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Loading… Rather, it’s about preventing this from happening again. But months after animals from the market were reportedly tested, China has yet to reveal those test results. Scientists, while not outright dismissing that scenario, have said that it is highly unlikely based on the lack of evidence and what is known so far about how bat coronaviruses are transmitted. Those discrepancies have led some to speculate about other possible scenarios. Most scientists think the virus was first transmitted to humans in an area where people and animals are in close contact, but other possible scenarios have also been proposed, including a laboratory origin for the virus. Scientists say tracing exactly how the novel coronavirus made the leap is key to combating the pandemic and preventing future ones. Scientists say tracing how the novel coronavirus made the leap is key to combating the pandemic and preventing future ones. Dr. Such an accident is not unimaginable. 17, 2020. Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has detailed numerous instances of pathogens escaping from labs. As governments work to contain COVID-19 and reopen their economies, scientists are attempting to trace the novel coronavirus’s origin with the hope of not only improving the world’s ability to fight this pandemic, but also preventing future outbreaks.In the past 30 years, more than 50 novel viruses have made the leap from animals to humans. No paywall.Why is discovering when, where, and how the virus originated considered so important? It will allow scientists and policymakers to prioritize steps to prevent this virus from being reintroduced into the population, and also to guard against the transmission of new coronaviruses.“The public health importance of this is critical, because without knowing where the animal origin is, it’s difficult for us to attempt to prevent this from happening again,” says Maria Van Kerkhove, the American infectious disease epidemiologist serving as the WHO’s technical lead for COVID-19. Trump administration officials have said there was “enormous evidence” supporting the lab accident theory. Van Kerkhove said in early May. Some say it may have occurred at the Huanan market. It will allow scientists and policymakers to prioritize steps to prevent this virus from being reintroduced into the population, and also to guard against the transmission of new coronaviruses. But how exactly it made its way to humans in late 2019 is unclear. COVID-19 isn’t partisan. Lipkin worked on the 2003 SARS outbreak and has close professional ties in China, through which he is seeking access to key Chinese data important for international collaboration on the virus. Scientists say COVID-19 was transmitted from animals to humans in late 2019, but they’re still working out how that happened. One: that the virus was engineered in a lab. April 27, 2020

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Deep Read ( 3 Min. But how exactly it made its way to humans in late 2019 is unclear. A 2018 State Department cable reportedly warned of safety concerns at Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), the first biosafety   level 4 lab in China. scientists are reportedly already working with Chinese scientists to investigate the virus origins. Tracing the origins of COVID-19: Three questions

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Scientists are working to trace the origins of the novel coronavirus. The mission, supported by the WHO, would take an “academic” approach and “really focus on looking at what happened at the beginning in terms of the exposures with different animals,” she said.Despite the U.S.-China political tensions, some U.S. Scientists say that better understanding this complex crossover between animal and human health is vital to saving lives.The World Health Organization says the novel coronavirus likely originated in bats. “This happens with all emerging pathogens, because most emerging pathogens come from animals,” she said in   a May 6 press briefing.Scientists traced two earlier coronaviruses – severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) – relatively rapidly from bats to the animals that infected humans: civets (SARS) and camels (MERS). Scientists say that better understanding this complex crossover between animal and human health is vital to saving lives.Here’s a brief synopsis of their efforts so far. So far, scientists have yet to confirm the direct transmitter of this virus to humans, though pangolins are a key suspect – or perhaps it was bats themselves.What do we know about the origins of the virus?Most scientists believe the virus was first transmitted to humans in an area where people and animals are in close contact. A Lancet study found two-thirds of early patients were exposed to the market; the rest, including the first known patient, were not. To what extent are scientists able to stay above the political fray?The WHO is in discussions with China about a follow-on research mission focused on animal origins of COVID-19, as recommended by the WHO in February, Dr. Chinese officials said it originated in the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, a wet market in Wuhan where live animals were sold. But it’s intensifying America’s red-blue divide.The World Health Organization (WHO) says the novel coronavirus likely originated in bats. Ian Lipkin, director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, said he is cooperating with a Chinese team to research whether this novel coronavirus existed in other parts of China before it was discovered in Wuhan in December, according to a Financial Times   report. But they have not revealed details. Their aim is not to point fingers. Kyodo News/AP

A man walks by the closed Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China Jan. Additionally, WIV researchers have said the novel coronavirus isn’t a genetic match to the coronaviruses studied in their labs. )

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As governments work to contain COVID-19 and reopen their economies, scientists are racing to trace the novel coronavirus’s origin with the hope of not only improving the world’s ability to fight this pandemic, but also preventing future outbreaks.In the past 30 years, more than 50 novel viruses have made the leap from animals to humans. A team of researchers rejected that idea in a paper in the journal Nature, writing that the characteristics of the virus do not fit that scenario.The Trump administration has backed another idea: that the virus escaped from a lab studying such diseases in bats, jumping straight to humans.
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For refugees, a plea: You can’t beat a pandemic by leaving people out

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No paywall. Contributing to this story were Lenora Chu in Berlin, Whitney Eulich in Mexico City, Dominique Soquel in Basel, Switzerland, Christine Onzia Wani in Bidi Bidi, Uganda, and Ryan Lenora Brown in Johannesburg.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free.
“You cannot beat a pandemic by leaving people out,” he says. Yaxley reinforces the point. Also of help are volunteers among the refugees who receive training to spread public health information.Women and girls are at special risk, Ms. About 20 cities across Germany, alongside eight countries in the European Union, including France, Croatia, and Belgium, have volunteered to take in underage, unaccompanied refugees from the camp.The urgency of the pandemic seems to have worked where years of pressure failed.Finally, Mr. “Only by protecting everyone’s health, including the displaced, ensures everyone survives this.”

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Eden Gebre spends every day crammed into a single room of a Tel Aviv apartment with her husband, their 6-year-old twins, and 4-year-old daughter.In the same apartment live two fellow Eritrean asylum-seekers with whom Ms. But people are doing their best to be hygienic and stay inside.“This is the only chance,” Mr. Courtesy of Deen Muhammad Alizadah

Deen Muhammad Alizadah, an asylum-seeker from Afghanistan, holds his 4-year-old son inside a makeshift tent in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. She says infection control needs to go beyond a call for social distancing in such impossible conditions and focus instead on what can be done.More hand-washing stations are needed, Ms. Over two months behind on rent, they fear eviction.“I’m terrified. Shopping, they are told, should be done by one member of the family. Miliband says.The next step, he advises, is building up access to basic health care so those who get the disease can survive it. Trying to help keep it that way is a relatively new resident, Deen Muhammad Alizadah, a pharmacist from Afghanistan who arrived in Greece six months ago with his wife and 4-year-old son via Iran and Turkey. Also critical: the distribution of cash and food so people are less likely to risk breaking curfews and closures to work outside the camp to feed their families.She repeats a refrain she hears from refugees responding to action surrounding the virus: “Can you also protect us from starvation?”To reduce crowding at the camp’s medical facilities, mobile clinics are being employed. Courtesy of the International Rescue Committee, Colombia

