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Dikdakkers – Rio Lyrics

Rio De Janeiro
Niemand houd ons nog tegen
Niets brengt ons nog van de reis
We zijn onderweg naar Rio
Want daar is het paradijs
Een land vol met mooie mensen
En voetbal, het strand, de zee
‘t is altijd feest in Rio
Wie gaat er met ons mee

Oh Copacabana nanananana
Laat de zomer nu maar komen
Kom en dans de Samba oe-la-la
Met het meisje van je dromen
Oh Copacabana nanananana
Laat de zomer nu maar komen
Kom en dans de Samba oe-la-la
Met het meisje van je dromen

Rio de Janeiro
Rio
Land van zon, samba en wijn
Rio de Janeiro
Rio
Ik wil daar zijn

Wie houd er van het leven
Wie houd er van de zonneschijn
Kom maar mee naar Rio

De stad waar me moeten zijn
Sjansen met iedereen
Dansen tot in de morgen
Daar is geen tijd voor zorgen
Je bent er nooit alleen

Oh Copacabana nanananana
Laat de zomer nu maar komen
Kom en dans de Samba oe-la-la
Met het meisje van je dromen
Oh Copacabana nanananana
Laat de zomer nu maar komen
Kom en dans de Samba oe-la-la
Met het meisje van je dromen

Rio de Janeiro
Rio
Land van zon, samba en wijn
Rio de Janeiro
Rio
Ik wil daar zijn

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Rio
Land van zon, samba en wijn
Rio de Janeiro
Rio
Ik wil daar zijn
Ja daar zijn
Ik wil daar zijn
Ja daar zijn

John Waite – If You Ever Get Lonely Lyrics

Thanks for calling it’s so good to hear your voice
You keep breaking it only again in noise
But I keep listening ’cause I never had a choice
When it came to you.
I’d love to see you
If you ever out this way
You sound happy guess things are working out Okay
And I’m getting better put in efforts in front of the other.

And I know that California is not to blame
And I know there’re millions of people in L.A.

If you ever get lonely if you miss me
If you need someone truly
Even if it’s only the sound of someone’s voice who loves you
That you need to hear you know where to find me
If you ever get lonely.

Sounds like a good time going down at the other end

You got a new life and a new love
And home new of friends
And I am listening to you expect me to pretend
That I don’t love you I don’t love you.

But if you ever get lonely if you miss me
If you need someone truly
Even if it’s only the sound of someone’s voice who loves you
That you need to hear you know where to find me
If you ever get lonely lonely oh yeah.

Will you ever really listening will you ever really be there?

But if you ever get lonely if you miss me
If you need someone truly
Even if it’s only the sound of someone’s voice who loves you
That you need to hear you know where to find me
If you ever get lonely lonely
If you ever get lonely.

Tachenko – Dame Una Pista Lyrics

Para estropear tanta calidad
Solo necesitas tiempo, tiempo
Te lo explicaré con imágenes
De momento todo el mundo al suelo
Si no sabes lo que quiero
Te hago una lista
Lo primero es lo primero
Dame un pista, dame una pista, dame una pista
Cómo no te voy a avisar
De que he estado fuera de mí
Sin táctica, sin práctica
Sin truco en el sombrero
Esto sigue siendo ilegal
Por mucho que bailes así
No hay vuelta atrás, no hay vuelta atrás
Detrás de mí no hay héroes
Fuego general, luces de hospital
Cuando quieren darnos miedo, miedo
Jurarás que no, te arrepentirás
Casi todo lo que digo es cierto
Y aunque pienses que no existo
Te hago una lista
Porque todo está previsto
Dame una pista, dame una pista, dame una pista
Cómo no te voy a avisar

De que he estado fuera de mí
Sin táctica, sin práctica
Sin truco en el sombrero
Esto sigue siendo ilegal
Por mucho que bailes así
No hay vuelta atrás, no hay vuelta atrás
Detrás de mí no hay héroes
Si no sabes lo que quiero
Te hago una lista
Lo primero es lo primero
Dame una pista, dame una pista, dame una pista
Cómo no te voy a avisar
De que he estado fuera de mí
Sin táctica, sin práctica
Sin truco en el sombrero
Esto sigue siendo ilegal
Por mucho que bailes así
No hay vuelta atrás, no hay vuelta atrás
Detrás de mí no hay héroes
Esto sigue siendo ilegal
(esto sigue siendo ilegal)
Siendo ilegal
Esto sigue siendo ilegal
(esto sigue siendo ilegal)
Siendo ilegal, siendo ilegal

Alda Celia – Rei Consolador Lyrics

“Jesus, é só dizer teu nome pra te adorar
Jesus, é só dizer teu nome pra te exaltar
Rei dos reis
Jesus, é só erguer as mãos e te magnificar
Erguer um trono com a minha adoração

Cordeiro vencedor
Te adorarei, Senhor Jesus
Meu rei consolador
Consagro a ti o meu coração
E tudo o que sou”

Red Molly – Yellow House Lyrics

This little yellow house has too many rooms Too many rooms, too many rooms This little yellow house has too many rooms And I sit all alone and cry I had me a good man, lord I let him go He went back to St Paul and I let him go I had me a good man, lord I let him go Now I sit all alone and cry And my sister’s baby boy has learned to say my name Learned to say my name, he’s learned to say my name My sister’s baby boy has learned to say my name And I sit all alone and cry And the sands in the hourglass gather down below Gather below, they gather below The sands in the hourglass gather down below And I sit all alone and cry In this little yellow house with too many rooms Too many, too many, too many rooms This little yellow house has too many rooms And I sit all alone and cry Yes I sit all alone and cry

Tee Grizzley – I Spy Lyrics

It’s a movie in this bitch, I got that Uzi in this bitch
You know I’m truely with the shits, nigga
Ayy, long black [?], I call it big nigga (Big boy)
Take a rapper his CD back, I can’t get jiggy (What a sucker)
They gon’ think I’m beatin’ you up, look, baby, stop screamin’ (Stop screamin’)
I just blew two-hundred K, I could’ve dropped Demon (Skrrt)
Dropped my first song years ago, it’s stil ain’t stop streamin’ ("First Day Out")
Tell them niggas "Stop talkin’" ‘fore they stop breathin’
You see everybody starin’ when I pass (Why?), that’s ’cause I’m in the Lamb’ (Skrrt)
Two K for some pants, ayy, chopper with the stance (Boom)
Do you still got the money? f*ck what you done have (Boy)
Livin’ in the mansion, niggas livin’ in the past
Turned a penthouse in Hollywood to a trap-spot
Big MAC, no laptops, white diamonds, black Glocks
Dick suckin’ ass, nigga, f*ck is you a mascot?
Ten Louis slippers like I been playin’ in the sandbox
Rest in peace my babies, damn, I wish my boys could see me now
Big Grizzley chain on my neck, pointers beatin’ out
You ain’t tryna deepthroat, what you speakin’ for? You tweakin’, thot
I can’t take no shower with my bitch, the water be too hot

