Glow In The Dark

by Manga Saint Hilare x Lewi B

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Jack G.
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Jack G. Manga is one of the best MCs in any music scene! Manga & Lewi together are just *MAGIC* Favorite track: Control It.
Ben Bradford
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Ben Bradford Manga’s music just sends you to a happy place. Prolific and consistent. This is another encouraging and classic album full of bangers Favorite track: Happy Place.
YNG ZNG
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YNG ZNG My favorites, Manga x Lewi always a certified ends classic from the mandem for the mandem
Safe fam

Favorite track: Look.
truculence
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truculence Words of Encouragement!
Catsley's Cornucopia
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Catsley's Cornucopia I swear every time I listen to a Manga album I want to write one of my own. Maybe it's because his writing is so intimate and real, no bluster, no bullshit, that it invites a reply. As much as I can relate to him through his work though, the difference between Manga and me is that he's an MC at the top of his game and I'm... not. So here's my reply: thank you man, your workrate is insane and frankly I just love listening to your music.
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1.
i released ‘Make It Out Alive’ on the same day that my grandma died everybody asking me if i’m ok Kumar asked me why i never cried i said if mums cool, then i’m cool i understand that death is part of life & when we transcend is out of our hands thats one thing that we won’t decide i haven’t got no right to be sad look at the legacy she left behind Helen,Yeah she lived life Phe said GaGan lives in the sky keep questioning the timing of things but i promise you everything here is by design focus on the mission at hand stick to the pattern & follow the guidelines still got a lot on my mind when i sleep i’m worried about them are they worried about me still not sure if i’m doing the right thing all of my mistakes looped on repeat keep wondering about who i am without this or am i doing this all just for p i feel like i’m losing the love for this daily i want to keep going, but it’s hard to see what is it going to be like when i’m not here? what are they going to be saying? will there still be a feeling when i’m not here? wondering if its worth it i don’t wanna live life thinking that i got years & then its all gone & i don’t even understand how i got here but now i’m at a point where i know life is not fair i was getting confused always trying to compare i never had no context i don’t know i got there trying to kill talking about top tier then i saw my mum cry thats God tears feeling distant & displaced then i remember that i’m not from there dispite all of that i still got hope anywhere the family deh thats home anywhere the family deh thats me i never came this far on my own i never came this far to get this far i can’t quit now i feel I’m too close i can’t quit now i’m still good to go stick to the code maintain control stay composed & if its none of your business jut make sure that you ain’t involved i pray the most high sheds light on what weighs on you most & any path that you venture on i hope that you see growth thats goal so shake off the feeling you ain’t good enough don’t let them tell us what’s good for us they broke us down we’ve took enough look at the powers she put in us we’re the ingredients for everything here don’t let these heathens cook for us corrupted everything they could corrupt changed maps & hid books from us now they want verses & hooks from us styles ideas & looks from us look at the labels they put on us remember the way they looked at us now look at us
2.
