The Mirror Man EP

by Cobes

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released August 13, 2015

All tracks produced by Eric Electric
All lyrics written & performed by Cobes
Recorded & Mixed @ The Electric Chair
Cuts performed by Eric
All artwork designed by Cobes



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Cobes London, UK

Cobes is a London based rapper who has been recording and performing on the UK circuit for the past few years with the hip hop powerhouse London Zoo (aka LDZ). With a delivery forged in the fire of the drum & bass rave scene, his style of rhyming is easy to listen to but near impossible to emulate.
After numerous shows on pirate radio he was recruited by LDZ & has been recording ever since.
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Track Name: Mirror Man
I'm, cut, from a different cloth
Flew toward the dark not the flame i'm a different moth
Lock, stock, when we kicking off
Way I take the whole box of biscuits'll piss em off

Captivate these guys lets rise see the signs meld minds
It's the light skin Mr Spock
Got 'em fretting like they wanna go and get the cops
Had it right first time never should of let us off

Off, yeah I'm off to get a fast car
Listening to Tracy Chapman left my heart scarred,
Harsh lessons learned fast on the hard path
Smart arse class clown I mastered this rast clart.

Spark up get cark in da car park
Blue skies turn dark ya learn who ya pars are
Man-you-fed will watch you turn marga,
It's like friendships more expensive than Benz's and Prada

Raw vibes, all eyes on mine
Dial 999, gonna need the paramedics
Before he's even said it,
You know whats gonna happen it's like that book they make into a film but you've already read it. (Whoa)

Sixth sense third eye type of rhyme style,
Trying to get aligned now need to find how,
But most who know won't want you to find out
Don't wanna share the spoils they wanna leave us behind now

Out, got left out in the cold
Heart froze made my own way down a different road
Flipping O's for them top boys on a mission yo
Realized it's nothing I can do it with my little toe

But that road ends in final destination
Worst ways early grave or lifetime incarceration
I'm searching thru the darkness trying to find some inspiration
More than money on my mind I got a wild imagination.
Track Name: Burn
Spitting written ammunition
Have 'em wishing praying staying in,
Don't play with him he's way too naughty
Taught em how to weigh the ting

It's danger rude boy it's murder,
Want beef get munch like a burger,
Every time your chick hears my tune,
Done know the volumes getting turned up

Turn heads as soon as I turn up,
Like they already know what's gwanin,
One girl and her friend saying they wanna share me
Two for one that's a bargain,

I'm a large cunt giving it the large unstoppable
Drop em where they stand they ain't hard nuts
There all pussy, smell em from here
Queers get a pint in the face,, cheers

Tears of fury, gears of war it's gory
Mans get too excited,
Don't mean man like them I mean man like me
Crash the dance when I ain't invited

Try keep calm, keep sober
When I drink the animal comes out,
I'm a beast in a concrete jungle,
You die way before get ya guns out

I ain't one for promoting violence
They the ones who put me in a violent mood,
You know there ain't no smoke without fire
F**k these liars rain fire on there whole crew

Yeah, and we flying high
You lick shots but there flying wide
We lick shots flying in the net,
Poison cyanide so don't try

I'm on fire better mother f**king learn
We don't need no water make the mother f**ker burn
I ain't one for hating yo i'm only demonstrating
No debating, no more waiting it's my mother f**king turn

Frauds and liars all the time
I'm tired of hearing all this bullshit
Its all lies and pretend, you ain't flying thru the ends
In a Benz you ain't letting off full clips

Shut ya lips, keep ya big mouth shut,
I don't wanna hear no more lies
She-males ain't f**king with the alpha,
You ain't big timers you're small fries

Best you don't even think about it
Got it locked it down tighter than Parkhurst
After all the screaming n shouting is over
It's October 31st, (scream)

And I'm Michael Myers
Try call help but I sliced the wires,
Doused ya house down, in loads of petrol
Light my spliff and ignite the fire

