Meet the modern-day Cupid who single-handedly revitalised a dying regional town

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By Jesse Thompson and Liz Trevaskis

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Ange Newton is a modern-day Cupid.
Ms Newton was living in Harrow when the population began to shrink.The town is so small it is difficult to locate Census data, but media reports from 2003 suggest 50 people of the town’s population of 90 were men, many of them single.As early as three years later, and thanks in large part to Ms Newton’s work, the town had been struck by cupid’s bow.Marketing the bush to city slickersRegional Victoria was just beginning to recover from a nasty drought when the town of Harrow came into a drought of another kind.”You’d just look around and it was all blokes — no girls at all,” Ms Newton said.”That leaves a really serious deficit in the future of your community, much the same as Howard Springs will be finding.”It was the early 2000s, and the increase in people getting degrees alongside the gradual decline of some jobs traditionally held by women meant many left Harrow to study and never came back.Ms Newton had been the town’s publican since 1994, and even though the high quota of bored men was good for business, she could see the problem it posed.”As a publican you’re privy to people’s inner thoughts, and one of the things that kept coming up time and time again was, ‘I’m lonely’,” she said. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson)
She was concerned the men of the town would pack up and leave, threatening everything from its agriculture industry to the volunteer-run CFA, to the teams of men who played football on Saturdays.”There’s not a lot to attract young families if you haven’t got these basic services,” she said.”It all sort of melted into this very big cauldron, and at the very base of it was young men.”So Ms Newton gathered a group of locals to think long and hard about what they could offer women considering life in the bush.The brains trust agreed that the proverbial sea was full of young, professional women worth luring to the men of Harrow, hereby deemed the ‘Beaut Blokes’.The problem was few people in larger cities were singing the praises of rural living.As a solution, Ms Newton turned to talkback radio.’We’ll treat you like ladies and shout you a shandy’A short time later, three Harrow men piled into a car and drove for three-and-a-half hours to make a pitch to young women on prime time breakfast radio in Geelong.”The guys established where they thought the pretty good sheilas came from, so we went down to Geelong and advertised — that sounds dreadful — we promoted what we had to offer young women that might want to come up for a country weekend experience,” Ms Newton said.The proposal was for a weekend retreat called Beaut Blokes, and the men used the radio spot to play up unique aspects of country life, even making reference to A Country Practice.”I think the catch cry that the boys used was, ‘Come up to town, we’ll treat you like ladies and shout you a shandy’.”The publican wasn’t very savvy with e-mail, and so she returned to Harrow and sat by the fax machine to see if anyone would take the bait. Were people later married? Photo:
As the town’s publican, Ms Newton was constantly hearing that the town’s men were lonely. Was love, in other words, found?”All of the above,” Ms Newton told ABC Radio Darwin’s Liz Trevaskis.But Ms Newton was also aware of the vast amount of media attention heaped on Beaut Blokes, and did not want to tarnish the town or the program’s reputation.She enforced a strict doctrine of house rules.Women would return to Harrow families putting them up for the night, and there was to be no contact with the Beaut Blokes afterhours.”It got to the CWA squeaky clean feel where there were no Beaut Blokes on premises where families were hosting girls.”But there was still plenty of romance, Ms Newton said, and a number of women chose to settle down in Harrow. Photo:
In the days before dating apps and Farmer Wants a Wife, media scrutiny of Beaut Blokes was high. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson)
Given people’s privacy and the difficulty of keeping track of people, the program’s precise success is hard to be sure of, which Ms Newton said was somewhat disappointing.”But the other half of me says, hang on, this isn’t about ticking boxes and getting the perfect media shot,” she said.”It was about blokes sitting around the bar and lamenting the fact they couldn’t get partners.”Conservatively, she estimates that Beaut Blokes has sparked in excess of 150 long-term relationships and more than 200 children — more than the population of Harrow today. Photo:
Ms Newton keeps a thick folder containing newspaper clippings of stories about the program. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson)
In 2005, Beyond Blue saw its potential to reduce social isolation in regional and rural areas, and developed an official Beaut Blokes manual.Program was ‘CWA squeaky clean’Was romance sparked on that first weekend in 2003? (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson)
“We blew up the fax machine,” she said.”Within the first 24 hours, we had over 28,000 hits on the Beaut Blokes website and we had over 100 applicants.”The Beaut Blokes program took participants on two days of rural activity — horse riding, farming, community football — before culminating in a black tie dinner event on Saturday night.The program soon went national, and would go on to be adapted in other regional towns where skewed populations meant men were suffering. Photo:
Ms Newton still receives mail from couples that met each other at a Beaut Blokes event.
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The Northern Territory needs young women.Last week, Chief Minister Michael Gunner said that attracting young, working women to the Northern Territory would help solve the ongoing issue of population decline.Census data shows that the Northern Territory is the only state and/or territory where men outnumber women.In the outer Darwin rural area of Howard Springs, men outnumber women almost three to one.A regional Victorian town faced similar dire straits in the early 2000s, and the woman who reinvigorated that town is now based in Darwin.”When we’re speaking about a woman drought, that’s exactly the situation that Harrow found themselves in,” Ange Newton recalled.
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Newcastle man living in his car with pet dog struggles to find housing
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And the generosity continues with food vouchers from IGA given to homeless couple David and Denise. (ABC Newcastle: Nancy Notzon )
Fresh startDavid Irving could not hold back the tears when he found out.”Thank you everybody, everyone that’s been here and helped us all out. Just gets him out of the current situation he’s in,” Mr Hardy said.Fellow cricketer Joe Hamilton agreed: “It’s about giving these guys a head start”.”How they got here is beside the point. Video: Homelessness in Newcastle

