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Ryan Mcmullan – Outcry Lyrics

[Verse 1]
You came a long way to see me
So don’t you run off, baby stop pretending   that   you’re fine
What’s the   point that you’re making
Tell me what   it is that’s going ’round inside your mind
If in doubt,   don’t   fake   it
I have known   you long enough   to know that you can’t lie
If you’re in love don’t be ashamed of it
‘Cause even angels fall for demons
Baby it’s just life
[Chorus]
If you tell me you’re hurting
I’m hurting too, yeah
Don’t tell me you’re fine – unless you’re fine
I’ll wait for the outcry
Whenever there is something weighing on your mind
[Verse 2]
I’ve heard stories, but they’re jaded
So give me something more
I only know what I’ve been told
But I can tell that you’re frustrated
And I won’t ever pry, I’ll only be a hand to hold
[Chorus]
If you tell me you’re hurting
I’m hurting too yeah
Don’t tell me you’re fine, unless you’re fine
I’ll wait for the outcry
Whenever there is something, weighing on your mind
[Bridge]
If you feel like leaving
Then maybe it’s for the best
Or if you feel like you’ve given in
Oh, give yourself a chance
If you feel like crying
Oh please don’t hold it in
If you feel like reaching out oh
Let me in
[Outro: Vocalizing]

Keith Harkin – I Remember It All Lyrics

This is where our story now begins
[Chorus]
And everyone, they disappear
I laid it on the line
I took the fall
Oh, I remember it all
I remember it all
Even though these times have passed
These memories have faded so fast
The ones I had of you I won’t let go
You and I will see this through
I’m holdin’ on to me and you
The memories we’ll make just like before
I remember them all
[Pre-Chorus]
I remember your heartbeat
From the first time I laid eyes upon you
And I remember you laughin’ with your friends
I remember your footsteps
And your sweet voice sayin’, “Hi, how are you?”
This is where our story now begins
[Chorus]
And everyone, they disappear
I laid it on the line
I took the fall
Oh, I remember it all
[Outro]
Oh, just like it was yesterday
You and me in the rain
Yeah, that red dress
Oh, umbrella in the air
Curly hair and I don’t care
Bah bah bah bah bah
Bah bah bah bah bah
Bah bah bah bah bah
Bah bah bah bah bah
Bah bah bah bah bah [Intro]
One, two
[Verse 1]
Love is never perfect
Love is so much more
Sometimes we forget
Even when you get there
The fire’s burned down low
And I need you to know
[Pre-Chorus]
That I remember your heartbeat
From the first time I laid eyes upon you
And I remember you laughin’ with your friends
I remember your footsteps
And your sweet voice sayin’
Hi, how are you? This is where our story now begins
[Chorus]
And everyone, they disappear
I laid it on the line
I took the fall
Oh, I remember it all
I remember it all
[Verse 2]
Ask me was it worth it
Would I do it all again
I wouldn’t change one thing
‘Cause you are that same person
From the first time that we met
When you showed me how to live
[Pre-Chorus]
And I remember your heartbeat
From the first time I laid eyes upon you
And I remember you laughin’ with your friends
And I remember your footsteps
And your sweet voice sayin’
Hi, how are you?

Emilio Rojas – Hold It Down Lyrics

[Intro]
I don’t need no one to hold it down
My homies know when to hold it   down
My   lady got it,   she hold it down
I get it   poppin’, I hold it down
I don’t need no one to   hold   it   down
My homies know   when to hold   it down
My lady got it, she hold it down
I get it poppin’, I hold it down
[Hook]
I don’t need no one to hold it down
My homies know when to hold it down
My lady got it, she hold it down
I get it poppin’, I hold it down
Hold it down, hold it down, hold it down, hold it down
I’m goin’ right to the top, can’t nobody stop it, I’m focused now
I don’t need no one to hold it down
My homies know when to hold it down
My lady got it, she hold it down
I get it poppin’, I hold it down
Hold it down, hold it down, hold it down, hold it down
I’m goin’ right to the top and they know it now
[Verse 1]
Ain’t nobody took these risks, nah
I don’t owe nobody else shit, nah
Everybody wanna act down
But they be the ones like put me on the list, no
Better pay me my cash, yeah
Blood money for my art, yeah
I know when I make my splash
That I’mma be the one that’s swimmin’ with sharks
Hold it down, I’m in the studio sleepin’
I got off of tour and my roommate just stole my shit
I learned a healthy distrust for the women I f*ck
And the people I’m homies with
Petty shit isn’t important, nah
I’m gettin’ to live what I dream about
I been runnin’ from devils forever
But I’m exercisin’ my demons now
‘Cause all of the homies are eatin’
My haters lookin’ anemic
Doubters done turned to believers
‘Cause we took the long way, it’s scenic
Nobody did me no favors
I only took what I needed
I made my share of mistakes
But I learned from it, I don’t repeat it
[Hook]
I don’t need no one to hold it down
My homies know when to hold it down
My lady got it, she hold it down
I get it poppin’, I hold it down
Hold it down, hold it down, hold it down, hold it down
I’m goin’ right to the top, can’t nobody stop it, I’m focused now
I don’t need no one to hold it down
My homies know when to hold it down
My lady got it, she hold it down
I get it poppin’, I hold it down
Hold it down, hold it down, hold it down, hold it down
I’m goin’ right to the top and they know it now
[Verse 2]
Now they know the city is mine, yeah
Everybody pay respect, yeah
Can’t nobody stop my grind, nah
I don’t even waste my breath, nah
Used to run around uptown, yeah
All the homies chased them checks, yeah
I don’t keep the fake ones round
I don’t wanna be the one to break that bread
I hold it down, I learned the ones that are runnin’ they mouth
Like they about it the ones that’ll ever do it
They just pretendin’ but like the death penalty
Homie, it’s all about execution
I don’t be stressin’ about a thing
Drama done made me emotionless
But I be questionin’ everything
Like I gotta know what your motive is
Now I’m in total control of it
Nothing is breakin’ my focusin’
All of my enemies foldin’
‘Cause they playin’ Russian Roulette with a loaded clip
Foreign whip, foreign fit
What I’m in, you not affordin’ it
Don’t come to me with your hands out
If you hit up my phone, I’mma forward it
[Hook]
I don’t need no one to hold it down
My homies know when to hold it down
My lady got it, she hold it down
I get it poppin’, I hold it down
Hold it down, hold it down, hold it down, hold it down
I’m goin’ right to the top, can’t nobody stop it, I’m focused now
I don’t need no one to hold it down
My homies know when to hold it down
My lady got it, she hold it down
I get it poppin’, I hold it down
Hold it down, hold it down, hold it down, hold it down
I’m goin’ right to the top and they know it now

