Five years after migrant crisis, integration in Germany is succeeding, policy analyst says

Five years after migrant crisis, integration in Germany is succeeding, policy analyst says

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Syrian refugee Anas Modamani takes a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside a refugee camp near the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees after registration at Berlin’s Spandau district, Germany, on September 10, 2015. 

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In 2015, hundreds of thousands of people were on the move from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria and turning to Europe as they sought safer and more stable futures.

Germany took in more than 1.7 million asylum-seekers that year. And five years ago today, German chancellor Angela Merkel made what would become a famous speech in which she reiterated that migrants and refugees were welcome in Germany.

“I’ll put it simply: Germany is a strong country…we can do this,” she said. 

Critics said this statement, which triggered a groundswell of xenophobia, would be her undoing. They argued it would open the door to terrorism, right-wing extremism in politics, and general divisions within the German population and Europe overall. 

Five years later, critics’ worst predictions have not come to pass. And while Merkel’s popularity took a hit, it has risen again throughout the pandemic.

The World’s host Carol Hills checked in on what’s happened to Merkel and the so-called “migrant crisis” with Constanze Stelzenmüller, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who focuses on German and European foreign policy.

Related: Survey: Despite crisis, most Europeans still welcome refugees

Carol Hills: Constanze, bring us back to 2015, when Merkel made that statement. What was the situation at the time in terms of the migrant crisis?

Constanze Stelzenmüller: I was mesmerized by what seemed like an absolutely historical immigration challenge for Germany and mesmerized also by the generosity of the response. And I don’t just mean the chancellor’s memorable words — for which, of course, she was castigated — but I realized that many of my friends and acquaintances were trying to help out. This was people who had 24/7 jobs in national policymaking who were volunteering in refugee shelters, to the 82-year-old mother of a friend of mine, a retired gynecologist in the former eastern Germany, who said to her son, “Well, somebody is going to have to take care of these ladies,” and reinserted herself into the workforce. So there was a general atmosphere of people rolling up their sleeves and saying, “Let’s try and get to grips with it.” But it did, of course, become apparent that there were real problems with us as well. 

So what was the backlash, and how did Merkel respond? 

There was reasonable criticism by many, it has to be said, that, while, German civil society was responding in the sort of energetic and cheerful ways that I’ve just described, German government institutions seem to be much more overwhelmed, seemed to be faltering in addressing this challenge. And this gave a completely new breath of energy and malignant force to Germany’s populist parties, in particular the Alternative for Germany, a relatively small, mildly Eurosceptic party that had been formed in 2013 and that suddenly ramped up everywhere, based on really viciously xenophobic and ethno-nationalist messaging. There was a sudden and very serious groundswell of anger against Chancellor Merkel. There was a movement on the right wing of her Christian Democratic Party called MMW for short — Merkel Muss Weg, or Merkel Must Go — and for a while, it seemed as though that was going to muster a very serious challenge to her authority. 

How did she respond?  

Well, famously, she said, if we can’t accept that we are large and wealthy enough to handle this kind of a refugee influx, then this is no longer my country. That angered many, many people. And the truth is, five years later, we’re seeing that the worst of the predictions have not come to pass. We have not had significant foreign radical terrorist attacks. We have seen some immigrant crime, but my understanding is that immigrant crime numbers are below the domestic crime numbers. There are actually a great number of success stories. In other words, the integration of those who were eligible to stay because there were genuine political refugees, I think, is now a more or less unqualified success. 

Since 2015, how did Merkel’s approach to admitting asylum-seekers change?  

Interestingly, Merkel, who is a very canny, shrewd political operator, stuck to her guns saying, we can do this and we should not change our rules or close our borders. De facto, that is exactly what we did. The border closings really happened all across Europe and then Merkel negotiated a bilateral treaty with Turkey that amounted to a promise by Turkey to keep the bulk of Middle Eastern refugees in Turkey in exchange for billions of euros in economic support. So far, it seems to have worked, and the influx of new migration to Europe and Germany is much much lower than it was five years ago. Obviously, that also has something to do with the pandemic. 

Five years on, Angela Merkel won’t be seeking another term. She’s likely to be stepping down in 2021. How is she viewed in Germany today? Broadly, is she admired or just sort of tolerated? What’s the general sense of her?   

Merkel’s popularity went down in national polls when it became clear that this influx of a million or more refugees in 2015 would be much more difficult than everybody thought at the beginning. Now, five years later, we’re in the middle of a pandemic but Merkel’s popularity is greater than it’s ever been. It’s really interesting. I think that she will go out on a very high note. And by the way, she has said that she is not running again in 2021, and I think we have every reason to believe her. She is not needy, unlike many other politicians, and I think she will calmly go into the sunset. 

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

‘American exceptionalism’: EU travel bans show US is abdicating global leadership, former CDC head says

'American exceptionalism': EU travel bans show US is abdicating global leadership, former CDC head says

The European Union is set to reopen its borders starting July 1. Right now, the bloc is still deciding who it wants to let in, and it does not look like people from the US will be among them. 

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As countries around the globe start to reopen, the big question is how to do it safely. 

The European Union is set to reopen its borders starting July 1. Visitors from the US and Russia are among those that are restricted from entering Europe, The New York Times reported on Friday.

Earlier reporting this week from The New York Times that alluded to that prompted Dr. Tom Frieden, the former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to tweet, “This is not what American exceptionalism is supposed to mean.” 

This is not what American exceptionalism is supposed to mean. Until the US gets control of this virus, we will face barriers to travel and economic recovery. https://t.co/et7Dn7tdcC

— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) June 23, 2020

Frieden headed the CDC from 2009 to 2017. He’s now president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, which focuses on preventing deaths from cardiovascular disease in low- and middle-income countries. Frieden joined The World’s host Marco Werman from New York to talk about the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic. 

Related: Nicholas Burns: US’ ‘unusual absence’ from world stage is bad for Americans

Marco Werman: Dr. Frieden, an interesting way to frame American exceptionalism. What did you mean in your tweet when you said that this is not what that’s supposed to mean? 

Tom Frieden: Well, there’s debate about what American exceptionalism is and different visions of it. But it was never supposed to mean that we continue to have tens of thousands of cases of COVID-19 disease every single day while Europe has essentially beaten the curve, and countries around the world are doing much better than we are. The key point here is that it’s not a question of health versus economics. The only way we’re going to get our economy back is to be guided by and fully support public health, so we can keep COVID-19 in its place and we can have more space in society. 

What do you make of the fact that this list puts the US in the same company as Russia and Brazil? Does that mean the US, Brazil and Russia, we’re all at the bottom of the barrel? 

There are a lot of countries that aren’t doing a good job, and there are a fair number of countries that are doing a really good job. I think the key is for us to continuously improve our response. We have great health departments around the country. We have very committed public health professionals. Congress has provided substantial resources. Now, we need to scale up our programs and show that we, too, can turn the tide and make huge progress against this pandemic. 

In parts of this country, we’ve done it. If you look at New York, New Jersey, many other places in the US, we have seen a huge decrease in cases. Now, we have to keep that up so we don’t have large spikes. We know there are going to be clusters. That’s inevitable. That’s why we need really good public health systems to find those clusters early and stop them before they become outbreaks. That’s what has to happen for us to be safer and for us to get our economy back. 

When you speak with colleagues overseas dealing with the pandemic, what do they say about how the US has handled the crisis? 

I get emails and text messages from all over the world just kind of shaking their head. What is happening? Why has the US response been so ineffective? Why isn’t contact tracing scaled up? Why in the world has mask-wearing become a political statement in some places and for some people? I would say there’s a kind of sadness and disbelief when people look at what’s happening in the US now.

The US has for decades been a leader in global health. And now it’s seen — unfortunately, accurately — as a laggard. I point out the need for federal leadership. I point out that public health has not failed in this pandemic. What has failed is the politicians’ willingness to listen to public health advice and be guided by and support public health, because everywhere in the world where that is done, their communities do better. Fewer deaths and less economic destruction and devastation. 

How do you think the US handling of the pandemic is changing the way this country is seen around the world?