I spy with my little eye (What?)
Thirty racks on me as we speakin’, I’m so fly (Facts)
Private jet whenever the f*ck I want, mom, I can fly (Yeah)
But them prices way too high, so I’m on Delta with my guys (Gang)

Only thing I hate about them airports is the lines
And them dirty ass dogs f*ckin’ up my dripper [?] (Them mutts)
They gon’ give me TSA ’cause I done did some time
Why y’all treatin’ me like Saddam, f*ck, y’all think I got a bomb? (I ain’t got no bomb)
Did a European tour, but I ain’t see a stage (No)
Bro said I gotta start puttin’ that shit on my page (Why?)
I say you gotta take it in, nigga, put your phone down
Just don’t put that chrome down, they want our brains blown out (Boaw, boaw)
And you know that that shit ain’t gon’ happen (No)

Can’t fall off, true balance (No)
My one AP, two Pateks (Yeah)
You can’t hold me, I’m too savage
Got a girlfriend at twelve, granny told me I’m too menace
Ayy, snuck her in the basement, f*cked that lil’ bitch on the palate

Run that dope, nigga (Dope, nigga), on these broke niggas (Broke niggas)
On these joke niggas (On these joke niggas), on these ho niggas (On these ho niggas)
You a freak bitch (You a freak bitch), you a weak bitch (You a weak bitch)
You a cheap bitch (You a cheap bitch), ain’t shit sweet, bitch? (Ain’t shit sweet, bitch?)

I spy with my little eye (What?)
Thirty racks on me as we speakin’, I’m so fly (Facts)
Private jet whenever the f*ck I want, mom, I can fly (Yeah)
But them prices way too high, so I’m on Delta with my guys (Gang, gang, gang, gang)

Don’t like hoes, I like bitches, get these hoes out (Get the f*ck out)
Don’t like hoes, I like bitches, put these hoes out (Bye)
I’m in the hot tub (For what?), get some could mouth
Kings Garden, THC shit got me zoned out
Woah, got me zoned out
[?], got me zoned out
Right here, got me zoned out
Let me get it together

Run that dope, nigga (Dope, nigga), on these broke niggas (Broke niggas)
On these joke niggas (On these joke niggas), on these ho niggas (On these ho niggas)
You a freak bitch (You a freak bitch), you a weak bitch (You a weak bitch)
You a cheap bitch (You a cheap bitch), ain’t shit sweet, bitch? (Ain’t shit sweet, bitch?)

Ayy, ayy
I spy with my little eye (What?)
Thirty racks on me as we speakin’, I’m so fly (Thirty)
Private jet whenever the f*ck I want, mom, I can fly (Yeah)
But them prices way too high, so I’m on Delta with my guys (Gang)

And some hoes too (And some hoes), and some poles too (And some pole)
We got that low too (Got that low), better do what I told you (Bitch)
Tell the truth everytime I get on ProTools, nigga
Gang

Kota The Friend – B.q.e Lyrics (feat. Bas & Joey Bada$$)

[Verse 1: Kota the Friend]
Self-made, no flex, ooh
Self paid, no debt, ooh
We ain’t takin’ no bets, lot of y’all full of regrets
Pay me and give me respect
Y’all playin’ easy to get, I’m playin’ Russian Roulette
Y’all sellin’ out for the check
We holdin’ out for the kids
Free black and don’t flip
Gold rope the whole crib, low bread, the whole loaf
Go hard or go home, go home and don’t trip
Same block, same whip
Free as a bird, used to be runnin’ from 12, live and you learn
Now we just flip ’em the bird
Poppy you give me the word
Copy you heard, I step on the Myrtle I’m on the wave now
Bet you got nothin’ to say now
You better get out the way and better get comfortable catchin’ this fade now
Stay in your lane, either you get on the train or watch on the wave
There ain’t no stoppin’ the play
Hoppin’ up out of the flames
[?] island today
Get your peace up on the board
Bought a crib by the lake
Still pull up in the fort, real comin’ for the fake
Showin’ love through the hate
Still tryna end a war, momma said I need a break
Maybe when I’m in the Forbes, generation’s on the board
Generations in the bank, ayy

[Chorus: Kota the Friend & Joey Bada$$]
Ayy, is you gettin’ on this train?
Miss it and you gon’ be late
You could catch another wave
But we hoppin’ on the B-Q-E
Doin’ 90 on the B-Q-E
You could find me on the B-Q-E
Get behind me on the B-Q-E
Ayy, ayy, yuh (Badmon)

[Verse 2: Joey Bada$$]
I pull up, I skrrt (skrrt)
Drop top and I’m wearin’ no shirt
She know I’m a flirt (Flirt)
One hand on the wheel another hand up her skirt
She know I’m a mur
I’m on the 2-7, then back to the turf
I be the old school like I’m servin them work
When I’m local, I be goin’ bezerk
Hit up old fools might back up the club for the f*ck of it
Talkin’ my [?] she be lovin’ it

Start to build hoods and you know I be tuggin’ it
None of my niggas can f*ck with the government
They just be thuggin’ it, I just be playin’ it smart
I don’t be judgin’, I’m playin’ my part
Show the fake love and then play with your heart
Gotta learn to just play with the cards dealt
These niggas too hard on their-self
Niggas too hard to offer them help
I don’t work too hard for all this wealth
For the first two bars for how all of it felt
Ayy, still in the field like inner field
Or M-O-B play centerfield
Rain on the day just take the wheel

[Chorus: Kota the Friend & Bas]
Ayy, is you gettin’ on this train?
Miss it and you gon’ be late
You could catch another wave
But we hoppin’ on the B-Q-E
Doin’ 90 on the B-Q-E
You could find me on the B-Q-E
Get behind me on the B-Q-E (It’s Bassy)
Yuh, yuh, yuh, ayy

[Verse 3: Bas]
For every day I made dollars, I made dollars
‘Cause my Burroughs, he gave knowledge
How the city move, y’all better pay homage
I don’t pity you niggas that make comments to create drama
You gon’ find them tryna go viral
Judge, jury, execution, no trial
I was sinkin’ deep sleep, watching bitches creep
Streets make it hoes so vile
I’m from Queens where they line you up with a cold smile
And the whole time you be thinkin’, “Damn, that bitch so fine,”
“Oh, my,” she not
Born in a ditch and you die in a box
But I’m on a mission, a man of ambition
My latest addition, retire my Pops
So anyone threatenin’, I’m firin’ shots

[Chorus: Kota the Friend]
Ayy, is you gettin’ on this train?
Miss it and you gon’ be late
You could catch another wave
But we hoppin’ on the B-Q-E
Doin’ 90 on the B-Q-E
You could find me on the B-Q-E
Get behind me on the B-Q-E
Yuh, yuh, yuh, ayy

Seventh Day Slumber – Man Down Lyrics

(No, no…
Wake up. Wake up. It’s just a dream.)