Been dealing with bare tings so bare with me when i was down & down you was there with me on the airbed, No P. There with me i never had a thing, but you was still there with me when everyone who said they cared was airing me you was there for me took care for me you reminded me of the g that i am pushed me to be the man i was scary to be so i’m here with you anytime you need me i’m there with you roll up or roll out i’m there with you yeah mans deh deh there with you stress qualms or any issues you can talk your tings i’m hearing you and anything thats mine is yours too its not just the vibe i share with you what ever your with i’m with it we just got to keep in rhythm we aint got to be perfect perfect is just for the pictures your problems are my problems i’ll do my best to try fix it energy we are energy thats why the glow is different (ikhana) Underbart  Hur tar du dig till du vet att jag Gör vad som helst för vår ting så  Underbart  Jag ger dig vad du vill du vet att jag  Gör vad som helst  everything is all good even when it aint noting is perfect we all have days your the only one who ever calls & texts keep checking in & asking if i’ve ate sometimes i’m in my own head but you think ahead & know i need space & the times when you aint feeling yourself i’ll reign down & shower you with praise oh my days look what we’ve overcame when im with my chargie i’m charged up this energy is hard to explain things won’t always go our way we pattern up & then go again but everything happens on our time no rush, make them wait.. what ever your with i’m with it we just got to keep in rhythm we aint got to be perfect perfect is just for the pictures your problems are my problems i’ll do my best to try fix it energy we are energy thats why the glow is different (ikhana) Underbart  Hur tar du dig till du vet att jag Gör vad som helst för vår ting så  Underbart  Jag ger dig vad du vill du vet att jag  Gör vad som helst  Säg nått som kan slå det här  Annorlunda vilka som vi jag undrar Om du nånsin sett nått sånt här  Annorlunda Du tar mig upp Jag tittar ut vilken vy Säg nått som kan slå det här Lägger alla mina pengar på att himlen känns precis så här what ever your with i’m with it we just got to keep in rhythm we aint got to be perfect perfect is just for the pictures your problems are my problems i’ll do my best to try fix it energy we are energy thats why the glow is different (ikhana) Underbart  Hur tar du dig till du vet att jag Gör vad som helst för vår ting så  Underbart  Jag ger dig vad du vill du vet att jag  Gör vad som helst 
3.
Me & Mine 02:48
Man don’t care like Jamie & Giggs It is what it is You don’t see the fire on the bridge? Me & the man deh don’t mix I took a step back like a flinched But I haven’t missed a step since I’ll keep going until I’m gone mom not stopping like I’m not leg’ So hear this Me making my way out was the only way I was getting it in A lot of them try shut me down & eye nearly closed like I’m trying to squint I remember I was on track But I was stuck in the blocks Like I’m about to sprint A lot of years I never made no money Now I command P,like I’m about to print I let the edieats argue with the fool dem I don’t mix with them typa tings Any qualms then I call them Get their number & dial them in They keep bringing their business to the TL I keep thinking what does that fix I’m paying attention to the details Mind my business & do my ting I’m not inna the mix up with dem deh I’m worried about me & mine Can’t let the jeggery change me I’m still myself all do while Busy I’ve been busy Trying to make it out alive Outside I’m outside I’m not hard to find You might see me on ends with my friends Deh deh WING!!! deh deh Anywhere were the vibes dem Deh deh Manamans been out ere You weren’t deh deh I could never run out of bars No lie Got a chip on my shoulder See the ting deh deh Steeze is deh deh Style dem deh deh Anybody want to hype up Them I’m deh deh Ima farad like double S said If you doubt the Powers then your dumb in your head I don’t K I double S A double S I’ll leave them type of things to them That aint sick but they want to pretend KMT & FFS LOL for all of them man deh I’ll spin anyone of them dead I don’t pet I’m not inna the mix up with dem deh I’m worried about me & mine Can’t let the jeggery change me I’m still myself all do while Busy I’ve been busy Trying to make it out alive Outside I’m outside I’m not hard to find It’s always family first Can’t clique up for clicks & likes Them things never work A bag of broski gang gang Oh they never learn Every minute another friend dem For attention, it makes them look worse But I just swerve & Skrr Doing everything on my terms Every one of my genna dem,confirmed No rattling me You know I stand firm All the energy is returned All hands on, like it’s stop & search Who nah bless no bumba’ole curse So I never penny dem They’re not my concern I’m not inna the mix up with dem deh I’m worried about me & mine Can’t let the jeggery change me I’m still myself all do while Busy I’ve been busy Trying to make it out alive Outside I’m outside I’m not hard to find
4.