Well, I think it’s done a lot of damage to our reputation as a leader, to our reputation as a country that could not only handle things here, but be relied on globally. When I think back to Ebola, the US led the global charge to protect the countries of West Africa and stop the epidemic there successfully. Now, the US is really not in that role.

Saying that we’re going to leave WHO in the middle of a pandemic is not a sensible thing to do. Certainly, WHO needs to be better, but they’re essential. And turning our backs on them is not going to help at this time. The US has a wonderful history of pragmatic, effective public health and political leadership. And if we get back to that, we can control this pandemic and the next one that comes along as well. 

I mean, you look at China, they recently had a cluster of more than 150 new COVID cases in Beijing. Officials sealed off neighborhoods, they launched a mass testing campaign, imposed travel restrictions. In the meantime, here in the US, we’re getting reports that President Donald Trump wants to close 13 federally run testing centers just as infections are spiking in several states. Again, maybe the answer is obvious, but how does the US emerge from this and get on the list of responsible countries?

If we do the right thing, we’ll get on the right list. I got an email this morning from a colleague in Australia. Incredibly impressive. They’ve got a cluster. They’re ramping up testing. They’re doing very intensive work. And really, the tale of two countries is the United States and South Korea. We’ve both had our first cases on Jan. 20.

If you had moved from the US to South Korea on that date, you would have been 70 times less likely to get killed by COVID-19. And these days, Korea is having 30 cases a day and they’re really concerned about it. They’re ramping up their efforts to clamp down on the virus. We have 30,000 cases, and there’s still debate about whether people should wear masks. It’s a little mind-boggling. 

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Sweden’s handling of coronavirus drives some people to relocate    

Sweden’s handling of coronavirus drives some people to relocate    

Foreign residents in Sweden are reconsidering life in the Nordic country as a result of its light-handed approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Eva Panarese, from Italy’s Tuscany, used to dream about moving to Sweden. Her mother, who is Swedish, would recount stories about her home country when she was little.

Panarese thought it sounded like the perfect place to settle and raise a family. Two years ago, she made it happen, moving with her husband, Ilario Ripoli, and their two children, to Lund, a university city in the south of the country. Their home is pretty idyllic, she says.

Related: ‘Travel bubbles’: Who’s in and who’s out of the plan to save global tourism

“It’s a beautiful natural area. We have the beach five minutes away. A lake just across the road. So, it’s really a paradise.”

Eva Panarese from Italy, who lives in Sweden with her family

“It’s a beautiful natural area. We have the beach five minutes away. A lake just across the road. So, it’s really a paradise.”

But in late February, things changed. By then, countries across Europe were grappling with the novel coronavirus, closing their borders and heading into lockdown. But in Sweden, little changed. That lax response to the pandemic has led some foreigners, including Panarese, to rethink life in Sweden — some have even chosen to relocate.  

Panarese came back from a medical conference in Italy in February, and shortly afterward, her husband, who suffers from respiratory disease, and their son both became ill. At this stage, Italy, which would end up having one of the highest death rates in the world from the coronavirus, was only starting to wake up to the impact of the disease.

Related: In Spain after lockdown, soccer resumes for men — but not for women

Panarese worried she might have contracted the virus during her trip and passed it on to her family. As her son’s condition improved, Ripoli got worse, and he was taken to hospital. It was here that Panarese became truly alarmed. No one in the hospital was wearing a mask, she says, and nobody offered them a test for COVID-19.

“They didn’t know what to do. They didn’t know how to help us. They did not want to do the test — not on me because I was asymptomatic, which I can understand — but not even on my husband.”

The Swedish government appealed to its citizens to maintain social distancing and to stay home if they were sick. Gatherings of over 50 people were banned, and companies arranged for staff to begin working from home. But unlike the rest of Europe, Swedish shops, restaurants, gyms and schools remained open.

For Panarese, it created a dilemma. Under Swedish law, children are obliged to go to school, and keeping them home can lead to intervention by child protection services. But Panarese’s own children were terrified they would contract the virus at school and infect their father.

“They were feeling a little bit like, ‘Oh my gosh, if I go to school and then I come back, I can kill my father.’”

Eva Panarese from Italy, who lives in Sweden with her family

“They were feeling a little bit like, ‘Oh my gosh, if I go to school and then I come back, I can kill my father.’”

Panarese defied the law and kept her children, who are 12 and 15, at home. But the experience has changed how she views the country. And she’s not alone.

Related: Table for One in Sweden is an ode to solo dining

Keith Begg from Limerick, Ireland, moved to Stockholm for love seven years ago. As the virus spread, Begg heard from family members back home about the strict lockdown Ireland was undertaking. Irish friends told him they felt a moral obligation to shut down the country in order to protect their elderly and more vulnerable people.

Keith Begg and his husband Cristian Pettersson are pictured in Dalarna County, north of Stockholm. 

 

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Begg says the sense of national unity he was hearing about in his native country seemed absent in his adopted city, where the attitude was practically “hedonistic.”

“There were packed bars, packed restaurants and cafes. The attitude here was just simply, ‘Sure, we might as well go out because we’re going to get the virus anyway.’”

Keith Begg from Limerick, Ireland, who lives in Sweden with his husband

“There were packed bars, packed restaurants and cafes. The attitude here was just simply, ‘Sure, we might as well go out because we’re going to get the virus anyway.’”

Begg’s concern was initially very much in the minority. Support for the Swedish government’s approach in March was high. Frustrated, Begg set up a focus group of medical experts, teachers, parents and human rights activists to counteract the government’s stance. But his actions have come at a cost: Friends on Facebook sent him hate messages, while former colleagues blocked him. Begg says he has lost nearly all of his Swedish friends, some he has known for over 20 years.

Related: Swedish town uses chicken manure to disperse crowds — and stop spread of coronavirus

“They think I’m crazy. So many of us expats have been seen as hysterical. We’ve had every expletive thrown at us.”

Begg believes the Swedish government’s strategy is driven primarily by economics, and the result, he says, is a society which is both “morally and ethically bankrupt.”

He has been socially isolating with his husband, Cristian Pettersson, who’s Swedish, since March.

Allyson Plumberg, who’s originally from Minneapolis, and her family have also been sheltering in place in Lund. They moved there two years ago when her husband, a physicist, was offered a job at the local university. At first, Plumberg says she loved the simplicity of life in Sweden with its strong emphasis on family-friendly policies. But she says the pandemic has shown her a different side of Swedish society.

Like Panarese, some of Plumberg’s friends have come into conflict with the education authorities for wanting to keep their children out of school for fear they will infect an at-risk relative.

“It’s really ironic that Sweden, which has this philosophy of equality for all, is being so deeply undermined for families right now during the pandemic.”

Allyson Plumberg, originally from Minneapolis, whose family plans to leave Sweden

“It’s really ironic that Sweden, which has this philosophy of equality for all, is being so deeply undermined for families right now during the pandemic.”

When Plumberg and her two small children go to the local grocery store, they are often met with stares, she says. They are the only customers wearing face masks. Plumberg makes them herself as she cannot find any on sale locally.

While support for the government’s approach had been markedly high, new opinion polls show attitudes are changing as the death rate has climbed. Sweden currently has one of the highest death rates per capita in the world, and recent polls show public support at less than 50%.

Chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, who is credited with driving Sweden’s strategy, said in an interview with SR, the Swedish state broadcaster, that too many people had died. But he did not apologize for the government’s tactics. Nearly half of those deaths have occurred in Swedish care homes.

Anna Douglas, who is from Scotland and supports the Swedish approach, believes that long-standing problems in nursing homes contributed to those deaths. She says the way the homes are run, and in particular, how they employ staff are key issues, with many workers on zero-hours contracts — meaning they have no guarantee of work. 

“You have a high exchange of people. You have people who are unwilling to be off sick if they are not feeling a hundred percent, and therefore, they come to work and potentially can spread this disease.”

Douglas says her family back in Scotland was worried when they saw Sweden defying the lockdown trend. She worried, too, but she believes the government is taking a more sustainable approach and looking at how to live with a pandemic in the longer term. The Swedish strategy empowers people to take responsibility for themselves and others, she says.