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The duo and their dog Banjo had been taking shelter under a tree across from a Newcastle cricket ground, but could not afford the parts to get the car fixed.Their static journey caught the eye of local cricketers.”We’re out there playing cricket in 45-degree heat, complaining and thinking how bad it is to do something we love and it’s hot and then looking at these guys and that’s their life,” captain of the Rogue Scholar Cricket Club Adam Hardy said.Mr Hardy then set off a chain reaction of events, with the hope of giving the couple the first step to a second chance.”It’s a very social club, it’s more about the social side than the cricket side … we fundraise things generally for us to do activities, so it was a no-brainer for us that we could get some cash together to help these guys out.”

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Mechanic Mick Marendy and auto electrician Stephen Cave helped source and fix the used car given to the couple. (Reuters: Tim Wimborne/file photo)
“The latest data we’ve got is that homelessness services saw over 74,000 clients, which is an increase of 43 per cent over the past three years,” Katherine McKernan, CEO Homelessness NSW, said.”And what we’re also hearing from services is that, due to the lack of available crisis accommodation, two in five clients aren’t receiving any crisis accommodation when, despite needing it, people are being forced to look for other alternatives and unfortunately one of those alternatives is living in cars.”Calls for more government actionMs McKernan warned that without more action from State and Federal Governments, the situation would only get worse.”We really need an expansion of public housing in Sydney and in Newcastle and Wollongong and areas like that. It means so much to Denise and me,” Mr Irving said.”It gives us a fresh start and a new beginning.”The cricket team hope the new (used) set of wheels will be the first step of what is a big journey ahead.”I just hope that, if he can move on from here and find a place to live for himself and his partner and his dog, that leads into some work and a happy life for himself. (ABC Newcastle: Nancy Notzon )
Homelessness increasing around the countryMr Irving’s story of living out of his car is all too common, with more reports of people around the country needing to find alternate accommodation as crisis services struggle under mounting pressure. Photo:
Homelessness is increasing around the country, with calls for more action from State and Federal Governments. A swell of community support has helped get a homeless couple back on the road after they spent months living out of their broken-down car in a regional city park. (ABC Newcastle: Robert Virtue )
Generosity growsMr Hardy enlisted the help of mechanic friend Mick Marendy who, when he looked at the couple’s old Volvo, found there was a fault with the timing belt tension.”That’s just catastrophic damage to the engine and it’s just not worth fixing that car,” Mr Marendy said.With only a busted car to work with, he and his friend from a local auto electric business, Stephen Cave, managed to source a used car from a wholesale trader for about a thousand dollars the Rogue Scholar Cricket Club had raised.”We’ll just give it an oil change, put a filter in, some sparks plugs, just pump the tyres up and check the brakes and what you normally get in the service,” Mr Marendy said.The pair put together fuel vouchers worth a couple of hundred dollars, local food chain IGA donated $300.00 in food vouchers, and charity Night Angels helped with the paperwork. I can’t explain how appreciative we are. What is the point is allowing them to have a fresh start and for them to get back on their feet again and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

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Auto electrician Stephen Cave, mechanic Mick Marendy, David Irvine and his partner Denise, Night Angels Samantha Banks and Jodi Duffield and local cricketers Joe Hamilton and Brett Holmes. And we also need some action taken to address the issue around the lack of affordability for private rentals as well,” she said.”We need a real commitment, probably for around 100,000 social housing homes in NSW.”And unfortunately, the way they’re focussed on it, they haven’t addressed the scale of the issue.”We also need some planning … so looking at encouraging developers to build affordable housing through inclusionary zoning and things like that.”
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Raury – Odyssey