I can hear the screams deep inside of me
Like a siren piercing through my brain
Your insanity is my reality
Crawling out of this nightmare every day

I go back to these haunted memories
In the trenches, each moment I’m awake
How long until I break?

Man down, we’ve got a man down
Crying for help but I can’t make a sound
Trapped inside
My own mind
I’m losing control of all my emotions
Is there a cure for these wounds that I’ve opened?
I’m bleeding out
We’ve got a man down

In the aftermath I watch the hour glass
Counting down till my senses start to fade
Running terrified through a house of lies
Every room full of thoughts I can’t escape

The cycle plays again, I can’t let it win
I’ve come too far just to throw it all away

Hanging on for one more day

Man down, we’ve got a man down
Crying for help but I can’t make a sound
Trapped inside
My own mind
I’m losing control of all my emotions
Is there a cure for these wounds that I’ve opened?
I’m bleeding out
We’ve got a man down

Why can’t I wash away,
The scars of yesterday?
I’m falling to my knees
God can you take this from me?

Man down, we got a man down
Crying for help but I can’t make a sound
Trapped inside
My own mind

Man down, we got a man down
Crying for help but I can’t make a sound
Trapped inside
My own mind
I’m losing control of all my emotions
Is there a cure for these wounds that I’ve opened?
I’m bleeding out
We’ve got a man down

We’ve got a man down

(He’s still down. Still down.)

Hugh Coltman – Isolation Lyrics

Paroles de la chanson Isolation :
Oh I have been thinking
All night watched you sleeping
‘Cause I couldn’t keep my eyes closed
We’ve tried ’cause we had to
Told lies like they were true
But ties they are frayed and won’t hold
Look into my face my eyes are red
And the ashtray’s been up all night, all night

[Refrain]
Oh Isolation I just cannot get through
I don’t know what else to do
Isolation, I’m not the one to kiss and tell
Could it be it’s time to say farewell

It’s alright to let go and take flight
When you know that a sigh takes the place of a shout

Oh why are these windows shut tight ?
Are you so scared of night and the voice of this town ?
When I think of how
I’ve tried to get you out of the chaos behind your eyes
Oh I, oh I

[Refrain]
Isolation I just cannot get through
I don’t know what else to do
Isolation, after everything I’ve tried
Could it be it’s time to say goodbye ?
Goodbye

Oh it was not so long ago
When I thought I knew your mind
Now your hands are shaking
And your eyes won’t even meet mine

Oh I, oh I

[Refrain]

Tachenko – El Coche Real Lyrics

El coche real nos lleva a mejor puerto, un puerto mejor …
Aquí hay gran nivel, no pienso apostar fuerte al precio que estoy

El coche real nos lleva a mejor puerto, un puerto mejor …
Aquí hay gran nivel, no pienso apostar fuerte al precio que estoy

Y todo el día en la estación central
Y todo el día en la parte continental
Y todo el día en la “experiencia Aimar”
Ni toda la noche ni todo da igual

Abajo el telón, si hablas por los codos viajo peor
Y un susto mayor, espera en la cuneta un susto mayor

Y ahora la realidad me quiere como soy
No puedo simular más preocupación

Estoy muy bien, estoy muy bien …
Y estrellas potentes me quieren hacer estatua
Sin saber que me puedo escapar
Que sólo un nombre me hace temblar
Y ni princesas ni idiotas quieren dejarme escapar
Sólo sus nombres me hacen temblar …

El juego infantil se acaba, da la vuelta y miro el reloj
Y miro el reloj, no llego a mejor puerto, un puerto mejor …

Y ahora la realidad me quiere como soy
No puedo simular más preocupación

Estoy muy bien, me faltas tú …

El juego infantil se acaba, da la vuelta y miro el reloj …

Alda Celia – Hineh Ni Adonai Lyrics

“Eu vi o meu Senhor
Sobre um alto e sublime trono
Cercado pelos serafins
Ao som da sua voz, prostrado eu me lancei
Quem há de ir por nós? A quem enviarei?
Hinêh ni adonai (2x)
Eis me aqui, Senhor, envia-me
Meus lábios vem tocar com brasas do altar
Pra proclamar teu reino e frutificar

Hinêh ni adonai, hinêh ni adonai
Como posso me calar?
Como posso me ausentar?
Se o teu coração pulsa tão forte, ó Senhor
Pelas almas que se vão;
Como ovelhas sem pastor
Usa-me como um canal do teu imenso amor”

Kodaline – Saving Grace Lyrics

When you’re out in the open
And you’re tired of hoping
I’ll be there in a moment
I’ll be by your side
When you’re scared and you’re lonely
When there’s no one to hold you
I just want you to know that
I’ll be by your side

You keep me strong when I can’t carry on

When you lose your feet, fall down to your knees and your heart’s about to break
I will be your saving grace
When your eyes can’t see, take my eyes from me
When you’re lost and losing faith
I will be your saving grace

Be my, be my, be my saving grace
Won’t you be my, be my, be my saving grace

When my heart’s getting older
And my body is breaking down
In my head yeah I know that I’ll be by your side
I don’t know about the future

No one knows what the future holds
All I know is I know that I’m giving you my life

You keep me strong when I can’t carry on

When you lose your feet, fall down to your knees and your heart’s about to break
I will be your saving grace
When your eyes can’t see, take my eyes from me
When you’re lost and losing faith
I will be your saving grace

You keep me strong when I can’t carry on

When you lose your feet, fall down to your knees and your heart’s about to break
I will be your saving grace
When your eyes can’t see, take my eyes from me
When you’re lost and losing faith
I will be your saving grace