“I think mostly it’s treating people as adults. Giving people the responsibility to take judgments and decisions themselves. This isn’t something that the government can fix for us; it’s something that we all have to do together.“

Anna Douglas, from Scotland, living in Sweden

“I think mostly it’s treating people as adults. Giving people the responsibility to take judgments and decisions themselves. This isn’t something that the government can fix for us; it’s something that we all have to do together.“

Laura Servant, who is originally from Paris, agrees. She moved to Stockholm less than a year ago with her husband and two young children. She was relieved to be in Sweden and not France when the virus spread through Europe. Paris imposed one of the toughest lockdowns worldwide, and Servant says the stress of being stuck indoors for so long has had a severe impact on people’s mental health that is not being sufficiently acknowledged. She says she appreciates the freedom she has.

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“I am feeling very blessed and very lucky to have this freedom. If I want to go to the park, I can go to the park without fearing policemen arresting me and asking me why I’m here.”

But Servant does not want to see visitors from other parts of Europe coming to experience those freedoms. She says people in Sweden are being generally cautious, adding that she’s still unable to visit her family back home.

“No, I don’t think it’s fair for them to think they can come here and do tourism, because I won’t be able to visit my family in a long time.”

Plumberg will be seeing her family sooner than expected. She is planning on moving back to the US this summer. Plumberg says although her husband’s contract in Sweden is coming to an end, that’s not the only reason they’re leaving: The Swedish attitude to the pandemic changed how they viewed the Nordic country and their future life there.

Begg has also begun applying for jobs back in Ireland. He says despite having Swedish citizenship, he can no longer imagine living in Stockholm long term. 

For Panarese, it’s an emotional and financial struggle. Her family bought a house for the first time in their lives, she says, and leaving now will lead to a considerable economic headache. But Panarese admits she is looking across the border to neighboring Denmark and seriously contemplating moving there. Sweden was the country she thought she would grow old and die in, she says, but now that no longer seems possible.

Facebook will pay $52M to US content moderators for trauma on the job. What about its international contractors?

Facebook will pay $52M to US content moderators for trauma on the job. What about its international contractors?

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In a landmark decision that could have implications for content moderators around the world, Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to compensate some US-based workers for the trauma they endured on the job.

Related: Twitter and Facebook are collaborating to stop the spread of coronavirus misinformation. Is it enough?

According to the agreement announced on Tuesday, Facebook will make payments to more than 10,000 current and former content moderators to settle a class-action lawsuit they brought against the company alleging that they developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions as a result of the work. The settlement was first reported by the technology publication, The Verge.

Facebook relies on tens of thousands of content moderators around the world to review often graphic and disturbing posts and determine whether they should be removed from the platform. Many of these workers are contractors, employed by third-party firms that work with Facebook.

Related: Catholic Twitter debates Trump’s handling of coronavirus pandemic

This is the first time a social media company will pay workers who say their mental health suffered as a result of exposure to disturbing content, according to lawyers who represented the content moderators in the lawsuit. The new settlement covers only workers based in the US, but the unprecedented move could have an impact on content moderators in other parts of the world.

“What we’ve seen is that after kind of years of holding out their workforce of content moderators at arm’s length, Facebook is at least trying to take some responsibility for the mental health of some of its content moderators.”

Cori Crider, Foxglove

“What we’ve seen is that after kind of years of holding out their workforce of content moderators at arm’s length, Facebook is at least trying to take some responsibility for the mental health of some of its content moderators,” said Cori Crider, director of Foxglove, a London-based nonprofit that’s assisting with a separate lawsuit launched by content moderators in Europe.

“And I would put it in front of a court pretty much anywhere and say, look, if they take responsibility for [content moderators] in the [United States], they should take responsibility for them in India. They should take responsibility for them in South America. They should take responsibility for them in Europe.

Related: ‘Straight-up debunking’: How a fact-checker vets fake news

“The last thing you want to see is a kind of half-measure payment to some workers in the United States, but people in even more precarious situations in North Africa, and India and all other places where content moderation is done get nothing and see no improvement in their conditions,” Crider said.

wifisfuneral – Stick Lyrics

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[Intro]
Hahahahahahaha
Yuh, aye
Uh, uh, ah
Stack it up
Aye, aye, aye, here we go
Yuh, aye, aye, aye, yuh

[Verse]
I remember I was young and reckless
Since a adolescence, codeine my pref’ as a beverage
I was in the two-seater with the legs split
Why they tryna hold me down like I’m hell-bent?
Had to sacrifice a lot just to settle in
I ain’t really talkin’ to ya, my life is a object
Feelin’ like a alien that came up out of project
Playin’ with my soul like a puppet, do they gotta test?
Now I’m off the Tec, I’m a mess, I don’t gotta stress
Got a little treesh on my neck, but I gotta flex
Way that she suck and she swallow, she might just go viral
And I feel like I’m Tyson, they play with my top
I’m defendin’ my title, no .223 rifle
With these bands in my hands, I’ma stack it like Eiffel
She used to tell me how you like it, daddy, no Peter Pie though
I was ghost ridin’, swimming’ through the pussy like Otto
And I’m too focused on the Perc-10, I apologize
Sadly, we see that he envy me, ’cause we see the despise
Look me dead in my eyes, see a skeleton, fried
Believe me how I’m next, ye, so I’m diggin’ the opp
Got my lean out th counter, they said it’s a drought
I got Europe hoes global that play with they mouth

[Chorus]
Uh, yuh, bust out the rip, right on the hip, ain’t no shits, aye, aye
I pour up Tec, I throw a fit, I fuck a bitch, yeah, aye
Smokin’ on runts, now I’m on stick, opps mad as shit, aye, aye
Smokin’ on runts, now I’m on stick, opps mad as shit
Uh, yuh, bust out the rip, right on the hip, ain’t no shits, aye, aye
I pour up Tec, I throw a fit, I fuck a bitch, yeah, aye
Smokin’ on runts, now I’m on stick, opps mad as shit, aye, aye
Smokin’ on runts, now I’m on stick, opps mad as shit, uh

Versatile – Escape Wagon Lyrics

Play this song

[Intro: Coolio]

Yo cuz, Ringsend and Compton on a track… What the fuck’s up with that?

[Verse 1: Casper]

Where I come from bricks get danced on
Then sold by the fellas with the amps on
To be bought to be bought by moi
So I get me hole quicker than a tampon
I never gave a bollox about politics
Cause all I ever wanted was me bollox
Licked
Mr. Cool’s got the big bollox
Step back ‘fore he fills you full of hollow tips

[Verse 2: Coolio]

Pitty pat, pitty pat
Hard on the kitty cat
Triple X got the pussy gushing on a kitty mat
Pretty face, long hair thighs and the titties fat
Got her ass screaming who is he? Where’d you get him at?
Then she start yelling it don’t matter just don’t put him back, got the pussy full is he Irish? Or is he black?
I guess it don’t matter
Just as long as he a pussy mat
Player pimp pulling up in a killer Cadillac
He’s mine he’s mine I want em all the time
The pussy belong to him no ninety-nine
He on that gangster shit
He give me gangster dick
Oh what am I to do?
Now I got a gangster clit
Do it well all the time make the pussy swell
Then it’s back to the house in the beat
With no pussy smell

[Bridge: Casper]

Make a bomb in the kip then make that shit blow
Fucking pretty women and I’m dipping out their window

[Chorus: Casper]

She drop it low and she’s teasing man
But I can never love I’m too freezing man
Darling please understand
Your fella wants a go is he bleeding mad?
I’ve two keys in my hand
One is for your man the other’s for my wagon
My escape wagon X3
Now watch me disappear when this rave is done

[Verse 3: Eskimo]

Four figure digit outfit no shit
Patek on the wrist now you know it’s legit
Ice around the neck
Gold on the kicks
I never carry weapons but the boys stay equipped
Don’t ask why pal it has to be done
Married women wanna suck me like a Capri-sun
They want the young bull
They want me I run the clubs while their beer-belly fellas are running straight to the club, (Gangsta, Gangsta)
I won’t sleep on a bed if the sheets aren’t silk
Sleep with a youngone if I know she’s not filth
All day sitting on me hole no guilt
All day bitching in me ear I’m not built to be dealing with no hood rat
They love me but I can’t love back
Asking will I ever come back?
I never come back

