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Drake – Time Flies Lyrics

All the niggas ’round me ride or they die
Gotta watch the time ’cause it’s flyin’ right by
Too turnt, baby girl, you know me
Yeah
Heart’s still on javelin, baby
Too turnt, baby girl, you know me
I was pullin’ off ‘fore they knew me
Sometimes I wish there was two of me or three of me
When it was you and me
I felt like I love you too much to change you
You believe in angles more than angels
Feel like I’ve been going through too much to explain to you
But I’m still the same way I was when I came to you
Everything I have, what I had to exchange for you
Everything I’ve been through, I can’t even complain to you
Wish it stayed the same for you, sorry
I’m sorry
And-and-and-and—
I’m outside in a—
I’m-I’m-I’m-I’m— (I’m-I’m-I’m-I’m—, I’m-I’m-I’m-I’m—)
I’m outside in a—
I’m-I’m-I’m-I’m— (I’m-I’m-I’m-I’m—, I’m-I’m-I’m-I’m—)
I’m outside in a—
And-and-and-and I’m outside in a—
I’m-I’m-I’m-I’m— (I’m-I’m-I’m-I’m—, I’m-I’m-I’m-I’m—)
I’m outside in a—
Woi-oi, woi-oi-woi-oi-woi-oi-woi-oi-woi-oi All the niggas ’round me ride or they die
Gotta watch the time ’cause it’s flyin’ right by
Too turnt, baby girl, you know me
I just caught a shawty off a finsta
Just threw on a hoodie, it’s a Crenshaw
Way that I been livin’ unconventional
I’m just tryna make it to the end, ya know
Certain things just started gettin’ tenser
Think we need to have us an adventure
I could be your man but maybe down the road
Right now I would rather see my heart turn to chrome
Rather see my heart turn crystal
I can’t even front like I don’t miss ya
Right now I’m just stuck inside the crib on my own
Soon as I free up, I’m ’bout to pop up on your phone like
I’m outside in an AMG
Right outside, TT
Too turnt, baby girl, you know me, yeah
Who am I? Yeah, I’m outside in an AMG
Right outside, TT
Too turnt, baby girl, you know me, yeah
Still with the dawgs that I grew beside
All the niggas ’round me ride or they die
Gotta watch the time ’cause it’s flyin’ right by
I’m outside in an AMG, yeah
Right outside, TT
Too turnt, baby girl, you know me
Who am I?

5 Seconds Of Summer – Monster Among Men Lyrics

[Verse 1: Michael]
Demons hide behind my back
And I can’t see them, one, two, three, four
Leading me to do their dirty work
Won’t let them knock down my door
[Pre-Chorus: Michael]
The stupid truth is I’m so bad for you
[Chorus: Luke/All]
Oh-no-no-no, I can’t take it
Oh-no-no-no, I won’t break your heart again
I don’t wanna be a monster among men
Oh-no-no-no, I can’t take it
Oh-no-no-no, I won’t break your heart again
I don’t wanna be a monster among men
Oh, no, don’t wanna be a monster among men
Oh, no, don’t wanna be a monster among men
[Verse 2: Luke]
Fight your, always ’bout to fall just like sand
Castles, three, two, one, go
Strong hold, it’s time for me to admit
That I’m an asshole, so here I go
[Pre-Chorus: Luke]
Oh, the stupid truth is I’m so bad for you
[Chorus: Luke/All]
Oh-no-no-no, I can’t take it
Oh-no-no-no, I won’t break your heart again
I don’t wanna be a monster among men
Oh-no-no-no, I can’t take it
Oh-no-no-no, I won’t break your heart again
I don’t wanna be a monster among men
Oh, no, don’t wanna be a monster among men
Oh, no, don’t wanna be a monster among men
[Instrumental Bridge]
[Chorus: Luke/All]
Oh-no-no-no, I can’t take it
Oh-no-no-no, I won’t break your heart again
I don’t wanna be a monster among men
Oh-no-no-no, I can’t take it
Oh-no-no-no, I won’t break your heart again
I don’t wanna be a monster among men
Oh, no, don’t wanna be a monster among men
Oh, no, don’t wanna be a monster among men

Jonathan Edwards – King Of Hearts Lyrics

Hey, brothers and sisters, come gather round
And I will sing for you this song I learned
Yes, today I can say I’ve heard good news
Today the king of hearts has returned
Hey, brothers and sisters, come and gather round
Please just for a little while hear me
Please dry your eyes if you’re alone
Today the king of hearts has come home
And I can tell you of the prison walls
For all of their doors lay open now
We can go walkin’ right out of them
The freedom, the king of hearts has come
Now he’s in a room with a locked door
He’s painted all his friends on the wall
I can hear him sing out to them
Singing of the king of hearts for all
And I will tell you of the prison walls
For all of their doors lay open now
We can go walkin’ right out of them
The freedom, the king of hearts has come
Hey, brothers and sisters, come and gather round

Penal Colony – Hypothalamus Now! Lyrics

Can’t see
Can’t speak
Exfoliate vertebrae
Sitting on my America
Papered the floor
Walking on the coal bed
Getting cut off at the knees
Got a siphon for the big three
Stuck in my neck
Won’t tell what they take out
It’s just a test
9 back:
The trilateral tree metriculates
Wrested underlings
Razing the moor
Dr. Gull exhumed
Got a stage ride head
Spasm catheter
Pulls back from the meadow
Strapped like the calf is the lamb
Ireland
No running
Got “the talking” going on
In my head
Mary Nichols is the pro choice rally
Hypothalamus now! Hypothalamus now! Here in the colony
Tell of the relative gone
Hypothalamus now! Hypothalamus now! Hypothalamus now! Kicking at the sight of us
Must be time
Now I got it on the clock
I buckled at 17
Checked on the stem
Thought it was done
Had to wait until four
Saw your scribe
And thought it was mine
No knots in the rope
“All of you watching me”
In the constant
Postulating from the fence
Phoemes turning sideways
Got it factored all wrong
Seizured on the time end
Coming back to it
Here in the colony
Never thought they’d make it
Here in the colony
Tell of the relative gone
Out comes the skull saw
Spit-clean, the bitemarks
ATF picnic, can I get a witness? Hypothalamus now! Kicking at the sight of us
Must be time

