This Latina teen says the pandemic will mark her generation — and shape her vote

This Latina teen says the pandemic will mark her generation — and shape her vote

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Max Rivlin-Nadler

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Marlene Herrera, 18, is a first-time voter in San Diego County. 

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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.

“Dale, dale, dale no pierdas el tino …”

About 20 friends and family members surround Marlene Herrera in her aunt’s yard in northern San Diego County. They’re mostly social distancing. The crowd sings in Spanish, urging her to not lose momentum. 

“Go, go, go, don’t lose your aim …”

Herrera wears a graduation cap and gown and swings a bat at two piñatas in the shapes of the numbers one and eight. She’s celebrating her 18th birthday and her high school graduation. Both events fell the week San Diego county began to relax its coronavirus restrictions on gatherings.

Finally, the piñatas break from their strings. The crowd cheers. 

Like many teenagers, Herrera has worked through a lot of frustration over the past few months. First, the pandemic hit. Then, she had to complete her senior year from home. During that time, she’s been living in a crowded house with five cousins under the age of nine, along with her younger sister, mother, and aunt. It’s hard to find space for herself or to do her work. 

In this new reality, Herrera said, she and many of her friends feel powerless. She’s been thinking a lot about mental health — and when she starts college this fall at San Francisco State University, she plans to major in psychology. 

“A lot of us were like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening,’” she said of the pandemic. “A lot of us got to the point where we burst into tears when we were picking up our cap and gowns. Even my mom, she was crying. She told us, ‘This is not what I expected for you, what I planned for you.’”

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The mental health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will be felt for years — especially by young adults, according to experts. And the stress they experience will impact their political behavior in the US presidential election this November, and for elections to come. 

“We’re going to be paying for this for a long time, because of the betrayals or the feelings of being left behind. Those are going to last for people.”

Tina Casola, family therapist

“We’re going to be paying for this for a long time, because of the betrayals or the feelings of being left behind,” said Tina Casola, a San Diego-based family therapist who specializes in trauma and the long-term impacts of stress. “Those are going to last for people.”

For Herrera, the pandemic means no graduation ceremony. No prom. After her preferred presidential candidate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, dropped out of the race in April, she was undecided on who she would vote for in November. But with the protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other acts of police violence against Black men and women, Herrera says she’s made up her mind.  

“I think I’m leaning towards Biden,” she said in a whisper. “Not that I’m entirely happy with him either.”

To her, President Donald Trump crossed a line when he sent in the National Guard during the Black Lives Matter protests. 

“You’re just adding to the fire. You’re fighting fire with fire. How is that OK?” she said. “I want a change.”

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

A pile-on of stress — and bills

Meanwhile, the stress piles on. Due to the pandemic, Herrera’s mother was briefly laid off this spring from her job at a law office. With many family members now living under one roof, the stimulus check her mother received from the government was a huge help. 

“It’s a big family here. We needed that,” Herrera said. “Especially the kids, because they are small. They have a very big appetite and a very fast metabolism.”

Her mother was eventually rehired after her office got a government loan. Still, Herrera wishes federal and local governments had done more during the stay-at-home order to prepare businesses to reopen safely. 

“For us, you can’t afford to not work,” she said. “We still gotta pay rent. That’s not going to stop. You can’t stop paying for food. You can’t just stay home. I don’t want to come home and be the one that infects my family for some reason.”

While young people in Herrera’s age group — known as Generation Z — are far more supportive of one another than previous generations, Casola said, they’re still looking to older people as models on how to get through the crisis brought on by the pandemic. 

“We have to figure out ways of getting into our communities and giving them support during this time. Even though none of us have the answer. We don’t have a blueprint for this,” Casola said. “But they need to benefit from some of the seasoning that we’ve had, in order to pull these things together and be able take care of themselves.” 

The pandemic and its mental health toll are not the only things on Herrera’s mind. 

She grew up always worried about her family’s finances. She also grew up in San Diego, a US-Mexico border region. And as a Latina from a low-income family, Herrera feels tremendous pressure from the US government. Though Herrera’s family members are all US citizens, the heavy presence of Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with uncertainty surrounding friends without permanent immigration statuses, have influenced her political perspective. 

“I just don’t want a government that is working against me. Like, I don’t want to feel like I’m fighting the government. They should be there for me.”

Marlene Herrera, 18, first-time voter

“Not even from a Mexican point of view, just talking as a person of color point of view. There’s been so much oppression we’ve had. And we’re seeing it right now,” she said, referring to the government’s response to protests against police brutality. “I just don’t want a government that is working against me. Like, I don’t want to feel like I’m fighting the government. They should be there for me.”

According to Casola, life as a Latina in a border town can both narrow one’s worldview, by limiting access to outside perspectives, and make it seem like this type of pressure is typical elsewhere in the country.

“Living in San Diego, it’s definitely different than if we go to other places and we have conversations about that,” she said. “Perspectives are so important.” 

The government’s response — or lack of response — to the pandemic has Herrera thinking about how politics directly impact her life. 

“As much as people want to say Trump is good, and that he did all these changes and I’m grateful for any changes he’s made, I think it’s time for someone new,” she said. “You can’t be living in the time of like, oh my God, what is he going to do now. What’s he tweeting? We’ve had so many scares with him.”

Looking ahead to a long summer of helping take care of her cousins and trying to safely see friends when she can, Herrera thought about what she would change about this year if she had a magic wand. 

“We didn’t get a graduation, we never got a normal graduation ceremony. No one got to get their yearbooks signed either. The last hurrah — you’re not going to get that.”

Marlene Herrera, 18, first-time voter

“Just my senior year,” she said. “We didn’t get a graduation, we never got a normal graduation ceremony. No one got to get their yearbooks signed either. The last hurrah — you’re not going to get that.”

Herrera thinks missing prom, not having a chance to say goodbye to her classmates, and facing deeply uncertain job prospects will forever mark her generation. 

Still, she was happy with what she could piece back together over the last few weeks. After her joint birthday-graduation party, Herrera said the best part of the day was finally being with her family and friends again in one place.

“It’s been over two months. I was like, ‘I get to see you again, I get to hug you. Wait, are you OK with hugging?’” she said, laughing.

YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Pick from Pain Lyrics

Play this song

[Intro]
Daytrip took it to ten (Hey)

[Verse 1]
Huh, ball, lil’ nigga, tell me what the bank says
And I think that the Rollie gon’ hit harder with the gold face
If shawty bad, she don’t need no man, then she OK
I’m on his ass, bullets comin’ fast if he owe me
I’m on it (Top), I seek it, you got it (Got), beat it
She gon’ heal my soul, bleed on the beat
We can’t hide it, we been slangin’ iron in the streets
With my niggas dyin’ ’bout me, screamin’ murder, throwin’ them B’s
I took it to another level, follow, you breathe
I’m hurtin’ on another level, this is all on me
Shawty, right before the night fall a hold on me
Soon as the lights down, don’t sleep
Me and my niggas lookin’ for the scene

[Chorus]
Who want it? Fuck who makin’ more money
Run it up, but it ain’t help nothin’, no
If I ain’t with my brothers then I’m all on my own
I was runnin’ from the pain and I’m the one who they chose
This shit ain’t ever make me change, I’m a rider
Grew up with them shottas
Go shoppin’ and we spendin’ every dollar
He tryna text my mains, we gon’ rob him
I know they ain’t forgot none
We from the nawf, only thing not the same, that money higher

[Verse 2]
She don’t need a nigga, leave a nigga, run off with that bag
He won’t hurt a nigga, leave a nigga, hit him with that MAC
Her intentions was to leave a nigga, try to do me bad
You can run off with materialistics, but not with these bands
Ho leave bands, I’ma hit with that chopper his ass
Dirty money, we clean ’em with rags
Took the air, conceal ’em in bags
I don’t hear money talkin’, too much mouthin’ out my pants
I just want them bundles of blue hundreds in my pants
Got my Glock out, nigga, like