[Chorus: Casper]

[Outro: Coolio]

Ringsend and Compton
You always knew it was gonna happen
Ringsend.. the Compton of Europe
Drink some syrup
The Compton of Europe
Ringsend

Future – Faceshot Lyrics

[Intro]
I’ma run this one all way down
Non-stop, you know what I’m sayin’?
See how I’m comin’?
(I just told Richie we rich)

[Chorus]
Yeah, playin’ with the girl out in Fresno (Yeah)
I like to get hyphy for a kilo (Yeah)
I fuck with lil’ shawty, she got deep throat (Yeah)
Get your ass hit for a C-note (Yeah, yeah)
Push start, big foreign (Big foreign)
In the nick trap with the big 40 (Big 40)
Stuffed the M inside the Goyard (Million dollars)
My natural job dope boy (D boy)

[Verse 1]
Skrrt, skrrt in a fast car (Skrrt, skrrt)
Skrrt, skrrt in a fast toy (Skrrt, skrrt)
Skrrt, skrrt, cook the yay’ up (Skrrt, skrrt)
Skrrt, skrrt, got my weight up (Yee)
Gold-wrapped ten stack, got a nigga geeked (Skrrt)
I go shoppin’ in Europe, nigga, I ain’t cheap (Skrrt)
Lost count, put up all the profit ten weeks (Skrrt)
Just in one week, it sold a thousand pounds on one street
Gold on my teeth, put some red bottoms on my feet
I fuck with freaks, one, two, three, keep it a G
Motherfuck them hoes, we treat ’em like the police
Motherfuckin’ throwed, my niggas tryna OD, yeah

[Chorus]
Yeah, playin’ with the girl out in Fresno (Yeah)
I like to get hyphy for a kilo (Yeah)
I fuck with lil’ shawty, she got deep throat (Yeah)
Get your ass hit for a C-note (Yeah, yeah)
Push start, big foreign (Big foreign)
In the nick trap with the big 40 (Big 40)
Stuffed the M inside the Goyard (Million dollars)
My natural job dope boy (D boy)

[Verse 2]
Skrrt, skrrt, that’s my wrist talkin’ (That’s talkin’)
Skrrt, skrrt, the pot moonwalkin’ (Moonwalkin’)
Skrrt, skrrt, that that new forty (That new forty)
Skrrt, skrrt, they goin’ 730 (730)
Since we made it out the swamp, it must be hell (730)
I’m Young Pluto, bitch, I’m trappin’ out Chanel (730)
One thousand dollars for all my shoes, I’m very rare (True story)
Ayy, fuck a dog collar, nigga, I’m a bear (Dog)
Ain’t gon’ front, I brought out the egg beater (Huh)
Rich nigga but I’m seein’ dead people (Ain’t gon’ front)
Lordy, all these models all head eaters (Yeah, yeah)
Half of these bitches sleepin’ with the Grim Reaper (Woo)
Rich nigga, put eight in on one liter (Woo)
Had to buy some extra diamonds to make my arms even (Woo)
You not upper echelon, you not a don neither
We gettin’ the same money as Illuminati (‘Luminati)
He wanna prove a point and try to catch a body (Catch a body)
They gon’ double up the money for the faceshot (For the faceshot)
They gon’ kidnap his wife for the safe spot (For that safe spot)
Tell ’em shoot her in the face, bitch, I hate thots (Yeah, I hate thots)

[Chorus]
Yeah, playin’ with the girl out in Fresno (Yeah)
I like to get hyphy for a kilo (Yeah)
I fuck with lil’ shawty, she got deep throat (Yeah)
Get your ass hit for a C-note (Yeah)
Push start, big foreign (Big foreign)
In the nick trap with the big 40 (Big 40)
Stuffed the M inside the Goyard (Million dollars)
My natural job dope boy (Dope boy, dope boy, dope boy)

Charles Trenet – Nationale 7 lyrics

[Intro]
De toutes les routes de France d’Europe
Celle que j’préfère est celle qui conduit
En auto ou en auto-stop
Vers les rivages du Midi

[Verse 1]
Nationale 7
Il faut la prendre qu’on aille à Rome à Sète
Que l’on soit deux trois quatre cinq six ou sept
C’est une route qui fait recette

[Verse 2]
Route des vacances
Qui traverse la Bourgogne et la Provence
Qui fait d’ Paris un p’tit faubourg d’Valence
Et la banlieue d’Saint-Paul-de-Vence

[Bridge]
Le ciel d’été
Remplit nos cœurs d’sa lucidité
Chasse les aigreurs et les acidités
Qui font l’malheur des grand’s cités
Toutes excitées

[Verse 3]
On chante, on fête
Les oliviers sont bleus ma p’tit’ Lisette
L’amour joyeux est là qui fait risette
On est heureux Nationale 7

[Verse 2]
Route des vacances
Qui traverse la plus belle partie d’la France
Qui fait d’ Paris un p’tit faubourg d’Valence
Et la banlieue d’Saint-Paul-de-Vence

[Bridge]
Le ciel d’été
Remplit nos cœurs d’sa lucidité
Chasse les aigreurs et les acidités
Qui font l’malheur des grand’s cités
Toutes excitées

[Verse 3]
On chante, on fête
Les oliviers sont bleus ma p’tit’ Lisette
L’amour joyeux est là qui fait risette
On est heureux Nationale 7.
On est heureux, Nationale 7,
On est heureux… Nationale 7.

Half Man Half Biscuit – Knobheads On Quiz Shows lyrics

[Verse 1]
What possessed you to apply,
Did your friends with good advice implode?
We should hang you up in chains
Let you rot beside the ill paved road.
Born too late for the First World War;
The Siege of Troy was long before my time.
Naseby, Jutland, Agincourt; characters perhaps from pantomime.

[Verse 2]
Authors, sport, landlocked states; capitals of Europe and their size.
Breeds of dog; famous dates, kind of hoping these things don’t arise.
I don’t watch films in black and white
The trees and clouds and birds have passed me by.
I’ll just guess and hope I’m right
The first man into space was Captain Bligh.

[Break]
Good luck back in work, they’ll’ve heard you were on
Have you got the file for Mr Out In Round One?
Harken a cuckoo – or is it a wren?
Don’t ever darken our doorstep again……….

[Verse 3]
Truth is beauty, beauty truth, all you know on earth – all you need to know.
Superb, succinct, pity then for you it’s not quite so.
Hickstead, Hickstead, Hickstead, Hickstead? Duck soup, 1933.
Words beginning with K N O,
Words that end in B H E A D………..

Versus The Tractor – Tattered Banner lyrics

Verse 1
When nice old ladies vote for facists
And our friends become right wing
It started off with Europe
Now they hate on everything
I don’t mean to point a finger
And I hope we can be friends
But you’re sharing propaganda
Makes my hair stand up on end

Pre chorus
It’s a mystery to me,
You forgot history
Your politics reverted
Back to 1933

Chorus
And I can’t hide my dismay
To see things keep heading this way
Please take your head out of the sand
You’re a misguided nationalist
No good could ever come of this
Please let me take you by the hand
‘Cos I thought we were going forward
But we just keep going back

Verse 2
So how did you become a facist?
Must have read the Daily Mail
Maybe The Sun or the Express
And now society will fail
I heard you’re an anti-vaxer
Now you think the world is flat
Now society’s heading backwards/Now the world is going backwards
Because you just can’t check your facts

Verse 3
And you’ve forgiven all the bankers
When they ran out with the cash
And you’ll blame the disadvantaged
Next time there’s a collapse
Maybe you’ll think it’s foreign workers
Helping run our health service
And you’ll be crying deport them
When they finish their night shifts.

Verse 4
So I’ll take my tattered banner
Go out marching in the rain
But it’s hard to make a difference
When the world has gone insane.