Activated 02:56
back outside & I’m activated Do my works & stack the payments Life wern’t good So I had to change it Fixed up Went back to basics just us now No time for strangers Heard the haters Swerve the pagans Them meedy man can’t stand the greatness Can’t dim the glow & that’s the main ting Got one chance so I have to take it So I’m back outside & I’m activated Normal man dump out on a regular That’s why they study the pattern & try edging up Still made bread,when them man dem wasn’t breading is Stepping up Every other day day man level up Am I going to stop? Not now,if ever bruv. You already know the flow is stupid But I’ve never been a dumb yute I jet do my ting & cut through So don’t bother ask me what I’m up to Keep out of big people business Can’t see me I’m blending I’m tinted Two steps ahead at all times I control what they witness back outside & I’m activated Do my works & stack the payments Life wern’t good So I had to change it Fixed up Went back to basics just us now No time for strangers Heard the haters Swerve the pagans Them meedy man can’t stand the greatness Can’t dim the glow & that’s the main ting Got one chance so I have to take it So I’m back outside & I’m activated They tried to stop me I wasn’t supposed to start But like a F boy,now I hold all the cards They had me on the outside I was was going over hard They didn’t want to shine no light on the works But that’s calm Now I just glow in the dark That’s why they can’t see me anymore Just like we’ve grown apart I got blocked & that showed the path Paid my dues & got over charged Keep your congratulations I’m way to real for the fakenes I kept connecting these dots & clocked I can’t be here complaining back outside & I’m activated Do my works & stack the payments Life wern’t good So I had to change it Fixed up Went back to basics just us now No time for strangers Heard the haters Swerve the pagans Them meedy man can’t stand the greatness Can’t dim the glow & that’s the main ting Got one chance so I have to take it So I’m back outside & I’m activated
5.
Happy Place 03:03
I’m back in my happy place, outside I’ve been levels above for time There is no need to acclimate Holding it down like gaffer tape & you know I’ve been nang from back a day Dem times I was humble & I was calm But now I need all my praise & accolades Bare weirdos that I could name & a lot of these guys are sheep But I’m not part of the heard Like I never had a say Trust me my pattern is different to theirs So our settings could never calibrate They try to give a man L’s But I still brang the dub over like anime Manga the saint of later day So no weapon or barricade Could stop the vibe that man has made Saw me in the airport but I never had a case I’ve got one bag on me & I’m getting a bag when I get there & I’ll be back on Saturday Now let that marinate I don’t watch how no op’s operate There is no static or traffic when you’ve already got a lane I used to say I was the best every other line Now I aint got to say it The only chattings I do is telling my publishers up my offers mate But they still want to act like I don’t exist Some of the preed & stole my ting They said that I wouldn’t make n dough like this But I made a lot of moves off beats Like I’ve got no timing I clart,I don’t care about the co sign ting They spend their time just profiling Me one alone No co pilot Now I want to chat about the shows I did When I done my tour I rented a van & I drove my ting When on the stage & chose violence Man want to say they’re the best in the room Ok cool stay there,hold my drink said that I couldn’t make dough like this But I made a lot of moves off beats Like I’ve got no timing I clart,I don’t care about the co sign ting They spend their time just profiling Me one alone No co pilot Now I want to chat about the shows I did When I done my tour I rented a van & I drove my ting When on the stage & chose violence Man want to say they’re the best in the room Ok cool stay there,hold my drink Underated is boring stop it How many songs How many projects How many flow How many styles How many patterns How many pockets & I’ve clashed man bare times & let’s be honest How many losses Sold out shows How many got in Merch gone too How many got it I won’t lie though I spent way to much time caring Complaining & comparing Went off track & lost my barings I was lashing out But only I hurt Like I’ve been starring I was pressing instead of preparing Call out my name & I won’t air it Moving wicked but not nerfairus & I’ve got strengths & skills in all areas So when they try write me off I can hear it They try rub me out like a radio song with swearing Any bad vibes get sent my way Get sent back like food with hair in But all this chat about ends isn’t adding up I was in GP I was in burnt oak I was in becklow I was in Latimer I went to freeze & lay low Jumped on set & bad it up I went to dreams in Harlesden Bare yardies saying jack it up I went to school with joy & Fatima Late nights on the N5 I was with Boe & he used to tag it up I got reloads in Canada Villa & now I’m known in Canada Them times there I was moving jobless & I still ain’t got no manager Now I look back & I laugh None of them though I would last I guess they could call it Like the phone wasn’t charged I thought that I need their approval But I clocked that it’s all a facade So now I just glow in the dark
6.