Living without profit, working like a slave for a man who’s named Bobby
And Bobby went to Yale cause he’s children of children children of children of children children who daddy help build the building
Building my shit from nothing tell me this world is fair
Staring me in the eyes
Don’t you lie i might fucking lose it
Don’t lie i might fucking lose it
Don’t lie i might fucking lose it
Don’t lie i might fucking It’s like I’m lost you see
Auctioning off my sanity
Damaging my relationships
Sorry I missed your call it seems
I’m not the boy I was yesterday that’s the words that they claim I changed so they change on me kinda of rich but it rains on me
Somedays but money means nothing but we’re convinced that it does because we’re clubbing, cousins screaming "It’s all about the money!"
And brothers busting each other with guns they love it love it push it to radio feeding it to mind of the public
Dozens and dozens of poison rush over-flooding
Sound is more like a drug affecting and the brain like Robotussin
I am the medicine predecessors benevolent guess they be believing me pressure is of the elements
But no not stressing been chilling getting my rest I got skeletons in my closet caressing the treasure chest
I’ve been touring and moving and shaking, free money making, heart breaking around the world
Because what is giving is what is taken
Got beef relation with random entities hating
Thought of becoming Muslim
Life’s too short to not enjoy bacon
Still i don’t eat forever its on my plate and i guess i really can say i relate those who dislike its’ tasting
But its our nature to seek out an opposition is human kind self-destructive necessitating the hatred to fill the balance? and i would tell an asker of my life experience, to be a doctor or an actor
And it’s like I’m lost you see, oftenly walking cautiously
Constantly People Bother Me, offer me hella prophecies
Profiting off the prodigy, think I’m blinded but I can see
People full of shit I’m just here to give the colostomy
I’m on an odyssey, under pressure i’m cracking
They watching me watching me watching, watching i know they watching me
Schizophrenia haunting me runs in my family
And we got some problems beyond the fact that we cannot seem to stick together forever watching our fathers leave
Mama sister and aunty and grandma was all i’d really see at all these family reunions
And since i’m booming i’m like the man of the clan with the family on my back
But we got nothing so this how i live
Thanks to my loans i made throughout college
Graduate in debt because of the interest piling, by the time i pay it off i got kids ready for college! I guess the yin and yang is within us and we can’t hide it no matter how much we fake it
I’m a zenned out master, actual rap blaster, After math class gassing in the car filled with laughter
There used to be a chapter when i was young and mad about a 100 million facts i’m unathletic and a bastard
But now it doesn’t matter
I’m climbing up the ladder pockets fat asleep like the aftermath of jet lagging
And you don’t want this life bruh!

Trippie Redd – UKA UKA

[Intro]
Yeah, Big 14, know what the fuck goin’ on
Yeah
[Verse 1]
Ooh, said I made y’all
So how could I be mad that ain’t y’all
Same reason why I hate y’all
Hop up in this Rari then I race off, aye
Do the dash in this racecar
Got the Pistol Pete on me, is this a face off, aye? Better say your damn grace dog
Blind in reality just like you’re Ray Charles, aye
[Hook]
Aye, I don’t want no more pressure, no
Don’t want no more pressure, noo
Don’t want no more pressure, ahh
Don’t want no more pressure, ahh
Don’t want no more pressure, ahh
Don’t want no more pressure, ahha
[Verse 2]
Aye, fuck your bitch and hit my fucking dab
Aye, choppers by my side you know it clap
Like your bitch ass, big bag
Big cash, and I tote a big gat
Aftermath, I been dressed in all black
Got the black mask
I’ll pull it out the motherfucking black bag
Yeah, and drop your ass
Bang bang, lil nigga you left in the past
Ooh, aye, son these niggas, I’m your dad
Big racks on my body, baby got this cash
Pray these goofy niggas really goin’ out sad
Give these pussy niggas hell like I’m Johnny Gat, ooh

[Hook 2]
Swear I want no pressure, noo
Swear I want no pressure, noo
Swear I want no pressure, noo
Swear I want no pressure, noo
Swear I want no pressure, noo
Swear I want no pressure, noo
Swear I want no pressure
[Verse 3]
Aye, are you niggas really from the field? I got a mob of niggas coming by the mills
They’ll shoot your ass down boy, for 1400 kills, for real
I’m tryna find your fuckin chill
I’m off this Actavis, I’m tryna pop a seal
I don’t do Xannies baby, no don’t do no pills
I’m just smokin on dope, baby, just thumbin’ through the mills, so ill
Uka Uka Or are you niggas really from the hills?

Angelo Mota – Talk Too Much (feat. Naja Young)

[Bridge 1: Angelo Mota]
Stop, drop
Pick it up slow then stop
Turn around, bring it down low
Then stop, woah, slow down roll
Stop, woah, slow down roll
Stop, drop
Pick it up slow then stop
Turn around, bring it down low
Then stop, woah
Slow down roll, stop, woah
[Verse 1: Angelo Mota]
I was in the cyph like "Who next to go on the texaco?"
That’s gas, you gotta ask, you don’t get to smoke
You get passed like a bill, don’t forget to vote
And don’t choke off the vegetable (rude!)
I ain’t finna dare you to move
But the bass’ll take place and take care of you soon
And you actin’ like you sared of the room
This your shit
Walk by, the guys turn zombies corpses like
What the fuck? Wanna get with ya
Velcro, let’s go, I wanna stick to ya
You the shit, everybody can get a wiff of ya
So now I’m stuck trynna stuff these words together
How I like your get up
Maybe we should get up
When I finish, had time to set up the question
I fucked around and missed your exit, depressing

