Can artificial crowd noise match the thrill of packed stadiums?

Can artificial crowd noise match the thrill of packed stadiums?

With spectators unable to watch live sports in person due to the coronavirus, the cheers and jeers must come from somewhere. Teams, leagues and broadcasters around the world are taking different approaches to provide artificial crowd noise for games.

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In 2020, the lyrics “take me out to the ball game” have a rather bleak meaning. The only way to watch a game is on TV or by phone at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are no roaring fans packed into stands, block parties or neighborhood bars.

Still, the cheers and jeers must come from somewhere. Teams, leagues and broadcasters around the world are taking different approaches to provide artificial crowd noise for games.

In South Africa, curating these sounds has been top of mind for broadcaster SuperSport.

“Replicating the atmosphere of the fans behind a closed-door match is hard because South Africans have a very unique fan culture,” said Dheshnie Naidoo, head of operations production at SuperSport International. “The popular vuvuzela that was made famous at the 2010 soccer World Cup still remains abuzz at our stadiums.”

Related: Washington NFL team retires racial slur from its name and logo

For that reason, according to Naidoo, it’s important that fans at home hear the vuvuzela when football begins in South Africa this week. Those sounds, along with all of the other cheers and crowd noises, are sourced from previous matches.

Andrew Benintendi leads off with a double. You can hear how the MLB “crowd” soundtrack reacted. #MLB #RedSox pic.twitter.com/9Ern3TdaOg

— Tom Caron (@TomCaron) July 10, 2020

“We have audio samples for specific scenes. Your penalties, your fouls — the ahs and the oohs. How your fans would react,” Niadoo said.

While the system is vastly different from pre-pandemic life, she added, it’s exciting to see the changes happening: “We’re now getting to try out different ways of doing things from the norm. So, the new normal.”

Related: Women’s pro soccer made gains toward parity. Will coronavirus undo it?

Alvin Naicker, head of content production at SuperSport International, said the company has had to think very carefully about how they want to incorporate crowd noise. One solution they plan to implement is having two audio operators in the stadium who each focus on playing different sounds.

“Obviously, you need a very sharp and cued up audio operator,” Naicker said. “So we decided to have two people: one to control audio for cheering and the other one for disappointment.”

Both Naicker and Naidoo said they’re confident SuperSport’s plans will closely match the real experience of being in the stands.

“When [the camera] is on a close-up and you’re getting all this audio —  you actually forget that it’s an empty stadium. You actually think, ‘Wow, this is actually awesome.'”

Alvin Naiker, head of content production, SuperSport International 

“When [the camera] is on a close-up and you’re getting all this audio —  you actually forget that it’s an empty stadium. You actually think, ‘Wow, this is actually awesome,’” Naicker said. “I think it’s more disconcerting for the players, who don’t have that energy coming through from the 12th person on the field.”

Australia’s National Rugby League and select football teams in Germany have also chosen to input sound from previous matches. The English Premier League and Spanish La Liga, though, have chosen a more synthetic route. They are using sounds from the video game FIFA 20. Sports leagues in the United States are using a variety of tools; the NBA, for example, is allowing 300 fans to “attend” the games by calling in via Zoom to the arena, where their faces appear on large screens.

AFL players have returned to their clubs across the country, ahead of the season restart on June 11. Channel 7 will be adding crowd noise to the telecast from round 2. @Stevo7AFL with a preview. https://t.co/5zYfOfohG3 #7AFL #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/BzHfCVooRK

— 7NEWS Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) May 18, 2020

Part of the fun of cheering, though, is feeling like you’re a part of the action. Now that the logistics of getting teams back on the field are mostly figured out, fan engagement is drawing more attention. 

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

MyApplause, an app from a Germany-based company called hack-CARE, lets fans control which noises are blasted through stadium speakers. To use the app, people at home simply select their team and the upcoming match. 

“When you download the app, you have four options,” said Brad Roberts, who is in charge of International Sales for MyApplause. “Cheer, clap, sing, and whistle. The sound of the audience —  and this is fans reacting in real-time  —  that gets played through the stadium speakers so the players can hear it. In return, that sound gets picked up through the TV cameras and comes back through the TV.”

That way, Roberts said, not only are the fans transported to the stadium, but the players are also able to receive the energy from the crowd’s cheers. Jürgen Kreuz, the campaign manager of MyApplause, says players have told them that it makes a difference to know that the cheers are actually coming from the fans.

“There were some players from the UK —  from Manchester and from Leeds —  who said that if there is [fake crowd noise], it’s OK,” Kreuz said. “But knowing that it was created by people at home —  that’s a completely different story. Because they feel like, ‘Wow, there are people watching us and supporting us.’”

“We’ve got fake crowd noise the teams are pumping into the stadium,” Tennessee native and @Dodgers‘ Matt Beaty said. “The TV ratings are through the roof. We can feel them watching the games even though they’re not there with us.” https://t.co/DCcrFNrsaB

— FoxNashville (@FOXNashville) July 31, 2020

Screenshot from the app MyApplause

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MyApplause has partnered with FanChants.com, a company that has curated crowd noises, chants, and cheers from games over the past 15 years. Because of the partnership, the MyApplause app can be customized for each team. If a Brazilian team is using the app, for example, the MyApplause team could place those fans’ favorite chant into the app.

This functionality is important, too, because certain cheers have different significance and meaning around the world. For example, Kreuz said they received feedback from Australian leagues that their fans don’t “boo” often. 

“In England, if you don’t have the boo or the whistling, that will be like, ok, the app is not worth anything,” Kreuz added.

(Read: Brits like to trash talk.)

But regardless of their team’s chance at winning, fans have expressed nothing short of desperation for sports to reenter their lives. Some people don’t mind the fake crowd noise. Others think it’s distracting and disingenuous.

Broadcasters have largely left it up to viewers to decide by offering one version of a game with artificial crowd noise and one with a more silent stadium.

“We’re very hopeful that we will create the very best audio experience,” Naidoo said. But she also acknowledges that not everyone is a fan of artificial crowd noise. 

“[The viewer] would have the option to switch it off if it’s not their preference,” she said. 

As more journalists stand trial in Turkey, the truth becomes more elusive

As more journalists stand trial in Turkey, the truth becomes more elusive

Turkey is often cited by the Committee to Protect Journalists as the world’s largest jailer of media personnel in the world, alongside China and Egypt. 

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For nine hours on Wednesday, Özge Terkoğlu sat in the gallery of a Turkish courtroom hearing testimony against her husband, Barış Terkoğlu, the news director of OdaTV, an online TV channel. 

Watching her husband take the stand, she fretted about his weight loss over the past three months he spent in prison. 

Barış Terkoğlu is one of seven journalists from various media outlets facing charges over their coverage of the deaths of Turkish intelligence officers in Libya. An eighth defendant, a municipal worker in the western Turkish town of Akhisar, is accused of supplying pictures to the journalists of the funeral of one of the dead intelligence officers.

Related: Maria Ressa: Duterte’s ‘weaponization of the law’ is a threat to democracy

The deaths weren’t a secret — it was discussed in Turkey’s parliament and on social media. But these writers were accused of breaking state secrecy laws; the charges were deemed so serious that even during the pandemic, the journalists could not be released. Instead, they languished alone in their cells. 

It’s just the most recent example of how freedom of the press continues to shrink in Turkey — and the intense political pressure facing journalists to toe the line.

“He’s very courageous in terms of writing on topics that are very hard to touch, that disturb people that have power. All those things that we have to go through as a family, we can handle it. But we don’t deserve it.”

Özge Terkoğlu, wife of jailed journalist

“He’s very courageous in terms of writing on topics that are very hard to touch, that disturb people that have power,” Özge Terkoğlu said of her husband. “All those things that we have to go through as a family, we can handle it. But we don’t deserve it.” 

Turkey is often cited by the Committee to Protect Journalists as the world’s largest jailer of media personnel in the world, alongside China and Egypt. 

Just this week, 19 Turkish journalists and media workers were scheduled for hearings for various offenses (including those on trial for breaking state secrecy laws), according to Expression Interrupted, a free speech tracking project. If things go as usual, some reporters will be released, others will pay fines and some cases will drag on for years. 

Related: How Turkey’s Erdoğan went from populist hero to strongman

In Terkoğlu’s case, the judges returned on Wednesday with a decision around 10 p.m. Three of the journalists, including Terkoğlu, were released while their trial continues. The others will likely remain in prison until the next hearing, which is scheduled for September. 

Özge Terkoğlu and her husband, Barış Terkoğlu, are pictured with their young son.

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The ambiguity of the law and irregularity of how it is imposed is enough to make anyone rethink the work they do. Some reporters leave the industry or move abroad. Others establish alternative outlets online, like OdaTV. 

Little by little, political influence is reshaping how Turkish readers understand news about Turkey and its relationship with the world.  

“Maybe 95% of national media, especially newspapers and TV stations, are owned by media companies that are close to the government,” said Eylem Yanardağoğlu, an associate professor of New Media at Kadir Has University in Istanbul. “What we call ‘mainstream media’ has almost disappeared.” 

On any given newsstand in Turkey, a casual reader will find several national newspapers with various political bents. On TV, viewers can flip through multiple news channels, including CNN’s Turkish affiliate. It’s easy to get the impression that Turkey has a healthy, diverse media environment, but this does not reflect reality, Yanardağoğlu said. 

