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  • Offbeat - The Hipsters Are Coming [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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    👉 FREE DOWNLOAD: http://iamoffbeat.com/hipsters

    Featuring Sharleena Ray
    Produced by Odd Chap

    *** Credits ***

    Offbeat: Himself
    Sharleena Ray: Herself
    Old man: Pye
    Barman: Pye
    Avocado scoffing friend: Odd Chap
    Hipster Barman: Russell Arnott
    Hipster Guy #1: Tom Hamid
    Hipster Guy #2: Marcus Smith
    Hipster Guy #3: Dan Schwartz
    Hipster Girl #1: Saida Melgar
    Hipster Girl #2: Priita Isokääntä
    Corner Shop Owner: Kokbun

    Filmed by Col Hajee

    With special thanks to the Rope Walk pub in Bristol for letting us film there (it is not a Hipster dive!)

    *** Lyrics***

    Verse 1:

    I used to live in a nice place, well it wasn’t that nice
    You’d be kept awake by the sound of shouting at night
    Police lights that flashed bright and sirens that were audible
    But it was our home and most of all it was affordable
    But then something happened and it all changed forever
    I was in the corner shop buying beans for my breakfast
    When I saw something that I thought was kinda freaky
    A shelf I’d never seen with something on it called Tahini
    I shouted to the owner “Aiyyo man, what’s this?”
    He said “I dunno but we’ve had requests to stock it”
    At the time I thought that it was nothing to be fearing
    But shortly after more weird things began appearing
    A coffee shop popping up, where before there wasn’t one
    The gym doing Yoga classes instead of body pump
    But the point at which I knew things had gone too far
    Was when the snooker hall turned into a juice bar

    Chorus:

    Ohhhh you better start running
    Head for the hills coz the Hipsters are coming
    They took our town and they left us with nothing
    And now they wanna take yours toooooooo

    Ohhhh you better start running
    Head for the hills coz the Hipsters are coming
    Taking over every damn thing that they’re touching
    And they wanna do the same to youuuuuuu

    Verse 2:

    It spread like wildfire it was too quick to stop
    Every building in the street just became a hipster spot
    With exposed brickwork and mis-matched chairs
    And staff with big fat beards and slicked back hair
    Selling veg that was seasonal, bread that’s artisanal
    Free from every single allergen that’s conceivable
    Organic spelt leaven rye sourdough
    An absolute steal at only £5 a loaf
    I tried to warn my friends but they just said to me:
    “I think it’s good that we’re joining the 21st Century”
    As they tucked into the smashed avocado they were scoffing
    I was like “Damn man, they’ve already got ‘em”
    I started to research if this had happened before
    But what I saw left me floored coz it was worse than I thought
    From Shoreditch to New York and Portland it was spreading
    To Kreuzberg in Europe this was an epidemic!

    Verse 3:

    I was shell shocked so I hit the pub for a hard drink
    But when I got there what I saw made my my heart sink
    The place I’d been coming for the past 5 years now
    Had changed and become yet another craft beer house
    – I marched inside and yelled “What the hell’s this?”
    The barman asked “Is there something I can help with?”
    Yes there bloody well is, this place was respectable
    Now it’s just a hipster dive that looks identical
    With drinks in glass jars and food served on wooden boards
    And prices no normal human could afford
    He said “Yeah but at least try the menu
    Coz I’m sure we can tempt you if you let us attempt to…
    We’ve got bowls of ramen with sriracha to start
    And wood-fired pizza with artichoke hearts
    Raw cacao brownies with ice cream made of kale
    All washed down with a local pale ale…

    That sounds alright actually… (BE LIKE US)
    No, wait! (BE LIKE US)
    You can’t tempt me! (BE LIKE US)
    I don’t wanna! (BE LIKE US)
    Get away from me! (BE LIKE US)
    I’m warning you! (BE LIKE US)
    Please! (BE LIKE US)
    Help! (BE LIKE US)
    Aghhhhhhhhhh!

    Verse 4:

    I managed to escape and was able to break free
    So ran full speed til I made home to safety
    Jumped inside the house and I slammed the front door closed
    Then barricaded it with some planks and a wardrobe
    – I fell asleep but awoke the next morning
    To the sound of my phone and my landlord calling
    His name’s Owen which is appropriate I guess
    Coz that’s what I was usually doing with the rent
    He said “It’s with regret that I’m giving you your notice
    Coz house prices round here have recently exploded
    So I’m selling up and it’s sad that I’ve got to
    But with the offer I’ve been made, I’d be mad not to
    So I left town for a new place to dwell
    But I know it won’t be long before they come here as well
    So when you see a juice bar open don’t wait
    Start running coz by then it’s already too late…

    Pie: It’s funny you say that, Stranger…
    Me: Oh?
    Pie: We just had a juice bar open up last week…
    Me: Oh my God… I’m sorry, I’m so sorry… it’s already too late…
    HERE THEY COOOOOOOOME!

    Chorus 4:

    Ohhhh you better start running
    Head for the hills coz the Hipsters are coming
    They took our town and they left us with nothing
    And now they wanna take yours toooooooo

    Ohhhh the Hipsters are coming
    But now it’s too late coz you thought I was bluffing
    You waited too long and you wish you did something
    But now it’s too late to dooooooooo Show less
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