Opposition MP announced Georgia’s plans to close the border with Russia

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An opposition MP announced Georgia's plans to close the border with Russia

From September 26, the Georgian authorities may close the borders for men from Russia due to the large flow of Russians arriving in the country, said the deputy of the opposition party of Georgia “United National Movement” in the Georgian Parliament Nona Mamulashvili on the air of the Ukrainian TV channel FreeDom.

“The Georgian government has so far done nothing to stop this massive influx of Russians into Georgia. As far as they explained to us, on Monday they will close the borders. This is the only thing they could do at this stage,»— she said.

According to her, the entry ban may primarily affect men aged 18 to 55.

Mamulashvili pointed out that no official statements have yet been received from the Georgian government.

Early on the morning of September 23, at the Upper Lars border checkpoint, there was a record queue of cars for 2022— 1.7 thousand

According to the data of the Federal Customs Service (FTS) of Russia on the workload of automobile checkpoints, the most significant queues (the number of vehicles in front of the checkpoint) were then recorded at the following points:

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  • Upper Lars (border with Georgia)— 1715 cars;
  • Kyakhta (border with Mongolia)— 80 cars;
  • Burachki (border with Latvia)— 58 cars;
  • Ubylinka (border with Latvia)— 25 cars.

The next day, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of North Ossetia called on Russians to refrain from traveling to Georgia due to the fact that at the checkpoint “Upper Lars” there were large queues of people waiting for the passage— only about 2.3 thousand cars.

On September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in the country. According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, it is planned to mobilize 300 thousand Russians, or about 1% of the total mobilization reserve.

After that, traffic jams were reported on the border with Georgia, Finland, Mongolia, and airlines sold out tickets for the next direct flights to Istanbul, Yerevan, Baku.

Kazakhstan's National Security Committee reported that on September 25, the country's border guards detained three Russians who violated the border, bypassing the existing checkpoint.

« The violators explain their actions by the desire to evade the partial mobilization being carried out on the territory of Russia,»,— noted in the message.

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Mitya Aleshkovsky was expelled from Georgia to Armenia

Aleshkovsky lives in Tbilisi with his family, but flew to Yerevan for two days. According to his mother, historian Tamara Eidelman, the border guards did not explain the reason and simply sent him back. 673w” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

Mitya Aleshkovsky

Journalist and philanthropist Mitya Aleshkovsky (recognized as a foreign agent) was deported from Georgia to Yerevan, where he flew from. This was announced on Facebook (the social network belongs to the extremist and banned Meta company recognized in Russia) by his mother, historian and honored teacher of Russia Tamara Eidelman.

According to her, Aleshkovsky lives in Tbilisi, where his wife and daughter are waiting for him. He went to Yerevan for two days together with Eidelman for her lecture. She accused the Georgian authorities of “fawning” in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Eidelman told RBC that her son was already in Yerevan. She added that the Georgian border guards “didn't explain anything, they just refused entry.” RBC sent a request to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.

Aleshkovsky— journalist, photographer, director of the publication “Takie Dela” and one of the founders of the Need Help Foundation. He opposed the Russian military operation in Ukraine. In July, the Ministry of Justice entered him into the register of media-foreign agents.

In August last year, opposition politician Lyubov Sobol (recognized as a foreign agent) was denied entry to Georgia. She attributed the refusal to Tbilisi's unwillingness to spoil relations with Russia. In January, another oppositionist was not allowed into Georgia— Dmitry Gudkov.

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Longtime refugees in Georgia say goodbye to the Soviet-era sanatoriums they called home

class=”MuiTypography-root-134 MuiTypography-h1-139″>Longtime refugees in Georgia say goodbye to the Soviet-era sanatoriums they called home

Displaced people have spent decades living in old sanatoriums and hotels scattered throughout Georgia. Now, the government plans to restore the dilapidated buildings to boost tourism. 

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Many of Tskaltubo's sanatoriums will soon be renovated and reopened to tourists once again through an initiative funded by the government and private investment. Most of the last internally displaced people who have called these buildings home since the '90s have finally been relocated to permanent housing.

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Lika Xarabava finds it hard to watch news coverage about the war in Ukraine from her dilapidated residence in Tskaltubo, Georgia. 

“It’s very difficult because we’ve already lived through what Ukraine is experiencing right now,” Xarabava said, “but for us it was even worse because, back then, there wasn't the internet to show the world what was happening.”

In 1992, Xarabava fled Abkhazia, a breakaway region in Georgia, amid brutal conflict between Russian-backed separatists and the Georgian army. More than 250,000 internally displaced people (IDPs), mainly ethnic Georgians, fled their homes during the war to other parts of the country.

She and her family, along with thousands of other IDPs, established a new home in an abandoned sanatorium in Tskaltubo, a former Soviet-era spa town renowned for its healing mineral springs.

A former bathhouse in the town of Tskaltubo, Georgia. Workers once traveled from throughout the Soviet Union to bathe in the town's mineral waters which have healing properties.

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Displaced people like Xarabava have spent decades living in old sanatoriums and hotels scattered throughout Georgia, remnants of a time when the country's temperate climate, mineral springs and Black Sea beaches made some consider it to be the pearl of the former Soviet Union.

The Soviet-era buildings had hosted travelers who came to bathe in the town’s mineral springs. But the sprawling sanatorium where Xarabava has lived for three decades is falling apart. 

Lika Xarabava, 40, was still a child when she fled Abkhazia and found refuge in one of Tskaltubo's rundown sanatoriums. The aging building is the only home she has ever known in her adult life. Credit:

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On the ground floor, tall marble columns rise before a sparkling chandelier. But there are several smashed windows throughout the building and the floors of some of the uninhabited rooms are covered with pieces of wood, old books and broken glass.

When Xarabava first arrived in the once-stately building, there was no electricity, water or heat. Today, power lines and hoses snake out the windows. The family cooks on a small wood stove.

During the war in Abkhazia, ethnic Georgians were often targeted and even killed by separatists. Xarabava and her mother left Abkhazia after separatists burnt their home to the ground. 

“They wouldn’t let us live,” Xarabava said. “They even killed children and old people, it was genocide,” she said. 

The war ended in 1993, but the conflict was never fully resolved. Abkhazia declared itself independent and Russia is one of the only countries that recognizes it, with Russian troops still stationed there.

Many IDPs never returned home.

‘Sometimes it brings  tears to my eyes’

There are 22 sanatoriums scattered around Tskaltubo. 

For some older Georgians, seeing Tskaltubo’s sanatoriums in their current state of ruin is painful.

“Sometimes it brings tears to my eyes when I see what kind of condition the sanatoriums are in. It’s unimaginable what’s happened to them,” said Anzor Babunashvili, a 72-year-old Tskalbubo native who once worked at the town’s sanatoriums.

Many of the sanatoriums built during the Soviet period in Tskaltubo, Georgia, were grandiose neoclassical buildings with statues and tall columns. But after the Soviet Union fell, many of the buildings were abandoned and later used to house people displaced by war in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia.

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Several sanatoriums retain names like Geology, Media and Metallurgy, titles inspired by the different groups of Soviet workers who once came to stay in them. 

Workers were sent on free trips to spend time recovering in Tskaltubo. 

Over time, the town became known throughout the Soviet Union as a place to rest and relax. A stay at one of Tskaltubo’s sanatoriums came with a set health improvement regimen, including frequent soaks in the town’s mineral waters. 

“It [the sanatoriums] was more regulated than a hotel, where you just go and have fun and have drinks,” said David Sichinava, a human geographer and lecturer at Carleton University in Ottawa, who was also displaced from Abkhazia during the war and grew up in Tskaltubo.

A photo in Tskaltubo's museum shows the Geologist sanatorium named after one of the groups of workers who once came to this town from across the Soviet Union to seek treatment in the local mineral waters.

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Sichinava said that sanatoriums first started in Central Europe and the tradition eventually spread to places like Russia. 

Sanatorium stays became so widespread that the practice even popped up in literature, like the works of Dostoevsky. And many characters, not only in Russian novels but throughout European literature, often spent time healing in sanatoriums.

“It was actually a very popular pastime in late 19th century, early 20th century,” Sichinava said, “but when the Bolshevks took over in the Soviet Union, the goal of sanatoria changed to serve the broader masses, not just wealthy people.”