This media consolidation ramped up as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan began to crack down on political rivals after the Gezi Park protests in 2013. At the time, network TV stations famously showed nature documentaries to avoid covering the events. Journalists who did venture out to cover the protests suffered injuries by police and threats from government officials, according to Reporters Without Borders

Three years later, following a bloody coup attempt on July 15, 2016, media arrests reached a nadir. At least 81 journalists were jailed in retaliation for their work the highest number in any one country counted at any time, according to CPJ.

“Using your pen to serve international smear campaigns is not journalism,” Erdoğan claimed in 2017, after coming under fire for the number of reporters languishing in Turkish jails. 

Traditional media used to protect the public’s right to reliable information in Turkey, said Yanardağoğlu. Today, journalists who don’t toe the political line get pushed to alternative websites and social media, where the pay is lower, but there’s more freedom. 

“This is creating new debates: Whose job is it to tell the truth? And is it the truth?” 

Eylem Yanardağoğlu, Kadir Has University

“This is creating new debates: Whose job is it to tell the truth? And is it the truth?” Yanardağoğlu said. 

As Turkey’s digital news organizations jockey for flashy news that gets clicks, the reliability of online content suffers. Dedicated fact-checking organizations try to create some semblance of order, but it has become more challenging for everyday readers to discern truth from propaganda. Even a Turkish-language news service funded by the Russian government has attained a level of popularity, due to its ability to freely criticize Erdoğan. 

Outside the courthouse, a group of colleagues and supporters of journalists on trial stood in the sun under a banner that depicts portraits of the six arrested writers with a cartoon of pencils turned into cell bars. 

“Every single morning, believe me, you wake up at 4 in the morning listening to the door and wondering if [the police] are about to come to get you.” 

  Zafer Arapkirli, journalist

“Every single morning, believe me, you wake up at 4 in the morning listening to the door and wondering if [the police] are about to come to get you, said Zafer Arapkirli, a former BBC presenter who now hosts his own online news program. 

He wears a face mask with the phrase “susmayacağız” written over his mouth, which means “we will not be silent.” 

“I’ve been working as a journalist in this country for 43 years now. And we’ve gone through these sorts of stages … where journalists were … silenced, where all sorts of democratic institutions were … crushed. But in the end, democracy will win,” he said. “We believe in democracy.”

Reuters contributed to this report. 

Lee Brice – Songs In The Kitchen Lyrics

Songs in the kitchen
Playing on the radio
Coffee on the counter
Bacon frying on the stove
Billy Graham on TV
Mom and daddy kissing
Songs in the kitchen

Songs in the car
Fresh-pressed Sunday clothes
Momma putting on her make up
And daddy’s bible on the dashboard
Me and Louis in the back seat
Singing out of all our hearts
Songs in the car, yeah

All my dreams came true
My songs took me far away
Now I’m singing them every night
In these bright lights up on this stage
If you catch me close my eyes
Every now and then
To tell you the truth
I’m probably just missing

Songs in the kitchen
Songs in the car

Songs from the heart, yeah

Songs in the church
Choir a little out of tune
Preacher wiping his forehead
Us squirming in the pew
That old piano playing
Just as I am
Every time I sing every verse
Yeah, I wonder if I still can

All my dreams came true
My songs took me far away
Now I’m singing them every night
In these bright lights up on this stage
If you catch me close my eyes
Every now and then
To tell you the truth
I’m probably just missing

Songs in the kitchen
Songs in the car
Songs in the church
Songs from the heart
Songs in the kitchen
Oh, songs in the kitchen
Songs in the kitchen

Farmers become social media stars on Chinese TikTok

Farmers become social media stars on Chinese TikTok

Part of the appeal for Chinese urbanites is a peek into life in the countryside. But the promise of a bargain is also a draw.

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Just like in the US, TikTok in China is full of funny videos, odd challenges and its own brand of stars. Farmers are some of the most unlikely social media stars here, and they’re using their fame to sell their produce.

“It’s almost a more modern take on the old TV shopping.”

Mark Tanner, founder of China Skinny

“It’s almost a more modern take on the old TV shopping,” said Mark Tanner, the founder of China Skinny, a marketing research agency based in Shanghai.

Related: Racism against African Americans in China escalates amid coronavirus

In one video on TikTok, a farmer who goes by the name Northern Big Sis sits in her greenhouse and takes giant bites of the raw vegetables she grows on her farm. All of her videos are variations on this theme: She chomps her way through onions, garlic and other vegetables. The videos are strangely addictive. Viewers keep swiping just to find out what vegetables she’ll eat next.

A button above the video lets viewers buy the produce she’s marketing without even leaving the TikTok app, and in record time, boxes of fruit and vegetables are delivered straight to your doorstep.

Livestreaming is big business in China, and with everyone stuck at home earlier this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, companies large and small had a captive audience. Tanner said there was a 730% rise in brand livestreaming in February alone.

“It was already rising quite quickly; all of a sudden, with COVID [-19], it has just gone gangbusters,” he said.

He’s been surprised at how much of a hit the farmers have been. Millions of viewers tune in to watch them sell their produce.

“So, you’re getting a large number of these farmers that have all of a sudden become minicelebrities.”

Mark Tanner, founder of China Skinny

“So, you’re getting a large number of these farmers that have all of a sudden become minicelebrities.”

Related: Millennials in China reexamine their spending habits as economy recovers

Part of the appeal for Chinese urbanites is a peek into life in the countryside. But the promise of a bargain is also a draw.

“Chinese consumers, like any consumers, they love a deal. So, they’re getting this deal, and they’re getting entertained at the same time; so, it’s been incredibly popular.”

Some farmers are getting creative in how they hawk their wares.

One group of young farmers has a captive audience for their farming fashion shows on TikTok and Kuaishou, another livestreaming app. In each video, the Four Country Treasures, as they are known, strut down a red carpet laid out in the middle of a field in rural Guangxi Province, clothed in nothing but the food they sell. Garlic strands, bamboo leaves, handmade noodles, strings of chives and hot peppers — make for some silly and mouthwatering outfits. Accompanied by a laugh track and sound effects, the videos are fun to watch, and the products they’re selling are clickable — one day it’s homemade pickled turnips, the next day, fresh mangoes.

This new sales approach has helped a lot of farmers hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdown. That includes Yang Qin Feng who runs the 16-acre Mi Le family farm on the outskirts of Shanghai. His first attempt at livestreaming included a cooking demonstration on a makeshift stove in the middle of a field.

Yang says he wants to teach shoppers about where their food comes from.

“Livestreaming is a little bit like selling at the farmers’ market. Shoppers can communicate with us and see how we harvest, they can ask questions and we can answer. That way, the customers can see for themselves and they’re more likely to buy.”

Yang Qin Feng, Mi Le family farm

“Livestreaming is a little bit like selling at the farmers’ market,” he said. “Shoppers can communicate with us and see how we harvest, they can ask questions and we can answer. That way, the customers can see for themselves and they’re more likely to buy.”

Related: China sends new message about centuries-old chopstick tradition

Yang’s broadcast worked on Rong Wei, a shopper who lives in the center of Shanghai. She was fascinated to learn how Manchurian wild rice, known as jiaobai, actually grows and she wound up buying some — along with eggs and chicken to give to her friends.

“Watching him explain his farming process made us want to eat the crops,” she said. “The jiaobai looked delicious. There was a bit of educational value, too.”

So, will growers around the world take up livestreaming like Chinese farmers have? Tanner thinks their success can’t be easily replicated.

Related: Canadian activists say they’re being targeted by China

“Chinese people are much more engaged with digital and particularly e-commerce, and they adopt new technologies faster than anyone, and they also have incredibly well-integrated payment systems,” he said.

It’s unlikely this trend will catch on in the West with quite the same speed. But in China, farmers have already become influencers. 

Linoskiii – Hiatus Lyrics (feat. Madd Mary & Crude Cognitive)

[Verse 1: Linoskiii]
They seem to ask me why I don’t release quite often
Why take forever to put out a single project?
And if I did, you probably won’t buy it
Cos you think that ten bucks is too much for something I put time in
Work on your albums for a course of a couple years
And people think it’s not worth your blood, sweat, and tears
It doesn’t phase me, I let these people be
That’s why i make this motherf-f EP for free
Cos I don’t think that you should pay if you don’t think it’s worth it
Plus, I always have to break bread with people that are worthless
Which I don’t mind, but in the end, nobody’s profiting
Just hoping that you people share my music for marketing
Cos I ain’t got a big-ass fan base like some do
And if you stuck around this long, just know that Lino loves you
Sorry for lagging on the music, hope you understand
I’m busy with my life right now, trying to be a man

[Verse 2: Madd Mary]
Peace to my lawyers, listeners, chiefs, supporters
Those that stayed in my corner I lay it for ya
I disappeared for a hot minute, cos like you I gotta pay the mortgage

Just know that I’m not ignoring ya
Believe me, it’s not as easy as it seems
Trying to put food on the table while chasing dreams
An emcee, and ever since I was a tween, so I hustle
Stay laced in these sixteens
But in the back of my mind, I know that everybody wants something for free
But if you digging the music, would it kill you to buy a CD?
Cos you don’t seem to have a problem putting a G down on a brand new TV
So don’t ask me why I cancelled all my visuals like a Sinio
I’m at the top of my voice, but y’all don’t hear me, though
But I still write this right aside what’s a [?]
Before my demise