Nearly 250 Venezuelans in Medellín, Colombia, received cash transfers from the International Rescue Committee, April 30, 2020. It sounded like gunshots and screaming. Gebre is fearful to interact, because she says she is immunocompromised following a liver transplant. Yayi lives, there have been no confirmed cases of the disease. That includes millions of informal enterprises like Ms. Mischo says of his coalition of partners.The hope is that this is just the beginning. Elias Marcou/Reuters

Spilling out of the overwhelmed and overcrowded Moria refugee camp are another 5,000 people in makeshift shelters who have no access to showers, electricity, or water, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, April 2, 2020. Small water stations were erected by dioceses along highways for hand-washing and showers.A camp’s grim conditionsAt the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, more than 20,000 asylum-seekers are living at a site intended for just 2,750.That translates to just one water station per 1,300 people, one toilet for every 200, and one shower for every 630. There is no safety net, no margin for error. Mr. Almost no one is looking out for their rights or physical health. The name means “crochet” in Tigrinya, a Semitic language spoken in Eritrea and Ethiopia.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. Mahla warns, in need of protection from sexual and physical violence at all times, but even more-so during a crisis like this one.The urgency in stopping COVID-19’s spread to refugee populations should be clear, she says: “The world can only be safe if each of us is safe.”The UNHCR’s Mr. Gebre crochets baskets to sell through Kuchinate, a Tel Aviv collective of asylum-seeking women. Her husband lost his work as a day laborer and she hers, sewing dolls for a foundation. She tries to strictly isolate, wary of adding to what is already a mountain of medical debt if she becomes infected with COVID-19.There is no safety net for Ms. Mahla says, requiring additional soap, water, and buckets. “Only by protecting everyone’s health, including the displaced, ensures everyone survives this.”Prevention is “the only way”Jelda Yayi has faced many dangers in her 70 years, but never one like this.In her experience, danger had always arrived loudly. But it’s intensifying America’s red-blue divide.In Israel the asylum-seekers’ hand-to-mouth existence working in restaurants and as cleaners has come mostly to a halt. Courtesy of Christine Onzia Wani

Refugees practice safe distancing while in line for a water pump, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda, May 2020. “Prevention is really the only way.”On the moveIn Colombia, the pandemic has made things so dire that Snydenys Peña is contemplating a return to her native Venezuela.She, her husband, and five children are among the estimated 5 million Venezuelans who fled the country’s political and socio-economic convulsions, about a third of whom are in Colombia.When she fled Caracas last May, driven by a mother’s desire to save her children from hunger and illness, she could not imagine a scenario in which she would return to its mayhem. COVID-19 isn’t partisan. They sleep on the floor, the children on mattresses. In Bidi Bidi, Africa’s largest refugee settlement, where Ms. The aid is meant to help them pay rent and put food on the table during the pandemic. Six of our writers report. The camp is so densely populated that in some stretches 70,000 people live in a square kilometer in flimsy dwellings of bamboo and thatch.Long lines are the norm – for the bathroom, hand-washing, or to clean a bucket for the day’s cooking.As CARE’s regional director for Asia, Deepmala Mahla oversees COVID-19 response at the camp. The church has cafeterias near the Venezuelan and Ecuadorean borders that serve upward of 5,000 meals a day. They are spurred on by the pandemic’s fallout and spooked by the rising death toll in Ecuador and Colombia.Local governments are trying to organize their safe passage, in some cases arranging mobile health units, diverting people to routes that circumvent big cities, or arranging transportation – with no social distancing – to the Colombian-Venezuelan border.The Catholic church, civil society, and international NGOs are trying to help. There are also 5,000 people who have spilled out beyond the formal camp and are using makeshift shelters who have no access to showers, electricity, or water, says Apostolos Veizis, director of the medical operational support unit for Médecins Sans Frontières-Greece.To date no coronavirus infections have been reported at the camp. Mischo says, “there is some hope.” We stay here and we could be homeless in the midst of a pandemic,” she says. 860,000 in one campThe Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, is the world’s largest, sheltering some 860,000 people, many of them Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar. She and her husband have no medical insurance, nor have they unemployment insurance to compensate for the jobs they lost in this age of lockdown.To earn money, the couple sews masks and Ms. Village leaders walk door to door, making sure people are familiar with COVID-19 symptoms.“We just don’t have the option here for numbers to go up like they have in Europe and the U.S.,” says Niek de Goeij, the representative for Catholic Relief Services in Uganda. Also key, he says: distributing cash and food to mitigate potentially disastrous social and economic damage.Keeping refugees safe, “requires a massive, coordinated and collective effort,” says Charlie Yaxley, global spokesman for the   Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).“No country can overcome this pandemic alone,” he says, adding that “it’s not only about controlling transmission but ensuring we have equal distribution of vaccines and medicines when they come.”

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Eden Gebre’s husband, Isyiah, sews masks to make money as his three children, twins age 6 and a daughter age 4, join him, in Tel Aviv, April 2020. The coronavirus crisis has forced members of the community to rely on one another and relief groups for food and help with paying rent.For the world’s 25.9 million refugees, the most vulnerable people on the planet, the pandemic has struck at a time they were already widely viewed with hostility. “If the virus started in this camp it would be uncontrollable.”Some good newsAt a time when most of the world seeks to keep refugees and asylum-seekers out because of the coronavirus, Germany is finding a way to let some in.Fifty-seven children, all unaccompanied minors – the majority from Syria and the others from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Eritrea – were recently flown in from Moria. The funds were designated for nearly 250 Venezuelans and are intended for them to buy food and pay rent, the IRC said.The coronavirus has wiped out their already precarious reliance on the informal economy, and now thousands are on the move home, sometimes by foot. Gebre – or for the 30,000 asylum-seekers from Eritrea and Sudan in Israel and many of their fellow refugees around the globe. No paywall. It sounded like her own rasping breath, hiding from men with guns outside.It’s that kind of danger that forced her from her home in South Sudan three years ago and led her to walk about 20 miles to the Ugandan border. refugee agency, reinforces the point. A Greek police checkpoint outside the camp bolsters the guidelines.Regular hand-washing remains difficult with running water available only intermittently throughout the day. But now she and the other million refugees in Uganda face the stealthier threat of the coronavirus. Almost no one is looking out for their rights or physical health.Most live in dense urban areas or in overcrowded refugee camps where social distancing and access to hand-washing, medical care, and steady work can feel like an impossible dream.David Miliband, the former British foreign secretary who now leads the International Rescue Committee (IRC), says that makes “seeking refuge from this virus doubly or triply difficult.”Refugee experts are urging government and international agencies to act swiftly, warning of a potentially cataclysmic spread of the disease among communities and in locations with little margin for error.“They should use the small number of weeks that still exist before the disease goes rampant in the poorest part of the world in order to prevent its spread,” Mr. Today the family lives in a one-bedroom house on the outskirts of Cúcuta, a town on the Venezuelan border. Most live in dense urban areas or overcrowded camps where social distancing and access to medical care and steady work can feel like an impossible dream.Refugee experts are urging swift action, warning of a potentially cataclysmic spread of the disease among communities and in locations with little margin for error.Deepmala Mahla, CARE’s regional director for Asia, oversees COVID-19 response for the world’s largest refugee camp, in Bangladesh. But the quarter million residents must adhere to the Ugandan government’s strict lockdown, which has shut nonessential businesses. Loading… Yayi’s, selling brooms she makes.To help block the disease, programs for farming, improvements to water and sanitation, and the building of houses and schools have all been halted.And relief agencies have introduced social distancing in the lines for water and food in settlements like Bidi Bidi.At a Bidi Bidi water pump one recent morning, 10 women sat with their plastic jerry cans inside large chalk circles sketched on the ground, two meters apart. “We return home [to family support], but condemn our children to a life without a future.”On a recent morning dozens of Venezuelans in Medellín came in shifts to sit six feet apart, in masks, in a line to receive cash transfers from the IRC. Alizadah says. May 13, 2020