Jaimee Paul – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For Lyrics

I have climbed the highest mountains
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with you
I have run, I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls
These city walls
Only to be with you
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
I have kissed honey lips
Felt the healing in his fingertips
Burn like a fire
This burning desire
I have spoke with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
I believe in the Kingdom come
Then all the colors will bleed into one
Bleed into one
Yes, but I’m still running
You broke the bonds
You loosed the chains
Carried the cross of my shame
Oh, my shame, you know I believe it
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for

Ethereal – 2 Easy Lyrics

[Intro]
(Ethereal music)
(A-ha-ha)
Mm, yeah
It’s too easy, yeah
It’s too easy, yeah
It’s too easy, yeah
Man, that shit too   easy
It’s   too easy, yeah
It’s   too easy, yeah
Man, that shit so   easy
[Verse 1]
Yeah, ooh, mountain-mover, uh, yeah
I might do ya, uh
Run up   on   ya,   uh, yeah
Pull up   to ya, uh
Pull   up to you, uh
Choppers sing like hallelujah, uh
E the jeweler, uh
I look like Slick Rick the Ruler, uh
Yeah, E [?]
[?], hope I don’t slip, yeah
[?]
[?], yeah
Easy get racks and he split, yeah
Easy gon’ tax and he dip, yeah
Told my lil shawty, “Don’t trip” (Yeah)
We ’bout to go on a trip, yeah
I need a thousand per zip, yeah
E got sixteen in the clip, yeah
She seen them zeros I flip, yeah
She said she want pull up and strip, yeah
Easy gon’ pull up and spam
I got a tank full of gas
I just might buy her the bag and a ass
I know Easy get the cash and he mad
She said, “Easy, it’s too easy [?]”
[Chorus]
Ooh, ooh, it’s too easy, yeah, uh
It’s too easy, yeah
It’s too easy, uh (Shit so easy)
Yeah, this shit too easy
It’s too easy, uh, uh
Yeah, this shit too easy, uh
It’s so easy, uh, uh
Man, this shit so easy, yeah
Countin’ all these millions, yeah
It’s too easy, uh
Countin’ all these figures (Yeah)
It’s too easy, uh
Gettin’ all these [?]
Yeah, it’s too easy
I might take over the world
It’s too easy
[Verse 2]
Whippin’ that whip, whippin’ that whip
Skrrt out then dip, yeah, yeah
It’s a cold world so I keep that KelTec on my hip, yeah, yeah
I done sold Ps, I done sold halves, I done sold zips, yeah, yeah
[?], f*ck all that shit, bitch, I’m legit, yeah
I’m on twenty-four hours
Money and the power
I might get a pound and shoot a film with [?]
I don’t f*ck with niggas ’cause these niggas always cowards
Man, these niggas bitch, we might cut that nigga powers
Look, E might [?] through the 6
I might [?]
[?]
Niggas actin’ salty ’cause I’m gettin’ money out the ditch
I can’t [?] your soul but I could probably take your bitch
Easy brought the [?], now I want a hundred thousand for it
Anything, I’m on it
Niggas know I’m not playin’ in any of these songs, yeah
I might light some strong
I might hit the [?]
[?] on my phone (Yeah)
Talkin’ fifty Gs, yeah
[Chorus]
Ooh, ooh, it’s too easy, yeah, uh
It’s too easy, yeah
It’s too easy, uh (Shit so easy)
Yeah, this shit too easy
It’s too easy, uh, uh
Yeah, this shit too easy, uh
It’s so easy, uh, uh
Man, this shit so easy, yeah
Countin’ all these millions, yeah
It’s too easy, uh
Countin’ all these figures (Yeah)
It’s too easy, uh
Gettin’ all these [?]
Yeah, it’s too easy
I might take over the world
It’s too easy
[Outro]
Yeah, yeah
Uh, uh, yeah, yeah
Uh (Yeah, yeah)
Uh
Yeah, yeah

Bilmuri – Youngblood Lyrics (feat. Lauren Babic)

Nobody could take my place
When you’re looking at those strangers
Hope to God you see my face
[Chorus: Lauren Babic]
Youngblood
Say you want me, say you want me out of your life
And I’m just a dead man walking tonight
But you need it, yeah, you need it all of the time
Yeah, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Youngblood
Say you want me, say you want me back in your life
So I’m just a dead man crawling tonight
‘Cause I need it, yeah, I need it all of the time
Yeah, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
[Bridge: Lauren Babic]
You push and you push and I’m pulling away
Pulling away from you
I give and I give and I give and you take
Give and you take
You’re running around and I’m running away
Running away from you, mmm, from you
[Chorus: Lauren Babic]
Youngblood
Say you want me, say you want me out of your life
And I’m just a
Youngblood
Say you want me, say you want me out of your life
And I’m just a dead man walking tonight
But you need it, yeah, you need it all of the time
Yeah, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Youngblood
Say you want me, say you want me back in your life
So I’m just a dead man crawling tonight
‘Cause I need it, yeah, I need it all of the time
Yeah, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
[Outro: Lauren Babic]
You push and you push and I’m pulling away
Pulling away from you
I give and I give and I give and you take
Give and you take
Youngblood
Say you want me
Say you want me out of your life
And I’m just a dead man walking tonight [Verse 1: Lauren Babic]
Remember the words you told me
“Love me ’til the day I die”
Surrender my everything
‘Cause you   made   me believe you’re   mine
Yeah, you used to call me,   baby
Now you’re calling me by name
Takes one to know one, yeah
You beat me at my own damn game
[Pre-Chorus: Lauren Babic]
You push and you push and I’m pulling away
Pulling away from you
I give and I give and I give and you take
Give and you take
[Chorus: Lauren Babic]
Youngblood
Say you want me, say you want me out of your life
And I’m just a dead man walking tonight
But you need it, yeah, you need it all of the time
Yeah, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Youngblood
Say you want me, say you want me back in your life
So I’m just a dead man crawling tonight
‘Cause I need it, yeah, I need it all of the time
Yeah, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
[Verse 2: Lauren Babic]
Lately our conversations
End like it’s the last goodbye
Then one of us gets too drunk
And calls about a hundred times
So who you been calling baby?

Emery – Civil Wars Lyrics

You think you’re talking, put your money where your mouth is
[?]
[?]
Run away, run away
It’s what you really want
The wars we wage inside our heads
The lies we can’t escape
We tasted fear in younger years
And buried our mistakes
The weaker ones are left behind
The wounded good as dead
So tell me who you think you are
We’ll handle this like men
We’ve all got civil wars
We’ve all got civil wars
We’ve all got civil wars
We’ve
All
Got
Civil
Wars
We fell on black days once again
([?] under my…)
And still you crawl under my skin
(There is no rest, you’re always there)
There is no rest, you’re always there
([?])
You’re always there
You’re always there I remember your face in the mirror
I remember the look in your eyes
The subtlety of   your   secrets and whispers   telling me something I’m not
All the   silly games you play and walk away with nothing to show
(Shed the skin wherever we go)
“Pull yourself together once again or else” is all that she wrote
(Your hands behind, we’ll take it slow)
The wars we wage inside our heads
The lies we can’t escape
We tasted fear in younger years
And buried our mistakes
The weaker ones are left behind, the wounded good as dead
So tell me who you think you are, we’ll handle this like men
Yeah!