Be my, be my, be my saving grace
Won’t you be my, be my, be my saving grace

Machine Gun Kelly – Bloody Valentine Lyrics

The simulation just went bad
But you’re the best I ever had
Like handprints in wet cement
She touched me, it’s permanent

In my head, in my head
I couldn’t hear anything you said but
In my head, in my head
I’m calling you girlfriend, what the f*ck

I don’t do fake love but I’ll take some from you tonight
I know I’ve got to go but I might just miss the flight
I can’t stay forever, let’s play pretend
And treat this night like it’ll happen again
You’ll be my bloody valentine tonight

I’m overstimulated and I’m sad
I don’t expect you to understand
It’s nothing less than true romance
Or am I just making a mess

In my head, in my head
I’m lying naked with you yeah
In my head, in my head
I’m ready to die holding your hand

I don’t do fake love but I’ll take some from you tonight (Take some from you tonight)
I know I’ve got to go but I might just miss the flight
I can’t stay forever, let’s play pretend
And treat this night like it’ll happen again
You’ll be my bloody valentine tonight

I can’t hide how I feel about you
Inside, I’d give everything up
Tonight, if I could just have you
Be mine, be mine, baby

I can’t hide how I feel about you (I cannot hide these feelings, no)
Inside, I’d give everything up (I cannot hide these feelings)
Tonight, if I could just have you (I’d give up everything for you)
Be mine, be mine (I give up everything)
Ay

I don’t do fake love but I’ll take some from you tonight (Take some from you tonight)
I know I’ve got to go but I might just miss the flight
I can’t stay forever, let’s play pretend
And treat this night like it’ll happen again
You’ll be my bloody valentine tonight

Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na, na-na na-na (Just tonight)
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na, na-na na-na (Just tonight)
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na, na-na na-na (Just tonight)
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na (In my head, in my head)
Na-na-na-na, na-na na-na (Just tonight)

(Were we on two track?)

Birmingham 6 – Birmingham 6 Lyrics

Birmingham 6, the Birmingham 6
Everybody talks about the Birmingham 6

Birmingham 6, the Birmingham 6
Nobody knows if they really exist

IRA, MI5
Who can tell when the government lies?

Kick us out, put us down
In your own blood, you will drown
Birmingham 6, the Birmingham 6
Nobody knows if they really exist
Kick us out, put us down
In your own blood, you will drown
Cut our tongue, make us blind
We will fight against your crime

Birmingham 6, the Birmingham 6

Birmingham 6, the Birmingham 6
Nobody knows if they really exist

IRA, Judgement Day
All God’s children come out to play

Kick us out, put us down
In your own blood, you will drown
Birmingham 6, the Birmingham 6
Nobody knows if they really exist
Kick us out, put us down
In your own blood, you will drown

Cut our tongue, make us blind
We will fight against your crime

Birmingham 6, the Birmingham 6
Everybody talks about the Birmingham 6

One! Two! Three! Four!
Justice is a dying whore
Five! Six! Seven! Eight!
Imprisoned ’til you fade away
Nine! Ten! Eleven! Twelve!
Never leave your prison cell

Birmingham 6, the Birmingham 6
Nobody knows of the Birmingham 6

Birmingham 6, the Birmingham 6
Nobody knows if they really exist

IRA, MI5
Who can tell when the government lies?

Kick us out, put us down
In your own blood, you will drown
Birmingham 6, the Birmingham 6
Everybody talks about the Birmingham 6
Cut our tongue, make us blind
We will fight against your crime
Birmingham 6, the Birmingham 6
Everybody talks about the Birmingham 6

Seventh Day Slumber – Sober Lyrics

Another memory bringing me to another step
Another step bringing me closer to the edge
I can feel it in my chest
Thoughts of my past burning inside my head

And I can’t take another day
So let the shadows hide my face
I wanna be free from this
No matter what it takes

Wake me up when it’s over
This hurts too much sober
I never wanna feel again
Take me back to the old days
When I couldn’t feel pain
I never wanna feel again

I wanna medicate but I gotta sit through the pain
To tell the truth, I almost put the bottle up again
I made a promise to my kids

Daddy’s never going back no matter how hard it gets

And I can’t take another day
So let the shadows hide my face
I wanna be free from this
No matter what it takes

Wake me up when it’s over
This hurts too much sober
I never wanna feel again
Take me back to the old days
When I couldn’t feel pain
I never wanna feel again

(I never wanna feel again)

Wake me up when it’s over
This hurts too much sober
I never wanna feel again
Take me back to the old days
When I couldn’t feel pain
I never wanna feel again

(I never wanna feel again)

Hugh Coltman – She Signs Her Name Lyrics

She was working both day and night
Wanted to write more than the headlines
You know we’ve all got a rent to pay
She’d smile and say
Shrugging her shoulders high

Stepping into the rain
As the light drains away
Sitting down on her train
She slips into the dream again
Where she signs her name…

I just do what I have to do to make it through
That’s what she’ll tell you
But when she’s waking at 3am
Cold sweats again
Her head working over time

Stepping into the night
To the city she confides
Some are born with the right
But the ones like us must try
To sign our names
To sign our name

She wakes up
An hour after she went to sleep
She makes up
Dries the tears from her cheek
There’s nothing left to see
Just who could she be

Stepping into the rain
As the light drains away
I watch her crossing the street
And then I go back to bed
To sign her name
To sign her name

John Waite – Better Off Gone Lyrics

I can see there’s no easy way out
A paper cup half-full of gin
Behind the wheel of a Lincoln Continental
Driving down your street again

I take your ghost out on the freeway
Out from the memory of your leaving
A thousand miles till the day break over Tulsa
Where no one’s heard about you

‘Cause one of these days you’re gonna be with somebody
And I, I don’t wanna hurt no one
Gonna let these horses run straight in to the morning sun
I’m better off gone, yeah, yeah, I’m better off gone, yeah, yeah

Out in the rhythm of the white lies
Just the inner state of me
I place my bet on a hand that I was winning

And it made a loser out of me

‘Cause one of these days you’re gonna be with somebody
And I, I don’t wanna hurt no one
Gonna let these horses run straight in to the morning sun
‘Cause I’m better off gone, yeah, yeah, yeah

‘Cause one of these days you’re gonna be with somebody
And I, I don’t wanna hurt no one
Gonna let these horses run straight in to the morning sun
Yeah

And like a bullet from a gun
You see, yeah
I’m better off gone, yeah, yeah
I’m better off gone, yeah, yeah

Better off gone
Better off gone

Tachenko – Entrada De Artistas Lyrics

Sí que empezamos bien
Y viajeros al tren
Lo que me quitáis, luego me lo dais
¿o es que acaso no lo veis?

