#SongLyricSunday | Written In The Stars – Tinie Tempah ft. Eric Turner

Happy Thanksgiving to all who will be digging into their feasts this coming Thursday! I’m personally not a big fan of turkey, but I love everything else that comes with the holiday. Deviled eggs and stuffing, mashed taters, gravy, biscuits, apple cider and pie…all that pie! LOL I know most families have their own traditional dishes, so I hope you all get some of your favorites!

Of course, our host Jim has given us a list of words to choose from this week in honor of the holiday – none of which has anything to do with football, though I totally could’ve worked with that. šŸ˜€ There are so many words, that I couldn’t decided so will be publishing 2 separate #SLS posts. Make sure to stop by Jim’s blog, A Unique Title For Me, by clicking on the theme link below to listen to all of the other songs picked for today!

This week’s theme is: Bounty | Dessert | Eat | Feast | Food | Hungry | Turkey

I’ve mentioned before that “Written In The Stars” was the first song I ever heard by English rapper, Tinie Tempah and it’s still one of my favorites of his to this day. I also think it’s quite fitting for the upcoming holiday, where we’re supposed to reflect on the things we’re thankful for. The song is an inspirational tale about coming up from nothing and working hard to make your dreams come true, and most importantly never giving up on them. It features American singer, Eric Turner for the chorus and piano.

Time for the Wikipedia facts:

  • “Written In The Stars” was released in 2010 as the third single off Tinie Tempah’s debut album, Disc-Overy.
  • It was his second #1 hit in the UK after “Pass Out,” debuting at #1 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • It was his first single to play in the US, reaching #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was in the top 10 on Billboard Mainstream Top 40.
  • “Written In The Stars” is certified Platinum in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and Sweden. It’s 10x Platinum in Norway, and Gold in New Zealand.
  • In 2012, the song played during the London Olympic Games closing ceremony, and Tempah performed it live at Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup Final in 2016.

In an Interview with Tinie Tempah by the BBC, he explained his reference to Malorie Blackman:

  • When Tinie Tempah discovered that British Author, Malorie Blackman, also hailed from Peckham where he’d been born (though he grew up in Plumstead), he knew he had to include a reference to her in his song because his sister loved her book Noughts and Crosses. I don’t know if it’s considered ironic, but Blackman also penned a book titled Chasing the Stars. Her response to the song on Twitter was very positive and supportive, and she even thanked Tinie for giving her a “name check.”

My second pick for today is: “Help, I’m Alive” by Metric. Enjoy!

Oh written in the stars
A million miles away
A message to the mane
Oh
Seasons come and go
But I will never change
And I’m on my way

Let’s go
Yeah
You’re listening now
They say they ain’t heard nothing like this in a while
That’s why they play my song on so many different dials
‘Cause I got more fuckin’ hits than a disciplined child
When they see me everybody brrap’s, brraps
Man I’m like a young gun fully black Barrack
I cried tear drops over the massive attack
I only make hits like I work with a racket and bat
Look at my jacket and hat
So damn berserk
So down to earth
I’m bringing gravity back
Adopted by the major I want my family back
People work hard just to get all their salary taxed
Look I’m just a writer from the ghetto like Malory Blackman
Where the hells all the sanity at, damn
I used to be the kid that no one cared about
That’s why you have to keep screaming ’til they hear you out

Oh written in the stars
A million miles away
A message to the mane
Oh
Seasons come and go
But I will never change
And I’m on my way

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!

Yeah, I needed a change
When we ate we never took because we needed a change
I needed a break
For a sec’ I even gave up believing and praying
I even done illegal stuff and was leaded astray
They say the money is the root to the evilest ways
But have you ever been so hungry that it keeps you awake?
Mate, now my hunger would leave them amazed
Great, it feels like a long time coming, fam’
Since the day I thought of that cunning plan
One day I had a dream I tried to chase it
But I wasn’t going nowhere, running man!
I knew that maybe someday I would understand
Trying to turn a tenner to a hundred grand
Everyone’s a kid that no-one cares about
You just have to keep screaming ’til they hear you out

Oh written in the stars
A million miles away
A message to the mane
Oh
Seasons come and go
But I will never change
And I’m on my way

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!Oh seasons come and go
But I will never change
And I’m on my way

Songwriters: Charlie Bernardo / Eshraque Mughal / Patrick Okogwu / Tinie Tempah / Eric Turner ā€¢ Written In The Stars lyrics Ā© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

I do not own any rights to this song, video, or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents/label. No copyright infringement intended.

5 responses to “#SongLyricSunday | Written In The Stars – Tinie Tempah ft. Eric Turner”

  1. Tinie Tempah seems kind of nice, not like the typical rapper. Thanks for sharing this song.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Tinie Timpah, huh? I can get with this! šŸ˜„šŸ‘

    Great share, AC!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Positive lyrics. As far as rap goes, it’s pretty good šŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

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