Man Overboard – Lifeline Lyrics

Let me pack   my things and I’ll hit the   road
No road maps, kill the radio
Let the silence be my only lifeline
Should I pick up where we left off? Is the love still there or have we all loved on? Now I’m gone and time will move on
It’s pitch black
Outside and
There’s everywhere to hide
I gotta relate somehow
No matter what she says
I’m gonna figure it out and
Nobody can, nobody will
Take me from you tonight
I’ll tighten my grip with all my might
I’m holding on for dear life
I can see it in her eyes
Should I pick up where we left off? Let me pack my things and I’ll hit the road
No road maps, kill the radio
Let the silence be my only lifeline
I gotta relate somehow
No matter what she says
I’m gonna figure it out
This is all to much so I gotta go
Left the stage for a piece of a broken home
Let the silence be my only lifeline
I gotta relate somehow
No matter what she says
I’m gonna figure it out
(I can see it in her eyes
I can see it in her eyes )
I gotta relate somehow
No matter what she says
I’m gonna figure it out
Felt the love and pain all in harmony
Am I still the man that I used to be? I’ve been hurt and I’ve been dead wrong
Felt the love and pain all in harmony
Am I still the man that I used to be? Now I’m gone and time will move on
I gotta relate somehow
No matter what she says
I’m gonna figure it out [x3] Is the love still there
Or have we all   moved   on? This is all to much so I gotta go
Left the stage for a piece of a broken home
Let the silence be my only lifeline
It’s pitch black
Outside and
There’s everywhere to hide
I gotta relate somehow
No matter what she says
I’m gonna figure it out and
Nobody can, nobody will
Take me from you tonight
I’ll tighten my grip with all my might
I’m holding on for dear life
I can see it in her eyes
It’s August
And she swears as
She’s tying back her hair
Things are different now
She’s got all those problems figured out
And nobody will, nobody can
Take it away this time
She’s gotta feel good before she dies
She’s gotta feel right before she dies
Should I pick up where we left off? Is the love still there
Or have we all moved on? Should I pick up where we left off?

Big Maceo – Bye Bye Baby Lyrics

Merriweather)
Big Maceo
Big Maceo – vocals & piano
W/Tampa Red – guitar, Alfred Elkins – im. RCA Studio A
Album: Bluebird Recordings Big Maceo 1941-1942
RCA #66715-2
My baby treat me so mean
I don’t know right from wrong
My baby treat me so mean
I don’t know right from wrong
I’m here, today
But tomorrow I may be gone
I had so much trouble
Until I don’t know what to do
I had so much trouble
Until I don’t know what to do
The way you treat me, baby
Is comin’ home to you
Because I’m dogged around
Baby, and drivin’ from do’ to do’
Yeah-ay
Baby, an driven from do’ to do’
But I raise my hand
I won’t be dogged no mo’
‘Now boy, let’s get this thing’
(slow piano boogie & guitar)
So good-bye, baby
Yes, I’m leavin’, now
So, bye-bye, baby
Babe, I’m leavin’ now
Because you done me
Me, no good, now how
~ Bye Bye Baby 2:55 Trk 10
(M. 15, 1941
Chicago, ILL. bass
Recorded: Friday Dec.

Ben Kweller – Starz Lyrics

I wanna dance with you all night
I wanna hold on to you tight
Forever
We could just   go   for a walk
I’m   happy just to hear you talk
Forever
‘Cause   I can’t find my words when the light go out
I   see   stars
Brighter   than the Milky   Way
I see stars
Wishing   that one day
They would be ours
Yeah, wishing that one day
They would be ours
I wanna love that is gonna shine
‘Cause hearts are breaking all the time
Around us
I wanna know what you think
About this crazy thing that
Found us
‘Cause I can’t find my thoughts when the light go out
I see stars
Brighter than the Milky Way
I see stars
Wishing that one day
They would be ours
Yeah, wishing that one day
They would be ours
You are the new constellation
I got punched in the face from
You are the new constellation
I got punched in the face from
And I see stars
Brighter than the Milky Way
I see stars
Wishing that one day
You would see stars
Brighter than the Milky Way
I see stars
Wishing that one day
They would be ours
Yeah, wishing that one day
They would be ours
You are the new constellation
I got punched in the face from
You are the new constellation

Ryan Mcmullan – Some Kind Of Perfect Lyrics

[Outro]
Tell me do you feel it too? Won’t you tell me do you feel it too? [Intro]
Oh, I’m coming home to see you
Maybe we can reconcile
We both know it won’t be   easy
But   I just can’t   wait to look in your eyes
[Verse 1]
Don’t   pretend that you don’t want me
There’s no reason to deny
Just   two   lovers   feeling lonely
And maybe   this time we’ll   get it right
[Pre-Chorus]
Would you fire up my heart as it starts to seize up? [Chorus]
I know that the lines are kind of blurry
But there’s no need to worry, we’ll see it through
Whatever it takes, it will be worth it
There’s some kind of perfect in me and you
And all of your friends, they thought I’m crazy
But baby, am I crazy for wanting you? Whatever it takes, I came to tell you I’ll fight
I’ll take my chances
What do you say? [Chorus]
I know that the lines are kind of blurry
But there’s no need to worry, we’ll see this through
Whatever it takes, it will be worth it
There’s some kind of perfect in me and you
Won’t you tell me do you feel it too? Na na na na Won’t you tell me do you feel it too? Won’t you tell me do you feel it too? [Chorus]
I know that the lines are kind of blurry
But there’s no need to worry we’ll see this through
Whatever it takes, it will be worth it
There’s some kind of perfect in me and you
And all of your friends, they thought I’m crazy
But baby, am I crazy for wanting you? Whatever it takes, I came to tell you I’ll fight
I’ll take my chances
What do you say? [Verse 2]
Oh, I’m coming home to see you
Gonna try to make you mine
And if there’s something you believe in
Then I will know from that look in your eyes
[Pre-Chorus]
Would you fire up my heart as it starts to seize up? Whatever it takes, I came to tell you I’ll fight
I’ll take my chances
What do you say? [Bridge]
I still remember how good it was before
The long nights we would walk along the shore
We used to talk about everthing and nothing at all
[Pre-Chorus]
Would you fire up my heart as it starts to seize up?