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If the coronavirus and its economic devastation are already straining the developed world, how can refugees – the world’s most vulnerable – cope? She says infection control needs to go beyond a call for social distancing in such impossible conditions and focus instead on what can be done.The urgency in stopping COVID-19’s spread to refugee populations should be clear, she says: “The world can only be safe if each of us is safe.”Charlie Yaxley, spokesman for the U.N. “You cannot beat a pandemic by leaving people out,” he says. They are the first refugees to leave the camp since 2015, relief workers said.Highlighting its unsanitary, crowded conditions as especially dangerous during the pandemic, Kindernothilfe, a children’s rights and humanitarian assistance organization in Germany, lobbied the government for an airlift.Frank Mischo, a Kindernothilfe advocacy officer, says his organization and partners provided a list of cities and states that, combined, could immediately provide around 5,000 unaccompanied minors with housing, care, and support.“We offer safe quarantine possibilities, we finance everything,” Mr. )

By Dina Kraft
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For the world’s 25.9 million refugees, the most vulnerable people on the planet, the pandemic has struck at a time they were already widely viewed with hostility. The scene contrasted with the busy, cramped lines that often stretched out from the same spot just last month.Overhead, mobile loudspeakers broadcast the voices of workers belting out public health messages regarding the battle to halt the virus.

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No paywall. But one thing the U.S. does share with less democratic states is a longer-term question: whether political battles waged under the pressure of the COVID-19 emergency will lead to lasting political changes in a post-pandemic world.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. For now, that philosophical debate is being overshadowed by a partisan battle over the Trump administration’s response and the national elections in November.

Two of them had produced independent reports on the initial outbreak in Wuhan.In Russia, President Vladimir Putin last month signed a law allowing fines or jail terms for people   publishing what the authorities deem to be false information on the pandemic. Even some democracies, like the   United States, are still grappling for an answer – a debate all the more important because it could   color political life for long after the pandemic is over.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. But they face one question in common with the United States: Will the political battles waged under the pressure of the pandemic lead to lasting changes? Last month, police arrested Mr. But few people are having to face them as brutally as the journalists around the world who have been locked up for reporting on the pandemic. In Turkey, Fox News anchor Fatih Portakal was jailed for suggesting tax hikes might have been needed to fund the government’s response.It remains to be seen whether such governments ease up when the pandemic has passed. Portakal – news anchor for Fox TV in Turkey – after he suggested tax hikes might be imposed to help fund the response to COVID-19.Journalists have also been facing sanctions or restraints on reporting in dozens of countries. May 13, 2020

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Deep Read ( 3 Min. They live and work under fragile democracies or autocratic regimes where basic freedoms – of expression, information, conscience – and the rule of law were already tenuous. It has involved efforts simply to provide reliable information about the virus, and   about failures or oversights in their governments’ actions to limit its spread.Mr. Mr. )

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Around the world, COVID-19 is giving age-old philosophical questions real-life relevance. London
You may not have heard of Fatih Portakal or Chen Mei, Anna Shushpanova or Ruth   Michaelson, Darvison Rojas or Yayesew Shimelis.But they’re living examples of how the COVID-19 pandemic is transforming age-old   philosophical questions into real-life issues around the world. And President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signaled his intentions even earlier   than Mr. Portakal works in Turkey, which, under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, already has more journalists in jail than any place but China. A few days   later, police searched the apartment of Anna Shushpanova, a political activist in St. Those range from Ethiopia, where Yayesew Shimelis was arrested after reporting that the authorities   were preparing tens of thousands of gravesites in anticipation of deaths from the virus, to   Venezuela, where Darvison Rojas is one of nearly a dozen journalists detained while   reporting on the outbreak.In Egypt, as in Turkey, even before the pandemic, hundreds of journalists and political prisoners   were behind bars. No paywall.But for Fatih Portakal and others, from Asia and Africa to Europe and Latin America, the   outcome seems already clear, and the picture much starker. And from the outset of the pandemic, it has become clear that constraints on all these fronts were tightening.In nondemocratic states, no less than in democratic ones, the existence of a public health   emergency made some limitations – on public gatherings, for instance – nearly inevitable. Portakal and other journalists hasn’t been about such   trade-offs. the pandemic and the controversy surrounding the federal government’s response have caused strains.President Donald Trump has ramped up his attacks on critical media coverage, assailing it as “fake news” produced by by “terrible” journalists.A particular tension between the health emergency and personal freedoms has also been intensifying. Erdoğan made his answer to the “rights versus   emergency” question clear in March. Even in democracies, some explicitly coronavirus-related balances are having to be struck, as my   Monitor colleague, Eoin O’Carroll, explored a few days ago in his look at the role of   smartphone surveillance.Yet the main battleground for Mr. Last week, a “terrorism court” extended pretrial detention for more than 1,600 inmates, including many arrested on political grounds, according to Amnesty International.In Europe, the emergency has given Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and   his self-described “illiberal democracy” an open-ended authority to rule by decree. In China, Chen Mei is one of five citizen journalists detained after disseminating information about the spread of the disease. Loading… The nature of freedom in an age of pandemic.Some people are worried about their privacy if tracking apps to locate carriers become widespread. But even in the U.S. COVID-19 brings new threat to journalists: jail

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COVID-19 has raised many questions about the nature of freedom. Petersburg, confiscating her phone and computer. She’d posted a report on residents’   concerns in Sestroretsk, a few miles to the northwest, over what they saw as inadequate   quarantine precautions at a local hospital.There is no danger in democracies like   the United States of a crackdown on freedom of expression prompted by COVID-19. Matias Delacroix/AP