[Chorus]
Who want it? Fuck who makin’ more money
Run it up, but it ain’t help nothin’, no
If I ain’t with my brothers then I’m all on my own
I was runnin’ from the pain and I’m the one who they chose
This shit ain’t ever make me change, I’m a rider
Grew up with them shottas
Go shoppin’ and we spendin’ every dollar
He tryna text my mains, we gon’ rob him
I know they ain’t forgot none
We from the nawf, only thing not the same, that money higher

Lil B – Pour A Cup Lyrics

Play this song

[Intro]

(Yuh)
Tell my young niggas to pour up
You know we doing that all day, you feel me?
Staying lit, get high
(Yuh)

[Chorus]

Popping these pills the hard way
Everybody know i’m off a bean
Doing a lil’ molly, that’s OK
Got a lil’ white that’s all for me
I’mma do what I want
I don’t care what you think
Pop a couple pills, that’s all from me
I don’t give a fuck, i’m OK
Gimme them drugs
Gimme them drugs
Gimme them drugs
Pour me a cup
Pour me a cup
Pour me a cup
Gimme them drugs
Gimme them drugs
Gimme them drugs
Pour me a cup
Pour me a cup
Pour me a cup

[Verse 1]

I’mma keep whipping that crack
? Mall i’m serving that sack
Hilltop Mall i’m selling packs
Eastmont Mall i’m in the back
We in the parking lot, bro got the Uzi
You better strap up, I don’t give a fuck
Call me black ass, i’m funny as fuck (BasedGod)
You can just call me on my Nextel
Whatchu’ bitches need, I got them bags for sale
I don’t give a fuck, we ? the
Flipping a brick, fuck a pack
Like a plumber, I got crack
I’m doing numbers, I know math
Don’t think that we stupid
Put your ass down like cupid
All my bitches look like clueless
All my bitches naked
Selling that ? daily
Turning a 4 into an 80
Whipping that bird butt naked

[Chorus]

Popping these pills the hard way
Everybody know i’m off a bean
Doing a lil’ molly, that’s OK
Got a lil’ white that’s all for me
I’mma do what I want
I don’t care what you think
Pop a couple pills, that’s all from me
I don’t give a fuck, i’m OK
Gimme them drugs
Gimme them drugs
Gimme them drugs
Pour me a cup
Pour me a cup
Pour me a cup
Gimme them drugs
Gimme them drugs
Gimme them drugs
Pour me a cup
Pour me a cup
Pour me a cup

[Verse 2]

Molly and niggas want the Actavis
You sell candy, I sell crack bitch
You sell booty, I don’t
You sell booty on the Iphone
Whipping that crack like Jerry Springer
Serving these knocks, I’m serving pizzas
Selling cocaine out Toyota Prius
E-E-E-e i’m geeking (Aah)
Birdie and tweeking
Pour me a cup I need some Lean-Lean
Fuck my bitch butt naked
Turn a 4 into an 80
My Trap house look like Jumanji
Drive a Subaru and I might drive a Hyundai
Pouring up lean it look like Monday
Driving a Buick and it’s not funny
Pouring up lean looking like a driver
In Ohio i’m trying to get higher
In Detroit putting dope on the fire
Call me Bobby Brown because i’m trying to get higher
Call me Joe King I got birds on my back
I love Taylor Swift she look like crack
I got a lean belly i’m skinny – i’m fat
Never fuck a crackhead from the back

[Chorus]

Popping these pills the hard way
Everybody know i’m off a bean
Doing a lil’ molly, that’s OK
Got a lil’ white that’s all for me
I’mma do what I want
I don’t care what you think
Pop a couple pills, that’s all from me
I don’t give a fuck, i’m OK
Gimme them drugs
Gimme them drugs
Gimme them drugs
Pour me a cup
Pour me a cup
Pour me a cup
Gimme them drugs
Gimme them drugs
Gimme them drugs
Pour me a cup
Pour me a cup
Pour me a cup

Lil B – Rhode Island Lyrics

Play this song

[Intro]
Yeah, nigga, I’ma talk about BasedWorld, man
These niggas talk about I did what?
I got so many motherfuckin’ bitches
(Fuck it! Talk to a nigga!
I know the BasedGod!)

[Verse 1]
I know the BasedGod, yeah
Catch me out in Rhode Island (swag)
I’ma fuck yo’ bitch till she cryin’
All my young niggas wildin’
Albany, bitch, we gettin’ violent
Tell that nigga quit hidin’
Tell that fat nigga I’m the real don
I’ma fuck his bitch where the hills are

[Hook]
Rhode Island!
Shout out Rhode Island! (Figaro!)

[Verse 2]
I’ma give money to the DJ (swag)
I’ma tell that nigga go replay
I know Lil B
Yeah, nigga, I know Lil B
Shout out to the BasedGod
Nigga, I said “thank you BasedGod”
Huh? It ain’t no fuckin’ drop
Huh? (Woo!) Yeah, nigga, we gon’ fuckin’ drop
Another body drop, it’s OK
It’s OK
Give a fuck what a nigga gotta say
Gotta say
Take that hoodie off, bitch, you look gay
You look gay
All my niggas goin’ dumb up in the bay
In the bay

[Hook]
Rhode Island!
Shout out Rhode Island!

Daniel Caesar – SUPERPOSITION Lyrics

Play this song

[Verse 1: Daniel Caesar]
Isn’t it an irony
Nothing that’s inspirin’ me
They make me bleed
So profusely
I got everything I need
Time and space to think and breathe
What does it mean?
When cash grows on tree

[Chorus: Daniel Caesar]
Existential proposition
Life’s all about contradiction
Yin and yang flew
[?] things
I’m me, I’m god
I’m everything
I’m my own reason why I sing
And so are you, are you understanding?

[Bridge: Daniel Caesar]
Whoa

[Verse 2: Daniel Caesar]
I know you think this shit is easy
For you, but not so much for me
But I’ll ride, that’s just theirs I’ll take
I know you see me actin’ sleazy
I’m working on it, take it easy
I’ll figure it out before I break
If I should die before I wake
Oh please, do not resuscitate
I know I didn’t live my life in vain
This music shit’s a piece of cake
The rest of my life’s in a state of chaos
But I know I’ll be OK

[Chorus: Daniel Caesar]
Existential proposition
Life’s all about contradiction
Yin and yang flew
[?] things
I’m me, I’m god
I’m everything
I’m my own reason why I sing
And so are you, are you understanding?

