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Jorge Luis – Secreto De Amor Lyrics

Te voy a cambiar el nombre
Para guardar el secreto
Porque te amo y me amas
Y a alguien debemos respeto
Te voy a cambiar el nombre
En base a lo que has traido
Ahora te llamaras gloria
Lo tienes bien merecido
Y hemos de darnos un beso
Encerrados en la luna
Secreto amor te confieso
Te quiero como a ninguna
Y puedo cambiarte el nombre
Pero no cambio la historia
Te llames como te llames
Para mi tu eres la gloria
Eres secreto de amor
Secreto
Eres secreto de amor
Eres secreto de amor
Secreto
Eres secreto de amor
Delante de la gente no me mires
No suspires no me llames,
Aunque me ames
Delante de la gente soy tu amigo
Hoy te digo, que castigo
Eres secreto de amor
Secreto
Eres secreto de amor
Te voy a cambiar el nombre
Para guardar el secreto
Porque te amo y me amas
No debo de ser indiscreto
Ayyyy este secreto
Delante de la gente no me mires
No suspires, no me llames
Aunque me ames
Delante de la gente soy tu amigo
Hoy te digo, que castigo
Que dolor que dolor
Eres secreto de amor
Secreto
Eres secreto de amor
Y puedo cambiarte le nombre
Pero no cambio la historia
Te llames como te llames
Para mi tu eres la gloria
Ayyyy este secreto
Ay que me ha vuelto tan discreto
Eres secreto de amor
Eres secreto de amor
Eres secreto de amor
Secreto
Eres secreto de amor

Girls Aloud – Racey Lacey Lyrics

I know this girl, she’s not too bright
But she’s educated in bed alright
She’s made seduction a work of art
A PhD with her legs apart
She’s got dreamy eyes and little lips
She’s got undulating grundulating grinding hips
She clicks her fingers, guys come to heal
Chewed up, spat out, no big deal
Racey Lacey, boudoir beauty
It’s all that she can do
A connoisseur of satin sheets
A red head through and through
Racey Lacey, boudoir beauty
The lifestyle suits her fine
The girl ain’t back but in coming forward
She’s got this crazy line
And so this girl, I’ve heard it said
Can spend up to twenty four hours in bed
She gets her suiters to wait in line
And she’s worn them out by half past nine
[WITH KIM] She’s got dreamy eyes and little lips
She’s got undulating grundulating grinding hips
She clicks her fingers, guys come to heal
Chewed up, spat out, no big deal
Racey Lacey, boudoir beauty
It’s all that she can do
A connoisseur of satin sheets
A red head through and through
Racey Lacey, boudoir beauty
The lifestyle suits her fine
The girl ain’t back but in coming forward
She’s got this crazy line
She’s got dreamy eyes and little lips
She’s got undulating grundulating grinding hips
She clicks her fingers, guys come to heal
Chewed up, spat out, no big deal
Racey Lacey, boudoir beauty
It’s all that she can do
A connoiseur of satin sheets
A red head through and through
Racey Lacey, boudoir beauty
The lifestyle suits her fine
The girl ain’t back but in coming forward
She’s got this crazy line

Luke Bryan – Your Goodbye Wasn’t Good Enough Lyrics

The losin’ you part, the break in my heart, just didn’t stick. [Verse 1]
Standin’ right there, awake and aware,
I heard the words right off your lips. The meanin’ was clear, I saw the tears,
But somehow the message didn’t click. I’m as in to you as I ever was. [Chorus 1]
Girl your, goodbye wasn’t good enough. If you’d a done it right, then why ain’t I the love. [Verse 2]
Some look in your eye, says there’s still time,
Maybe there’s one more last chance left. What you didn’t say, when you turned away,
Made me hang on by one more thread. [Chorus 2]
Girl your, goodbye wasn’t good enough. I’m as in to you as I ever was. [Chorus 1] That shadow of hope, that whisper of smoke, is still in my head. Must be because, your goodbye wasn’t good enough. If you’d a done it right, then why ain’t I the love. Must be because, your goodbye wasn’t
Good enough to make me see, I don’t need you, and you don’t need me.

Swaco Tha Illest – Aliens Lyrics

Verse 1:
Lonely Bordem mixture
Light dim fixtures
Do you have a girl cause I have the scissors
Wishing I could buy myself a lizard
He would be my best friend
My next kin
My new connection
My inferencence is
We alone
For most of our existence
And I was wishing that it was different
But I’m just thinking
I’ve been brinking
On a ship that was already had been sinking
It’s been stinking up the whole batch
Don’t want a fraction but I just want the whole half
Of the truth
Feel like sleuth
Searching for my roots
Of my depression
My obsession
Is unblocking all my blessings
Cause if i don’t then i lessen
My odds of being a success and
Chorus:
Aliens (aliens, aliens)
Aliens(aliens, aliens)
Aliens (aliens, aliens)
I’ve been lost in space(I’ve been lost in space)
Trynna find my place (trynna find my way)
Like a alien (aliens, Aliens)
Verse 2:
You my homie
Do you know me
I feel empty never holy
I’m the owner of this solely
Never passing on my guilt
Man Rome it wasn’t built
In a day or in a week
And my survival has been weak
And I’ve been trying just to sleep
Lost my appetite to eat
I need help where’s my lifeguard
To help me out when life’s hard
I know i am the type for
Ask questions before hi-ya
Outcast been outkast
My field goal is outlast
With friends who have my back
Chorus:
Aliens (aliens, aliens)
Aliens(aliens, aliens)
Aliens (aliens, aliens)
I’ve been lost in space(I’ve been lost in space)
Trynna find my place (trynna find my way)
Like a alien (aliens, Aliens)
Outro:
Aliens
Alien
They need us
They need one