Chung Ha – Stay Tonight Lyrics

[Romanized:]
I feel you bitgwa eodum geu sai
Neon naui gyeoteuro (all the time)
Warning warning wae iri seotuni
Neol naege matgyeobwa bwa ah~
Siganui heureumjocha kkamake
Jiwobeorin bam jiwobeorin bam nana
Gamatdeon du nunmajeo hayake
Gipeojineun bam
Dagawa naege i sungan
Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Stay
By my side
Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Stay
I bam hyanggie tto chwihago
Meomchuji anado dwae
Sta-a-a-ay
Deoneun umjigil su eopdorok
Gipsugi seumyeodeureo
Stay with me
Oooh
Tonight
Stay tonight
Tell me what you wanna do
Run away or stay
Toni-ah-tonight
Toni-ah-tonight
Toni-ah-tonight
Tell me what you wanna do
Run away or stay tonight
Nan pieonaneun bulkkotcheoreom ah~
Neol hyanghae tto beonjyeoga
Dagawa naege i sungan
Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Stay
By my side
Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Stay
I bam hyanggie tto chwihago
Meomchuji anado dwae
Sta-a-a-ay
Deoneun umjigil su eopdorok
Gipsugi seumyeodeureo
Stay with me
Oooh
Tonight
Stay tonight
Tell me what you wanna do
Run away or stay
Toni-ah-tonight
Toni-ah-tonight
Toni-ah-tonight
Tell me what you wanna do
Run away or stay tonight
Stay by my side
Tell me that you will
Stay here tonight
Tell me that you will
Stay with me
Oooh
Tonight
Stay tonight
Tell me what you wanna do
Run away or stay
Toni-ah-tonight
Toni-ah-tonight
Toni-ah-tonight
Tell me what you wanna do
Run away or stay tonight
[Korean:]
I feel you 빛과 어둠 그 사이
넌 나의 곁으로 (all the time)
Warning warning 왜 이리 서투니
널 내게 맡겨봐 봐 ah~
시간의 흐름조차 까맣게
지워버린 밤 지워버린 밤 nana
감았던 두 눈마저 하얗게
깊어지는 밤
다가와 내게 이 순간
Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Stay
By my side
Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Stay
이 밤 향기에 또 취하고
멈추지 않아도 돼
Sta-a-a-ay
더는 움직일 수 없도록
깊숙이 스며들어
Stay with me
Oooh
Tonight
Stay tonight
Tell me what you wanna do
Run away or stay
Toni-ah-tonight
Toni-ah-tonight
Toni-ah-tonight
Tell me what you wanna do
Run away or stay tonight
난 피어나는 불꽃처럼 ah~
널 향해 또 번져가
다가와 내게 이 순간
Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Stay
By my side
Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Stay
이 밤 향기에 또 취하고
멈추지 않아도 돼
Sta-a-a-ay
더는 움직일 수 없도록
깊숙이 스며들어
Stay with me
Oooh
Tonight
Stay tonight
Tell me what you wanna do
Run away or stay
Toni-ah-tonight
Toni-ah-tonight
Toni-ah-tonight
Tell me what you wanna do
Run away or stay tonight
Stay by my side
Tell me that you will
Stay here tonight
Tell me that you will
Stay with me
Oooh
Tonight
Stay tonight
Tell me what you wanna do
Run away or stay
Toni-ah-tonight
Toni-ah-tonight
Toni-ah-tonight
Tell me what you wanna do
Run away or stay tonight

Glass Animals – Dreamland Lyrics

[Chorus]
Pullin’ down backstreets, deep in your head
Slippin’ through dreamland like a tourist
Pullin’ down backstreets, deep   in   your head
Slippin’ through   dreamland like a tourist
[Verse 1]
That first friend   you had, that worst thing you said
That perfect moment, that last tear you shed
All you’ve done in bed, all on Memorex
All around your head, all around your head
[Chorus]
Pullin’ down backstreets, deep in your head
Slippin through dreamland like a tourist
Pullin’ down backstreets, deep in your head
Slippin’ through dreamland like a tourist
[Verse 2]
You’ve had too much of the digital love
You want everything live, you want things you can touch
Make it feel like a movie you saw in your youth
Make it feel like that song that just unopened you
You were ten years old, holdin’ hands in the classroom
He had a gun on the first day of high school
You want something bizarre, old conceptual cars
You want girls dressed in drag, you want boys with guitars
[Chorus]
Pullin’ down backstreets, deep in your head
Slippin’ through dreamland like a tourist
Pullin’ down backstreets, deep in your head
Slippin’ through dreamland like a tourist
[Verse 3]
You see in Kodachrome, you see pink and gold
You see Mulholland glow, you see in airplane mode
All around round your head, all around round your head
All around round your head, all around round your head
[Outro]
You float in the pool where the soundtrack is canned
You go ask your questions like, “What makes a man?”
Oh, it’s 2020, so it’s time to change that
So you go make an album and call it Dreamland

Ynw Melly – Disturbia Lyrics

[Intro]
Yeah
Yung Lan on the track
YNW, that’s right, YNW
Oh yeah, YNW
Hunnid bands for a kilo, nigga
[Chorus]
When   you   slangin’ that, I   swear (Swear)
You better slang that shit   for everybody (Everybody)
Whoever ridin’ ain’t die for you
When you gimme that, I swear
I wouldn’t dare take off on everybody
Whoever heard it or doubted me
Disturbia, disturbia (Disturbia)
My life creepy like Rihanna said
Disturbia, disturbia (Disturbia)
And we try to get money
[Verse 1]
Huh, huh, huh, bitch, it ain’t funny
Me and trigger hot, threw you under like a bunny
She bouncin’ on the dick so good I thought she has bungee, huh
Cord on the side of her ass, boy
Hop in the coupe and it’s fast, huh
I’m tryna press the gas, huh
I’m tryna run up the cash, huh
I’m tryna run up the racks, huh
I f*ck your bitch in the splat, huh
Me and my nigga, we pulled up in that splat
It’s a high-speed chase, I don’t know ’bout all that
And I promise that I’ll never ever turn on you (Never ever turn on you), ooh
(I’ll never turn on you, ah, ooh, ah, ah, ah)
And I promise that I’ll never ever turn on you (Yeah)
[Chorus]
When you slangin’ that, I swear (Swear)
You better slang that shit for everybody (Everybody)
Whoever ridin’ ain’t die for you
When you gimme that, I swear
I wouldn’t dare take off on everybody
Whoever heard it or doubted me
Disturbia, disturbia
My life creepy like Rihanna said
Disturbia, disturbia
Whoever heard it or doubted me
[Verse 2]
Ooh, you cannot breathe without me baby
Ooh, you can’t even eat without me, baby
I know you can’t sleep without me (No)
I know you know that I’m scared, I can’t cheat
And truth could tell, we got it out the street
We keeped it plenty and we bussed it down
Thirty five thousand, we had to go spend it
And get it, and get it again
I done hit lick with thirty five bitches
Now my bros go again
And my heart so f*ckin’ big it can’t fit inside my chest
And this liquor keep me boolin’, man, I swear I feel the best
And that p*ssy was stank so I swear I had to put that shit to rest
We won’t beat a bitch, I won’t touch this
And. 40 on my waist, f*ck your breasts, yes
And shootin’ at your motherf*ckin’ flesh
And she gon’ suck the dick, and again, yeah
[Outro]
When you gimme that, I swear
I wouldn’t dare take off on everybody
Whoever heard it or doubted me
If you slangin’ that, I swear (Swear)
You better slang that shit for everybody (Everybody)
Whoever ridin’ ain’t die for you (Yeah)
Young nigga world

Israelis create new lawful patterns of protest amid pandemic

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It’s free. This story was reported by The Associated Press. AP writers Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow, Zen Soo in Hong Kong, Yuri Kageyama in Tokyo, Fisnik Abrashi in Berlin, and Abdi Guled in Nairobi, Kenya, contributed reporting.Editor’s note: As a public service, the Monitor has removed the paywall for all our coronavirus coverage.

"If we want to succeed, we need to do it the right way," said the protest organizer, "We obey the law."