Restoration plans

The Georgian government recently launched an effort to renovate Tskaltubo’s sanatoriums with the help of a large grant from the World Bank to spur tourism and welcome travelers to the buildings once again.

Most IDPs who were living in the buildings have been relocated to new housing constructed by the government. 

As the town attempts to rebrand itself from a rundown refuge area, back to its original glory as a spa resort, Sichinava worries the residents who have inhabited the sanatoriums since the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union will be written out of recent history. 

“The stories of 10,000 people who used to make their life in Tskaltubo now are almost being erased,” Sichinava said.

Tskaltubo's sanatoriums might appear abandoned, but inside there are signs everywhere of the people who live there.

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As Xalabava and her family prepare to move, the town is already opening its doors to new arrivals. 

Hotels in Tskaltubo recently started offering free rooms to families fleeing Ukraine. 

The number of people displaced by conflict globally has continued to rise steadily for the last half decade, and the conflict in Ukraine threatens to continue that trend in 2022. 

And as the world’s population becomes more urbanized, displaced people are ending up in urban environments and substandard housing, rather than refugee camps. 

Tamara Sarria, 87, fled war in Abkhazia in 1992 when the region tried to separate from Georgia and has lived in a neglected sanatorium in Tskaltubo for the last three decades.

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On one of their last nights in the sanatorium that they have called home for the last three decades, Xarabava and her mother gathered in their room and sang songs by the fire. 

They have a brand new apartment waiting for them — but Xarabava isn’t ready to leave.

“I’ll admit this place isn’t comfortable, but I got used to it,” Xarabava said. “It’s home.”

Related: 'Their lives collided with war': Ukrainian refugees in Poland open their own schools

Russians in Georgia help to evacuate Ukrainians  

class=”MuiTypography-root-134 MuiTypography-h1-139″>Russians in Georgia help to evacuate Ukrainians  

Hundreds of Russian dissidents and members of civil society who have challenged Vladimir Putin’s government have settled in nearby Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. The country’s relaxed visa rules and low cost of living have attracted artists, activists and journalists. Some who’ve settled there are now working to support their fellow Russians and protest the war from afar.

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A demonstrator holds a Ukrainian national flag in front of the Georgian Parliament during an action against Russia's attack on Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia, March 1, 2022. Some Russians who've resettled in Georgia are now helping Ukrainians evacuate.

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In a spacious office in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, a group of young volunteers, hunched over cellphones and computers, works to evacuate Ukrainains fleeing the war.

“This is a place where people come alive,” said Alina Muzychenko, 36, a Russian activist and volunteer. “We’re all in shock about what’s happening, and for our team, it’s a way to mobilize our energy and do something.”

Members of the grassroots group Helping To Leave, founded by activists, journalists and artists on Feb. 24, the day the war in Ukraine started, are here around the clock to aid Ukrainians looking for safety, psychological support, financial aid and more.

Related: Ukraine is now urging people to evacuate the Donbas. This Ukrainain American pastor is risking his life to help.

Many of the volunteers are Russians who recently left their own country for safety reasons. They are part of an outspoken generation who fear they could be jailed for opposing the war.

“[They’re] the young voice of the revolution.” 

Alina Muzychenko, Russian activist and volunteer with Helping to Leave in Tbilisi, Georgia

“[They’re] the young voice of the revolution,” said Muzychenko, who moved to Tbilisi last year after she faced intimidation in Russia for her work.

Alina Muzychenko, 36, and Egor Eremeev, 34, protest the war in Ukraine from their new home in Tbilisi, Georgia. Many Russian activists say they can do more productive work abroad where they no longer face the risk of arrest for their work. 

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At least 20,000 Russians have arrived in Georgia since the war in Ukraine started in February. Hundreds of them are activists and journalists fleeing a recent crackdown on dissent inside Russia. Thousands of Russians have been arrested for protesting the war. Even just calling the conflict a “war” is a criminal offense in Russia.

Related: Body armor factories in the Americas are sending gear to war-torn Ukraine

Muzychenko left Russia in June 2021 as a part of a growing wave of Russian dissidents who started leaving in the months before the war started. While living in Moscow, Muzychenko helped found Kultrab, an artist collective and clothing brand that works to raise awareness about issues like Russia’s crackdown on LGBTQ rights.

A model working with Kultrab poses with a new line of merchandise to raise money for a Russian organization providing legal services to protesters detained by authorities. Since its founding, Kulbrab has used fashion to fundraise for independent organizations in Russia. Kulbrab’s founders eventually left Russia because of their work. 

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In addition to activism and art, Kultrab also designed clothing to raise money for the independent media outlet Mediazona, which focuses on Russia’s judicial and prison systems.

Since Kultrab was founded in 2017, Muzychenko said that officials from Russia’s Center for Combatting Extremism started showing up at Kultrab’s events and following them on social media. Their collective came under more pressure last year when Russia started labeling independent media outlets as foreign agents.

That growing list of media organizations eventually included Mediazona.

Muzychenko said that she felt compelled to leave Russia because collaborating with organizations deemed by the government as “undesirable” is a criminal offense in the country.

“We understood that the young people who we work with might run into danger,” Muzychenko said. “That's why we decided to leave.”

These days, Muzychenko devotes most of her time in Tbilisi to Helping to Leave.

Related: Refugees find a welcome in Catalan Guissona’s ‘Little Ukraine’

Irma Fatianova, 32, who previously worked with jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny before leaving Russia for Tbilisi, helps with fundraising for the project.

“Before, it was just Navalny and his associates [who were at risk], but now, the threat falls on anyone who expresses their opinion publicly,” Fatianova said. “So, it makes sense to leave Russia and do something useful on the outside.”

Many Russians choose Georgia because they don’t need visas, and lots of Georgians speak Russian. In Tbilisi, there are now people dedicated to helping them.

“It changed from 12 hours a day of work to 22 hours a day of work immediately after the war started,” said Egor Kuroptev, director of the South Caucasus Office of the Free Russia Foundation, an organization that has been offering assistance to Russians arriving in Tbilisi in addition to other tasks like countering misinformation about the war.

Roman Dmitrienko sits in a detention center outside Moscow after he and Kultrab’s co-founder, Egor Eremeev, were arrested for attending a rally in support of Alexei Navalny in March 2021. Eremeev left Russia and moved to Tbilisi, Georgia, shortly after his release. 

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Kuroptev’s office has received requests from thousands of Russians, Belorussians and Ukrainians seeking assistance since the war started. He said that some of the Russians coming to Georgia are activists, but there are also lots of working professionals.

Related: Reliable death tolls from the Ukraine war are hard to come by — the result of undercounts and manipulation

“They want to leave because they're under sanctions, their bank cards are not working, they cannot receive payments from abroad,” Kuroptev said.

The Georgian government has downplayed the significance of Russians coming here, saying the numbers are about the same as Russian tourists who visited Georgia before the pandemic. But hundreds of dissidents have now settled in Georgia. Kuroptev said that the Kremlin puts constant pressure on Georgia, which makes the authorities in Tbilisi consider all possible risks and sometimes act unpredictably.

“When any country around Russia sees that some maniac can start a war without any single reason, they're afraid,” Kuroptev said.

Some Russians in Tbilisi say they’ve been mostly welcomed here. But anti-Russian graffiti has turned up on the streets and some landlords have posted online that they won’t rent to Russians.

“After the war, there started to be way more Russophobia, and it makes total sense.”

Yulia Lutikova, Russian artist and volunteer with Helping to Leave in Tbilisi, Georgia

“After the war, there started to be way more Russophobia, and it makes total sense,” said Yulia Lutikova, 19, a Russian artist who moved to Tbilisi last year who also works with Helping to Leave.

Lutikova said that she sympathized with Georgians who are likely to judge Russians by the behavior of their government. For Russians like Lutikova, even just getting in a Tbilisi taxi and conversing with the driver in Russian  — which usually means having to explain whether you’re from Russia — can feel extremely uncomfortable.

Egor Eremeev, 34, and Alina Muzychenko, 36, are the co-founders of Kultrab, an artist collective and clothing brand that works to raise awareness about issues like Russia’s crackdown on the rights of the LGBTQ community. They relocated to Tbilisi in 2021 after facing intimidation for their activism in Russia. 