I’m a lot of things’ never knew that was I an’t living every day I think I’m doing it wrong Third eye open when I shoot my shot I’m up over thinking at stupid o’clock I think I’ve got my fingers up in too many pots All of these lines ain’t connecting the dots I’m trying to make a few G’s though Ready or not Looking for the balance Trying to level it off Because I keep fucking up like the girl is on top Why am I feeling like a failure When I’m defiantly not But I’ve got to live a life Until I’m dead in a box Chatting to my demons & I’m egging them on I looked them dead in the eye & then deaded them off Flipping hell like heaven is hot I think I’m going mad & I’m letting you watch I’m under pressure like a precious rock Keep writing while I’m getting it wrong Studying my energy My enemies got Not one of them could beat me & many have lost Protect my vibe at all costs Any disturbance them I’m letting it off No answers to the questions I got Sometimes I can’t see if I’m lost I’m my worst critic There is no need to pile on Peace,I can’t seem to find none I can’t let bygones be bygones I want revenge before the nights done I’ll do it myself before I ask for help Pride that’s the hill I died on I needed help But nobody listened devised my plan & started the mission Trust my gut & used intuition Keep me safe in rooms that I’ve been in They thought I was done but I am not finished I was good before now I’m wicked but I don’t think that I’ll be the biggest But who’s better? Slim pickings I was in Toronto like DVSN With Freeza & Tre On missions Platforms ignoring all my emails They didn’t want to take my tracks for submissions They was never good to me But good riddance Bun riddims then burn bridges None of us are here for a long time Let me enjoy my visit
7.
Look 02:48
They thought it was over, look A lot of them were giving me the cold shoulder but who’s colder now? Look Some of them try watch me Me nuh watch that let them look Trust me Mi nuh business Bare business that man overlook So done that chat they mans over Nthey dodnt want to know then But I showed them You see it deh,look Still styling You’ll need a stylist to get them looks I’m still about,outside & anywhere they look Focus on the way things are Not the way they… I never study them to tough I work on my owna looks They didn’t want to listen So they never changed Them boy there are shook But the mission was so clear to me So I don’t everything i could So I prayed & pushed See it deh.. State my intentions So I’m not misunderstood Got mouths to feed So I’ve come to cook Overstand what I undertook Made my own lane then I overtook Blacked out like it’s overcooked We get one change then we’re gone for gooso watcha..look They thought it was over, look A lot of them were giving me the cold shoulder but who’s colder now? Look Some of them try watch me Me nuh watch that let them look Trust me Mi nuh business Bare business that man overlook So done that chat they mans over Nthey dodnt want to know then But I showed them You see it deh,look Still styling You’ll need a stylist to get them looks I’m still about,outside & anywhere they look Focus on the way things are Not the way they… Hold on Hold on Hold on Look out I’m aware of the energy that I put out Been there done that & got the t shirt Then target went & put the book out They were saying that it couldn’t be done Just study the pattern & look how I did it,I just catered to my village Any non outsiders. Get shove out Hold on Hold on Hold on Look out Vibes get bill up Style get push out I stay steady in my own lane & I ain’t put one foot I was never one to look out for But now I see fans when I look out Bare dates like i’ve got took out They thought it was over, look A lot of them were giving me the cold shoulder but who’s colder now? Look Some of them try watch me Me nuh watch that let them look Trust me Mi nuh business Bare business that man overlook So done that chat they mans over Nthey dodnt want to know then But I showed them You see it deh,look Still styling You’ll need a stylist to get them looks I’m still about,outside & anywhere they look Focus on the way things are Not the way they…
8.