Cullah – Soul Challenger Lyrics

Hey hey mister
Mister right
Hey hey mister
Mister wrong
Hey hey trouble
Trouble and strife
Hey hey sorrow
Won’t you be my wife? Woman woman
Tell me your name
Let me have my
Life reclaimed
Waiting, wondering
All my life
Tryin’ to love you
With all of my might
I’m the soul challenger
I’m the rogue damager
Now behold the cold
And the straight magical
Because the sky brings the floods
As the strong go weary
The heroes spill blood
In a blast and a fury
Pray on the power
And prey to your father
Because all of the quakes
In the universe resonate
To your heart beat and your fate
Now break it on down for me
Grade a lover
With a brown eyed stare
Take me from my
Life of dispair
Hold me closely
Whisper in my ear
I got my own reason
Why i love you my dear
Hey hey lady
Lady in white
Open your arms and
Enlighten my sight
Comfort and carry me
To my new home
Open your heart
Let your soul free to roam
Get back out and
Make your brain take some facts in
Make your hands start to clap then
Unh, hear the power of whats happening
All the waves are a crashing
All the throats are gasping
All the triggers are fascined
All the lights are a flashing
All to the rhythm of my passion

Nerorgasmo – Perdendo Un Amico Lyrics

Strutture artificiali per tingermi di giusto
Copioni ormai scontati per muovermi sicuro
Banale ma sicuro
Ma quando ti allontani non ha più significato
E mi vedo nudo con quello che non ho
Quando ti allontani vedo il vuoto nei tuoi occhi
E la nausea per la vita che non ho
Perdendo un amico resta solo dolore
Perdendo un amico che ha ragione ad andare
Quando ti allontani mi sento ancor più nulla
Di fronte alla mia malafede
Quando ti allontani non so più cosa fare
Non andare

Methyl Ethel – No. 28 Lyrics

How to survive
Well, I’d call mine Eliza, but you wouldn’t like that
I cannot try, I’m an animal Oh my, oh my
Well, I’d call mine Eliza, but you wouldn’t like that
I cannot try, I’m an animal
[Bridge]
But it wasn’t right
Every time it was what you wanted to say
People running out of reach in a matter of days
But it wasn’t that
And I’m tearing at my skin again
I’m tearing at my skin, I’m tearing at my skin
I’m tearing at my skin and with the melting flesh
Compound your pain
[Chorus]
Do what’s only right when I’m out of the brightness
Will I have a trial in how to survive? How to survive
Well, I’d call mine Eliza, but you wouldn’t like that
I cannot try, I’m an animal
[Verse 2]
See gold is cold all over
A symphony in a very beautiful car accident
Now we’re mangled up together, righteous like teenagers
We couldn’t take it, take it
You’ll take it and know to keep it all inside
We could sleep for hours or we could drive all night
[Chorus]
Do what’s only right when I’m out of the brightness
Will I have a trial in how to survive? [Verse 1]
Holding back now living with you
Just to hear you speak your mind
One at a time
As hard as a sack, went to react
You were inactive at the start
And I took way too long
[Chrous]
To do what’s only right when I’m out of the brightness
Will I have a trial in how to survive?

Swaco Tha Illest – 4 Am Interlude Lyrics

VERSE
Uh
Tell me where to find you
I been sipping too much on this juice
Got me feeling like I’m losing the truth
Losing the view
Losing the path that I had set just with you
I done seen our picture in the frame
And now things done changed
A blank canvas still remains
Yea uh
We was better of as friends
But we had to turn into lovers
Girl through everything, yea I still love ya
I can’t put no one else above ya
I can’t put no one else above ya
Cause no one else can even match that
Girl you took my heart and put it all in the napsack
Leaving was the Kiss of death and you put me in the casket
Can’t get past that (no)
Cause I can’t seem to love nobody else
Cause I can’t seem to give them my self
Said I can’t seem to love nobody else
Cause I can’t seem to give them myself
Cause I gave it all to you
But you done left so what i’m supposed to do
Trynna walk forward only one shoe
Wishing on these shooting stars just for you
I can’t have an eclipse man just without the moon
Hoping that these wishes man these wishes come true
Now I’m just sitting here all in this room
CHORUS
Just thinking bout you (yea)
Just thinking bout you
Just thinking bout you
Just thinking bout
Thinking bout you, yea
Thinking bout you
Cause it’s early
Reminiscing bout the old days (yea)
I said it’s early
I’m missing when you were my baby
You were my baby
OUTRO
Thinkin bout, thinkin bout (I’m thinkin)
Cause im thinking bout you (thinkin bout, thinkin bout)
Thinkin bout, thinkin bout ( I’m thinkin bout you)
I’m thinkin bout you (thinkin bout, thinkin bout)
Like ooh ooh ahh
Ahh ahh
Ahh ahh ahh

