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Rocio Durcal – Diferentes Lyrics

Que vives solo triste y angustiado
Que estas terriblemente enamorado
Hoy supe de ti
Las cosas mas horribles que te pasan
Que lloras noche a noche
Y que no duermes
Y que piensas nada mas
Tan solo en verme
Hoy supe de ti
Las cosas mas horribles que te pasan
Pues yo jamas te di motivos
Para estar asi
Hay un malentendido
No es correcto, no no es justo y no es normal
Que llores tu por mi
Yo no quiero ser como una sombra en toda tu vida
Que por conocerte en tu pecho haya
Hecho una herida
Por Dios vuelve a la calma
Te quiero con el alma
Pero solo como amigo
Entiendelo muy bien
Porque no me comprendes
De una vez que yo jamas
Lo sabes bien te di motivos
Porque no me comprendes
Que tu y yo podemos
Solamente ser amigos
Si somos diferentes de sentir
Si somos diferentes de pensar
Si somos diferentes de vivir enamorados
Si somos diferentes de sentir
Si somos diferentes de pensar
Si somos diferentes de vivir enamorados
Ya no llores mas
Ya no llores mas
Tu por mi
Ya no llores mas Edit

Marsheaux – Exit (The Dark Way) Lyrics

I’m not here, there’s no bright light
Sounds like fear in your white nights
I see you through your skin
Stay close, let me think
Now open, fill me in
Say my name, let me in
Come to me, take my hand
To the exit, to the end
Come to me, take my hand
To the exit, to the end

David Kincaid – The Harp Of Old Erin And Banner Of Stars Lyrics

Shall this banner so dear to the exiled of the Gael
By traitors and rebels, in anarchy’s school
Be trailed in the dust, disgraced in the vale
While our people, the sov’reign, in equity rule? The war trump has sounded, our rights are in danger:
Shall the brave sons of Erin   be   deaf to the   call
When freedom demands of both native   and stranger
Their aid lest the greatest of nations should fall? No, no, with their life’s blood they’ll guard the rich treasure;
See how they respond to the call “shoulder arms”
Though endeared by their sacred ties, with love beyond measure
Of bosom-friends, children and beauty’s sweet charms
Yet, they leave all behind, and equip for the battle
Between freedom and rapine, like true sons of Mars
They’ll conquer through traitors their cannon may rattle
And bring back triumphant the Banner of Stars
Oh long may our flags wave in union together
And the harp of green Erin still kiss the same breeze
And brave ev’ry storm, that beclouds the fair weather
Till our harp, like the Stars, floats o’er rivers and seas
God-prosper manly soul heart, on both land and ocean
That goes in defiance of danger and scars
And send them safe home, to their wives and their sweethearts
With the harp of old Erin and Banner of Stars No – I swear by the love that we bear our old sire-land
And the vows we have pledged to the home of the free
As we’d sheath our swords in the foes of dear Ireland
We’ll use them as freely ‘gainst traitors to thee:
Need we fear for our cause when true hearts uphold it? See the men of all nations now march to the wars:
And should Erin’s stout hearts stand by and behold it
Nor strike in their might for the Banner of Stars?

Tom Macdonald – I Don’t Drink Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I screwed up, I just wanna say I’m sorry
It’s all my fault, you should probably   ignore   me
Oh my God,   should’ve given you a warning
All my   friends are sick and tired of this story
I don’t drink ’cause when I’m drunk I’m annoying
Call your phone when it’s three in the morning
Start a fight, parked a whip in your garden
You prolly think I am mentally retarded
[Verse 2]
Please don’t call me crazy ’cause I’m not
Last night I had one too many shots
Blacked out, got arrested by the cops
Woke up on the neighbors front lawn
Every time that I’m hangover I convince myself I’m dying
Where the hell my pants go and why is my girlfriend crying
I say that I remember what I did but I am lying
There’s a tattoo on my buttcheek, it’s a beer can and he’s smiling
[Chorus]
I’m pretty sure the last night went down in history
We made it out alive and that’s a victory
Black eyes, minor injuries
We lost a fight together that’s a win to me
I don’t drink ’cause when I’m drunk I’m retarded
Ask around, I’m the life of the party
Hold my beer, ’cause I’m only getting started
Who cares about tomorrow and the misery
[Verse 3]
I’m a mess and I know you don’t deserve it
You’re the best and I’m a pretty stupid person
None-the-less you try to help me ’cause I’m hurting
I confess, sometimes I feel like I’m not worth it
I don’t drink, ’cause when I drunk I’m a problem
I don’t care who I hurt, I feel awesome
Holy crap, it’s either jail or a coffin
Soon enough, I’ma be at rock bottom
Please help, tell me, how I end up here? I don’t hear it
Damn, oh no, my sexy photos can we clear it? We need to clear it
[Chorus]
I’m pretty sure the last night went down in history
We made it out alive and that’s a victory
Black eyes, minor injuries
We lost a fight together that’s a win to me
I don’t drink ’cause when I’m drunk I’m retarded
Ask around, I’m the life of the party
Hold my beer, ’cause I’m only getting started
Who cares about tomorrow and the misery Last night, I had one too many beers
Flashbacks, but I can’t remember clear
Why I texted all my ex-es and we haven’t spoke in years
[Pre-Chorus]
Every time that I’m hangover, last night doesn’t feel so funny
I threw up on my front step and I wasted all of my money
I got naked in the night club right in front of all my buddies
Then I went home with some girl I thought was hot, but she is ugly
[Chorus]
I’m pretty sure the last night went down in history
We made it out alive and that’s a victory
Black eyes, minor injuries
We lost a fight together that’s a win to me
I don’t drink ’cause when I’m drunk I’m retarded
Ask around, I’m the life of the party
Hold my beer, ’cause I’m only getting started
Who cares about tomorrow and the misery
[Bridge]
You call my phone, ‘kay be quiet, can you hear it?

Giriboy – Player Lyrics (feat. Brother Su & Lovey)

