Ok, But What Is the ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’?

In the wake of George Floyd‘s death at the hands of Officer Derek Chauvin, Black Lives Matter protestors across the US are calling for the defunding and abolition of police. But while some are still having trouble imagining what a nation without police could look like, Seattle residents have already decided to give it a go.

On Monday, June 8, Seattle police gathered their belongings, boarded up the east precinct and abandoned their post. The former precinct, which now reads “Seattle People Department,” is the backdrop for the newly formed “CHAZ,” or, “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.” CHAZ, which is aptly situated in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, is occupied by protestors, activists and artists alike aiming to demonstrate a peaceful, police-free society.

When Police Chief Carmen Best opened up Pine Street for protesters to march through, she wasn’t expecting them to stay put. Seattle residents, however, chose to set up camp across six blocks in the surrounding area, providing food and shelter for supporters looking to charge up after their respective demonstrations have ended. The Black Lives Matter chant “We ain’t goin’ ’til we get it” ringing true.

Pine Street has since been painted to display “Black Lives Matter” days after police tear-gassed protesters, despite declaring a 30-day ban of its usage.

Since Monday, the “police-free” zone has been bustling with activity. Late-night screenings of documentaries and films centering black experiences, like Ava DuVernay’s 13th and the 1990 classic Paris Is Burning, are being projected on the streets; makeshift markets called “No Cop Co-ops” are offering free food, coffee and books; smoking and non-smoking sections are being erected.


Images and videos on Twitter also show writers and poets reading their heart-felt works for the crowds, musicians playing sets and artists painting alleyway murals commemorating lives lost to police brutality.



A protester named Rooks told Seattle news station KOMO 4 TV that the group running CHAZ wants to pursue an entirely peaceful gathering area, one that promotes justice for Black lives.

“It’s nothing aggressive or violent or nothing like that,” Rooks said. “We didn’t come out here for any of that. All we wanted was what is equal and what is right.”

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Unsurprisingly, President Trump expressed his qualms with the zone in a tweet on Wednesday night, writing that “radical left” Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Jenny Durkan, mayor of Seattle, are “being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before.”

“Take back your city NOW,” he continued in the threatening message. “If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stooped IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!”

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Gov. Inslee responded to the initial tweet, pointing out Trump’s spelling error, among other things. “A man who is totally incapable of governing should stay out of Washington state’s business,” Inslee wrote. “‘Stoop’ tweeting.”

Durkan responded as well, showing her support for CHAZ and turning the focus onto Trump’s leadership (or lack thereof): “Make us all safe. Go back to your bunker.”

After Trump spoke out on the matter, many locals are engaging in heated debates about whether police should re-enter the space or not, with some fearing crimes, like break-ins, not being monitored by police and others worrying for the safety of the peaceful protesters.

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According to KOMO 4 TV, Seattle police said that they are “reaching out” to leaders of CHAZ so they can eventually “move back into the east precinct without inciting more civil unrest.”

Photo via Getty/ David Ryder

ICYMI: Kerry Washington’s GLAAD Speech Deserves All The Prayer Hands Emoji


Our foremost modern gladiator Kerry Washington was presented with the Vanguard Award at GLAAD’s 26th Annual Media Awards over the weekend. In her acceptance speech she spoke on diversity in television, what it means to be an LGBTQ ally, and, what people most often forget, intersectionality: “You’d think we’d band together and fight the good fight, but history tells us that no, often we don’t. Women, poor people, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, trans people, intersex people. We have been pitted against each other, and made to feel like there are limited seats at the table for those of us who fall into the category of ‘other’.”

But perhaps the best and most sobering moment from the speech happened when the Scandal star roused the crowd by breaking down the notion of “diversity.” (As the ruler of Shondaland herself, Shonda Rhimes, put it: “As if there is something unusual about telling stories involving women
and people of color and LGBTQ characters on TV. I have a different word:
normalizing. I’m normalizing TV. I am making TV look like the world
looks.”) “I don’t decide to play the characters I play as a political choice,” said Washington. “Yet the characters I play do become political statements because having your story told — as a woman, as a person of color, as any member of any disenfranchised community — is sadly often still a radical idea… That is why the work of GLAAD is so important.”

Watch Kerry Washington’s full speech, above. 

James Charles Is Looking for America’s Next Top Influencer

The Wild West days of beauty YouTube are long over — cue the tumbleweeds. No longer can you pop on a nude lip and gain millions of followers in the blink of one heavily-lashed eye. These days, influencers have to set themselves apart with quirky editing and clickbait titles, while finding some way to make their content memeable — or TikTokable. Finding a point of view and a way to break through the noise is vital for securing attention, brand deals and an actual career.

It’s qualities like this that beauty megastar James Charles was looking for when he cast his new reality competition, Instant Influencer, premiering Friday on YouTube. Charles launched the casting on his own channel, challenging his 18 million subscribers to impress him enough to be flown to LA and compete for exposure, prize money, and a coveted James Charles video collaboration. Six were successful.

“There’s so much more that goes into being a successful influencer,” Charles tells PAPER over the phone from California. “Of course, you have to have at least some level of talent. What’s really important is having a strong camera personality and being able to interact with people and being able to sell products and being able to work together and come up with trendy ideas and always start new things.”

This acknowledgement that an influencer’s main job is to influence, and therefore sell, is refreshing (if depressing) to hear out loud, and a major aspect of the show. The pilot episode’s first main challenge tasks the six contestants with filming and editing a video for a product, and the judging hinges more on their ability to inspire viewers to buy it than their makeup artistry. An influencer’s mission, Charles insists, is to inspire their followers to take some kind of action.

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“You have to have a loyal fan base that is supporting what you’re doing,” he explains. “Even if it’s not necessarily selling a product, it can be literally having them swipe up to a YouTube video or wanting them to check out your new website or check out like, the podcast that you just got started on.” For Charles, “selling product is really almost like a metaphor… for being able to engage with your audience.” It’s “by far the absolute most important [part] of being an influencer, because if you don’t have an audience that cares about what you’re promoting or selling or driving people to, then you have no job.”

If anyone can teach these skills, it’s Charles… with his millions of loyal followers (he’s currently the most subscribed beauty guru on YouTube) and ability to create and sway beauty trends. The show’s coterie of guest judges (joining permanent judge Norvina, creative director of juggernaut beauty brand Anastasia Beverly Hills) wield similar power. Paris Hilton, often called the original influencer, is the show’s first guest judge, and between her trademark catchphrases she imparts the very real business savvy that has helped her build an empire.

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“She went into the industry a long time ago and has always had this whole like, ‘That’s hot,’ branding around her,” Charles acknowledges. “But one thing that I know she’s really working on this year and in the future, is breaking down that wall and showing people that she’s a real awesome, humanitarian, business woman, philanthropist that really just cares about a lot of different projects and stuff. She’s a really just cool person who’s real and isn’t always in that character. I think we really got to actually see that on the show.” He only saw this side of her when the filming started. “Even when she set up to bat and the cameras were rolling and she was actually talking, giving the contestants feedback, I was like oh my God, this is everything, because that’s honestly not what I expected.”

Charles is also clearly hoping to show a different side of himself. Instant Influencer is launching almost exactly a year after his internet-breaking rift with fellow beauty gurus Tati Westbrook and Jeffree Star, and while the timing of the launch isn’t intentional, it does have him reflecting on how much his life and career have changed in the year since.

“Obviously I went through probably the worst internet scandal in history last year,” he says. With the unhesitating candor that has enamored so many fans, he admits these past twelve months were “probably the worst” of his life. ” But Charles has come out the other side of the scandal with some welcome wisdom.