Empire Cast – Why Not Lyrics

[Intro: Hakeem]
You know who it is, man
The young prince

[Verse 1: Hakeem]
OK, crown got my name on it
Bow to the royal prince
Started in the game, and right now I’m going to finish it
Down, but not limited
Pain is my benefit
When you take the Lyon out the jungle, that is what you get
Rockstar, top charted
Aim and shoot, yeah, this money my target
Been around the globe
Everything I hold, turn it into gold
Watch me shine, watch me grow

[Pre-Chorus: Devon & (Hakeem)]
Come and ride with the [?] (ride)
Boy, you better get up on your dragon
All that cuffing, gotta do it from the side, yeah
Just make sure you don’t cross the line when I slide, yeah

[Chorus: Devon & Hakeem]
I put it on the line, every dollar, every dime
Why not?
I made it through the fire, came out on the other side
Shout out to my enemies, notice that they into me
Keep that same energy, wondering why I’m winning?
Hey!
Why not?
Hey!
Why not?
Oooh, ooh, ooh (Yo! Bounce!)
Stop it, no you can’t stop it, you know I’m poppin’
Oooh, ooh, ooh
Options, no other options, I gotta pop it

[Verse 2: Hakeem & Scotty Tovar]
All this time, I thought falling was breaking
But I was mistaken
I dig that, out of the ashes
The star in the making
I’m thriving, steady surviving while y’all just getting by
Don’t need the money to fake it to make it, ’cause the money never lies
Never lie
All these blessings, let me testify (Hallelujah)
All these doors that open up, prefer ’em suicide

[Pre-Chorus: Devon]
It’s a celebration
Come and join the conversation
Yeah, you know the reputation
So, baby, don’t ever play yourself
[Chorus: Devon & Hakeem]
I put it on the line, every dollar, every dime
Why not?
I made it through the fire, came out on the other side
Shout out to my enemies, notice that they into me
Keep that same energy, wondering why I’m winning?
Hey!
Why not?
Hey!
Why not?
Oooh, ooh, ooh (Yo! Bounce!)
Stop it, no you can’t stop it, you know I’m poppin’
Oooh, ooh, ooh
Options, no other options, I gotta pop this

Yelawolf – Love Story lyrics

[Pre-Hook]
When this well runs dry
I guess you’ll find another well
When I say goodbye
There’ll be another breeze to sail
When my boat goes down
I guess you’ll learn how to swim
If I don’t come home
Just know you’ve been a good friend

[Hook]
Don’t forget me
I love you so
Don’t forget me
I’ve never let you go
Don’t forget me
Love is the story I wrote
Don’t forget me
Don’t forget me

[Verse]
If God is my angel, the fucking devil’s the pistol
Better put your face behind safety glass when I load up this missile
Whistling past this infinite path, I limp when I track
My footprints like a giant, look at this mountain
Bounce on my boots and then climb it
Mount up my troops and defiantly
Go against what they trying, teach ’em to shoot what I’m rhyming
Be living proof of my word, meaning I’m Bible designing
Jesus I’m rival, decapitating put the bait on my line and
Throw the hook to the open water
Fish till I catch that motherfucker
Looking for Megalodon, Goliath, Leviathan, I have been dying to find him and tie him to my boat and chop him up and dine with him on a plate with a steak and a coke
Rely on patience and hope, speak to a nation at shows
Reach through these speakers and grab you, turn the bass up and then choke
And I earned my place on this road, ain’t nobody moving me, no way
No, how, OK, go, pow
When I was born they said exit signs in the hospital set on fire
The preacher got goosebumps when he saw me and said “Messiah”
Yea from the heavens, I have arose from the ashes of hell
Brought here to be poor white trash and excelled
Stuck in the woods of ‘Bama, wood like math on the shelf
A scientist under development with nines and twelves and threes
And things like pyramids and fuck it you’ll see
How I made a pot of gold from a bucket of beans
How I made it back to dry land, stuck in the sea
From crippled ships to triple dipped Z’s 71’s
Yeah it’s already begun and I ain’t even had a hit but I’m fuckin’ ready for one
I got my weight up like I’m carrying fat people
I planned it, I landed
Touch down, that’s eagle
But above all the guts glory it’s more than just blood for me
My heart is half open for the ones that never gave a fuck for me
My love story
Oh (Yeah yeah)
Oh…
Oh (Yeah yeah)

[Outro]
Don’t forget me (yeah, yeah)
Don’t forget me (yeah, yeah)
Don’t forget me (yeah, yeah)
Don’t forget me (yeah, yeah)
Don’t forget me (yeah, yeah)
Don’t forget me (yeah, yeah)
Don’t forget me (yeah, yeah)
Don’t forget me (yeah, yeah)
Don’t forget me
Don’t forget me
Don’t forget me
Don’t forget me
Yeah uh yeah uh yeah

Jaira Burns – OKOKOK lyrics

[Verse 1]
Heard ’bout what you say when you’re not with me
Say you live alone and your bed is empty
Oh, that’s so funny
‘Cause when I go to sleep
I lay on the left and you right next to me

[Pre-Chorus 1]
So hold up
Why the story changed?
Phone is blowin’ up and I can see that extra name
So hold up
Now you’re talkin’ from your knees
‘Cause you know there’s not another one of me

[Chorus]
Say “no, no, baby, I need you everyday”
“This my last mistake”
And I’m like OK, OK, OK
OK, people change
It don’t matter to me
I’ma be real good
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK
OK, OK, OK
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK
OK, OK, OK
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK

[Verse 2]
Buzzin’ like a bee, boy, don’t bother me
How many different ways can you say you’re sorry?
Ask me how I’ve been, I say “a million”
I don’t sweat a thing with you out my system

[Pre-Chorus 2]
So hold up
The fuck I call you back
Boy, you had a chance and you already ruined that
So hold up
On my voicemail begging “please”
‘Cause you know there’s not another one of me

[Chorus]
Say “no, no, baby, I need you everyday”
“This my last mistake”
And I’m like OK, OK, OK
OK, people change
It don’t matter to me
I’ma be real good
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK
OK, OK, OK
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK
OK, OK, OK
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK

[Bridge]
You fucked it up and I’m OK
Hit up my friends and I’m OK
Don’t need that shit ’cause I’m OK
You fucked it up and I’m OK
Hit up my friends and I’m OK
Don’t need that shit ’cause I’m OK

[Chorus]
Say “no, no, baby, I need you everyday”
“This my last mistake”
And I’m like OK, OK, OK
OK, people change
It don’t matter to me
I’ma be real good
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK
OK, OK, OK
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK
OK, OK, OK
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK

James Bay – Intro (Electric Light) lyrics

[Spoken: Nick Seltine & Ashley Jones]
Sorry ma’am, excuse me, excuse me
Hey!
Hey
What’s up?
Uh, nothing
Really?
OK, what’s going on in your head? You’re like, being weird
I don’t… I don’t know how I… I feel about… this… us
Is it me or you?
No, it isn’t you. Um, you should go
No. Come on, let’s go back

Leon Bridges – Brown Skin Girl lyrics

[Verse 1]
Brown skin girl on the other side of the room
Brown skin girl staring with her brown eyes
Ooh, baby, don’t you know you’re a cutie pie?

[Chorus]
Princess, little honey with the polka-dot dress on
Ruby-lipped lady whose name I don’t know
Let me tell you, darling
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh whoo-ooh
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh whoo-ooh, OK

[Verse 2]
Brown skin girl with the white pearls ’round her neck
Brown skin girl, let me hold you close under the white moon
Cause baby, I’m ready and you know that I’m waiting on you

[Chorus]
Princess, little honey with the polka-dot dress on
Ruby-lipped lady whose name I don’t know
Let me tell you, darling
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh whoo-ooh
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh whoo-ooh
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh whoo-ooh
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh whoo-ooh

Don Broco – Tightrope lyrics

[Verse 1]
Out of mind
Don’t move a muscle
Stay out of sight
I would cut you out my dear
Modern life got you by the short and curlies
Suits you all just fine
I won’t move a muscle

[Chorus]
Hi, I’m a hell of a guy
When I’m walking the tightrope
Toeing the line
Won’t you stay a while
Won’t you stay a while
Won’t you stay a while
I, I’m not ready to fly
Swear I’ll stick to the tightrope
Take in the sights
I might stay a while
Won’t you stay a while
Won’t you stay a while

[Verse 2]
It don’t take a genius
Don’t move a muscle
And you’re no good at hearing it
I can’t see how you don’t care
I’m no good at hearing that
You’re OK to speak my name
To start over brand new
I won’t move a muscle
I won’t move a muscle

[Chorus]
Hi, I’m a hell of a guy
When I’m walking the tightrope
Toeing the line
Won’t you stay a while
Won’t you stay a while
Won’t you stay a while
I, I’m not ready to fly
Swear I’ll stick to the tightrope
Take in the sights
I might stay a while
Won’t you stay a while
Won’t you stay a while