PARTYNEXTDOOR – Recognize lyrics

(feat. Drake)

[Intro: PND]
Gotta get real again, gotta get real again

[Pre-Hook: PND]
No, you got niggas and I got bitches
You got niggas and I got bitches
You got niggas and I got bitches
You got niggas, I want you

[Hook: PND]
I want you, to turn up on me, every night when I see you
Better recognize when I see you
I really want you, you, you, hit the club for you, you, you
Lightskin got you new, new, do, even look like Lauren London too
I be tripping, but this money ain’t
Hit the strip, check my money length
Sorry if my whip covered in dank
Cause I’ve been rollin’ with this skunk all day
All these bitches know that you’re my nigga
I ain’t trippin’ off of any of your niggas
Cause I don’t care about your nigga, four niggas
Five niggas, six niggas, I ain’t give a shit about shit, nigga
(Girl I see you)

[Pre-Hook: PND]
No, you got niggas and I got bitches
You got niggas and I got bitches
You got niggas and I got bitches
You got niggas, I want you

[Hook: PND]
I want you, to turn up on me, every night when I see you
Better recognize when I see you
I really want you, you, you, hit the club for you, you, you
Lightskin got you new, new, do, even look like Lauren London too
I be tripping, but this money ain’t
Hit the strip, check my money length
Sorry if my whip covered in dank
Cause I’ve been rollin’ with this skunk all day
All these bitches know that you’re my nigga
I ain’t trippin’ off of any of your niggas
Cause I don’t care about your nigga, four niggas
Five niggas, six niggas, I ain’t give a shit about shit, nigga
(Girl I see you)

[Interlude]

[Verse 1: PND]
Girl you must be doin’ magic
Girl you must be doin’ magic
Turn fuckin’ you to a habit
I could name a lot of things any other man
Won’t do for you, I do for you
When I hit you at your condo real late
Check to see and see if you straight
Then cut like kids cake
I got that feelin’ for you, that feelin’ that you crave
Each time I do it for you, I make that bad pussy behave
Now pop it, bottles, the top is so open
The budget I’m Party so fuck it
The concierge told me my new baby looking like LeToya Luckett
Let my money get older and older and older and older like Regis
And she will not fuck with no broke niggas, no, nigga, only the richest

[Pre-Hook: PND]
No, you got niggas and I got bitches
You got niggas and I got bitches
You got niggas and I got bitches
You got niggas, I want you

[Hook: PND]
I want you, to turn up on me, every night when I see you
Better recognize when I see you
I really want you, you, you, hit the club for you, you, you
Lightskin got you new, new, do, even look like Lauren London too
I be tripping, but this money ain’t
Hit the strip, check my money length
Sorry if my whip covered in dank
Cause I’ve been rollin’ with this skunk all day
All these bitches know that you’re my nigga
I ain’t trippin’ off of any of your niggas
Cause I don’t care about your nigga, four niggas
Five niggas, six niggas, I ain’t give a shit about shit, nigga
(Girl I see you)

[Verse 2: Drake]
Yeah shout the girls from the east who know what’s good with me
Shout the ones from the west know what’s good with PND
Stories of you and your girls is all I hear
Who do you fuck in the city when I’m not there?
(I owe you time) let’s plan somethin’ out when I come back from Europe
Swear I’m withholdin’ my urges ’til you get this one-on-one shit like your name Katie Couric
I gotta get you those snow tires for your Mercedes, I’m glad you reminded me baby
All of these things slip my mind it’s been crazy
Bite on your shoulder I know that’s your favorite
Touching yourself to that video we made a month ago
You a freak and your cover’s blown
How you talked me into sendin’ that to you, I’ll never know
Fuck it girl, I’m ’bout whatever though
Yeah I guess a nigga just believe in you
And that’s proof for you
Could name a lot of things any other man won’t do for you
I’ll do it for you, that’s real

[Hook: PND]
I want you, to turn up on me, every night when I see you
Better recognize when I see you
I really want you, you, you, hit the club for you, you, you
Lightskin got you new, new, do, even look like Lauren London too
I be tripping, but this money ain’t
Hit the strip, check my money length
Sorry if my whip covered in dank
Cause I’ve been rollin’ with this skunk all day
All these bitches know that you’re my nigga
I ain’t trippin’ off of any of your niggas
Cause I don’t care about your nigga, four niggas
Five niggas, six niggas, I ain’t give a shit about shit, nigga
(Girl I see you)

Roy Woods – Monday To Monday lyrics

[Chorus]
I got my mind on my money nigga from Monday to Monday
Thinking about my money go to Church on a Sunday
Popped an ecstacy pill, xans when I wanna
You can’t talk to me about that good or bad karma
I got my mind on my money nigga from Monday to Monday
Thinking about my money go to Church on a Sunday
Popped an ecstacy pill, xans when I wanna
You can’t talk to me about that good or bad karma

[Bridge]
Yeah
Play
With me
Off ecstasy

[Verse 1]
Money fly you out when you in Georgia (in Georgia)
I make sure shorty feel important (feel important)
Balmains while she’s going shopping
Marilyn keeps her on auto pilot (auto, auto, auto)
Catch me with thugs
Ride around with them birds
Drugs make her slow
Can’t feel her toes
Gang shit on Tour
Ohh she love me (hey)
All my diamonds drownin’ (hey)
Bitch touch Molly (oh)
Girl what you planning (oh, oh)
I feel like Aladin (yeah)
I just found my Jasmine (my Jasmine)
Ohh she crazy
I love her crazy

[Pre-Chorus]
I’m not new here
So, don’t disrespect me for some new mans styll
And I don’t know who cares, but I
Don’t, don’t really care ’bout you
Don’t, don’t wanna hear ’bout you
Don’t, don’t really care ’bout you
Don’t, don’t wanna hear ’bout you
Wanna hear bout you
Don’t, don’t really care ’bout you
Don’t, don’t wanna hear ’bout you
Don’t, don’t
Don’t, don’t

[Chorus]
I got my mind on my money nigga from Monday to Monday
Thinking about my money go to Church on a Sunday
Popped an ecstacy pill, xans when I wanna
You can’t talk to me about that good or bad karma
I got my mind on my money nigga from Monday to Monday
Thinking about my money go to Church on a Sunday
Popped an ecstacy pill, xans when I wanna
You can’t talk to me about that good or bad karma

[Bridge]
Yeah
Play
With me
Off ecstasy

[Verse 2]
Gyal dem go shopping
Yorkdale with squaddy (okay)
Saks fifth better spend a bag if you walk in
Ass look melodic, in Toronto with exotic
Like these bitches are from Europe
My girl look like Katie Couric
She got tattoos on her arm
She sings like Adele (okay)
Narcotics for fun (ooh)
Liquors for the pain (yeah)
Don’t believe in love (no, no)
Marriage ain’t her thing (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Face, out my face bitch
Am I looking out your way now
Cyatties out the base
But I’m looking for my main girl (main)
I could barely think
I have way too much to say now
Can we take a trip
And fly out to Costa Rica
They wanna be us

[Pre-Chorus]
I’m not new here
So don’t disrespect me for some new mans styll
And I don’t know who cares, but I
Don’t, don’t really care ’bout you
Don’t, don’t wanna hear ’bout you
Don’t, don’t really care ’bout you
Don’t, don’t wanna hear ’bout you
Wanna hear bout you
Don’t ,don’t really care ’bout you
Don’t, don’t wanna hear ’bout you
Don’t, don’t
Don’t, don’t

[Chorus]
I got my mind on my money nigga from Monday to Monday
Thinking about my money go to Church on a Sunday
Popped an ecstacy pill, xans when I wanna
You can’t talk to me about that good or bad karma
I got my mind on my money nigga from Monday to Monday
Thinking about my money go to Church on a Sunday
Popped an ecstacy pill, xans when I wanna
You can’t talk to me about that good or bad karma

Tee Grizzley – Hellcat

[Intro]
Helluva made this beat, baby
They scammin’ in my city, it’s a jugg, facts
We don’t bang gangs, we rep hoods, yes
I’m from Joy Road, Lee from Six Mile, Mario from Brightmoor
Beam on every strap, when we up states you see a light show, hol’ up
ACTIVATED drop May 11th, man
That’s three days before my old dude birthday, rest in peace
You know I got you, big baby
Shout-out to BocBoy JB, nigga, this beat hard as fuck
Aye