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“I’ve learned so much as a person and I feel like I’m a stronger, smarter person from it, and I’m almost grateful that it happened in a way because I just feel like it really improved me and the way that I interact with my friends [and] everybody in general,” he says, For all his fame and controversy, he’s still disbelieving that any of this is actually happening. “I’m launching a freaking show. I literally have my own show,” he laughs. “I’m just more than anything grateful, that there are people out there that are willing to support no matter what people go through, that want to know the truth and care more about the truth rather than just like stupid internet scandals and rumors that people made up.”

Still, Charles teases that he’s not above using his history of public dustups for entertainment value, hedging that one of the show’s future episodes might challenge the contestants to deal with their own internet scandal. Will our instant influencers get canceled? “Perhaps,” he says in a knowing tone.

No reality TV competition is complete without some entertaining drama, and Instant Influencer will have its share of that, as well. “There’s definitely a few of them, that’s for sure,” says Charles, who also served as the show’s executive producer and would regularly get cuts back from the editing team and find himself shocked over what he’d missed. “We were watching it back and being like, ‘Oh my God, like when did that even happen?’ There’s definitely a few pretty intense moments on the show that I think viewers will be excited and a little bit shook [by].”

While he promises plenty of drama, Charles is also hoping to reinvent some of reality TV’s crueler tropes. Starting with eliminations. On Instant Influencer, the departing contestants find out they’ve been sent home when Charles visits them himself to break the news, an intimate touch that the beauty guru felt was important to add.

“We really want to make the show focused on education,” he insists. “If we send somebody home, it wasn’t because they sucked and it was not because they were doing something wrong in the competition and we wanted them out. It’s really just because we wanted to pick the best of the best and see who really has what it takes to be a beauty superstar and who can literally take over the industry.”

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Even those watching can learn from Charles and his fellow judges, with more and more people turning to content creation as both a distraction and in search of a potential new revenue stream while stuck in quarantine. “People are consuming more content than ever,” Charles acknowledges, explaining that his views across platforms have been up since the coronavirus pandemic began. But ad revenue is down, and smaller influencers are feeling the brunt of brands funneling their money elsewhere. While Charles doesn’t think the influencer economy as a whole will suffer, it might need to evolve to survive. “I think it might be an interesting catalyst to see other ways for influencers to monetize their platforms and their audiences.”

Charles hopes that his show will evolve how viewers perceive influencers, and gain the industry more respect. “That’s something that’s going to take a really, really long time — there will always be people that don’t love the job or just don’t really understand it, and that’s okay,” he proclaims. “I really hope that by people watching the show, that they can see like all that really goes into it. Regardless… I just hope that the people who really care about being an influencer are able to watch the show and get some insight information and helpful tips, more than anything.” And if Charles can live his Tyra Banks Top Model fantasy along the way… well, that’s just a bonus.

Photos courtesy of YouTube Originals

No One Is Fucking on Netflix’s New Reality Show, Either

Sorry but did Netflix know coronavirus was coming? If not, please explain the timing of Tiger King. And now, as millions quarantining without sexual partners hit their fifth week of celibacy (or digital substitutes), how Netflix just dropped a reality TV show all about sexual frustration.

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Too Hot to Handle is based on the Boomer-ish premise that young people’s fast and casual relationship to sex has devalued intimacy and commitment. So they dropped ten of “the hottest, horniest, commitment-phobic swipesters” in a beachside mansion where no one’s allowed to fuck, to see if they can be cured. No one can so much as kiss, and the group’s $100,000 ($10,000 each) cash prize depreciates if they do. The contestants, blissfully under no pretenses of having been chosen for anything besides their looks, arrive on the island unaware of the twist. Twelve hours in, they’re informed by the Alexa-ish device that serves as host that any thirsty behavior will cost the group: kissing docks $3,000, sex costs $20,000.

Too Hot To Handle on Instagram: “There are conditions to your stay here. Meet the singletons: @brycehirschberg @chloeveitchofficial @david.birtwistle @francescafarago…”

Compulsory chastity and society-wide consequences if you break the rules… sound familiar? Reality TV life already has a lot in common quarantine: social isolation with a group of people you likely didn’t choose deliberately, the urge to stir up just drama for no reason, etc. The only difference is they’re not allowed to masturbate. And we know we’re only getting $1,200 to begin with.

Netflix became a reality TV juggernaut with The Circle and Love is Blind. This new creation seems to combine their secret ingredient — a pseudo-sociological twist — with the other recent winning strategy of late (re: Love Island): accents. Contestants are plucked from all over the UK, Australia and America. Just based on the trailer, besides watching hot horny people shame their hornier, weaker lessers for a lack of control, the accents constitute a good chunk of the entertainment.

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Too Hot to Handle seems destined for virality, but can watching people not fuck really be as gratifying than watching them do it? Does watching the show from our weird social experiment mean we’ll relate to our hotter, blueballed counterparts? Will the internet’s horny solidarity become unstoppable? Or, will the show make us more sexually frustrated than ever? Sadly, it’s Friday and we have nothing better to do than find out.


Screenshot via Netflix



Andrew Cuomo’s Ex-Girlfriend Addresses His Nipples

Does Andrew Cuomo have pierced nipples? The internet wants to know. This conspiracy theory, brought to you by too much time on Twitter, began with a viral photo of the New York state governor. At a press conference on March 27, Cuomo made the interesting choice to wear a white polo T-shirt, that appears oddly lumpy around the nipples in news footage of the event.

Cuomo’s ex-girlfriend, TV chef Sandra Lee (the couple split last year after 14 years together) wants nipplegate to end. Interestingly, she interpreted the rumors as “bodyshaming,” although I suspect they stem more from a collective desire for Cuomo to secretly be a stannable kinky weirdo, than a criticism of his body.

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“Good morning everybody, I hope you have a great day,” Lee greeted fans in a pajama-clad Instagram story caught by Page Six. “I just want to take a moment and say, I woke up this morning to a lot of stuff going on online, a lot of stories being written and a lot of nonsense being said. And I just want to say, body shaming is not ok.” Hm… I think she’s talking about us.

“When people are out on the frontlines working so hard for all of our benefits, to then turn around and bodyshame,” she went on, not her ex Cuomo but obviously referring to him. “Shame on you. Knock it off. Do something to uplift people and make the world a better place, not take cheap shots that are unnecessary.”

Sandra Lee on Instagram: “Relaxing on a Sunday is the best! #SundayFunday ☀️”

Referring to the chatter as “nonsense,” Lee doesn’t specifically confirm or deny the nipple rumors. She would know, having dated the guy for 14 years. Or would she? The couple broke up in September. Nothing like a new piercing, or a global pandemic to get your mind of a break-up.


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40 Fashion Movies, Books and Podcasts to Check Out in Isolation

With all of us social distancing, now is a good time to brush up on your fashion education. From in-depth documentaries to can’t-put-down biographies, there are countless movies, books, podcasts and TV series that can provide some much needed escape while you’re home isolating. Here are 40 options to check out now.

MOVIES

The Devil Wears Prada (Available for rent on Amazon Prime, Youtube, iTunes and Vudu)

The tale of a ruthless magazine boss and lowly assistant never gets old, but the numerous references to designers, photographers and other fashion “insider” details makes this worth watching again and again.

13 Going on 30 (Available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Youtube, iTunes and Vudu)

This classic 2004 flick chronicles a 13-year-old girl who gets to become a successful 30-year-old fashion editor at a magazine called Poise, where she navigates all the complexities of adulthood and love in New York City.

Coco Before Chanel (Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube, iTunes and Vudu)

The story of Coco Chanel’s early life is captured in this drama film, which shows her beginnings working at a local bar to designing hats for society ladies.

Yves Saint Laurent (Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube and iTunes)

Fashion lovers will rejoice seeing this biographical drama of designer Yves Saint Laurent play out, which shows him and his business partner Pierre Berge navigate the French fashion scene with the launch of their label.