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Israelis maintain social distancing during a "Black Flag" protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and government corruption, at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel on April 25, 2020. Netanyahu, cited the coronavirus crisis for the about-face. But the country, known for its informal, in-your-face mentality, seems to be setting a new standard for public protests in the age of coronavirus.During the past two weekends, thousands of people have gathered in perfect geometric patterns in Tel Aviv’s central square to comply with social distancing rules as they express their anger over the continued rule of a prime minister charged with serious crimes.The demonstrations, resembling a vast glowing human matrix in stunning aerial photos, have become a symbol of Israel’s dueling political and health challenges. We will try at least to do things that have a chance,” she said. Schwarzmann said she does not expect to demonstrate every week, but that activists will continue to find creative ways to protest.A group of business owners, for instance, plans another convoy this week to press for financial help, while a good-government group is organizing another Tel Aviv demonstration on Saturday in support of the Supreme Court.”I don’t know if we will succeed. Activists have also held smaller demonstrations in Jerusalem.The Tel Aviv protests have been vocal and visible. “We obey the law.”Civic protests are common in Israel. Netanyahu’s hand-picked justice minister all but shuttered the country’s court system, postponing the prime minister’s trial until May. Participants wearing face masks hoisted Israeli and black flags, held signs reading “Crime Minister” and beamed their cellphone flashlights into the air for cameras above.The demonstrators, estimated to be in the thousands, have been orderly. Netanyahu’s supporters and opponents held counter demonstrations outside the Supreme Court, which is to decide next week on legal challenges to the coalition agreement. “But this protest is not about beautiful pictures. In pre-pandemic times, demonstrations by some groups, including Arab citizens, Ethiopian immigrants, and ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, sometimes ended in clashes, with police accused of using a heavy hand. April 30, 2020

By Josef Federman
Associated Press

Jerusalem
Social distancing doesn’t come naturally in Israel. Loading… Both sides appeared to obey social-distancing rules.Protests in Israel are not always so mild-mannered.Jerusalem market vendors barred from opening their vegetable stalls recently scuffled with police. The big picture in this country is not that beautiful. Many believe his actions, cloaked in the battle against the coronavirus, are really aimed at avoiding prosecution for corruption charges and remaining in power.Last month, citing the coronavirus, Mr. In the occupied West Bank and Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, security forces at times use lethal force against stone throwers.Demonstrators in some other countries have struggled to adapt to the age of social distancing.Russia has experienced some online protests, and anti-nuclear activists in Japan are encouraging people to protest on their balconies on May 9.In other places, including southern Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., Germany, Lebanon, and Somalia, protesters have flouted social-distancing rules.In Hong Kong, which has banned public gatherings of more than four people, a few hundred anti-government protesters recently attempted unsuccessfully to split into small groups and were dispersed by police.In Lebanon, hundreds of protesters set banks on fire and hurled stones at soldiers in riots triggered by a the country’s financial crisis that was exacerbated by a weeks-long virus lockdown. Israelis create new lawful patterns of protest amid pandemic

In Israel, demonstrators remain vocal against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s criminal charges in a social-distanced mass protest. Schwarzmann, a particle physicist at Israel’s renowned Weizmann Institute of Science, said she never intended to become a political activist but was galvanized by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s behavior. Earlier this week, a man was killed in clashes.Ms. That’s why we are protesting.”On Thursday, Mr. Schwarzmann’s brothers, who brought a large box of chalk with him the first week. As word spread on social media, the convoy grew to hundreds of vehicles, many of them stopped by police en route to Jerusalem. They also contrast with some other hot spots of civic unrest at a time when gatherings are restricted or banned around the world.”If we want to succeed, we need to do it the right way,” said protest organizer Shikma Schwarzmann. Police say there have been no arrests.”It’s nice to have nice pictures, because it gives us exposure,” Ms. Schwarzmann, her three brothers, and some friends organized what they expected to be a small protest convoy. While Israel has largely kept its outbreak in check, over 200 people have died and its economy has been ravaged as unemployment spiked to 25%.The protesters have held three gatherings in Tel Aviv, with volunteers telling people where to stand by marking the ground with “X’s” carefully spaced over six feet apart from one another.The X’s were the idea of one of Ms. Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz.Mr. Gantz, who had vowed never to sit in a government with Mr. The middle-of-the-night order came just two days before the trial was to begin.Days later, a Netanyahu ally suspended parliamentary activity, temporarily preventing opponents from proceeding with legislation that could have barred the Israeli leader from serving as prime minister.In their first act last month, Ms. Demonstrators honked horns and waved black flags from windows but remained in their cars to comply with public health instructions.In recent weeks, the grassroots “Black Flag” movement turned its attention toward the   new coalition agreement between Mr. Schwarzmann said. When the government imposed movement restrictions last month, it made exceptions for protests as long as participants stayed two meters, or six feet, apart.A holy presenceMs.

Remote Ramadan: How pandemic alters month of fasting, philanthropy

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Instead of baking treats for her neighbors, this year she says she will use her savings to donate more to local Muslim charities that are assisting South Africans who have lost their income.“Of course, you miss the warmth of seeing people and spending time together,” she says. Yet, as a South African teacher tells the Monitor, the coronavirus lockdown has drawn into focus what is important about the holy month. Mousavi, the Iranian journalist.Across the Muslim and Arab world, soulful Quranic recitations and tarawih prayers from mosques that would ring throughout the night air like a spiritual soundtrack are absent.Charity amid uncertaintyThe coronavirus has disrupted another basic pillar of Ramadan: charity.With markets and mosques closed and social distancing costing many people their jobs, Afghans who normally scrape by through manual labor are in even more dire straits.While charitable organizations step up efforts and Afghans abroad send money for relief efforts back home, Kabul residents roam their neighborhoods before sunset and pass out meals of meat and rice to the growing number of Afghans being pushed below the poverty level.“The Afghan government, social media, religious people, and clerics emphasize charity and encourage people to give,” says Hidayatullah Noorzai, head of a Kabul-based NGO Afghanistan Social Growth, which focuses on literacy and women’s and children’s rights. Ahmed says.Yet there will be no big gatherings of family and friends or food drops at the mosque this Ramadan as Mr. This is a very different Ramadan,” says Mojtaba Mousavi, a Tehran journalist who methodically washes packaged sweets he orders via an app to remove any virus traces.This year, rather than frequenting shops or souks, Iranians are ordering homemade holiday staples of zoolbiya – saffron-infused curls of sugar-syrup-encrusted dough – and bamiya dough balls via an app and brought by gloved deliverymen.Quieted CairoArab cities have lost their late-night bustle. Akbar Tado/Antara Foto/Reuters

A man reads the Quran inside a mosque as the holy month of Ramadan is observed amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Mamuju, West Sulawesi province, Indonesia, April 24, 2020. “But I think there will also be a lot more giving.”

AMMAN, Jordan; JOHANNESBURG, and LONDON
For Jordanian lawyer Abu Jihad, this marks the first Ramadan that he will not share the sunset fast-breaking meal of iftar with his 72-year-old mother, who lives five miles away on the other side of Amman.As sunset approaches, Abu Jihad and his family video-chat and send his mother photos of their tables set for the nightly meals. Remote Ramadan: How pandemic alters month of fasting, philanthropy

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Outwardly, at least, Ramadan this year is unrecognizable to the world’s Muslims. No paywall.A holy presenceBut amid COVID-19 lockdowns from South Africa to Afghanistan, Chicago to Cairo, Muslims are adapting to not only observe but amplify the pillars of a month of fasting, prayer, and giving.Iftar from afarOne of the largest changes for the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims is to iftar.Extended families, friends, neighbors, and even complete strangers normally gather for iftar for 30 nights, as Muslims revel in each other’s company in a spiritual social season. Cosmopolitan Arab cities like Cairo have lost their late-night bustle.Shuttered mosques, separated families, and muted festivities: The Muslim world has never seen a Ramadan like this in over 1,300 years as followers mark a holy month defined by community and charity in self-isolation.But amid the coronavirus lockdowns, Muslims are adapting to not only observe but amplify the pillars of a month of fasting, prayer, and giving.Mariam Adams, a high school teacher in Cape Town, South Africa, says what is important about Ramadan has not been lost. But not this year.Post-iftar gatherings, when families and friends sit for tea, coffee, and snacks late into the night, have now evolved to evening phone calls and Facebook live-streams of living-room debates and impromptu dessert-making.Yet sharing is still possible. Ahmed enters his first full week living under a lockdown.“We share what we have during Ramadan, because that’s what’s in the interest of our collective humanity,” he says. As a broke college student three decades ago, he would rely on his neighbors’ generosity for iftar meals.Now head of veterinary education at the Maiduguri zoo, he in normal years invites his neighbors and extended family to iftars and delivers boxes of meals to his mosque for the less fortunate in his neighborhood.“In sharing what I have during Ramadan, I feel more like a human being,” Dr. But without people, residents say it is not the same. April 30, 2020