Control It 02:48
The weight of these thought I’m holding Feel like my minds imploding I swear I hear more then the words aint spoken Processing & decoding I know we’re only here for a moment But wait, give man a moment Im learning to deal with my emotions Not just hiding & ghosting I was broke & broken & my way of coping Was blaming the world & sulking Not doing nothing for myself Joke ting Don’t worry about old things That’s the way to lose focus Don’t stress about the past Just own it That’s the way to control it I wasn’t myself but I I didn’t notice Taking it out on the ones who’s closest So many years that I felt boxed in That’s when the flood gates opened A lot of hard questions That I couldn't cope with I dealt with pars like I am golfing My mind is overloaded with nowhere to unload it I was in my own little bubble and I didn't want to come out like I'm agoraphobic My alone time exposed it I had a mask on like covid I felt like the greatest showman Them times when my heart was wide-open had my piece of mind stolen The weight of these thought I’m holding Feel like my minds imploding I swear I hear more then the words aint spoken Processing & decoding I know we’re only here for a moment But wait, give man a moment Im learning to deal with my emotions Not just hiding & ghosting I was broke & broken & my way of coping Was blaming the world & sulking Not doing nothing for myself Joke ting Don’t worry about old things That’s the way to lose focus Don’t stress about the past Just own it That’s the way to control it They try to tell me but I wasn't hearing in it I used to laugh it off I never though it was that serious They used to tell me to look in the future But when I looked I didn’t appear in it New mindset Now my vision is 8k Its scary how clear it is I went & changed my outlook Yeah bruv Now look All of my inner me enemies Improved my output My mind used to hold me back Now I flex with the powers I’m supposed to have I’ve been through the wars like a solider has The weight of these thought I’m holding Feel like my minds imploding I swear I hear more then the words aint spoken Processing & decoding I know we’re only here for a moment But wait, give man a moment Im learning to deal with my emotions Not just hiding & ghosting I was broke & broken & my way of coping Was blaming the world & sulking Not doing nothing for myself Joke ting Don’t worry about old things That’s the way to lose focus Don’t stress about the past Just own it That’s the way to control it
9.
DFKM 02:36
never had much but you’ve seen too much All of my friends are depressed I’m sitting here & I’m wondering If its going to be me next I didn’t really leave the house to much & I only respond over text Waking up at 3pm & wondering where the day went Wondering where my days went Even when I’m not busy my mind is Thoughts run through my head I just want to sickle & park off but you know,Money fi mek i’m in a middle of a mid life crisis Life has got me feeling on edge In the middle of the night I’m fighting myself Bro I just need to rest They keep looking towards me for answers But I’m telling em I don’t have any Last night I said I’ll start tomorrow Looks like I’ll flopped that already I’ve got more issues than RWD mag Trying to rewire man it’s literally tekky I’m starting to get why they don’t get me Feel like the odds are against me Maybe I don’t stand a chance Looking at my fears & goals Bro I can’t tell them apart I should of had my life figured out by now It really shouldn’t be this hard I told my brothers & sisters yo You can grow in the dark I was trying to be there best for so long Didn’t even stop to see if I’m good I’m not even sure I wanted to this Just done to see if I could Didn’t even clock that the years were passing I think im the same age as Kush I swear the other day I was on stage with Breeze & now the years just breeze by like.. I’m trying to be here in the moment At the same time still thinking ahead Won’t let the hate go to my heart Won’t let the love get to my head All of friends are telling me I should of blown But you know,Things went how they went & even though it killed me bare times I’m lucky I never ended up dead They keep looking towards me for answers But I’m telling em I don’t have any Last night I said I’ll start tomorrow Looks like I’ll flopped that already I’ve got more issues than RWD mag Trying to rewire man it’s literally tekky I’m starting to get why they don’t get me Feel like the odds are against me Maybe I don’t stand a chance Looking at my fears & goals Bro I can’t tell them apart I should of had my life figured out by now It really shouldn’t be this hard I told my brothers & sisters yo You can grow in the dark
10.