Phantom Thread (Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube and Vudu)

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis’ last movie before his retirement sees him play a dressmaker who takes a young waitress as his muse, with tons of references to design and craft incorporated throughout.

Prêt-à-Porter (Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube, iTunes and Vudu)

Few other films showcase the glitzy drama of Paris Fashion Week complete with models, stars and designers from all over the world.

Gia (Available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Youtube and iTunes)

Angeline Jolie gave one of her most memorable performances as Gia Marie Carangi., one of America’s first supermodels. Faye Dunaway as her agent Wilhelmina Cooper is icing on the cake.

The Neon Demon (Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube, iTunes and Vudu)

While more of a horror/sci-fi film, fashion plays a big part thanks to Elle Fanning playing an aspiring model who books shoots and shows throughout.

TV Series

Styling Hollywood (Available on Netflix)

This series chronicles Jason Bolden and his partner’s styling and interior design business, with plenty of red carpet shots and cameos of clients like Taraji P. Henson and Ava DuVernay seen throughout.

Next in Fashion (Available on Netflix)

Hosts Alexa Chung and Tan France are joined by guest judges like stylist Elizabeth Stewart and Eva Chen to find the next great fashion designer in this competition series.

Project Runway (Available on Hulu, Bravo and Youtube TV)

The long-running design competition is currently hosted by Karlie Kloss and consists of judges like Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth.

America’s Next Top Model (Available on Hulu)

With more than 20 cycles under its belt, the original fashion reality show is a must-watch if only for Tyra Banks’ kooky antics, particularly in the first couple of seasons. (“Be quiet, Tiffany!”)

The Rachel Zoe Project (Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube and iTunes)

The OG of reality TV about styling, Rachel Zoe takes us inside her glamorous (and often times hectic) life as she prepares for important fittings with celebrity clients.

What Not to Wear (Available on Hulu, Amazon Prime and Sling TV)

Stacy London and Clinton Kelly gave us 10 seasons of dramatic makeovers and fashion inspiration. A reboot for 2020 on TLC is in the works.

Making the Cut (Available on Amazon Prime)

Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum return to TV with this big budget production to find the next global fashion brand with judges that include Naomi Campbell, Carine Roitfeld and Nicole Richie.

DOCUMENTARIES

McQueen (Available for rent on Amazon Prime, Youtube and Vudu)

Released in 2019, this film chronicles the life and career of the late designer Alexander McQueen. Old interviews of McQueen are shown alongside clips of his most memorable fashion shows.

Unzipped (Available on Amazon Prime, iTunes and Vudu)

One of the first fashion documentaries to shine a light on the industry, Unzipped follows designer Isaac Mizrahi as he puts together his Fall 1994 collection and includes appearances by supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss and Christy Turlington.

Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer (Available on Netflix and for rent on Amazon Prime)

This documentary captures the rise of Missouri-born designer Jeremy Scott and the beginnings of his career which takes him from Paris to New York. Celeb cameos include Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

The Gospel According to Andre (Available on Hulu)

From his early life in the south to traveling the world as Editor-at-Large of Vogue, Andre Leon Talley opens up about the adversities and difficulties he’s faced to get to where he was in his career.

Dior and I (Available on Amazon Prime and Hulu)

Designer Raf Simons gets ready to present his first collection for the house of Dior and deals with the pressure that comes with such an important debut.

The First Monday in May (Available on Hulu)

Fashion’s biggest night takes months to prepare, and this documentary follows Anna Wintour and MET curator Andrew Bolton as they get ready to premiere the museum’s exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass.”

The September Issue (Available on Youtube and Amazon Prime)

Cameras follow the happenings inside the Vogue offices as they working on putting out the magazine’s biggest issue of the year and how it all comes comes together.

Very Ralph (Available on HBO Now)

This documentary features interviews with fashion luminaries like Anna Wintour and Calvin Klein who weigh in on Ralph Lauren’s career, from his humble beginnings in the Bronx to 50 years later as a global brand.

BOOKS

The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan

Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan details the importance and influence of the Battle of Versailles in Paris between American and French designers.

Scenes from the Fashionable World by Kennedy Fraser

One of the pioneers of fashion writing, author Kennedy Fraser’s essays observe the the world of fashion through a critical and analytical lens.

D.V. by Diana Vreeland

Legendary Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue editor Diana Vreeland takes us through her rollercoaster journey and her love of fashion in this poignant autobiography.

The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake

The fashion scene in Paris in the ’70s was like no other, and this book documents all the drama and happenings that were going on during this glorious time.

Fashionopolis by Dana Thomas

Acclaimed fashion author Dana Thomas examines and investigates the damage the apparel industry has wreaked upon the world and the environment.

Kaiser Karl by Raphaëlle Bacqué

Released in an english translation earlier this year, Kaiser Karl is an in-depth biography of the late Karl Lagerfeld and captures the man behind the dark sunglasses and mysterious exterior to uncover his illustrious life and career.

I.M.: A Memoir by Isaac Mizrahi

Designer Isaac Mizrahi’s memoir is an astute and often times hilarious look into his life and career in the ’90s.

The End of Fashion by Teri Agens

A must-read book for any fashion lover and/or student, Agens lays bare how fashion fundamentally changed from its French roots to mass consumerism in this in-depth look at the industry.

PODCASTS

“Fashion No Filter”

Witty fashion journalists Camille Charriere and Monica Ainley offer their take on the week’s most important fashion headlines while giving insight into the many ways the industry operates thanks to interviews with experts and fashion insiders.

“Dior Talks”

In this series of podcasts, Dior invites friends of the house to discuss subjects like feminism and art. Guests include Maria Grazia Chiuri, Judy Chicago and artist Tracey Emin.

“The Memory Of… With John Galliano”

Episodes in this podcast coincide with the debut of a new runway collection, where artistic director John Galliano articulates all of his inspirations for the season.

“Fashion Victims”

Haute le Mode’s Luke Meagher teams up with Darnell Jamal to dish all the fashion and news and gossip we care about with his signature “sassy and analytical” approach.

“American Fashion Podcast”

Hosted by Charles Beckwith and Cathy Schepis, “AFP” delves into the world of fashion through interviews with top industry names with an emphasis on sustainability and innovation.

“Pop Fashion”

Lisa Rowan (a former vintage store owner) and stylist Kaarin Vembar discuss fashion news through the lens of pop culture while tackling topics about business and creativity.

“The Road Less Travelled”

Season 2 of “The Road Less Travelled,” the podcast by the British heritage brand Belstaff, launched this week and is hosted by the documentary filmmaker Reggie Yates. Guests include Riz Ahmed, James Norton and Mark Strong who discuss topics like overcoming adversity and what it takes to success.

“The Collector’s House”

This weekly podcast by luxury retailer MatchesFashion features interviews with some of the most creative fashion professionals in the industry to discuss their backgrounds and stories. Guests include Susie Lau, Nick Knight and Venetia Scott.