Project Youngin – No Where To Be Found Lyrics

[Intro]
Lil Project Youngin man, can’t tell me nothin’ man
Yeah, yeah
[Chorus]
Lately I been grinding, you know I’m gettin’ to this money
Diamonds blinding, you know we icy when it’s sunny
Now we shining, and you say I’m acting funny, but
When I was down you was nowhere to be found
I been grinding, you know I’m gettin’ to this money
Diamonds blinding, you know we icy when it’s sunny
Now we shining, and you say I’m acting funny, but
When I was down you was nowhere to be found, yeah yeah
[Verse 1]
Everybody who shitted on me, bitch I want revenge
They treated me like I was average, they ain’t have no sense
They ain’t do nothin’ but fuel my fire, bitch I’m goin’ in
Fresh to death, a walking lick, want a show, I need ’bout ten
Yeah yeah, ayy, I’ma handle my business
Young nigga out the trenches, real nigga, no pretending
What I rap about, I live this, came up from nothin’, I did this
Know I got these niggas pissed, check out my neck and my wrist
They want to see a nigga fall but I stood tall
They was nowhere to be found, my back against the walls
When you good they swear they know you
When you down, act like you owe ’em
But these Cubans on me so heavy
f*ck you if they get too cold
[Chorus]
Lately I been grinding, you know I’m gettin’ to this money
Diamonds blinding, you know we icy when it’s sunny
Now we shining, and you say I’m acting funny, but
When I was down you was nowhere to be found
I been grinding, you know I’m gettin’ to this money
Diamonds blinding, you know we icy when it’s sunny
Now we shining, and you say I’m acting funny, but
When I was down you was nowhere to be found, yeah yeah
[Verse 2]
Like [?] step I be splashing
Young nigga so bossed up and I’m sauced up with this fashion
I’m countin’ money, just laughing, like damn, Youngin so flashy
All night flights got me chasin’ rights
Wakin’ up at times I ain’t havin’
Juggin’ called, got me cashin’, 12 get behind me, I’m smashin’
[?] bloody wheels, switchin’ foreign gears
With a hundred plus on them dashes
High speed chases, no crashes
Better tell them crackers stop flaggin’
Trap goin’ bunkers, phone doin’ numbers
Gotta get back to this ashin’
We the niggas with the drugs so we taxin’
Can’t meet my plug, stop askin’
Really live this shit, I’m not rappin’
Tell life stories, I ain’t never worried
‘Cause I keep a strap, it’s no lackin’
All this money got my pants saggin’
When I was broke, y’all was actin’
Now I’m the man and I ain’t braggin’
[Chorus]
Lately I been grinding, you know I’m gettin’ to this money
Diamonds blinding, you know we icy when it’s sunny
Now we shining, and you say I’m acting funny, but
When I was down you was nowhere to be found
I been grinding, you know I’m gettin’ to this money
Diamonds blinding, you know we icy when it’s sunny
Now we shining, and you say I’m acting funny, but
When I was down you was nowhere to be found, yeah yeah, hey

Project Youngin – Make It Out Lyrics

[Chorus]
I come from a city where a lot of us don’t make it
Not because we sorry, but our dreams we’re scared to chase it
And niggas sing your songs, but when they see you mug and hatred
And ain’t nobody fakin’, throwin’ guns for their city
Yeah yeah, shit’s so f*cked up
Young project nigga I’m just tryin’a get my bucks up
They got me f*cked up
Own people tryin’a take me out, before I make it out, yeah
[Verse 1]
They wanna see you do good but never better than them
Can’t put your trust in these niggas, no, no
And there ain’t no new friends
I’m with my bros to the end and I’m talkin’ 10 years or better so
We on a mission, got to get it, seen a lot of thousands, now I need millions
I’m on a whole another vibe, ridin’ hard I’m just livin’ my life
Sacrificing, put the love to the side, for the money, go hard every night
A lot of these niggas be mad, ‘cause they ain’t in your situation
A lot of these niggas ain’t real, it’s a whole lot of favors
My hand gettin’ this bag, had the same chances ain’t take them
And nobody gave me a lane, shit, I had to create one
You niggas like Tyson, swagger jackin’ doin’ whole lot of bitin’
I know that you’re feelin’ my sound
With the wordplay I’m one of the nicest
Ain’t too many niggas like me
Ain’t too many niggas like me
I’m on a paper route, young nigga got to make it out
[Chorus]
I come from a city where a lot of us don’t make it
Not because we sorry, but our dreams we’re scared to chase it
And niggas sing your songs, but when they see you mug and hatred
And ain’t nobody fakin’, throwin’ guns for their city
Yeah yeah, shit’s so f*cked up
Young project nigga I’m just tryin’a get my bucks up
They got me f*cked up
Own people tryin’a take me out, before I make it out, yeah
[Verse 2]
They do a lot of pretendin’, they don’t wanna see you winnin’
Two years later you progressin’, they still stuck at beginnings
A lot of these niggas be trippin’, sneak dissin’ over bitches
Acting hard but ain’t with it, fall on their mans and be snitchin’
Still swag on their ass, got a bag on their ass
I don’t really like to brag, know I make a nigga mad
It’s a shame baby hatin’, you see the looks up on their faces
When you winnin’ they ain’t clappin’, some of your friends distractions
Do a whole lot of askin’, when it’s time gear they be crabbin’
They just mad I’m from the same city
And you out here makin’ moves and they still bullshittin’, yeah
I’m from a city where a lot of us don’t make it
Got to keep that iron cocked, it ain’t no safety
Rockin’ shades to hide the pain, I’m still doin’ my thang
I’m on a paper route, young nigga got to make it out
[Chorus]
I come from a city where a lot of us don’t make it
Not because we sorry, but our dreams we’re scared to chase it
And niggas sing your songs, but when they see you mug and hatred
And ain’t nobody fakin’, throwin’ guns for their city
Yeah yeah, shit’s so f*cked up
Young project nigga I’m just tryin’a get my bucks up
They got me f*cked up
Own people tryin’a take me out, before I make it out, yeah