Hard work trying to find the rite supplier,
Turns out I was peddling the wrong product.
F**k shotting white now I light up the mic
No hype I'm on fire, still getting hotter

I want more trying to make up for lost time,
So I take it any way I can,
I ain't nothing like none of these posh guys
Don't compare me to them I'm the man

Every time that I'm on a stage leave them in daze
No one in the place knows what just hit em
I ain't playing any games Blood I'm staying on the case
You can see it my face fam it's how I'm living

An i ain't kidding
Gonna make them mother f**kers learn
Dey don't wanna listen
Let that mother f**ker burn

I'm on fire better mother f**king learn
We don't need no water make that mother f**ker burn
I ain't one for hating yo i'm only demonstrating
No debating, no more waiting it's my mother f**king turn
Track Name: Pain
Proper old school like method man i came to bring the pain
I make the crowd jump around like the house of pain
Bring it back like 2 Pac when he recorded pain
Or Sybok from star trek I can feel your pain

Pops told me ain't no gain without pain
Days why I play the game for all my bres that know pain
Shared pain's easier than individual pain
Suicidal blow ya brains out on the window pane

Blood n guts it's gory no glory without pain
I'd probably perform poorly without pain
What would a movie like saw be without pain,
Wouldn't know what pleasure is if ya never had pain

Maintain an insane brain filled with pain
Bill a bud a something ill trying to kill the pain
Everyday's a migraine can't escape the pain
But I ain't a bre to complain cos I can take the pain

It keeps me hungry keeps me gully keeps me trying
Pain, that makes me know that I'm alive gets me flying
Pain In there face the only thing that keeps me smiling
Pain In the neck what they call back in primary

Pain in my head if i ain't smoking I ain't irie
Pain in every muscle gotta hustle keep on climbing
Pain keeps me on my toes keeps me killing rhythms
Pain, is the only ting that really keeps me driven

Pain for breakfast, pain for lunch, pain for dinner
Pain for afters its hard but it's the diet of a winner
Pain, can change a saint into a certified sinner
Pain make ya scream please Lord let me die quicker

Pain, keeps my fire burning yearning still aspiring cos
The pain's the only ting that's guaranteed til I'm retiring
So I embrace the pain face the pain now I love the sound of pain
Blood sweat n tears necking beers just to drown the pain

No jokes I'm furious causing serious pain
Pussy clart bitches make em feel it like its period pain
Can't be scared of injury sometimes I fear the pain
Do it anyway its in the brain no such thing as pain

I need the pain or at least need to defeat the pain
No competition out here so I compete with pain
Hearing a bunch of half arsers preaching about pain
But they don't know the first thing I'll teach em bout pain

Apply the pressure til they crack til they can't take the pain
They just can't take the strain cos they ain't made for pain
Them man' ll never make the grade cos they evade the pain
Soul body mind all aligned as I train for pain

Mind over matter,climbing the ladders despite the pain
Start getting madder, feeling badder i invite the pain
Its like a taser to the navel talking major pain
The black Max Payne left the whole rap game in pain
Track Name: Probably Will
Just another day in the manner,
Praying that tomorrow won't get madder but
it probably will
A voice said to realize ya dreams
Just believe it ain't as hard as it seems an
Ya probably will
Made it even tho u they said we wouldn't
Feel like showing off
even though I shouldn't,
I probably will
Targeted some false prophets to kill
Just the fact they think I won't means I probably will

I'm from the dark side
Dark skies
Grey clouds
Ask why
My heart cries
My eyes can't
There past dry
From hard times

It's too much
Been used up
Beat down
And bruised up
And Chewed up
And spat out
I'm back now
With huge nuts

Big balls
Like King Kong
Don't sing songs
Spit strong
From krypton
Get ya umbrellas out,
Or u get pissed on

Ain't no games
I don't play
I'm too ruff
I'm O.J.
Ain't no way
Or no chance
I won't blow
I'm so great

They're so late
Been there
Done dat
I'm in there
Like swimwear
They split hairs
I split skulls
They get scared

