, tick tick tick, tick tick tick,

Were jus human x 4


Don’t try to be black or brown, don’t try to be white
Coz trying to be human is hard enough.
Track Name: ToolBox
What you got in your toolbox
What you gathered as you’ve grown
Who you were can shape who you become its all valuable
So bring it on home
What you got in your tool box
Don’t be ashamed of days gone by
Things all happen for a reason
& your doing alright.

I used to be a fighter mighta not have survived
So it saw me through a time from the age of five
Then someone said I was funny so I used that instead
Swapping one tool for another, knocked fighting on the head
That’s what happens when ya grow ya get to leave things behind
Still a part of you just harder to find,
I really didn’t mind I was ready to move on
If you can listen N learn you can grow to be anyone
I’m as thick as sh*t never been academic,
With most teachers I was never gonna get it
They never had passion like they wanted to be
But I’m doing alright yeah coz life taught me
And it taught me more than a school could ever give
It’s a f*cked up system and usually is
So I live by my own rules, set the bar high
Forgive like ya wanna be forgiven, it’s a hard life


What you got in your toolbox
What you gathered as you’ve grown
Who you were can shape who you become its all valuable
So bring it on home
What you got in your toolbox
Don’t be ashamed of days gone by
Things all happen for a reason
& your doing alright.

I messed up a million times but I got no regrets
Jus take it on the chin, try not to forget
Don’t always succeed but I keep on trying
Sucking up my lessons till the day that I’m dying
Lifes about Luv, it aint easy to do
When hates on ya tail yeah tryin to unbalance you
& like an umbrella that covers you up from the rain
You use ya fists an ya anger to cover up the pain
And you’ll remain that way if you aint willin to learn
& hand yaself to the haters shouting burn baby burn
come out from undercover, keep ya head up high
leavem in ya dust coz it’s time for goodbye
Say Hi to the new phase ya movin on stronger
Putting away the things ya don’t need any longer
always be a part of you, a memory done
So look back & be proud of how far ya come.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh , oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,

What you got in your toolbox (I GOT NO REGRETS)
What you gathered as you’ve grown (TRY NOT TO FORGET)
Who you were can shape who you become its all valuable
So bring it on home

What you got in your toolbox (HOLD YA HEAD UP HIGH)
What you gathered as you’ve grown (TIME TO SAY GOODBYE)
Who you were can shape who you become its all valuable
So bring it on home

Bring it on home, bring it on home, bring it
Bring it on home, bring it on home bring it
Bring it on home, bring it on home bring it
Bring it on home.
Track Name: Jmoya-Ft Mama Chill - Give U-Jmoya Ft Mama Chill
I give to you in equal measure
Taste my pain, feel my pleasure
Dominated or dominator?
Let the game begin.

I give U quality honey, so put ya money on me
With my authority, surely you wanna get up on it
I give U quality honey, so put ya money on me
With my authority, surely you wanna get up on it
I give U quality honey, so put ya money on me
With my authority, surely you wanna get up on it
I give U quality honey, so put ya money on me
With my authority, surely you wanna get up on it

Put ya hands on my chest, feel my breath
Rip at our clothes as we undress, touch the flesh, it’s a mess see
It’s always physical, it’s never lyrical, bodies collide,
how no-ones died it’s a miracle.
When we communicate, between our love and hate
We push the buttons, we explode and then we celebrate.
We dance around each other looking to even up the score
Then you impale me on your flesh just like you were a matador
Who’s gonna lie in the bloody ring of roses
Take the prize and the game decomposes
It’s like a see-saw up and down never ending
Neither getting off, neither seeing or comprehending
We break arms, touch lips, thrust hips
& bang our heads together like we don’t give a jack about it
It’s our addiction, we just can’t stop
No matter who gets hurt in the climb for the top
Wanna climb on top.

I give to you, as you give to me
Let the game begin yeah.

I give U quality honey, so put ya money on me
With my authority, surely you wanna get up on it
I give U quality honey, so put ya money on me
With my authority, surely you wanna get up on it
I give U quality honey, so put ya money on me
With my authority, surely you wanna get up on it
I give U quality honey, so put ya money on me
With my authority, surely you wanna get up on it
Track Name: Tears
Lyrics/Music-Mama Chill
Produced/Mixed/Mastered- Shane Shanahan -Westpoint studios London
Track Name: Bus Stop 16
It’s all changed & lifes moved on
I woke up one day & my health had gone
Pain has no preference when said & done
But I’m still sixteen inside.

I fell in luv, that’s what people do
In my mind I still think of you
I heard you’re still a bastard yeah, that ain’t nuthin new
& I’m still sixteen inside.

Bills to pay & a job to keep
If I wanna stay off tha street.
Everyday is such a fucking major feat
Coz I’m still sixteen inside.