Big Big Train – Head Hit The Pillow Lyrics

The early morning sun alights upon
The old school hall
Battered boxes, wooden walls from fifty years ago
How it seems like England’s dreaming
And down along the shore the weathered chairs
And bingo halls
The sound in cars through open windows
Summer has returned
But late at night the demon’s call
[Chorus]
Here they come from the ends of the Earth
Faces from a far sky dance before his crazed eyes
God nothing is left for giving
Must be self-created. Must be all inside the mind
Outside in the wan daylight
The senseless torn and turning
Susan walked and spoke the words
He turned away was running
“Late last night the demons called.”
[Chorus]

Victor Manuel – El Tren De Madera Lyrics

Cuántas ilusiones lleva a la ciudad
Ese tren tan viejo que no puede andar
Solo tres vagones hasta rebosar
Uno de los ricos, con otros dos más
Cestas con gallinas y trozos de pan
Todos a la feria, feria de San Juan
Viaja un cura gordo y un guardia civil
Hay un túnel largo que no tiene fin
Una brava moza quiere prosperar
Buscará trabajo en la gran ciudad

Joan As Police Woman – Hearts A Mess Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Pick apart
The pieces of your heart
And let me peer inside
Let me in
Where only your thoughts   have   been
Let me occupy   your mind
As you do mine
[Verse 2]
You have   lost
Too much love
To fear, doubt and distrust
You just threw away the key
To your heart
You don’t get burned
It makes it easier
But that much more difficult for me
To make you see
Love ain’t fair
So there you are
My love
Love ain’t safe
You won’t get hurt if you stay chaste
[Hook]
Your heart’s a mess
You won’t admit to it
It makes no sense but I’m desperate to connect
And you, you can’t live like this
Your heart’s a mess
You won’t admit to it
It makes no sense but I’m desperate to connect
And you, you can’t live like this
Your heart’s a mess
You won’t admit to it
It makes no sense but I’m desperate to connect
And you, you can’t live like this
[Outro]
Love ain’t safe
You won’t get hurt if you stay chaste
So you can wait
But I don’t wanna waste my love

Cullah – Break The Sun Lyrics

Pay the toll
To the sky
Shame the fool
To the road
Rake the fire
Make the gold
Take desire
From the bold
Curl a smile
From strife
‘Till everyone has life
Worth the while
Worth the wait
Worth the food on your plate
Hold your tounge
Cock your gun
Let everyone have some
So they share
What they bare
And they all know what you’ve done
What you’ve done
What you’ve done
To break the sun
Break the sun
What have you done? What have you done? War
Down to the ocean floor
Let them hear your roar
Tiger of the shore
Lies
Wind inside your eyes
Let out your battle cries
Rider in disguise
Loud
Everywhere the sound
Shaking through the ground
And everywhere around
Break
Make the earth quake
And for the sun forsake
Let all the people shake
Open up your eyes
See inside your lives
See where your vision lies
Your brother as your guide
When earths is set on fire
With all the worlds desire
When fear dreams to aspire
The righteous will inspire
The sun
Wheres the sun?

Methyl Ethel – Ubu Lyrics

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Now you cut yourself off from your friends
It’s not just a personality thing
It’s ’cause you’re still so afraid of what is on a plane
You’ve been dreaming about it again
You’re going to have to explain yourself, it’s personal
But once it’s done, it’s just as well
I know it hurts, see, I can tell
But to face it is the main thing
[Verse 2]
You’ve pulled back and you don’t seem right
Your skin is looking deathly white
I wanna see you get out and around
Have a run or just lounge in the sun
N-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-no, I don’t wanna force this on you
But I have to do something
Before you go and break yourself
Beyond your “Don’t look down”s
[Pre-Chorus]
I thought I saw you on the street on the corner at the bar
Thought I saw you in the car in the shadow at the park
Saw you waiting in the dark
For someone to explain just how it ended this way
I thought I saw you on the street on the corner at the bar
Thought I saw you in the car in the shadow at the park
Saw you waiting in the dark
For someone to explain just how it ended this way
[Chorus]
Why’d you have to go and cut your hair? Why’d you cut your hair? Why’d you cut your hair? Why’d you have to go and cut your hair? Why’d you cut your…
[Instrumental break]
[Chorus]
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Swaco Tha Illest – Missed Calls Lyrics

Got so many missed calls
All up in my call log
But yours I’d answer
Just give me the chance ta
Show you who I really am
Girl my love ain’t a scam
Give me yo hand
We can take a walk with them toes in the sand
I’m talking romantic beaches
Baby, I been preaching
That you the one I been seeking
I ain’t trynna keep you a secret
I’ll tell the world
That I fell in love with the most beautiful girl
I’m trynna stimulate you baby, make them toes curl
If you ready for it
I just wanna go to foreign
Countries and go touring
We can do it I’m never boring
I just wanna spend time with you
Ion even gotta go and spend a dime with you
Unless that what you want me do
Then I can
You can be my sugar and I can be yo candyman
We can go have them babies and run off to candy land
Just know I’ll never
I’ll never leave you stran-ded
By your side never leave you aban-ded
Can’t you see you the one I side with
The one I’m trynna go duck and hide with
We can lay up and watch all on the fire stick
On Sunday afternoon
Or listen to some tunes
I can have that p*ssy flowing like a monsoon
We making a movie babygirl coming soon
To your own home theater
Let me go ahead and make the vision clearer
Said we live through all the dreams
Cause you all I see
When I go to sleep
When I go to sleep
Babygirl you don’t gotta fake it
I just hope you went and took off ya makeup
Just call me back whenever you decide to wake up
Whenever you decide to wake up