Journalists wearing protective gloves, hats, and masks attend a press conference by Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek William Saab in Caracas on May 4, 2020. In mid-March, the Egyptian authorities forced Ruth Michaelson, a correspondent for Britain’s Guardian newspaper, to leave after she reported on a research   study suggesting they were understating the number of cases.Of particular concern for rights activists, Egypt’s parliament has now approved emergency   legislation giving President Sisi widened powers to detain suspects indefinitely. Erdoğan. But it’s intensifying America’s red-blue divide.They are journalists, working for established newspapers or broadcasters, or as citizen reporters on social media. The government announced its intention to release a large   number of prisoners for health reasons; it excluded all jailed journalists. The latest example? He had   already been reining in the judiciary and the news media.China and Russia have also shown they’re determined to punish journalists for coverage of their response to the pandemic. The latest: the nature of   freedom in the age of the coronavirus.Different nations are confronting this in different ways. Trump’s supporters have taken the lead in protesting against state   governors’ shutdowns as an assault on their individual prerogative to live,   work, and interact with others as they choose. Others, especially in the United States, dispute the government’s right to enforce safety rules.But worldwide, it is journalists who are suffering the bluntest attacks on their freedom, especially when they live in fragile democracies or under autocratic regimes.From Turkey to China, from Egypt to Venezuela, from Ethiopia to Russia, governments have locked up journalists for reporting on COVID-19 in ways that displeased them.Ethiopian reporter Yayesew Shimelis was locked up for reporting that the authorities were preparing tens of thousands of gravesites for pandemic victims. COVID-19 isn’t partisan. Mr.

#ShareMyCheck: Why Americans are donating their coronavirus relief checks

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“I believe that people at their core are basically good, and that given an opportunity to be generous, most people will choose to be generous in whatever way they can,” she says. It’s free. “Maybe that’s through money, maybe that’s through bringing a casserole to the folks across the street who they know are struggling.”Editor’s note: As a public service, we’ve removed the paywall   for all our coronavirus coverage.

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In the wake of several natural disasters, nearly a third of Americans made a disaster-related donation in 2017 and 2018, according to a study by Dr. More than 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment since mid-March. Loading… “So seeing the experience of front-line workers, and the work of women in particular in this moment, is something that hits home for me.”Local news has chronicled a range of giving inspired by relief checks. The   Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act   –   a $2 trillion package to help businesses and individuals signed into law in March –   includes one-time payments of up to $1,200 for individual taxpayers. Some taxpayers say they plan to redistribute their checks to organizations or neighbors in need. “As this pandemic unfolds, the silver lining really has been the outpouring of generosity and support,” says Una Osili, associate dean   for research and international programs   at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.Philanthropy has been “part of America’s fabric from the very beginning,” says Dr. Yet despite an influx in institutional giving, the pandemic poses challenges to nonprofits. An April Gallup Poll found only 3% of U.S.   “This virus has created fear of other people,” she says. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act – a $2 trillion package to help businesses and individuals signed into law in March – includes one-time payments of up to $1,200 for individual taxpayers. As of May 8, some 130 million Americans have received their checks.The Rev. Most donate to disasters “over and above their regular patterns of charitable giving,” she notes.More than 650   funds in the United States have been set up to bolster nonprofits during the pandemic, according to Candid, an organization that tracks global philanthropy. A Boise, Idaho, man’s donation to a local food bank encouraged others to follow. “This is a really simple way to kind of push back against that fear and [move] towards compassion.”Safety netThe coronavirus pandemic has upended the U.S. The Portland nonprofit led by former refugees has been applying to foundations’ emergency funds during the pandemic as its staff faces growing demand. “This is not my money, this is our collective money,” says the Rev. More than 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment since mid-March. “We’re only as strong as our most vulnerable population. So far 151   individuals   have pledged more than $122,000. Hundreds of educators in California are committing their incoming cash to support unauthorized workers. My mother is a retired nurse [who worked] in New York City,” he says. But the couple is putting their checks toward supporting immigrants, low-wage workers, and local businesses.Americans across the country are pledging to “pay it forward.” Some taxpayers plan to redistribute their checks to organizations or neighbors in need. And if we don’t lift everyone, who are we?”

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Nancy Hausermann, who said she lives on $700 a month and spent her entire $1200 stimulus check on food to give away to those in need, tends to her makeshift free food stand after giving a bag full of groceries to a passerby on Rocky Point Road near Polson, Montana on April 24, 2020. It’s free. After receiving their checks last week, the pair has bought a washer and dryer for a single mom, and plans to help another family fix their roof. “It has become ever more clear that we need systems that serve everyone, especially in times of crisis, and not just those with saved or inherited wealth or well-resourced jobs,” writes Yahya Alazrak, campaign director for Resource Generation, in a statement to the Monitor. Editor’s note: As a public service, we’ve removed the paywall   for all our coronavirus coverage. Torres McGovern, co-founder of the #PledgeMyStimulus campaign in Portland, Maine. As they brace against the virus, communities countrywide prove generosity is immune. Osili. economy. )

By Sarah Matusek
Staff writer

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the U.S. Osili and colleagues.   “There’s people so much worse off that are struggling right now,” she says. She says the check went toward rent, food for her kids, and a book for each from Walmart. “It actually was a blessing for me,” says Ms. The other half will benefit local businesses. Two days later, a check signed by a stranger appeared in the mail for $250. philanthropy persists during dark hours. The nonprofit’s #ShareMyCheck campaign is meant to inspire donations for individuals, communities, and organizations in need during the pandemic.New York grant writer Jason Yoon took to Twitter last month with the #ShareMyCheck hashtag. Ms. COVID-19 isn’t partisan. adults plan to donate to charity.Nonetheless, research has found that U.S. As they brace against the virus, communities countrywide prove generosity is immune. “This is not my money, this is our collective money,” says Ms. Tamara Torres McGovern, co-founder of the #PledgeMyStimulus campaign in Portland, Maine. Many face increased demand for services amid social-distancing mandates. Early evidence   suggests most are putting the money toward basics like food and bills. economy. Yoon. The current legislation excludes unauthorized immigrants, though many work “essential” jobs. “Private philanthropy plays an important role.”It’s hard to gauge how many will act charitably with their checks. As of May 8, some   130 million Americans   have received their checks, according to the Treasury Department and the IRS.Not all taxpayers benefit. Guy receive assistance. And an Alabama math teacher paid three students’ utility bills. Good at the coreIn Wexford, Pennsylvania, retiree Susan O’Connor keeps busy moderating her Stimulus Check Exchange Facebook group.“My goal was just to make connections,” says Ms. Resource Generation organizes young adults with privilege around social justice causes. health care, often as interpreters and cultural brokers. Her two teens at home needed food. The single mom and cancer survivor from McKeesport says she hadn’t worked long enough to file for unemployment. “Compared to a lot of European countries, we don’t have a lot of government programs for those in need,” she says. “I really was starting to lose hope” of getting help. Torres McGovern, of #PledgeMyStimulus, says her check could easily go toward household repairs, or the combined $130,000 student loan debt she shares with her spouse. But it’s intensifying America’s red-blue divide.In an era of fear and layoffs, Americans across the country are pledging to pay it forward. He divided his check among two immigrant empowerment groups, a community arts studio where he formerly served as executive director, and his current employer, Sakhi for South Asian Women, which aids survivors of gender-based violence. Tamara Torres McGovern says her relief check could easily go toward household repairs, or the combined $130,000 student loan debt she shares with her spouse. So far 151 individuals have pledged more than $122,000. “This virus has created fear of other people,” she says. O’Connor, who has helped 22 individuals like Ms. Others struggle to fundraise –   especially since spring is a major fundraising season.“On the whole, nonprofits are suffering,” says Jen Bokoff, director of stakeholder engagement at Candid.Torres McGovern says several people have used #PledgeMyStimulus to pledge their checks to Maine Access Immigrant Network (MAIN). “Our workload has tripled, and not the funding,” says Sarah Lewis, who helps run MAIN. But the couple is putting half their checks toward causes that include support for immigrants, low-wage workers, public radio, and domestic violence prevention, as well as a faith community where she works part-time. May 13, 2020