[Chorus: Angelo Mota & Naja Young]
You – you got what I – you got what I
You got what I need (you got what I need, you got what I need)
Oh baby you, you keep it tight, I keep it I
It’s just what I need, that’s just the right speed
I got what you need
Then she said to me:
Baby dont talk too much, talk too much, much, much (better not talk too much)
Baby dont talk too much, talk too much, much, much (better not talk too much)
Baby dont talk too much, talk too much, much, much (better not talk too much)
Baby dont talk too much, talk too much, much, much (better not talk too much)
Better not chit chat
[Verse 2: Angelo Mota]
L-riding
All damn night
Night rider
Blunt it burn like hell fire
Can’t quell that shit
Just shut the fuck up, inhale that shit
Imma pump the bass up, reveal my sins
In a crowded place, uh
Air so thick
Proabably woke the neighbors
Veil too thin to conceal the fragrance
Cash too spent for a [?] vacation
Lives too spent being wrong and anxious
Try my hardest but I’m too jaded and
I’m too faded and I don’t give a fuck what the DJ playing
I don’t even really like going out like that
I wouldn’t ever guess you would bounce like that
Never mind, saw face dropping likes on the page
Lock eyes on the stage and I smile right back like

[Chorus: Angelo Mota & Naja Young]
You – you got what I – you got what I
You got what I need (you got what I need, you got what I need)
Oh baby you, you keep it tight, I keep it I
It’s just what I need, that’s just the right speed
I got what you need
Then she said to me:
"Baby dont talk too much, talk too much, much, much" (better not talk too much)
"Baby dont talk too much, talk too much, much, much" (better not talk too much)
"Baby dont talk too much, talk too much, much, much" (better not talk too much)
"Baby dont talk too much, talk too much, much, much" (better not talk too much)

[Instrumental]

[Bridge 2: Angelo Mota]
Better not chit chat
Stop, drop
Pick it up slow then stop
Turn around, bring it down low
Then stop, woah, slow down role
Stop, woah, slow down role
Stop, drop
Pick it up slow then stop
Turn around, bring it down low
Then stop, woah
Slow down role, stop, woah Baby did you come cuffed?

Jordan Rakei – Eye To Eye

[Verse 1]
It’s the birth of a star, earlier than sunset
It’s the galaxy’s water, flowing like a river bed
It’s the rain, oh the rain
Drown upon this summer day
Grown into a super nova
Back to where we used to play
It’s an infinity, as it feasts on time
‘Cause it constantly leaps, perpetual design
‘Cause we worship the key
The tide is going out now
As we look out to sea
Legs sprawled and head down
[Bridge]
Yes they shine bright like a million, let them bleed twice for a minute
Pleasure to have met you, you’re my star tonight
To have felt this oh sublime, like a grain of sand travelling through time
Pleasure to have met you, you’re my star tonight
Yes they shine bright like a million, let them bleed twice for a minute
Pleasure to have met you, you’re my star tonight
To have felt this oh sublime, like a grain of sand travelling through time
Pleasure to have met you, you’re my star tonight
[Chorus]
We don’t see eye to eye, we don’t see eye to eye
We don’t see eye to eye, we don’t see eye to eye

[Verse 2]
The time it took to realise
What you say bears sweet on my soul
Compliments with no surprises
Making routes straight to their home
[Chorus]
We don’t see eye to eye, we don’t see eye to eye
We don’t see eye to eye, We don’t see eye to eye
[Verse 3]
Rusty nail showing bruises
Not quite holding firmly now
Complications, falling useless
Alone until I work it out
[Chorus]
We don’t see eye to eye, we don’t see eye to eye
We don’t see eye to eye, We don’t see eye to eye
[Instrumental outro]