Y me vuelve a pasar
Cuando vuelvo a mirar
No he perdido el don, mi mejor canción
Pronto la regalaré

Y ahora lo único importante es pasarlo bien
(que el partido está perdido ya lo sabéis)
Vuelves, quieres que te diga que eres un diez

Que no encuentras la salida. Y vamos a ver

Quién te puede enseñar
A vivir otra vez
Yo en mis cálculos rompo el círculo
Nunca me acostumbraré

¡Vamos, quiero conocer la parte de atrás!
No te enfades, no te agobies: das para más
Yo he perdido la cabeza, y ya me da igual
Porque igual sueño contigo hasta despertar

Lukas Graham – Love Songs Lyrics

I can hear you’re wasted
And you’re wasting time on me again
I can hear you knocking
On my front door and it’s 3AM
So I call you a taxi
From my pillow, I wish you’d take a hint
And hop on in the backseat
‘Cause I got patience but it’s wearing thin

No, I’m not answering
No, I won’t let you in

Now I know you hear these love songs
And you think they’re all about you
So you turn your radio up
And you sing along
And you tell all of your friends
That I’m not getting over you
Guess I’m too good of a man
To tell you the truth

This is stupid
How could you think that you inspired me?
I guess when you got nasty
That’s what inspired me to leave
Now everybody asks me
Why I never let you back again

I never tell ’em you’re a monster
I know things now, I didn’t know back then

No, I’m not answering
No, I won’t let you in

Now I know you hear these love songs
And you think they’re all about you
So you turn your radio up
And you sing along
And you tell all of your friends
That I’m not getting over you
Guess I’m too good of a man
To tell you the truth

No, I’m not answering
No, I won’t let you in

Now I know you hear these love songs
And you think they’re all about you
So you turn your radio up
And you sing along
And you tell all of your friends
That I’m not getting over you
Guess I’m too good of a man
To tell you the truth

Boston Manor – Monolith Lyrics

[Refrain]
Lock the door and hit the gas
Lock the door and hit the gas
Lock the door and hit the gas
Lock the door and hit the gas

[Verse 1]
I can’t scratch the itch
Can’t crawl out of the crater
I can’t quench the thirst
Cut myself on the paper
And I’m barely getting by
This hole keeps getting deeper
And deeper and deeper

[Chorus]
Hey you, f*ck you too
I’ll do what I want when I want to
You’ve already got it all
How could you ever need some more
Hey you, f*ck you too
I’ll do what I want when I want to

[Refrain]
Lock the door and hit the gas
Lock the door and hit the gas
Lock the door and hit the gas
Lock the door and hit the gas

[Verse 2]
I’m frozen in the headlights
And I don’t know what to say
My thoughts are turning empty
My palette’s turning grey
And I just need to whisper
But maybe I’m too late

I don’t know what to say

[Chorus]
Hey you, f*ck you too
I’ll do what I want when I want to
You’ve already got it all
How could you ever need some more
Hey you, f*ck you too
I’ll do what I want when I want to
You’ve already got it all
How could you ever need some more

[Refrain]
Lock the door and hit the gas
Lock the door and hit the gas
Lock the door and hit the gas
Lock the door and hit the gas

[Bridge]
Well they all crawl out of the woodwork
They crawl out to feast on your fun
They’re oh so righteous and oh so smart
The chaos has barely begun

[Chorus]
Hey you, f*ck you too
I’ll do what I want when I want to
You’ve already got it all
How could you ever need some more
Hey you, f*ck you too
I’ll do what I want when I want to
You’ve already got it all
How could you ever need some more

Boston Manor – Stuck In The Mud Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I saw you crying on the train today
I didn’t know what to do, I didn’t know what to say
Just keep it in, just keep it safe
Don’t tell them how you’re feeling, they’ll look the other way

[Chorus]
Now I’m stuck in the mud and I don’t know what to do
I’ve got that sinking feeling, I’m calling out to you
And I’m getting older, and I know that you are too
But we could live forever just show me what to do

[Verse 2]
I missed my mother on the train today
I wish that I could call her, make it go away
Now I’m 20-something, it’s not ok
Be a brave soldier and find your own way

[Chorus]
Now I’m stuck in the mud and I don’t know what to do
I’ve got that sinking feeling, I’m calling out to you
And I’m getting older, and I know that you are too
But we could live forever just show me what to do

[Verse 3]
You saw me crying on the train today
You didn’t know what to do, you didn’t know what to say
Don’t kill my fire, don’t kill my graze

Just tell me everything, is gonna be ok

[Bridge]
I’m lost in the dark
I can’t find the way
I’m lost in the dark
I can’t find

[Chorus]
Now I’m stuck in the mud and I don’t know what to do
I’ve got that sinking feeling, I’m calling out to you
And I’m getting older, and I know that you are too
But we could live forever just show me what to do

Now I’m stuck in the mud and I don’t know what to do
(I missed my mother on the train today)
I’ve got that sinking feeling, I’m calling out to you
(I wish that I could call her, make it go away)
And I’m getting older, and I know that you are too
(Don’t kill my fire, don’t kill my graze)
But we could live forever just show me what to do
(Just tell me everything, is gonna be ok)

Now I’m stuck in the mud and I don’t know what to do
I’ve got that sinking feeling, I’m calling out to you
And I’m getting older, and I know that you are too
But we could live forever

Young Ellens – Dior Lyrics

[Songtekst van “Dior”]

[Intro]
‘K hoef mezelf niet te warren man Jordan, schande man!
Ben met Wayne vandaag man (Hé)
Nek
Ha-ha-ha-ha (Ooooooh)
Aah!

[Chorus]
Ik ben never lacking, beter zoek je dekking!
Heb een young nigger met die automatic
En me Louboutin’s doen de Blood Walk
Off-White’s of die Triple S, en we swipen Dior, Dior
Ha-ha-ha-ha (Ooooooh)
En we swipen Dior, Dior
Ha-ha-ha-ha (Ooooooh)
Ik ben never lacking, beter zoek je dekking!
Heb een young nigger met die automatic
En me Louboutin’s doen de Blood Walk
Off-White’s of die Triple S, en we swipen Dior, Dior
Ha-ha-ha-ha (Ooooooh)
En we swipen Dior, Dior
Ha-ha-ha-ha (Uh, let’s get it)

[Verse 1]
Ik pluk ‘m [?] op me tellie
Ik had niet eens ribba maar zat in een Merrie
Ellens ze fles ik weet zij kijkt af, ik kan niet leven in een bijstand
Ik draag die Christian Dio-o-or (Dior)
Ik draag Triple, G, Cartier, Moncler, Amiri jeans zijn destroyed!