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Fresh out of cosmetology school, Jennifer Guy was glad to start work as a hairdresser in late February.
Tamara Torres McGovern, at center, attends a rally for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients with her wife, Piper Dumont, and their daughter, Tovi, in Portland, Maine, September 2017. Torres McGovern is a co-founder of the #PledgeMyStimulus campaign. The movement underscores the power of generosity – immune even from a pandemic. 

Courtesy of Tamara Torres McGovern

The Rev. Ms. #ShareMyCheck: Why Americans are donating their coronavirus relief checks

Why We Wrote This

In an era of hardship and layoffs, Americans are countering fear with compassion by pledging to share their checks.

Omb Bloodbath – Dropout Lyrics (feat. Maxo Kream)

[Chorus: Maxo Kream]
Photos
Chevy stow low
Was a drop-top
Slide ’em whole city
Scoop a hoe, she a snot thot
Pigeon-toed yellow-bone   hoe   in a crop   top
Pink rose scoota with the pole   on the opp block
Like a dumb shoot, dirty clip, it’s   a   drop   out
Hit ’em in   his leg in   his back with the fire fire
Nigga, I’m the plug in connectin’, like WiFi
[Post-Chorus: OMB Bloodbath]
Lot of niggas’ p*ssy, so the nigga got nine lives
Knowing when we shooting, bitch we scootin’, no drive-bys
She gave me the side-eye, now she call me dada
I been gettin’ money since a nigga rockin’ dada
Just turned the beat on, and I turned the heat on
The name ain’t Kelly, but a lot of niggas’ peon
Checkin’ out the bag, ’cause the gas lookin’ neon
Bitch got that ass, I ain’t passin’, I’ma beat on
[Verse 1: Maxo Kream]
Your boyfriend still be a motherf*ckin’ peon
I’m brokin’ from the bitch, now the hoe got peed on
Runnin’ miles with the diems
Take my chain off, mix the frost with the
[Verse 2: OMB Bloodbath]
Ayy, heard a nigga say he having bricks, shit, we need it
Send a bitch, he a trick tryna see where he be at
I been getting funds in the slums where we be at
With a big ol’ bag going dumb on a biatch
[Verse 3: Maxo Kream]
How you gon’ act like he be in the trap, strapped up with the gat? f*ck nigga, be real
Saying nigga
Tryna get his cash back ’cause the pills wasn’t real
[Verse 4: OMB Bloodbath]
Nigga do that cappin’ like he really make it happen
When it come down to that action, niggas ain’t on shit
Better be lucky that I’m rappin’ ’cause if that ain’t never happen
Nigga still be out here jacking tryna take yo shit
You just do the math, got tools in the stash
Nigga doing arts and crafts, tryna paint yo shit
Got cuttas for the sucka niggas ain’t on this
And I come for the gutta, finna bang on this
K looking like a flag how it hang on clips
Thot tryna give me top, want the brain, that’s it
[Verse 5: Maxo Kream]
Shootin’ outs with the stick, Blood got the snub
Every time somebody dies, they always asking where we was
I was youngin’, Big Mo, U was sippin’ POCs
Smokin’ trill OG, yes bag Bun B
No Limit trap house pressin’ yellow like pee
I’m a real deal killa doin’ murda like Cs
Lil Yachty QC wholesale with the P
Bust a AP nah like four GPS
Put it back in the A, Coach K with the play
Split it three ways, take off ey Quay
[Bridge: OMB Bloodbath]
We don’t love these hoes, we just want they dough (Get the dough)
I’ve been sipping long, now I’m feelin’ slow (Feelin’ slow)
I’m all kinda
You know how this go
(I don’t know)
Not like dominos, pass it to my bro
(Vamonos)
[Chorus: Maxo Kream]
Photos
Chevy stow low
Was a drop-top
Slide ’em whole city
Scoop a hoe, she a snot thot
Pigeon-toed yellow-bone hoe in a crop top
Pink rose scoota with the pole on the opp block
Like a dumb shoot, dirty clip, it’s a drop out
Hit ’em in his leg in his back with the fire fire
Nigga, I’m the plug in connectin’, like WiFi
[Post-Chorus: OMB Bloodbath]
Lot of niggas’ p*ssy, so the nigga got nine lives
Knowing when we shooting, bitch we scootin’, no drive-bys
She gave me the side-eye, now she call me dada
I been gettin’ money since a nigga rockin’ dada
Just turned the beat on, and I turned the heat on
The name ain’t Kelly, but a lot of niggas’ peon
Checkin’ out the bag, ’cause the gas lookin’ neon
Bitch got that ass, I ain’t passin’, I’ma beat on

Dave Thomas Junior – We Belong Together Lyrics

[Verse 2]
And just when I realised
That maybe I’ve been thinking bout forever
I saw something in your eyes
Reflecting back off of a speed limit sign
Fade in the morning shade from the sun
Maybe one day yeah I’m holding on
[Chorus]
Can you feel it
Can you feel it
Can’t you see that
We belong together
We belong together! We belong together! We belong together! We belong together! I know you feel it
Know you feel it
Can’t you see that
We belong together
We belong together! [Verse 1]
So tell me the reason that
We found ourselves in this hopeless place together
And tell me the reason that
The sun and moon are the same size in the sky
[Pre-Chorus]
Fade in the morning shade from the sun
Maybe one day yeah I’m holding on
[Chorus]
Can you feel it
Can you feel it
Can’t you see that
We belong together
We belong together! We belong together! I know you feel it
Know you feel it
Can’t you see that
We belong together
We belong together! We belong together! We belong together! We belong together! I know you feel it
Know you feel it
Can’t you see that
We belong together
We belong together! [Verse 3]
I can see it very clear sometimes
But it’s gone in the blink of an eye
And half awake I can hallucinate it right
But it’s all white noise in the low light
[Chorus]
Can you feel it
Can you feel it
Can’t you see that
We belong together
We belong together!