Caleborate – Bankrobber

[Intro]
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Me and Drew Banga, Came back from the hiatus
I’m not high so, Imma try to just actually really feel it
[Chorus]
My daddy was a bankrobber, bankrobber
He taught me how to get money, get money
See I don’t wanna hurt nobody, yeah
I just love to live this way, aye
My daddy was a bankrobber, bankrobber
He taught me how to get money, get money
See I don’t wanna hurt nobody, yeah
I just love to live this way, aye
[Verse 1]
I’ve been out hear lowriding, lowriding
Hanging out with nobody, nobody
Cause i got my own problems, own problems
I’m young and black with no college, no college
But fuck em cause the streets is where i graduate
Momma gon congratulate
Tell me that she love me but i gotta make it out this place
Niggas die here everyday
Or they get stuck working jobs
Caleb get your own job then get your own state like tom
Get Del Niro like Rob and get a black girl too
And make sure you don’t forget what your daddy used to do
Never be like them niggas and they’ll wanna be you
And don’t fuck with hoes that don’t do shit but look cute
[Chorus]
My daddy was a bankrobber, bankrobber
He taught me how to get money, get money
See I don’t wanna hurt nobody, yeah
I just love to live this way, aye
My daddy was a bankrobber, bankrobber
He taught me how to get money, get money
See I don’t wanna hurt nobody, yeah
I just love to live this way, aye
[Bridge]
(You can keep it rolling)
Said my daddy was a bankrobber
My daddy was a bankrobber
My daddy was a
(This gonna be a bit controversial but i’m gonna say it)
[Verse 2]
Ayy, first off, fuck Donald Trump, I don’t care he’s not my president
Nigga i ain’t scared of shit
You can’t even tell him shit
What’s the point in hiding just be honest for the hell of it
I know my truth gonna set me free, So tell it
Look
Yeah i watch porno
I grown as fuck but still ain’t got no dough
I’m living with my aunty, I ain’t got no hoes
I beat my dick sometimes when she don’t answer my calls
I’m self conscious bout my size and how i look with clothes on
But i’m still cold as frozone
When i spit this oxycodone
Cause i admit that i ain’t shit and everybody follows
To make it big in this world you can’t be in your sorrows
Fuck what happened yesterday, you could blow up tomorrow
If you keep your eyes on the prize that night
Said my daddy back at high school when i would write
Now i’m recognized and God damn that nigga was right
That nigga was right
[Chorus]
My daddy was a bankrobber, bankrobber
He taught me how to get money, get money
See I don’t wanna hurt nobody, yeah
I just love to live this way, aye
My daddy was a bankrobber, bankrobber
He taught me how to get money, get money
See I don’t wanna hurt nobody, yeah
I just love to live this way, aye
My daddy was a bankrobber
My daddy was a bankrobber
My daddy was a

Trippie Redd – Dark Knight Dummo (feat. Travis Scott)

[Intro]
Honorable C.N.O.T.E
Oh my god
Yeah, Big 14 know what the fuck goin’ on
Aye
[Chorus: Trippie Redd]
Hold up
Take a moment, count my guap, count my guap
All these racks bomin’ in, they bomin’ in (hold up)
Ayy, count my guap, count my guap
Cannot stop comin’ in, comin’ in
Pull up in a drop top, she drop dead
I pulled up in a drop top, she drop dead
My diamonds dancing, hopscotch, they holding hands
My diamonds dancing, hopscotch, they holding hands
[Verse 1: Trippie Redd]
Yeah, hold up
I don’t know what planet I’m on (oh Lord)
I’m a king, lil’ bitch watch the throne (watch the throne)
I feel like Voldo, I’ll chop off your arms (off your arms, yuh)
Steady causing havoc, yeah (yeah)
Bitch I’m ballin’ hard just like a Maverick (yeah)
Money stretch long lil’ bitch, like elastic (yeah)
Now that bitch steady calling me Mr. Fantastic, yeah, ayy
Know I keep a ratchet (alright)
If you play, boy I’ll turn your ass to ashes, yeah
Automatic, doo, doo, doo, doo, bitch, I’m blasting yeah (doo, doo, doo, doo)
Ooh, put you in a casket, yeah (yeah)
Money stretch long, it’s elastic
I don’t know what planet I’m on (I’m on Mars)
I’m a king, lil’ bitch watch the throne
I feel like Bono, I’ll chop off your arms (yuh, watch the throne)

[Chorus: Trippie Redd & Travis Scott]
Hold up
Take a moment, count my guap, count my guap (yeah)
All these racks bomin’ in, they bomin’ in (hold up, it’s lit)
Ayy, count my guap, count my guap (straight up)
Cannot stop comin’ in, comin’ in (yeah, yeah)
Pull up in a drop top, she drop dead (alright)
I pulled up in a drop top, she drop dead (yeah)
My diamond’s dancing, hopscotch, they holding hands (yeah)
My diamond’s dancing, hopscotch, they holding hands (yeah)
[Verse 2: Travis Scott & Trippie Redd]
Astroworld’s my planet, my home (yeah)
Car’s too hot, the fumes too strong (yeah, yeah, it’s lit)
Mixed this cup for way too long (yeah, yeah, alright)
Add it up, don’t subtract it (yeah, yeah)
Pour this eighth with me and let’s get blasted (straight up)
Lambo drive like a dragon (skrrt, skrrt, ooh)
Can’t fall asleep at night ’cause they attacking, yeah
I, hop in the coupe, go insane
I, disappear, go David Blaine
We, don’t do the same (no)
I, feed all my bitches the ‘caine (white)
I, double cup to drown the pain (drank)
Light the octane (gas)
I’ma put six in the Lambo and jet to the plane (skrrt, skrrt)
Move for this chain with your elbow, I hope you got aim (hope you got aim)
Don’t need no more stains, or get hot like my name (La Flame)
Yeah, hide out in the trees with the bumblebees
Please say the name three times, we gon’ pop up on you
Like I’m Bloody Mary, man
[Chorus: Trippie Redd]
Hold up
Take a moment, count my guap, count my guap
All these racks bomin’ in, they bomin’ in (hold up)
Ayy, count my guap, count my guap
Cannot stop comin’ in, comin’ in
Pull up in a drop top, she drop dead
I pulled up in a drop top, she drop dead
My diamonds dancing, hopscotch, they holding hands
My diamonds dancing, hopscotch, they holding hands
Yeah