Gannoe’s bossen en we laten lossen, heb die Rose Gold en die stalen klokken
En ik haal 40k van die plastic
Ga niet in billen voor nigga’s, we openen zelfs die financieel mannen zijn lacking!
In het veld meer zon, bussdown on my wrist schijnt net zon
Louis Vuitton, veel tassen met bon
4PF, al me zakken zijn bom! (Ha-ha-ha)

[Chorus]
Ik ben never lacking, beter zoek je dekking!
Heb een young nigger met die automatic
En me Louboutin’s doen de Blood Walk
Off-White’s of die Triple S, en we swipen Dior, Dior
Ha-ha-ha-ha (Ooooooh)
En we swipen Dior, Dior
Ha-ha-ha-ha (Ooooooh)
Ik ben never lacking, beter zoek je dekking!
Heb een young nigger met die automatic
En me Louboutin’s doen de Blood Walk
Off-White’s of die Triple S, en we swipen Dior, Dior
Ha-ha-ha-ha (Ooooooh)
En we swipen Dior, Dior
Ha-ha-ha-ha (Uh, let’s get it)

Fascinating Aida – Companies Using Nifty Taxation Systems Lyrics

(Intro)

(Spoken)
Welcome, Ladies, Gentlemen, Taxpayers. Tonight you have spent your money wisely buying a ticket to see FA. Financial Advisors. And now it time to get a return on that investment with some good advice, listen up

(Sung)
Paying taxes is a grind
It can hit you with a bump
It can be an awful bind
It gives everyone the hump
But if you don’t want to pay
Then your quite within the law
You can stash your cash away off shore. (off shore x2)

Welcome to the world of shadow banking
No one really knows what goes on here
Want to pay no tax on your earnings
We can make those earnings disappear
Hide em in the Cayman’s, Turks and Caicos, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Jersey too
Only Little people pay taxes, people like you (and you x4)

We’re companies using nifty taxation systems to hide our bumps
Massaging money from haven to haven using shell banks and false funds
Or we offset our cost against taxed in Great Britain were tax is appallingly high
Then declare ours profits in Monaco and we get to keep all the pie
That’s why companies using nifty taxation systems spells cunts

(Spoken)
Ladies and Gentlemen she’s the newly appointed head of emerging markets. So could you please welcome the fragrant, the freshly minted, the fiscal fem fatal, who is Ms Sarah Louise Young

(Sung)
Tax evasion is illegal
But avoiding tax is not
So to best protect your assets
And to hang on to what you’ve got
Build a clause into a trust
Which you set up in Delaware
And if an auditor comes calling
The trust is designed to fly elsewhere
Look its gone to Bermuda

Welcome to the world of market finance
Manage all your moola, with a plomb
As a high net worth individual
Declare yourself officially non dom
The city of London will take care of business
It has more power than the Inland Revenue

Only saps ad suckers pay taxes, teacher’s and nurse’s and fools like you and you

We’re companies using nifty taxation systems to hide our bumps
We can make the incumbent chancellor of the exchequer, look like a dunce
Our teams of accountants and lawyers always find they always have something to do
Handy for loopholes and dodges to further increase the Touchnecrew
We’re companies using nifty taxation systems that’s cunts

(Spoken)
Lets hear from those trumpets
(Trumpet Imitations)

Libraries will have to close (sad but necessary)
Fewer bobbies on the streets (stay indoors)
Disabled people losing benefits (scroungers)
And less BBC repeats (don’t knock dad’s army)
Ever larger student fees (so sweet from the chaps)
Obs and Gynie wards to shut (use a condom)
Legal aid is been reduced and our fighting forces cut

(Sung)
Welcome to a world that has no frontage
Capital is free free free to flow
Though we may twice as rich as Creasers
We come better than let a penny go
The country is broke and the pundits tell us we could really help if we paid up too
But we don’t use the NHS or crap state schooling that’s for little people like you (and you x5) (you too x2) You two
Oh they went offshore years ago

We’re companies using nifty taxation systems to hide our bumps
Along with oligarchs, drug barons and rock stars who had high moral principles, well maybe once
It’s all very well to say people like us should hang ours heads in shame, but if you owed the Euro millions you’d do the bloody same
Then declare ours profits in Monaco and we get to keep all the pie
That’s why companies using nifty taxation systems you be rolling in lolly and chugging by the bolly, you be thrilled to join the international band of solid gold plated… CUNTS

Seventh Day Slumber – Your Eyes Lyrics

I wish I could forget the way I looked back then
I can’t believe what I’ve become
Every picture speaks a thousand words
It’s the story of "I’m not enough"

Don’t wanna relive the past
I just wanna get back
To feeling comfortable in my own skin
Every step I take
Leads me further away
And the story plays on again

You say there’s beauty in me
But it’s so hard to believe
Why can’t I see me through your eyes?
You say you love me but why?
Feels like I fail every time
I just wanna see me through your eyes

(Oh-whoa, oh-whoa-oh)
I just wanna see me through your eyes

I wish I could forgive myself, relieve the guilt
So much I wish I hadn’t done
Every morning brings new life to breathe
But I don’t feel like waking up

All their whispers feed
Insecurities
Starving everything I could have been
Can I separate,
From the masquerade,
Before the story comes to an end?