When I laugh
Cos my heart
Gets quite dark
When I start
Strike hard
from way down
Great white shark

Black knight
Rap tight
Crash shows
Smash mics
These fat c*nts
Get slapped once
Then die slow
Don't act hype

Got cold
Been on road
For so long
I'm a lost soul
Lost cause
Wanna cross swords
Send em up north
To the cross roads

It's all mad
Been called mad
Called sh*t
And called bad
Called boog
It's all good
In your hood
I'm called Dad

I'm called Boss
And your not
Your p*ssed
Cos your lot
Can't touch dis
Who the f'**ks dis
Get a bus lip
There all soft

An I'm hard
My scars
Are so deep
That my bars
Worth more
Like fine art
Or fine wine
Your Primark

Why bark
If u don't bite
Why start
If you don't fight
That's why I don't like
None of these frauds
Get me so hype

Calm down
Cos the arms house
Is all fun
When it starts out
When it's too real
Want the blue pill
Its too late
Rip their heart out

While it still beats
Kill chiefs
Kill rap
On ill beat
Mean streak
From the mean streets
Love war
But I need peace

More harsh
On the war path
Blood baths
On the forecast
Talked hard
Should of walked past
Got the true fist
Of the north star

Or the north pole
Ice cold
My aura
Pure nitro
To raw yo
But that's how life goes,,
That's the cycle

Low life's
In the high rise
Coke price
Is sky high
Fly guys
Put the price up
Cos they can't work
So why try

Nice guys
Never come first
Drive by
See the gun burst
He was only trying to get by
But now he does dirt

Stack dough
Like a fatso
In the flats yo
And recruiting
All the Asbos
For the cash flow

For the queens head
High tings
For the weed heads
Bang bang for the chang man
And the ill pills
For the E heads

Just another day in the manner
Praying that tomorrow won't be madder but
It probably will
Way too many Tony Montana's
Swear they'll never die or get banged up but
They probably will
I get drunk til I'm literally sick
Swear to God I'll never touch another sip but
I probably will
Concrete jungle its a struggle,
Trying hard not to get myself in trouble but
I probably will
Track Name: Names & Faces (PT.1)
So many different names and faces
Coming back to me as I reminisce,
Good times and bad times, some I can't wait to see again some I won't never miss,
But if I had the chance to change it all up yo I wouldn't know where to begin,
Everything is everything,
My mistakes made me so I wouldn't change one little thing

Lend me your ears and i'll tell you a love story from back in the day
Go down memory lane don't wanna name any names,
So let's just say Jack and Jane,
Jack got a name on the local estate jacking cats for packs of the yay,
And Jane's got a habit only a top boy can support five wraps every day

Now Jane's on Jack, Jack gets papes
Jack got the new Merc with the fresh plates
Jane's all amazed, wants some of that
Two weeks later she's living in his flat
But Jacks too ill
Jack loves pills
Jack loves getting drunk til the drink spills
Jack don't never wanna hold down a job
So he's out all night til stupid o clock

Jane's scared he'll get moved by
the cops,
Jack can't see jack shit til shit happens
Maybe he can, he pretends cos he's trapped in
Can't tell him nothing still gonna bring the smack in
Get the cash in any way he can
Smash n grab ain't nothing on the planet that can stop man
Ill gotten gains,
Got it the wrong way
Now he's got enough papes to cop the whole shop fam

Jane knows that's part of the attraction,
Jacks giving her that satisfaction,
She don't mind as long as the blows hi
She's right by his side when it's time for action
And Jack wouldn't let nobody hurt her
More likely somebody's getting murdered
No debating it that's the way he rakes it in
Always up 4 taking it a little bit further

But one day Jack went too far
Blind drunk driving his brand new car
Flipped that whip seven times on the motorway
Died the very same night, left Jane scarred
She went downhill just couldn't cope
Two months later and Jane's flat broke
Three months later and Jane's on the game
Things change cos Jane could've had any bloke