Rapsody – Chrome (Like Ooh)

Snow Hill
When you gon pull wit up new chrome on your wheels? Snow Hill
When you gon pull wit up new chrome on your wheels? It’s coming in June
Ooh, ooh
[Bridge]
Pull up on em
Naw, hold pull back
Don’t show all your cards
They ain’t worth that
Spoon feed these niggas
Baby teeth these nigga
Who they teethin’ on? Chicken chasin all summer, pocket muscle real
I’m Real
Represent where you from? It’s coming in June
When the chrome coming? [Verse 1]
Boys on the block told boys on the spot
You gotta a shot youngin’, you ain’t gotta get shot
Dangerous to measure a man by the size of his cock
I was told to measure a King by the size of his flock
Who your leader and where y’all going? My army big enough carry a boeing’
Ride off to the Lox
Hair braided, twisted, wind blowin’ thru my knots
9th, G, Jones, Khrysis, Amp, Kash, Nottz
Mama got soulfood cooking in the pots
You in a grave situation you should look into a plot
Dirt on my name, boy I’m way too smart
Chest full of a pride don’t mean nothin’ without heart
One life to live so you gotta make a mark
West side told one thang, don’t never rock wit marks
I only rock wit mark, that’s my lil brother
That’s the big homie, daddy said always keep a G on me
I got the dagger back that thang still sharp
I really play the game y’all commentate behind doors
Don’t never say my name cuz it might end yours
I never been lazy but I [eye] seen a plenty Forest
Whitaker, the wit of her, good Lord
Ain’t got keys like Khaled but I still open doors
A few in my crew flew the coop
The day I fly the coupe I’ll probably get woop woop’d
Speeding thru the laney, what we call high schoolin’
Painted that like Delaney, we see it in color too
Synesthetic, know everybody won’t GET it
I’m patient though, no wonder they regret it
[Chorus]
When I ooh
Pull up in the coupe
When the chrome coming? Chicken chasin all summer, pocket muscle real Put 20 inches on the axle
We cop them classic ol’ thangs in the Hill like Axel
Lines better than all the rappers aligned if they ask you
Ridin’ Shotgun, sittin askew
On the straight narrow
I called up mama up
Told her ‘bout my summer reign
She thought ‘bout Carl Thomas
I said no no no, no no I more like Giannis
Must be real to get these honors
That’s why they put G’s on us

[Outro]
I’m Real
Represent where you from? Me, my nigga
[Verse 2]
Chrome been spinning on my mind
Hair, face new outfit, I’m fine
Trips round the world wit homies we all flyin’
Everything they say ain’t gospel, lames lie
Boys always taught don’t cry, but need to cry
I was taught to respect the driver more than I do the ride
Ride wit me homie, ain’t nothing to hold the wheel
When I was hungry you looked out, you always got me a meal
Workin on my glowup, they askin if I got mills
I got family, I got stress, got success and bills
Good God!

Mally Mall – Physical (feat. Jeremih & E-40)

[Intro]
Mally Mall
[Verse 1: Jeremih]
Slid up in the club for a moment
She was with her friends, then she noticed
Know I’m that nigga stay focused
Ain’t no intermission while we roleplay
Still ain’t never poked but I’m coping
See your legs closed but your open
Ever have both hands on the toilet? Bring your friends round while we tourin’
[Bridge: Jeremih]
She said she’d never kiss her best friend
Baby that don’t make you a lesbian
Say you ain’t ever had this
Say you don’t smoke
But you wanna get sky high
Say she ain’t ever been skydiving
Baby, let me take you up a mile high
Let me get in deep til’ I fall out
[Chorus: Jeremih]
Physical is how we play our game
Loving, touching, fucking, it’s all the same
She said she’d never do it but she did it
She said she’d never do it but she did it
She said she’d never do it but she did it
She said she’d never do it but she did it