You say there’s beauty in me

But it’s so hard to believe
Why can’t I see me through your eyes?
You say you love me but why?
Feels like I fail every time
I just wanna see me through your eyes

(Oh-whoa, oh-whoa-oh)
I just wanna see me through your eyes
(Oh-whoa, oh-whoa-oh)
I just wanna see me through your eyes

Show me what you see (see in me)
Trying to believe (to believe)

You say there’s beauty in me
But it’s so hard to believe
Why can’t I see me through your eyes?
You say you love me but why?
Feels like I fail every time
I just wanna see me through your eyes

You say there’s beauty in me
But it’s so hard to believe
Why can’t I see me through your eyes?
You say you love me but why?
Feels like I fail every time
I just wanna see me through your eyes

(Oh-whoa, oh-whoa-oh)
I just wanna see me through your eyes
(Oh-whoa, oh-whoa-oh)
I just wanna see me through your eyes

John Waite – Further The Sky Lyrics

When you don’t know where you’re going and you don’t know why
It feels like another day’s beaten into the night
Lay your head on my chest
Well, my beating heart pounds out the reason for this life

The higher you reach, the further the sky
The more miles you walk, the longer the road
The steeper you climb, the harder you stand to fall
The stronger you get, the heavier the load, yeah, heavier the load

I wish I could give you the answers on paper and ink
I wish I could stop all the tears before they start falling
But we’re feeling our way and we’re always beginners
We’re all cuts and no scars here

The higher you reach, the further the sky
The more miles you walk, the longer the road
The steeper you climb, the harder you stand to fall

The stronger you get, the heavier the load, yeah, heavier the load

The higher, the higher, the higher you reach
The further, the further, the further the sky
The higher, the higher, the higher you reach
The further, the further, the further the sky, yeah
The further the sky, yeah

The bigger the dream, the rougher the ride
The truer the love, the deeper the ache
The blinder the faith, the tougher the go

The higher you reach, the further the sky
And the more miles you walk, the longer the road
The steeper the climb, the harder you stand to fall
The stronger you get, the heavier the load, yeah, heavier the load

Alright, the steeper the climb
The higher you reach, the further the sky

Parents refuse to send children to school in Denmark as coronavirus restrictions lift

Parents refuse to send children to school in Denmark as coronavirus restrictions lift

Denmark’s opening of schools faster than most others in this time of COVID-19 has not been welcomed by all. Many parents refuse to send their children to school.

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Tom Carstensen

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Denmark was one of the first countries to reopen schools and child care centers after early success in curbing the coronavirus.

Kids up to the age of 12 have been in child care and school since the middle of April. But while many parents are relieved about classes resuming for young children, others are less enthused.

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

Esme Emma Suctu runs Momster, an online community with thousands of members. She says there’s been plenty of anger and outrage since the announcement about young kids going back to school.

“We had a lot of reactions, and it was clear for us to see that people were against this. These moms primarily were focusing on their kids; the government was gambling with their kids’ lives. They were feeling this was a very unsafe solution. Some of them even said something like, ‘They feel that our kids are being pushed into the front lines; like it’s in a war zone.’”

Esme Emma Suctu, Momster

“We had a lot of reactions, and it was clear for us to see that people were against this. These moms primarily were focusing on their kids; the government was gambling with their kids’ lives. They were feeling this was a very unsafe solution. Some of them even said something like, ‘They feel that our kids are being pushed into the front lines; like it’s in a war zone.’”

There is also a large Facebook group where parents opposing the reopening meet. It’s called My Child Should Not Be a Corona Guinea Pig and has more than 40,000 members.

One of them is Elisabeth Sommer. Both of her parents have serious health issues.

“My 10-year-old son [could] be infected with COVID-19 at school, and then [be] bringing it home to them.”

She also thinks the massive changes the children have to face in the new way of going to school cannot be good for them.

Related: Fires, orchestras, parachutes. Some other ways to describe coronavirus — besides war.

“My boy’s school sent home 14 pages of information about all the precautions they’re taking to keep kids safe,” she said. “But that is also a lot of things the children have to do. It’s just too much for children.” 

And school life is indeed very different now for children and parents. Drop-off times are divided into five-minute intervals to minimize personal contact. Everyone is supposed to stand at least 2 meters apart. At first, the kids had to wear color-coded logos around their necks. That’s because they’re organized into smaller class sizes and more structured playtime.

A lot of the children are grouped together with just a couple of other classmates. Again, to limit contact. And many of them now have different teachers.

Some parents don’t feel comfortable with all of the changes. And rightly so says psychologist Grethe Kragh-Müller. She teaches at the University of Aarhus. She says these kinds of distancing rules are difficult to apply to children.

Related: Kids in Spain venture outside for the first time in weeks as lockdown gradually eases up

“I’m concerned because I don’t think it’s a good idea to start putting the little ones to child care and school,” she said. “Maybe they can learn the rules by heart. But they won’t be able to understand the rules, and they won’t be able to follow them because their brain is not mature enough.”

That’s stressful in and of itself, but she is also thinking about the impact on their emotional well-being. 

“I’m concerned we might see a lot of anxiety in children because what is this disease — where is it? It can be everywhere. It can be on me. I’m afraid this will raise a lot of questions in the heads of these little children and create anxiety in them.”

Grethe Kragh-Müller, psychologist

“I’m concerned we might see a lot of anxiety in children because what is this disease — where is it? It can be everywhere. It can be on me. I’m afraid this will raise a lot of questions in the heads of these little children and create anxiety in them,” she said.

Medical experts here say the risks are manageable — because young children, overall, are not becoming very sick from COVID-19. But that’s just not reassuring enough for many parents.

Related: Corona Diaries: Open-source project chronicles pandemic life via voice notes

The Danish government is now talking about the possible return to schools for children older than 12. No final decision has been made just yet. But what does seem likely is that any move to reopen more schools will be received with mixed reactions. 

Russia’s prime minister tested positive for COVID-19. What does it mean for Russian politics?

Russia's prime minister tested positive for COVID-19. What does it mean for Russian politics?

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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin during their meeting via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia April 30, 2020.

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Economist Thomas Piketty: Pandemic exposes the ‘violence of social inequality’

Economist Thomas Piketty: Pandemic exposes the 'violence of social inequality'

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A protester displays a banner during a left-wing May Day demonstration as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Vienna, May 1, 2020.

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Ugandan archbishop breaks with tradition to promote birth control during pandemic

Ugandan archbishop breaks with tradition to promote birth control during pandemic

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Primah Kwagala is a health rights lawyer in Uganda and CEO of Women’s Probono Initiative.

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The archbishop of the Church of Uganda has broken with tradition to publicly urge women to use birth control to avoid getting pregnant during the pandemic.

Stephen Kazimba Mugalu, who was enthroned as archbishop on March 1, put the onus on women to prevent unwanted pregnancies. 

“I am really concerned [that] after [this] coronavirus situation, we will have many, many women who will be pregnant. Actually, we need to be careful. I want to call upon you women — don’t forget to use your contraceptives because we don’t want [you] to have unwanted pregnancies,” Kazimba said. “These guys are there; they are eating and doing things [having sex]. Be careful because these men, they don’t care. You women [must] be careful.”