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Deep Read ( 5 Min. “But this year, what is in the interest of our collective humanity is also staying at home to stop this virus.”   At the other end of the continent, South African Muslims began Ramadan as the country’s strict lockdown entered its fifth week, forgoing pastimes such as smoking shisha and eating dates in the tiny cafes that dot Johannesburg’s Fordsburg neighborhood or strolling door-to-door in Cape Town with plates of samosas and vetkoek – savory donuts – to share with their neighbors.Mariam Adams, a Cape Town high school teacher, says Ramadan under lockdown has drawn into focus what is important about the holiday.“Even under lockdown, charity is still possible,” Ms. )

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The images across the Muslim world are startling this Ramadan: Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque, the three holiest sites in Islam, are empty. Nedal says.“Ramadan was usually time for people to be closer to each other. And as soon as he breaks his fast, he is on the phone with his mother and brothers.“If we cannot break bread physically, we can still reach out and connect verbally,” he says, noting that he now makes 10 to 20 phone calls between sunset and midnight each evening.Shuttered mosques, separated families, and muted festivities – the Muslim world has never seen a Ramadan like this in over 1,300 years as followers mark a holy month defined by community and charity in self-isolation.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. Instead, their solution is simple: pray at home with loved ones.In Iran, one of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19, religious services, prayers, speeches, and Quranic recitations are placed on live feeds via social media.          Shortly before sunset, wearing gloves and a mask, Amira Nedal places a platter of spicy rice and chicken kabseh on the floor of the elevator of her Amman apartment building and sends it up to her fourth-floor neighbor.Within minutes the elevator returns with a bowl of her neighbor’s famous lentil soup.“We can still share iftar if we cannot share a room,” Ms. “It is as if we are watching a play without any actors.”Instead, some Cairo residents have decided to hold mini concerts, playing music and even religious songs from their balconies to their neighborhoods.‘Pray at home’ ordersThe images are startling: Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque, the three holiest sites in Islam, are empty. “Even under lockdown, charity is still possible,” she says. In Iran, the famous Quranic reading gatherings in the holy cities of Qom and Mashhad, a staple of the holy month, have been canceled.But one of the biggest losses for Muslim communities is the shuttering of local mosques and the banning of public tarawih prayers, the communal late-night prayers held each night of Ramadan.Arab states, Israel, and Turkey have issued nighttime curfews starting before or just after sunset to prevent citizens from forming their own public late night tarawih prayers, gatherings that could reach the hundreds to thousands.Clerics in Egypt and Saudi Arabia have issued fatwas declaring that prayers via Skype or other online platforms are invalid communal prayers. “We can see the lights, we can cook the food, but we cannot actually live or taste the Ramadan experience,” says Shareef Fadl, a Cairo business-owner, who watches Ramadan lights from his apartment balcony. Adams says.Instead of baking treats for her neighbors, this year she says she will use her savings to donate more to local Muslim charities that are assisting South Africans who have lost their income. “Everyone is trying to share their food with the poorest.”For Nigerian conservationist Tijjani Ahmed, Ramadan was always synonymous with giving. Loading… Raneen Sawafta/Reuters

A Palestinian Musharati wearing a mask beats a drum to wake Muslims to have the predawn meal before they start their daylong fast, as they observe the holy month of Ramadan in Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, April 28, 2020. Even Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, held his annual Quranic recitation via video conference.“It has become normal today to be invited to a live Instagram religious ceremony,” says Mr. There is a Ramadan-shaped hole in Cairo, where the month is normally celebrated with a nighttime festival of lights, lanterns, colorful tents, music, and food amid packed street markets.This year, mosques and homes remain lit and colorful banners hang between Cairo streets.
No paywall. “Of course, you miss the warmth of seeing people and spending time together,” she says. “The social part is quieter, but I think there will also be a lot more giving.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free.

How COVID-19 may change rules of engagement with China

And this week, a statement from Beijing maintained that Chinese aircraft and naval vessels had turned back an American Navy ship in the South China Sea.The U.S. But it has for some time been mounting naval patrols in the area to underscore its opposition, and that of neighboring states, to Chinese claims of sovereignty over the sea’s reefs and islands. side to focus on the epidemic prevention and control on its homeland, contribute more to the international fight against the pandemic and immediately stop military actions that harm regional security, peace and stability.” said no such confrontation occurred. Amid the contradictory accounts, a Chinese military spokesman pointedly declared: “We urge the U.S.
President Trump, under pressure over his handling of the virus’ spread, has turned his fire on China’s belated response to the initial outbreak. For now, China seems confident that economic self-interest, whether among African states or more advanced Asian and European trade partners, will blunt long-term damage to its commercial or geopolitical position.China’s ambassador to Australia this week, for instance, warned of possible economic retaliation over that nation’s support for an international review of the COVID-19 spread. There are also signs of growing discomfort with China outside the U.S. China, which detained the Chinese-born writer, criticized the award. 15, 2019. On that score, China seems determined to pair a pursuit of its national interests with a readiness to take advantage of areas where the U.S. Loading… politics ahead of November’s election, both President Trump and his presumptive Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are making China an important issue. Mr. This month, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said it could not be “business as usual” with Beijing after the pandemic, adding: “We will have to ask the hard questions about how it came about and how it couldn’t have been stopped earlier.”   A number of members of Parliament in the ruling Conservative Party are also pressing for a rethink of the government’s decision to allow a role in the country’s 5G telecommunications network for the Chinese company Huawei – a decision made over objections from the Trump administration.Even in Africa, where China’s mammoth investment, loan, and infrastructure project, Belt and Road, has widened its influence, COVID-19 has caused friction, with a rare public show of anger over reports of discrimination against African nationals in the campaign to control the virus in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Biden’s campaign is highlighting President Trump’s effusive personal praise of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, implying that he has, in fact, been soft on China. He was sentenced in February to a 10-year prison sentence on an allegation of “illegally providing intelligence overseas.”Earlier this month, amid criticism in China’s state news media of Sweden’s pandemic response, the Swedes closed the last of their so-called Confucius Institutes, part of a Chinese cultural and language program with facilities around the world.The European Union, meanwhile, has been bristling over China’s much-trumpeted provision of assistance to several EU member states, especially those like Italy where resentment of the union’s initial delay in providing help has fed anti-EU sentiment.A longer-term EU concern involves an economic truth COVID has brought into focus: China’s position as the world’s main source of urgently needed items like ventilators and protective equipment. It is a literal description of a reassessment of relations with Beijing among a number of China’s trade and economic partners – a process building for several years, but accelerated and intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not just because of what a number of governments have called Beijing’s lack of transparency over the virus. Anything like a complete break seems very unlikely. London
How in the world are we to deal with China?It’s not meant as a rhetorical question, nor a provocative tabloid headline. How COVID-19 may change rules of engagement with China

Why We Wrote This

A lack of transparency about COVID-19 has deepened the concerns many countries already had about their relations with China. It began several years ago with the detention of writer and publisher Gui Minhai, a Swedish national who had been critical of China’s government. But that growing discomfort must compete with economic self-interest. 