어울려, 니 분위기랑
딱 맞는 술이 생각났어
Ay, sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist, please
What do you want? 너 어디 갈래, where? 문제는 여기 나였네
(니 이름?) 소문 들어 알았어
뭐, 트위터 페이스북 싸이월드 같은 거 덕에
니 친구의 친구, 나는 파도를 타
와보니 눈 앞에 너. My kind of girl. What do you think about me? 자꾸 맘이 가는 걸
사실 눈도 그렇지
일단 이건 내가 살게. 너는 항구여라
(뭐야) 이런 구시대 농담에도 반응하는 너
혀가 짧은 거야? 결정해
이쯤에서 딱 한 마디만 할게, girl
“It was you” “You got me goin’ crazy”
[Hook]
[Outro]
남자를 홀리는 것이 너의 전공인 걸
올드스쿨 좋아하는 너는 정통인 걸
깔끔한 여신. [Hook]
[Skit]
“어디 살아요?”
“나 니 마음속이요”
“자취?”
“그런 건 왜 물어요?”
“술 먹을래?”
“그러든가요”
[Verse 2: Brother Su]
기분 좋았는데 지금 불편해 (It’s all because of you, girl)
가볍게 한잔하려 했는데 니가 신경 쓰이네 (Look at you, girl)
So ‘Marry Me’? 머리색은 검정이고
그런 너를 지켜보는 내 욕망은 절정이야 [Hook: Lovey & GIRIBOY]
오늘 처음 봤지만
나는 알 수가 있어
내게 무심한 척 하지만
한 방에 갈 수가 있어
나는 플레이보이, 나는 플레이보이
나는 플레이보이, 나는 플레이보이
너는 플레이걸, 너는 플레이걸
너는 플레이걸, 너는 플레이걸
[Verse 1: GIRIBOY]
우리 둘 모두 연애에는 선수
숨길 것도 없고 딱 각이 나와, 적중
너는 전 남친과 5일 정도 만났고 차였네
이유를 내가 모르겠냐? 니 향수 이름
놀라긴. 귀여워, 너의 발음도
다 좋아. 이쁜 건 알아가지고 웃지도 않네
이제 나와 함께 나가면 돼. What do you like? 어떻게
밖에 나가서 얘기 더 할래?

Hillsong Worship – King Of Kings Lyrics

[Verse 1]
In the darkness we were waiting
Without hope, without light
Till from heaven You came running
There was mercy in Your eyes
To fulfill the law and prophets
To a virgin came the word
From a throne of endless glory
To a cradle in the dirt
[Chorus]
Praise the Father, praise the Son
Praise the Spirit, three in one
God of glory, Majesty
Praise forever to the King of Kings
[Verse 2]
To reveal the kingdom coming
And to reconcile the lost
To redeem the whole creation
You did not despise the cross
For even in your suffering
You saw to the other side
Knowing this was our salvation
Jesus for our sake you died
[Chorus]
Praise the Father, praise the Son
Praise the Spirit, three in one
God of glory, Majesty
Praise forever to the King of Kings
[Verse 3]
And the morning that You rose
All of heaven held its breath
Till that stone was moved for good
For the Lamb had conquered death
And the dead rose from their tombs
And the angels stood in awe
For the souls of all who’d come
To the Father are restored
[Verse 4]
And the church of Christ was born
Then the Spirit lit the flame
Now this gospel truth of old
Shall not kneel, shall not faint
By His blood and in His name
In His freedom I am free
For the love of Jesus Christ
Who has resurrected me
[Chorus]
Praise the Father, praise the Son
Praise the Spirit, three in one
God of glory, Majesty
Praise forever to the King of Kings
[Outro]
Praise forever to the King of Kings

A helping hand? Amid pandemic, gangs cast themselves as protectors.

Now with coronavirus in the mix, Mexico is diverting money earmarked for police training to the purchase of medical supplies, and the newly formed National Guard was moved to hospitals to protect medical professionals, opening up more opportunities for criminal groups to operate unchecked.“Most people would prefer to have the government supporting them,” says Mr. It … As government lockdowns stomp out informal employment, erase incomes, and slow remittances, state attention is increasingly focused on the pandemic – creating openings for criminals to step in and try to win over more hearts and minds. Even where gangs’ restrictions were short-lived, COVID-19 has highlighted underlying dynamics among governments, organized crime, and citizens. Gangs’ quick response “allows them to maintain control of the region and ingratiates the population,” says Juan Cedillo, a journalist who covers organized crime in Mexico. Amid the pandemic, such activities allow gangs to play up their role as pseudo-caretakers, positioning them to tighten their control, experts say. But they still need social support – key in incentivizing locals to turn a blind eye to illegal activities.In Mexico, winning that support might mean large-scale parties with big-ticket gifts. In other parts of the region, turf battles are frequently the norm, leading to more creative efforts to win civilians over. No paywall.Criminal groups are known for persecuting the communities where they operate, extorting businesses and exerting violence on civilians. But they also frequently cast themselves as protectors. They increasingly rely on businesses beyond drugs, like extortion, kidnapping, and human trafficking, which arguably hit local businesses and communities hardest. “They will end up in the hands of the crime bosses, who will consolidate their power and come out on top,” Mr. creates a circle of safety where they can conduct their illegal business without people reporting them.”For decades, the Mexican government has fought unsuccessfully to quash organized crime. After that … Fernando Carranza/Reuters

An employee of the clothing brand El Chapo 701, owned by Alejandrina Gisselle Guzmán, daughter of the convicted drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, hands out a box of basic supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, in Guadalajara, Mexico, April 16, 2020. “They don’t do it out of the kindness of their hearts. A helping hand? Instead, groups have expanded their territories, and confrontations have led to an increasingly lethal landscape. Cedillo says. Briscoe: exposing inequality. In Rocinha, one of Latin America’s largest favelas, motorcycle taxis, widely used to scale the steep streets, now pay roughly $10 in extortion payments per week instead of the usual $17.“Everything is as normal,” says José, a Rocinha resident. creates a circle of safety where they can conduct their illegal business without people reporting them.”From medical access to economic safety nets, the effects of the pandemic have put inequality on display, says Ivan Briscoe, a Latin America expert at the International Crisis Group. Feltran says.In Santa Marta, a favela that sits in the shadow of the Christ the Redeemer statue, a community organization is supporting needy families with food and monthly allowances. Or, in the wake of natural disasters, handing out cooking supplies. … This is a moment when nations struggling to overcome organized crime should be doubling down, according to Alejandro Hope, a security specialist in Mexico. Thousands of miles north in the Mexican state of Guerrero, a banner told people to stay home: “If we find you outside, we’ll pick you up.”Similar messages have been broadcast over the past two months in vulnerable communities across Latin America, from Colombia to El Salvador, Venezuela to Honduras. “It can provide a veneer of responsible public service. Bars and stores remained open, with dozens of people weaving through the favela’s narrow streets.“Enforcing a lockdown doesn’t make any governing authority popular,” formal or otherwise, says Benjamin Lessing, a professor and researcher who studies criminal governance in Rio’s favelas. And that inequality “fundamentally explains the ability to recruit and operate criminal groups.”

Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro
“We’re not on vacation, we’re in quarantine,” an announcement blasted from a car-mounted megaphone, bidding residents of a crowded Rio favela to remain indoors after 7:30 p.m. Gangs rarely get involved in health care – why start now?Meanwhile, the gap is being plugged by residents and activists, Mr. What’s at risk when it pulls back during COVID-19 is that small businesses are more likely to turn to criminals for financial lifelines. But these aren’t government PSAs. Even in places like Brazil, where gangs quickly rolled back initial preventive measures in many Rio favelas, COVID-19 is highlighting the underlying dynamics among governments, organized crime, and citizens across the region.“In some territories where crime is a powerful actor, these [criminal] groups have taken advantage of the moment to press themselves on local communities as the real guardians and providers,” says Ivan Briscoe, the International Crisis Group’s program director for Latin America and the Caribbean. “They don’t do it out of the kindness of their hearts. But most analysts agree organized crime will emerge more powerful, even if border closures and curfews have weakened their business models. And it’s a real factor of control.”   Mexico: Gangs press their advantageLatin American gangs have diversified and fragmented since the 1980s and ’90s. From setting curfews and enforcing them to handing out boxes of food and face masks, the criminal underworld – long thriving here – is positioning itself to come out of this pandemic with increased control over territory, and more deeply entrenched loyalty from locals, experts say.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. Videos and photos were disseminated online and to local media, showing towers of boxes filled with aid. The virus was just “a little cold,” Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro scoffed.Meanwhile, organized crime took advantage of government leadership vacuums, setting curfews and handing out supplies. Leaders in Mexico and Brazil, in particular, have been late to react to the pandemic, and have denied its seriousness.Local gangs and organized crime are taking advantage of government leadership vacuums, sometimes playing up their roles as pseudo-caretakers of forgotten citizens in marginalized neighborhoods. Gangs are known for persecuting the communities where they operate, but they also cast themselves as protectors. It … Whether it’s access to medical attention or economic safety nets, the inequity put on display right now “fundamentally explains the ability to recruit and operate criminal groups,” even before COVID-19. )

By Whitney Eulich
Correspondent

Ana Ionova
Correspondent

As the COVID-19 pandemic started to spread in Latin America, leaders in its two largest countries, Brazil and Mexico, stood out for their blasé approach. Cartels around the country orchestrated similar productions, a shift from past handouts that were typically carried out more quietly. Why We Wrote This

The dynamic between government and gangs has always been complex. “They’re charging for a cut of the gas; they are charging the mototaxis; they’re charging the vans. But he’s been criticized for leaning on a militarized approach similar to his predecessors’. COVID-19 has been no different. In Rocinha, residents donated hundreds of masks to a government-run health clinic, reversing expected leadership roles by providing help to the state.The pandemic is doing one thing universally, says Mr. people went back out on the street,” says Mayara, a resident who, like others in this story, asked to be identified only by her first name for security.The owner of a barbershop continued trimming hair and shaping beards without a mask, a resident says. The rush to acknowledge the difficult situation “allows them to maintain control of the region and ingratiates the population,” Mr. He says the crisis has brought into “sharp relief the places where gang governance is strong and state governance is weak.”In some favelas, criminal groups quickly returned to business as usual – with a discount. “Without a doubt organized crime is taking advantage of this moment.”In many countries homicide and robbery rates are on the decline amid lockdowns. But where officials don’t lead, organized crime often steps in. With states critically tested during the pandemic, that relationship is in the spotlight. They continued for “a week or two, maximum. May 19, 2020

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Deep Read ( 6 Min. In April, the Gulf cartel in northern Mexico not only distributed boxes of basic goods stamped with its name, but also seemed to run a public relations campaign. Cedillo says. A sweets vendor carried on selling sticky cakes on a busy street corner. 2019 was Mexico’s deadliest year, with some 34,500 people killed. Cedillo. Even in favelas that are under strong gang control, there’s traditionally some state presence. Amid pandemic, gangs cast themselves as protectors. Soon after, residents got clear messages from drug lords via WhatsApp audio messages, banners on the street, and a truck blasting a recording: Stay inside after dark – or face consequences.Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, has stood out globally for his blasé approach to the pandemic, which he’s referred to as “a little cold.” Brazil has more than 250,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and more than 16,000 deaths – one of the highest tallies in the world.But despite the initial efforts – and scare tactics – in City of God, the gang-imposed measures didn’t last. For some seniors, virus is shifting their views of TrumpNot all groups are looking for the same results. The daughter of convicted drug trafficker “El Chapo” Guzmán appeared in videos on Facebook pulling together “El Chapo” care packages, reportedly delivered in multiple Mexican states, including one controlled by a major rival cartel.“They often move faster than the government” when delivering aid, says Juan Cedillo, author of “The Hidden Narco Wars,” who covers organized crime in Mexico for a national newsmagazine. Loading… President Andrés Manuel López Obrador came into office promising to address the root causes of organized crime, like poverty and lack of opportunity. And I see nothing here that has been done by the traffickers against coronavirus.”In Brazil, many favelas already have a deeply entrenched criminal presence, which may mean gangs don’t need to solidify their hold through acts of leadership or goodwill, says Gabriel Feltran, author of a book about Primeiro Comando da Capital, Brazil’s largest criminal organization. But for the most part, “they are not even trying,” he wrote in an April 20 opinion piece for the Financial Times.Brazil: Business as usualThe first coronavirus case in Rio’s City of God favela was registered in late March.

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No paywall. There’s a realization that “no country can ever claim to fully control the virus until the poorest, most vulnerable populations are also protected,” he says.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free.

Border-hopping without bubble-popping: A new COVID-19 strategy?

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But the economic realities – and the need to prevent travel from countries still struggling with COVID-19 – make it almost inevitable that the Baltic travel bubble will prove to be only the first among EU states.The political challenge for the EU may now be to accommodate itself to such new pandemic realities, even at the cost of bending its rules and adapting its principles.

Yet now the idea is to create carefully defined “travel bubbles” to restore COVID-ruptured links between those countries that have weathered, avoided, or beaten back the worst of the pandemic.The bubble concept got its start in the Pacific island nation of New Zealand, which has dealt with COVID-19 as successfully as any country in the world. The gradual end of lockdowns has meant the bubbles have grown more spacious for many. Fellow European Union neighbors Finland and Poland, which have fared only slightly worse, may also be brought in.Austria has signaled its intention to embark on a similarly selective opening to visitors, initially from Germany and the Czech Republic. But the EU may have to bend its rules, and its principles, if it is to keep hundreds of thousands of businesses alive. Three Baltic states did that last week, New Zealand and Australia are working out their details, and Greece – a tourist destination par excellence – is trying to open “travel corridors” to largely COVID-free countries like Germany, Israel, and Cyprus.There are practical problems in creating such arrangements and keeping them safe, and there are institutional problems, in Europe at least. Loading… And with the summer holidays coming up, the bubbles could be critical for tourism-dependent countries in Europe such as Italy, Spain, and Greece.The idea is that countries where COVID-19 is rare, especially neighboring countries, should create “bubbles” together, permitting people to travel freely within them. Border-hopping without bubble-popping: A new COVID-19 strategy? With a population of nearly 5 million, it has had fewer than two dozen deaths. Greece will face catastrophic economic consequences if foreign tourists cannot get to its beaches and classical ruins.Greek officials have been consulting with several largely COVID-free countries – including Austria, Germany, Israel, and the neighboring island of Cyprus – with a view to reopening “travel corridors” of its own.Two major obstacles have appeared on the path of the travel bubble. The European Union, proud of its union-wide freedom for all citizens to travel, says that selective travel bubbles undermine that principle. Residents of green zones would be allowed to travel to other green zones. The economies of countries like Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece are especially dependent on tourism.Greece was among the first EU members to deal with the pandemic and proved one of the most effective. The first is practical: how to ensure that only residents of countries – or perhaps regions of countries – where COVID cases are low take advantage of the bubbles, and how to guard against new outbreaks.The other obstacle is institutional, illustrating how the pandemic has placed deep strains on international governance as individual states focus on safeguarding their own populations.Earlier this month, two European academics proposed dividing up Europe into sub-national regions – “green zones” where COVID is rare and “red zones” where it is still dangerous. )