[Bridge]
Don’t look down
‘Cause you’re likely to fall
With your foot in your mouth now
Wish the ground would swallow you whole
Don’t look down
As I’m waiting to fall
With both feet in my mouth I hope
That the ground just swallows me whole

Running from me
All you gotta do, keep running from me
Oh no, I don’t worry

Don’t look down
As I’m waiting to fall
With my feet in my mouth now
All you gotta do, keep running from me
Always running, running, running, running

[Chorus]
Hi, I’m walking the tightrope
Toeing the line
Won’t you stay a while
Won’t you stay a while
Won’t you stay a while (whoah)
I, I’m not ready to fly
Swear I’ll stick to the tightrope
Take in the sights
I might stay a while
Won’t you stay a while
Won’t you stay a while

Princess Nokia – For The Night lyrics

[Intro]
Smash my heart in pieces, it looks so good on the floor

[Chorus]
For the night, for the night
State to state, back to back, all the time
Get the bag, airtight
I could change your whole motherfuckin’ life
For the night, for the night
State to state, back to back, all the time
Get the bag, airtight
I could change your whole motherfuckin’ life

[Verse 1]
There I go, on the road again
Losin’ my love while losin’ my friends, yeah
Havin’ fun, Where will it end?
Where do the fun start? Where it begin?
I’m the type who likes to wear
Count all my blessings, count all my ends
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
My life is up on the road, sometimes I never go home
Zooted I’m stoned, OG, cookies and dro
Moshpits, I’m throwin’ bows, breakdown but I won’t fall
Life’s callin’, I got to go, meet me before my show
Loco from all this pain, fucked up, I misbehave
Some things will never change, blacked out, I’m not OK
I wanna know I’m safe, show money, I’m gettin’ paid

[Bridge]
I make money to replace you, used to love you, now I hate you
I make money to replace you, used to love you, now I hate you

[Chorus]
For the night, for the night
State to state, back to back, all the time
Get the bag, airtight
I could change your whole motherfuckin’ life
For the night, for the night
State to state, back to back, all the time
Get the bag, airtight
I could change your whole motherfuckin’ life

[Verse 2]
Live show, you never know, solo, I’m on my own
Sometimes you crash and burn, fuck it, man, I don’t know
Fuck it, let’s go get stoned, groupies I wanna bone
Premo, I’m in the zone, stay high but move ’round low
Lone girl, nowhere to go, studio will be my home
I got nowhere to go
Bitches be in my throne but they can’t have my smoke
Rich kid, I’m all alone, I won’t pick up my phone
You hear the dial tone, OT I’m never home
Back roll or rolling stone, sometimes you die alone (you die alone)

[Chorus]
For the night, for the night
State to state, back to back, all the time
Get the bag, airtight
I could change your whole motherfuckin’ life
For the night, for the night
State to state, back to back, all the time
Get the bag, airtight
I could change your whole motherfuckin’ life

Christina Aguilera – Accelerate (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz) lyrics

[Intro: Christina Aguilera]
Hide it ’til we feel it
Then we feel it, ’til we fight it, yeah
Hold it ’til we need it, never leave it
Didn’t want it

[Verse 1: Christina Aguilera & Ty Dolla $ign]
New York, worldwide (L.A., worldwide)
Borders my city (Girl, that’s my home)
Just pulled up to the hotel (Hotel, hotel)
All my day ones here with me (Ah, yeah)
We got moola, power
Yeah, we on fire tonight
Gonna get it how we want it
‘Cause we ’bout it, ’bout that life

[Pre-Chorus: Christina Aguilera & Ty Dolla $ign]
Baby, it’s alright
Baby, it’s alright
Baby, it’s OK
Baby, it’s OK
Spark round later, Ya Ya Ya Ya
Don’t worry ’bout tomorrow
I be with my ladies you can find me there
Try to play us, we gon’ start a riot up in here

[Chorus: Christina Aguilera & Ty Dolla $ign]
Accelerate, c’mon babe
Pick up your speed
Stamina, fill me up
That’s what I need
Another shot, you comin’ home with me
Fuck all these drugs, fuck all these clubs
What’s wrong with me (Oh, ya ya)

[Verse 2: Christina Aguilera & Ty Dolla $ign]
All my boss ladies (In the city, yeah)
Go get your Mercedes ( skrt skrt skrt skrt )
No matter long as you get there (Get there)
Just don’t let it drive you crazy
Get that moola, power
You on fire tonight
You can get it how you want it
That’s it, go tonight

[Pre-Chorus: Christina Aguilera & Ty Dolla $ign]
Baby, it’s alright
Baby, it’s alright
Baby, it’s OK
Baby, it’s OK
Spark round later
Don’t worry ’bout tomorrow (Nah, nah, nah, nah)
I be with my ladies you can find me there (Find me)
Try to play us, we gon’ start a riot up in here

[Chorus: Christina Aguilera, Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz]
Accelerate, c’mon babe
Pick up your speed
Stamina, fill me up
That’s what I need
Another shot, you comin’ home with me (Yeah)
Fuck all these drugs, fuck all these clubs (2 Chainz)
What’s wrong with me

[Verse 3: 2 Chainz]
Right, left
Mic left
Mic check, trap check
Sex drive Nascar
Crash it like the Nasdaq
More than you can expect
Everything except jealousy and envy
We gon’ move on past that
Joint strong, pass that
Ooh, girl, bad, bad
Where the, where the cash at?
Don’t forget the hashtag
Pretty, pretty, so saditty
Work it out, muscle memory
Get the money, my ability
Until the end, 2000, infinity
I put it in, now that you’re feelin’ me
Look how I’m killin’ it
Leavin’ there to chill
You ain’t got internet?
Just left the Benedict
I got them benefits
Did it deliberate
Killed you to prove I’m innocent

[Bridge: Christina Aguilera & Ty Dolla $ign]
Hide it ’til we feel it
Then we feel it, ’til we fight it, yeah
Hold it ’til we need it, never leave it
Didn’t want it
Fuck all these drugs, fuck all these clubs
What’s wrong with me

[Chorus: Christina Aguilera, Ty Dolla $ign & Both]
Accelerate, c’mon babe
Pick up your speed (Pick up your speed, babe)
Stamina, fill me up
That’s what I need (Oh, yeah)
Another shot, you comin’ home with me
Fuck all these drugs, fuck all these clubs
What’s wrong with me

[Outro: Christina Aguilera & Ty Dolla $ign]
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, woo
Ooh-ooh, yeah, ah, yeah
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ah, yeah
Ooh-ooh, oh yeah
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh
Yeah, yeah

Deafheaven – Windows lyrics

[Instrumental]

Hey, what’s up man?
I need three, you got em’ with you?
OK, but I’m not gonna do any of that waiting around
Uh, I got enough for three, that’s it, I’m not cashing
I’m telling you man, I can’t cash you out, alright

By the precious blood of Jesus Christ
Her sins will be judged
And God will cast you into the lake that burns with fire and brimstone
Where there is weeping, and mashing of teeth
Where the fire is never quenched and where the worm dieth not
It is a place called Hell, and Hell is real
Jesus spoke more of Hell than he did of Heaven
And the loving warning
Who was warned to flee the wrath of God
The Bible says that because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for the day of wrath
Where God’s righteous judgement will be prevailed
God offered you grace and mercy and forgiveness through the gospel
The Bible says the gospel is the power of God and the salvation for all who believe, to the Jews first, and then to the Gentiles
The gospel message, gospel means good news
It’s a message of hope, it’s a message of God’s mercy
It’s where God has demonstrated his love, by sending his son, his only begotten son, into the world, to seek and to save the lost