Project Youngin – Part Of The Game Lyrics

[Intro]
Oh yeah that’s Swift on them keys
Dubba-AA, what it do fool? Ayy, ayy, it’s the Youngin ho
[Chorus]
I swear my soul gone, they took a piece of me
They tell me hold on, but I’m too deep in the streets
And my mind blown, and this shit just ain’t the same
Taking chances for your family, guess it’s all part of the game
Swear my soul gone, they took a piece of me
They tell me hold on, but I’m too deep in the streets
And my mind blown, and this shit just ain’t the same
Taking chances for your family, guess it’s all part of the game
Yeah, yeah
[Verse 1]
I’m takin’ these chances, ain’t got no time to panic
When that money call I’m comin’
Got a problem with my dogs, we gon’ handle it
Love a bougie bitch but can’t stand ’em
Can’t f*ck anything, I got standards
Rule of f*ckin’ so mannish
Gotta ‘scuse my ties, ain’t got manners
Got a lot of problems right now and I’m facin’ it
Couple bitches wanna leave me and I ain’t chasin’ ’em
Ain’t got time for girlfriend problems, I ain’t savin’ ’em
Superman, no cape in here, too many niggas be hatin’ it, yeah
I’m a road runner, I’m a road runner for that paper
Gotta go and get it by any means, don’t need favors
I’ma keep it real with my niggas, that’s the G in me
Gotta do this shit for my family, yeah, they depend on me
[Chorus]
I swear my soul gone, they took a piece of me
They tell me hold on, but I’m too deep in the streets
And my mind blown, and this shit just ain’t the same
Taking chances for your family, guess it’s all part of the game
Swear my soul gone, they took a piece of me
They tell me hold on, but I’m too deep in the streets
And my mind blown, and this shit just ain’t the same
Taking chances for your family, guess it’s all part of the game
Yeah, yeah
[Verse 2]
When you in the streets, stick to the code
When you’re under pressure you could never fold
No matter the situation, never put them hoes over your bros
Tryna see a hundred mil, yeah, yeah that’s the goal
Keep it real, stand ten toes, eat together, whole clique froze
Lot of critics be talkin’ crazy, don’t faze us, yeah
Came long way from servin’ basers
Linked up with my mixtapes, put me on bigger stages
Still geeked up, ain’t no lasers
Finna shock the world, no tasers, ayy
Lot of pressure on me, they don’t think I’ma last
Since a jit been a G, was forced to grow up fast
From poppin’ nicks to re-rockin’ bricks, before rap I had cash
My mind gone, my heart cold, nigga sell his soul to buy swag
[Chorus]
I swear my soul gone, they took a piece of me
They tell me hold on, but I’m too deep in the streets
And my mind blown, and this shit just ain’t the same
Taking chances for your family, guess it’s all part of the game
Swear my soul gone, they took a piece of me
They tell me hold on, but I’m too deep in the streets
And my mind blown, and this shit just ain’t the same
Taking chances for your family, guess it’s all part of the game
Yeah, yeah
[Outro]
Yeah
Yeah

With science and shared values, Sweden charts own pandemic course

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But if you can’t, you must make do with what your municipality provides,” says Ms. Janerik Henriksson/TT News Agency/Reuters

People enjoy the sun at an outdoor restaurant, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in Stockholm on March 26, 2020. “When societies are under stress, national specificities come to the surface and influence decisionmaking,” says Lars Traghdard, a Swedish social historian and co-author of the book “Are Swedes Human?” “In our case, it is to listen to experts and voluntarily comply with their recommendations.”Dr. This has its origins from the Social Democrat-introduced concept of “Folkhemmet,” or people’s home, where a welfare state cares for all with the proviso that everyone complies with a communal order. With science and shared values, Sweden charts own pandemic course

Why We Wrote This

In discussions over how restrictive the fight against COVID-19 must be, Sweden’s approach to the pandemic comes up frequently. According to YouGov polls, trust in the public health authorities is now evenly split in Sweden. )

By Heba Habib
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Sweden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has focused on citizens taking personal responsibility – a source of pride for many in this Nordic society with a history of both collectivist values and individual freedom. “Sweden is about conformity and moderation.”Goran Rosenberg, a journalist and historian, is alarmed at the waning national cohesion in the country. “A lot of the strategy is based on cultural norms, the narrative that Swedes will follow the recommendations and trust the authorities.” But she says that does not take into account just how much the make-up of Sweden has changed.“It’s a very fatalistic view”It is not completely clear how Swedish society is taking the rising death toll. Her elderly sister has also contracted the virus from her carers, and her brother recently died of the virus. Kino, “but now we have been left behind.”Dr. And some say that the societal norms that Sweden is relying on to ensure the public adheres to the government’s   COVID-19 strategy may also be freezing out the kind of debate needed to examine whether the strategy is the right one.Science over politicsThe emphasis of Sweden’s response to the pandemic has been on citizens taking personal responsibility – a source of pride for many in this Nordic society with a history of endorsing both collectivist values and individual freedom.Sweden promotes itself as being a model society based on values of social justice and human rationality, with a high level of trust between people and trustworthy authorities. While the rate of reported infections in Sweden remains on a par with countries that have taken more extreme measures to protect their public, the death toll in Sweden is significantly higher. Carina King, an epidemiologist working in the Karolinska Institute who opposes the government policy, says the pandemic has impacted socioeconomic groups differently. Sweden has allowed businesses to stay open if they follow safety protocols such as placing tables far apart. But whether it is working is an open question – one that may not be in sufficient debate.Decisions made by Swedish authorities have been science-based rather than political. “Carers are poorly paid, they have to see multiple people because they are paid by the hour, receive no training, and now have dwindling resources.”