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Ajj – Survival Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I broke my promise on a very sharp rock
And I was possessed by something quite unfriendly
And I was haunted by a demon in my sleep

[Refrain]
And that’s how I learned how to survive

[Verse 2]
And I gave a beer to a bum that was drinking
And I gave some sauce to my bestest friend for cooking
And I gave water to all I thought were thirsty

[Refrain]
And that’s how I learned how to survive

[Verse 3]
And I gave some money to my bank for safe keeping
And I gave some money to my landlord, he was needing it
And I gave attention to the TV that was bleeding

[Refrain]
And that’s how I learned how to survive

[Bridge]
If you ain’t got the do-re-mi boys
If you ain’t got the do-re-mi
Well you better go back to beautiful Texas
Oklahoma, Kansas, Georgia, Tennessee
California is a garden of Eden
A paradise to live in or see
But believe it or not, you won’t find it so hot
If you ain’t got the do-re-mi

[Verse 4]
And I just ripped off a man named Woody Guthrie
And I bought a restaurant for his son named Alice
And I fed false information to the audience

[Refrain]
And that’s how I learned how to survive

[Verse 5]
I give a thank you to my father for leaving me
And I give a finger to my stepfather for beating me
And I give props to myself for achieving
God damn I’m glad that I survived
God damn I am glad that I survived

[Outro]
I just handed you a giant load of gibberish
And I give love to a lover quite deserving of it
And I give thanks to all of you for listening to the story
Of how we all learned how to survive

Alex Faith & Dre Murray – All Around The World Lyrics (feat. Tragic Hero)

[Verse 1: Dre Murray]
Please Lord forgive me all this road that I have done
He said “I see you, I see light” He called me His son
Now I’m lit up, can’t give up, look what I’ve become
Man this race that I run, it has only begun
Now I’m full speed ahead I ain’t goin’ back
Errbody wanna reap where the sowing at
Errbody ain’t real yeah I’m knowing that
I see the lights on the stage and the likes on a page
Got a hunned thousand plays where the growin’ at
You see me on TV they diss like it’s easy
But homie believe me I grind, you know what I’m ’bout
Reppin’ my King when I open my mouth
Reppin’ my King when I open my mouth
H to the sky, I’m still reppin’ the south
Pick any coast and they bringin’ Him out
They bringin’ Him out, they bringin’ Him out
And He tell His story, work for His glory

[Hook: Tragic Hero]
I been all around the world, got your city rockin’ wit me
I’m in every other borough, they got choppers and a semi
Wit the sun in our eyes, we killin’ our own
We came here to die but He bringin’ me home
I been all around the world
All around the world, all around
All around the world
All around the world, all around
All around the world
All around the world, all around
All around the world
All around the world, all around

[Verse 2: Alex Faith]
Frontline on my crew neck, keep sayin’ my crew next
We live as kings but I don’t know you gon’ have to see what we do next
You got doubts then place a bet, against the odd is what I do best
No swagger jackin’ it feel good, it is good to be the breakin’ net
Wonder when you gotta take the steps, no shortcuts, no fade lines
No magic pill, it’s hard work and you best believe that I’m ’bout mine
Puttin’ on for my city since you heard my voice
Riverdale cause we dem boys
Southside that A-town
That base loud that’s a lot of noise
Can’t tell me nothin’, gotta 20 city tour from the couch watchin’ Netflix
And you know that it coulda been the fly
But praise the Lord cause He blessed it, I’m upset with
The status quo so we take it higher, you could say I’m invested
Play to win, we sent to be and you can say that we wrecked it
Back on the road cause we tourin’ again
Light up the south bringin’ some of my friends
Some of my partnas and some of my kin
Just to tell y’all that He died for my sins
And homie Dre ridin’ shotgun wit me
And I see the haters lookin’ got a problem wit me
Head to the ground got my shot to the sky
You got cowards in your circle but I got none wit me

[Hook: Tragic Hero]
I been all around the world, got your city rockin’ wit me
I’m in every other borough, they got choppers and a semi
Wit the sun in our eyes, we killin’ our own
We came here to die but He bringin’ me home
I been all around the world
All around the world, all around
All around the world
All around the world, all around
All around the world
All around the world, all around
All around the world
All around the world, all around

Charlotte Awbery Is Actually Ally From ‘A Star Is Born’

A star was born the day Charlotte Awbery, a 30-year-old London singer, was accosted in a tube station by a YouTube comedian who asked her to finish the lyric, “Tell me something girl, are you happy in this modern world.” She went from 4,000 to half a million followers in a week for what came next: a perfect rendition of “Shallow” from A Star Is Born, and her charming Instagram presence full of big hair and bandage dresses.

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Now the weirdly meta overtones of the whole thing are coming to fruition: Awbery made her TV debut today on Ellen, giving the full “Shallow” performance we deserve. In Farah Fawcett curls and a perfect white pantsuit, she put a gentle spin on “AAAAAAaaaaAAAAAHHHHHHEAHYYYAHRRAAAAHHHIYEAAHHHH” (in comparison to Lady Gaga’s guttural yawp.

After they sat down to chat, Ellen addressed the rumors that the viral incident was staged (her make-up was too perfect! she was so prepared!), even inviting Kevin Freshwater, the comedian who caught the video, into the audience. “I was literally on my way to meet my friend!” Awbery protested. Ellen confirms that 60 million people so far have viewed the viral clip, and that Awbery is responsible for sending “Shallow” back up the iTunes charts.

Just like Ally, Awbery has been hustling for years, singing at weddings, pubs and birthday parties, before getting her big viral break. Is Ellen her Jackson Maine? It remains to be seen, but the talk show host sent Awbery on her way with 10,000 pounds, a year-long free subway pass, and probably a bunch more followers.

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Bad Sounds – Thomas Is A Killer Lyrics

Thomas is a killer
And doesn’t even know
I barely knew her
I hope that doesn’t show

Winter took more than the flowers
And the daylight hours (It took you)

Thomas is a killer
Evil ain’t the word
Holding to a feeling
Like it’s holding on to her

Winter took more than the flowers
And the daylight hours (It took you)

9 hours of TV a day
Home early in the cold
Thomas is a killer
I wonder if he knows

Winter took more than the flowers
And the daylight hours (It took you)

Les Rita Mitsouko – Godfather Of Soul Lyrics

La beauté est une arme
Vraiment très pleine de charme
Car la beauté a la force
Sans faire mal
Et sans qu’elle vous force

C’est l’arme de braise
De ce coeur fier
Qui chauffe, lève
Et pousse à bien vivre

Godfather of soul?
Name : James Brown!

Godfather
Living on earth!
Your kingdom comes
All around there
And I wish
Your sultrain walks
La beauté est une arme
Soultrain is walking on
Aurait-elle trop de charme?
Walkin on here and there
Ride on Ride on

Pauvre Issoumbochi!
Comme elle a du souci!
La beauté, la ferveur
De ce charmeur l’enivre
Oui! Oui! C’est çà, vivre!
Et toute son âme
Elle écoute les mots
Avec flamme
Elle entre dans la danse
Elle a tout qui décolle
Hé! C’est qu’elle n’est pas folle :
Elle se concocte une transe
Elle sait tout à fait quoi faire
Quand la musique opère

Your name is sanctifies
And you are samplefied!

Godfather
Live at the earth!

We bless you
For all you play
On the planet
Live in real
Sampled or direct
On disket, cassettes
Audio, vidéo
TV and Radio
CDV and DCC
Vinyl and CD
Or CDI
And any format for sure
Coming in the future
Minidisk
Hard disk
And mega MegaDrive

You are a multiform long play
You are a multiform long play

Walking on
Here and there
Ride on ride on
Here and there

Godfather of soul?
Name : James Brown!

Your kingdom comes
All around there
Your kingdom comes!

Hands Off Gretel – I Want The World Lyrics

I’m the baddest, I’m the goddess, I’m the one that spoke
Your mental highness make me die miss make me wanna choke
I’ve got a list of all I’ve wanted, wanted in this girl
So give me all I’ve ever wanted, ever wanted now

And now I’ve got my world
Buried six feet under all those to ever doubt I’d ever rule my world
It’s all I’ve..

All I’ve ever wanted was to sing songs at my show but singing songs will never feed my ache and now I wanna show the world exactly what I’ve got but not just the world. I Wanna show the whole world!