Eight 2-15’s? Alright
Alright man, just to let you know, I’ve been dicked around before, alright

I know man, I’ve just been fucked around before, alright
I’ve got sixty bucks, that’s it, I told you I’ve got sixty bucks
I’ve got sixty bucks, that’s it, that’s all I have, that’s the last of my money

TVXQ! – The Chance Of Love lyrics

[All] Woo woo
Woo woo

[Yunho] Ay ay inwijeogin geon neomu jaemieopseo
Ay heureudeon shiseon duri majuchil ttae
Ay nune daehwaneun geureoke shijakdwaetji
Naege ikkeullyeo naege millyeoodeut

[Changmin] bihyeonshiljeok sanghwange nan machi muajigyeonge ppajeo
Geochimeopshi neoneun makimeopshi heundeureo dae nal

[Yunho] nae mom jeonbuga sepoga da neorago wecheo dae
Imi yejeongdwen yeoksaga han peijireul jangshikae
[Changmin] eotteon mallo i gyogameul jeongehal suna isseulkka
[All] It’s alright it’s OK
Baro geu unmyeongiran geo Oh yeah yeah

[Yun/All] Woo yeah yeah yeah
[Yun/All] Woo baro geu unmyeongiran geo Oh yeah yeah
[Chang/All] Woo it’s alright it’s OK
[Chang/All] uriga unmyeongiran geo Oh yeah yeah

[Changmin] Ay ay jiruhal jeongdoro mani shiksanghaetteon
Ay geunyeodeure gwanshimeun jeobeodugil
Ay naegen jeolttaero eopseul geora saenggakaesseo
But you arrest me

[Yunho] nae bangshikdaero Only one way neon seuseuro wa ppajeo
Boyeojulkke dareun shigak sesangeul boneun nun

[Changmin] nae mom jeonbuga sepoga da neorago wecheo dae
Imi yejeongdwen yeoksaga han peijireul jangshikae
[Yunho] eotteon mallo i gyogameul jeongehal suna isseulkka
[All] It’s alright it’s OK
Baro geu unmyeongiran geo Oh yeah yeah

[Chang/All] Woo yeah yeah yeah
[Chang/All] Woo baro geu unmyeongiran geo Oh yeah yeah
[Yun/All] Woo it’s alright it’s OK
[Yun/All] uriga unmyeongiran geo Oh yeah yeah

[Yunho] ije jumuneul georeo soksagineun maldeullo
Naman bol subakke eopseo ne nuneun nuneun
[Changmin] unmyeongcheoreom ppajeodeulgo malkkeol
Nae gyeote neon choegoga dwel kkeoya Oh

[Yun/All] We’ll keep it together, we’ll fall in magic
[Yun/All] Every single day
Teukbyeolhan neukkimeun saeroweojeo maeil
[Chang/All] We will keep it together, we pray that
[Chang/All] We own each other up all night
Ikkeuneun daero neon ttarawa jweo nal

[Yunho] nae mom jeonbuga sepoga da neorago wecheo dae
Imi yejeongdwen yeoksaga han peijireul jangshikae
[Changmin]eotteon mallo i gyogameul jeongehal suna isseulkka
[All] It’s alright it’s OK
Baro geu unmyeongiran geo Oh yeah yeah

[Yun/All] Woo yeah yeah yeah
[Yun/All] Woo baro geu unmyeongiran geo Oh yeah yeah
[Chang/All] Woo it’s alright it’s OK
[Chang/All] uriga unmyeongiran geo Oh yeah yeah

[All] Woo

Sid Bradley – Don’t Go Away lyrics

[Verse 1]
You’re everybody’s woman and that’s OK with me
Life is best, there’s more peace of mind in knowing that you’re free
I’m not one to hold people down in their quest for something new
But for now I’d just like to have one adventure with you

[Chorus]
I don’t want to tie you down but I need someone to talk to around
Don’t go away, don’t go away, don’t go away, don’t go away, don’t go

[Verse 2]
It doesn’t take much to know me, just look into my mind
I care about people who believe in love but they’re not easy to find
Paper smiles and cardboard feelings have plagued me from the start
We should take time to know one another, living life is an art

[Chorus]
No, I don’t want to tie you down but I need someone to talk to around
Don’t go away, don’t go away, don’t go away, don’t go away, don’t go

[Chorus]
No, I don’t want to tie you down but I need someone to talk to around
Don’t go away, don’t go away, don’t go away, don’t go away, don’t go

[Outro]
Don’t go, don’t go, don’t go, don’t go
Hey don’t go, no no no don’t go, don’t go, no no no don’t go
Don’t go, don’t go

Jethro Tull – Nothing Is Easy (At The Isle Of Wight) (Live)

Nothing is easy,
Though time gets you worrying,
My friend, it’s OK
Just take your life easy
And stop all that hurrying,
Be happy my way
When tension starts mounting
And you’ve lost count of the pennies you’ve missed,
Just try hard
And see why they’re not worrying me,
They’re last on my list
Nothing’s easy
Nothing is easy,
You’ll find that the squeeze
Won’t turn out so bad
Your fingers may freeze,
Worse things happen at sea,
There’s good times to be had
So if you’re alone
And you’re down to the bone,
Just give us a play
You’ll smile in a while
And discover that I’ll get you happy my way
Nothing’s easy

OutKast – Hey Ya

[Intro]
1, 2, 3
Uh!

[Verse 1]
My baby don’t mess around
Because she loves me so
And this I know for sho
But does she really want it
But can’t stand to see me
Walk out the door?
Don’t try to fight the feeling
Cause the thought alone is killing me right now
Thank God for Mom and Dad
For sticking through together
Cause we don’t know how

[Hook]
Hey ya! Hey ya!
Hey ya! Hey ya!
Hey ya! Hey ya!
Hey ya! Hey ya!

[Verse 2]
You think you’ve got it
Oh, you think you’ve got it
But "got it" just don’t get it
‘Til there’s nothing at all
We’ve been together
Oh, we’ve been together
But separate’s always better
When there’s feelings involved
If what they say is "Nothing is forever"
Then what makes, then what makes, then what makes
Then what makes, what makes, what makes
Love the exception?
So why oh why oh, why oh why oh
Are we so in denial
When we know we’re not happy here?
Y’all don’t want to hear me, you just want to dance

[Hook]
Hey ya! Uh-oh
Hey ya! Uh-oh
Don’t want to meet your daddy, Hey ya! Uh-oh
Just want you in my Caddy, Uh-oh, Hey ya! Uh-oh
Don’t want to meet your mama, Hey ya! Uh-oh
Just want to make you cumma, Uh-oh, Hey ya! Uh-oh
I’m, I’m, I’m
Hey ya!
I’m just being honest
I’m just being honest

[Bridge]
Hey, alright now
Alright now fellas (Yeah!)
Now what’s cooler than being cool?
(Ice cold!) I can’t hear ya
I say what’s cooler than being cool?
(Ice cold!)
Alright, alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright.. OK: now ladies
(Yeah?)
We’re gonna break this back down in just a few seconds
Now don’t have me break this thing down for nothing
Now I want to see y’all on your baddest behavior
Lend me some sugar, I am your neighbor! Ah, here we go!
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it like a Polaroid picture
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it like a Polaroid picture

Now all the Beyonce’s and Lucy Lius
And babydolls, get on the floor
(Get on the floor) Shake it like a Polaroid picture
You know what to do Shake it, sh-shake it
Oh, you know what to do!
Shake it, sh-shake it Shake it, sh-shake it
Oh, you know what to do! Shake it like a Polaroid picture

Hey ya! Hey ya!
Hey ya! Hey ya!
Hey ya! Hey ya!
Hey ya! Hey ya!
Hey ya! Hey ya!