Tisakorean – Preball & Club Dumb Dawg Lyrics

[Part I: “Preball”]
[Intro]
At the club, chargin’ twenty to get in
I’m tryna hit you with my motherf*ckin’ pen (With my pen)
These hoes nines and your ass is a ten (She’s a ten)
I know she freaky, so she feelin’ on her friends
[Chorus]
Like, I hit the club ’cause I’m lookin’ for a freak (For a freak)
I hit the club ’cause I’m lookin’ for a freak (For a freak)
I hit the club ’cause I’m lookin’ for a freak
Microwave, baby girl, I’m tryin’ to eat (I’m tryin’ to eat)
[Verse]
I’m a plumber and I heard you got a leak
You three feet away and I’m tryna reach
I know history and I’m finna teach
You got that pie and you know I want a piece (Ayy)
My swag strong, but this cup got me weak
It’s not that cold, but it is a little breeze
You not a lemon, but I am tryna squeeze
[Chorus]
Like, I hit the club ’cause I’m lookin’ for a freak
I hit the club ’cause I’m lookin’ for a freak (Rrah, ah)
[Part II: “Club Dumb Dawg”]
[Intro]
You know what I’m sayin’
I see ya
Call Lil Dub, call Lil Dae Dae, haha, call Tijon
Ayy
[Chorus]
The club dumb, dawg, the club dumb, dawg
Tonight the club dumb, dawg, the club dumb, dawg
Tonight the club dumb, dawg, the club dumb, dawg
Tonight the club dumb, dawg, the club dumb, dawg
Tonight the club dumb, dawg
[Verse]
I call up Ceon, he said, “Bro, the club too damn packed”
I’m gettin’ in for sure, matter of fact, I’m bringin’ my ho (Ayy)
The swag sloppy joe, she hot just like the buffalo
f*ckin’ flavor, uh, f*ck the neighbors
I’m tryna work out your back, call it labor (Woo, woo, gas)
She see me all day, I’m on her screensaver (Ew)
I told her suck it, huh, I told her suck it, huh (Suck this dick)
I’m makin’ buckets, huh, I’m makin’ buckets, huh (I’m makin’ gains)
These niggas actin’, huh, just like some puppets, uh (Puppets)
My outfit gold, nigga, just like a trumpet, ayy
[Chorus]
The club dumb, dawg, the club dumb, dawg
Tonight the club dumb, dawg, the club dumb, dawg
Tonight the club dumb, dawg, the club dumb, dawg
Tonight the club dumb, dawg, the club dumb, dawg
Tonight the club dumb, dawg (You know)

Astrix – Sapana Lyrics

(Hey, hey, hey, hey…)
(Do you wanna go around   inside   the city?)
(Come in   down and stop)
(Do you wanna go   around inside the city?)
(Do you wanna go around inside the   city?)
(Do   you   wanna go around   inside the city?) This isn’t 30 seconds into a tran-
Hey!

Apink – Memories Lyrics

문득 쓸쓸한 밤이 나를 찾아온
지친 하루의 끝쯤에서
매일같이 걸어가는 바쁜 시간 속
나와 같이 발을 맞춰주는 너
가끔 흔들리고 무거운 날이 올 때마다
넌 언제나 내 곁에서 날 감싸주네
왠지 모르게 울컥 눈물이 나려 해
너무 자연스럽게 내게 들어온 너
이 순간 속에서 기억 하나를 더한다는 건
마치 영화 같은 걸 난 이제야 알았어
수많은 사람 속에 나를 찾아낸 너
어떻게 알았을까 너무 알고 싶어
설명할 수 없는 거 말이야 감정은 보이지 않잖아
이 물음표 나를 웃게 하는 걸
가끔 흔들릴 때마다 너를 떠올리게 돼
내 곁에서 이대로만 계속 있어 줄래 Oh
왠지 모르게 울컥 눈물이 나려 해
너무 자연스럽게 내게 들어온 너
이 순간 속에서 기억 하나를 더한다는 건
마치 영화 같은 걸 난 이제야 알았어
혹시 네게 밤이 온다면 내가 너를 비춰줄게
네가 내게 해줬었던 것처럼
너무나도 달랐던 너와 내가 만난 건
우연은 아닐 거야
왠지 모르게 울컥 눈물이 나려 해
너무 자연스럽게 내게 들어온 너
이 순간 속에서 기억 하나를 더한다는 건
마치 영화 같은 걸 난 이제야 알았어
이제야 알았어
난 이제야 알았어
놓지 않을 거야 우리

Nancy Sinatra – Kinky Love Lyrics

[Chorus]
Kinky love, kinky I’m mad about you
Kinky love, I need you so bad, I need you kinky love
Kinky you’re all that I’ve been thinking of
Kinky take me inside and let the honey slide, I need you kinky love
Good to me, kinky do all the things you should to me
Wake up the love sleep inside of me
Open your gates and let the river free
Oh, kinky take me inside and let the honey slide, I need you kinky love
Late at night in my bed as I lie here, somewhere in limbo land
Half awake half asleep, halfway somewhere else
I know I should be sleeping
But how can I close my eyes
When you know I understand you’re a man
And you’ve got to have your kinky love
Hey, don’t you know I understand you, man
And you’ve just got to have your kinky love
Kinky love, kinky I’m mad about you, kinky love
Oh, kinky be bad I want your kinky love
[Chorus]
Kinky it’s all that I’ve been thinking of
Oh, kinky take me inside and let the honey slide
I need you kinky love, oh, kinky take me inside
And let the honey slide I need you kinky love
Mmm, take me inside and let the honey slide
I need you kinky love

Wise Guys – Es Ist Nicht Immer Leicht Lyrics

Ich wäre gern viel größer, ich hätte gern mehr Geld
Ich würde gern mehr reisen, am liebsten um die ganze Welt
Ich hätte gerne blaue Augen und etwas mehr Gelassenheit
Ich würd’ gern Menschenleben retten, ich hätte gern mehr Zeit
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, manchmal ist es sogar sauschwer
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, manchmal wär’ ich lieber sonst wer
Ich hätte gern blonde Haare, ich wäre gern topfit
Ich wäre gern viel schöner, ich wäre gern Brad Pitt
Dann hätt’ ich Kohle ohne Ende, ein Riesenhaus am Strand
Auf einem herrlichen Gelände, und teure Bilder an der Wand
Dann läg’ ich abends um sieben noch in der Sonne am Pool
Und alle würden mich lieben, ich wäre einfach saucool
Ich hätte 25 Diener und ein riesengroßes Bett
Und darin läg’ die Angelina, das wär doch irgendwie nett
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, manchmal wär ich lieber Brad Pitt
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, doch für Brad ist das Leben echt ein Hit
Aber lauter Paparazzi machen sich an Angelina ran
Und ganz bestimmt hat sie zu Haus allein die Hosen an
Der arme Brad muss parieren, während Angelina lenkt
Und dauernd Kinder adoptieren, ich bin mir sicher das auch er oft denkt
It isn’t always easy being me, it isn’t always easy being me
It isn’t always easy being me, sometimes it’s almost like a nightmare
It isn’t always easy being me, it isn’t always easy being me
It isn’t always easy being me, sometimes ich wäre rather sonstwer
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, manchmal ist es sogar sauschwer
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, manchmal wär’ ich lieber sonst wer
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, manchmal ist es sogar sauschwer
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein
Es ist nicht immer leicht ich zu sein, manchmal wär’ ich lieber sonst wer