I’m the rudest, I’m the cutest, I’m the one that hurts
You’re jealous are ya? Girl on fire! Girl to crash and burn!
I’m the sweetest see the truth is there’s no word for that, that I want
So give me all i’ve ever wanted, ever wanted now!

And now i’ve got my world
Buried six feet under all those to waste my time
There’s pain in my mind, It’s for the last time

All i’ve ever wanted was to see myself on TV but lately i’ve been thinking I will never be. The girl I’ve always pictured is much stronger as a dream cos the truth is I don’t think i have it in me!

WORLD! I WANT THE WHOLE WORLD! And not just the world yeah, i want the world, big shiny big old world oh yeah yeah yeah… and not just the world! I want the whole world..

Bad Sounds – Zacharia Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Zacharia Zacharia
Anxiety messiah
You’re a bad babysitter
But good at being quiet
Zacharia Zacharia, Zacharia

[Verse 2]
Yeah it’s cheap, it came from china
Your stomach liner
You’re the kind that gets weak at the knees
And you ramble when you start to speak

[Chorus]
Zacharia, liar
I feel where you’re coming from
Zacharia, liar
Like you, I was born in the baby boom

[Verse 3]
Zach-of-mia, Zacharia
It’s fine you’re tired
There might be something good on TV
And she knows it’s cheap it came from china
Your stomach liner
You’re the kind that gets weak at the knees
And it knocks you off of your feet

[Chorus]
Zacharia, liar
I feel where you’re coming from
Zacharia, liar
You know I was born in the baby boom
Zacharia, liar
I feel where youre coming from
Zacharia, liar
Like you I was born in the baby boom

[Outro]
Zacharia talks a lot and he worries about what he’s said loads
Later in bed loads
And loads, and loads, and loads

Bad Sounds – Couldn’t Give It Away Lyrics

[Verse 1]
It’s so far gone you can’t see it if you’re squinting but still talk about it half of the day
When it’s hurting close the curtains
You’ve got to feel it but you don’t got to say

[Chorus]
9 hours of mourning in the milky way
Her flat’s got curtains and a mezzanine
I guess it’s going to waste
And as the feeling fades
You couldn’t give it away
Better it’s going to waste

[Verse 2]
It’s so far gone that it’s barely in the background like I left the TV playing again
Something different steals the picture but I just pull myself back to it again
When it’s hurting keep it hurting
And I can prove how much I care till it fades

[Chorus]
9 hours of mourning in the milky way
Her flat’s got curtains and a mezzanine
I guess it’s going to waste
And as the feeling fades
You couldn’t give it away
Better it’s going to waste

[Chorus (Variation)]
9 hours of mourning in the milky way
Her flat’s got curtains and a mezzanine
I guess it’s going to waste
And as the feeling fades
I couldn’t give it away
Better it’s going to waste

But I guess it’s going to waste
And as the feeling fades
I couldn’t give it away
I guess it’s going to waste
Better it’s going to waste
Better it’s going to waste
Better it’s going to waste

Cassandra Complex – Prairie Bitch Lyrics

Switch on
Pina, beautiful angel
Take my hand, lead me
Across the sand
To the promised land
Face the sun
Face the truth
Face the enemy
Oh, Pina, face the truth in me
Fading scars, white lies
T.V. stories
T.V. is everything
I’m falling, falling down
Fall in, fall out
Oh, Pina, I’m your prisoner
Pina, beautiful alien
Dance with me, take my hand
Oh, Pina, be with me
Realpolitik, realpolitik
Liebe, liebepolitik
Oh, Pina
March over me
TV is everything

Jookabox – Ff Lyrics

Swallow the ancient (?)
(?)
Knowledge of its quality (?)
Is the heaviest shit I know

Staring into the TV
Time skipping like shards of light
The better life that defined my soul
Is everywhere at all times

So now I fast forward
Fast forward through the empty road
Now I fast forward
Fast forward through the empty road
And when I fast forward
Fast forward! Say it to you, oh, oh
I fast forward
Fast forward through the empty road

A (?) falls out my eardrum
My jaw hang open and slack
Now I long for that redundant life
But I can never get it back

The implications will taunt me
I beg him to take it back
But he responds that Imma stand up straight
Or get swallowed up in black

So now I fast forward
Fast forward through the empty road
Now I fast forward
Fast forward through the empty road
And when I fast forward
Fast forward! Say it to you, oh, oh, oh
I fast forward
Fast forward through the empty road

Cause you’re at war
Make the webbin’ seem fun
And have me put down a wall

And now I fast forward
Fast forward through the empty road

April – The Impossible Task Of Feeling Complete Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Blue eyes
Oh, they seem so easy to love
White lies
Always seem so easy to brush under the rug
Myself and I
We were born in a fiery rage, not out of love
Oh, why?
Oh, why?

[Chorus]
Mama, please listen
Something is missing
I don’t feel the same in my skin
I wake in the evening
And sleep through the morning
I feel as though I’ll never win
Was it the TV who raised me to go slightly crazy?
The words I would hear every day
The books I was reading taught me that feeling
This way is okay

[Verse 2]
Oh God, if I asked for blessing
Would you send it on my way?
‘Cause applause ignites a strange feeling
And it doesn’t seem to fade
Mark my words, I will find a way
To feel complete, do whatever I takes
I will drink every drink, walk every road
I will find another me and I will fall in love

[Chorus]
Mama, please listen
Something is missing
I don’t feel the same in my skin
I wake in the evening
And sleep through the morning
I feel as though I’ll never win
Was it the TV who raised me to go slightly crazy?
The words I would hear every day
The books I was reading taught me that feeling
This way is okay

Gutterball – Black And Gold Lyrics

Soon as the sun goes down we’re gonna take a little walk outside
Down past the river, down by the railroad tracks
You and I all alone beneath the glow of the city lights
High octane and a book of matches cast a pretty glow against the sky
Black and gold, black and gold, black and gold

I saw on TV where this guy outside of St. Paul shot up a diner for no reason
At all
I swear on my life I wouldn’t want to use a gun
But a little fire now and then never hurt anyone
Black and gold, black and gold, black and gold, black and gold

You in your dress, me in my father’s suit
We’re gonna join hands as the colors begin to shoot
Wait until the flames are burning hogh
Cause I wanna prove my love to you against the midnight sky
Black and gold

Flatsound – The Art Of Not Thinking About It Lyrics

I heard your footsteps on my wooden floor
It was on that bed that we ignored the TV we used for light
Your fingertips were so secure
When you spoke I felt your words burning through my chest
Cause happiness is close
I can feel it in my bones
Like inhaling the morning winter coast
I’m not alone
I’m not alone
I’m not alone
I’m not alone
I’m not alone
I’m not alone
Cause I can feel you breathe
When your chest and my chest meet
In a pattern like the waves on the beach
Let’s be honest
I don’t know how not to think about these things that keep me up
It’s just I’ve been so frightened by these awful thoughts
Im afraid my body’s had enough
And my chest caves in
And my heart gives up
But I feel it now
And it’s stronger than it’s ever been before
But I know that it’s okay
Cause you came with me to the doctor
And I looked him in the eyes
And said I don’t need your pills to survive
All I needs this girl beside me
These words I feel inside me
And I cry to you so quietly
I said I’m scared but is this likely
That I’m dying without fighting
That my children will despise me
Cause their father was a pansie
With a fragile shaking body
And a mind that can’t stop thinking
And these eyes they can’t stop crying
But I’ll be fine as long as nothing
Ever stops this heart from loving you
Loving you

Alien Sex Fiend – Satisfaction Lyrics

Press the button

Here we go now
I can’t get no satisfaction
I can’t get no satisfaction
‘Cause I try, and I try, and I try, and I try
I can’t get me no, I can’t get no