Jaira Burns – OKOKOK

[Verse 1]
Heard ’bout what you say when you’re not with me
Say you live alone and your bed is empty
Oh, that’s so funny
‘Cause when I go to sleep
I lay on the left and you right next to me

[Pre-Chorus 1]
So hold up
Why the story changed?
Phone is blowin’ up and I can see that extra name
So hold up
Now you’re talkin’ from your knees
‘Cause you know there’s not another one of me

[Chorus]
Say "no, no, baby, I need you everyday"
"This my last mistake"
And I’m like OK, OK, OK
OK, people change
It don’t matter to me
I’ma be real good
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK
OK, OK, OK
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK
OK, OK, OK
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK

[Verse 2]
Buzzin’ like a bee, boy, don’t bother me
How many different ways can you say you’re sorry?
Ask me how I’ve been, I say "a million"
I don’t sweat a thing with you out my system

[Pre-Chorus 2]
So hold up
The fuck I call you back
Boy, you had a chance and you already ruined that
So hold up
On my voicemail begging "please"
‘Cause you know there’s not another one of me

[Chorus]
Say "no, no, baby, I need you everyday"
"This my last mistake"
And I’m like OK, OK, OK
OK, people change
It don’t matter to me
I’ma be real good
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK
OK, OK, OK
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK
OK, OK, OK
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK

[Bridge]
You fucked it up and I’m OK
Hit up my friends and I’m OK
Don’t need that shit ’cause I’m OK
You fucked it up and I’m OK
Hit up my friends and I’m OK
Don’t need that shit ’cause I’m OK

[Chorus]
Say "no, no, baby, I need you everyday"
"This my last mistake"
And I’m like OK, OK, OK
OK, people change
It don’t matter to me
I’ma be real good
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK
OK, OK, OK
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK
OK, OK, OK
And I feel OK, OK, OK, OK

Black Flag – Six Pack

[Intro]
I’ve got a six pack and nothing to do
I got a six pack and I don’t need you

$35 and a six pack to my name
Six pack!
Spent the rest on beer so who’s to blame
Six pack!
They say I’m fucked up all the time
Six pack!
But I know they’re a waste of time
Six pack!
I know it’ll be OK
When I get a six pack in me
That’s right!
My girlfriend asked me
Which one I like better
Six pack!
I hope the answer won’t upset her
(Bitch)
Six pack!
I was born with a bottle in my mouth
Six pack!
Now I’ve got six so I’ll never run out
Six pack!
I know it’ll be OK
When I get a six pack in me
That’s right!
$35 and a six pack to my name
Six pack!
Spent the rest on beer so who’s to blame
Six pack!
They say I’m fucked up all the time [Six pack!]
What they do is a waste of time [Six pack!]
Six pack! six pack! six pack!
[Outro]
What do they know about partying, or anything else
Hey! Where’s the beer bong?
I need to get fucked!

Rob Markman – Believe Me

[Intro]
Man, I been moving so fast lately
I just had to get my thoughts out man
I ain’t talk to you in forever
But I got you though man
Shit gonna get better kid, trust

[Verse 1]
What up kid, I know you don’t know who this is
But I took the time to write, so I’m hopin’ you get it
Only time will ever tell if you opened and read it
But if I know you like I do, I won’t even sweat it
You probably up in your room, vibin’ to Nas
Wishin’ for your time, missin’ your mom
Prayin’, hopin’ God will give you a sign
Your brother doin’ his time, dawg he’s doin’ just fine
He gonna get out soon, everything will be cool
He gonna make a few moves, get a house with a pool
And that girl in your school, the one that you got a crush on
She like you too, try not to put a rush on
You wanna get your Puff on, please don’t stop
Thought I told you that we won’t stop (eh, eh, eh, eh)
Don’t ever let ’em tell you what you can’t do
Even when it seems like the world don’t understand you

[Chorus]
It seems that these dreams, they won’t ever come true
Believe me they do
Sometimes you wanna give it up, don’t know what else to do
Yeah, I been there too
They say seein’ is believin’ so you need a few clues
OK, I’m sendin’ you proof
I know it seems that these dreams, they don’t ever come true
Believe me they do

[Verse 2]
You wrote your first raps, everybody laughed
Man fuck ’em all, get in your bag
Oh that’s new slang, I’ll put you on later
Just promise you’ll keep goin’ do me that favor
You gonna rock Barclays, but you don’t know what that is
Imagine MSG, a couple blocks from the crib
Boy, that’s 18,000
Two weeks after droppin’ your album
It’s hard to see the logic in that
All the fans goin’ crazy and your mom in the back
Your fam in the crowd, they all got to see it
Man you gave ’em somethin’ to believe in
You been writin’ like hell, it’s gonna get you to heaven
Oh yeah, they played your record up on Hot 97
You know DJ Enuff, he DJs for BIG
Speakin’ of BIG, hol’ up forget it

[Chorus]
It seems that these dreams, they won’t ever come true
Believe me they do
Sometimes you wanna give it up, don’t know what else to do
Yeah, I been there too
They say seein’ is believin’ so you need a few clues
OK, I’m sendin’ you proof
I know it seems that these dreams, they don’t ever come true
Believe me they do

[Outro]
Whatever you do man
Just don’t give up on that dream man
It’s gonna get crazy
They gonna tell you, you can’t do it
I’m tellin’ you right now everything is possible
EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE

Pussy Riot, Dave Sitek – Bad apples

Drop!
Bass!
You thought that I just made this for the club
No way!
I’ve got this microphone to wake you up
and say that I can do just what they want right here
Today
and I don’t hear those sirens anyway
OK

Dumb fools, drunk of power
Dirty thieves, tiny covers
You wouldn’t act like this in front of your kids
No
You wouldn’t act like kids in front of your kids
No

You say that you don’t like my attitude
It’s true
I’ve made it just for me
and not for you, boo-hoo
You can cry until your face turns blue
You knew that I would be the one to watch you lose
Woo-hoo
Your back’s against the wall , you do to do
I would run again if I were you
We always stick together like a glue, it’s true
that are many more of us than you

Dumb fools, drunk of power
Dirty thieves, tiny covers
You wouldn’t act like this in front of your kids
No
You wouldn’t act like kids in front of your kids
No

Bad apples are good for something
When they’re six feet underground
(x2)

Killer cops, lock them up
The [?] machine just lock it out
All this fun, let’s lock it up
The rest of us have had enough
Hatred lock it up
Copulism lock it up
Fuck corruption lock it up
Enough

Bad apples are good for something
When they’re six feet underground
(x2)

Don’t need no bad apples
Nah-aah aah ah
Won’t need those bad apples
Nah-aah aah ah
(x3)

Mariah Carey – Hawaiian Car Ride Medley Lyrics

[I Know What You Want]
Baby, if you give it to me, I’ll give it to you
I know what you want, you know I got it
Baby, if you give it to me, I’ll give it to you
As long as you want, you know I got it
(Baby, if you give it to me, I’ll give it to you)
(I know what you want, you know I got it)
(Baby, if you give it to me, I’ll give it to you)
(As long as you want, you know I got it)

Yes you know I’ll die for you
And ya know I’ll ride with you
I will always try with you
And give ya my love and cry with you

I will climb a mountain high aha
Until I was up to touch the sky
So baby come and get more close to me
This is where your love is supposed to be

[Breakdown]
Break, breakdown, steady breaking me on down
Break, breakdown, steady breaking me on down
Break, breakdown, steady breaking me on down
Break, breakdown, steady breaking me on down

You called yesterday
To basically say
That you care for me but
That you’re just not in love
Immediately I pretended to be feeling similarly
And led you to believe I was OK
To just walk away from the one thing
That’s unyielding and sacred to me

Well, I guess I’m trying to be nonchalant about it
And I’m going to extremes to prove I’m fine without you
But in reality I’m slowly losing my mind
Underneath the guise of smile, gradually I’m dying inside
Friends ask me how I feel and I lie convincingly
Because I don’t want to reveal the fact that I’m suffering
So I wear my disguise ’till I go home at night
Then turn down all the lights and then I breakdown and cry

[Obsessed]
And I was like
“Why are you so obsessed with me?”