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Youth hang out at a skateboard park in Nacka, Sweden, on April 25, 2020. She used to have five carers, all of immigrant background as well, who would come to her home and tend to her needs. The semi-retired psychologist takes precautions such as having food delivered to her home, but continues to see her grandchildren, albeit only outside, keeping a distance and skipping hugs.It’s not quite business as usual in the suburb of Vallingby. That “has manifested into an uncritical trust in the authorities and a shaming of critics.”

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Sylvia Milchert spends most of her time tending to her blooming garden in a sleepy suburb of Stockholm since the coronavirus hit Sweden. Her son is now taking care of her.“We always did our best here in Sweden, ever since we came in 1974,” says Ms. Earlier this month, the country’s public health agency reported that people in Sweden with foreign backgrounds are disproportionately represented among those who need hospitalization.That squares with the experience of Terez Kino, a resident of the city of Södertälje and member of its large population of Assyrian-Syriacs, an ethnic minority scattered across Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. Anders Vahine, one of the experts, a virology professor at the prestigious Karolinska institute, told the Monitor that their biggest concern is the cost in human lives and health of the Swedish strategy. Johan Nilsson/TT News Agency/Reuters

People buy vegetables amid fences and signage placed to reduce congestion due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Möllevångstorget market square in Malmö, Sweden, on April 25, 2020

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Deep Read ( 6 Min. The elderly and at-risk populations have been requested to self-quarantine. But people still frequent cafes and the odd person can be seen at the gym. Milchert believes health authorities here have taken the right approach by not responding to the crisis with the strict lockdowns favored in the rest of Europe and trusting the population to do the right thing.“It’s good to trust people to think for themselves,” she says, although her trust wavers when examining the toll this strategy has taken on older members of the Swedish community. Send in the coronavirus detectives.But whether that approach is working has been the subject of some debate in Swedish society. “I think historically in Sweden we have been a success story. Four are now sick at home with virus symptoms. Sweden has a unique administrative structure when it comes to certain aspects of governance, one of them being health. Is Sweden’s communal approach working? And that has turned into a sort of nationalism – not like traditional nationalism, but a belief that since we have been good at welfare and so on, we must be right. Like most Swedes, Ms. It is written into the national constitution that Sweden’s public agencies are independent of the government. Want to end state lockdowns? The coronavirus pandemic has hit immigrant majority communities particularly hard. “If you just accept people dying, then it’s a ‘que sera sera’ situation, it’s a very fatalistic view that you cannot interfere.”But after ferocious public backlash, several of the experts have decided to step out of the debate despite their ongoing concern.“In Sweden, there is this idea of ‘Jante Law’: If you go outside a social norm or criticize it, you will be castigated and frozen out,” explains Umut Özkırımlı, a political scientist who studies nationalism and is based in Spain and Sweden. And is the public debating that question? Twenty-two Swedish experts in infectious diseases and epidemiology published a commentary in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter demanding that the government to take a different course of action.Dr. But Denmark has registered just under 450 deaths compared with Sweden’s nearly 2,300. Governments there were given similar advice from their health agencies, but they decided to shut down public life anyway.So far Sweden has about 19,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases – roughly the same per capita as Denmark, which   has about half the population size and took a much stricter approach to quarantining. When 22 Swedish experts in infectious diseases and epidemiology demanded that the government change course, they were met with a ferocious backlash.“Historically in Sweden we have been a success story,” says Goran Rosenberg, a journalist and historian. But Denmark has registered just under 450 deaths compared with Sweden’s nearly 2,300.Swedish collectivism may be preventing public debate over whether those figures are low enough. This is to ensure that decisions are made based on knowledge and that civil servants are not corrupted by politicking.The Swedish response to the   COVID-19 pandemic stands in sharp contrast with Nordic neighbors Finland and Denmark. And Finland, which also has half Sweden’s population, has fared even better: less than 5,000 cases and fewer than 200 deaths.Most of the fatalities have been in Stockholm, with nearly a third occuring in elder-care homes. “It’s impossible to accept that so many elderly people have died in such a rich country.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. It limits gatherings to 50 people but shops, cafes, and other businesses are open on condition that they follow safety protocols such as placing tables far apart. Tragdarh says decisions made by Swedish authorities have been science-based rather than political, unlike other countries. At-risk populations have been requested to self-quarantine.So far Sweden has about 19,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases – roughly the same per capita as neighboring Denmark, which has about half the population size and took a much stricter approach to quarantining. No paywall.As the novel coronavirus tears through the continent, Sweden has been an outlier in its response. But other surveys like that of the center-left Aftonbladet newspaper indicates there has been an uptick in confidence in the authorities despite the rising fatalities, with 70% of those polled indicating that they continue to trust the government.Nonetheless, there have been some vocal critics. And this nationalism has manifested into an uncritical trust in the authorities and a shaming of critics, calling them traitors.” Melfeldt. In a press conference last week, Anders Tegnell, the state epidemiologist who is the mind behind Sweden’s policy, acknowledged “this our big problem area,” especially in light of past statements indicating that the main focus of the strategy was to protect the elderly.Sylvia Melfeldt, who used to work in elder-care homes as a psychologist in the 1970s, believes that this is the result of the vast neo-liberalization of Sweden in the 1990s, which opened them up to competition between private firms.“Now if you can afford it, you can get a better quality of private care.