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Swedish Culture and Democracy Minister Amanda Lind presents a literary award, the Tucholsky Prize, to Swedish writer Gui Minhai in Stockholm, Nov. In Africa, there’s been a rare public show of anger over reports of pandemic-related discrimination against African nationals in southern China.For now, China seems confident economic self-interest will blunt long-term damage. It has been aggravated by China’s political strategy since COVID-19   was brought under control there.There is particular resentment over China’s campaign to reframe the narrative, favorably comparing its response to that of democratic governments abroad and making high-profile gestures of assistance to hard-hit countries.Even Western states with important trade ties to China – like Germany, France, Australia, and New Zealand – have supported calls, rejected by Beijing, for an independent inquiry into how and where the virus began, how it was dealt with, and how it spread.In Sweden, which has had close ties with China, COVID-19   also seems to have accelerated a downturn in relations. A recent Pew Research Center poll found nearly two-thirds of respondents had an unfavorable view toward China, the highest since it began asking the question in 2005. On the geopolitical stage, Washington was increasingly concerned about China’s military buildup in the South China Sea.President Donald Trump’s tariff war with China, and human rights concerns over its policies in Hong Kong and the forced “reeducation” of hundreds of thousands of Uyghur   Muslims, have since brought a new chill.But COVID-19 – initially hidden, in China – has raised political antagonism to a level not seen in years. China looks likely to figure prominently in the presidential campaign. In many countries, concern over Beijing’s lack of transparency about the virus has been aggravated by its effort to reframe the narrative in its favor. Washington is worried about China’s military buildup in the South China Sea, and a tariff war and human rights concerns have brought a new chill. seems malleable or vulnerable. Xi views its true competitor as the U.S. April 30, 2020

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Deep Read ( 4 Min. Germany, with the EU’s largest economy, has begun looking at tightening safeguards against China’s taking controlling stakes in German companies during the economic downturn caused by the pandemic – an issue also recently highlighted by the EU’s commissioner for competition.In Britain, now formally out of the EU, COVID also appears to be prompting a reassessment. A recent Gallup Poll found only 33% had a positive opinion on China, lower than in the aftermath of its 1989 crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square.With COVID-19 dominating U.S. Thus, with the pandemic spreading overseas, China shrugged off criticism in mid-April and arrested prominent pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong. That would suppose a root-and-branch reversal of decades of globalization, and a rupture with the world’s second-largest economy.Yet with COVID-19   dramatizing political differences and economic interdependencies with China, a far more skeptical redrawing of future rules of engagement seems on the table.That’s especially true in the United States, China’s main rival and the world’s largest economy. )

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With COVID-19 dramatizing many countries’ political differences and economic interdependencies with China, a redrawing of rules of engagement seems on the table.In the United States, bipartisan resentment over Chinese trade practices has been building for several years. Where it will end is impossible to say. Western states with important trade ties – Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand – have supported calls for an independent inquiry.A longer-term concern involves China’s position as the main source of urgently needed items. Germany is looking at tightening safeguards against China taking controlling stakes in German companies. Trust deficit: The roots of Russia’s standoff with the WestEven before the Trump administration, there was growing bipartisan resentment over Chinese trade practices: pressure on American firms in China, technology theft or industrial espionage, and the use of state subsidies and currency-rate adjustments to disadvantage overseas competitors. Last week, with Washington withdrawing financial support from the World Health Organization, China announced an additional contribution of $30 million to the WHO. In Britain, Conservative members of Parliament are pressing to rethink Huawei’s role in the 5G network. That led Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to emphasize that this “reasonable and sensible” proposal was not aimed at any specific country.Yet as an increasingly assertive world power, China under Mr.

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Economics of hope: How EU keeps workers’ jobs during lockdown

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It’s free. This story was reported by The Associated Press. McHugh reported from Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. AP writers Mike Corder in The Hague, Netherlands; Angela Charlton in Paris; and Theodora Tongas in Athens contributed to this report.Editor’s note: As a public service, the Monitor has removed the paywall for all our coronavirus coverage.
April 30, 2020

By Masha Macpherson and David McHugh
Associated Press

Paris
Christian Etchebest’s Parisian bistro is a shadow of its usual bustling self. They want to do something for the business,” she said.Athens waiter George Sakkas is getting by on a Greek government program that lets businesses suspend workers’ contracts and replaces their pay with a flat stipend of 800 euros ($870). I can’t contemplate the contrary … “For the majority of my staff to remain with me and so on. She stays in contact with her team and asked them to come in to give the restaurant a two-day spring clean.”They hate sitting at home. It took seven years for unemployment to drop from a peak of over 12% in 2013 in euro-currency countries to 7.3% in February.Femke Zimmermann, manager of Brasserie Berlage in The Hague in the Netherlands, has her eye on re-opening even as she spends most days at home looking after her 1-year-old and 5-year-old sons while the restaurant’s owners pay her with government help.For now, she is not overly worried about losing her job. “When the crisis is past and the demand for labor rises, then the business owner has exactly the right staff available right away and doesn’t have to find new people.”The support also bolsters the entire economy. “I can’t say I’m struggling; my net salary is around 3,000 euros ($3,222 a month), I am making 700 euros ($750) less.” He is making ends meet by spending less on gas and cooking at home: “It’s cheaper, we adapt.”The takeout crew pushed aside their masks to eat together, Mr. Growth then quickly rebounded.It’s the flip side of a European labor market, where worker protections are often blamed for deterring hiring in good times and where income taxes are higher to pay for the safety nets. Those with children get 67%, and many companies such as Volkswagen add more.A holy presenceThe impact of the pandemic and the cushioning provided by such short-work programs were underlined in reports released Thursday that showed the unemployment rate in the 19-country eurozone edged up only by a tenth of a point to 7.4% in March despite a record economic contraction. “I think everyone needs to adapt their business model – financially and operationally.”Economist Holger Schaefer at the German Economic Institute in Cologne said short-work support gives employers more options than the stark choice of keeping people or firing them.”I can say, ‘You come 70% of the hours, or 50% or 30%.’ One doesn’t have to say either all or nothing,” he said. “When someone is afraid that their job will be lost in the near future, that person limits their consumption, they don’t buy a new car and spend less money, and that has in turn an effect on the macro-economy,” Mr. Etchebest said. Etchebest isn’t facing bankruptcy – not yet anyway – thanks to a French government program that lets him put staff on reduced hours and makes up most of their lost salary, on the condition they are not fired. I will fight for it until the end.”His chef, Thierry Lararralde, was weathering the crisis financially thanks to the support. Five lunch specials sit in neat paper bags on the bar awaiting takeout customers – a tiny fraction of his normal midday business before the coronavirus.A skeleton staff rotates in daily at La Cantine du Troquet near the banks of the Seine River, just blocks from the Eiffel Tower. Etchebest realizes the road ahead could be tough after they re-open with fewer tables due to social distancing requirements.”I am fully aware we will have 40%, 50% less of business,” he said, adding that some employees with health risks may not return. That is giving him a chance to keep his team together, awaiting the day when restrictions are lifted and sit-down meals are again allowed at this restaurant and his six others across Paris.Similar programs are keeping hard-hit businesses across Europe afloat, preventing millions of workers from losing their jobs and income for now, and thousands of bosses from seeing their trained staff scatter. What else can I say? The unemployment rate only edged up, from 7.3% in January 2009 to 7.5% in December that year, even as the economy shrank a painful 5%. They are only for temporary shutdowns that are no fault of the business itself. One day they packaged a streamlined version of his Basque menu: sausages with a celery and beetroot remoulade, mashed potatoes, and a dessert of strawberries with lemon sauce.Yet Mr. Economics of hope: How EU keeps workers’ jobs during lockdown