By Ned Temko
Correspondent

For weeks, hundreds of millions of us have been living in bubbles the size of our living space, sheltering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the economic importance of tourism and its associated industries – airlines and airports, hotels and shops and restaurants – the travel bubble idea is fast catching on elsewhere.In Europe – where tourism is not only economically important but, in some states, critical – things are moving even more quickly.Last week, the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, with a total of fewer than 150 lives lost to COVID-19, became the first to implement a travel bubble. They urged the EU to adopt and promote such innovative travel arrangements, especially since their effectiveness could well depend on EU-wide agreements on how to implement and monitor them.The EU has always recoiled at arrangements that would undermine its emblematic commitment to union-wide freedom of travel. It has lost only around 160 lives to the virus. But the summer holidays are approaching and international travel is at a virtual standstill. There have been suggestions that a New Zealand-Australia bubble might also expand to include other low-case Asian countries like Singapore and Taiwan. And it reflects the mix of eagerness and apprehension with which countries worldwide are starting to reopen their economies in the age of the coronavirus.The word is “bubble.” And the hope is that it will help restore some measure of international normalcy and limit the devastating economic effects the pandemic is having around the globe.The word began its COVID life as part of a strategy for curbing the spread of the virus at the local level – from one household “bubble” to another. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps this week floated the possibility, once the crisis at home was brought under control, of instituting “air bridges” to allow visitors from low-risk countries in the EU and beyond.Nowhere in Europe is the need for such arrangements more urgent than on the EU’s Mediterranean flank. She stressed the danger of “popping the bubble” – both to themselves and their neighbors. Germany has relaxed controls at some of its borders, and entry from Switzerland is now easier. For some seniors, virus is shifting their views of TrumpThen, earlier this month, with new cases there and in neighboring Australia down to a trickle, she floated the idea of a quarantine-free “trans-Tasman travel bubble” that might allow both countries to emerge from isolation – and, crucially, restart a deep-frozen tourism industry important to both economies.Details still remain to be worked out: things like agreed testing arrangements and, presumably, provisions to deal with any new flare-ups or hot spots in either country. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, with a mix of straight-talking urgency and empathy, convinced New Zealanders to think of each of their own households as bubbles. But they pose monitoring challenges, and could test fundamental political relationships founded on unity. 

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German police check a driver entering from Switzerland at Weil am Rhein on the A5 freeway. New Zealand and Australia are discussing the creation of a “travel bubble” allowing each nation’s citizens to enter the other one quarantine-free. May 19, 2020

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Travel bubbles incorporating low-threat countries – self-contained safety zones – could encourage businesses disrupted by COVID-19. Even Britain, still struggling with its COVID outbreak and having formally left the EU, seems taken by the travel bubble idea. London
There’s an unlikely sounding new word in the COVID-19 lexicon that we’re likely to hear a lot more in the weeks ahead. Last week, the union’s home affairs minister told the European Parliament: “Member states cannot open borders for citizens from one EU country, but not from others.” And now the bubbles are going international.That could be key to limiting the devastating economic effects of the pandemic, allowing people to travel. Ruth McDowall/Reuters

A travel advisory message is seen as New Zealand eases strict regulations implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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Not a hardship, but a blessing: Back-to-basics Ramadan

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“Between all of us, we are full – thank God.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. “If we have extra chickpeas, we share with our neighbors; others distribute dates, others share their olive oil,” says Fadi, a driver, via phone from his home near Gabès in southern Tunisia. No paywall.
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“We are making these permissible acts also forbidden – and for many this is another lesson in self-control and reflection.”“By and large, Muslim scholars are encouraging Muslim communities to recognize that even in times of trial, there are opportunities to deepen the spiritual life.”Meanwhile, restrictions that have meant the temporary loss of the mosque for communities have put prayer squarely back in the home.Amid lockdowns and night curfews, many households are praying together regularly at home for the first time.Muslims believe Ramadan is when the Quran was first revealed to the prophet Muhammad; Quranic verses and sayings attributed to Muhammad urge Muslims to use the holy month as a chance to focus on scripture and its meaning.Says Ms. Everything this year is from the home,” says Ali al-Sultan, a marketing officer from Riyadh. The pandemic has stripped that away. Masri, the Nablus nurse: “Instead of discovering a new TV series, we are rediscovering our holy text.”Food revolutionThen there is the food.In recent years, many Arab families were expected to whip up or order in an Instagram-able feast each night: stuffed roasted lamb, sushi, chow mein, custard tarts.Large iftars featuring multiple main dishes, sides, appetizers, and salads – a far cry from the dates and yogurt that the prophet Muhammad and his companions would rely on to break their fast – would lead to an estimated 25% to 30% food waste in Arab countries.“You would have huge, massive buffet-style iftars; nobody can eat all that, so people threw away a lot of this food – which obviously is not in keeping with the spirit of Ramadan in the slightest,” Dr. No paywall. In its place, spirituality is refilling the void in a back-to-basics Ramadan.“We don’t need extravagance for Ramadan,” says Mohammed, a retired clerk in Amman as he shops for pita. “This pandemic has been a reminder that outward appearances aren’t important. This is a blessing.”In Amman, Um Aamar has gone from cooking international dishes such as chicken curry or Iraqi fish to carefully measuring ingredients and relying on what is saved up in her pantry.“Last night we just cooked leftover fava beans, scrambled eggs, and put olives, hummus, and labneh on the table for iftar,” she says. “We just thank God for our health, a home, and food to eat.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. Local markets have shortages, and economies from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon are in crisis.“My salary has been cut in half; we don’t have savings to change the decor – and besides, no one is coming over,” says Murad Seif, a Jordanian plumber who last year purchased a new sofa and chairs prior to the holy month. For some seniors, virus is shifting their views of TrumpIndeed, the pandemic’s restrictions are stripping away a consumerist culture that recently had built up around an austere holiday of fasting and, with it, the social pressure to host and impress.In their place, spirituality is refilling the void: The core tenets of prayer, reflection, patience, and charity are again the focus of a back-to-basics Ramadan.From feast to frugalOne of the places where this shift is most visible is the home itself.On Instagram and Facebook, in lifestyle magazines and on Youtube channels, pressure had intensified on Muslim families to serve elaborate fast-breaking sunset iftar meals with a perfect decor that would put Martha Stewart to shame. In some Muslim communities, in order to “keep up with the neighbors” and impress waves of guests during the holy month, families would give rooms an entire makeover: new cushions, drapes, light fixtures, a fresh coat of paint, holiday-themed plateware, a new television. Now Abu Aamar, whose insurance office has been shuttered since mid-March, spends his afternoons and evenings reading “stories of the prophets” to his children and reciting with them the Quran.“This Ramadan has given me a chance to slow down and talk to my children about the Quran and what questions they had,” he says. Loading… In some Arab countries, estimates of food waste during Ramadan reached 25% to 30%.But this year, no guests are walking through the door. It is your faith and your heart that matters.”