[Verse 3: Crude Cognitive]
Not a hiatus, I just needed time to reconnect
Lucky I got fans that stuck when other people left
Just understand I hold standards to every single breathe
I’m always making sure I lay these beats to rest
People will pay if they love it, that’s what I’m hoping now
Been trying to find a way to find a promise, so I hold it down
Plus I try to scribble until y’all feel what I’ve been through

Amirsaysnothing – Victory Loves Company Lyrics (feat. Slug)

[Verse 1: AmirSaysNothing]
Top to bottom
Break em, got em’
Everyday is solve a dollar
Gotta problem, Saul will call him
I don’t even speak tomorrow
When i make a dozen, they gon’ take it, government
Break ya back, but I don’t take that f*ck em’
Life without but I dont complain
Cousins, Got ya back but that don’t make me buzzin’
Watch the shit bounce
Lift ya feet and get em’ off the couch
Ain’t gone beat the game at the house
Know I speak a lot, they quiet that’s a mouse
I ain’t gotta pay the price, but it’s cheap
Give respect and get it, can’t compete
Ima walking peace treaty and they flock
When the trunk knock, from block to overseas

[Hook]
Watch me dance to it all alone
Another day, say what’s going on? (Yeah)
Wanna kick it and I’m always gone
A known unknown so I ain’t going home (Yeah)
My Babygirl say, “whats going on?”
And what the f*ck is Prollie going wrong (Yeah)
Ya Charge me up, I’m just another loan
A known unknown but i ain’t going long

[Verse 2: AmirSaysNothing]
Run that back
Wanna live a life that’s that fat?

Wanna keep a mess then that’s that
Live like twice, ain’t that strapped
I’ma get that scratch, im’a “save that money”
Laugh at all, nothing make me flinch
She bark all day and i don’t get that shit
Can’t take none from me I’m all f*ck dat shii
Always catch me in the whip
Top down where I got that shit
TV deck I’ll watch it if it flip
And I’m rolling back when i take a hit
What’s really good? trying to speak?
Ain’t that hard if ya trying reach
I’m so high now I’m trying to find a peak
Pass the phone i gotta dial and beep

[Hook]

[Verse 3:] Slug
Hello
I was half asleep, in the passenger seat
Of my daddy’s caprice, when I was havin’ this dream
I don’t remember where we were but that don’t matter to me
It’s when I opened my eyes and saw the branches and leaves
Both sides of this wind shield grimey
But the sunshine still tryin to spill through and fine me
Abandon the crutches and bleed through the bandage
Dab a little on the brush and leave it on the canvas

[Hook]

Allan Sherman – Calculatus Eliminatus Lyrics

The Fish: Very well then, Dr. Calculatus, find it and eliminatus yourself

The Cat in the Hat: I shall indeed

The Cat in the Hat: When you’ve mislaid a certain something, keep your cool and don’t get hot. Calculatus eliminatus is the best friend that you’ve got

Calculatus eliminatus always helps an awful lot

The way to find a missing something is to find out where it’s not

It isn’t here. I’ll mark this “X.” It isn’t there. I’ll mark that “Y.” It isn’t underneath the apple. Mark the apple “HKI.”

Conrad: It isn’t in this keyhole

Sally: It isn’t on my knee

The Cat in the Hat: Mark the keyhole “K-300.” Mark the knee “5-7-B.”

We just jot down all the places where it isn’t and gee whiz–very shortly we will locate where the missing object is

Conrad: (spoken) It isn’t here

The Cat in the Hat: 842-J

Sally: It isn’t there

The Cat in the Hat: F-607–You can mark the piano “22,000-decimal point-11.”

Sally: It isn’t in the icebox

Conrad: It’s not on this TV

The Cat in the Hat: That’s strange

The Cat in the Hat: Icebox: 0-2-4 1/2. TV: 1,000,003

When you mislaid a certain something, keep your cool, don’t go to pot

The Cat in the Hat and Kids: Calculatus eliminatus is the best friend that you’ve got

Kids: Calculatus eliminatus always helps an awful lot

The Cat in the Hat: The way to find a missing something

The Cat in the Hat and Kids: Is to find out where it’s not

The Fish: Look at this house!

The Fish: Look at this! Look at that! This uncouth, barbaric, pompestuous lout! He should not be here when their mother is out!

Lu & Robertinho – Contagem Regressiva Lyrics

Too much light in this window
Don’t wake me up
Only coffee no sugar inside my cup
Too much light in this window
Don’t wake me up
Only coffee no sugar inside my cup
If I wake and u here still gimme a kiss
I was in this dreamin about to lips

Don’t wake me up, up, up, up, up
Don’t wake me up, up, up, up, up
Don’t wake me up, up, up, up, up
Don’t wake me up
Don’t wake me
Don’t wake me up
Don’t wake me up

Meu amor
Olha no relógio como o tempo está passando
O sol brilhando, aos poucos vai se afastando
A ligação falhando, quase não te ouço mais
No celular

Meu amor
Olha só o que estão falando na TV
Preciso te encontrar antes de anoitecer
Pra te contar os meus segredos
Olhar em seus olhos
E te abraçar

Se o mundo acabar, eu vou estar contigo

Não precisa chorar, pode contar comigo
Não tenha medo, sempre estarei ao seu lado
A te proteger

Um minuto bem vivido vale uma vida
Aperta a minha mão, contagem regressiva
Mata meu desejo, só quero fazer
Amor com você

Seja o que Deus quiser
Em vez da gente chorar, nós vamos sorrir
Em vez da gente sofrer, nós vamos curtir
Tudo tem um fim, mas pode acreditar
O meu amor por você nunca vai acabar

Em vez da gente chorar, nós vamos sorrir
Em vez da gente sofrer, nós vamos curtir
Tudo tem um fim, mas pode acreditar
O meu amor por você nunca vai acabar

Don’t wake me up
Don’t wake me up
Don’t wake me up
Don’t wake me up, up, up, up, up
Don’t wake me up
Don’t wake me

YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Bout My Business Lyrics

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[Intro: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
Hello?
Pawpaw
Huh?
Whatchu doin’?
I’m just tryna watch TV, TV watchin’ me
Haha, whole lotta nothin’
I miss you
I miss you too, man
Aren’t you supposed to be comin’ to, um, Southern, for a concert now?
Yeah, I’ll see you there
I’ma be there, when is it? On the twenty-eighth or twenty-sixth?
It’s one of them days, I’ma make sure you know
I love you, though, I was tryna make sure I talk to you
Okay, I’m glad you called, man, glad you called
I love you, Pawpaw
I love you too
Slime
Alright, man
(Ooh, ah)
(Ooh, ah)

[Chorus: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
I just bought a brand-new bezel
For to make the hard times look pretty
And I came up straight up from the block
I watched my grandpa save pennies
I wish my grandma was right here standin’ on side of me
Had to go through sad times to get it
And I know my son’s gon’ be aight, we all gon’ be aight
‘Cause I came ’bout my business

[Verse 1: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
Let go my past, I’m movin’ on, everything new, ain’t nothin’ old
Put in just way too many costs, and I just bought myself a home
I still can’t think why anybody would just leave me
Pistol sparkin’, tryna drill these pussies out where I see
How the fuck you want me, but you hide me?
I’ma head home ’cause now you way up out of my league
Would get you tatted so just like her, you’ll stand on side me
Dreams through the storm, I hope a smile always what kind see
Fail to see your greatness once they blind me
And that nigga must ain’t poppin’ it off, you talkin’ that shit on Twitter
I’ma stay my dog ass in my ways, steady screamin’, “Fuck a nigga”
My mama cars ain’t never had AC ever since I was little
Thank God every card I got in my pocket hold at least one million

[Chorus: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
I just bought a brand-new bezel
For to make the hard times look pretty
And I came up straight up from the block
I watched my grandpa save pennies
I wish my grandma was right here standin’ on side of me
Had to go through sad times to get it
And I know my son’s gon’ be aight, we all gon’ be aight
‘Cause I came ’bout my business

[Verse 2: Sherhonda Gaulden]
You see, I’m always with Kentrell, but I rep behind the scenes
I love my baby boy, he the wind beneath my wings
CT Lee and lil’ Kendell, man, he give them anything
See, your star up in the sky, but see, our star, she on our team
I’m sleepin’ through the day because I’m livin’ out my dream
And my mama on his side, she the angel on the scene
He goin’ to the top because he win by any means
He married to this shit, he bought hisself a wedding ring

[Chorus: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
I just bought a brand-new bezel
For to make the hard times look pretty
And I came up straight up from the block
I watched my grandpa save pennies
I wish my grandma was right here standin’ on side of me
Had to go through sad times to get it
And I know my son’s gon’ be aight, we all gon’ be aight
‘Cause I came ’bout my business

Quando Rondo – Letter To My Daughter Lyrics

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[Intro]
[?], [?] got the beats
Oooh-oh-oooh-ooh
Oooh-oh-oooh-ooh

[Chorus]
I rededicate my whole heart to you, girl
You’re the only one know how I feel
Run it up to just buy the whole world
I don’t care if it cost a hunnid mill’
Want you to know you the only one
Made me change the way that I live
As a child, promise you’ll have fun
Ain’t gotta worry ’bout a dollar bill