When I’m driving in my car
And a man comes on the radio
Tellin’ me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination
I can’t get no, no-no-no
Hey-hey-hey, that’s what I say

Satisfaction
I can’t get no satisfaction
‘Cause I try, and I try, and I try, and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no

When I’m watching my TV
And a man comes on and tells me
How white my shirts can be
Well, he can’t be a man ’cause he doesn’t smoke
The same cigarettes as me
I can’t get no, I can’t get no, I can’t get no
Hey-hey-hey, that’s what I say

I can’t get no satisfaction
I can’t get no girl reaction
‘Cause I try, and I try, and I try, and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no

When I’m riding ’round the world
And I’m doing this and I’m signin’ that
And I’m tryin’ to make some girl
Tryin’ to make some girl
Baby, better come back later next week
‘Cause you see I’m on a losin’ streak
I can’t get no, no-no-no
Hey-hey-hey, that’s what I say

I can’t get no
I can’t get no
I can’t get no
Satisfaction
I can’t get me no
No satisfaction
No satisfaction
Satisfaction

Tom Speight – Open Door Lyrics

[Verse 1: Tom Speight]
Will you lie down here, right next to me?
With the TV down and the silent sound of the cars on the street
Come and get a little lost, right on the floor
‘Cause there’s nothing I want more
No there’s nothing I want more

[Chorus: Tom Speight]
Come on, come on
Is there anybody [?]?
Come on, come on
There’s no need to be alone
Come on, come on
[?]
I’m an open door

[Verse 2: Tom Speight]
Will you lie down here, right next to me?
Watch the world spin by and getting high on a backseat
We will be the [?] I’ve been waiting for
‘Cause there’s nothing I want more
No there’s nothing I want more

[Chorus: Tom Speight]
Come on, come on
Is there anybody [?]?
Come on, come on
There’s no need to be alone
Come on, come on
[?]
I’m an open door

[Outro: Tom Speight]
I’m an open door
Will you lie down here, right next to me?

Rashid – Casca Lyrics

[Letra de “Casca” com Rashid]

[Intro]
Ah-ah
Com licença
Ah… Com licença
Pessoal
Pessoal? Ei?

[Refrão]
Olha pra mim
Olha pra mim
Desde quando me tornei vazio assim?
Olha pra mim
Só pra suprir o que os outros esperam de mim
Esperam de mim
Até quando a resposta é não, tenho dito sim
Olha pra mim

[Verso 1]
Tenho fingido amar meu emprego
Tenho sorrido por educação
Tento praticar o desapego
Tenho fingido gostar do patrão
Cumprimento as pessoas na sala
Perco horas em frente à TV
E até o racismo velado do supervisor lá da firma eu finjo não ver
Ah, que mais vocês querem de mim, porra?
Trampo igual formiga e até de política evito falar
Porque vocês são burro e eu não quero briga
Minha casca já tá por um triz e o demônio pede bis
Mas isso não é um casamento abusivo pra eu tá me ferrando e fingir ser feliz
Eu não tenho ventríloquo, não sou a merda de um boneco
Já não basta ‘cês terem enchido meu bairro de depressão e boteco
A revolta é tanta, quase tenho um treco, então oremos
Porque nossa verdade é uma coisa inventada pra grande mentira que a gente vive doer um pouco menos

[Refrão]
Olha pra mim
Olha pra mim
Desde quando me tornei vazio assim?
Olha pra mim
Só pra suprir o que os outros esperam de mim
Esperam de mim
Até quando a resposta é não, tenho dito sim
Olha pra mim

[Pós-Refrão]
Ser o que não é, é um fardo e tanto
Só pra ser aceito por quem não quer aceitar
Que tentar ser o que não é, é um fardo e tanto
Só pra ter a vida que outros vão aprovar (Oh shit)

[Verso 2]
Tem que se vestir bem, só que bem pra quem?
Tem que se portar bem, falar bem também
Menino, faz a barba, lute e seja alguém
Olha que sem marido a mulher não é ninguém
Vai estudar, trampar, casar e ter neném
Hoje sem diploma futuro não tem
Mas que cabelo é esse? Tá achando que é quem?
Todo Peter Parker tem sua Mary Jane
Em que momento nessa história o que eu quero importa?

[Refrão]
Olha pra mim
Olha pra mim
Desde quando me tornei vazio assim?
Olha pra mim
Só pra suprir o que os outros esperam de mim
Esperam de mim
Até quando a resposta é não, tenho dito sim
Olha pra mim, yeah

[Pós-Refrão]
Ser o que não é, é um fardo e tanto
Só pra ser aceito por quem não quer aceitar
Que tentar ser o que não é, é um fardo e tanto
Só pra ter a vida que outros vão aprovar

Elio E Le Storie Tese – Pensiero Stupesce Lyrics

-Diegetico, politico, poetico!
“Natale con la casta”
Nei migliori cinema!-

La TV è come la mafia: non se ne esce
Se non da morti
Uno che conoscevamo ci è riuscito
Però poi si è impiccato

Dopo la TV c’è il cinema
Dopo il cinema la radio e poi la morte

Alla fine l’unica cosa seria in Italia
È la ristorazione
Che bella gente e che buon vino!
Oh yeah!

Recitazione, copione, intensità e faccia di merda

Boris Boris Boris Boris
Boris al cinema
-“Natale con la casta”!-
Boris Boris Boris Boris
Boris al cinema
-Nei normali cinema!-

Pensiero stupesce
Che nasce e perisce
Che cresce e decresce
Che rientra e fuoriesce
Ma attenti alle lische!

Pensiero stupesce
Che la gente rapisce nel cinematografo
Con l’impepata di cozze

Quando un telefilm di culto approda al grande schermo
Solitamente
È una ciofeca tipo “Sesso and the city 2”

Per fare botteghino ci vuole un bel “Natale con la casta”
-“Natale con la casta”!-

Pensiero stupesce
Che inizia e finisce
Che cresce e decresce
Che rientra e fuoriesce
Ma attenti alle lische!

Pensiero stupesce
Che la gente rapisce nel cinematografo
Con l’impepata di cozze

Boris Boris Boris Boris
Boris al cinema
-Con l’impepata di cozze!-
Boris Boris Boris Boris
Boris al cinema
-In alcuni cinema!-

Boris Boris Boris Boris
-Nei cinema d’essai!-
Boris Boris Boris Boris
-Nei cinemi dell’oratorio!-

-Scaricato dai siti russi pirati!-

-In videocassetta!-

-Com’era?
-Buono, buono!

D Smoke – Lights On Lyrics

[Intro: D Smoke]
Recoge la feria, haz lo que tú sabes
Get your dollars
Recoge la feria, haz lo que tú sabes
Get your dollars
Recoge la feria, haz lo que tú sabes
Get your dollars
Recoge la feria, haz lo que tú sabes
Listen

[Verse 1: D Smoke]
I had a long day shift
I came here and needed some motivation
Your family probably got ass for generations
You got it from your mama, so mama can get it
I don’t come in religious
But I heard you that hometown favorite
So turn around and shake somethin’ flagrant
And if I go home with your fragrance
Read about it in the papers, yeah
I broke a couple hundreds to show you I’m on it
I done worked hard for these dollars and part of the problem is my job leave me feeling parched and you drippin’ with agua
Carnaval en Brazil, look like you fixin’ to samba
Mi carnal está a mi lado like Pippen and Jordan
Or like Gasol and Mamba
I ain’t fallin’ but I’m ’bout ready to empty all of my pockets, here with my accomplice
Girl, if you here for dollars, consider mission accomplished

[Chorus: SiR & D Smoke]
Shake that thing like you would put that whole fire out
Stop, drop, roll ’til you can’t no more (More)
Roll, roll ’til you can’t no more (More, yeah)
Sit me down like a young nigga on timeout
Stop, drop, roll ’til you can’t no more (No more)
Roll, roll ’til you can’t no more (Yeah)