Related: South Korea reels from latest high-tech, online sex trafficking case

Uganda has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in East Africa and sex education and access to contraceptives is limited.

The World’s Marco Werman spoke with Primah Kwagala, a human rights lawyer in Uganda who focuses on the health rights of women

Marco Werman: What was your reaction, Primah, when you heard the archbishop’s comments?

Primah Kwagala: My reaction was a bit of shock. I could not believe that an archbishop could come out in support of the use and provision of contraceptives to women and girls in Uganda. For the longest time, religious entities have been the roadblock to access to contraceptives.

So, you’re encouraged. What about the Ugandan public? How did they react?

It is not easy to tell what the public is thinking right now because of a lockdown. We have a mandatory curfew beginning at 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., so most of us are home.

Related: COVID-19 interrupts fertility plans for hopeful couples in the United Kingdom 

So, are you surprised that the archbishop chose the pandemic lockdown as a time to promote birth control in Uganda?

I am not particularly surprised because he’s very new in the system. So, his message, that came when the Easter weekend was, I must say, received with mixed reactions. Because then there are people thinking: Are we sure he meant what he said? We are studying him. Because then, you know, they have meetings and protocol. So, it’s not clear if he just said it in the heat of the moment or if it’s something that he actually prepared to speak about because everyone was at home. And Ugandans are very religious people. Almost 80% of Ugandans subscribe to some Christian religion. So, the archbishop is actually held in very high regard. So, for him to say that was received with mixed reactions. Of course, for the rest of us health rights activists who are very excited about the message, we’re promoting it. But then we don’t know what will happen after.

Related: How groups are helping domestic violence survivors during coronavirus lockdowns 

Yeah, what do you think will happen? Do you think this message from the archbishop will kind of take hold and be impactful?

I think so. Because as activists, we tend to use it as an advocacy tool to encourage the government to avail and provide access to contraceptives for all women and girls of reproductive age, including those between the ages of 12 to 17 so that we can be able to prevent teenage pregnancies.

Related: Rohingya women are traditionally kept out of leadership roles. Will the coronavirus change that?  

Yeah. So, it sounds like faith makes a teen pregnancy and birth control generally a particularly thorny issue in Uganda. How does Uganda compare to other countries in East Africa on these issues?

Compared to Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda’s teenage pregnancy rates are quite high. Having a mind shift, I think, is really something we are struggling with. Amid this, the religious communities are in charge of the health and education sector in the region.

Related: Women in Mexico take to the streets to protest femicide 

Primah, I hear children in the background. Are kids in classes? How are you able to practice as a lawyer?

Currently, even legal services have been rendered nonessential, so we are not working, except for very emergency cases, say if someone needs bail. Because there are lots of people being arrested for breaking the curfew.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. 

Warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico raise alarm as US storm season approaches

Warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico raise alarm as US storm season approaches

On Easter Sunday, dozens of tornadoes tore across Southeastern US, killing more than 30 people. The deadly cluster of storms coincided with waters in the Gulf of Mexico that were three degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the long-term average.

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As storm season begins in the southeastern US, scientists are casting a wary eye on the warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico.

Science links above-average sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico to larger tornado clusters and supercharged hurricanes in the southern and southeastern United States. The tornadoes that hit the southeastern US on Easter Sunday, resulting in over 30 deaths, came as water in the Gulf of Mexico was running three degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the long-term average.

Tornado season in the US generally runs from March through June and hurricane season follows right on its heels. Warm waters in the Gulf provide “a basic fuel” to these massive storms, explains atmospheric scientist Kevin Trenberth, a distinguished scholar at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research and a faculty affiliate with the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

RelatedWarming ocean waters turned Hurricane Michael into a superstorm

“Warm, moist air wants to rise, and as it rises, the moisture condenses [and] creates extra heating — we call it latent heating — in the atmosphere,” Trenberth says. “All of this convection in the atmosphere moves heat from lower levels into the upper part of the atmosphere and then it gets transported by the jet stream and the circulation to other parts of the world. Some of it can actually radiate to space. [Storms are] one way the atmosphere responds.”

Different types of atmospheric disturbances tap into this heat, but essentially “they’re all trying to move the heat away, in some sense,” Trenberth explains. “It depends quite a bit on the nature of the disturbances — whether there are a lot of, say, individual thunderstorms, or whether there are these larger supercell complexes that can indeed trigger major tornado outbreaks.”

In 2017, similarly warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico led to disastrous consequences, as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria all caused massive destruction. In 2018, one of the hotspots in the global ocean was off the east coast of the Carolinas, Trenberth notes. Hurricane Florence developed in this area, producing 30-40 inches of rain and catastrophic flooding.

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A lot can happen between now and the start of hurricane season to change the current conditions in the Gulf, but if storms moving toward the US encounter the right environment, they could again become exceedingly dangerous.

Trenberth says the lack of preparedness for the novel coronavirus that he is seeing in the US and around the world is “really dismaying,” and has a parallel in the realm of storm preparedness.

“The big warning sign was in 2005, with Katrina, Wilma and Rita. … The concern was certainly there. What has been disappointing, from my standpoint, is how little preparedness seems to have developed.”

Kevin Trenberth

“The big warning sign was in 2005, with Katrina, Wilma and Rita — all these Category 5 storms that occurred then,” he says. “I went to some meetings, which had heads of states of some of the islands in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico…and, correctly, they were very concerned about two things: the rise in sea level, and stronger hurricanes. So, the concern was certainly there. What has been disappointing, from my standpoint, is how little preparedness seems to have developed.”

Hurricane Harvey in 2017 highlighted this problem, Trenberth points out: “The total lack of adequate drainage systems, building in wrong places and building structures that weren’t prepared in Southern Texas,” he says. “The lack of preparedness in Puerto Rico was astounding, appalling. … The warnings have been there. Why isn’t there more effort to prepare for the sort of thing scientists have more or less guaranteed, but can’t say exactly when?”

“Once global warming is here with us, no vaccine is going to be developed that will make it go away.”

This is the paradigm for global warming, Trenberth warns. Global warming is coming, but there is one crucial difference between global warming and a deadly virus like COVID-19. Unlike a virus, for which we can ultimately develop a vaccine, “once global warming is here with us, no vaccine is going to be developed that will make it go away.”

“So, I think this is a warning sign,” Trenberth says, “and I certainly hope the governments around the world and the peoples around the world can take account of that.”

This article is based on an interview by Steve Curwood that aired on Living on Earth from PRX.