[Verse]
Bought a king size crib for my baby
Right by you, I’ma lay there
Tell you some stories ’bout how your mama drive me crazy
Crazy that your baby ridin’ ’round in a Maybach
Tellin’ “no” to you, baby I’d never say that
Take you to the corner where I used to get paid back
My heart got torn you are the one can replace that
That you were born I wish I couldn’t go replace that
She gon’ tell me she love me no one got at you
Even though am new a Rondo coming back to you
Got a key to my heart it was as flat as blue
Keep a G from the start [?]
When I walk inside the door, she gon’ notice me
I’ma tell about the days they ain’t notice me
I can play in your loyal jodeci
You got your name from overseas
We don’t do plain jane, get her new VVs
Let her watch the horror on a big TV
By the way I go up she never see
In the shower with your mama got her privacy
She like the way the car crack up, vroom, ride
It done precise in my heart
Brand new Rolex when you turn 5
You don’t no man, no am by your side

[Chorus]
I rededicate my whole heart to you, girl
You’re the only one know how I feel
Run it up to just buy the whole world
I don’t care if it cost a hunnid mill’
Want you to know you the only one
Made me change the way that I live
As a child, promise you’ll have fun
Ain’t gotta worry ’bout a dollar bill

[Bridge]
You know I’ma dedicate my life to you baby girl
You know it’s just me you and these two double cups
Listen up, its a true story baby girl

[Verse]
Bigger, swear I can’t wait ’til she is bigger
Every touch quite that this girl getting bigger
M’fckn all the blues, you can call out fuck the fake ass
I’ma do wherever just to make you smile
Search for you like a thousand miles
Wouldn’t catch no tear come down my eye
Girl you my gift, my winning prize
And I’ma say, say ain’t save the world
I have to speak the truth before I tell you lies
If ever they fuck with you I swear they gonna die
I don’t wanna lie, I just wanna free my child
Before I’ma dedicate it, am eventuated
Do anything just to see my girl situated
I’m sorry I got in this situation
I’ma blame it on the lean and the liquor baby

[Chorus]
I rededicate my whole heart to you, girl
You’re the only one know how I feel
Run it up to just buy the whole world
I don’t care if it cost a hunnid mill’
Want you to know you the only one
Made me change the way that I live
As a child, promise you’ll have fun
Ain’t gotta worry ’bout a dollar bill

She like the way the car crack up, vroom, ride
I dedicate my life to you girl

[Outro]
I rededicate my whole heart to you, girl
You’re the only one know how I feel
Run it up to just buy the whole world
I don’t care if it cost a hunnid mill’
Want you to know you the only one
Made me change the way that I live
As a child, promise you’ll have fun
Ain’t gotta worry ’bout a dollar bill

Kreayshawn – Not My Job Lyrics

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[Intro]
It’s not my job
No, that’s not my job
It’s not my job
No, that’s not my job

[Verse 1]
Dre rock the jewelry with the clear stones
And get on a bitch head like some headphones
I’m finna spit it with a clear tone
Get your attention
The biggest thing since the TV invention
Dope as Zoloft, a big shot, a show off
Plus, I’m a big pimp, I get tore off
Fuck a good job, ho, she need a good jaw
To sell BJs ’til her mouth get raw
I’m from the California coast, beaches and bridges
Hit the cock, get ghost, I’m not sleeping with bitches
I got a Cougnut, sitting on wires
On vogues, bitch, not Michelin tires
Man, I’m bigger than life, I do it Magnum
And ’bout these broke bitches, I’m through with having ’em
Dre bogard, and he shove and he push
And start a war for nothing like G.W. Bush

[Chorus]
I can bust you a rap, but anything else, it’s not my job
I’ll peel your cap back, but anything else, it’s not my job
I’ll get you for racks, but anything else, it’s not my job
I’ll make you a slap, but anything else, it’s not my job

[Verse 2]
Bitch gonna ask me to come grocery shop
I told her straight up like this, no siree Bob
That’s not my job, oh, I don’t do that
I’m a pimp slash rapper, I thought you knew that
And where your dude at? Should I serve him the news
And let him know he’s finna walk in some brand new shoes?
Oh, random fool, gotta watch thyself
And one false move and can’t stop thyself
Sometimes I’m not myself, I’m not a man
I’m a rockstar, in another band
I’m the man with the plan in his hands
And soon, we all playing in sand
‘Cause my estimations and calculations
And all the money made off The Rompalation
I’m finna get digits like a license plate
And shit on these midgets, bitch, I can’t wait

[Chorus]
I can bust you a rap, but anything else, it’s not my job
I’ll peel your cap back, but anything else, it’s not my job
I’ll get you for racks, but anything else, it’s not my job
I’ll make you a slap, but anything else, it’s not my job

Camila Cabello – My Oh My Lyrics

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[Chorus: Camila Cabello]
They say he likes a good time (My oh my)
He comes alive at midnight (Every night)
My mama doesn’t trust him (My oh my)
He’s only here for one thing, but (So am I)

[Verse 1: Camila Cabello]
Yeah, a little bit older, a black leather jacket
A bad reputation, insatiable habits
He was onto me, one look and I couldn’t breathe, yeah
I said, if he kissed me, I might let it happen (Oh)

[Pre-Chorus: Camila Cabello]
I swear on my life that I’ve been a good girl (Oh)
Tonight, I don’t wanna be her

[Chorus: Camila Cabello & DaBaby]
They say he likes a good time (My oh my)
He comes alive at midnight (Every night)
My mama doesn’t trust him (My oh my)
He’s only here for one thing, but (Let’s go, so am I)

[Verse 2: DaBaby & Camila Cabello]
Look, I’m the type to make her turn on her daddy (Oh yeah)
DaBaby make her forget what she learned from her daddy
I don’t be tripping on lil’ shawty, I let her do whatever she please
I don’t be kissing on lil’ shawty, she don’t be kissing on me either
She came with you, then left with me
I went up a point, let’s call it even (Yeah, yeah)
Don’t like the car she in, gon’ end up buyin’ her a new Bimmer (Let’s go)
That girl know what she want, she make me take it off when she see me (Let’s go)
She say I make her wet whenever my face pop up on TV
I had to say, “No disrespect, gotta do it safe or you can keep it”
Pop star, I’m fresh up out the trap and I’m going Bieber
She know I’m a call away, she can drop a pin and I’d come meet her
Stand next to me, you gon’ end up catchin’ a fever (Yeah, yeah)
I’m hot

[Pre-Chorus: Camila Cabello]
I swear on my life that I’ve been a good girl (Good girl, good girl)
Tonight, I don’t wanna be her

[Chorus: Camila Cabello]
They say he likes a good time (My oh my)
He comes alive at midnight (Every time)
(He comes alive, oh every night)
My mama doesn’t trust him (My oh my)
He’s only here for one thing, but (So am I)

[Bridge: Camila Cabello]
My, my, my, my, my oh my
My mama doesn’t trust you, baby
My, my, my, my, my oh my
And my daddy doesn’t know you, no
My, my, my, my, my oh my (Oh my, my, my, my, my)
My, my, my, my, my oh my (My, my, my, ooh)

[Chorus: Camila Cabello]
They say he likes a good time (My oh my)
He comes alive at midnight (Every night)
My mama doesn’t trust him (My oh my)
He’s only here for one thing, but (So am I)

Robbie Williams – Yeah! It’s Christmas Lyrics

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[Verse 1]
There’s twinkle lights
And colored balls
And holly bells
To deck the halls
But the turkey’s burnt
All those arguments
Oh, it’s Christmas
With neighbors Bob
And Betty here
The folks you see
But once a year
Eatin’ all my food
Drinkin’ all my beer
Yeah, it’s Christmas

[Chorus]
The red-suited, bearded, fat, man is on his way
But all I get is socks and bills to pay
‘Cause we’re celebratin’ Christmas

[Verse 2]
And paper hats
And in a heap
And cracker kings
Are sound asleep
And the TV’s on
But it all repeats
Yeah, it’s Christmas

[Chorus]
The red, cheap, jolly, fat, guy’s on his sleigh
Oh, we’re in debt, but there’s a year to pay
‘Til we’re celebratin’ Christmas

[Outro]
All hush falls on
The neighborhood
Kinda like
We knew it would
All is calm
All is good
Yeah, it’s Christmas

James Arthur – Quite Miss Home Lyrics

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[Verse 1]
I’m in the kitchen while you smoke outside
You’re careful not to let the smoke inside
I always tell you it’s poison
But I know it helps you take the edge off the day
We get a drink before it’s closing time
The one on High Street with the blinking sign
All of these memories feel poignant
I won’t be there to see the snow melt away

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh-oh-oh
Yeah, I been gone on business
I gotta make some money
I really feel the distance

[Chorus]
And I quite miss home
And I miss you telling me to leave my shoes at the door
‘Cause you just swept the floor and the dirt drives you crazy
Yeah, I quite miss home
‘Cause it feels like poetry
When the rain falls down on the window
While you’re in my arms and we’re watching the TV
Yeah, I quite miss home
Yeah, I quite miss home

[Verse 2]
I smell you cooking from the living room
And then I tell you that I love your food
I know it doesn’t come easy
But you know it reminds me where I’m from

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh-oh-oh
I’m in another city
I got nobody with me
And it just really hit me

[Chorus]
That I quite miss home
And I miss you telling me to leave my shoes at the door
‘Cause you just swept the floor and the dirt drives you crazy
Yeah, I quite miss home
‘Cause it feels like poetry
And the rain falls down on the window
While you’re in my arms and we’re watching the TV
Yeah, I quite miss home
Yeah, I quite miss home