Keith Harkin – Take Me Down Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Take me down to the waves where the birds and the water flows
Take me down to the wishin’ well where the pennies glow
Let the water clean my soul and bring me home
Take me down to the garden where the man paints a purple rose
[Pre-Chorus]
And the man with the canvas, I bet he has all the answers
Yeah, I guess he’s figured this out
Well, these hearts are oh so taken and these souls are always breakin’
No, I just can’t stand the sun
[Chorus]
Someone, please, take me down, down, down
Take me down to the king, we’ll stand on his wall in China
Take me down where the pharaohs lay
Take me down to where they hide her in that galleria
Put me inside the frame
Take me to my Mona Lisa
Take me to my Mona Lisa, won’t you please once
Take me to my Mona Lisa
Ooh
Put me inside her frame
[Verse 2]
I don’t wanna be the one who skims the pages
I wanna write this book
I don’t wanna be the one that is afraid to take a second look
[Pre-Chorus]
And the man with the canvas, I bet he has all the answers
Yeah, I guess he’s figured this out
Well, these hearts are oh so taken and these souls, they’re always breakin’
No, I just can’t stand the sun
[Chorus]
Someone, please, please, take me down, down, down
Take me down to the king, we’ll stand on his wall in China
Take me down where the pharaohs lay
Take me down to where they hide her in that galleria
Put me inside the frame
Take me to my Mona Lisa
Take me to my Mona Lisa, won’t you please
Take me to my Mona Lisa
Ooh
Put me inside her frame
Hooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Hooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
[Pre-Chorus]
And the man with the canvas, I bet he has all the answers
Yeah, I guess he’s figured this out
Well, these hearts are oh so taken and these souls, they’re always breakin’
No, I just can’t stand the sun
[Chorus]
Someone take me down, down, down
Take me down to the king, we’ll stand on his wall in China
Take me down where the pharaohs lay
Take me down to where they hide her in that galleria
Let me inside the frame
Take me to my Mona Lisa
Take me to my Mona Lisa, won’t you please, just once
Take me to my Mona Lisa
Ooh
Put me inside, won’t you put me inside
Won’t you put me inside her frame

Jaimee Paul – Big Spender Lyrics

I could show you a good time
Let me show you a good time
Hey, big spender
Spend a little time with me
So let me get right to the point
I don’t pop my cork for every guy I see
Hey, big spender
Hey, big spender
Hey, big spender
Spend a little time with me
Fun, laughs, good times
Fun, laughs, good times How’s about a few laughs, laughs? The minute you walked in the joint
I could see you were a man of distinction
A real big spender
Good looking, so refined
Say, wouldn’t you like to know
What’s going on in my mind? So let me get right to the point
I don’t pop my cork for every guy I see
Hey, big spender
Spend a little time with me
Wouldn’t you like to have fun, fun, fun?

Emery – Some Of Us Lyrics

[Chorus]
Then you’re standing on the edge and looking over top the cliff
Searching for a way out of this
Just ask yourself this question
Will the jump kill you or will it let you fly
For the first time in your life
[Bridge]
A triumph and a tragedy, the scars remind but they will never heal
Suicide is sweet relief to someone who could never really feel
We drove into the sunset as the brothers and the sisters softly wept
Some of us are starting fresh but some of us will never wake again [Verse 1]
I remember that morning like it was yesterday
Threw my suitcase in the truck and kissed my mother on the cheek
It’s not so easy to leave everything you know
Eyes full of excitement with hearts so sad to leave our home
[Chorus]
Standing on the edge and looking over top the cliff
Searching for a way out of this
Just ask yourself this question
Will the jump kill you or will it let you fly
For the first time in your life
[Verse 2]
I was sinking like a stone inside my own mind
As we watched the world fall scared that we could lose it all
When you’re living out a dream, it’s the devil you will meet
When you’re face to face with all your fears
Will you still believe?

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Bella Stella m’ innamoro della notte
Con la sua magia…dentro di me
Can you hear me
Sto pensando a te
Double d yes on the fat track
With the ABE guest as the fat mack
Double d on my side ya
Representing bella stella
Ti dimentico, Vertigo…non lo so
Non ritornero’ piu’ da te
Ti dimentico, Vertigo…non lo so
Tu rimarresti dentro me
…sto pensando a te
With da cast of a blast, in a stormy weather
It’ s tha last with da mask bringing you tha terror, I dare ya
Step up quick with your mad emotions I leave slick
With a trick, drownin’ in a lotion
I got the right emotion, the right grooves, the right feeling
There’ s nothing easier than sexual healing
There’ s nothing I can do, I love you and boy
U know my love is more than true
Ow lord have mercy on my soul, I’ loosing control
As I grew up I reminisce what I ‘ve been told I ‘ve sold
The other side of my behaviour
I made ya and pay ya then laid ya, so save ya
Lesson for another damn stupid ol’ brother in the hood
It’s all good and my homies I shall cover
My pain is insane to the brain
I’m lain like a train that is strain
But the game is the same
Bella Stella m’ innamoro della notte
Con la sua magia dentro di me sto pensando a te
Ti dimentico Vertigo…non lo so
Non ritornero’ piu’ da te
Ti dimentico Vertigo…non lo so
Tu rimarresti dentro me
…sto pensando a te
You say we’ re just friends but u can’ t
Stand to see me with another
Man I can’ t understand why u can’ t deal with the reality
Don’ t you think it’s a pitty try to look pretty just for u
So what am I to do write it in a paper or spell it for u
( u know) this is love nothing lower and nothing above
Bella Stella m’ innamoro della notte
Con la sua magia dentro di me sto pensando a te
Ti dimentico Vertigo…non lo so
Non ritornero piu da te
Ti dimentico Vertigo…non lo so
Tu rimanesti dentro me
…sto pensando a te
Ti dimentico Vertigo…non lo so
Non ritornero’ piu’ da te
Ti dimentico Vertigo…non lo so
Tu rimarresti dentro me
…sto pensando a te

Lacking seasonal workers, Italy elevates its long-shunned migrants

Avallone expects “neither a change in racist attitudes nor in immigration policies by the Italian state.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. No paywall. But Dr. A change would happen if anti-racist solidarity increased in a comprehensive movement for social justice, involving parts of the Italian and non-Italian populations together, he says.