“If the Swedish way of doing things is disproven and … Mr. No paywall. Rosenberg believes that if possible failures of the Swedish system are being exposed by the pandemic, that could result in questions being raised. seen as broken in a way, it might result in a radical change in society.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free.
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Can I go out and play? After six weeks, Spain tells kids, ‘Sí.’

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Loading… Millan. No paywall. Children tend to use their principle caregiver as a basis for exploration and to reproduce the mental state of adults.”And while normalcy still feels light years away, Spanish families say they will continue to draw on patience and creativity as they adjust to their new normal.“For sure, my kids are feeling that something is wrong … they have their own fears and worries,” says Marcel Pagliotta, father to Cecilia and her 13-year-old brother Aldo. April 27, 2020

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Deep Read ( 3 Min. “Before the lockdown, they had never been home alone.”Teenager Daniela Alonso, a nationally-ranked swimmer in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, has gone from training 20 hours per week to doing burpee challenges alone in the living room and homework with classmates via video chat.   On Sunday, Ms. For the past six weeks, they’ve had to entertain and educate their children, as well as manage the psychological repercussions of lockdown. Parreño took Maya out to Rollerblade along the mostly empty streets of Barcelona.“It was awesome!” says Ms. Most families have coped by doing schoolwork, exercise or activity circuits, or increasing screen time.“I’m bored at home almost all the time,” says Claudia Millan 11, who lives with her parents and 6-year-old brother in Bailén, in southern Spain, “except when I’m playing on my phone or with my pet mouse.”Even with the newly relaxed measures, some aspects of lockdown life are bound to continue for the time being. On her way home, she was actually tired … and went to bed before 11 p.m. Most families have coped by doing schoolwork, activity circuits, or increasing screen time.The desire to protect the small in the hard-hit country was understandable, parents say, but children are less likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 than seniors. “Right now, it’s sunny all day, and all I want to do is go out and run and breathe fresh air.”For Aldo Pagliotta, Cecilia’s older brother, lockdown hasn’t been too much of a grind. The exception would be households that are already struggling, either financially or emotionally. for the first time since the lockdown started.”

The last time 8-year-old Cecilia Pagliotta played outside, it was still blustery winter in León.But on Sunday, the trees lining the streets were full of green leaves; flowers blossomed. Denying them fresh air and an outlet for pent-up energy felt unnecessarily punitive, especially in cities where small apartments without balconies are the norm. Confusion over who qualified as a “child” also didn’t help, with cooped-up 15- to 17-year-olds suddenly hearing last week from the government that they could have been outside, at least to run errands, all along.But despite the monotony and mounting outrage, the six-week confinement may not have the long-term consequences that many parents fear.“Children are generally more resilient and flexible than adults,” says   Catherine L’Ecuyer, a researcher in childhood development based in Barcelona. Since March 14, kids have been shuttered indoors, subject to the most restrictive coronavirus lockdown measures in Europe. Children spilled across the riverbank of this northern Spanish town, some with bikes, others with Rollerblades.“It’s the city of children!” Cecilia exclaimed to her father, Marcel, who took her out for a walk along the riverbank, greeting friends – at a distance – along the way.Cecilia, like the rest of Spain’s children, finally went outside on Sunday for the first time in 43 days. Parreño. Denying them fresh air felt punitive, especially in cities where small apartments without balconies are the norm.Elena Parreño says her 7-year-old daughter Maya has been waking up with nightmares since the lockdown began. “She skated for an hour. We never stopped moving. Send in the coronavirus detectives.The desire to protect the small and vulnerable would be understandable, parents say, but children are less likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 than seniors. for the first time since the lockdown started.”The new measures have not only provided kids with fresh air, but a much-needed break from the monotony of life indoors. “She skated for an hour. Can I go out and play? Parreño took Maya out to Rollerblade along the mostly empty streets and visited her nearby school.“It was awesome!” says Ms. Next to Italy, Spain has been the hardest-hit by the coronavirus in Europe, with more than 23,500 people having died so far.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. We never stopped moving. At 15, Daniela isn’t allowed outside for exercise until May 2, when Spain relaxes lockdown measures for adults.“I’ve been a little anxious and stressed because at this time last year, we were already training on the beach, having fun with friends,” says Daniela. His wife, Manuela, works at a supermarket and is stressed that her job may expose her family to disease.“Sometimes the kids have to be home alone for up to three hours at a time – it’s the only way we could make our schedules work,” says Mr. Courtesy of Elena Parreño

Maya Herrero plays on the street in Barcelona on her first official day outside since Spain’s lockdown restrictions on children were lifted on Sunday, April 26. Want to end state lockdowns? We should learn as much as possible from all of this.”For parents of young children, the ability to go out and play spells immeasurable relief. On her way home, she was actually tired … and went to bed before 11 p.m. He’s been using the extra time at home to read classic books, learn dialects, and make burgers for his family.And while he went for a walk Sunday with his mother, the teen was not overly excited by the prospect of hanging out with the same person he’s been stuck inside with for six weeks. )

By Colette Davidson
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On Sunday, Spain’s children got to do something they haven’t been able to do for six weeks: Go outside.The lifting of some of the most onerous restrictions in Europe not only provided kids with fresh air, but a much-needed break from the monotony of life indoors. Not having school means families have had to adjust. “Children are more at risk if they belong to households where the parents are depressed or anxious. Francisco Millan is working longer hours to keep his small business afloat. Elena Parreño says that her 7-year-old daughter Maya has been waking up with nightmares. “We’ve tried to explain the situation since the beginning.  On Sunday, Ms. Parreño. After six weeks, Spain tells kids, ‘Sí.’