Matthew Good – A Single Explosion Lyrics

I dreamt last night of sirens
By flashlight I had found you
You just held my hand
By the bright lights in some ICU
Even the planless have a plan
I can’t write love songs when I’m on these things
I’m affable, responsible, but hard to be around
It’s correctible and they’re right you know
It’s as easy as it sounds
It’s all as easy as it sounds
I dreamt last night I saw you
A single spark explosion negotiating with the dead
By the bright lights in some ICU
On my chest you put your head
And said…
There you are
There you are
There’s my heart

Nav – I’m Up Lyrics

(Tay Keith, what the f*ck up, nigga?)
(Oh Lord, Jetson made another one)
Tay Keith
I don’t give a f*ck, I’m up, I crashed my Lambo truck four times (Skrrt)
Shout out Lil Durk, my hitters got sticks like Rondo Number Nine (Brrt; yeah)
I done got rich, my Rollies don’t tick-tock but it still tell the time (Time; yeah)
f*ckin’ your bitch in Louis V flip flop, tryna blow out her spine (Yeah)
f*ckgirls stallin’ (Yeah), you ain’t gettin’ in (Yeah), don’t waste my time (Yeah)
Tryna slow down, tryna chill but nothin’ but workin’ on my mind (Yeah)
Baby I’m ballin’ (Woah), pop another X (Woah) and go over time (Woah)
She won’t stop callin’, gotta block her number, get off my line
Yeah, I eat good, I’m stackin’ up calories
Poppin’ these pills to burn ’em off
Got a new coupe seats peanut butter tan
I’m drivin’ ’round the city with the top off (Skrrt)
Started out broke as a joke with a plan, I turned into the top dog Came from the streets, got a lot of respect, it don’t cost to get ’em knocked off
Burp, burp, burp, yeah
Bullets, they bite they hurt, yeah (Bite)
Treat my bitch the worst, yeah
Tryna’ put a stick in her purse, yeah (Woah)
You can take me out the streets but the streets will never be outta me (Outta me)
I don’t gotta prove myself for shit
If you run up on me, you gon’ see (Right now)
Chirp, chirp, chirp, yeah
I get birds for sure, yeah
Lurk, lurk, lurk, yeah
One call, killers gon’ lurk, yeah (Lurkin’)
Lately, it feel like everybody tryna get reactions out of me (Me)
Gotta play it cool on the internet but I’m a savage in reality (Uh)
Two hundred plus on the digital dash
200k, that’s in physical cash
Stop all the hate with your miserable ass
Got me your shorty, your physical bad (Yeah)
Run it up, you could put it on my tab
Shit that I got I thought I’d never had
Fresh out the lot, I got on paper tags
Smokin’ exotic, you can’t get a drag
Long laces and my shorts Rick Owen
Turn off the lights and my neck still glowin’
I’m the type to pull up with vibes and they blowin’
Where I’m from, people get shot when it’s snowin’
My brother can’t read but he still got a sentence
Had to fall back, now I’m back with a vengeance
I get ’em short and I stack up my tennis
Empty my bank account, then I replenish
Yeah, I eat good, I’m stackin’ up calories
Poppin’ these pills to burn ’em off
Got a new coupe seats peanut butter tan
I’m drivin’ ’round the city with the top off (Skrrt)
Started out broke as a joke with a plan, I turned into the top dog Came from the streets, got a lot of respect, it don’t cost to get ’em knocked off
Burp, burp, burp, yeah
Bullets, they bite they hurt, yeah (Bite)
Treat my bitch the worst, yeah
Tryna’ put a stick in her purse, yeah (Woah)
You can take me out the streets but the streets will never be outta me (Outta me)
I don’t gotta prove myself for shit
If you run up on me, you gon’ see (Right now)
Chirp, chirp, chirp, yeah
I get birds for sure, yeah
Lurk, lurk, lurk, yeah
One call, killers gon’ lurk, yeah (Lurkin’)
Lately, it feel like everybody tryna get reactions out of me (Me)
Gotta play it cool on the internet but I’m a savage in reality (Uh)

Bad Bunny – Bye Me Fui Lyrics

[Letra de “BYE ME FUI”]
[Intro]
Yeh, yeh, yeh
Yeh, yeh, yeh
[Pre-Estribillo]
Viniste buscándome (Buscándome)
Porque te fallaron de nuevo (De nuevo), yeh-eh
Viniste buscándome   (Buscándome)
Pero   ya se acabó   ese juego (Ese juego), yeh-eh
[Estribillo]
Porque ya   me cansé, eh-eh, eh-eh-eh
De que no valores mis brazos, mis brazos
Y ya me cansé, eh-eh, eh-eh-eh
De solo ser por si acaso, un por si acaso
[Post-Estribillo]
Dile adiós a tu mejor opción
Bye, me fui (Me fui), me fui (Me fui)
Dile adiós a tu mejor opción
Bye, me fui (Me fui), me fui (Me fui)
Eh-eh-eh
[Verso]
Y nadie sabe lo que tiene hasta que lo pierde
Y tú ni quisiera va’ a saber
Que cómo yo nadie te va a querer
Baby, sobre mí ya no tiene’ poder
Y tú que siempre quería’ un amor de fantasía, como lo’ unicornio’
Pero solo te dieron el cuerno
Otra diosa má’ que prefirió el infierno
Que ese cabrón te haría daño, eso era obvio
Y no es que yo crea en el amor eterno
Pero pensando en si está’ bien, ya yo ni duermo
Tu mai’ loca de que yo sea su yerno
Y yo esperando como un tonto, ya me odio
Pero ya me cansé de ser el alterno
Y de lo’ verano’ que terminan en invierno
Quizá’ es que piscis no mezcla con capricornio
O que el amor a media’ se ha vuelto moderno, eh
Y si e’ real yo no lo oculto, eh
Si ere’ mi diosa, te hago un culto
Pero te acostumbraste a los insulto’
Y aunque muera de gana’ no podemo’ verno’, eh
Un día sí, un día no, eso no e’ tenerno’
Hace tiempo no llamaba’ pa’ comerno’
[Outro]
Y hoy vienes buscándome (Buscándome)
Porque te fallaron de nuevo (De nuevo), yeh-eh
Viniste buscándome (Buscándome)
Pero ya se acabó ese juego (Ese juego)

Monkees – The Poster Lyrics

Horse running ’round and ’round in a circle. If it is I know I will be there. I feel like I’m already there. I must see her fly through the air. I wonder if it’s just like they say on the poster. I feel like I’m already there. I must see her fly through the air. I feel like I’m already there. “Get your tickets now, before it’s too late.”
A dancing bear and a circus clown it’s so funny. I can’t wait to see everything there. I can’t wait to see everything there. By David Jones and Steve Pitts
“The circus is coming to town.” it said on the poster. [repeat and fade] I must see her fly through the air.