AMMAN, Jordan
Traversing a downtown Amman market, Mohammed breezes right by what were once must stops for Ramadan: decor shops, sweets, colorful lights, tailors.He is here only for the basics: bread.With Muslims dealing with both social distancing and the growing economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, many like Mohammed have a new perspective on the holy month.“We don’t need extravagance for Ramadan,” the retired clerk says as he enters a bakery for a 75-cent-bag of pita. Hellyer says.“Now instead, you are seeing more people cooking just enough to eat. He has only been back at work since last week, having had no income since March.“Instead of wasting what little savings we have this month on something we don’t need, we will donate it as zakat to someone who can’t meet their basic needs,” he says.Trips to the hair salon, manicures and pedicures, and new “Ramadan fashion” suddenly seem redundant and excessive.“There is no need to go to a salon or dress up every night from home,” says Rana Masri, a nurse and mother from Nablus, in the West Bank. May 19, 2020

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Deep Read ( 5 Min. “We never felt so full or satisfied. There is a lot less waste happening, and people are spending less.”Even in Saudi Arabia, where oil wealth fueled a mass-consumerist culture that spread throughout the region, frugality is in vogue.“Restaurants are open, but we are not ordering or purchasing expensive sweets. Hellyer, the Arab world scholar and writer, says from Cairo.“It should not normally be forbidden to leave the house, to congregate with loved ones, or go to a restaurant, but that is exactly what is happening now,” he says. Indeed, the coronavirus pandemic’s restrictions are stripping away a consumerist culture that recently had built up around an austere holiday of fasting. “This pandemic has been a reminder that outward appearances aren’t important. Alaa al-Marjani/Reuters

Iraqi family members eat their evening iftar meal to break the fast during Ramadan in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, April 27, 2020. “We always took for granted that going to Friday prayers together each week was enough.”The pandemic is also emphasizing patience, a critical trait for Muslims, particularly during Ramadan.“In Ramadan, you are making forbidden to yourself what is usually allowed, with the point of drawing yourself closer to the consciousness of God,” H.A. Our children said, ‘Let’s do this every Ramadan.’”In Tunisia, where many have been hit by the loss of tourism, some families have been pooling their resources. Salaries have been slashed, jobs furloughed; for some, there has been no income at all. Salaries have been slashed, jobs furloughed. )

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In recent years, many Arab families were expected to whip up or order an Instagram-able feast to break the fast each night of Ramadan. To “keep up with the neighbors” and impress waves of guests, families would give rooms an entire makeover: new cushions, drapes, light fixtures.   Expenditures in Arab households would rise 30% to 50% during Ramadan, according to various estimates.But this year, no guests are walking through the door. Like many Saudis, he has become anxious over an oil price plunge and an economic crisis in his country.“We are using local ingredients like wheat and yogurt and going back to the simple recipes of our grandparents from before there was wealth or restaurants,” he says. It is your faith and your heart that matters.”Refocusing on prayerIn recent years there was no shortage of distractions for Abu Aamar’s family or for many others in the evenings following the iftar.Nights, prime viewing time for Ramadan TV specials, were also filled with visits to shopping malls, amusement parks, cafes buzzing with live music, cinemas, street markets, friends and relatives, with some families splitting up to go their separate ways after clearing their plates. But for many in recent years, it’s also become a time of conspicuous consumption and competition. “We just thank God for our health, a home, and food to eat.”“There is no need to go to a salon or dress up every night from home,” says Rana Masri, a nurse and mother in the West Bank. A new television. “This is not a hardship. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Before the pandemic, and during: Residents of Ezbet Hamada in the Mataria district gather to eat the sunset iftar meal during Ramadan in Cairo, May 20, 2019; the same area on May 1, 2020, as mass iftars were canceled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Not a hardship, but a blessing: Back-to-basics Ramadan

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Trump praises malaria drug and India ups its production

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But there is evidence against using the drug for COVID-19. Kalantri said. From the U.S. Bharath Kumar, whose team has proposed a trial.Meanwhile, evidence against using hydroxychloroquine for the coronavirus is growing.A U.S. Trump threatened “retaliation.” At the same time, India’s government ordered manufacturers to ramp up production from 1.2 million to 3 million pills a month – causing company shares to skyrocket. Tatyarao P. Trump praises malaria drug and India ups its production

President Donald Trump’s previous endorsement of hydroxychloroquine to fight the coronavirus catalyzed a tremendous shift in India to make much more of it and prescribe it for frontline health workers. A task force noted that while HCQ was readily available, the strength of scientific evidence for the mechanism of action was fairly low.With more than 101,000 cases and 3,163 deaths, the coronavirus hasn’t yet overwhelmed India’s limited health care system. Trump tweeted in March that the drug, used together with an antibiotic, could be “game changers” in the fight against the pandemic. His statements are not relevant to the field,” Mr. Amar Jesani, a medical ethics expert.The Mumbai proposal was ultimately shelved amid questions of the ethics of administering the malaria drug without first subjecting it to clinical trials. Lahane said protocols set by India’s government were being followed and declined to answer further questions.Dr. Trump said on Monday that he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a measure of protection against the virus. Trump’s announcement shouldn’t carry any weight in India.”He’s not a pharmacist. Rafiq Maqbool/AP

A chemist displays hydroxychloroquine tablets in Mumbai, India, May 19, 2020. Jesani said.India initially banned hydroxychloroquine exports, but lifted the ban after Mr. The U.S. But that’s starting to change in some hot spots as a stringent weeks-long nationwide lockdown begins to ease, allowing for greater mobility of the country’s 1.3 billion people.Nowhere is this clearer than in Maharashtra, the coastal state in central India bearing a third of India’s virus caseload. Still, the Indian government has recommended more and more people use it, contravening 2017 rules for emergency use of untested drugs, Mr. I think that is the right way to come to answer on this question. The state’s medical education and research agency has been administering hydroxychloroquine to patients in public hospitals and clinics, according to court records.Agency chief Dr. Loading… Quinine can also be made synthetically.The Indian government itself purchased 100 million hydroxychloroquine pills, according to government data, to distribute to states and donate to countries including Afghanistan, Myanmar, and the Dominican Republic.India is the world’s largest producer of generic drugs, a fast-growing industry that has brought down pharmaceutical prices globally. There has been a sudden surge in demand for the drug after President Donald Trump touted its use against the coronavirus – without evidence of its effect. For some seniors, virus is shifting their views of TrumpStill, India’s policy on the decades-old drug, used to prevent malaria, drastically changed after Mr. Trump’s previous endorsement of hydroxychloroquine catalyzed a tremendous shift in the South Asian country, spurring the world’s largest producer of the drug to make much more of it, prescribe it for frontline health workers treating the virus and deploy it as a diplomatic tool, despite mounting evidence against using the drug for COVID-19.Mr. Shriprakash Kalantri of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in Maharashtra said the government was recommending hydroxychloroquine for “off label,” or unapproved use, meaning that patients must be told that “there is a small but significant risk that it might harm you.””If there is no evidence backed by solid clinical trials, then why are the scientific bodies pushing this drug and giving an impression to the public that this is a magic bullet and this is your last hope?” Mr. During the HIV/AIDS crisis, India played a similar role as in the coronavirus pandemic, boosting global supplies of life-saving drugs.The problem this time, experts say, is that the hydroxychloroquine hype is based on a flimsy study, with little to no evidence that it prevents or treats COVID-19.India’s hurried guidance has also impeded scientific trials that could determine whether the benefits of taking hydroxychloroquine outweigh the risks.”We should do a trial. But the [government] made our job harder,” said Dr. May 19, 2020