[Outro]
And I quite miss home
Yeah, I miss you telling me to leave my shoes at the door
‘Cause you just swept the floor and the dirt drives you crazy
Oh, I just miss home
‘Cause it feels like poetry
As the rain falls down on the window
While you’re in my arms and we’re watching the TV
Oh, I miss home
Yeah, I quite miss home
Oh, I quite miss home
Yeah
Yeah, I quite miss home

Wale – Set You Free Lyrics

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[Intro: Wale]
Picture that, a black man learning to love himself
Wow, that’s crazy right?
Yo, yo

[Verse: Wale]
My highs, lows, my darks, lights
Couple of hoes, but no love life
I’m ashamed of the person that I’m becoming, see
Mind racing, too tired to chase a woman
How could you ever love me?
My attention is never yours, it’s never on me
And I respect you, of course, I hate to see you cry
But I’m the reason why, shorty
I’m Jekyll, I’m Hyde, I can’t even lie
Everybody want that crazy love
Until they find a crazy one, yeah
Yesterday, I’m in your face a lot
Then boom, I ain’t sayin’ none
I’m drinking more to think less, it’s true
Liquor become a crutch, can’t stand next to you, no
Self-loathing is my addiction amongst
Other things I don’t mention ’cause you be itchin’ to judge
It’s love, it’s overrated and underrated because
It seem like a placebo when it be done
I see myself on the TV, I’m unimpressed
You think you love me, but I don’t love me or, hol’ up, man
Because it seem like a placebo when it be done
I see myself on the TV, I’m unimpressed
You think you love me but I don’t love me enough
Woah, woah, woah
Love, love, love

[Chorus: Kelly Price]
If you believe
You just believe and you will receive
Love sets you free (Love sets you free, yeah)
It’s the only thing that’s (Love sets you free)
Gonna take you out (Oh yeah, oh)
If you believe, yeah (Yeah, yeah, oh-oh)
You gotta believe, you gotta believe, love (Oh)
That’s what you need (Judge you for real)
I believe it’s gonna take you through it

[Post-Chorus: Wale]
My highs, lows, my dark, lights
Couple of hoes, but no love life
My highs, lows, my dark, lights
Couple of hoes, but no love life
Love, love, love, love
Love, love, love

[Outro: Kelly Price]
Love sets you free, yeah
I wanna be set free
Love, come and set me free
Let me take you higher (Hey, oh no, yeah)
‘Cause I believe (If you believe)
You will receive, yeah yeah
Woah, mmm, oh
Oh, oh, love, love

Ruel – Don’t Cry Lyrics

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[Verse 1]
You’ve been on and on again
And this time, I’m not listening
It’s been minutes since we’ve spoken last
Already talking to my friends
You can’t admit it that you lied, that I lied
Yeah, I’ve been upset, but I’ve tried, tried, I have tried
But boys don’t cry

[Verse 2]
You’ve been writing novels
I’m the inbox to your problems every weekday
We don’t talk much in real life
We fake fight and that’s all we do, do
But if it’s over, then it’s over
Doesn’t have to be a TV drama
If it’s over, then it’s over

[Verse 3]
You’ve been off and on again
I’ve always been your therapist
And you can’t say anymore, oh yeah
You’ve lost the right to be my friend
I know you’re drinking every night, night, night, night
Yeah I’ve been upset, but I’ve tried, tried, I have tried, oh

[Chorus]
But if it’s over, then it’s over
Doesn’t have to be a teenage drama
If it’s over, then it’s over
If it’s over, then it’s over
Doesn’t have to be a TV drama
If it’s over, then it’s over
But boys don’t cry
No, boys don’t

[Outro]
If it’s over, then it’s over
You don’t have to go and make this harder
If it’s over, then it’s over

Post Malone – A Thousand Bad Times Lyrics

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[Intro]
Yeah, oh, whoa, ooh
Yeah, yeah

[Verse 1]
Said you needed a ride, but you wanted my car
Without that face, girl, you wouldn’t get far
I really like you, despite who you are, oh (Who you are)
You see me on TV, you know I’m a star
You say you don’t know me, but I know that’s false
I’ll pay the price, girl, whatever that cost, oh (What it cost?)

[Pre-Chorus]
You make my life so hard
But that’s what gets me off

[Chorus]
I had a thousand bad times
So what’s another time to me? (What’s that to me, yeah)
You try to burn my house down
But what’s another house to me? (What’s that to me, yeah)
‘Cause I can take anything that you give me (What you give me)
It’s gonna take a lot more to kill me, bitch
So thank you for the grave (Yeah)
I needed me a place to sleep (Place to sleep)

[Verse 2]
And I don’t wanna meet your mama (No)
She prolly crazier than you (She prolly crazier than you)
I’m gonna need some thicker armor (Armor)
To spend another night with you (And on and on and on)
Baby, I know just what to do
Every time you fuck me over, I’ll come back to you
Baby, I don’t want to know the truth (Know the truth)
I ignore them when they tell me all the shit you do (Shit you do)
I always get my heart broke like I needed the practice (Needed)
Foot on my throat ’til my world is collapsin’ (Damn)
But this what I chose, it’s the law of attraction, yeah (Attraction)
(And on and on and on)

[Pre-Chorus]
You make my life so hard (So hard, so hard)
But that’s what gets me off

[Chorus]
I had a thousand bad times
So what’s another time to me? (So what’s that to me, yeah)
You try to burn my house down
But what’s another house to me? (So what’s that to me, yeah)
‘Cause I can take anything that you give me (What you give me)
It’s gonna take a lot more to kill me, bitch (Kill me)
So thank you for the grave (Yeah)
I needed me a place to sleep (Place to sleep)

[Bridge]
I should get out, but I still want more
I should get out, what am I waitin’ for?
It’s all the same to me, it’s all a game to me
It’s all the same to me, it’s all the same

[Chorus]
I had a thousand bad times
So what’s another time to me? (What’s that to me)
You try to burn my house down
But what’s another house to me? (What’s that to me)
‘Cause I can take anything that you give me (What you give me)
It’s gonna take a lot more to kill me, bitch (Kill me)
So thank you for the grave (Yeah)
I needed me a place to sleep (Place to sleep)
We go there, oh

BONES – Knock On Wood Lyrics

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[Verse 1]
I’m like a well-oiled, money-making lyric machine
It’s only beautiful things in life I quietly see
I admire the things that life silently brings
With little effort on my part, I acquired the means
Ain’t grow tired of blades, so watch how you come up to me
I yellow tape you then hastefully say there’s nothing to see
Do enough for the rain
Had up to here with the sleet
The game without me’s like the me without the ambition in me
The world itchin’ to see what SESH gon’ do next
It’s like a mission to me to be a stress-free mess
No one’s speaking to me
I’ve been turned on to many times
Like, what you see on the TV
Too many lies being told to my face
Like I’ve been shipped down a dead end
And this rapping [?] a waste
But I escaped, just by the skin of my teeth
Still got the heart of a peasant
I got the music of king
What?
SESH
Greaf

[Chorus]
Blind shades, brighter days, you know what you mean to me
Darker hues, I feel used
I don’t know what you see in me
I thought I told you that we won’t stop
I thought I told you that we won’t stop
I thought I told you that we won’t stop
I thought I told you that we won’t stop

[Verse 2]
The syllable killer, the illest of villains
I’m banana clip peelin’, if you tryna get near me
I got the MP with me and the Desert Eagle near me
Even if you found me sleeping
One sound and I’m up tweaking
I’m shooting at the wall, hoping that you fall
Screaming nothing at all, and hooping at the park
Like it’s just light work, but I’m ’bout to make it dark
It’s imminent when I spark, bullseye every target
You better plan on ending it, if you plan to start shit
I’m shooting up to Mars in the death star ship
I take it to different lengths, I bless and I pocket tanks
I’m good like no thanks, I brought my own things
Resources by the vault, I purchase no matter costs
I can say a whole lot without even having to talk

[Chorus]
Blind shades, brighter days, you know what you mean to me
Darker hues, I feel used
I don’t know what you see in me
I thought I told you that we won’t stop
I thought I told you that we won’t stop
I thought I told you that we won’t stop
I thought I told you that we won’t stop

Rick Ross – Fascinated Lyrics

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[Intro]
Such a cloudy day, uh
Help  me‚ Lord
Yeah 
Oh‚ Lord
Oh‚ Lord
Hold  ya head, nigga
Hold  ya head, nigga
Lord‚ Lord
Oh,  Lord
What’s a hundred grand to a young nigga?
My dog doin’ twenty as a young nigga
I’m prayin’ for his son, he’s a young nigga
Strapped  with my gun as a young nigga

[Verse 1]
Hundred round‚ nigga, hangin’ out a Chevrolet (Huh)
Just a young nigga tryna see my fuckin’ pay (Ahh)
My daddy caught a bus, never lookin’ back
Got me standin’ in the rain, first fifty pack (Woo)
It’s never been the same, now I’m gettin’ stacks
Tattooed names on a nigga back (Black)
Rest in peace, nigga, to my lil’ niggas (‘Nut)
Rest in peace, dyin’ as a lil’ nigga (P-Nut)
Buried like a soldier, he’s a true nigga (P-Nut)
Throw the flag on his casket, he’s a true nigga (P-Nut)
You pussy niggas talkin’ like you knew niggas
Young niggas, y’all some new niggas

[Chorus]
Candy paint fascinate a young nigga (Huh)
Gold watches fascinate a young nigga (Huh)
Fine bitches fascinate a young nigga (Yeah)
They just wanna assassinate a young nigga (Woo)