[Chorus]
Ridin’ in the motherfuckin’ Hellcat
If I catch a opp he gettin’ his head wet
Rest in peace pops, I need my mans back
Math the only subject I ain’t fail at
Ridin’ in the motherfuckin’ Hellcat
If I catch a opp he gettin’ his head wet
Rest in peace pops, I need my mans back
Math the only subject I ain’t fail at

[Verse 1]
In the trenches wit’ a 100 of ’em
Hellcat got 200 on it
Niggas want beef, put money on ’em
High school days used to have niggas runnin’ from me
Shoes Italian with German
Pockets on [?], no Sherman
[?]
Street niggas gettin’ chased like surgeons
Everything foreign down to my Balenciagas
My hoe from Europe
Draco wit’ that blue light from Wakanda
Tell them boys that I want yo’ top, better not let them spot you
In the trap house dressed like a whole cop, .45 wit’ the binoculars
[?] street no thermos
Thirty hangin’ out no curfew
In the Maybach, closed curtains
Y’all niggas clowns, no circus
Say my name, they merkin’
She know I’m showin’ up, she fuckin’
If y’all niggas feelin’ like Kermit, chopper ready lil’ nigga start jumpin’

[Chorus]
Ridin’ in the motherfuckin’ Hellcat
If I catch a opp he gettin’ his head wet
Rest in peace pops, I need my mans back
Math the only subject I ain’t fail at
Ridin’ in the motherfuckin’ Hellcat
If I catch a opp he gettin’ his head wet
Rest in peace pops, I need my mans back
Math the only subject I ain’t fail at

[Verse 2]
When I go on stage I’m in Givenchy drip
Come back to the trenches, I take off that pretty shit
Probably in my Dickies fit
Hair trigger, don’t hit my hip
I’m motivation for the ‘Gram, might up a fifty strip
And that Bentley truck so big, I might hit her in the whip
She got up out my bed and left to Philly for a trip
That ain’t the only thing she left, that bitch left hickies on my dick
Free Meek Milly, niggas can’t even pop no wheelies ’round this bitch
If I drove to your city, I got all sticks
I’m a grizzly but I be wit’ all pits
Yo’ bitch ain’t see no money, she got all dick
When she asked me for a bag, I told her, "Naw, bitch!"
And my niggas on the east side all rich
Ain’t sittin’ in no trap, they take them long trips
You a turnaround and come back wit’ that dog shit
No finessin’, we would nail you to the cross quick

[Chorus]
Ridin’ in this motherfuckin’ Hellcat
If I catch a opp he gettin’ his head wet
Rest in peace pops, I need my mans back
Math the only subject I ain’t fail at
Shit we smokin’ strong, you could smell that
When it come to gettin’ this money, we can’t fail that
If I catch a opp he gettin’ his head wet
It ain’t gon’ stop there, I want his mans next

Sango – Khlorine (feat. Smino)

[Intro]
Família.. esquenta com o amanhã não
Viva o presente, viva o momento, viva o aqui e o agora que é só isso que interessa
Única coisa que você tem é o presente, o passado já foi, o futuro virá mais ninguém sabe como virá
Portanto faça sua parte.. a mudança pode acontecer e só depende de você.. Deus abençoe!

[Chorus]
Purple sky, 4:44 AM
‘Bout to, burn this jay get some Z’s
Country fried bands in my pants, shawty dance
Pop it (pop it), like she dropped it in grease
She say "Smino, lately it been so boring
Heard you do a lot of exploring"
She let me in in the water like chlorine
Cleaner than chlorine, lately it feel like I’m morphing
Fame like a drug but your fame’s like morphine
Innanet just make more fiends

[Post Chorus]
Take a break let me break you off
Face, might break her off
I’m a fanatic, exotic, all this Europe so erotic
Take a break let me break you off
Heat it up like Ben and Jones
I’m off that duss’ and chronic, loud turned up that’s Panasonic

[Verse 1]
All learned up shout out my mama
I been overseas spreading holy seed
Hope for peace, can only hope for peace
I been magazine cover posing up
No fatigue can’t help but notice us from Magnolia to Mongolia
Hope the cops don’t come approaching us
My mans he got ones on him
Plus he just got laid off so he move on em
Plus we in this mufuh, more lit than four corner
She toss me them bikini bottoms
And I give her more barnacle
Pork in the room, do it like St. Louis do

[Chorus]
Purple sky, 4:44 AM
‘Bout to, burn this jays get some Z’s
Country fried bands in my pants, shawty dance
Pop it (pop it), like she dropped it in grease
She say "Smino, lately it been so boring
Heard you do a lot of exploring"
She let me in the water like chlorine
Cleaner than chlorine, lately it feel like a morphine
Fame like a drug but your fames like morphine
Imminent just make morphine

[Post Chorus]
Take a break let me break you off
Face, might break her off
I’m a fanatic, exotic, all this Europe so erotic
Take a break let me break you off
Heat it up like Ben and Jones
I’m off that duss’ and chronic, loud turned up that’s Panasonic

[Verse 2]
She ride me, she rolling like a Cadillac
Wanna cut it got the battle axe
In a few times she rush on the real
Put my city right back on the map
She bust it, she push it like a bottle rocket
Baby I’m not gon’ knock it
Last thing I do, actually boo
I see the passion in you asking if you
Ever been down to the Lou
Grass got me feeling sport
Crown got me feeling royal
Chevron Don, off the oil
I went from employee to employed
Had to get **** a degree
I grew up real crazy like Orlando bruh
They wasn’t expecting the key

[Chorus]
Purple sky, 4:44 AM
‘Bout to, burn this jay get some Z’s
Country fried bands in my pants, shawty dance
Pop it (pop it), like she dropped it in grease
She say "Smino, lately it been so boring
Heard you do a lot of exploring"
She let me in the water like chlorine
Cleaner than chlorine, lately it feel like a morphine
Fame like a drug but your fames like morphine
Imminent just make morphine

[Post Chorus]
Take a break let me break you off
Face, might break her off
I’m a fanatic, exotic, all this Europe so erotic
Take a break let me break you off
Heat it up like Ben and Jones
I’m off that duss’ and chronic, loud turned up that’s Panasonic

[Bridge]

NF – No Name

[Verse]
Look, people ask me what the future is
All I know is I’ll be doin’ this
All I know is things are moving quick
That’s convenient for me ’cause that’s how I live
Now they see me out here movin’ up
You don’t like me, that makes two of us
Time change, yeah, I can’t adjust
Yo, it’s who you are not who you was, oh my
Yeah, just went to Europe, they said the single is working
I think I’m learning, I am way more than what people might think when they look on the surface
What is my purpose? Yeah
That is a question that I have been asking myself and it hurts
‘Cause it’s prolly something I should already know but I don’t know it yet, I’m tryna grow as a person, woo!
I’m sick of people tellin’ people I’m here ’cause of marketing dollars, oh
You think that everything is gonna blow just ’cause you market it harder? No
I got my hands in everything, now they out here tryna get to me
Stop tryna lecture me
You don’t compare to my level of thinking, so why do you think you compare to my energy, huh?
Small circle, but the number’s growin’
Fame called me, I’m like, "How you doin’?"
Hung up on him, I ain’t ready for it
I’ll get back to that when I make album four
Less talking, I’ve been workin’ more
Better me is what I’m workin’ towards
Y’all judgin’, but we not in court, no, we not in court, oh Lord!
Last couple years, let’s recap
I make a livin’ off of writin’ out my regrets
I’m doin’ me, I don’t care where the scene’s at
Try to give me feedback, I don’t really need that
I used to walk on stage in a V-neck
I used to wear a lil’ tie with a black vest
I came a long way, why you lookin’ upset?
I’m tryna paint a picture, get the vision, you ain’t hear it yet, woo!
Look, hold up, hold up, wait a minute, please
Flow’s switchin’, I got ADD
Brain scatters when you play the beat
It don’t matter what you say to me
I’ll be doin’ this at 83
I’ve been doin’ this since ABC’s
In the major leagues doin’ major things, don’t play with me, woo!
I’m livin’ life in the fast lane
Wake up every morning thinkin’ I’ma have a bad day
Drive my own car, I don’t like the valet
Parked, then I go into my mind with an AK
Shoot every thought in my head then it rotates
Losin’ it all, but I think that I’m okay
Who is involved? I don’t know, but I’m insane
Poof! And I’m gone, wanna call me a no name, what!?
I’m prolly not what you thought
I’m prolly not what you thought
I used to judge everybody that wasn’t like me ’til I learned it was wrong
Girl told me I should get it together and get out the dark
I’m tryna give her my heart
That’s when I sit in my car, writin’ for hours until I can barely talk
I mean, where do I start?
Feels like I’m fallin’ apart
Act like my image is hard
I always put up my guard
Even when talkin’ to God
Sit in my room and I plot
Everything that I’m not
Comes out in the music I jot
I give it all that I got
I give it all that I got!
I’m tryna think out the box, no!
Yeah, I got people standing outside a bus screaming my name
I don’t come out and take pictures, they tell me I changed
I don’t smile in VIPs, you get mad like, "You know what I paid?"
Guess I don’t know what to say
Guess I don’t know what to say
I leave it all on the stage
I leave it all on the stage