By Emily Schmall and Aniruddha Ghosal
Associated Press

New Delhi
President Donald Trump’s declaration that he was taking a malaria drug of dubious effectiveness to help fend off the coronavirus will likely be welcomed in India.Mr. Food and Drug Administration, however, has cautioned against using it outside of hospitals because of the risk of serious heart problems.Suhhil Gupta, a pharmacist in New Delhi, said on Tuesday that Mr. Gupta said. study of 368 patients in veterans’ hospitals, the largest study yet examining the malaria drug’s value as a coronavirus antidote, found no benefits and even more deaths among those given the drug.The Indian government’s own assessment of 19 drugs found that hydroxychloroquine wasn’t the most promising. to Australia, sales jumped.Officials have even said that Indian plantations could increase the growing capacity of cinchona trees, whose bark contains the compound quinine, which has been used to treat malaria since the 1860s. India’s health ministry quickly approved it as a prophylactic for health care workers and others at high risk of infection, and as a treatment for critically ill patients.Officials in Mumbai even drew up a plan to administer hydroxychloroquine to thousands of slum dwellers as a preventive measure against the virus.Indian health officials have declined repeated requests for comment, limiting communications to daily health briefings, the last of which occurred May 11.The rules say that drugs such as hydroxychloroquine be used only after a rigorous scientific and ethical review, continued oversight by an ethics committee, and ensuring informed consent – none of which happened with hydroxychloroquine, according to Dr.

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Why Iranian stocks are up 225% this year

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“The office was crowded with people like me.”The exchange lists a half-million active traders out of some 12 million people who registered to buy and sell stocks.”An everyday 5% percent is very sexy,” said Abdollah Rahmani, a retired bank employee who trades stocks. On Saturday, the market closed at 987,475 points, down some 60,300 points compared to last Monday, when it reached a record high of over 1 million points.But some, like Mr. May 19, 2020

By Nasser Karmi
Associated Press

Tehran, Iran
Even as U.S. And its daily 5% gains haven’t gone unnoticed by ordinary Iranians.”I visited the related office for several days to receive my Sejam code to get able to trade,” said Mohammad Reza Mansouri, who makes deliveries using his personal van. “What other market makes such a profit?”Even President Hassan Rouhani, beleaguered since U.S. This change is causing the rise in the index.”Squeezed by U.S. Mansouri, the stock-trading deliveryman, say those fears don’t bother them.”I do not care about the analysis as long as I profit day by day,” he said. Ahmadinejad’s efforts at privatization also saw firms sold off to the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and its allies, further empowering the hard-line force answerable only to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Vahid Salemi/AP

Stockbrokers work at the Tehran Stock Exchange in Iran on May 10, 2020. sanctions, Mr. Some firms that moved into private ownership have seen the businesses stripped and later collapse, leaving workers without pensions and fueling sporadic protests.Lower returns in other investments also are sending people to the stock market.”The rise in liquidity in Iran’s financial market has made people expect high inflation in future,” said Reza Khanaki, a Tehran-based financial analyst and manager. Encouraged by a government eager to privatize state-owned firms, the exchange has seen gains of 225% in the past year as average people now have access to the market and can trade shares. The stock market became one way to accomplish this, with former hard-line populist President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad giving out so-called “Justice Shares” in firms to the poor. It is clear that it is a bubble.”
For some seniors, virus is shifting their views of TrumpGlobal stock markets have seen rapid swings amid the coronavirus pandemic. Founded in 1967, the market lists some 1,000 companies, including major firms like car manufacturer Iran Khodro. The bourse now has a market cap of more than $200 billion. A loss of confidence in the market could lead to a destabilizing crash.”Iranian political analyst Akbar Mokhtari warns it could be even worse, comparing the “Justice Shares” to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s so-called “White Revolution” in the 1960s that broke up the control of feudal land barons and saw the poor rush into cities.Those poor became the backbone of the protests that later drove him from power.”The other side of this very important economic development can be the impatience of shareholders about possible crashes that can cause instability in the government,” he was quoted as saying by Rahbord, an Iranian political review channel on Telegram.Already, the exchange has seen some stumbles. President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from his 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, has pointed to the market as a rare bright spot for the country. sanctions. dollar, as opposed to the 35,000 to $1 in 2015.”As Iran’s bourse has developed, [our enemies] become nervous and asked why the market is developing while markets in the world are in chaos,” Mr. Some 50 million Iranians now hold those shares.But Mr. But many see a financial bubble waiting to burst. This rise “is because of efforts by all companies, business people, and fortunately offering shares of big companies to the stock market.”The stock market rise in part takes root in how Iran’s economy has changed in the decades since its 1979 Islamic Revolution.Immediately after taking power, Iran’s Shiite theocracy seized large private industries, putting them in large trusts, or bonyads. Iran’s rial currency has fallen to 160,000 to 1 against the U.S. Rouhani’s government hopes to raise money through selling assets on the exchange. Why Iranian stocks are up 225% this year

Thanks to privatization, Iran’s stock market has resisted the economic pressures of falling oil prices, the coronavirus, and U.S. The bloody 1980s war with Iraq saw Iran further nationalize its economy.In the 1990s, Iran began a privatization effort. Loading… “Their bank deposits are yielding profits less than the inflation rate, and so they are shifting their investments to the stock market. Benchmark Brent crude prices, trading over $70 a barrel a year ago, now hovers just over $20 a barrel as demand collapses amid an oversupplied market.But that hasn’t slowed in the Tehran Stock Exchange. His government in January also allowed firms to recalculate their values, something critics warn masks the true worth of their production by instead inflating the price of land they own, for instance.”The Iranian financial press as well as foreign economists have raised concerns that the meteoric rise of the market is detached from the underlying value of the assets traded there and that bubbles have formed,” said Henry Rome, an analyst at the Eurasia Group.”The government’s decision to focus privatization attention on the market has elevated these risks. “As all markets have fallen, crude prices have fallen sharply, but in our market, the situation is upside-down. unemployment surging to 14.7%, a level last seen during the Great Depression. Rouhani said at a Cabinet meeting last month. The crisis has sent U.S. sanctions, unemployment, inflation, and low oil prices batter the Iranian economy, there seems to be at least one refuge for investors.The Tehran Stock Exchange has seen gains of 225% in the last year, with sharp increases even as the country struggled with one of the first serious coronavirus outbreaks outside of China.Encouraged by a government eager to privatize state-owned firms, average people now have access to the market and can trade shares, earning returns they’d never see in a savings account or a certificate of deposit.But these rapid gains increasingly have analysts and experts worried about a growing stock market bubble, one that could be particularly dire and wipe away the earnings of the average people flooding into the market.”We have witnessed a very strange incident,” said Hossein Tousi, a member of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce , speaking to 90eghtesadi.com, an Iranian economic review website.