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But despite the occasional awkward moment, Lutikova said that she’s doing things in Georgia that she never could in Moscow. She went to a rally in support of Ukraine recently and held up a big poster denouncing Russia’s leadership.

“Before, that would have been like a dream,” Lutikova said. “Here [in Georgia], free speech exists everywhere, it doesn’t matter what it’s about.”

Even though Russians in Tbilisi are far away from home, Russian dissidents remain committed to returning home when the government changes.

Muzychenko, the co-founder of Kultrab, said that she and her friends hope to return to Russia someday.

“We love Russia, we love Belarus, we love Ukraine, and we really want people from all these countries to be able to have a say in politics or go to a peaceful protest without being in danger,” Muzychenko said.

For the moment, Muzychenko and other young Russians in Tbilisi have focused their energy on helping Ukrainians. Russian activists feel they can do much more important work in Georgia than they can from a prison cell in Russia. 

Georgia will not become a country to bypass the sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation because of Ukraine

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Georgia will not be drawn into the “game” imposed by the EU and the US, and will not become a platform for evasion of sanctions imposed on Russia because of Ukraine, said Irakli Kobakhidze, chairman of the ruling Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia party, ex-speaker of parliament.

In an interview with the Georgian TV channel Imedi, he explained that he did not will allow the country to be manipulated by both European and Russian partners.

Let us recall that Tbilisi and Moscow have developed close relations and they are negotiating to establish a “smuggling route” for the transport of weapons Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk said earlier this week.

In an interview with the Georgian TV channel Formula, she recalled that Georgia had refused to impose sanctions against Moscow.

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Scholz called it right to refuse Ukraine and Georgia admission to NATO

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that the refusal of Ukraine and Georgia to join NATO was correct, ZDF reports.

During a conversation with the channel's correspondents, he noted that currently this issue is not on the agenda of the North Atlantic Alliance.

“It was the right decision, then there were very long negotiations in NATO on this issue,” Scholz noted.

At the same time, he also stressed that there was allegedly no plan to deploy alliance missiles on the territory of Ukraine.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military special operation on the territory of Ukraine. According to the head of state, its goal is the demilitarization and denazification of the country. At the same time, he stressed that Moscow's plans do not include the occupation of Ukrainian territories.

Earlier it was reported that Germany intends to supply Ukraine with 1,000 anti-tank guns and 500 Stinger missiles.

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Stoltenberg: NATO has agreed on the entry of Ukraine and Georgia

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO had already decided to admit Ukraine and Georgia. At the same time, he pointed out that the terms of entry into the alliance for new members were not set.

“In 2008, we decided that Ukraine and Georgia would become members,” he said in an interview with La Repubblica. “But we did not set when exactly”.

The Secretary General recalled that Kiev had previously turned to NATO with a corresponding request, because this country was supported in terms of reforms, modernization of the army according to the bloc's standards. He expressed the opinion that at the moment Ukraine's defense capability is higher than it was in 2014.

At the same time, Stoltenberg recalled that the NATO collective defense principle applies only to member countries to which Ukraine is officially does not apply yet.

The day before, the Georgian authorities thanked Stoltenberg for “supporting sovereignty.” In particular, President Salome Zurabishvili pointed to the relevant “important statement” that the NATO Secretary General made after the meeting of the Russia-NATO Council. Later, Stoltenberg said that the alliance did not intend to compromise on the issue of expansion to the east.

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Georgia’s green voters helped deliver the Senate to the Democrats

Georgia's green voters helped deliver the Senate to the Democrats

Voters most likely to rank the environment as their top priority are young, Black or Latino, and they were key voters in the two recent senatorial wins in Georgia that gave the majority to Democrats.

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Bankrol Hayden – Drop A Tear Lyrics (feat. Lil Baby)

[Chorus: Bankrol Hayden]
I almost dropped a tear for you, uh
I always throw my pain on you (Uh, uh, uh, uh)
My head went straight up, we confused
So many times that we’ve been traded, we’ve been used
But I can’t move on, you know the news had me dropped
We’ve come too far, you know we come from the jungle
Can’t move on, you know the news had me dropped
‘Cause we’ve come too far, you know we come from the jungle

[Verse 1: Bankrol Hayden]
Uh, like I ain’t trippin’
I was caught up in your ways
I’m tryna put on for my brothers, that’s my focus nowadays
Like now I’m trippin’
‘Cause you was leavin’ anyway
And your emotions out of place
I never thought that you would change, I swear
Shit so real, I got the chills
I done made this shit so real
Made some money out this deal
Finna pay my momma bills
For my brothers I drill
Spin up, I brought no chill
Get jammed up, we gon’ see who real
In the hospital bed, I was poppin’ them pills, yeah, yeah
Me and you ain’t close, as we just used to be
Used to be
People hit me up, but I ain’t used to it
Family askin’ favors ’cause I got some money now
When I get that money all these bitches actin’ funny now

[Chorus: Bankrol Hayden]
I almost dropped a tear for you, uh
I always throw my pain on you (Uh, uh, uh, uh)
My head went straight up, we confused
So many times that we’ve been traded, we’ve been used
But I can’t move on, you know the news had me dropped
We’ve come too far, you know we come from the jungle
Can’t move on, you know the news had me dropped
‘Cause we’ve come too far, you know we come from the jungle

[Verse 2: Lil Baby]
Baby
Told the dealer, got the best appeal lawyer in Georgia
I’ma get it for you
Cookin’ up them meals, make sure I eat
You know I tear for you
Can’t believe no meal to turn sour
I would’ve killed for you
Left me at lowest, I can’t even say I still love you
I’m the type to tell lil’ bro “Don’t shoot”
He gon’ still bust you
Comin’ up, my life was hard
Fat daddy died, we was still in the car
He just did a five, make you doin’ time again
I can’t lose, no, so I gotta win
I love my dawgs, I ain’t gotta friend
Woo ’bout to touch down, he just did ten
Back on the wall, how the f*ck I’ma fall?
When I stand on my team, do you understand?
Buckin’ the law, give a f*ck ’bout your plan
When I hop out my car, my gun in my hand
Niggas switch up and I don’t even know why, it’s so many shit I don’t understand
I can’t drop no tears now
I’ve been cold for some years now

[Chorus: Bankrol Hayden]
I almost dropped a tear for you, uh
I always throw my pain on you (Uh, uh, uh, uh)
My head went straight up, we confused
So many times that we’ve been traded, we’ve been used
But I can’t move on, you know the news had me dropped
We’ve come too far, you know we come from the jungle
Can’t move on, you know the news had me dropped
‘Cause we’ve come too far, you know we come from the jungle

[Outro: Bankrol Hayden]
I almost dropped a tear for you, uh
I always throw my pain on you (Uh, uh, uh, uh)
My head went straight up, we confused
So many times that we’ve been traded, we’ve been used

In Georgia, a young Latina reluctantly casts her primary vote for Biden

In Georgia, a young Latina reluctantly casts her primary vote for Biden

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Leticia Arcila, a 20-year-old voter in Atlanta, Georgia, said health care is her top priority in a presidential candidate.

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This story is part of “Every 30 Seconds,” a collaborative public media reporting project tracing the young Latino electorate leading up to the 2020 presidential election and beyond.

Leticia Arcila didn’t want to take any chances when it came to casting her vote in the Georgia state primary Tuesday, June 9. 

This year, state officials pushed back the primary twice due to the coronavirus pandemic. Then they sent absentee ballot request forms to all of the state’s nearly 7 million registered voters — an unprecedented step to “prioritize the health and safety of Georgians,” said Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. 

But Arcila, a 20-year-old first-generation Mexican American living in Atlanta, insisted on voting in person Tuesday. This year is her first time voting in a presidential election cycle. 

Related: For this young Latina voter, pandemic highlights need for ‘Medicare for All’

Arcila said she looked forward to casting her vote, but it’s bittersweet: she had planned to vote for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who dropped out of the race in April. To make matters worse, Georgia voters faced chaos at many polling locations Tuesday amid reports of broken voting machines, lack of provisional ballots and hours-long lines.