[Verse 2]
They wanna give you five (Five), wanna give you ten (Ten)
Fifteen (Fifteen), send you back again (Damn)
Gave my dog life, said he was a killa (Killa)
Conspiracy for me ’cause I run with dealers (Whoa)
Gave a nigga thirty, he converted Muslim (Inshallah)
Top down, nigga, got them bitches lookin’ (Inshallah)
Real nigga, Gs on my belt buckle (Huh)
Huggin’ on my mama ’cause niggas don’t love ya (I love ya)
Cold pistol, nigga, cold bullets (I love ya)
Shout out to my dog, he gon’ pull it
I put that on my soul, that’s on everythang
I put that on my soul, that’s on everythang (Maybach Music)

[Chorus]
Candy paint fascinate a young nigga (Huh)
TV fascinate a young nigga (Huh)
Yella hoes fascinate a young nigga
Hey, hey

[Verse 3]
I be cryin’ in my car, nigga
Nightmares of dyin’ in my car, nigga (I ain’t lyin’)
I just wanna stack my meatloaf
I just wanna keep my heat close (I got it)
I heard a nigga killed his self
I heard a nigga killed his self
I’ma ride ’til it’s all gone
Uh, I’ma ride ’til it’s all gone
Rest in peace to the trill
Rest in peace to the real
Straight from me, nigga will
And believe me, a nigga will

[Interlude]
Oh
Maybach Music
Oh
Whoa
I know you goin’ through some thangs, nigga
I got chills goin’ up my arm
My nigga gone

[Verse 4]
Pussy nigga, I’m independent
Pussy nigga, I want every pendant
Keep your business, keep your phones, nigga
I’m tryna do my own, nigga
Keep them pussy-boys from ’round me, nigga (Oh Lord)
Keep all pussy-boys from ’round me, nigga (Please, Jesus)
Keep all pussy-boys from ’round me, nigga (Please, Jesus)
I’m scared, these pussy-boys surroundin’, nigga
I’m so real, I’m so real
I’m so real, I’m so real
I feel alone, nigga, all alone (I’m so alone)
I feel alone, nigga, all alone

[Chorus]
Candy paint fascinate a young nigga (Young nigga)
Gold watches fascinate a young nigga (I got ’em all)
Fine bitches fascinate a young nigga (I want ’em all)
They just wanna assassinate a young nigga

[Post-Chorus]
What’s a hundred grand to a young nigga?
My dog doin’ twenty as a young nigga
I’m prayin’ for his son, he’s a young nigga
Strapped with my gun as a young nigga

[Chorus]
Candy paint fascinate a young nigga
Gold watches fascinate a young nigga
Fine bitches fascinate a young nigga
They just wanna assassinate a young nigga

Jaden – Riot Lyrics

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[Chorus]
I can’t breathe when you’re not with me
Say your body on fleek, but I need to see
Girl, this an odyssey
All these problems in these sheets
Girl, said you’d never leave
But I never would believe, girl

[Verse 1]
‘Cause I can’t breathe when you’re not with me
Girl, hottest in the street, need to turn off your TV, girl
I took too many shots and they all get it now
I shot all of the cops, yeah, they ain’t dealing with us
That was six o’clock but I had to call myself in, on the run
Lil’ mama, she was done, she couldn’t deal with the grudge
Your parents didn’t mind, explain your love
Need to feel more touch, let the windows roll up
Let my niggas roll up, then we all roll up, oh

[Verse 2]
Though I fucking told ya, ooh
ERYS with the soldiers, ooh
No Land Rovers, ooh
‘Bout to call Elon Musk
Going nuts in the club
Six blunts, six ****
Got umbrellas in the cloud, ooh
In case they tryna keep up, ooh
They face looks stuck
They face fake as fuck
And my girl caked up
Wearing no make up, ooh

[Verse 3]
It’s a vibe, it’s a vibe, it’s a vibe
Hypnotized by the moon and the sky
I just flew in from the six, no lie
Hit a swish we ain’t even have to try
Man, okay, pull up to the party, put the party on a wave
And I got the posse with me, partners and the gang
Niggas said we playing but we do a lot of things
Know your boy J got a seven tier race
Diamonds too Dubai, sipping fly, same same
Get it every time and we try same-same
Teaspoon of vision make the pain go away
Got a beef with a nigga, please just say it to my face

[Non-Lyrical Vocal Interlude]

[Chorus]
I can’t breathe when you’re not with me
Say your body on fleek, but I need to see
Girl, this an odyssey
All these problems in these sheets
Girl, said you’d never leave
But I never would believe, girl

[Breakdown]
I can’t breathe when you’re not with me
Man, you’re out this world
[? 3:19]

[Verse 4]
Label called said they want a hit, I give a fuck
Got some demons on my chest, I gotta get ’em off
Say you want no problems you not even in no pub
When it’s night out you’ve been talking
When you wouldn’t know when it’s dark

[Outro]
We’re lost, we’re lost, we’re lost, we’re low
When I’m with you, you make me feel at home
I care about you so much more than you know
I’m calling girl, but you don’t answer the phone
I’m falling girl, my life is dominoes

Pouya – Talk to Me Before I Die Lyrics

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[Verse 1: Pouya]
It’s hard to feel, easy to kill, hard to deal, easy to give up
Hard to build, easy to break down
[?] put my feet up in the [?]
[?] in my tank top
And I can’t stop and I can’t move
When I wake up and I break up
And I say stuff I was never meant to say to they, like
I realized that I demonized you when I blamed my problems on you
It was always me, I’m uncomfortable in my skin when I’m not with you
I feel like I’m walkin’ in circles, what’s my purpose?
Brand new [?] and purses
Beggin’ my baby “don’t hurt me like I hurt you,” yuh

[Chorus: CUCO & Pouya]
Send to me a lullaby, talk to me before I die
[?] my emotions, I’m so sick from all the notion
And ending is so easy, maybe I’ll end up on TV
I can’t seem to find the meaning
I can’t seem to find the meaning
I wanna feel alive, I do it to these lies, I do
I look at you and tell you that I feel alright
Don’t wanna hurt this way, do I deserve to stay?
Do my apologies mean anything to you today? (Yuh)

[Verse 2: Pouya]
It’s hard to feel alive
It’s easy to wanna die
It’s hard to look at my reflection
Easy to grip that Smith N’ Wesson
Easy to fuck that bitch, no question
Easy to get my dick hard
It’s easy to get real pissed off
It’s hard to quit my day job
It’s easy to pop pills, get meals
Get fucked up tucked under covers
Never leaving my dojo where I stay solo
Where I feel safest and I’m less anxious
Begging for someone to save me
‘Cause most of the homies around me forsake me, lately
Creepin’ on me when the sun go down, so shaded
No surprise it don’t faze me, yuh

[Chorus: CUCO]
Send to me a lullaby, talk to me before I die
[?] my emotions, I’m so sick from all the notion
And ending is so easy, maybe I’ll end up on TV
I can’t seem to find the meaning
I can’t seem to find the meaning
I wanna feel alive, I do it to these lies, I do
I look at you and tell you that I feel alright
Don’t wanna hurt this way, do I deserve to stay?
Do my apologies mean anything to you today?

Lil Nas X – Kick It Lyrics

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[Intro]
Bizness Boi

[Chorus]
Run to, to me, for three
See, if you need weed, get it from me
It’s good
See if you want it, Nas, I got it, nigga, we should go and kick it
See you on the move, but we was cool, now don’t forget it
Oh come, get weed from me
It’s good

[Verse 1]
Now you all over the place
Sexy, yeah, I see your face
You just the nigga these days
My brother showed me your wave
Seen you on the TV, heard that Billboard took your chartin’ place
Heard your snippets on IG, man, tell me what’s the droppin’ dates
My big sister love you nigga, you the G.O.A.T., my uncle say
New pack just came in, my nigga, this that cookie funnel cake

[Chorus]
Run to, to me, for three
See, if you need weed, get it from me
It’s good
See if you want it, Nas, I got it, nigga, we should go and kick it
See you on the move, but we was cool, now don’t forget it
Oh come, get weed from me
It’s good

[Instrumental Bridge]

[Verse 2]
Oh, you just that nigga, now, can’t pick up, cool, then let me know
You ain’t got no talent, nigga, more up in my pinky toe
I just thought that we could kick it, why not let me know?
You’ll fall off, I’ll give it, oh
Two months, give or take a whole

[Chorus]
Run to, to me, for three
See, if you need weed, get it from me
It’s good
See if you want it, Nas, I got it, nigga, we should go and kick it
See you on the move, but we was cool, now don’t forget it
Oh come, get weed from me
It’s good

Charli XCX – Blame It On Your Love Lyrics

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[Intro: Charli XCX & Lizzo]
Hey, listen! (Hahaha)
I blame it on you, I blame it on you
Yee!