Why We Wrote This

Fresh air and freedom – both sound alluring as coronavirus lockdowns continue around the world. On Sunday, Spain’s children got their first taste of both.

How the oil crash affects oil-dependent countries like Iraq

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8, 2019. The historic crash in oil prices due to the coronavirus pandemic is reverberating across the Middle East as crude-dependent countries look to offset losses. Nasser Nasser/AP/File

A protester rests by a mural with Arabic that reads, "I want my oil," in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. In Iraq, where oil revenues fund 90% of the national budget, the government is considering cuts to social benefits to cover the loss. Saudi Arabia will likely have to delay mega-projects. Egypt and Lebanon face a blow as their workers in the Gulf send back less of the much-needed dollars that help keep their fragile economies afloat.The historic crash in oil prices in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is reverberating across the Middle East as crude-dependent countries scramble to offset losses from a key source of state revenue – and all this at a time when several of them already face explosive social unrest.The economies of all the Arab Gulf oil exporters are expected to contract this year, as much as 5% in Iraq, according to the International Monetary Fund.While some Gulf countries can rely on a cushion of foreign currency reserves, nowhere in the region are the circumstances more dire than in Iraq, where oil sales fund 90% of the state budget.Iraq saw massive protests in the past months by a populace angry over the weak economy and rampant corruption – and the turmoil could erupt again. Additional cuts and measures are expected as it digs into its roughly $500 billion in foreign reserves.Target dates of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan for the completion of new cities and mega projects will likely be delayed as businesses suffer and foreign investment dips amid the pandemic.Kuwait has ample reserves as well. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to derail ongoing talks.That would save Iraq hundreds of millions of dollars, but risks triggering unrest. “But that is inevitable – Iraq will probably hit first.”In its draft 2020 budget, Iraq had been counting on revenues from oil prices at $56 a barrel to fund badly needed development projects and the bloated public sector, costing nearly $45 billion in compensation and pensions. The question is how much to cut and from whom; one recommendation is that higher-end earners take a 50% cut. Public sector workers receive a host of benefits that effectively add 50-70% to their take-home wages. Want to end state lockdowns? One proposed idea would defer paying public sector workers part of their social benefits until the financial sector improves, according to three Iraqi officials. producers and service companies have laid off thousands of employees, and greater job losses are expected as the pandemic drags on. Cutbacks in spending will only add to the pain for a population struggling to get by under coronavirus restrictions. This limits Iraq’s ability to borrow from international agencies for budgetary support.Across the region, the drop in oil prices will derail future investment and development plans.The region’s largest crude producer, Saudi Arabia, plans to cut spending by 5%, or about $13.3 billion. April 27, 2020

By Smya Kullab and Qassim Abdul-Zahra
Associated Press

Baghdad
Iraq is planning painful cuts in social benefits relied on by millions of government workers. Further constraints will be felt as an OPEC agreement to cut production levels by 23% to stabilize the oil market takes hold. May and June are expected to be particularly difficult as that is when oil storage space will be full, making it harder for countries to market oil, according to Robin Mills, CEO of Dubai-based Qamar Energy.So far it’s early, and no one has reached a stage where the budget runs out, Mr. Mills said. But the island nation of Bahrain faces a debt estimated to be equal to 105% of its GDP, even after it received a $10 billion bailout from its neighbors to avoid defaulting on a $750 million Islamic bond repayment in 2018.Other giant global oil producers will have to grapple with job losses and economic shocks.U.S. Send in the coronavirus detectives.In the capital’s Tahrir Square, protesters are still camped out, determined not to let their movement die.”Coming into summer the conditions are developing for a perfect storm for the government,” said Sajad Jiyad, an Iraq-based analyst.Oil is currently trading at $20 per barrel, dipping even lower some days to levels not seen since 2001. Coupled with its own economic crisis and financial turmoil, the anticipated losses for Lebanon will be devastating.”How are we expected to survive from now on? They include family allowances and so-called danger pay benefits for security forces.Still, experts said that won’t be enough if oil prices remain between $20-30 per barrel.”Cuts need to be deeper to make a dent in payroll, and even then, if revenues are so low there comes a point where cuts are not enough,” Mr. Hunger is knocking at the doors,” a Lebanese man told reporters this week, as he waited in a long line outside a money transfer shop in Beirut, on the last day he would be allowed to collect a wire transfer in dollars from his older brother in Qatar. Russian officials say that the nation’s solid hard currency reserves can help sustain the shock and insist low production costs allow Russian oil companies to stay profitable.The double shock of the pandemic and dropping oil prices is also expected to hit hard in Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon, which rely on a large diaspora and workers in oil-rich Arab Gulf countries who send foreign currency home.In Lebanon, remittances once made up 12.5% of GDP; in Egypt, they account for 10% of GDP. Many shale producers were already struggling before the pandemic hit, and some have filed for bankruptcy, with more expected.The price crash has dealt a blow to Russia at a time of partial economic shutdown. Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban said recently that revenue from crude exports has dropped by 50%.Now officials are debating difficult salary cuts. How the oil crash affects oil-dependent countries like Iraq

At a time of historic social unrest, the fall in oil prices is reverberating across the Middle East. Loading… Jiyad said.On top of this, expected compliance with OPEC will require Iraq to cut over 1 million barrels per day from production in May and June.Moreover, the country has been left without an effective executive to carry out reforms by an ongoing leadership vacuum since December, when Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi resigned under pressure from protesters. Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Kadhimi is due to present his proposed Cabinet to Parliament next week, but he faces opposition from key political blocs.Until his government is in place, a 2020 budget is unlikely to be approved.