Georgia’s primary was originally scheduled for March 24. State officials pushed it back to May 19, due to fears about COVID-19. Finally, they pushed it back even further to June 9. In the meantime, Sanders left the race. 

“I literally needed, like, three days just in my room after I saw that Bernie dropped out. I just didn’t want to see Twitter. I didn’t want to see CNN. I didn’t want to do anything.”

Leticia Arcila,20-year-old first-time voter

“I literally needed like three days just in my room after I saw that Bernie dropped out,” Arcila said. “I just didn’t want to see Twitter. I didn’t want to see CNN. I didn’t want to do anything.”

Eventually, she recovered. If she wanted to, she could still vote for Sanders. His name is still on primary ballots in some states, including Georgia. If Sanders earns 25% of the Democratic Party’s delegates, he can secure representation on committees at the party’s convention — allowing him to heavily influence the Democratic platform on issues like health care and college tuition. 

Despite her admiration for Sanders, Leticia has resigned herself to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee.

“If you know that the country is going to go a certain way, it makes sense to do everything possible to try and get Trump out,” she said. “[That’s] basically what I’m trying to go for.”

Although Leticia is determined to vote, that might not be the case for every Latino in Georgia. 

“I think Joe Biden still has a lot of work to do in the Latino community and reaching out to the Latino community.”

Jerry Gonzalez, executive director, GALEO

“The polling indicates that the Bernie supporters among the Latino community were upset about the [primary] outcome, but they’re not necessarily not going to participate in the election,” said Jerry Gonzalez, the executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, or GALEO. “I think Joe Biden still has a lot of work to do in the Latino community and reaching out to the Latino community.”

Related: Can Biden turn out Latinos to vote? Advocacy groups aren’t sure

GALEO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group focused on engaging Latinos in Georgia in the voting process. Gonzalez says as a group, young Latinos haven’t coalesced around Biden’s candidacy yet.

“I’ve seen the staff changes that are happening and additions that are happening on the [Biden] campaign,” Gonzalez said. “So, I certainly think that there’s going to be a significant amount of outreach associated with that.”

There are signs the Biden campaign is finally investing in targeting Latino voters. It recently hired Julie Chávez Rodriguez as a senior adviser working on Latino outreach. Chávez Rodriguez, the granddaughter of civil rights leader César Chávez, has previously worked for Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California and served as deputy director of political engagement for the Obama administration.

Investing in Latino voters in Georgia could pay off big for any campaign. According to Gonzalez, when GALEO began in 2003, there were about 10,000 Latinos registered to vote in Georgia. Now, there are almost 240,000. Gonzalez points out that some recent elections in Georgia have been won by thin margins. For example, President Donald Trump won the state in 2016 by 211,141 votes.

“If we show up to vote, the Latino community can determine a competitive statewide race.”

Jerry Gonzalez, executive director, GALEO

“If we show up to vote, the Latino community can determine a competitive statewide race,” Gonzales said.

Getting people to vote during the pandemic, though, could be a challenge. Gonzalez says because Latinos haven’t traditionally voted via absentee ballots, GALEO will spend time explaining that process. 

“The particular instructions are confusing and there’s a lot of ways in which your vote can be disqualified if you don’t follow all the particular steps associated with that process, so there’s going to be a lot of education around that,” he said.

Arcila doesn’t need to be convinced that voting is important. She just wishes she had a candidate who promises the things Sanders did, including universal access to healthcare. 

Arcila was laid off shortly after the pandemic spread in Georgia and doesn’t have health insurance. But even though she thinks Biden lacks bold ideas, she’s committed to voting for him.  

“The country is going to vote one way or another, and so I guess we might as well just go for the thing that’s going to help us in the end and if that’s Biden, then it’s Biden,” she said.

Still, Arcila says Georgia’s delayed primary makes her feel like she missed out on shaping who the Democratic candidate would be.

“It’s hard to kind of accept because you kind of feel like it’s your future,” she said. “And you want to conquer it and make something amazing out of it. It kind of feels almost, like, taken away from you.”

Yelawolf – Box Chevy 7 Lyrics

Play this song

[Intro]
Oh, oh
Get it, get it, get it
Oh, oh
Get it, get it, get it
Oh, oh
Get it, get it, get it
Yeah

[Verse 1]
If I see two Maybachs, I’ma park it in the middle
Throw my keys at the butler and then get ’em
No ID, I’ma walk up through the middle
Candy-coated whip like a pocket full of Skittles
Money in my pocket but I don’t know how to act right
Glock in the glove box like a flashlight
Cub in the mop-top in the backlight
Zilla Gorilla he’s a killer, that’s night night
Legends in the fog
Got me a Chevy, baby, and I’ma let it crawl
Got me a pack ready, and I’ma make a call
Gettin’ your racks ready and maybe we can talk, y’all
Know we get down motherfuckers in niche, Nashville done got beat up, yeah
Talkin’ shit on the Woozy got crack
Left him on his back, left his fucking feet up

[Pre-Chorus]
We just bad motherfuckers
Bad motherfuckers
Some bad motherfuckers better listen to the song
Tryna be good but they wanna do me wrong
So give me that Loc in the tone
Ghetto cowboy stay ready
All night long let ’em mop

[Chorus]
I hear ’em talkin’, gawkin’, when they see me walkin’
To my 1979, 1979 (Box!)
I see you stalkin’, hawkin’, with your coffin
Over my 1979, 1979 (Box!)
You mad I can tell it, tell it, ’cause you jealous
Over my 1979, 1979 (Box!)
I pop that trunk and nail it, send it sailin’
From my 1979

[Verse 2]
If I get drunk I’ma leave her, pick her up tomorrow
Don’t get behind the wheel if I’m pickin’ up a bottle
Never roll the dice but, yeah I hit the lotto
Swung to the dirt yeah livin’ by the motto
Catfish Billy trappin’ out the Yamaco
Rebel, I’m a rebel like David Allen Coe
Kickin’ in a red pan, cooking that dough
Brenda does your dog bite, no child no
Legends in the fog
Never go back to being broke not at all
Gotta gold plaque up on the studio wall
I had to go back to get it from my Papa, uh
Alabama, Georgia, Tenenssee
A recipe for disaster, put the beat up
Me and the Chevy’s like pastors to Jesus
A haystack, I’m that needle, we just

[Pre-Chorus]
We just bad motherfuckers
Bad motherfuckers
Some bad motherfuckers better listen to the song
Tryna be good but they wanna do me wrong
So give me that Loc in the tone
Ghetto cowboy stay ready
All night long let ’em mop

[Chorus]
I hear ’em talkin’, gawkin’, when they see me walkin’
To my 1979, 1979 (Box!)
I see you stalkin’, hawkin’, with your coffin
Over my 1979, 1979 (Box!)
You mad I can tell it, tell it, ’cause you jealous
Over my 1979, 1979 (Box!)
I pop that trunk and nail it, send it sailin’
From my 1979 (Box!), 1979 (Box!)
I hear ’em talkin’, gawkin’, when they see me walkin’
To my 1979, 1979 (Box!)
I see you stalkin’, hawkin’, with your coffin
Over my 1979, 1979 (Box!)
You mad I can tell it, tell it, ’cause you jealous
Over my 1979, 1979 (Box!)
I pop that trunk and nail it, send it sailin’
From my 1979 (From my, from my, from my)

[Outro]
Oh, oh
Get it, get it, get it
Oh, oh
Get it, get it, get it
Oh, oh
Get it, get it, get it
Oh, oh
Get it, get it, get it
Oh, oh
Get it, get it, get it
1979
Oh, oh

Kevin Abstract – Georgia Lyrics

Play this song

[Chorus]
I got Georgia on my mind, ain’t nobody left behind
It’s just me, my team, my weed, my baby’s Audi parked outside
Call my mom and let her know that everything is alright
I got Georgia on my mind, ain’t nobody left behind
It’s just me, my team, my weed, my baby’s Audi parked outside
Call my mom and let her know that everything is alright

[Verse 1]
Houston, Texas, my teachers had weapons
I’d get my ass whipped, I learned my lesson
I often question, I often wonder
If I told this class I liked the nigga that sit in the back
How bad would it make me suffer? Agh
Smoke and fuck, we high as hell
We gon’ love each other, we let the night derail
Only time will tell, I’m under your spell
I lay on your chest, you wonder what’s next
I love when you breathe, it make me reflect