Roy Wood$ – Monday To Monday

[Chorus]
I got my mind on my money nigga from Monday to Monday
Thinking about my money go to Church on a Sunday
Popped an ecstacy pills xans when I wanna
You can’t talk to me about that good or bad karma
I got my mind on my money nigga from Monday to Monday
Thinking about my money go to Church on a Sunday
Popped an ecstacy pills xans when I wanna
You can’t talk to me about that good or bad karma

[Bridge]
Yeah
Play
With me
Off ecstasy

[Verse 1]
Money fly you out when you in Georgia
I make sure shorty feel important
Balmains while she’s going shopping
Marylyn keeps her on auto pilot (auto, auto, auto)
Catch me with thugs
Ride around with them birds
Drugs make her slow
Can’t feel her toes
Gang shit on Tour
Ohh she love me (hey)
All my diamonds dreaded (hey)
Bitch touch Molly (oh)
Girl what you planning (oh oh)
I feel like Aladin(yeah)
I just found my Jasmine(my Jasmine)
Ohh she crazy
I love her crazy

[Pre-Chorus]
I’m not new here
So don’t disrespect me for some
[?]
And I don’t know who cares but I
Don’t don’t really care ’bout you
Don’t don’t wanna hear ’bout you
Don’t don’t really care ’bout you
Don’t don’t wanna hear ’bout you
Wanna hear bout you
Don’t don’t really care ’bout you
Don’t don’t wanna hear ’bout you
Don’t Don’t
Don’t Don’t

[Chorus]
I got my mind on my money nigga from Monday to Monday
Thinking about my money go to Church on a Sunday
Popped an ecstacy pills xans when I wanna
You can’t talk to me about that good or bad karma
I got my mind on my money nigga from Monday to Monday
Thinking about my money go to Church on a Sunday
Popped an ecstacy pills xans when I wanna
You can’t talk to me about that good or bad karma

[Bridge]
Yeah
Play
With me
Off ecstasy

[Verse 2]
Gyal dem go shopping
Tagged up with squaddy
Saks fifth better spend a bag if you walk in
Ass too melodic in Toronto with exotic
Like these bitches are from Europe
My girl look like Katy Cherry
She got tattoos in her arm
She sings like Adele
Narcotics for fun
Liquors for the pain
Don’t believe in love
[?]
Face, out my face bitch
Am I looking out your way now
[?]
But I’m looking for my main girl
I could barely think
I have way too much to say now
[?]
And fly out to Costa Rica
[?]

[Pre-Chorus]
I’m not new to this
So don’t disrespect me for some
[?]
And I don’t know who cares but I
Don’t don’t really care ’bout you
Don’t don’t wanna hear ’bout you
Don’t don’t really care ’bout you
Don’t don’t wanna hear ’bout you
Wanna hear bout you
Don’t don’t really care ’bout you
Don’t don’t wanna hear ’bout you
Don’t Don’t
Don’t Don’t

[Chorus]
I got my mind on my money nigga from Monday to Monday
Thinking about my money go to Church on a Sunday
Popped an ecstacy pills xans when I wanna
You can’t talk to me about that good or bad karma
I got my mind on my money nigga from Monday to Monday
Thinking about my money go to Church on a Sunday
Popped an ecstacy pills xans when I wanna
You can’t talk to me about that good or bad karma

David Brent – Slough lyrics

More convenient that a Tesco express
Close to Windsor but the properties less
Keeps the businesses of Britain great
It’s got Europe’s biggest trading estate

It doesn’t matter where you’re from
You wanna work? Then come along
The station’s just got a new floor
And the motorway runs by your door

And you know just where you’re heading
It’s equidistance ‘tween London and Reading

Oh Slough
My kind of town
I don’t know how, anyone could put you down

To the West you got Taplow and Bray
You got Hillingdon the other way
It’s a brilliant place to live and work
It was in Bucks now officially it’s Berks

Don’t listen to what the critics say
Like it’s soulless, and boring and grey
See for yourself, what you waiting for?
We’re on the Bath road, that’s the A4

And you know just where you’ll be heading
It’s equidistance ‘tween London and Reading

Oh Slough
My kind of town
I don’t know how, anyone could put you down

Oh Slough
My kind of town
I don’t know how, anyone could put you down

Slough [x4]

Nines – These Keys (feat. Berner) (One Foot Out Album)

[Chorus: Nines]
How can I give this all up
This is all I wanted to be
This music money isn’t enough
I just can’t get caught with these keys
With these keys
I just can’t get caught with these keys
With these keys, with these keys

[Verse 1: Nines]
Ask my nigga Nunu how we went through all them rubber bands
Remember when I kop the Ice hublot with the rubber band
Made 30K this week I’m nothing like them other man
I’m on a different level now but I don’t think they understand
Last year I would have stressed my pockets if I copped a Range
Funny how in a couple months, how luck could change
Old niggas on the track, bragging ’bout watch and chain
Next album I’ll probably rap about yachts and planes
Pull up on the block, all them yungens circle ’round the Porsche
Came a long way from the Gilera with the loud exhaust
Shit was slow, mandem was moving like some scavengers
Never going broke again I’m cool with all the traffickers
Jazzy said chill and let them young bucks spray them tools
Think they hating now, watch when I upgrade my jewels
My lil’ niggas know a nigga spend a monkey on some shoes
Trappin’ from a distance can’t see them junkies from these views
Grew up ’round some of the best niggas to do it
Now we fucking with them Albo’s they like the Mexicans of Europe
They don’t play me on the radio but I don’t give a fuck
I’ve buried P, went broke, then I had to dig it out

[Chorus: Nines]
How can I give this all up
This is all I wanted to be
This music money isn’t enough
I just can’t get caught with these keys
With these keys
I just can’t get caught with these keys
With these keys, with these keys

[Verse 2: Berner]
Empty boxes got me nauseous
Six burner phones in my faucet
We buy phones and we wash ’em
Digging holes to find a million dollars [?], ain’t sweet
I’ve been broke, same clothes for a week
Fresh off the plane I see badges fuck the D.E.A
This piece costs a couple more G’s, when it leave the States
Started from the bottom, with a key of yay
I’m ridin’ round dirty in this Honda, I don’t need the Wraith
They grabbed Stack, we just laughed when he beat the case
Cookies with the cheese, [?] bring me strains
Bring the jack back, I’m smoking for the JA
Black hoodie with the AK
Dirty money bring the devil out, bag the lemonade
Put my gloves on, then we send ’em out
80 for a 20 pack, yeah I’m talking locally
Here in the city, I’m still getting [?]
The rest of them getting 2, they can’t even sell ’em though
I could never sell ’em low, I’d rather be selling blow
Talking on the telephone, now he’s never coming home
The dope gang dirty yeah, they don’t love you until you’re gone

[Chorus: Nines]
How can I give this all up
This is all I wanted to be
This music money isn’t enough
I just can’t get caught with these keys
With these keys
I just can’t get caught with these keys
With these keys, with these keys

L2B – The Journey lyrics

[Hook]
The world keeps turning, I’m just holding on,
Hold on..
This life’s a journey that keeps going on,
Hold on..