“In the COVID-19 era, what is needed is that no one remains invisible.” 
 Mr. With most nations in the European Union closing their borders to travel in order to prevent the virus’s spread, there are no seasonal workers coming to Italy from abroad. “Our traditional agricultural laborers have almost completely disappeared. He points out that the renewal of an expired residency takes more than a year in Italy, so even those who benefit from the amnesty will soon find themselves in the country illegally again.The problem of labor exploitationMany unauthorized migrants live in makeshift camps and ghettos around Calabria, usually in poor conditions. Pezzati stresses that vulnerable Italians will also benefit from this initiative, which should give foreign migrants more leverage when negotiating their contracts. It will also help reduce the power of criminal organizations that connect irregular workers with farmers in need of labor.And migrant workers are essential to Italian agriculture, says Aldo Alessio, the mayor of Gioia Tauro, a strategic port town in Calabria. The inability to get seasonal workers from Eastern Europe during the crisis is threatening Italy’s agricultural sector. But that stance has been challenged amid the coronavirus pandemic. And migrants warn that the government’s decision will not necessarily help them. “We do not believe the relaunch decree will solve the problem of labor exploitation in agriculture,” he says, stressing that the issue is the outcome of unsustainable sales prices imposed by big processing brands and supermarket chains.“The real problem is that the attention is only on growers’ economic needs, [and] that hides human beings who are [used] as farm workers,” says Gennaro Avallone, a sociology researcher at University of Salerno in southwest Italy. Konare, from Mali, is one of those. In the ghetto in the small town of   Taurianova, for example, about 150 people had to manage without drinking water, toilets, or garbage collection during the pandemic, says Giorgia Campo of the trade union USB Calabria. So the Italian government has decided to allow some of the estimated 600,000 irregular migrants working in the sector to legalize their status with a temporary residency to prevent crops from rotting in the fields.“We need to consider this as a first step for broader cultural changes in our country,” says Paolo Pezzati of Oxfam Italia. Some have been in the country for years but no longer have a valid residency permit, if they ever did.Mr. Without the labor force of immigrant farm workers, agricultural productivity in our region would be zero.” 
 The bulk of the irregular migrants who work in Italy’s agriculture sector hail from Africa. The southern European nation is keeping its ports closed to rescue ships loaded with migrants and asylum seekers from Libya. It has agreed to allow farm hands and domestic workers to legalize their status with a residency valid for six months, thereby both addressing Italy’s employment gap and improving the employment and healthcare opportunities available to migrants amid the pandemic.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. And the question of what to do with unauthorized migrant farmers and caregivers caused acrimony between the governing coalition parties as they finalized a €55 billion ($60 billion) stimulus package.Italian nongovernmental and civil society organizations have long called for a change to the country’s migration policy, asking for regular channels to access work permits and renewals. Mr. “Italians do not want immigration; even to rent a house is a problem. Campo is among many who hoped the government would pass a sweeping emergency residence permit, normalizing the situation of irregular migrants across sectors, allowing them access to health care and thus controlling the spread of COVID-19. Basel, Switzerland; and Rome
The heart of Italy’s agricultural sector is concentrated in the southern regions of Calabria and Puglia, the country’s “toe” and “heel” respectively, in fields of tomatoes, lettuce, and orange trees. He says he normally works seven days per week, earning a day rate of €35 ($38) for seven hours of work. She says she is bitterly disappointed. “I don’t know if I will work again, the boss didn’t call me anymore,” he says. Ms. “This decree cannot be considered as a regularization, the people who will benefit from it throughout Italy will be at most 2,000,” she says, citing an estimate issued by the farmers’ association Coldiretti. The closure of borders across Europe has left Italy with a shortage of the seasonal workers it needs to bring in its crops. He arrived in Italy five years ago when he was 17 years old. Italian policy-making, he adds, is strongly influenced by propaganda and frequent polling, which often mirrors racist attitudes. For some seniors, virus is shifting their views of Trump“The new decree is not a good decree,” says Mohammed Konare, who picks oranges and tomatoes in Calabria. May 21, 2020

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Italy has long been at the heart of Europe’s debates over migration, and has been markedly hostile to migrants in recent years. “We need to consider this as a first step for broader cultural changes in our country,” he says. Migrants in the area found it largely impossible to keep social distance or hygiene rules. … “In the COVID-19 era, what is needed is that no one remains invisible.”But while the move is a significant step for Italy, experts say that the underlying systemic problems that make cheap, exploitable labor necessary in Italian agriculture still need to be addressed.“The real problem is that the attention is only on growers’ economic needs, [and] that hides human beings who are [used] as farm workers,” says Gennaro Avallone, a sociology researcher at University of Salerno. Lacking seasonal workers, Italy elevates its long-shunned migrants

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Broad, deep-seated distrust – even hostility – toward a social or ethnic group can be hard to change. “The agricultural productivity of the Calabria region is currently largely guaranteed by underpaid migrant workers without rights,” he says. No paywall.But while the move is a significant step for a country that has been markedly hostile to migrants in recent years, experts and migrant advocates say that it is only a small step in a much longer journey. Nobody accepts me.”Essential to Italian agricultureItaly has long been at the heart of Europe’s debates over migration. And without those extra workers, the prospect of fields full of rotten tomatoes and unpicked citrus fruits loomed.That has prompted the Italian government to rethink its frequently antagonistic approach to the estimated 600,000 irregular migrants working in its agriculture sector. But his contract, which expired and wasn’t renewed amid the coronavirus pandemic, stated that he worked only five days per month. 
 Paolo Pezzati, Oxfam Italia’s humanitarian policy adviser, welcomes the government initiative as a step in the right direction, but regrets that it does not also reach irregular migrants working in other sectors such as construction or tourism. Although no longer in power, the right-wing League party remains the country’s largest party and owes much of its popularity to a tough line on migration. But could pragmatic need, say due to shortages caused by a global pandemic, start the ball rolling? Loading… Konare has little faith that the six-month amnesty for unauthorized migrants will help improve his situation in practical terms or meaningfully shift public opinion. Guido de Togni, cultural manager at Funky Tomato, an agricultural cooperative trying to ensure fair conditions along the tomato supply chain, also thinks the government has much left to do. He notes that about 40% of the agricultural work force in Italy is irregular, and that Italian laborers are often pressured to take low wages on the grounds that migrants are willing to work for less. And in a normal year at about this time, seasonal workers from Eastern Europe would be working in those fields to bring the produce to market.But the coronavirus pandemic has made this far from a normal year – especially in Italy, one of Europe’s worst affected countries. Often single men, they live in improvised cardboard or plastic sheet homes packed into ghettos or shanty towns with miserable hygiene conditions, and work for a day rate in the fields of southern Italy. Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

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How one monk’s “inner evolution” fuels social justice work