[Chorus]
I got Georgia on my mind, ain’t nobody left behind
It’s just me, my team, my weed, my baby’s Audi parked outside
Call my mom and let her know that everything is alright
I got Georgia on my mind, ain’t nobody left behind
It’s just me, my team, my weed, my baby’s Audi parked outside
Call my mom and let her know that everything is alright
(Everything you do is cool)

[Verse 2]
All of us in Jon’s car
Packed the trunk with merch, I was tryna be a star
Same time I was cool with Uzi, dawg, my life felt like a movie
I left my troubled home, Hollywood, what the fuck am I doing?
I finally found peace, I suck when I get it
I see worth in myself, I won’t run away again
I’m prayin’ for my friends, they prayin’ this won’t end
But I know it does, just like all things
In the end, it’s just me and my mood swings

[Bridge]
And the one-nine-nine (And the one-nine-nine-nine is comin’)
Is comin’, is comin’
And that one-nine-nine, boy (And the one-nine-nine-nine)
One-nine-nine is comin’, is comin’
(You know that it’s comin’)

[Chorus]
I got Georgia on my mind, ain’t nobody left behind
It’s just me, my team, my weed, my baby’s Audi parked outside
Call my mom and let her know that everything is alright
(Everything you do is cool)
I got Georgia on my mind, ain’t nobody left behind
It’s just me, my team, my weed, my baby’s Audi parked outside
Call my mom and let her know that everything is alright
(Everything you do is cool)
I got Georgia on my mind, ain’t nobody left behind
It’s just me, my team, my weed, my baby’s Audi parked outside
Call my mom and let her know that everything is alright
(Everything you do is cool)

[Outro]
My troubled home, Hollywood, what the fuck am I doing?
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
My troubled home, Hollywood, what the fuck am I doing?
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Maggie Rogers – Tim McGraw Lyrics

[Intro]
I hope you think of me
I hope you think of me
I hope you think of me
I hope you think of me

[Verse 1]
He said the way my blue eyes shined
Put those Georgia stars to shame that night
I said, “That’s a lie”
Just a boy in a Chevy truck
That had a tendency of gettin’ stuck
On backroads at night
And I was right there beside him all summer long
And then the time we woke up to find that summer gone

[Chorus]
But when you think Tim McGraw
I hope you think my favorite song
The one we danced to all night long
The moon like a spotlight on the lake
When you think happiness
I hope you think that little black dress
Think of my head on your chest
And my old faded blue jeans
When you think Tim McGraw
Hope you think of me
I hope you think of me
I hope you think of me
I hope you think of me

[Verse 2]
September saw a month of tears
And thankin’ God that you weren’t here
To see me like that
But in a box beneath my bed
Is a letter that you never read
From three summers back
It’s hard not to find it all a little bittersweet
And lookin’ back on all of that, it’s nice to believe

[Chorus]
When you think Tim McGraw
I hope you think my favorite song
The one we danced to all night long
The moon like a spotlight on the lake
When you think happiness
I hope you think that little black dress
Think of my head on your chest
And my old faded blue jeans
When you think Tim McGraw
Hope you think of me
I hope you think of me
Won’t you think of me
I hope you think of me

[Bridge]
And I’m back for the first time since then
I’m standin’ on your street
And there’s a letter left on your doorstep
And the first thing that you’ll read is:
“When you think Tim McGraw
Hope you think my favorite song
Someday you’ll turn your radio on
I hope it takes you back to that place”

[Chorus]
When you think happiness
Hope you think that little black dress
Think of my head on your chest
And my old faded blue jeans
When you think Tim McGraw
Hope you think of me
I hope you think of me
I hope you think of me
Won’t you think of me
I hope you think of me
When you think Tim McGraw
I hope you think of me
I hope you think of me
You think of me

[Outro]
He said the way my blue eyes shine
Put those Georgia stars to shame that night
I said, “That’s a lie”

Daniel Caesar – Who Hurt You? Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Take me back to Georgia, back to Atlanta
Funny how present turns past
I might fly Priscilla out just for ‘Bana
So mesmerized by that ass
The way she moves it I can tell that she loves me
Nigga can’t help but to touch
Smack it ’round a bit then sip on some bubbly
Hope I’m not doing too much

[Refrain]
Strange new addictions picked up on the road
Changed my opinions and changed up my flows
Changed my approach, no more loving these hoes
And when it rains it pours, yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
You make me feel so primal
That’s what I am, I’m just a man

[Chorus: Daniel Caesar & T-Pain]
Take that pussy, drop it in my lap
I love it when you move like that
Now turn around and throw it back, it back, it back
Oh-no-no-no-no-oh

[Verse 2]
Strippers out in Vegas, New Orleans too
Booties just don’t shake like Priscilla’s do
Follies on a Tuesday, not one but two
Not one stack but two
Look at all the cash I blew
Strippers out in Vegas, New Orleans too
Booties just don’t shake like Priscilla’s do
Follies on a Tuesday, not one but two
Not one stack but two
Look at all the cash I blew

[Refrain]
Strange new addictions picked up on the road
Changed my opinions and changed up my flows
Changed my approach, no more loving these hoes
And when it rains it pours, yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
You make me feel so primal
That’s what I am, I’m just a man

[Chorus]
Take that pussy, drop it in my lap
I love it when you move like that
Now turn around and throw it back, it back, it back

Luke Combs – I Got Away With You lyrics

[Verse 1]
Well I got caught in Panama City
Tryin’ to buy some beer for some Georgia girls
And I got wore out by my daddy
For stealin’ cigarettes from the Smokes and More
And all my friends would get away
Seems I’d get caught, plain as day
I took the blame for every little thing

[Chorus]
But I got away with you
And somehow I still ain’t been found out
It’s a crazy truth
Like I strolled out the gates of Alcatraz
And I walked in the Louvre
Now the Mona Lisa’s hanging in my house
I bust out of Buckingham with the crown jewels
And I got away with you

[Verse 2]
Well lookin’ like you do
On its damn own, should be a crime
Let a lonely fool like me
Hand in hand with you, should be doin’ time
But here we are runnin’ free
Guess someone turned the other cheek
‘Cause there ain’t no blue lights in the rear-view

[Chorus]
Yes, I got away with you
And somehow I still ain’t been found out
It’s a crazy truth
Like I strolled out the gates of Alcatraz
And I walked in the Louvre
Now the Mona Lisa’s hanging in my house
I bust out of Buckingham with the crown jewels
And I got away with you

[Bridge]
I’ll take it all, the fails, the falls
The county jails and one phone calls
I’d do it all again if I had to

[Chorus]
‘Cause I got away with you
Somehow girl, I still ain’t been found out
It’s a crazy truth
Like I strolled out the gates of Alcatraz
And I walked in the Louvre
Now the Mona Lisa’s hanging in my house
I bust out of Buckingham with the crown jewels
And I got away with you
When I got away with you
Yeah, I got away with 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

Crillex Fox – There Was No Christmas At All In The U.S.A. lyrics

Upon the day
Which is the twenty fifth
Never heard any bells ring
Or anyone sing
All I could barely hear is some people argue
Now I know how much difference Bryan Mullins made
There was no Christmas at all
Not in a New York neighborhood
Not in the one down in Georgia
Not even in Seattle
So baby don’t you judge
And say that I’m wrong now, okay?

Even before
December 25th
Never seen a single caroler come at my door
Maybe they all died in a church one summer day
When all the churches were being bombed
There was no Christmas at all
Not in a New York neighborhood
Not in the one down Georgia
Not even in Seattle
So baby don’t you judge
And say that I’m wrong now, okay?