Why you so obsessed with me? Boy, I wanna know
Lying that you’re sexing me, when everybody knows
It’s clear that you’re upset with me
Finally found a girl that you couldn’t impress
Last man on the earth still couldn’t get this

So oh, oh, oh, oh, so oh, oh, oh, oh, so oh, oh, oh, oh…

All up in the blogs saying we met at the bar
When I don’t even know who you are
Saying we up in your house, saying I’m up in your car
But you in LA, and I’m out at Jermaine’s
I’m up in the A, you so so lame
And no one here even mentions your name
It must be the weed, it must be the E
Cause you be popping, heard you get it popping

Why you so obsessed with me? Boy, I wanna know
Lying that you’re sexing me, when everybody knows
It’s clear that you’re upset with me
Finally found a girl that you couldn’t impress
Last man on the earth still couldn’t get this

You’re delusional, you’re delusional
Boy, you’re losing your mind
It’s confusing, yo, you’re confused, you know
Why you wasting your time?
Got you all fired up with your Napoleon complex
Seeing right through you like you’re bathing in Windex

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Boy, why you so obsessed with me?

[It’s Like That]
I came to have a party
Open off the Bacardi
Feeling so hot tamale
Boy, I know you watching me
So what’s it going to be?
Purple taking me higher
I’m lifted and I like it
Boy, you got me inspired
Baby, come and get it
If you’re really feeling me

Cause it’s my night
No stress, no fights
I’m leaving it all behind
No tears, no time to cry
Just making the most of life

[Shake It Off]
Everybody just, everybody just bounce, bounce
Everybody just, everybody just bounce, bounce

I gotta shake it off
‘Cause the loving ain’t the same
And you keep on playing games
Like you know I’m here to stay
I gotta shake, shake it off
Just like the Calgon commercial
I really gotta get up outta here
And go somewhere
I gotta shake it off
Gotta make that move
Find somebody who appreciates all the love I give
Boy, I gotta shake, shake it off
Gotta do what’s best for me
Baby, and that means I gotta shake you off

[Loverboy]
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna
I need a, I need a, I need a, I need a
I lover, lover, I lover, lover
A lover, a lover, a lover, a loverboy for me

I got myself a lover who knows what I like
When he invites me over I come every time
And when my sugar daddy takes me for a ride
Whatever way we go it’s delirium time

He’s all mine
And his loving gets me high
Like a taste of ecstasy
All I need is him to be my loverboy

Loverboy, come on and love me
Give me more, touch me and touch me
I enjoy the way you rock me all night long
Loverboy, come on and take me
Only you know how to make me
(You know how to make me)
Shudder with anticipation all night long

Nick Jonas – Home (Lyric Video)

[Verse 1]
Always out of place, I knew I needed something new for me
I never knew just what that was, yeah
Finding something safe was just like trying to catch a bird in flight
I knew that I would never touch

[Pre-Chorus]
But now I won’t let go
‘Cause I’m happy to call this

[Chorus]
Home
No more running
I’m good knowing
That I belong
(Happy to call this)
Home
I got loving
Inside this island
Don’t care who knows it
(Happy to call this)
Home
(Oh way oh, oh way oh, oh way oh)

[Verse 2]
Shedding all that insecurity, I kind of found a new me
I’m OK with how that feels, yeah
Being me was hard enough so being someone else was too much
All I want is something real

[Pre-Chorus]
Now I won’t let go
‘Cause I’m happy to call this

[Chorus]
Home
No more running
I’m good knowing
That I belong
(Happy to call this)
Home
I got loving
Inside this island
Don’t care who knows it
(Happy to call this)
Home
(Oh way oh, oh way oh, oh way oh)

[Bridge]
Home is where you’re happy
Home is when you’re right where you should be
Find where you’re happy
‘Cause I’m happy to call this

[Chorus]
Home
No more running
I’m good knowing
That I belong
(Happy to call this)
Home
I got loving
Inside this island
Don’t care who knows it
(Happy to call this)
Home
(Oh way oh, oh way oh, oh way oh)

Nick Jonas – Home

[Verse 1]
Always out of place, I knew I needed something new for me
I never knew just what that was, yeah
Finding something safe was just like trying to catch a bird in flight
I knew that I would never touch

[Pre-Chorus]
But now I won’t let go
‘Cause I’m happy to call this

[Chorus]
Home
No more running
I’m good knowing
That I belong
(Happy to call this)
Home
I got loving
Inside this island
Don’t care who knows it
(Happy to call this)
Home
(Oh way oh, oh way oh, oh way oh)

[Verse 2]
Shedding all that insecurity, I kind of found a new me
I’m OK with how that feels, yeah
Being me was hard enough so being someone else was too much
All I want is something real

[Pre-Chorus]
Now I won’t let go
‘Cause I’m happy to call this

[Chorus]
Home
No more running
I’m good knowing
That I belong
(Happy to call this)
Home
I got loving
Inside this island
Don’t care who knows it
(Happy to call this)
Home
(Oh way oh, oh way oh, oh way oh)

[Bridge]
Home is where you’re happy
Home is when you’re right where you should be
Find where you’re happy
‘Cause I’m happy to call this

[Chorus]
Home
No more running
I’m good knowing
That I belong
(Happy to call this)
Home
I got loving
Inside this island
Don’t care who knows it
(Happy to call this)
Home
(Oh way oh, oh way oh, oh way oh)

Kendrick Lamar – Poetic Justice (feat. Drake)

[Intro]
Every second, every minute, man I swear that she can get it
Say if you a bad bitch put your hands up high, hands up high, hands up high
Tell ’em dim the lights down right now, put me in the mood
I’m talking ’bout dark room, perfume
Go, go!

[Verse 1: Kendrick Lamar]
I recognize your fragrance (hol’ up!)
You ain’t never gotta say shit (woo!)
And I know your taste is
A little bit (mmm) high maintenance (ooh)
Everybody else basic
You live life on an everyday basis
With poetic justice, poetic justice
If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?
I mean I write poems in these songs dedicated to you when
You’re in the mood for empathy, there’s blood in my pen
Better yet, where your friends and them?
I really wanna know you all
I really wanna show you off
Fuck that, pour up plenty of champagne
Cold nights when you curse this name
You called up your girlfriends and
Y’all curled in that little bitty Range I heard that
She wanna go and party, she wanna go and party
Nigga, don’t approach her with that Atari
Nigga, that ain’t good game, homie, sorry
They say conversation rule a nation, I can tell
But I could never right my wrongs
‘less I write it down for real, P.S

[Hook x2: Kendrick Lamar]
You can get it, you can get it
You can get it, you can get it
And I know just, know just, know just, know just, know just what you want
Poetic justice, put it in a song

[Verse 2: Drake]
I really hope you play this
Cause ol’ girl you test my patience
With all these seductive photographs and all these one off vacations
You’ve been taking
Clearly a lot for me to take in
It don’t make sense
Young East African Girl, you too busy fucking with your other man
I was trying to put you on game, put you on a plane
Take you and your mama to the motherland
I could do it, maybe one day
When you figure out you’re gonna need someone
When you figure out it’s all right here in the city
And you don’t run from where we come from
That sound like poetic justice, poetic justice
You were so new to this life but God damn you got adjusted
I mean I write poems in these songs, dedicated to the fun sex
Your natural hair and your soft skin, and your big ass in that sundress (ooh!)
Good God, what you doing that walk for?
When I see that thing move, I just wish we would fight less and we would talk more
And they say communication save relations, I can tell
But I can never right my wrongs unless I write them down for real
P.S