Short-work programs in Europe not only keep hard-hit businesses afloat, preventing millions of workers from losing their jobs and incomes, but they also bolster the economy. Short-work schemes put in place by European governments proved their value during the Great Recession in Germany. The government estimates the cost at 24 billion euros ($26 billion), with half of all private sector employees expected to take part.In Germany, some 3 million workers are being supported, with the government paying up to 60% of their net salary if they are temporarily put on shorter or zero hours. “When the stipend arrived it gave us some breathing space.” Businesses that take the help cannot fire staff.”The stipend definitely helped,” he said, noting the amount was roughly what he would make anyway.”In the beginning we didn’t know about the stipend, so [the closing] hit us very badly,” he said. Etchebest slicing a rare roast beef on a wooden board for them.Mr. But it gives workers and bosses breathing space and hope, preventing the unnecessary destruction of viable businesses.”I will roll up my sleeves up and I will fight for all my restaurants,” Mr. Loading… Some 11.3 million workers in France are getting up to 84% of net salary. GDP tanked 3.8% quarter-on-quarter in the first three months of the year and is forecast to slide even more in the second quarter.The work support programs are different from jobless benefits. Mark’s Square in Venice during a lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, April 6, 2020. The unemployment rate in the EU only rose by one tenth of a point to 7.4% in March.  

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Chairs and tables are piled in front of a bar in St. Such programs can’t save jobs that disappear due to long-term slowdowns in customer demand or to technological changes. Schaefer said.Short-work schemes proved their value during the Great Recession in Germany, where 1.4 million workers took part. And they are no panacea.
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Angel Snow – Let You Down Lyrics

[Verse 1]
You’re sick convictions of the soul
I’m oceans that I just can’t control
But I’ll do my best to keep my faith
‘Cause it’s beside you till my dying day
[Chorus]
Boy, you know I haven’t let you down yet
Boy, you know I haven’t let you down yet
It’s my best you’ll always get
I will never let you down
[Verse 2]
Lies just keep falling out your mouth
And I’ll act as if I’ve got no doubt (no doubt)
And whether the rumors said were true
I’d take a bullet if you asked me to
I’d take a bullet if you asked me to-oo-ooh
[Chorus]
Boy, you know I haven’t let you down yet
Boy, you know I haven’t let you down yet
It’s my best you’ll always get
I will never let you down
I will never let you down
I will never let you down
I will never let you down
I will never let you down
I will never let you down
I will never let you down
I will never let you down

Suga Free – That’s What’s Up Lyrics

(Big Fun!)
Oh I got plenty money, yeah but you ain’t
(Gettin none!)
You thought you had a sucker up in here you don’t know me huh? That’s What’s Up
And you can meet me by the bar baby
That’s What’s Up That’s What’s Up
And you can meet me by the bar baby
That’s What’s Up
Now get your money baby
That’s What’s Up
Now go on and put it in the air too
That’s What’s Up
Don’t bring no sand to a beach now! Can’t nobody take my spot cause they teaching you wrong
Suga Free the one that told to:
"Get your money! Now get your money baby
That’s What’s Up
Now go on and put it in the air too
That’s What’s Up
Don’t bring no sand to a beach now! I let a microphone convince me to be pimpin’ and hoein
I’ll put a wig on a pig, If you thinkin’ im joking
Oh your Momma going, she come messing with me
I said YOUR MOMMA GOING, SHE COME MESSING WITH ME
SUGA FREE, THE PIMP, CAUSE IM CENTER
Now get your money baby
That’s What’s Up
Now go on and put it in the air too
That’s What’s Up
Don’t bring no sand to a beach now! Better get that money baby…
Thank God, it’s friday and I’m feeling myself
Like you wouldn’t if you was me or something I’m nobody else
So shake that ass like it will pay you rent
You better get that money like its mandatory for this
You think I’m playing? Meet me in the VIP for a chat
I whispered "pimpin" in her ear now she know how to act
Shake that body like I you know you wanna shake that body baby
You a freak and you a star
You want this money? why you Bullshittin’?"
And I’m the one that told you over and over:
"Don’t you fight the pimpin’!"
Now who the preacher man? I wanna be your pimp
Let’s talk about it at the bar
What a freak you are
I know you busy with your friends with the marguerita grins
I’m a sinner and I’m a feel it on the stage again
So after this let’s get together
I ain’t petty or picky
My name is Suga Free
I am sucker-proof come here and get me
I hold might money tight enough so you will never ask
And I got plenty of it
No I didn’t find it in the trash
You want some money baby? That’s What’s Up
And you can meet me by the bar baby
That’s What’s Up
Now get your money baby
That’s What’s Up
Now go on and put it in the air too
That’s What’s Up
Don’t bring no sand to a beach now! (You Suga Free)
Before me there was none
And after me it ain’t gon’ be any more
Shake the breaks up out the motherf*cker
(Shut yo mouth)
Here’s your gentleman’s pedigree baby
(Take me to your house)
Everything I do, everywhere I go I’m lookin good
Hair fly, and fresh dressed, manicure, Fleetwood, Big ol’ pimp
My game is strong
In the club run up on me wrong and I’m a Show you What’s Up
All these ladies in the club got lust in they eyes
And wanna chiropractor her back and tell her some lies
She’s soaking wet from getting her money
She know you like what you see
So spend some money trick, cause she gon’ give it all to me…
I wonder why sex is best when you mad at each other? That’s What’s Up
And you can meet me by the bar baby
That’s What’s Up
Uh oh, O shit, Goddamn
Smell my finger
Do I wanna be your friend? (You Suga Free)
Now who the one who keep the pimpin right? take the car
And That’s What’s Up
I’m Suga Free the Pimp, a king, That’s What’s Up
Watch how you look at me and what you say
That’s What’s Up
Suga Suga Free Free big ol’ pimp
Don’t play me like that baby
Better try to control Him, there’s plenty of you ladies
Like its "your turn," "your turn," "your turn,"
Now arch your back and juggle that
And I don’t even know her
But that’s what makes it sexy cause it’s spur of the moment
Two wild animals in the dark, in the club, I want it
Now get your money baby
That’s What’s Up
Now go on and put it in the air too
That’s What’s Up
Don’t bring no sand to a beach now! (Big Fun!)
She likes the way I look, I’m sexy huh? That’s What’s Up
And you can meet me by the bar baby
That’s What’s Up
Uh oh, O shit, Goddamn
Smell my finger
Uhh ohh
I pimp and reboot, you thought I was gone? That’s What’s Up
And you can meet me by the bar baby
That’s What’s Up
Now get your money baby
That’s What’s Up
Now go on and put it in the air too
That’s What’s Up
Don’t bring no sand to a beach now! But you staring looking over me slowly huh?