Kip Moore – Guitar Man lyrics

[Verse]
Well, I woke to the rise, sun going down
Stale taste of whiskey, still fresh on my mouth
Hot cup of coffee, smoke in my hand
Another day in the life of the guitar man
La de da

[Chorus]
Well last night was a good night as I reached in my jeans
Crumpled up ones, a few tens in between
And a red head named Annie, she’s still fast asleep
Made me make her a promise, she knows I can’t keep
La de da

[Verse 2]
Time to fire up that two tone bucket of rust
Throw my amp and my case in the back of my truck
Breathing my freedom, windows rolled down
Forty-six miles till the next nameless town
La de da

[Chorus]
Well, the place is still empty when I walk in the door
Stench from the beer, spilling up through the floor
Give a nod to sweet Lisa, she mixes the drinks
Life’s been hard on her, but she’s been good to me
La de da

[Verse 3]
Off in the shadows
Stands a stool and a stage
Where many souls before me were put on display
I take one last breath, time to pay some more dues
That won’t add up to nothing but tips and cheap booze

[Pre-Chorus]
Yeah, the fruits of my labor is when the crowd sings along
Nothing short of a savior, I go home alone
I’m an empty, faceless spotlight mic-stand
I’ll getcha high, I’ll getcha low
I’m the guitar man

[Chorus]
Well they’ll ask for more love songs and I’ll play with a smile
To help them hold on or forget for a while
They can fill up that jukebox with a week’s worth of pay
But it can’t feel their happy and it can’t feel their pain

[Verse 4]
No drums, no pianos, no sweet harmonies
It’s all in a song and it’s all on me
Won’t find nothing fancy I’m a tired one man band
I’m the picking and grinning guitar man

[Pre-Chorus]
Yeah the fruits of my labor’s when the crowd sings along
Nothing short of a savior, I go home alone
I’m an empty, faceless spotlight mic-stand
I’ll getcha high, I’ll getcha low, I’m the guitar man yeah

[Chorus]
Well I had me a pretty baby, thought she was the one
But she soon grew tired, this love on the run
Said she felt second, told me I had to choose
She’s back in Georgia and I’m here with you

The end of the night, we’ll all be best friends
Then strangers till I roll through town again
I’ll yell out hey Lisa something cold in a can
One for the road for the guitar man

[Chorus]
Yeah the fruits of my labor’s when the crowd sings along
Nothing short of a savior still I go home alone
I’m an empty, faceless spotlight mic-stand
I’ll getcha high, I’ll getcha low, I’m the guitar man yeah
I’ll play em fast, I’ll play em slow, I’m the guitar man
Yeah

Kip Moore – I’ve Been Around lyrics

[Verse]
LA backstage, drinked a little Kool-Aid
Smoked a cigarette with Slash
I flew to Rome had coffee with the Pope
Talked about Johnny Cash
I’ve hung out with supermodels
Drank wine from thousand dollar bottles

[Chorus]
Well I’ve been a lot of places
Kissed a lot of faces, every city, every town
Kinda like the wind, ask me where I’ve been
I’ll tell you that I’ve been around
Yeah, I’ll tell you that I’ve been around

[Verse 2]
Name tag Alice diner down in Dallas
Hottest cup of coffee around
She shakes that apron brings me maple bacon
Every time I come to town
Now I met sweet Hannah Dauphin, Alabama
Riding as the peanut queen
The way that sash draped around her ass
Was the cutest thing I’d ever seen
I’ve been covered up in peaches
Down home Georgia’s dirty beaches

[Chorus]
Well I’ve been a lot of places
Kissed a lot of faces, every city, every town
Kinda like the wind ask me where I’ve been
I’ll tell you that I’ve been around
Yeah, I’ll tell you that I’ve been around

[Bridge]
Well I come from Georgia, ninety miles from Florida left there when I turned eighteen
Mama asked “Son when you coming back” but there’s still you’ve got a lot to see
So I’ll spend nights at the Crowne Plaza
But I’ll feel right at home at the Ramada

Yeah baby hah

[Chorus]
Well I’ve been a lot of places
Kissed a lot of faces, every city, every town
Kinda like the wind ask me where I’ve been I’ll tell you that I’ve been around
Yeah, I’ll tell you that I’ve been around
Yeah, I’ll tell you that I’ve been around

Jason Maxwell – Letters To Georgia lyrics

Sitting here writing letters to Georgia
Signing my love down on paper for ya
Girl ya know I can wait for the rest of my life to live with you

Staring at the ceiling
Can’t shake the feeling
That your thoughts have forgot about me

I’m looking at your picture
Wishing I was with ya
From the start you had my heart

Whenever we’re apart you can find me

Sitting here writing letters to Georgia
Signing my love down on paper for ya
Girl ya know I can’t wait for the rest of my life to live with you

Being apart really drives me crazy
Every time you’re calling me “baby”

I fall in love with the way
You make me feel like I can do

A little bit better, letter by letter

So I hope you read between the lines
Get some rest from running thru my mind
Oh you just like to remind me (woah)

So baby tell me with a selfie of

The waves in your hair, the way that you stare
You don’t know that your glow takes my breath away
On any given day you can find me

Sitting here writing letters to Georgia
Signing my love down on paper for ya
Girl ya know I can’t wait for the rest of my life to live with you

Being apart really drives me crazy
Every time you’re calling me “baby”

I fall in love with the way
You make me feel like I can do

A little bit better, letter by letter
Oh a little bit better baby, letter by letter

Sitting here writing letters to Georgia
Girl ya know I can’t wait for the
Day we close the distance
You’re exactly what I’m missing

Being apart really drives me crazy
Every time you’re calling me “baby”

I fall in love with the way
You make me feel like I can do

Sitting here writing letters to Georgia
Oh oh oh oh
Getting closer by the day
Sitting here writing letters to Georgia
Oh oh oh oh
Got a few more on the way
I’m gonna love you any way
Letter by letter

Tracy – Like A Farmer (Remix) lyrics

(feat. Lil Uzi Vert)

[Intro: Lil Uzi Vert & Tracy]
I got horses in my car just like a farmer
Yeehaw
Yeehaw, finna pick up your daughter
Yeehaw
Yeah
Gren8 beats

[Chorus: Tracy]
I got horses in my car like a farmer (a farmer)
Yeehaw, finna pick up your daughter (yeehaw)
He want beef, I’ma have to get him slaughtered
(get him slaughtered)
He want beef, I’ma have to get him slaughtered
I got horses in my car like a farmer
Yeehaw, finna pick up your daughter (your daughter)
He want beef, I’ma have to get him slaughtered (get him slaughtered)
He want beef, I’ma have to get him slaughtered (get him slaughtered)

[Verse 1: Tracy]
Yeah, don’t come ’round here
We don’t like your kind (don’t like your kind)
I’ve been fuckin’ these sluts, but I love my wife
(but I love my wife)
Got a big ol’ truck, so we all gon’ ride
I’m sippin’ lean like a Coors Light (yah, yah)
Boy, this town ain’t big enough for the both of us
I got a shotgun, ridin’ shotgun and it’s loaded up (grrahh)
I heard that whore say, “You handsome”
Put that heat to your face, I’ma brand ya (I’ma brand ya)
Hell yeah, yeehaw (yeehaw)
I swear these people need God (need God)
I got some horses in this truck, keep up
I got some horses in this truck, keep up (keep up)

[Chorus: Tracy & Lil Uzi Vert]
I got horses in my car like a farmer (like a farmer)
Yeehaw, finna pick up your daughter (yeehaw)
He want beef, I’ma have to get him slaughtered (get him slaughtered)
He want beef, I’ma have to get him slaughtered
I got horses in my car like a farmer (just like a farmer)
Yeehaw, finna pick up your daughter (yeehaw)
He want beef, I’ma have to get him slaughtered
(get him slaughtered)
He want beef, I’ma have to get him slaughtered
(get him slaughtered)

[Verse 2: Lil Uzi Vert]
Gotta trip, new coupe, follow her own roots (yeehaw)
Wrinkle on my jeans, on belt buckles, no jewels
Bless your heart, you’re fixin’ to lie
You’re cute as a button, but don’t got fake boobs
Yes, I have a tractor, you don’t like to fly
Took her on a trip to Texas, treat it like Dubai
I’m in Colorado Springs like I’m in Bora Bora (Bora Bora)
We get Tyson money, sell the chicken by the quarter
We don’t eat lobster, but we floss
Got a lot of land in Georgia
Just in case of a storm, girlies all up in my bunker in Florida
I planted a seed, I declare what’s gonna come out of the soil
Not talkin’ ’bout no lean, but I got that mud, I’m sellin’ oil