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Minimal eating.”“These people worked here in the dust and pollution, whereas I was wondering if I should leave this country and lead a good comfortable life in the U.S.? For some seniors, virus is shifting their views of Trump“The priest is a follower and the prophet is a rebel and revolutionary,” Mr. Yet he has inspired social workers and activists of all ilks in India. What he calls his “inner evolution” continued as he taught at Kolkata’s St. “I was very critical of Christian missionaries. Agnivesh recalls, that he decided to become a monk.Yet he also made a name for himself in Haryana’s politics, and was even jailed – along with much of the opposition – by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during the two-year “Emergency” in the 1970s, remembered for its civil liberties abuses. He adopted the caste-agnostic title Manav, which literally means “human.”“When a person rises from religion towards spirituality, he situates himself in a bigger striving,” says Mr. Bonded labor has been outlawed for decades, but the practice persists in industries like brick kilns, quarries, and carpet factories. Agnivesh has led efforts to defuse tension after Hindu-Muslim clashes, and denounce leadership he considers responsible for failing to halt attacks – including that of current Prime Minister Narendra Modi.But tolerance within a faith, his advocacy underscores, is just as important as tolerance between them. And in India too, the largest minority group, Muslims, was being demonized by a rising Hindu right.Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, the activists called their meeting – the ancient Sanskrit adage meaning “the world is one family.”The group was convened by Swami Agnivesh, a Hindu monk clothed head-to-toe in saffron, who is also a renowned social activist. You are bringing shame on Hinduism.”Eventually, he shares the concern that bites him the most. “That’s what attracted me to this path – the prophet and the revolutionary character.”Over the years, Mr. For decades, he has led campaigns to change practices within Hindu culture that he sees as unequal toward women or Dalits, the people lowest in the caste hierarchy, such as his effort to secure the entry of so-called untouchables into Hindu temples. “The priest is a follower and the prophet is a rebel and revolutionary.”Much of his work has involved fighting modern-day slavery in India. Many victims are children, and lower-caste Hindus, whose families are trapped by debt. Gurugram, India
This past November, in a small hamlet in the Indian state of Haryana, several dozen activists from around the country gathered to discuss how to achieve world peace.The state of affairs was looking grim, with populist movements fanning out across democracies. Through BMM, Mr. But he soon quit and threw himself full time into freeing bonded workers, founding the BMM in 1981.Much of his activism has focused on tolerance, at a time when there is fear both inside and outside India that religious freedom is diminishing sharply, particularly for Muslims. Commission on International Religious Freedom designated India a country “of particular concern,” noting “government action … Agnivesh has been many things: an anti-corruption activist, a prisoner, and a politician. “I asked myself what my mission was and realized I had none. The monk does not own property and has little money in the bank. In May, the U.S. Also born into an upper-caste family, Mr. This vision was given to me by Swamiji.”Frequently, the monk has come under attack from a resurgent right-wing Hindu nationalist movement, opposed to his criticisms of what he considers “dogmatic” practices – and his visible work on   Hindu-Muslim solidarity, at a time when many gurus seem to endorse the ruling party’s “Hindutva” ideology. Manohar Manav, a local activist from the state of Bihar, spent 10 years as the swami’s pupil. What next?As much as Mr. created a culture of impunity for nationwide campaigns of harassment and violence against religious minorities.” For years, Mr. Agnivesh, who works for religious tolerance, pauses during an event for activists. Soumya Shankar

Mr. In decades since, he has also made a name for himself as a politician and activist, whose spirituality and social work are deeply intertwined. “The real seekers were the prophets, not priests,” Mr. Loading… Manav, who is now director of the BMM. He’s negotiated with Maoist rebels, campaigned against sex-selective abortion, and headed the World Council of Arya Samaj, a Hindu reformist movement. There is no air conditioning for the sweltering hot months, no heat or hot water for the cold months that sweep through northern India. “So I decided, even though I am not a missionary, I must have a mission.”He decided to become a Hindu monk. I’d accuse them of trying to convert our poor tribal people and try to instigate a Christian state here,” he says. Agnivesh tells me, perched on a hard, rustic cot in a room empty apart from the bare essentials – the cot, some towels, a few identical saffron robes, a chair, and a table strewn with books. He has also become known – and sometimes come under attack – for his campaigns for interfaith tolerance, at a time when many fear it is on the decline in India. The assailants accused him of being sympathetic to Christian missionaries and proselytizing to local tribes.But fear is not a factor for the monk, he says. “I am a threat because I am showing them a mirror,” he says. At 80, the swami (meaning one who has control over the “self”) is a truly eclectic figure – clothed and steeped in tradition, yet defiant of it in many ways.“The real seekers were the prophets, not priests,” Mr. “I am telling them that the religion or gods of Hinduism that you are talking about is not this; you are perverting and corrupting it. “I asked myself what my mission was and realized I had none,” he recalls. It “was all very universal, very transformative,” he recalls. Agnivesh’s career is multifaceted, his lifestyle is simple. Agnivesh says, perched on a hard, rustic cot in a room empty apart from the bare essentials – the cot, some towels, a few identical saffron robes, a chair, and a table strewn with books. But tolerance within a faith, his advocacy underscores, is just as important as tolerance between them. Three times, he has served as chair of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery.A personal journeyThe monk’s spiritual life feeds his political and social rebellion – each one a long process of transformation.Born Vepa Shyam Rao into an upper-caste Brahmin family from southern India, Mr. But he’s best known for his work for interfaith tolerance, and his   organization Bandhua Mukti Morcha (BMM), or the Bonded Labour Liberation Front.Nearly 8 million people are thought to live in modern slavery in India today, according to the Global Slavery Index. Agnivesh continues. While attending college in Kolkata, he discovered the Arya Samaj movement, which emphasizes the ancient Vedas, the oldest scriptures in Hinduism, over later traditions. Agnivesh grew up following traditional Hindu rituals. Agnivesh says. This Hindu monk and social activist says his work, such as campaigns against bonded labor and intolerance, have been inspired by his own transformation. 

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A woman speaks during a grassroots meeting called “The World Is One Family,” as Swami Agnivesh, in an orange turban, listens. Xavier’s College, where he worked alongside Jesuits. Agnivesh and fellow activists say they have released more than 200,000 workers and helped to rehabilitate them. How one monk’s “inner evolution” fuels social justice work

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When people are willing to take risks to help others, what motivates them? Afterward, he was elected to the state legislature and became minister for education. )

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As a young teacher in Kolkata, Swami Agnivesh was critical of his Jesuit coworkers.Yet his views shifted, as he came to appreciate their simple way of life. Manav says he was compelled to drop his last name – a signifier of one’s caste – after hearing the swami speak. Yet his views shifted as he got a glimpse of their simple way of life: “A small bed. No!” Mr. “Then there is no Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist, or Christian. So I decided, even though I am not a missionary, I must have a mission.” This was the moment, Mr. May 21, 2020

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Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of these organizations. I am not completely sure about that,” he says. So, should he have designated a successor? “Sometimes, I feel, who will take my work forward? No one has.”This article was produced with the support of the   USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, the John Templeton Foundation and Templeton Religion Trust. “No, I have seen that no prophet’s children have truly taken their work forward.