[Post-Chorus: D Smoke]
Shake it ’til you can’t go
Stretch your hamstrings, touch your ankles
Keep your lights on, get your bankroll, yeah
Keep your lights on, get your bankrolls, yeah
Shake it ’til you can’t go (Can’t go)
Stretch your hamstrings, touch your ankles (Ankles)
Keep your lights on, get your bankroll (Bankroll)
Keep your lights on, get your bankrolls

[Verse 2: D Smoke]
Greetings to pussy in the evening
You make it look easy, but looks can be deceiving, uh
Don’t do it for TV, you got another reason
‘Cause ain’t not another nigga gon’ make sure your daughter eating, yeah
Squats in the morning, you building and toning, uh
Them other dancers are friendly opponents
‘Cause every client in here ridin’, you see if they gon’ buy a dance
Or put they hands right where you want it
Brain sendin’ signals of serotonin
That ass in my lap got me relaxed
You throw it back while my big lil’ homie is growin’
Still holdin’, you goin’
Tell a nigga where it’s cool to feel on you, I’m knowin’
It’s somethin’ liberating about escaping the house
Forgetting the daily rigor of shit that’s stressin’ you out
Got my imagination wondering and plotting about
Whether you want this shot all on your breast or your mouth, let’s get it

[Chorus: SiR & D Smoke]
Shake that thing like you would put that whole fire out
Stop, drop, roll ’til you can’t no more (No more)
Roll, roll ’til you can’t no more
Sit me down like a young nigga on timeout
Stop, drop, roll ’til you can’t no more (No more)
Roll, roll ’til you can’t no more (No)

[Post-Chorus: D Smoke]
Shake it ’til you can’t go (Can’t go)
Stretch your hamstrings, touch your ankles
Keep your lights on, get your bankroll, yeah (Get your bankroll)
Keep your lights on, get your bankrolls, yeah
Shake it ’til you can’t go (Can’t go)
Stretch your hamstrings, touch your ankles
Keep your lights on, get your bankroll (Get your bankroll)
Keep your lights on, get your bankrolls

[Outro: D Smoke]
Recoge la feria, haz lo que tú sabes
Get your dollars
Recoge la feria, haz lo que tú sabes
Get your dollars
Recoge la feria, haz lo que tú sabes
Get your dollars
Recoge la feria, haz lo que tú sabes
Get your dollars, yeah

Alexander 23 – The Internet Lyrics

[Verse 1]
My brain is a scary place
So I spend my time on the internet
Surf waves on a board that’s made of keys
All my friends are usernames and passwords
That light up my screen, but afterwards I’m right back in the dark

[Chorus]
I don’t know who I’m not scared of
Who I was or who I have become
Oh, God, if you exist, I could use some help with this
I don’t know who I’m not scared of
Who I was or who I have become
Oh, God, if you exist, I could use some help with this

[Post-Chorus]
Oh, God (I’m losing my mind, losing my mind, losing my)
Oh, God (I’m losing my mind, losing my mind, losing my)

[Verse 2]
My heart has a scary face
So I spend my time facing silhouettes
‘Cause you left, but your shadow’s all I see
And I keep the TV on so that the lonely ain’t so low
But I’m still the only voice I can’t hear in my head

[Chorus]
I don’t know who I’m not scared of
Who I was or who I have become
Oh, God, if you exist, I could use some help with this
I don’t know who I’m not scared of
Who I was or who I have become
Oh, God, if you exist, I could use some help with this

[Post-Chorus]
Oh, God (I’m osing my mind, losing my mind, losing my)
Oh, God (I’m losing my mind, losing my mind, losing my)

[Outro]
(I’m losing my mind, losing my mind, losing my)
(I’m losing my mind, losing my mind, losing my)

Trevor Moore – Gays Got Married Lyrics

I grew up in an American town, no locks on the doors
When we all bedded down to sleep
Met a pretty young girl and made her my bride
After church on Sundays, take the kids for a ride down the street

Swimming holes, catching fireflies in jars
Spend the evening staring at the stars

Then the gays got married (the gays got married)
And the plant shut down (plant shut down)
And the crops dried up (the crops dried up)
Everywhere around (Everywhere around)

Then the gays started kissin’ (started kissin’)
And the state said “Cool” (cool)
And they made all the kids
Be gay in school

‘Cause them gays got married (gays got married)

They announced it on TV
Jumped in my truck and slammed reverse
I had to get to my family
Before the gay could get there first

Hauling ass down the interstate
In my throat I could my heart
I didn’t know how much time I had
Before all the orgies would start

And they’re grabbing guys like me
And they’re pulling us out of our trucks
And they’re kissing our lips, and nibbling our ears
And all sorts of sexy stuff
And they’re taking us out to fancy hotels
And partying the night away
And they’re saying how good we look in their shirt
When we wake up the next day

No, I dare not look back
To see what’s behind
They almost got me once
When I was surfing online
And as strong and straight as I know I am
Every man can be pushed too far
I’ve seen the devil, and the devil looks like
Mario Lopez in jean shorts washing his car

I pulled up into my house
And I quickly ran inside
I grabbed my lovely spouse
But I felt no love when I looked in her eyes
The gay had gone airborne
And I didn’t make it in time
My family unit
Had already been undermined
Because

The gays got married (the gays got married)
And released gay spores (gay spores)
And all the straight people (all the people)
Weren’t in love no more (never love no more)
’cause them gays got married (the gays got married)

Been in this bunker three long years
Canned food and recycled air
Yet I shudder when I think ’bout
What must be happening up there

A radioactive scorched desertscape
Ruled by roving biker gangs
With scary tattoos and muscley arms
Blue eyes and super cute bangs

So I’ll seal myself off from everyone
And hide here until I die
Confused and angry, sad and alone
And I know the reason why…

’cause the gays got married (the gays got married)
The gays got married (the gays got married)
The gays got married (the gays got married)
The gays got married

Kjell Hoglund – Falu Koppargruva Lyrics

Aha! Det mörknar över himlen
Det blåser hagelregn
Det är så kallt om natten
Jag söker efter skrymslen
Jag bygger mig ett gömsle
I Falu koppargruva

Jasså! Jag vågar inte kämpa
Jag vågar inte knyta handen!
Men ge mig något som är värt att kämpa för
Som är värt en enda kastad sten
Jag söker efter skrymslen
Jag bygger mig ett gömsle
I Falu koppargruva

Varenda dag hör jag samma gamla tröttsamma snack:
Förbannade utlänningar som kommer hit och lever på socialhjälp!
Jävla studentyngel som springer och knarkar och demonstrerar
Och lever på skattepengar
Sätt dom i tvångsarbete så kanske det blir folk av dom
Satans småligister, det är uppfostrans fel
Stryk skulle dom ha, det fick jag
Och det tog jag ingen skada av!
Helvetes gangstertyper, dom får ju för fan inget straff nuförtiden
Det är TV och samlagsrum
Nä fy fan, häng dom jävlarna!
Och alla dessa förbannade runda ord
Dom har ju för fan ingen skam i kroppen
Sånt ska man väl för fan inte snacka högt om!