Physical is how we play our game
Loving, touching, fucking, it’s all the same
She said she’d never do it but she did it
She said she’d never do it but she did it
Yah you know she love it and I’m with it
She said she’d never do it but she did it
[Verse 2: E-40]
She said she’d never do it, she did it
Might not admit it, she with it
She let me hit with the magnum rubber
Her couchie exquisite smash for an hour and not a minute
Smokin’ on power
She off the cabbage and spinach
High as the towers up in Dubai
Fly Emirates, about my paper, my buisness
Born and raised in the trenches
Was spittin’ game since an infant
From the bay where they pin it
Throw a bitch up in the sky and break her before she get that cement
Never thought she would fall in love with a thugger
Reputable factor from the heart of the soil
From the thick of the fucking mud
I’m off a liter of oil
Up in the club with my blood
My people my partners
My relatives and my cuz
Everything that I do I beast, I beast
This watch, Patek Philippe, Philippe
Her legs is open like peas
She said her nigga pitiful
She grabbin’ on my balls like a physical
[Chorus: Jeremih & (E-40)]
Physical is how we play our game
Loving, touching, fucking, it’s all the same
(All the same)
She said she’d never do it but she did it
(But she did it)
She said she’d never do it but she did it
(But she did it)
She said she’d never do it but she did it
(But she did it)
She said she’d never do it but she did it
(Uh)
Physical is how we play our game
Loving, touching, fucking, it’s all the same, yeah
She said she’d never do it but she did it
She said she’d never do it but she did it
Yah you know she love it and I’m with it
She said she’d never do it but she did it
[Verse 3: Jeremih]
Said she never wanted no kids
What, how they end up on your lips? Got your own you don’t need no assist
Said you never cheat on you nigga
Thought you’d never tat my name on your titties
Let a dog in that kitty
Never thought you’d admit it
Even though you told me I’m never gonna hit it
[Bridge: Jeremih]
She said she’d never kiss her best friend
Baby that don’t make you a lesbian
Say you ain’t ever had this
Say you don’t smoke
But you wanna get sky high
Say she ain’t ever been skydiving
Baby, let me take you up to mile high
Let me get in deep til’ I fall out
[Chorus: Jeremih]
Physical is how we play our game
Loving, touching, fucking, it’s all the same
She said she’d never do it but she did it
She said she’d never do it but she did it
She said she’d never do it but she did it
She said she’d never do it but she did it
Physical is how we play our game
Loving, touching, fucking, it’s all the same
She said she’d never do it but she did it
She said she’d never do it but she did it
Yah you know she love it and I’m with it
She said she’d never do it but she did it
[Outro: E-40]
Jeremih
40 Water
Mally Mall
She said she’d never do it better she did it
Never say never man
If she knew better, she would do better
I’m cut from leather, he cut from polyester
Bitch

Sammie – Show And Tell (feat. Eric Bellinger)

Girl, you gotta show me that you want me
When I’m lonely come and put it on me
Girl, show me what you workin’ with, show me you a boss
Do you only put that on just so I can take it off? I’m just tryna go up, I’m just tryna get it
All theses ladies in my section, every one of them can get it
They say you can’t find love in the club, I don’t agree
As soon as I pull up on the club I’m going deep
I took your shawty back to my room, hide-and-go-freak
You’ve been talking real good all night, let’s see
Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show me
Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show me
Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show me
Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show me
Baby, you gon’ have to, show and tell
Sh-show and tell
Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show and tell
Sh-show and tell
Slim thing with your cute ass
Your body crazy
I wanna work it from each and every way
Come here with your cute ass
On it like pronto
Beat it like a congo, king of the jungle

They say you can’t find love in the club, I don’t agree
As soon as I pull up on the club I’m going deep
I took your shawty back to my room, hide-and-go-freak
You’ve been talking real good all night, let’s see
Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show me
Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show me
Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show me
Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show me
Baby, you gon’ have to, show and tell
Sh-show and tell
Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show and tell
Sh-show and tell
Go Sammie, take it to the crib (Girl, if you a freak)
If you a freak (Drop down, get your wiggle on)
Yeah, shake it to the bed (Left, right, left, right, yeah)
Milly rock, it’s your favorite song
(Gotta show me that you want it, want it, girl)
(‘Cause theres a lot of girls ready to be on it)
I’m looking for somebody to choose
How will I know if it’s you? Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show me
Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show me
Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show me
Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show me
Baby, you gon’ have to, show and tell
Sh-show and tell
Baby, you gon’ have to show me, show and tell
Sh-show and tell
Yeah, you gon’ have to
Show me, baby, show me, baby
Tell me, if you put that on me will it drive me crazy? Tha Biz, Tha Bizness
Where the blunt at, baby? Baby
My God
Woo! You gon’ have to
Show and tell
Sh-show and tell
You gon’ have to Waiter, what’s the problem? You’ve gotta, gotta show me, baby
Show me, oh
Yeah, it’s Sammie, baby
Ya, dig? Oh
Oh
Ooh! Where the la la? Where the bottles?