[Chorus: Tracy & Lil Uzi Vert]
I got horses in my car like a farmer (like a farmer)
Yeehaw, finna pick up your daughter (yeehaw)
He want beef, I’ma have to get him slaughtered (get him slaughtered)
He want beef, I’ma have to get him slaughtered
I got horses in my car like a farmer (just like a farmer)
Yeehaw, finna pick up your daughter (yeehaw)
He want beef, I’ma have to get him slaughtered
(get him slaughtered)
He want beef, I’ma have to get him slaughtered
(get him slaughtered)

Jeff Clayborn – Caddy In The Campground lyrics

Way up high in the Georgia mountains
Shootin’ bull and shine in the midnight moonlight
A wild bunch of fellas just a blowin’ off steam
Never know what a song round a fire might bring

Smoke and fiddle fillin’ up the air
Cicadas keepin’ time with sway of the pine trees
Low end rumble sneakin’ up the road
Kind of late to the party who’s crashin’ our show

What the hell is that
Whose bright white headlights
Moonshine’s kickin’ in
Oh my God a city car full of women

Why’s there a Caddy in the campground
Girls gettin’ out lookin’ like they’re goin’ downtown
Heals on skirts high drinkin’ champagne
Ain’t no room for a Caddy in the campground

Hey little lady have you lost your way
Did daddy’s girl take another wrong turn
You might be born with a silver spoon
Let me show you my castle with the diamond moon

I can tell you like the sound of my guitar
Lookin’ pretty as a gypsy dancin’ round that car
Love the sound you’re makin’ shakin’ all that bling
Won’t you jump in here and be my tambourine

Can’t believe what I see
Is this just a crazy dream
Moonshine’s kickin’ in
Oh my God anything can happen

Why’s there a Caddy in the campground
Girls gettin’ out lookin’ like they’re goin’ downtown
Heels on skirts high drinkin’ champagne
Anything can happen with a Caddy in the campground

Now the party is lit
That is a beautiful car
How the hell did you get that thang up here

Anything can happen
Anything can happen

Chorus

Anything can happen
Anything can happen
Anything can happen
With a Caddy in the campground

Slim Jxmmi – Juggling Biddies (feat. Riff 3x) lyrics

[Intro: Slim Jxmmi]
Zaytoven
Ayy, Sremmlife!
Man, I’m fucked up see me muthafucka’
Slim Jxmmi!

[Verse 1: Slim Jxmmi]
Man, this morning I woke up on some player shit
Mission of the day – slay a bitch
I’m getting to the bank, can’t fake that shit
I don’t even keep a wallet ‘cause the cake don’t fit (woo)
Man the hate don’t quit (woo), so I ain’t gon’ quit (never)
All my niggas want to win, we’ll take that shit
Don’t know what the record is, but we gon’ break that shit (huh?)
And we don’t need no fuckin’ break we stay awake for that grip, yeah
We stay awake and go get it (go get it)
Uh, I gotta shine on these bitches
I’ma prolly get the SL lifted (get it lifted)
‘Cause I don’t think the 24’s gon’ fit it (shh)
My double cup dizzy (shh)
I’m pro with the ticket (shh)
Imagine a line I got these girls in here strippin’ (take it off)
ATL, Georgia we in the muthafuckin’ city (wassup)
VIP flooded we in it big with Zaytiggy (Zaytiggy)

[Chorus: Riff 3x and Slim Jxmmi]
Uh, okay
Jugglin’ biddies (woo, get money)
(You know me) Jugglin’ biddies (yuh, I’ma do it)
(Uh, oh) Jugglin’ biddies
(Ayy, whoa, what you doin’?) Jugglin’ biddies
(Yah, ayy, ayy) Jugglin’ biddies
(Ayy, yuh, okay) Jugglin’ biddies
(I got your bitch, she fiendin’, uh, oh) Jugglin’ biddies
(I’m comin’ through the crib) Okay, Jugglin’ biddies (uh, woo)

[Verse 2: Riff 3x]
Woke up early on some gangsta shit (gangsta shit)
Told my bitch to bend it over and take the dick (take the dick)
Gotta get it by all means, that’s why I chase them nigs
Cigarillo full of kush (woo), and I look like a light
Keep it fresh like a mint when I ride behind tint
I used to dream about ballin’, now I swish on you hoes
I went and got me a bag (woo, woo) and draped my body in gold
Sold my soul to a pot ‘cause I’m re-rockin’ them Os
I stay down and committed, that’s why I die by the pennies
I been hustlin’ all night (ugh), tryna get me a milli
Got the people strappin’ all time when you be dealin’ (yeah)
‘Cause niggas get in they feelings (woo)
When they ain’t ’bout they business (that right)

[Chorus: Riff 3x and Slim Jxmmi]
Uh, okay
Jugglin’ biddies (woo, get money)
(You know me) Jugglin’ biddies (yuh, I’ma do it)
(Uh, oh) Jugglin’ biddies
(Ayy, whoa, what you doin’?) Jugglin’ biddies
(Yah, ayy, ayy) Jugglin’ biddies
(Ayy, yuh, okay) Jugglin’ biddies
(I got your bitch, she fiendin’, uh, oh) Jugglin’ biddies
(I’m comin’ through the crib) Okay, Jugglin’ biddies (uh)

T.J. Sparks – Georgia Twist lyrics

[Verse]
I love to see you
While your dancing as the sun sets on the shore
Each time that I see you oh it only seems to make me want you more
So why cant you see that it’s me who just may be your mr right
Cause I long to hold you, want to hug and squeeze and kiss you through the night

[Chorus]
Come on pretty baby give me a chance
Girl you drive me crazy with the way you dance
Twisting on the beach and having so much fun
Won’t you tell me baby your the only one for you
Girl you got me longing for a kiss
Shimmy and a shaking to a Georgia twist
Dancing and a swaying having so much fun
Wont you tell me baby i’m the only one for you
For you for yoohoo just for you

[Verse]
Great expectations growing just like wild flowers in my head
So I want to hold you want you lying here beside me in my bed
Each night as i’m dreaming , i got visions of you dancing through mmy mind
Hungry for your lovin,girl I’m drinking in your beauty just like wine.

[Chorus]
Come on pretty baby give me a chance
Girl you drive me crazy with the way you dance
Twisting on the beach and having so much fun
Won’t you tell me baby your the only one for you
Girl you got me longing for a kiss
Shimmy and a shaking to a reggae twist
Dancing and a swaying having so much fun
Wont you tell me baby i’m the only one for you
For you for yoohoo just for you

[Chorus]
Come on pretty baby give me a chance
Girl you drive me crazy with the way you dance
Twisting on the beach and having so much fun
Won’t you tell me baby your the only one for you
Girl you got me longing for a kiss
Shimmy and a shaking to a reggae twist
Dancing and a swaying having so much fun
Wont you tell me baby i’m the only one for you
For you for yoohoo just for you

E-40 – Let Me See You Twerk Lyrics

He’s been hot for decades

[Hook: DecadeZ]
Lemme see you twerk
Lemme see you twerk
Lemme see you twerk
Lemme see you twerk
Lemme see you twerk

[Verse 1: E-40]
Uhh, you make a player want to hit (want to hit)
Jiggle what your mama blessed you with (blessed you with)
Stacked, Pringles potato chips (potato chips)
Come and lap dance on my magic stick (on my magic stick)
Uhh, it’s hot in here (hot in here)
You know how to make a pole disappear
Georgia peach booty, body (body)
Her ass is an instrument to molly (to molly)
She the bestest (the bestest)
I bet she got some bomb ass crevice (crevice)
Mm, all eyes on her (on her)
All the ballers want to dive in her (in her)
Hella thick (hella thick)
I love it when she jump in the air and do the splits (and do the splits)
I wonder if she takin’ gymnastics (gymnastics)
Acrobatics, baby got baggage (biatch)

[Hook: DecadeZ & E-40 (both)]
Lemme see you twerk
Lemme see you twerk
Lemme see you twerk
Twerk, twerk, twerk, twerk
Lemme see you twerk
Twerk, twerk, twerk, twerk
Lemme see you twerk