[Verse 1: Charli XCX]
I just wanna drink you up
Pour you in a silver cup
You know I like to party
But you know I love your body
So many things I shouldn’t do
I hate myself for hurting you (Yeah)
Honestly, I’m reckless
I’m sorry if I’m selfish

[Pre-Chorus: Charli XCX]
Every time you get too close I run, I run away
And every time you say the words, I don’t know what to say
Back, back to the beginning, really wish that I could change
I do, I do, I do

[Chorus: Charli XCX]
I blame it on your love
Every time I fuck it up
I blame it on your love, I do
I blame it on your love
I can’t help it, I can’t stop
I blame it on your love, I do

[Post-Chorus: Charli XCX]
Blame it on your love
(Whoa-oh, I blame it on your love)

[Verse 2: Charli XCX]
Sorry I’m a little scared
But no one ever really cared (Uh-huh)
I took you for granted (Yeah, I did)
Just a big misunderstanding
I just want to spend the night (One night)
Sleeping in your bed tonight (Yeah)
Or watch a little TV
I love it when you need me

[Pre-Chorus: Charli XCX]
Every time you get too close I run, I run away (I run away)
And every time you say the words I don’t know what to say (Say)
Back, back to the beginning, really wish that I could change
I do, I do, I do

[Chorus: Charli XCX]
I blame it on your love (Yeah, yeah)
Every time I fuck it up (Fuck it up, man)
I blame it on your love, I do
I blame it on your love
I can’t help it, I can’t stop
I blame it on your love, I do

[Post-Chorus: Charli XCX & Lizzo]
Blame it on your love
Blame it on your love (Ya-ya-ee)
I don’t know what’s wrong with this girl Charli, she crazy

[Bridge: Lizzo]
Gotta blame it on the, blame it on the
Blame it on the juice (Blame it on the juice)
Looking at my booty like you don’t know what to do
Baby, I know that you can’t control it (Control it)
But my body like a swisher, just roll it (Roll it)
I’m give you one chance to fall in love
Give you one chance, don’t fuck this up (Uh)
Ah, ah, oh (Uh-oh, Uh-oh)
I’m tryna catch millions, I ain’t tryna catch feelings (Bitch)

[Chorus: Charli XCX & Lizzo]
I blame it on your love (Yeah, yeah)
Every time I fuck it up (Fuck it up, man)
I blame it on your love, I do (I do)
I blame it on your love
I can’t help it, I can’t stop (Yeah)
I blame it on your love, I do
I blame it on your love
Every time I fuck it up (Every time I fuck it up)
I blame it on your (Every time I fuck it up) love, I do (I do)
I blame it on your love (Yeah, I blame it on your, blame it on your)
I can’t help it, I can’t stop
I blame it on your love, I do (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Hahahaha, okay, that’s it

PnB Rock – Me & U Lyrics

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[Intro]
Hop in that coupe, just me and you, yeah, we rollin’
Remy
Yeah, she got my heart
Oh, yeah

[Chorus]
Hop in that coupe, just me and you, yeah, we rollin’
Give her that dope, this that cookie, yeah, she rollin’ (Dope)
Shawty, she got my heart, yeah, she stole it (Yeah, she stole it)
Yeah, put that pussy in park, buss it open, yeah (Yeah)
Shawty, she grown, got it on her own, she really don’t need me (Need me)
Don’t get no better, when I first met her she was rockin’ that CC (Chanel)
She a supermodel, I swear lil’ baby belong on TV (TV)
And now that I got her, I swear my lil’ baby, that she ain’t gon’ leave me (No)

[Verse 1]
Yeah, yeah, ’cause she my bitch
Told her I’m right outside, is you ready to slide?
Come hop in my whip (Whip)
Girl, you beeb on my mind since the last time I had you at the crib (Crib)
Scratches all on your neck, all on your back, I was all in your ribs (Ribs)
Yeah, yeah, and just like this (This)
I put that ice on her chain, ice out the wrist, now she match my drip (Ice)
Your friends be hatin’ on me, but be plottin’ on me, they be all on my dick (Fuck ’em)
Bringin’ up instagram shit, be tryna break us up, but they ain’t talkin’ ’bout shit (Talkin’ ’bout shit)
They just wanna be in your shoes
And they want them Jimmy Choos (Choos)
And they want them brand new Loubs (Loubs)
And they want that brand new coupe (Coupe)
And they want that ice too (Too)
They just wanna be my boo (Boo)
But that’s reserved for you (You)
Yeah

[Chorus]
Hop in that coupe, just me and you, yeah, we rollin’
Give her that dope, this that cookie, yeah, she rollin’ (Yeah, that dope)
Shawty, she got my heart, yeah, she stole it (Yeah, she stole it)
Yeah, put that pussy in park, buss it open, yeah (Yeah)
Shawty, she grown, got it on her own, she really don’t need me (Nah)
Don’t get no better, when I first met her she was rockin’ that CC (Chanel)
She a supermodel, I swear lil’ baby belong on TV (Yeah)
And now that I got her, I swear my lil’ baby, that she ain’t gon’ leave me

[Verse 2]
Uh, she ain’t gon’ leave me (Nah)
Ice out our wrists, it be water like Fiji (Yeah)
House on the hill, she be naked when she greet me (Yeah)
Better stay in yo lane nigga, yes, that’s lil’ PnB
She used to be so mean to me (Yeah)
Playin’ me like a DVD (DVD)
Like a lame, how she treated me (Treated me)
But she changed her whole swag (Yeah)
The more and more she started seein’ me (Huh)
Started stealin’ my whole slang (Yeah)
When I leave, she be needin’ me (Huh)
If I ain’t want you to shine (Shine)
I wouldn’t even waste your time (Time)
Baby girl, you so fine (Fine)
Fucking you good every night (Night)
Ever since you came my way (Way)
I been having better days (Days)
Girl, I don’t want you to change (Change)
Put that shit all on my face (Face)

[Chorus]
Hop in that coupe, just me and you, yeah, we rollin’ (Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck)
Give her that dope, this that cookie, yeah, she rollin’ (Roll it, roll it, roll it up, dope)
Shawty, she got my heart, yeah, she stole it (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, stole it)
Yeah, put that pussy in park, buss it open, yeah (Buss it, buss it, buss it, buss it, buss it)
Shawty, she grown, got it on her own, she really don’t need me (Need me)
Don’t get no better, when I first met her she was rockin’ that CC (CC)
She a supermodel, I swear lil’ baby belong on TV (TV)
And now that I got her, I swear my lil’ baby, that she ain’t gon’ leave me (Leave me)

[Outro]
She ain’t gon’ leave me
Swear lil’ baby belong on TV, rockin’ that CC

Alec Benjamin – Anesthesia Lyrics

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[Verse 1]
Turn the TV on when I lay in bed
Try to drown the noise pounding in my head
‘Cause I can’t let go of the things we said

[Pre-Chorus]
Now when I, I’ve been talking in my sleep
And I ain’t heard from you in weeks
I thought I had your heart for keeps

[Chorus]
Please give me more anesthesia
You left me right when I need ya
Sometimes at night I can feel ya
Under the knife, the blinding light
And I need ya
And I, and I, and I need ya
And I, and I, and I need ya
And I, and I, and I need ya
And I need ya, anesthesia

[Verse 2]
Now it’s 2:00 AM and I’m wide awake
And I need a fix just to numb the pain
Never felt so sick since you went away

[Pre-Chorus]
Now when I, I’ve been talking in my sleep
And I ain’t heard from you in weeks
I thought I had your heart for keeps

[Chorus]
Please give me more anesthesia
You left me right when I need ya
Sometimes at night I can feel ya
Under the knife, the blinding light
And I need ya
And I, and I, and I need ya
And I, and I, and I need ya
And I, and I, and I need ya
And I need ya, anesthesia

Kodak Black – Expeditiously Lyrics

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[Intro]
True story, ain’t no lyin’
A wise man can play a fool but a fool can’t play wise
Unless you judge me by my cover so you can’t read between my lines
I’m a street poet, poetical genius
God made me, believe me
They ain’t know that I was intellectual
Tryna change your life but they won’t let ya
I’m in Detroit right now
Just hollerin’ at my nigga Will

[Verse]
I was hollerin’ at my boy, he said he feel like he gon’ die soon
Had to pray for him because he need it more than I do
How can I tell my people that’s exactly the way that I feel?
But I know that I’m blessed so I won’t give a bitch that idea
Runnin’ from the Jakes, I was posted up with a 9 mill
Got me jumpin’ gates, I got credit cards in my high heels
All my niggas fake, that shit kept comin’ out like diarrhea
Syko on my line, I’ma pick him up, he in Liberia
Wiz, he just whipped up a brick and he ain’t put no noodles in it
Told him I just caught me a fish, so don’t put no tuna in it
They know that I’m baptized in blood, I let my soul sing it
Runnin’ round wilidin’, I’m childish, I ain’t got no home training
Talking to my lil’ boy, I promise won’t let them boys kill me
Lookin’ at my lil’ boy like, “Father, don’t let them boys steal me”
Nigga tried to trap me, I saw it, they say that boy slippin’
Niggas tried to trap me, I saw it, they say that boy slippin’
Young nigga stickin’ to the code, ’cause I don’t condone snitchin’
I ain’t goin’ out like that rapper, I won’t do no tippin’
Willie said my name on the TV, that boy a bold witness
On the news he T.I.P. me, that boy got no feelings
Suwoop put the pole on lil’ buddy, they said the Game strippin’
Old heads ain’t hittin’ on nothin’, I say them boys kiddin’
I want all the smoke out the stove, but I don’t even roll Phillies
How the hell you callin’ me out when you know I don’t listen?
How you try and put me in timeout when I ain’t Big Boy children?
Nigga waitin’ on for me to fall off just like that boy Gillie
Said they ride for me ’til the wheel fall off, I be like, “Oh really?”
How you tell me what came out my mouth, you don’t even know Nipsey?
Tiny, that bitch ugly as hell, I don’t even want Piggy
I can’t beat you niggas at talkin’, give me a long sentence
Know I keep the pole and I ain’t no ho, I know some Rollin 60s
And I’m thuggin’ all on my lonely, but I keep some Zoes with me
How the hell you cancel a nigga and I don’t even smoke tobacco?
Mute me when I voice my opinion and I ain’t even know it mattered
Jump right on my live and record me, everything I say be Platinum
Special kind of nigga, they know me, they want my name slandered
Special kind of nigga, they know me, they want my name slandered
My head right on the swivel, I’m focused, they want my brain splattered
How the hell you cancel a nigga and I don’t even smoke tobacco?
Mute me when I voice my opinion and I ain’t even know it mattered