don’t let it stress you out were gonna make it out were gonna work it out don’t let it stress you out that will just stress me out we’re gonna make it out..yeah never had much but you’ve seen too much hardworker don’t believe in luck don’t talk on what you’ve been though but i know that you’ve been through nuff so much debt that don’t seem to budge asking for help but it don’t seem to come no handout or hand me downs you don’t want to come across as the needy one yet you’re still there when they need your love i see your see you love all of the fuckrie they’re keeping up can’t hold you down keep speaking up easy nuh easy nuh life is hard it aint easy nuh anything that you’re going through you can get through just hope the pain starts easing up trust don’t let it stress you out were gonna make it out were gonna work it out don’t let it stress you out that will just stress me out we’re gonna make it out..yeah don’t let it stress you out were gonna make it out were gonna work it out don’t let it stress you out that will just stress me out we’re gonna make it out..yeah no job no girl no car you’re trying to figure out who you are spent a lot of time trying to overstand but you still can’t find your path nothing seems to come naturally actually it all seems hard pars on pars on pars it’s hard not to take it to heart everybody seems to be on point with their kids,garms & yards the clock keeps ticking but what’s the point you can’t tell your days apart start, something now things never stay the way that they are & even if you think that you aint moving if you’re still here then youve came far. don’t let it stress you out were gonna make it out were gonna work it out don’t let it stress you out that will just stress me out we’re gonna make it out..yeah don’t let it stress you out were gonna make it out were gonna work it out don’t let it stress you out that will just stress me out we’re gonna make it out..yeah
11.
if you’re not family I’ll keep it brief Can’t be giving out this energy for free Growing in every season I’m ever green & I love that for me They wished me bad I’m better than I’ve ever been tried to do me dirty,but my heart is clean So mi nuh business with them basically Them lickle bad vibes they sent Nah reach All my people dem,I need them close not far I guess they stick around because they know my heart If you ask me bruv you know my stance No drama No drama No badmind no half hearts No vampires no bite marks I’ve seen how they act & that won’t last I want No drama no drama I’m one of one So you can’t trade none of them for me I keep glowing because I wanted them to see If the fam is there then I’ve got everything I need My heart my yard everything’s clean Made a couple moves Now the whole of them ah pree Lickle dutty badmind Get drunk of your jealousy Rent free,update your tenancy Trust me badmind will never prosper I worked hard & you think it’s pot luck They never used to care Now they want to watch nuff now I get paid per view Just like a boxer They been chatting off my name Them man are too lie You go do your ting & I will do mine all of the tables will turn in due time So for now I just move like… if you’re not family I’ll keep it brief Can’t be giving out this energy for free Growing in every season I’m ever green & I love that for me They wished me bad I’m better than I’ve ever been tried to do me dirty,but my heart is clean So mi nuh business with them basically Them lickle bad vibes they sent Nah reach All my people dem,I need them close not far I guess they stick around because they know my heart If you ask me bruv you know my stance No drama No drama No badmind no half hearts No vampires no bite marks I’ve seen how they act & that won’t last I want No drama no drama Everything is calm & it’s not by chance Can’t hang around if your not my darg Family first i give them all my last Without them I wouldn’t get this far Some doubters tried to say I can’t But I done like my song & kept them far Because I’m here for a good time & not a long time & when I go I hope I left my mark You get that you feel me As time passes I hope that I’m still me Hope that the doubters can see the real me I can’t let life kill me Im trying to do more live life & show less Stay away from enemies of progress Even on the days when I know Im so stressed I know I’m so blessed if you’re not family I’ll keep it brief Can’t be giving out this energy for free Growing in every season I’m ever green & I love that for me They wished me bad I’m better than I’ve ever been tried to do me dirty,but my heart is clean So mi nuh business with them basically Them lickle bad vibes they sent Nah reach All my people dem,I need them close not far I guess they stick around because they know my heart If you ask me bruv you know my stance No drama No drama No badmind no half hearts No vampires no bite marks I’ve seen how they act & that won’t last I want No drama no drama
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credits

released July 30, 2021

Produced by Lewi B
Mixed & Mastered by Freeza Chin
Cover Art by Stevie Grimes
Photography by Adam Horton

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Manga Saint Hilare London, UK

The long-standing grime heavy hitter is known amongst his peers as one of the best and most consistent lyricists in the scene. Since Roll Deep ceased recording as a collective, Manga pursued a forward-thinking sound under a newly adopted identity: Manga Saint Hilare. 

Less braggadocios and explicit, more thought provoking and vulnerable - Manga's lyrics carry a powerful message.
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