Tommy Lee Sparta – God’s Eye Lyrics

Father bless my soul
And guide me thru this evil road
Father bless my soul
And guide me thru this evil road
God is watching you, hmmm
God is watching you, hmmm
God is watching you, hmmm
Hmmm
Hmmm
Hmmm
Thirteen years old
All on her own
No one to turn to, ain’t got no home
I feel the pain, life ain’t the same
Cause har whole family gone
And they all died in vain
Hmmm, gunshot buss like thunder
Little girl stares and wonder
Can’t understand what’s going on
Mommy and daddy they dead and they gone
Look up in the sky tears fall from her eyes
Just another day in the life of the wild
Killers ain’t innocent yet dem buss the trial
But one thing mi a tell unno
God is watching you, hmmm
God is watching you, hmmm
God is watching you, hmmm
Hmmm
Hmmm
Hmmm
The earth is round
What goes around come right back around
Even thou dem say me sin
Mi pay mi offering
Nuff sinners hide a church and Jah Jah still nah let them in
Nobody nuh perfect a suh Jah set the ting
Him say cast the first stone and nobody nuh fling
Fire, Fire, him say cast the first stone and nobody nuh fling
Dem nah live by the message
Dem a seh, wah happen to the pastor
Dat touch the pickney dem
Nuff innocent yutes serve life inna pen
But one thing me a tell unno
God is watching you, hmmm
God is watching you, hmmm
God is watching you, hmmm
Hmmm
Hmmm
Hmmm
God is watching you, hmmm
God is watching you, hmmm
God is watching you, hmmm
Hmmm
Hmmm
Hmmm
Prayer, prayer
Me pray every day to messiah
Fire, Fire, Fire
Ah me say fire, fire, fire
Blaze it up mek it blaze higher
Higher, higher, higher

Yungen – Ain’t On Nuttin Lyrics (feat. Sneakbo)

You know nuttin’, how you talking ’bout snitch? Nah, they ain’t on nuttin’, nah, they ain’t on nuttin’
My nigga, how you mean? Man’s real
’05, man was out in the field
Grown up now, I pay my mum’s bills
You fake trap stars don’t give your mum a penny, man, chill chill chill
Talking ’bout you runs this strip
Like this lighty didn’t f*ck his bitch
Met her in July, flew her out in August
She gonna tell you that she loved this shit
Whipping chains like a nigga been Django
Cutting through, I see Wilf in the Lambo
I used to link Ruby, I think her man know
Try letting Ruby con me and watch her man go
Don’t say a word, p*ssy, you’re a nerd
My boy ‘Toine’s home but still tryna dodge the bird
New Benz coming and it’s gonna be my third, man
And I ain’t even seen my 23rd
[Chorus: Yungen & Sneakbo]
Yeah, you say you’re on this, and on that
But you ain’t on nuttin’
Said she take it from the back, man, that was all chat
Yeah, she ain’t on nuttin’
My nigga, how you mean? [Verse 1: Sneakbo]
You see tonight, I’m on a one-night stand
Big anaconda in my pants
I know her and I know she got a man
Man a take a man’s gyal and bang, bang, bang
Oh shit, niggas ain’t really on nuttin’
When they see me, man, they don’t say nuttin’
Hella vex, no talk, no discussion
Back it out, clap it out, make him start body poppin’
I’m bussin’, told my nigga Kizzle why I love him
See the police, I dodge em
Big back Russian, tell a little nigga get it poppin’
Little niggas really tryna off em, bitch, I ain’t been signed
But I’m getting shows every night
Bricky boy booked in Dubai, I’ve been up all night
Rich, that’s how I’m gonna die
I ain’t tryna die like you broke guys
f*ck them all, please get rid of them all
Pull up in the whip, don’t stall
Private call? f*ck that private call
If I don’t answer to that no more
I’ll be in the X6 with my wet chick, she the bestest
Hitting f*ckrie bruddas, see me on the guest list
Pretty little thing, nothing like Alexis
But she’s my man’s gyal so I had to sex it
[Chorus: Yungen & Sneakbo]
Yeah, you say you’re on this, and on that
But you ain’t on nuttin’
Said she take it from the back, man, that was all chat
Yeah, she ain’t on nuttin’
My nigga, how you mean? Nah, they ain’t on nuttin’, nah, they ain’t on nuttin’
[Verse 2: Yungen]
You see tonight, man’s on that old school shit
Circle round in an old school whip
No venting, like this cannon’s gotta clip
You better run, get your olders if man’s on your strip
No games, you’re just a prick
Your kid’s broke, how you talking ’bout sticks? Nah, they ain’t on nuttin’, nah, they ain’t on nuttin’
My nigga, how you mean? Nah, they ain’t on nuttin’, nah, they ain’t on nuttin’ Nah, they ain’t on nuttin’, nah, they ain’t on nuttin’
My nigga, how you mean? Nah, they ain’t on nuttin’, nah, they ain’t on nuttin’
My nigga, how you mean? I’ve been about from Bloodset days, ask Grips, like
Who’s real?

Bread – Daughter Lyrics

Daughter – I know it’s hard to make yourself wait,
But when the right man comes it’s never too late
So don’t you cry ,
He’ll be here by and by… and steal your heart away. Just bide your time so your heart will be free to find the one,
Girl you don’t have to run. Daughter – don’t give your love to the first man you see. Now I know you’re wondering how
You know when the real thing is comin’ your way,
When you live for him and not you
You’ll know that it’s truly comin’ to stay. Daughter – don’t think that love has gone out of style,
Just some folks every once in a while don’t understand
How this world was planned.

Bear Witness – Hour Of Atonement Lyrics

Break the paradigm
The ties that bind
I refuse to submit to false ideals
It’s a jaded world
Consumed by hatred
I won’t live in judgment
I’ll rip your forked tongue out
Led blindly by a headless leader
Break the chains and grow stronger
This is the struggle
An uphill battle
Spark revolution
We must break these chains
We must rise up and fight to change our ways
Take off your mask
A weak facade
Accept the fact that you can’t disguise a hollow soul
Against all odds
We will fight all who oppose
The underdog will have his day

Lionder – Crying In Your Sleep Lyrics

Or that’s just me? They see only the top of the iceberg, they can’t relate
But they don’t know everything below the water’s what remained
Life’s like a riddle sometimes but I’m afraid
That I’ll never find a way out of this haunted maze
No one understands me, no one does
They see just their reflection, it’s dangerous
When I tell them, something’s wrong
They’re quick to call me illusive
When I try to move on, they bring me back to new shit
I’m hurting, I can’t stand the pain
They’re causing in my veins
I can pick up the parts of my broken heart it’s insane
I can glue them all together again but it won’t be the same, kyuh
[Chorus: Lionder]
They don’t see, they don’t get it why you’re crying in your sleep
And pain is real but they don’t feel the way that you feel
[Bridge: Lionder]
Ain’t no guarding angel, ain’t no soul above
That I feel it protects me, it’s just me fighting this battle
Hear me out, don’t wanna be insecure
Don’t rip me apart with your heartbreaking words
So just give me your love, don’t leave me alone
[Chorus: Lionder]
They don’t see, they don’t get it why you’re crying in your sleep
And pain is real but they don’t feel the way that you feel Talking and talking while no one’s listening
Trying to remind them that we are all different
And there’s not only one side to every coin but they don’t see
Is it going to be too late when they’ll care? Don’t ask yourself questions to find an explanation
’cause they’ve found a way to make you feel guilt
It’s hard, ain’t it? Am I that naive? [Verse 1: Lionder]
Nobody can see things
The way that you see things
It’s impossible but they don’t get it
’cause   they   got another way   from which they see things
They don’t   understand you, when you try to explain
They won’t believe you, they will treat you like a child
And they’ll think that you complain
But your heart is screaming now
And your voice ain’t your mouth
It’s your eyes that speak, no one’s listening
’cause they don’t look at you
They shout from another room
They don’t see the scars when they slam the doors
Inhale and exhale loudly
And you’re there on your bed, pillow is a friend
Crying and your heart’s pounding
No one understands me, no one does
They see from their perception, it’s dangerous
They cannot walk in your shoes, they don’t understand your views
And you’re feeling like you’re walking on a rope
And you’re starting to lose hope
In this game you always seem to lose
I’m hurting, I can’t stand the pain they’re causing in my veins
All this pressure, I can’t take it no more
I wish I knew when this was over, everything seems so wrong
[Chorus: Lionder]
They don’t see, they don’t get it why you’re crying in your sleep
And pain is real but they don’t feel the way that you feel
[Verse 2: Lionder]
You’re always to blame
You’re the one that’s always wrong
Ain’t nobody in the world who would think like you do
So don’t try to find sense in their cruel monologue
Am I that foolish?