Depeche Mode – Shout! Lyrics

[Verse 1]
She was silent, trying to be
Like the girl who acted on the TV
Always knowing when to say
Wishing for a moment so that they could see

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Staring in the night
A picture in my room
And I think that she knew her lines

[Chorus]
Break away tonight
I wanna hold your hand
We’ve got to get it right
We’ve got to understand

[Verse 2]
Carefully watching waiting
As I stood upon the back streets and we start to play
I was screaming louder
As the curtains fall between us in a twisted way

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Staring in the night
A picture in my room
And I think that she knew her lines

[Chorus]
Break away tonight
I wanna hold your hand
We’ve got to get it right
We’ve got to understand

[Interlude]

[Verse 3]
Placing all the questions
In the minutes of a game we won so long ago
Dangerous and beautiful
The radio transmission that I have to know

[Pre-Chorus 2]
You could never run
You could never stay
And I think you belong to me

[Chorus]
Break away tonight
I wanna hold your hand
We’ve got to get it right
We’ve got to understand

[Chorus]
Break away tonight
I wanna hold your hand
We’ve got to get it right
We’ve got to understand

Noname – Song 31 Lyrics

[Verse 1: Noname]
All my everything is for you
All my terrible sense of humor
And critical interviews
All my pearly gated redemption
And casual acting news
All this money
And law makin’, like racin’ against the moon, but
I sell pain for profit
And I feel profit watching
Everything is for everything
Rhymin’ with casualty
I know labels is backing me but
My tickets be selling out
And I’m steady raising my fetus
Another hit from the fee
110 degrees, in the desert heat
With a bubble coat, turtleneck underneath
Rolling up on the beach
Smoking a holy leaf
Laughing, baking
My homie T
Hoping joking is all we need
When I sell pain for profit
Now I binge-watch Atlanta
No more TV representation from a Kelsey Grammar
Let’s toast to niggas getting checks to work behind the camera
Somebody raise their nana

[Chorus: Phoelix]
Truth be told
I wear my heart on my sleeve
Watch you sit it on the shelf
[?] will never leave
Had to do it for myself
Find my praise
Go get your weapon

[Verse 2: Noname]
Real recognize real feeling like real prove
Real buddy buddy after the trip to the Cancun
Million dollar baby bet you can get to the hands too
Got a pack of wolves ready to damage a full moon
The only bitch actually rapping look like me now
[?]
[?] just reimagined a freestyle
Damn flood of niggas still watin’ for me to reach out
We shadowboxing the government
Hoping they put the leash down
I sell pain for profit, not propaganda
I know cancer’s origin linked to Santa
I know Santa’s origins linked to money
Mass production of cattle
Slaughtering for the yummy
These niggas is clever
The prison no better
The ghost of the living
We ain’t talking about Reggie
On Christmas we almost forget him
What’s a casket to a holdin’ cell
If a nigga ain’t in it
Only reason why I’m steady fadin’ and still independent

[Chorus: Phoelix]
Truth be told
I wear my heart on my sleeve
Watch you sit it on the shelf
[?] will never leave
Had to do it for myself
To find my praise
Go get your weapon

EARTHGANG – PRADA U Lyrics

[Intro: Johnny Venus]
From the heart, from the heart this time
All of these dreams that you don’t need true
All of these things you don’t give too
Call on me, I’ll carry you
There ain’t no thing I wouldn’t do
Lions, tigers, bears and all of these [?]
They could never come between me and you

[Hook: Young Thug]
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you (Yeah!)
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
I’m proud of you (Oh!)
You, you, you, you, you baby
You, you, you, you
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you (Yeah!)
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
I’m proud of you (Oh!)
You, you, you, you, you baby
You, you, you, you

[Verse 1: Johnny Venus]
I know half of most don’t see ya
Couldn’t believe it when you told ’em you was leaving yeah
When you put them Cinderella’s on your feet, yeah
When you shot it, kinda hard to be discreet, yeah
I’m gon’ put you on vacation, get some leisure
I’m gon’ do whatever it take baby to please ya
I been through the dirt, I been through the thick
And I held my heart but you never be beating
Check don’t need when I aim when I need that
Held me tight when the game on tweak yeah
Hard times though you make it look easy, easy
Heartache though you make it look easy, easy

[Bridge: Young Thug]
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
Heartache though you make it look easy, easy
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
Heartache though you make it look easy, easy
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you

[Verse 2: Young Thug]
We having designer sex, crawling on top of me
While I keep my timing yeah everything beating
Help you get your body breeze, conspiracy, yeah
Drip from my head to my sock and I’m whipping a new machine
I got the percocets, I got the guap
And I got me a cool nervous thing
She went to whipping it
Had to tell her “Lil baby I’m proud of you”
Flex your bank account without a salary
In this bank and this lettuce and radish due
Ima keep it clean in case I see you
She said “Babe, tell me how you missing but you never ride by
I got all little girlfriends” that is really cool
And I can tell you all the time

[Bridge 2: Young Thug]
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you (Aye!)
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
I’m proud of you (Whoo!)
You, you, you, you
Say, you, you, you, you
I’m proud of you, aye

[Verse 3: Doctur Dot]
She put the Energizer batteries in my bank
I can eat PM brownish
Tell her how I feel, just like Harriet Tubman
Take me to feed ’em like Harriet Tubman
Pray for me even though I don’t deserve it
Get off your knees and bend over and bust it
We nobody, get the poser, not business
TV’s made it easier to have a discussion
Wow, wow, I’m so fucking proud
Keep taking backshots like that
Fuck around, give your ass a child
You are a keychain of colors
On me fireworks she fucking wild
I can see it now, I believe first
No bandwagon, no T-Shirt
Know you’re going like a fucking meteor
Did you bring a friend? I ain’t see her
Tell her digitally tryna keep her
Proud of you, I study you, I do the research baby

[Outro: Young Thug]
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you (Yeah!)
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
I’m proud of you (Oh!)
You, you, you, you, you baby
You, you, you, you
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
I’m proud of you, I’m proud of you
I’m proud of you

Sugarhill Gang – Troy Lyrics

It’s always dark before the dawn

[Big Bank Hank]
The night is black, the streets are steaming
The air is cracked with the sound of screaming
Two gangs are out to even the score
In the alley with the rats and burnt-down store
[?]
Every man falls prey to [?]
But the leader called Blaze is still standing tall
And his shadow [?] big on the bloody wall
His face [?] with the life he chose
And his sweat ran thick and drenched his clothes
He rules the streets with an iron claw
Everybody knows that his word is law
24-7 he [?]
And every day is a new way to survive
His dreams of getting out seem far away
But he believes they’ll still come true one day

[Chorus]
It’s always dark before the dawn
But it’s gonna take guts to keep pushing on
Might break you back, might make you cry
But nothing beats a failure except a try

[Wonder Mike]
Another night, another fight
And Blaze and his parents wanna argue ’til the daylight
“Get out the gang if you wanna grow old
Or you’ll end up in a alley with a shotgun hole”
And tears [?] his daddy’s face
And Blaze jumped up, stormed out of the place
In the middle of the night, trying to clear his mind
He walks into the city [?]
A car flies past [?] explode
[?] lies in the road
With one last breath he ends his years
[?] nightmare, sweating in fear
He wants to laugh, but he hates to cry
Because the dream seems real and he knows why
With a big wet arm he wipes his face
Just to be sure [?] place
The whole world’s dark when the TV is bright
With the videos rocking on Friday night
And on the TV screen, a breakdancer [?]
Two fellas not more than seventeen
They flip, spin, stop on a dime
And make him wonder, think about the big time
“Well, i can break like that, there ain’t no doubt
This here’s gonna be my way to get out”

[Chorus]
It’s always dark before the dawn
But it’s gonna take guts to keep pushing on
Might break you back, might make you cry
But nothing beats a failure except a try

[Wonder Mike]

Blaze tried hard to become a breakdancer
[?] couldn’t be the answer
He thought about quitting, giving up all hope
Going back to the streets, the guns and the dope
But the thought [?] turned his gut
“Trying to go back now? i got to be nuts”
So he kept on pushing and didn’t look back
[?] bones would crack
He was busting up shop, putting brothers to shame
[?] selling rocks with a [?]
Then the big break came right on time
The first big step out of the crime
A radio station held at the time
A breakdance competition with a fresh [?] prize
[?] all the bright lights
Blaze was strong and proved he was the best
[?] my special guest
Stage was lit, showtime was here
This was the moment he’d come to fear
His heart started pumping like never before
When the lights went down and the people roared
Hit the stage, went to work
And then the whole damn place just went berzerk

[Chorus]
It’s always dark before the dawn
But it’s gonna take guts to keep pushing on
Might break you back, might make you cry
But nothing beats a failure except a try