[Hook x2: Kendrick Lamar]
You can get it, you can get it
You can get it, you can get it
And I know just, know just, know just, know just, know just what you want
Poetic justice, put it in a song

[Verse 3: Kendrick Lamar]
Every time I write these words they become a taboo
Making sure my punctuation curve, every letter is true
Living my life in the margin and that metaphor was proof
I’m talking poetic justice, poetic justice
If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?
I mean you need to hear this
Love is not just a verb, it’s you looking in the mirror
Love is not just a verb, it’s you looking for it, maybe
Call me crazy, We can both be insane
A fatal attraction is common
And what we have common is pain
I mean you need to hear this
Love is not just a verb and I can see power steering
Sex drive when you swerve, I want that interference
It’s coherent, I can hear it, mmhmm
That’s your heartbeat
It either caught me or it called me, mmhmm
Read slow and you’ll find gold mines in these lines
Sincerely, yours truly
And right before you go blind
P.S

[Hook: Kendrick Lamar]
You can get it, you can get it
You can get it, you can get it
And I know just, know just, know just, know just, know just what you want
Poetic justice, put it in a song

[Skit]
"I’m gon’ ask you one more time homie, where is you from? Or it is a problem"
"Ay you over here for Sherane homie?"
"Yo I don’t care who this nigga over here for, if he don’t tell where he come, it’s a wrap! I’m sorry"
"Hol’ up hol’ up hol’ up, we gon’ do it like this, OK? I’mma tell you where I’m from, OK? You gon’ tell me where you from, OK? Or where your Grandma stay, where your mama stay, or where your daddy stay, OK?"
"Enough with all this talkin"
"Matter of fact, get out the van homie. Get out the car before I snatch you out that mother fucker homie"

Fifth Harmony – Don’t Say You Love Me (On TRL) (Live)

Don’t say you miss me when you don’t call
Don’t say you’re hurtin’ without the scars
Don’t promise me tonight without tomorrow, too
Don’t say you love me unless you do
We’ve been close, but inconsistent
You hold my heart at a safer distance, yeah
You think words can ease the tension
But you can’t deny that something’s missin’
I need a little bit more
I need a little bit more
You gotta know what it’s like
I know you been here before
I’ve been waiting, I’ve been patient
But I need a little bit more
Don’t say you miss me when you don’t call
And don’t say you’re hurtin’ without the scars
Don’t promise me tonight without tomorrow, too
Don’t say you love me unless you do, unless you do
How am I supposed to take it
When weeks go by and I’m still waitin’
I say I’m OK but I can’t fake it, yeah
Even when I try, yeah, something’s missing
I need a little bit more
I need a little bit more (I need a little bit more)
You gotta know what it’s like
I know you been here before
I’ve been waiting, I’ve been patient
But I need a little bit more
So don’t say you miss me when you don’t call (when you don’t call)
Don’t say you’re hurtin’ wihtout the scars
Don’t promise me tonight without tomorrow, too
Don’t say you love me unless you do, unless you do
Don’t say you love me (don’t say you love me)
Unless you do (unless you do)
Don’t say you love me (oh yeah)
Don’t say you love me (oh)
Don’t promise me tonight without tomorrow, too
Don’t say you love me (oh yeah)
Unless you do, unless you do
I need a little bit more
I need a little bit more
You gotta know what it’s like
I know you’ve been here before
I’ve been waiting, I’ve been patient (yeah)
But I need a little bit more (yeah)
Don’t say you miss me when you don’t call (when you don’t call)
Don’t say you’re hurting without the scars
Don’t promise me tonight without tomorrow too
Don’t say you love me unless you do

Iamsu! – Back 2 Basics

[Intro]
I got dealer plates, real estate
Yeah it’s a process for me
Yeah, yeah
OK
OK
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
OK, OK

[Verse 1]
All the feng shui right in the function
Walk in the building get in jumpin’
My girl got swag and plus she dumb thick
I’m ’bout that cash, fuck all that dumb shit
It’s lit, I’m really feelin’ great
My whip got dealer plates
I’m buyin’ real estate
My mama say I’m blessed
My granny lookin’ down on me
She know that I’m the best
[???]
Don’t button shit when I get dressed
I let that shit show
Weird ass energy, let that shit go
Niggas might freestyle but ain’t shit free ho
This that plug talk, what up Migo?
Yeah, and I think this was the flow that they was mad at, yeah
I start all the trends but don’t get credit, yeah
Money on my brain I got a headache, yeah
Money on my brain I need a medic, yeah

[Chorus]
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah, yeah
Right back to the basics
Right back to the basics
Ten stacks for my bracelet
Ten stacks for my bracelet

[Verse 2]
I never let a groupie play me like I’m Goofy
Gucci Gladiators on me call ’em [???]
I just pressed a button, now I’m goin’ roofless
Knew this was a hit before I hit exclusive
Milli’ rock on stage, watch them bitches go
Forty on my neck, thirty for a show
So come and shack with me this house gon’ be Monopoly
HBK the team I split the cream with my regime
Half a million be Heartbreak hollering
Stupid, silly, mainy, yadadamean
My bitch is on [???] slicker than some oil
I don’t trust you niggas far as I can throw you
Yeah, and I think this was the flow that they got mad at, yeah
My Porsche don’t come in automatic, yeah
We gon’ hit the club like "Where the bag at?", Yeah
It’s money on the table we gon’ grab it
Let’s get it

[Chorus]
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah, yeah
Right back to the basics
Right back to the basics
Ten stacks for my bracelet
Ten stacks for my bracelet

Jillette Johnson – In Repair (All I Ever See In You Is Me Album)

[Verse 1]
He holds my hand
And we make love
Again and again
‘Til the sun comes up

[Chorus 1]
That’s my man
That’s my lover over there
He’s my angel in repair
He’s my angel in repair

[Verse 2]
I’ll get the wine
Out of my shirt
And I will try
To get the hurt

[Chorus 2]
Out of his head
And I’ll get out of the way
He’s my angel by the day
But then something goes away
But I know he’s still in there
He’s my angel in repair

[Verse 3]
He holds my hand
He fills my cup
I hold him in
He fills me up

[Chorus 1]
That’s my man
That’s my lover over there
He’s my angel in repair
He’s my angel in repair

[Chorus 3]
Alright, OK
I will get out of the way
But I know he’s still in there
He’s my angel in repair
He’s my angel in repair

Blasko – Another Love

[R&B and Soul]

One of these days I’ll figure out a way
To make you say that you’re OK, you’re OK
One of these days I could take my love away
You’d be left with all this pain
Is that OK?

Ah, can I be the one to hold you down?
People trying, but I think they lie
Ah, how to be the one to hold you down?
It won’t be easy, but I’ll tell you now
Baby, you got it all
You got the mind, body, spirit and soul
Baby, you gotta know
You got the mind, body, spirit and soul
Baby, you gotta know
You got the mind, body, spirit and soul
Baby, you got it all, you got it all!

Aah, got it (got it all)
got it (got it all)
got it (got it all)
got it (got it all)
got it (got it all)
You, you got it (got it all)
got it (got it all)
got it (got it all)
you you
you you

Baby, don’t play
I want you in every way
You make my heart want every taste, every taste
Baby, don’t play
It’s never too late for you to say
Can you take me all the way? All the way, eh?

Ah, can I be the one to hold you down?
People trying, but I think they lie
Ah, how to be the one to hold you down?
It won’t be easy, but I’ll tell you now
Baby, you got it all
You got them
Baby, you gotta know
You got them
Baby, you gotta know
You got the mind, body, spirit and soul
Baby, you got it all, you got it all!