Jag säger ingenting
Jag söker efter skrymslen
Jag bygger mig ett gömsle
I Falu koppargruva

Tyst! Jag tyckte att jag hörde nån som skrek
Det är nån som skriker i ett schakt här intill
Världen tränger ner i mitt gruvhål
Det finns ingen tid för lugn och ro
Ingenstans ett skrymsle
Ingenstans ett gömsle
Inte ens i Falu koppargruva

Blackout Problems – The City Won’t Sleep Tonight Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Step outside where
Dull scissors could cut the air
Something’s wrong here
The people’s voice is in despair
The papers write about us
TV talk about us
But the fact is:
They never listen to us
On his golden chair
The king is scared
The empire falls we’ve been savely prepared

[Pre-Chorus]
You’ve build it brick by brick
You’ll see me spit on it
You should hope to get out
Hope to get out alive

[Chorus]
The city won’t sleep tonight (not tonight, not tonight)
We riot all over town
All over town tonight
The city won’t sleep tonight (not tonight, not tonight)
We riot all over town
All over town tonight
The city won’t sleep tonight

[Verse 2]
Brother take care
The biggest cross is the hardest to bear
I have been there
I know this fight is far from fair
I’ve seen the envy, the greed
Seen the blood on the street
Seen the madness
Of the kings and the queens
The chair was spotted
At lost and found
We shook the earth
And we stood our ground

[Pre-Chorus]
You’ve build it brick by brick
You’ll see me spit on it
You should hope to get out
Hope to get out alive

[Chorus]
The city won’t sleep tonight (not tonight, not tonight)
We riot all over town
All over town tonight
The city won’t sleep tonight (not tonight, not tonight)
We riot all over town
All over town tonight
The city won’t sleep tonight

[Bridge]
We paint the sky blue
We paint the streets red
We paint the sky blue
Fight us, we fight back
We paint the sky blue
We paint the streets red
We paint the sky blue
Fight us, we fight back

[Pre-Chorus]
You’ve build it brick by brick
You’ll see me spit on it
You should hope to get out
Hope to get out alive

[Chorus]
The city won’t sleep tonight (not tonight, not tonight)
We riot all over town
All over town tonight
The city won’t sleep tonight (not tonight, not tonight)
We riot all over town
All over town tonight
The city won’t sleep tonight

[Outro]
Fight us, we fight back
Fight us, we fight back
Fight us, we fight back

Suricato – Not Yesterday Lyrics

[Verso 1]
Hoje eu fiz uma canção pra melodia que eu sonhei
Mas não era “Yesterday”, nem tampouco “Your Song”
Fiz sem medo de errar, pois eu fiz para você
E não era “Yesterday”, nem do Chico ou Djavan

[Verso 2]
Quando o dinheiro não dá e aquele trabalho não vem
Faço uma nova canção sobre o que eu sinto por você

[Refrão]
Não sou poeta ou escritor, PhD ou seu doutor
Nem tão moderna ou démodé, é só canção para você
Aceite os versos que eu lhe fiz para te fazer feliz
A rima é pobre, mas quando o coração é nobre toca na TV

[Verso 3]
Hoje eu fiz uma canção pra melodia que eu sonhei
Mas não era “Yesterday”, nem tampouco “Your Song”

[Refrão]
Não sou poeta ou escritor, PhD ou seu doutor
Nem tão moderna ou démodé, é só canção para você
Aceite os versos que eu lhe fiz para te fazer feliz
A rima é pobre, mas quando o coração é nobre toca na TV

Jesse Jagz – Nigerian Gangster Lyrics

[Intro – {Mr. Wallace & Min. Farrakhan}]
{Mr. Wallace: You go to Nigeria, which is, if not the most corrupt nation in Africa and it is, it could be the most corrupt nation in the world, Minister Farrakhan

Min. Farrakhan: Oh now, Mr Wallace ..

Mr. Wallace: It is the most corrupt nation that I have ever covered, I have been there 25 years ago and I’ve been there as recently as last year.}

[Verse 1]
He walks into the spot
See us pimping every stops, Cranberry and ciroc
Shots chilling on them rocks
He listens for the cops, he can hear the ticking of the clocks
Its a tale of a chicken and a fox
Hands still shaking from the Shotgun
Each and every stops, intuition on top
Kitchen is at locks, still listen if anybody knocks
Vision never stops how he never listen to his Pops
But now, he wishing he was ready for the mission
He was too young to listen
Guns gone missing
He on the Television, from New York to Briston
One hell of a mission, even on the intermission
Now, give it up for that Nigerian Gangster
You move too fast, they might blast ya
Streets is after, Police they might catch ya
It’s a fact, the next man be your actor
Too hard to capture, back-door contractor
Cruise in a Mazda, chased by the LASTMA
Pace getting faster, plate say Alaska
Registration is a fake from Madagascar
Ungrateful .. He unfaithful
Do anything he paid to
When everybody hates you
It’s a wonder how he make-do
They too late to underrate you
I’m talking M, talking Ice, talking Wizzy
Too hot for TV, believe me is easy
I’m talking Jazzy .. I’m talking Banky
I’m talking Nigerian swag, I’m talking Swanky
Now, eff you, this is the chapter
The Captain and Master, Nigerian Gangster
Can’t see me, all you hear is my laughter
Gold is what I’m after, silver and alabaster
I’mma bastard, I’mma goon, I’mma Pastor
See I’m a real G, I’mma actor
Contractor, we move bricks like a tractor
I’mma singer, producer and I’m a rapper
I’m talking VEC, I’m talking Phyno
I’m talking Olamide, I’m talking Gino
I’m talking English, I’m talking Nigerian Lingo
I ain’t fvckin’ around, baby girl, I’m talking Mandingo

[Bridge]
Uhn, Let it bounce, let it breathe
Eh, I’m talking real shady business, uh
Too hot for TV, Believe me
Motherfvcker, pimping ain’t easy

[Verse 2]
Here’s to the dream, to the green-white-green
All hail the machine, and pray to the queen, yea
Urh! From Saudi Arabia to Greece, peace
I pray, let your favour increase
And chains on our feet, slaves from the east
Stay for the feast and make way for the beast
Mary Jane that I keeps, is AK for the streets
I’mma lay in my sheets, everyday plenty weeks
It’s murder, O.J. when I creeps
Dre on the beats, it’s okay for the Fruits
I hustle in my dreams, no play when I sleep
Monday to Sunday, I need more days of the week
Now, here’s still the dream, I’m awake when I sleep
I ache in my feet and I’mma take, I’mma keep, urhn!
Now tell me, are you fake or you deep?
Are you great, are you weak, are you ape, or you sheep? yea
Uh! Now, get ready for the beast, uh
The whole earth gon’ shake when I speaks, whoo!
There’s a earth-quake in my sheets
The earth bakes from the snakes and the creeps
Heard, they was waiting for Jacob’s defeat, yea
I heard it was a major retreat at bay on my bay just to age in your fleet
For, I am made stronger he was made to be weak
I came to scorch him, I tamed the scorpion
Million thanks to Compton, Spain to Austin
Ukraine to Boston, God damn I’m awesome
My flow smoother than Johnson’s and Johnson
Now, here’s to the Captain and the Master
To e-very Nigerian Gangster
As love gets colder, light shine all over
It’s a story of a Soldier, five stars on my shoulder
Born in a vision, a extra celestial life form is living in the foetal position
Mama always told me, said life is a mission
But it’s my decision, I was too young to listen
I read what was written, surely it was forbidden
For loving in its religion, it came down in the form of a dove and a pigeon
See, I’m in a prison, conscripted in the system
I rose to the division, oh fvck it

[Outro]
“Shout out to all the Nigerian Gangsters worldwide
That’s what it is”

{Farrakhan: Fine! So what? 35 years old, that’s what that nation is; now, here is America 226 years old, you love Democracy? But there in Africa, you trynna force these people into a system of government that you just have accepted 30 years ago; black folk got the right to vote ..
You’re not in any moral position to tell anybody how corrupt there are. You should be quiet, and let those of us who know our people, go there and help them get out of that condition, but America should keep her mouth shut where ever there’s a corrupt regime as much hell as America has raised on the earth.}