Burundi holds high-stakes presidential election amid virus

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Nkurunziza’s chosen successor in the ruling CNDD-FDD, Evariste Ndayishimiye. He arrived at the polling station on a bicycle surrounded by his guards, he wore a track suit of his club Aleluya FC with a brown cow boy hat with the Burundian flag. Preliminary results are expected by May 25. Citizens and journalists said access to social media was not possible without a virtual private network. to come to vote,” said one, Suzane Bucumi.Ruling party supporters disagreed.”During the civil war [from 1993 to 2005 that killed about 300,000 people] I lost my parents and we were not spending nights in our homes. Burundi has been criticized for not appearing to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously. He also stressed that politics was meant to serve the greater benefit of the populace. Burundi holds high-stakes presidential election amid virus

The East African country held a crucial presidential election despite the pandemic. Ndayishimiye, a retired general, would be a front for Mr. Many Burundians were surprised that President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to step aside before 2025, when his presidential term would end. Loading… Nkurunziza is unpredictable and the election could be a mere formality.”We are not going to have a credible election,” said Stephanie Wolters, an analyst with the South African Institute of International Affairs. Rwasa condemned the social media cuts, saying it could be a way of committing election fraud. For some seniors, virus is shifting their views of Trump”The government is cutting social media so that we don’t tell the world what is happening,” voter Jean Pierre Bazikamwe said.Mr. “If we are satisfied we will say it, but if we are not we will also say it,” he said.One electoral commission official, Zirabura Ferdinand, dismissed concerns: “As you can see, everything is in order and we expect everything to move along freely and fairly.”But demonstrations marked the vote in 2015, when Mr. May 21, 2020

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A crucial election appeared peaceful on Wednesday in the East African nation of Burundi, where President Pierre Nkurunziza is stepping aside after a divisive 15-year rule but will remain “paramount leader” in the country that often rejects outside scrutiny.The vote is one of the most important transfers of power in Burundi since independence in 1962. He called for respecting the people’s will. Rwasa of making “incendiary and defamatory” remarks and inciting revolt.Mr. “They saw that God is with us.”Regional observers were not present after being told that arriving foreigners would face a 14-day quarantine. “You cannot refuse the decision of Burundians who voted because you also are included in them,” he said.Analysts have said Mr. After casting his ballot, Nkurunziza praised Burundians for the peaceful conduct of the process which he reiterated had been fully funded with local finances. Critics and rights groups have warned that Mr. President Pierre Nkurunziza, surprisingly, decided to step aside after a divisive 15-year rule, but says his will remain a "paramount leader" in the country. The country has 42 confirmed virus cases but testing has been limited.”We are not afraid because the organizers did not require us to distance 1 meter,” voter Ndayishimiye Innocent said. The U.N. That is why I woke up at 4:00 a.m. Nkurunziza himself attended crowded political rallies. Burundians stood in long lines outside polling stations, which opened shortly after six am, most centers had hand washing points for people arriving to vote and election officials had some protective equipments in some instances. Nkurunziza praised the election because “no foreigner came to trouble them as it happened in the past.”Ahead of the vote, government agents were accused of harassing the main opposition party, the CNL, whose leader Agathon Rwasa, the deputy parliament speaker, was believed to be in a close race with Mr. Nkurunziza would step aside after a referendum in 2018 extended the length of a presidential term to seven years.Africa News   reported:  
The polls will usher in the post-Pierre Nkurunziza era. But voters also cast ballots for lawmakers and local level representatives. More than 5 million people were registered to vote in the country of nearly 12 million.Many Burundians were surprised that Mr. Berthier Mugiraneza/AP

Ruling party presidential candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye casts his vote in the presidential election in Burundi on May 20, 2020. Nkurunziza decided to run for a third term that some called unconstitutional.On Wednesday the president said people would not oppose the results this time “because in the past they did it due to ignorance” and asserted that “they won’t commit the same mistake.”The deadly turmoil after the 2015 vote badly damaged global relations, and Burundi became the first country to leave the International Criminal Court after it started investigating abuses. I must vote for Evriste Ndayishimiye because it is the CNDD-FDD who ended the war,” said voter Marie Nduwimana.”We thank the CNDD-FDD because these recent 15 years we have security,” said Melance Hakizimana, who added that “in a family there must be a heir to organize the affairs.” Ndayishimiye called on all candidates to accept the results. human rights office reported more than 300 extrajudicial killings and was kicked out of the country. “If Ndayishimiye is elected, he will have to invite political opposition, civil society back into the country and also participate in the national dialogue with the opposition.”Some voters reflected the skepticism and uncertainty.”I know my vote won’t be counted but I have to make a change. Burundi’s government has denied it targets its people.Last week, the World Health Organization’s top official in Burundi was kicked out amid concerns about the pandemic response.If none of the seven candidates receives more than 50% of the vote, a runoff election will occur within weeks. Nkurunziza and other powerful ruling party members.Mr. Mr. Police accused Mr. Some observers worry that disputed results could lead to the kind of violence that marked the previous vote in 2015.Few face masks were seen, even on the ruling party’s candidate, in crowded lines of voters though some paused to wash their hands. Internet connectivity for social media and messaging apps were blocked early Wednesday morning.

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Let’s get on with it.’”“I’ve had my bad days, but boy, I’ve had a wonderfully good life, my goodness.”Ideas of national sacrificeThe coronavirus pandemic has laid bare some of society’s urgent weaknesses, from inequality to lax health and labor protections to environmental degradation, and many are hoping it forces change around the world when it’s done.It’s far too soon to know how deep or lasting any shifts will be. Within days his family knew it was polio, the worst public health threat in American communities of the postwar era.While his father helped him largely regain use of his legs, there was no more basketball, baseball, track, or helping his folks on the farm.He grappled with worthlessness throughout his childhood, he says. Why We Wrote This

The coronavirus pandemic is just the latest in a long line of global crises. He says that a lot of the goodwill today around sacrifice could erode as people weigh the financial and social costs of shutdowns.“I think that we have to be very careful in assuming that what comes out of this is a unifying thing,” he says.Yet Mr. Past crises brought change. Those who lived through the uncertainty of World War II feel it intimately.Odile Diconne was a child in the occupied zone of France during the war. Now that many are undergoing the biggest crisis of their lifetimes – a pandemic with unknown health and economic consequences – they are finding their limits tested.Heads of state like French President Emmanuel Macron have likened the current situation to previous war eras. “When I had polio, I was the most miserable, ornery, unhappy-feeling kid you could ever imagine. What will this pandemic bring? Steve Apps/Courtesy of Jerold W. Widespread social welfare policies were created after World War II. Now that many in the world are undergoing the biggest crisis of their lifetimes – a pandemic with unknown health and economic consequences – their limits are being tested like Mr. We would try to grow what was lacking in our garden, but it was a difficult period.”