James Bay – Wild Love

[Verse 1]
Don’t know what to say to you now
Standing right in front of you
Don’t know how to fade in and out
Don’t know how to play it cool
Losing a little guard, let it down
We don’t have to think it through
We’ve got to let go
[Chorus]
I wanna give you wild love
The kind that never slows down
I wanna take you high up
Let our hearts be the only sound
I wanna go where the lights burn low and you’re only mine
I wanna give you wild love
[Verse 2]
Tried to call you, to feel you close
From a runway in Tokyo
Let’s leave the atmosphere, disappear
There’s always something left to loose
[Chorus]
But I wanna give you wild love
The kind that never slows down
I wanna take you high up
Let our hearts be the only sound
I wanna go where the lights burn low and you’re only mine
I wanna give you wild love
I wanna give you wild love
[Bridge]
(I wanna give you wild love)
(I wanna give you wild love)
Let’s be reckless, unaffected
Running out until we’re breathless
Let’s be hopeful, don’t get broken
And stay caught up in the moment
[Chorus]
But I wanna give you wild love
The kind that never slows down
I wanna take you high up
Let our hearts be the only sound
I wanna go where the lights burn low and you’re only mine
I wanna give you wild love
I wanna give you wild love
[Outro]
Give you wild love
Wild love
Wild love
Wild love

Kero Kero Bonito – Cinema Lyrics

[Verse 1]
There’s no one around
But the two old-timers who visit when they’re in town
The credits are rolling as they walk out
[Verse 2]
I get to my screen
With the phantom audience sat there waiting for me
But they don’t complain where I take a seat
It seems
[Pre-Chorus]
Even now, I still stop by
Most stories look better wide
And I feel appeased here, ’cause
[Chorus]
While the adverts might’ve changed
The popcorn tastes the same
And in the end in the day’s always saved
So once the picture stops
I let the hours pass, distracted in the dark
[Pre-Chorus]
Even now, I still stop by
Most stories look better wide
And I feel appeased here, until
[Outro]
The lights come up bright
When it’s over
I step outside and I think of my cats
And dream of somewhere nice
Tonight

Tinashe – Can’t Help Myself Lyrics

[Pre-Chorus]
And you know I’m ready whenever
Put bitches together
It’s all about we
We on the same team
Bring the Hen’ and gold wrappers
Get active and strapped up
You’re losing your mind
I’m losing my mind
[Chorus]
Can’t help myself
Can’t help myself
Can’t help myself
Can’t help myself
Can’t help myself [Verse 1]
Yeah, I’m on right now
I want it right now
I been a thing for ya, babe
Yeah, yeah
Like getting loud
Backseat, I’m down
Backseat, I’m down
[Pre-Chorus]
And you know I’m ready whenever
Put bitches together
It’s all about we
We on the same team
Bring the Hen’ and gold wrappers
Get active and strapped up
You’re losing your mind
I’m losing my mind
[Chorus]
Can’t help myself
Can’t help myself
Can’t help myself
Can’t help myself
Can’t help myself
[Verse 2]
Look in the mirror right now
I repeat, right now
I’ll take it off for ya, baby
Oh
Whip it up like cake
Do you think you can take it? Uh, do you think you can take?

Elliott Trent – Just so You Know Lyrics

[Chorus]
Up and down the pole there she go
She did some shit i’ve never seen befo’
She been feening since she see me hit the door
Threw some money now she want me to take her home
But just so you know
(I’m only it for one night
Girl [?] cum twice
You gotta be going in the sunrise)
Just so you know
I’m trynna take you for a ride
I fuck you good while I hold you tight
Just know you gotta go home tonight
(Just so you know)
[Verse 1]
You’re probably the baddest girl i’ve ever seen baby
I’m a savage and I promise [?]
Fuck with a king baby
Let’s hit the scene baby
Not trynna be rude
But girl when we do
You going to have to leave baby
[Verse 2]
Cuz’ if you’re only for the money
Show me how much you want it
HIt the pole and get it buzzin’ aye
We can get it all it’s nothing aye
Shawty know a nigga doing big time
Check the rolley and is taking nigga bitch time
Chains with me nigga won’t switch sides
[?] off the henny it’s a lit night
I can’t put my love into no hoe
No,no can’t trust no hoe
No, no I just can’t go
No
[Pre-Chorus]
I’m just saying so you know
I just can’t play that role
We both just chase the dough
[Chorus]
Up and down the pole there she go
She did some shit i’ve never seen befo’
She been feening since she seen me hit the door
Threw some money now she want me to take her home
But just so you know
(I’m only it for one night
Girl [?] cum twice
You gotta be going in the sunrise)
Just so you know
I’m trynna take you for a ride
I fuck you good while I hold you tight
Just know you gotta go home tonight
(Just so you know)
[Verse 3]
I gotta let you know
Let’s get this said in stone
I know it’s turning you on
But when we done you go
Girl, i just gotta be forreal
I’m a player in the field
So tell your nigga he can chill
Cuz’ girl we only sexting
Time is not the answer
Shawty just hang up your phone
I might just sing your favourite song
[?] make you moan
When we done you going home
[Pre-Chorus]
I’m just saying so you know
I just can’t play that role
We both just chase the dough
[Chorus]
Up and down the pole there she go
She did some shit i’ve never seen befo’
She been feening she seen me hit the door
Threw some money now she want me to take her home
But just so you know
(I’m only it for one night
Girl [?] cum twice
You gotta be going in the sunrise)
Just so you know
I’m trynna take you for a ride
I fuck you good while I hold you tight
Just know you gotta go home tonight
(Just so you know)