Dylan Schneider – Bad Thing About A Backroad Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Nothing better than a four wheel sunset
Two lane with a pastel sky
That feeling that you   get   wide open, rollin’   yellow faded lines
Way out in the   country, where the world slows down
Used to be one of y’all out there, but I hardly ever drive ‘em now
[Chorus]
The bad thing about a backroad
Is I know she’s gone
And I see her every time I’m on one
She’s back sittin’ pretty in the shotgun
Like she used to be
Now I wish we would’ve stayed in town
Every time we put the pedal down
‘fore she stole my heart, ‘fore she said goodbye
I couldn’t find, no I couldn’t find
A bad thing about a backroad
[Verse 2]
I know a better way to get where I’m going
But I can’t take it, can’t face it
So I stick to being stuck on a highway
Four lanes, missing that dust
But at least I ain’t thinkin’ ‘bout us
[Chorus]
The bad thing about a backroad
Is I know she’s gone
And I see her every time I’m on one
She’s back sittin’ pretty in the shotgun
Like she used to be
Now I wish we would’ve stayed in town
Every time we put the pedal down
‘fore she stole my heart, ‘fore she said goodbye
I couldn’t find, no I couldn’t find
A bad thing about a backroad
A bad thing about a backroad
[Bridge]
Way out in the country, where I wish I was now
I used to be one of y’all out there, but I hardly ever drive ‘em now
[Chorus]
The bad thing about a backroad
Is I know she’s gone
And I see her every time I’m on one
She’s back sittin’ pretty in the shotgun
Like she used to be
Now I wish we would’ve stayed in town
Every time we put the pedal down
‘fore she stole my heart, ‘fore she said goodbye
I couldn’t find, no I couldn’t find
A bad thing about a backroad
No I couldn’t find, no I couldn’t find
A bad thing about a backroad
No I couldn’t find, no I couldn’t find
A bad thing about a backroad

Suga Free – Damn Lyrics

Suga Suga, can’t do nothing with no square man, period! Ha ha haaa on my car
Can’t wait to f*ck you like a wild-animal in the dark
They said I couldn’t do it, but I did it like "What!?"
Run up, so what’s up? Do you know who I am? And ooohweee
Can I offer you a stick of Wrigley’s Spirament gum? Yeah man, I we got my nigga Chris right there behind the boards, we got Finguz up in here, its going down man. Now I, ca-can’t w-wait to-to ge-get my-my mon-ney-ey ba-baby! Suga Free, don’t hit him! You know what I mean? And one thing about a hoe, he knows what up on the street
And I don’t know about you, but thats the woman for me
For real! (baa daa)
And baby ooohweee (Gleek badapap shabada haaa)
We don’t have to take our clothes off to have fun! Try that shit with me, and your ass will be in a trauma unit
Damn, Baby! Baby! You know… my stomach start hurting when I’m around square bitches. A lot of these hoes got kids to feed, and nobody helping them out
And they gon’ get what they need
And wouldn’t give a f*ck less what you say about her
Just don’t touch her or her money, ain’t no play about her
Cuz she been in cars and hotels, some crazy tricks
Plus she know her job is dangerous, she’s a crazy bitch! (Baaa daa) I goes crazy
Will you allow me to introduce myself to you
God damn! Bitch! (yep, shit)
Spend the night with me! She held it and let it happen, probably crying to sleep
Cuz I got plenty of them on my shoulder crying on me
I learned that women don’t forget some shit like that
You wonder why she prostituting and she cool with the fact? Haaa I goes crazy
Will you allow me to introduce myself to you
Man… Lady! What’s up Quik? I f*ck a nigga up with a ball-point pen
I keep my women happy, f*ck them every now and again
Ahhh Haaa Ooohweee
I’m standing on the world, the largest Capital "P"! What’s your name, where do you live? Spend the night with me! You little square ass punk
Keep up the free f*cking! And baby ooohweee we don’t have to take our clothes off to have fun! (Yep)
Do you know who I am? Okay! Damn, Baby! Oh, you’re an opportunist? And ooohweee
Can I offer you a stick of Wrigley’s Spirament gum? You know? Nigga you know about us
Don’t ever tell him what to do or call yourself checking me! I goes crazy
Will you allow me to introduce myself to you
Man… Lady! Spend the night with me! Lady! And, damn baby! (Damn!)
And, damn baby! Damn, Baby! Damn Suga Free
Suga Free, don’t hit him! My name is Suga free Man, I am from the West Side of Pomona man. I’m a certified, supa-fly, hair-down, maniac, lunatic, and tell-a-lie, Cali, I pop a "green thumb", rap star, purple kush, crystal meth, oxytocin, cocaine and black tar
Smooth talk a lot, good cook, good job, sexy ass G.Q., gotta blast, down for squire, break a nail, grow it back, drive a pretty cadillac, grab the mic and bust a rap, and count the money, happy with the heat in my lap! It takes a certain kind of woman to be f*cking with this
Chances are, she had a hard life growing up
Momma somewhere drunk, bending over, throwing up
She probably got molested by somebody in her family or something
And told her that she better never tell nobody or nothing! And uh, if it’s good to you, it must be good for you, and do what the Mob say do. And baby ooohweee we don’t have to take our clothes off to have fun! I will pimp till’ I die. Now baby, p*ssy don’t run this, dick do
I think somewhere along the line somebody tricked you
But you gon’ grow up and try to f*ck off with a wrong nigga
And think you wrong when he be in you its the church of liver
Bitch killer, ain’t no love bitch! You know I work for the ‘killer whale’ you just checking out the sea
You’d better check the oil in your car, remember who you’re talking to
Don’t let these finger nails fool you, i’ll break them all taking off on you
Damn, Baby! bap bap, beep beep
[arguing with his hoe in the background]
Hey, wait a minute, where you going? Slow down! Do you know who I am? What’s your name, where do you live? Hey baby, I bet you, I could put you to sleep
She said "How?"
I said, "Take one more motherf*cking thing from me and step your ass in the street!"
I got bombs strapped! Damn, Baby! Damn, Baby! What’s your name, where do you live? Look, I didn’t mean to scare you, I apologies
Here bitch, sit down
I’m just telling you my pedigree
I keep it 100, I watch myself because I’m talented and niggas want it
I knock a bitch through a brick wall
I tell them "come back n’ Suga Free the pimp Pomona style, keep it crackin!"
I’m trying to tell you something that your Momma forgot, and take it with you bitch until your calves get dropped
You a stand-up-hoe or a fall-down-bitch
Remember, "bitches f*ck for free but prostitutes get rich"
And if you get catch a trick slipping, better take that
Thats just some extras that your ass don’t gotta make back
Just look at all them niggas that you’re f*cking for nothing;
For some food, for a blunt? And, damn baby! And ooohweee
Can I offer you a stick of Wrigley’s Spirament gum?