When ya family & friends have gone
& the last lament is sung
But oh you thought they’d live forever on & on
Coz we’re still 16 inside.

Yeah,Trust me one day you wake up old & grey
& you wonder where you’ve gone, one minute ya young
& ya dancing in a club, falling in N out of Luv, surrounded by ya friends yeah, drinking in a pub
Then changes come-a-creepin, ya never see them sneak in
suddenly the buildings gone & everybodies leaving
friendships a memory, ya future round the bend
& ya clinging to the past coz you don’t wanna reach the end
Everything is gaining pace, it’s all becoming clearer
That nuthin lasts forever, N ya time is drawing nearer
its like waiting at a bus-stop ,another aint gonna come
You only get one ticket, to one bus, make sure you’re on
& ride it to the max aiming for a crash landing
Or wait while everybody drops & be the last one standing.

Silver hair & mind decay
When I can’t remember yesterday
& oh my body’s changing in a frightening way
But I’m still sixteen inside

Always sixteen inside
Get on that bus, enjoy your ride
It’s now that you should live your life.
Will we be tha last ones standing Gaz?
Track Name: The World & His Wife
Held together with band aid, band aid, band aid,

Life was but a fairytale when I was just a kid
Thought someone would luv N marry me but hey they never did
Some people aint for lovin, I guess I must be one
I thought I would, I hoped I would, I guess I got it wrong
& I never had 4 children 2 girls N 2 boys
by the time that I was old enough my tale had been destroyed
By reality, it weren’t just me, I aint the only one
Who never had a life like Disney or had Minnie as my mum
It was arguments & a deadbeat who wanted to beat her dead
I shoulda run but stayed to try and save her life instead
But sometimes there aint no reasoning & people never learn
That the ashes from their fires fall on others til they burn
& feel the pain & scars remain so trust can never be
I aint gonna lie, I’m dead inside there aint no saving me
I never came to get messed up & stressed up and burnt
I just came to make music & to luv.

But I still gotta luv for the world and his wife
You can make a stranger nice coz you don’t know.

Held together with band aid, rip it off & I’d fall apart
I don’t heal I hurt forever, that’s just the way some people are
A heart so easily broken, impossible to mend
When you can still luv from a distance
But you can never be loved again

Yeah, so I was very young when I lost all my trust
& comin from a broken home kinda makes ya tough
& I built up these barriers & walls all around
Weren’t nuthin in the whole wide world make me takem down
Everything was sound, it was all going good
Then you came along and you told me that I should
& I shouldn’t tar everybody with the same brush
When ya lips touched mine it was better than a sugar rush
I never let you dive in for a midnight swim
Not even with a rubber ring that was not my thing
I had to make sure that you were worth the risk for
& Not just a player looking to lay another fool
Who gave her heart like a fairytale, living like its old skool
I was naïve to believe it could be true, you lovin me Not me lovin you
I never came to get laid & betrayed & broken
I just came to make music and to luv.

But I still gotta luv for the world and his wife
You can make a stranger nice coz you don’t know.

Held together with band aid, rip it off & I’d fall apart
I don’t heal I hurt forever, that’s just the way some people are
A heart so easily broken, impossible to mend
When you can still luv from a distance
But you can never be loved again


Your kinda luv aint my kinda lovin, Your kinda luv aint my kind
Your kinda luv aint my kinda lovin, Your kinda luv aint my kind

They think they’re better than her but they’re all just the same
All hypocritical playin the blame game
& The only one I trust now apart from myself
Is The mainman yeah & nobody else
& I luv in his name, & the luv is Universal
& I focus on living & giving coz life aint a rehearsal
Everything ya say N do leaves an imprint
I hope I leave mine behind in music & luv.

Whats yours gonna be? Yeah, what’s yours gonna be ?
Try not to hurt nobody
So they can never be loved again.
So they can never be loved again.


Is she dead or just dormant? Who gonna bring her to life life life?
Is she dead or just dormant who gonna bring her to life,
The girl with the rhino skin don’t let no frickin body in
is she dead or just dormant, who gonna bring her to life…

Well, I presume I’m emotionally dead coz I feel numb,
Accept when it comes to music then I feel it some
A geek that’s weak for the beat, my sex, my saviour,
my life complete, its all sweet.
They assume to bloom I need someone like a broom
To sweep me along, but I sing my own song
So get ya ass out my space coz I’m a lyrical bomb, like a tick tick boom
Rollin to my own tune, I been doing that since I left my Mamas womb
Won’t be glued to someones side for an ID
Be nobodoes mistress or bride or wife see, I’m an independent woman
with an eye on the prize to be.
And there’s so much more to life…there’s so much more to this life.
Believe it.