[Verse 1]
I got a lyrical addiction, I’m a punchline fiend,
Even in my dreams, I come up with rhyme schemes,
I try to be calm, but my mind is like a mob scene
Full of obscene gestures and loud screams in dark streets
From wild teens whose moms can;t stop them
From robbing people just because they want nice things,
They’d sacrifice a life to live like kings, but
That’s not the song that I sing,
Sometimes I just need to switch to a positive mind frame
And change the way I think.
See I’m excited for what life brings,
I’m trying to travel the world and go sight-seeing
And see what it’s like to be in different cultures and ways of life,
Traveling in first class flights, that sounds nice.
Walking through foreign lands, Europe and Japan,
Got as much Seoul as South Korea,
Looking down from the Namsan Tower,
I love where I’m from, but I got bigger plans,
I’m trying to spin a globe and just go wherever my finger lands.

[Hook]
The world keeps turning, I’m just holding on,
Hold on..
This life’s a journey that keeps going on,
Hold on..

[Verse 2]
I got so many dope verses, think I need an intervention,
Not to mention, never cared for being center of attention,
But I’ll deliver a hundred and ten percent, even when
It’s a challenge and the pressure is high, like hypertension.
Caught up living above the influence of reality,
Love, hugs, peace, drugs, and LSD,
Bright colors being smudged without paint brushes,
Just me under a spell while I’m staring at trees,
See life is one giant canvas to me,
Hand me a can of paint and watch me transform a
Blank space landscape in to something out of fantasy,
Something you’re seeing with your eyes, but still can’t believe.
I’m in the Amazon rain forest, laying underneath the canopy,
Staring up at the sky, wondering why can’t life always be this simple,
Thinking back to everything that I’ve been through,
But with endless possibilities, I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do.

[Hook]
The world keeps turning, I’m just holding on,
Hold on..
This life’s a journey that keeps going on,
Hold on..

[Bridge]
Life is just a journey,
Life is just a journey, so stay..
Life is just a journey,
Life is just a journey, so stay..
Life is just a journey, so stay..
Life is just a journey, so stay strong..
Life is just a journey, so stay..
Life is just a journey, so stay strong..

[Hook]
The world keeps turning, I’m just holding on,
Hold on..
This life’s a journey that keeps going on,
Hold on..

Yung Lean – Cashin (feat. Adamn Killa) (Frost God Album)

[Hook]
Cashin
We be braggin
My pants be sagging
I’m getting stacks
I be cashin
I hit the mall
Yes I ball
Shawty call
Cashin
We be braggin
My pants be sagging
I’m getting stacks
I be cashin
I hit the mall
Yes I ball
Shawty call

[Verse 1: Adamn Killa]
Bitch I’m out in Europe like I’m out here on vacation
But I’m doing shows till I ran across the nation
If you want it, gotta get it like it ain’t no waitin’
Bitch I want it right now, I don’t got no patience
Niggas be broke cos they got all the patience
Don’t know the currency so I don’t know what I’m paying
Bitch I’m Adamn, that is what I’m saying
All this foreign money I can’t count what I’m making
There’s me, Lean, whitearmor and we out here baby
I don’t want no baby, killavesi is my baby
Bitch I’m Adamn, all the hot boys they like hating
I can’t save no thot cos these bitches they got rabies

[Hook]
Cashin
We be braggin
My pants be sagging
I’m getting stacks
I be cashin
I hit the mall
Yes I ball
Shawty call

[Verse 2: Yung Lean]
I be cashin
Shawty splashin
What you know about Lean, I’m getting stacks
I’m on the frozen throne I might just catch it
Angels falling in my soul, money stacking, gucci cologne
Got cash got bags my bros
Many men wanna kill me, I don’t know
Why they trying to get me I just blow
Money and coke up in my nose
Percs in my system, I’m never slow
Golden [?] running round the floor
I sit down in the frozen throne
She called me up and called me on the phone
She fucked me over once, someone that I know
I be getting dough
Soldiers from white snow
Moola in my rover
With Adamn killing my soul
Fuck with Lean I break your bones
Fuck with Lean I break your bones
Moola in my rover

Kano – Dun Know The Myspace Lyrics

It’s K-A, check, check, check it out

[Verse 1]
Listen, yeah, yeah, you dun know the Myspace
I’m a vet MC niggas can’t violate
I’m two albums deep already
And how ever many singles under my name
Yeah, yeah, you dun know the my K
Fire for no reason, I’m nice
Can’t stop me like a Hummer in drive
Gone like I’m roadrunner in spikes
Yeah, yeah put me in the right lane
I’ll still breeze on a beat with a bang
I might perform my beats with a band
There ain’t no MC deeper than man
Hot like the bottom of the pan
And I’m still totalling on like twang

[Hook]

Man, look at my Myspace, my fanbase is swollen like clams
With old school fans and new school fans
I got UK fans and Europe fans
I got older fans and younger fans
And you dun know I’m repping for my Myspace fam

[Verse 2]

Yeah, yeah you dun know the vibe ain’t right in a rave on stage if I ain’t
On it with DJ Medonit, excitement levels we go beyond it
Enrol my shows like college, I show you how to do this son
Come like dumb, leave like a boffin
Cause I’m a teacher like KRS-One, one

Haha, I’m just having fun
Know why? Cause I’m MC number 1
Mc number 1
Yeah I know I didn’t finish that verse but I don’t give a shit
I wrote that shit whilst Mikey was beefing on the phone with his chick
HAHA! It’s K-A, It’s K-A

Skull And Bones – Zero Point Energy lyrics

[Verse]
There is a kind of energy called zero point
Max Planck in Germany conceived it in nineteen eleven
By Quantum Mechanics it was foreseen and validated
It holds the key of antigravity and limitless energy

[Bridge]
The Military Industrial Complex would do anything to conceal it
Assassination, wars, depose governments to hide it from you

[Chorus]
No more fossil fuels to polute our world with Zero Point Energy
Atomic Power will be a thing from the past with Zero Point Energy
We would fly trough the skies powered by Zero Point Energy
A new age ahead exploring the space with Zero Point Energy

[Solo]

[Chorus]
No more fossil fuels to polute our world with Zero Point Energy
Atomic Power will be a thing from the past with Zero Point Energy
We would fly trough the skies powered by Zero Point Energy
A new age ahead exploring the space with Zero Point Energy

[Verse]
In Second World War germans developed some prototypes
Its plans were spread across Europe as spoils of War
Wikileaks Podesta’s e-mails shows that the US Gov. Knows
Stop being selfish and greedy , humankind need to be free

[Bridge]
The Military Industrial Complex would do anything to conceal it
Assassination, wars, depose governments to hide it from you

[Chorus]
No more fossil fuels to polute our world with Zero Point Energy
Atomic Power will be a thing from the past with Zero Point Energy
We would fly trough the skies powered by Zero Point Energy
A new age ahead exploring the space with Zero Point Energy

The Stranglers – North Winds Blowing lyrics

I saw an orange robe burning
I saw a youth on fire
I saw metal machines that were turning on
A generation that hadn’t yet tired

I heard of two generations that were
Being murdered
In a Europe that was shrouded in black
I witnessed the birth pains of new nations
When the chosen people finally went back

North Winds Blowing
I wish they’d blow you all away
North Winds Blowing
I wish they’d blow you all away

I saw a freedom in the shape of disease
And mainly men had to quench their desire
And while a few could do just as they please
I saw kid’s whose bellies were all on fire
And then all is dead and war is over
When hollow victory has been won
Who will join in the celebration of
An evil that can’t be undone

North Winds Blowing
I wish they’d blow you all away
North Winds Blowing
I wish they’d blow you all away

I use to dream about destruction
Now that I feel it getting near
I spend my time watching the ocean
And waves are all I want to hear

I wish I was a believer
I’d spend less time maybe
In being sad
So many laws against disbelieving
I don’t know who’s good or who’s bad

North Winds Blowing
Blow all away
Blow away