This story was reported by The Associated Press. It’s free. Mehdi Fattahi in Tehran, Iran, and Jon Gambrell in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, contributed.Editor’s note: As a public service, the Monitor has removed the paywall for all our coronavirus coverage.

Scissorfight – 86 Sucker Lyrics

You must be crazy
Trying to take what is mine
You wanted hostile
Well then you’ve arrived
Yell “hello kevlar!”
There’s no place you can hide
It’s on this foot that dead men take their last ride
Backstabber
I’ll make you be what you are
Madre de chinga
It ain’t good for your health
To play the sucker eighty-sixing yourself
It’s with this fist that your face will collide
It’s on this foot that dead men take their last ride
No idle threat man
I can promise you that
You stab our backs
And we’ll be kicking your ass

Rupert Holmes – The O’Brien Girl Lyrics

It’s all very strange
I want to take her to higher ground
I want to hold her in open fields
And keep her there where the only sound
Is her talking to me
But they keep talking ’bout her
Oh, the O’Brien girl
All I hear is you
You deep inside the night
And I dream till day you stay
To see it through
Oh, the O’Brien girl …
When you walk, I see all I would ever need
What they say you’ve done is done
We’re born to be She first showed up on the third of May
And, by all rights, this is not her school
She lives a couple of towns away
And it’s all pretty strange
We don’t know why they have sent her here
She floats around like a mystery
But in this smoke, there is one thing clear:
She has gotten to me
She has gotten to me
Oh, the O’Brien girl …
When she walks, I see all I would ever need
What they say she’s done is done
We’re born to be
She looks away when you look at her
Her voice is soft when she speaks at all
And no one knows just what did occur..

Kenny Chesney – Guys Named Captain Lyrics

Guys named Captain are, always characters
Livin’ by the water, somewhere in the Americas
South or Central, or some Virgin Island
Barefoot and sun-kissed, always smilin’
Guys named Captain aren’t haters, they’re lovers
Livin’ life large, but largely undercover
Dive bars and cocktails, waitresses and totems
Chasin’ the sun, run aground a fossil like
Captain Outrageous, and Captain Tony
I paint around a sailor, hope he was cronys
Floatin’ on the breeze, the salt of the sea
Henry, tattooed and laughin’
Guys named Captain
Casanovas and entrepreneurs
Full of bravado, that’s half the allure
The wink of the eye, a shadow we past
Lifelines from blowin’ smoke up your glass
Like Captain Bligh, Captain Kidd
Mutiny on the bounty, loose cannons in the wind
Buccaneers, with nothing to fear
Who go down with the ship, last man standin’
Guys named Captain
Guys named Captain have, sons and daughters
Flesh and blood, like my father
Captain Vick, who played the mandolin
And when they’re gone, man you miss them
Guys named Captain
Guys named Captain

Humanist – Amor De Conserva Lyrics

Porque o nosso amor
É um amor de conserva
Que nós temos de reserva
Prós dias que hão-de vir
Porque o nosso amor
Entrou naquela rotina
A cumprir aquela sina
Que o fez começar
Porque o nosso amor
O nosso amor
Conserva
O nosso amor
Porque o nosso amor
É uma voz que desafina
Que sabe que nunca atina
Mas que não se quer calar
Porque o nosso amor
É um amor de conserva
Que nós temos de reserva
Prós dias que hão-de vir
Porque o nosso amor
O nosso amor
Conserva
O nosso amor
É um amor de conserva

Jehry Robinson – Backburner Lyrics

I live with my head under a gun
Keep my head down and try to hustle
Get scared but I never run
f*ck the suicide
I’m falling
I’m falling into place It’s out of hand
I got a better plan, no one try’na listen
Take depression and divide it by persistence
Took my vision and I made a f*cking business
It’s on me since beginning, I was built to go the distance
So insistent on providing my assistance
Bitch I’m different than these motherf*ckers
Then I hit ’em with some uppercuts
Never giving love, I’m just try’na give it back though
Backstage on the bus feeling mad low
Way late, I can’t even pay the landlord
Whole life ain’t shit, I been mad poor
Lately I been round the world, every airport
f*ck a sad story, I’ma skip the bad parts
2020 in the vision, we gon’ blast off
[Chorus]
Who am I? I live with my head under a gun
Keep my head down and try to hustle
Get scared but I never run
f*ck the suicide
Said you gon’ have to kill me when I’m done
And if Jesus come down to save us you’ll understand what we’ve done
(Go, go, go, go!)
Who am I? [Intro]
Falling
Falling
It’s falling into place
[Verse 1]
They try to put me on a backburner
Yeah, back in school I   was   a bad learner
Yeah,   ’til they put me in the   lab, murdered everything they had
Man I’m way to assertive with   all   the   wording on this   pad
They can never   deter me, just have me swerving off the path
Never occurred to nobody I was in the bad way
Staring at a gun with a blunt in the ash tray
Put it to my head, swear to God that this my last day
Can’t pray, I feel like God is mad
I just saw my Aunt, had to tell me that my cousin noddin’ out again
How many times we gon’ do this, man? I live with my head under a gun
Keep my head down and try to hustle
Get scared but I never run
f*ck the suicide
Said you gon’ have to kill me when I’m done
And if Jesus come down to save us you’ll understand what we’ve done
(Go, go, go, go!)
Who am I? I live with my head under a gun
Keep my head down and try to hustle
Get scared but I never run
f*ck the suicide
I’m falling
I’m falling into place
[Verse 2]
See the older I grow they get more on my dick
Holding that shit like I’m taking a piss
It’s moments like this that make us who we is
Try’na make a better life for our kids
Forgive me for flashing this thing on my wrist
It feels so good when you came up with shit
My mother and father thought I was a dick
Cause I had no car and no place I could live
But now I been chilling just repping my team
My efforts allowed me a second to breath
You don’t know my story, you don’t know my life
You don’t know what it’s like to go to the bank
And not have a dollar for all of these hours
So now that I got ’em I’m calling them out
And I’m letting them know that we’re here
Excuse me sir, you’re in my chair
I’m head of the table, butter my bagel
Cinnamon Raisin and I drink Hazel-
Nut coffee, don’t f*ck up my order or
You’re fired, you’re fired
Said riding around, they know me in the hood
Cause I know I’ve done everything I could
That’s why my whole team, we all eating good
I am the focus of what we all could
Become if we unite together as one
Don’t think that my work will ever be done
Someone will have to come sever my tongue
Cause every morning I’m up with the sun
Been sharpening blades, I been loading my gun
Waiting for someone to say something dumb
[Chorus]
Who am I? I live with my head under a gun
Keep my head down and try to hustle
Get scared but I never run
f*ck the suicide
I’m falling
I’m falling into place
[Verse 3]
Wait hold up, stop the show
I’m not high, but I’m not so low
I’m not defined by the things I know
It’s just too close, man, I can’t let go
Yeah, drift away with me now
Sit back with an eighth of some loud
Wish I could be who I say to the crowd
I’m a superhero now, I need a cape and a crown
I’m an ape, made a sound in the middle of New York
Took around the nation, got a little bit of love
No filter, yeah, I’m bitter with the plug
Too busy judging to consider what it was
Steady hating like they did it out of love
Trav came and pulled a motherf*cker out the mud
I had a little bit of fight left, a little bit of buzz
Just a little bit of life left, whole lot of blood
Now I’m boutta make a milli off t-shirts
Was up late doing my research
Had to swan dive in this bitch feet first
No high fives, running until my feet hurt
I tell you one thing, we ain’t getting weaker
Whole team taken care of over features
I ain’t gotta break the bank just so I can eat bro
Little bit of weed and my mama living decent
(Peace fam)
[Chorus]
Who am I? I live with my head under a gun
Keep my head down and try to hustle
Get scared but I never run
f*ck the suicide
Said you gon’ have to kill me when I’m done
And if Jesus come down to save us you’ll understand what we’ve won
(Go, go, go, go!)
Who am I?