[Verse 2: Too $hort]
You lookin’ ready girl, here we go
You on the dance floor lookin’ like a video
It feels good to be dancin’ now
You never have fun when your man’s around
You get down, full throttle
Shake it all around girl make your booty wobble
We ain’t goin’ nowhere, we stayin’ ’til the end
Give the DJ some money tell him “Play it again”
It’s your song, ass in the air I see your thong
My dick got hard, you can see it’s long
No we tryin’ to fuck each other
When we leave here let’s be lovers
We on the dance floor doin’ the most
I grabbed her by the waist, then I pulled her close
I put both hands under her skirt
Then I told her “Let me see you twerk”

[Hook: DecadeZ & E-40 (both)]
Lemme see you twerk
Lemme see you twerk
Lemme see you twerk
Twerk, twerk, twerk, twerk
Lemme see you twerk
Twerk, twerk, twerk, twerk

[Verse 3: E-40 & Dolla Will]
Uhh, she fresh out the shower, lookin’ good as fuck
Headed to the party ’bout to scoop her home girls up (home girls up)
Felicia and Sabrina, that’s her childhood friends (childhood friends)
But little does she know, they ’bout to fight over a man (fight over a man)
It’s yankin’ in this bitch, they still comin’ in
Line around the corner, whites, blacks, Asians, Mexicans (Mexicans)
The liquor kicked in, got to runnin’ off at the mouth
Got full of that truth serum, that’s how people fall out
Dolla Will man
Nice shape, baby lookin’ like she got it
Wet wet, want to hop in it, drown in it
Size ten, shake it like a tamborine (shake it)
Two-steppin’ off of Cadillac and light green (shake it)
Throw a few ones, pop that pussy for me (pop it)
King of Diamonds, niggas fuckin’ off Gs on her
I’m a victim too, private peep show
If your money right, she a deep throat (deep throat)

[Hook: DecadeZ & E-40 (both)]
Lemme see you twerk
Lemme see you twerk
Lemme see you twerk
Twerk, twerk, twerk, twerk
Lemme see you twerk
Twerk, twerk, twerk, twerk
Lemme see you twerk

Ambi Lyrics – The Run Around (feat. Smino)

[Smino]

Zilchy, baby

She poppin’ that pussy like percoset girl I’m appalled
The Gucci down to my balls, and I’m offa the alll
Slip, fall, never, no
Out for the pack
My dawgs be woofin’ about all of the bitches they bone, Still?
Where I’m from I need that guarantee don’t do that
That show me niggas boomin from North county to Newstead
Southside rent a crib, I’ll fuckin AirBnB that
In my Air Force One’s errday I pledge a-flee-giance
I be faded baby swear my brain all [?]
Heard this country lingo fuckin up your plumbing got ya leakin
I got pipe like Catholic organs
Dick’ll rearrange ya organs
No matter how high I’m soarin’, Swear I won’t forget my origins
Uh
I do it big like Norbit wife
I do it big like Georgia, I
Coulda been there a thousand times
But the Father Son Holy Smoke
By the grace, oh by the grace
Oh yeah it brought me this far
Oh yeah it bought me this car
Feel like a martian, cliché, ay
Another ville, another day, ay
All of my problems man ma-ade
I let ’em go like a Dra-aco

Another ville, another day, ay
All of my problems man ma-ade
I let ’em go like a Draco

J.I.D. – My Name Is (Freestyle)

[Intro]
May I have your attention please

[Hook]
My name is, what? My name is, who? chka-chka
Yeah

[Verse 1]
Hi kids, wanna know what I did?
I do drugs, get drunk and promote violence
Everywhere I go I take my gun, even churches
Open carry in Georgia so save me a seat in circus
Fuck taking Dylan Roof to jail, you should bring him to me and my niggas
On God there won’t be a homicide
We’ll keep him alive, give me four days, mabye even five
Just from Monday to Friday, I promise he’ll cooperate
We’ll snatch out one of his eyes, make it look him in his eye
Then scalp shave, then use his hide for black pride
I guess you would think I’m tryna incite a race riot, but naw
I like white poeple, I hate that guy
I never understood the mind of a peron that wanna murder
And hurt people who tryna make a change and do good
If he wanted real war he shoulda went to the hood
I would have felt better about it, I just had to acknowledge it, but

[Hook]
Hi, My name is, what? My name is, who?
My name is, chka-chka J.I.D baby
Hi, My Name is, what? My name is, who?
My name is, chka-chka J.I.D baby
Hi, My name is, what? My name is, who?
My name is, chka-chka J.I.D baby
HI, My name is, what? My name is, who?
J.I.D

[Verse 2]
My english teacher called me nigga like in junior high
Thanks a lot, i’ll use this word the rest of my life
My nigga this, my nigga that, dawg where my niggas at
Damn don’t make me kill a nigga, god bring my nigga back
Use it in the wrong context can get a nigga smacked
Little-bitty bullet make a skinny nigga fat
Bonjour, my shitty amour, where your nigga at
Work? Ok cool. Get Drunk? Where the liquor at?
Basically what I’m saying girls and guys are piranhas
My dawg, hit a chick raw, and caught a Ghana Rihanna
I just come by in a word because she was fine as Rihanna
Not saying I’m not saying nothin about Rihanna, Oh I’m sorry Rihanna
I ain’t slept in 20 days, I’m a zombie lil’ mama
I’m tryna play a (?) in muhfucker for fucking insomnia

Ansel Elgort – Supernova

[Verse 1]
I feel like atlas, I got my back stretched
You wanna grab this, you don’t understand this
I keep it oppressed, work on my realness
Reading my manifest, I’ll address your request

[Pre-Chorus]
I’ve been waking up drenched in sweat
All my dreams, full of my regret (my regret)
I keep hearing what my mother said
Eyes are open, all I see is red

[Chorus]
I met you in California
You told me you loved him in Georgia
Your heart’s in the ground, frozen over
My heart’s in the sky, supernova
I met you in California
You told me you loved him in Georgia
Your heart’s in the ground, frozen over
My heart’s in the sky, supernova

[Verse 2]
Look overhead at the stars and the ocean
Foggy emotions, moments, erosion
This supernova could cause a comotion
My minds of the notion, you’ll still be my motive
I’ve been, I’ve been so fucked in my head
I’ve been going through phases, I’m just going through phases
Don’t know what this craze is
When’s the last time someone said shit? (ohhh)
Walking through your mazes
When’s the last time someone meant it? (ohhh)

[Pre-Chorus]
I’ve been waking up drenched in sweat
All my dreams full of my regret (my regret)
I keep hearing what my mother said
Eyes are open all I see is red

[Chorus]
I met you in California
You told me you loved him in Georgia
Your heart’s in the ground, frozen over
My heart’s in the sky, supernova
I met you in California
You told me you loved him in Georgia
Your heart’s in the ground, frozen over
My heart’s in the sky, supernova

[Flute Solo]

[Chorus]
I met you in California
You told me you loved him in Georgia
Your heart’s in the ground, frozen over
My heart’s in the sky, supernova

Ansel Elgort – Supernova lyrics

[Verse 1]
I feel like atlas
I got my back stretched
You wanna grab this
You don’t understand this
I keep it oppressed
Work on my realness
Reading my manifest
I’ll address your request

[Pre-Chorus]
I’ve been waking up drenched in sweat
All my dreams, full of my regret (my regret)
I keep hearing what my mother said
Eyes are open, all I see is red

[Chorus]
I met you in California
You told me you loved him in Georgia
Your hearts in the clouds frozing over
My heart’s in the sky supernova
I met you in California
You told me you loved him in Georgia
Your hearts in the club frozing
My heart’s in the sky supernova

[Verse 2]
Look overhead at the stars, and the ocean
Foggy emotions, moments, erosion
This supernova could cause a comotion
My minds of the notion you’ll still be my motive
I’ve been, I’ve been so f*cked in my head
I’ve been going through phases
I’m just going through phases
Don’t know what this craze is
When’s the last time someone said sh*t? (ohhh)
Walking through your mazes
When’s the last time someone meant it? (ohhh)

[Pre-Chorus]
I’ve been waking up drenched in sweat
All my dreams full of my regret (my regret)
I keep hearing what my mother said
Eyes are open all I see is red

[Chorus]
I met you in California
You told me you loved him in Georgia
Your hearts in the clouds frozing over
My heart’s in the sky supernova
I met you in California
You told me you loved him in Georgia
Your hearts in the club frozing
My heart’s in the sky supernova

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