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Cartons of eggs are for sale at a Trader Joe’s grocery store in Los Angeles on May 14, 2020. “Solidarity was a really important element of the occupation,” he says.Within the first month of lockdown in the United Kingdom, more than 750,000 volunteers had signed up to community groups to take care of Britain’s more vulnerable people. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, egg demand has increased. Ms. And in doing so, they have invoked ideas of national sacrifice.French President Emmanuel Macron told the country that it was “at war” with the coronavirus ahead of France’s first lockdown period on March 17. “We had ration stamps to buy food, but it was very limited.”Like many of those who have lived through wars, depressions, or other public health threats, the crises shaped values systems that they rely on during this pandemic, says Raymond Charlès, who also lived through World War II as a child. In Canada, a group of “caremongers” has sprung out to help those in need.But there are limits to the parallels, argues Mark Humphries, a historian at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario who wrote “The Last Plague: Spanish Influenza and the Politics of Public Health in Canada.”“It’s very easy for politicians to say, ‘We’re in a war, this is about national sacrifice,’ and then use that to try and allude to previous conflicts and make the argument that we need to do what people did in the past. He says he believes the forced shutdowns could help today’s generation learn to live with less.“During the war, before buying something we’d ask ourselves, ‘Do I really need this?’ I think this will be a good experience for this generation, who always have everything they want right away.”“Things are going to change,” says Mr. And yet, in some ways she finds today’s lockdowns more psychologically challenging.“It’s harder now to not be able to go out, speak to the neighbors,” says Ms. And as those earlier events have shown, there is hope for a better world tomorrow – and it starts with each individual. Diconne. No paywall.Crises have been the catalyst for major shifts, personal and structural. Widespread social welfare policies were created after World War II. Wieviorka, the historian, “but it won’t be a big bang or a major change from one day to the next.”What comes out of this?The current lockdown has created a sense of solidarity among communities that is reminiscent of wartime when neighbors would help tend each other’s farms or share food, says Richard Berrong, who has produced three documentaries on World War II and is a French professor at Kent State University in Ohio. He says he believes the forced shutdowns could help today’s generation learn to live with less.“During the war, before buying something we’d ask ourselves, ‘Do I really need this?’ I think this will be a good experience for this generation.”

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Jerry Apps was pulling his sled home from his one-room country school in rural Wisconsin on a January afternoon in 1947 when he started to feel ill. And in an April 13 address, he said that even though it was difficult to stay confined and deal with shortages while being on the “front lines” of the virus, the country had “mobilized” and a “production schedule, just like in times of war, [had] been put in place.”Queen Elizabeth, in an address to the British people in April, invoked the spirit of World War II when she told the nation, “We will meet again,” a reference to a British song from the war. She says that the era was one of constant scarcity. But many individuals are recalibrating goals, values, and their own understanding of freedom.That has been shepherded by heads of state, who have likened the current situation to previous war eras. And my dad, he never said, ‘Get over it.’ He just said, ‘Tomorrow’s going to be a better day. “We had ration stamps to buy food, but it was very limited. Diconne and her family would black out their windows with paper and escape to the basement as shelling pounded down nearby. Historians say transformations are often oversimplified and romanticized in collective memory. But at the urging of a teacher, he joined a typewriting class. May 21, 2020

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Deep Read ( 5 Min. And those who lived through the uncertainty of the era feel it intimately.Odile Diconne was a child in Remigny in the Burgundy region in the occupied zone of France during World War II. “During the war, schools and churches remained open. Public health systems were established after the 1918 flu pandemic. Apps’s once were. For some seniors, virus is shifting their views of Trump“For a lot of people it’s a very tough stretch right now, and they need to find a little optimism,” Mr. We are all in this together.”

Total darkness obscured the streets of her neighborhood every evening, as families shuttered themselves inside for the German army-imposed curfew. … A sign reads: “A great way to show kindness to our neighbors is to limit yourself to 2 units of any item. Politicians around the globe have asked their citizens to shelter at home, with a loss of freedom over movement and labor – something unthinkable just two months ago. Apps says that the individual growth that comes at any period of change should be used to refocus thinking on those things in society that need to change, like a lack of safety nets for many workers. Apps says. We were relatively free.”Like many of those who have lived through wars, depressions, or other public health threats, the crises shaped values systems that they rely on during this pandemic, says Raymond Charlès, who was born in 1933 in Brittany, France, and also lived through World War II as a child. Public health systems were established after the 1918 flu pandemic. Loading… )

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Colette Davidson
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Crises have been the catalyst for major shifts, personal and structural. He believes without polio he wouldn’t have gotten to college – or had a career as a historian and author.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. “Better days will return.”Olivier Wieviorka, a French historian who specializes in the study of World War II, says there are parallels between then and now, in shortages, restrictions, and sacrifice. Apps

Jerry Apps was one of the tens of thousands of Americans who contracted polio in the 1950s. He was the only boy and says he excelled because his fingers were strong from milking cows. But while the disease hampered his use of his legs, it ended up leading him to his career as a historian and author. She says that, with her father locked up as a prisoner of war, the era was one of constant scarcity. But these things get very muddy and murky very quickly.” In Canada, for example, in both world wars, conscription became a divisive issue that roiled the nation.He says that during World War I there was a longing for the war to be “a cleansing fire which would burn away all the old problems.” That idealism faded quickly as political divisions resurfaced. Another teacher, recognizing his suffering on the sidelines of the sports he loved, urged him to broadcast the games instead. Next year is going to be a better year.
“That’s not the right question. This is our opportunity to be something better than we were.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. No paywall. “I firmly believe that this is that rare opportunity once again to think carefully about where we want to be and not spend all of our time thinking about how we can be exactly like we were,” he says.
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Rhys Lewis – Waking Up Without You Lyrics

(Verse 1)
Early morning
Feet are freezing
‘Cos you stole my covers again
But I don’t mind
It’s alright
‘Cos I get to kiss you awake
But it’s just a memory
Growing hazy
Like a photo starting to fade
(Pre-Chorus)
Oohh oohh
I’m a fool but it’s true
(Chorus)
I’m tired of always waking up without you
I’m tired of always waking up without you
I’m tired of always waking up
(Verse 2)
You wore my t-shirt
To the kitchen
With the cutest smile on you face
Made the coffee
A little sweeter
But now it tastes all bitter again
‘Cos it’s just a memory
Growing hazy
Like photo starting to fade
Well I should have got the t shirt back
I didn’t think that it would be the last time I’d see you
(Pre-Chorus)
Oohh oohh
I’m a fool but it’s true
(Chorus)
I’m tired of always waking up without you
I’m tired of always waking up without you
I’m tired of always waking up
(Verse 3)
‘Cos I don’t get to watch you
Put your make up on
I don’t get to tell you
Your hair looks better down
And I don’t get to share your train ride into town
‘Cos you stopped coming round
(Bridge) x4
Skin on skin
We didn’t finish what we started
Heart to heart
I’m missing your love
(Chorus)
I’m tired of always waking up without you
I’m tired of always waking up without you, without you, without you
I’m tired of always waking up without you, without you
I’m tired of always waking up without you
I’m tired of always waking up