Azizi Gibson – D.I.D Lyrics

(Yeah, nope nope nope)
Are you niggas really in the majors? [Intro]
Oh my god, did you just like, call Azizi? I think not
You
I’m waiting until your shit drop
Until you
You can’t compete with me if you work a 9 to 5
I know you think you sly
And came with different guys
Make your bitch smile
When she wake up
If she got pipes
I’ma put it on ’cause it’s ’bout me (Aye, this song is ’bout me, shut the f*ck up)
Yeah that’s me, Big T with the big ass D
Big chief in a big ass blunt
With your bitch
[Chorus]
Ow, okay, this shit ain’t even feelin’ real
Anything my niggas want I got (Wake me up)
Ow, okay, this shit ain’t even feelin’ real (Ain’t even feelin’ real)
Anything my bitch want I got
[Outro]
Uh, yeah yeah yeah
Uh, yeah yeah yeah
I f*ck with you if I don’t [?] you, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah
This shit ain’t even feelin’ real
Anything my niggas want I got (Er) Holy
The f*ck are you doin’ that   nigga   is gonna think   you tryna give him some p*ssy
[?]
[Verse 1]
Nigga’s   can’t compete with me if they work a 9 to   5
Just   hope   that they all   die, I’m the   first to smell a lie
Tell my bitch bye, just to tell my old hi (Hey)
All my niggas ride, otherwise you hearin’ lies
She must be god if I hit the jump right
Give my ex a call when I been on my hart (Hello)
But that ain’t gon’ happen ’cause she know I’m such a dog
I’ma sign a photo, Bumble, see what’s going on
Damn, You swear that you the man (I am)
You on her only fans, I look at her through my van
God damn
[Chorus]
Ow, okay, this shit ain’t even feelin’ real (No,no)
Anything my niggas want I got (Haha)
Ow, okay, this shit ain’t even feelin’ real
Anything my bitch wants I got
[Verse 2]
Okay, are you niggas really gettin’ paper?

Scissorfight – The Dredge Lyrics

Strange sights never seen before
Rise up
Show them what the sky is for
One eye on the distant shore
Dive down
Drag across the ocean floor
With the engine running
Haul back
And if you can’t get no…
No fathom deep
Overlook that action
Of Blackfish creek
Now we’re hauling back

Rupert Holmes – You’ll Love Me Again Lyrics

She said, “I’m leaving.”
I said, “You’re leaving.”
She said, “Somehow I thought you knew.”
She said, “I’ll phone ya.”
I said, “No, I’11 see you—
And don’t believe this means we’re through.”
“You loved me once, you’ll love me again
I truly believe that
You’ll stay away awhile
But even then
You’ll wake one night
And you’ll need me again
You’re not really leaving
Believing this will get me through to then
You loved me once
And you’ll love me again.”
She said, “You think so?”
I said, “I know so
I know so much about you now.”
She said, “Well maybe.”
I said, “There’s no maybe—
It makes no difference anyhow.”
“You loved me once, you’ll love me again
I truly believe that
You’ll stay away awhile
But even then
One stormy night
You’ll call me again
And I will be waiting
The only question now is how and when
You loved me once
You loved me more than once
You loved me once and you’ll love me again.”

Kenny Chesney – We Do Lyrics

Yeah, we laugh and we love
And we can’t get enough
As loud as we’re livin’, man
We still turn it up
We’re amplified, come alive
Side by side
No matter where it goes
You know we’re here for the ride
Who gets to roll like we do? We gather tonight for a celebration
Under the flag of a no-shoes nation
Speakin’ our gospel, seekin’ our truth
Brothers in arms, and sisters in cowboy boots
(Who gets to live like we do?)
Raisin’ the roof
(Who gets to live like we do?)
We come down from the mountains, come up from the coast
We’re all comin’ out of some kinda comatose
Fill up our cups with a little bit of freedom
Come on, hold ’em up, everybody, let me see ’em
Yeah, we laugh and we love
And we can’t get enough
As loud as we’re livin’, man
We still turn it up
We’re amplified, come alive
Side by side
No matter where it goes
You know we’re here for the ride
Who gets to roll like we do? (we do)
Yeah, who wants to rock like we do? (we do)
Yeah, who ain’t gonna stop, man, no matter what? (we do)
Yeah, who wants to rock like we do? Who touched like we do? (we do) (we do)
Yeah, who wants to rock like we do? Who gets to live like we do? Who gets to live like we do? (we do)
Not really sure who’s liftin’ up who
You came to see us
We came to see you, too
Yeah, it’s true
And who gets as high as we do? (we do)
Yeah, who ain’t gonna stop, man, no matter what? (we do)
We drag this circus from town to town
Full of jesters, and jokers, and vibe room clowns
To your parkin’ lot parties full of pirates like us
And we all come together when the curtain comes up
Yeah, we laugh and we love
And we can’t get enough
As loud as we’re livin’, man
We still turn it up
We’re amplified, come alive
Side by side
No matter where it goes
You know we’re here for the ride
Who gets to roll like we do? Who gets to live like we do? (we do)
Yeah, who ain’t gonna stop, man, no matter what?