Ray Dalton – In My Bones Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Yes I made alot of mistakes, yeah
Guess I been in my own way
But I gotta   do   what it take   now
Got me feeling like I missed   my time
Got me feeling like I’m lost
I’ll be facing all my demons now (now)
[Pre-Chorus]
I got my eyes on the road Love, oh
I’m gonna do right by you Love, oh
[Chorus]
‘Cause I got a feeling in my bones
In my bones, yeah baby
I gotta move like a rolling stone
Rolling stone, yeah baby
Ain’t nobody gonna talk me down
Ain’t nobody gotta hold me now
I got a feeling in my bones
In my bones, will never touch the ground
I feel it in my bones
[Verse 2]
I’ve walking on a tightrope, yeah
I’ve been dancing with a ghost
Can’t nobody take me out my zone
I gotta walk until I get there, yeah
One step at a time
Tell my baby I’ll be coming home
I got my eyes on the road Love, oh
I’m gonna do right by you Love, oh
[Chorus]
‘Cause I got a feeling in my bones
In my bones, yeah baby
I gotta move like a rolling stone
Rolling stone, yeah baby
Ain’t nobody gonna talk me down
Ain’t nobody gotta hold me now
I got a feeling in my bones
In my bones, will never touch the ground
I feel it in my bones
[Bridge]
So I’m gonna take a leap of faith
Feel this moment, find my place
No I ain’t gonna walk alone
So we can take that leap of faith
Seal the moment, find our place
We ain’t gonna walk alone
[Pre-Chorus]
‘Cause I got a feeling in my bones
In my bones, yeah baby
I gotta move like a rolling stone
Rolling stone, yeah baby
[Chorus]
I got a feeling in my bones
In my bones, yeah baby
I gotta move like a rolling stone
Rolling stone, yeah baby
Ain’t nobody gonna talk me down
Ain’t nobody gotta hold me now
I got a feeling in my bones
In my bones, will never touch the ground
I feel it in my bones

Dave Thomas Junior – Ain’t It Just A Beautiful Day Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Waves are lapping on the shore
All this laid on just for us
Where’s the point of no return
I wonder if we’ll ever learn
Ain’t it just
A beautiful
Day
[Verse 2]
Walking through an open door
Couldn’t ever ask for more
I know that in my hour of need
You will be there for me
Ain’t it just
A beautiful
Day
[Verse 3]
Waves are lapping on the shore
How could anybody ask for more
Forget all of your mistakes
You can’t take with you anyway
Waves are lapping on the shore
How could anybody ask for more
Forget all of your mistakes
Ain’t it just a beautiful
Day

Lyfe Harris – Salty Lyrics

You taste me on the tip of your tongue when I’m gone it got you   salty
And   I done finally   got rid of your fragrance now   girl but you salty
I just gotta run the digits up i’m on a mission fasho
And I’m Always on the edge cause I don’t trust these nigga’s at all
Yea I was racing I had to much on my plate and It was obvious
Still can’t play it safe though ima slide for all my nigga’s, every one of em
You got phases stopping but your still popping , fasho its been a minute
Face like Monica , ways like Rihanna fasho your a killer
It was to many , your legs to the ceiling this ain’t romance romance
Do this for a living , its not sentimental you had your chance
Still on a mission fasho got ammunition but I won’t use it
Sure want you to feel it fasho I hope you miss it, fasho
You taste me on the tip of your tongue when I’m gone it got you salty
And I done finally got rid of your fragrance now girl but you salty
I just gotta run the digits up i’m on a mission fasho
And I’m Always on the edge Cause I don’t trust these nigga’s at all
Yea I was racing I had to much on my plate and It was obvious
Still can’t play it safe though ima slide for all my nigga’s, every one of em
You got phases stopping , but your still popping , fasho its been a minute
Face like monica , ways like Rihanna, fasho your a killer
Your a killer baby
Your a killer Baby

Tisakorean – SchoolEnd Lyrics

Even though I got the club loose as a goose (As a, as a, as a)
I still like the p*ssy tight
[Chorus]
Can I put the jelly on your f*ckin’ jam? (Ew)
She like meat and I am servin’ ham
I like an ass rounder than f*ckin’ fan (Ew)
If it’s too much for you, let me know
‘Cause I know your friend and that bitch ready to go (Ew)
[Verse 1]
I’m at the club and it is not a maze
But I’m searchin’ for a ho (Uh)
Her p*ssy wet and don’t ask me how I know (Wait, what?)
Her ass up and her hands up on the floor, ayy
I text a kitty and she text me back hello
I’m tryna find a place for my dick to go, ooh (I’m tryna f*ck)
Like grass, make it grow
Make it, make it go, make it, make it go, go
[Chorus]
Can I put the jelly on your f*ckin’ jam? (Ew)
She like meat and I am servin’ ham
I like an ass rounder than f*ckin’ fan (Ew)
If it’s too much for you, let me know
‘Cause I know your friend and that bitch ready to go
[Verse 2]
She a white bitch, Carrie Underwood
I’m in the backyard smokin’ Backwoods
She left you but she still livin’ right (Soap)
I’m tryna give this ho the dick of the night (Ooh, soap)
Her hair green and I do like some Sprite
I’m tryna see the p*ssy, where’s the flashlight? [Intro]
You ain’t even know that, though
Class over, I don’t give a f*ck
Ayy, I just wanna be in the club tonight
[Chorus]
Can I put the jelly on your f*ckin’ jam? (Ew)
She like meat and I am servin’ ham
I like an ass rounder than f*ckin’ fan (Ew)
If it’s too much for you, let me know
‘Cause I know your friend and that bitch ready to go (Ew)

Nancy Sinatra – Nice ‘n’ Easy Lyrics

Let’s take it nice and easy
It’s gonna be so easy
For us to fall in love
Hey baby what’s your hurry
Relax and don’t you worry
We’re gonna fall in love
We’re on the road to romance – that’s safe to say
But let’s make all the stops along the way
The problem now of course is
To simply hold your horses
To rush would be a crime
‘Cause nice and easy does it every time