Second chances at life and the family living on a bus

Second chances at life and the family living on a bus

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Tracey and Bruce Devereaux were never supposed to be travelling around Australia with five of their seven kids.In 2015, Tracey was rushed to hospital with a life-threatening aneurysm in her stomach.She spent nearly a month in a coma and doctors told her family she had only a 10 per cent chance of survival.”The kids had to come and say goodbye,” the 40-year-old recalled.Following 10 surgeries and three months in hospital, Tracey made an incredible recovery. This is a wonderful life.”

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The Devereauxs have found showgrounds the most affordable sites to camp their home each night. Photo:
Grace and Josh picked up old bikes along the way at recycling centres. (ABC Radio Canberra: Hannah Walmsley)
The kids are being home-schooled along the way, as well as learning from their unique life experiences.”We’ve got a rule where if we want to play with the iPads, we have to have done a certain amount of schoolwork first,” Joshua said.”We’re learning from seeing all sorts of places along the way too.”I’ve always wanted to see snow.”Dad says that’s going to happen, so he’d better stick to that.”

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Bruce and Tracey Devereaux are proud that their kids all share their hunger for adventure. (ABC Radio Canberra: Hannah Walmsley)
Living on a modest income”We haven’t got a lot of money to waste on going to expensive places,” Bruce said.”At the moment, we’re staying in a showground for $20 a night, so we can do things relatively cheaply.”We also have to plan ahead with the food shopping,” Tracey added.”It’s easy to overspend there if we’re not organised.”

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Living on a bus means sharing just 28 square metres of living space.The bus is fitted out with beds at the back, an office, shower, kitchen and dining room through the middle, and passenger seats up the front.The family quickly realised how little they needed to have with them.”We got rid of quite a lot of our stuff because we realised that all the things you think you need, you really don’t,” Bruce said.”It’s really made me assess how complicated we’ve made our lives and how much simpler they can be.”

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The bus is fully equipped with a dining space and kitchen. (ABC Radio Canberra: Hannah Walmsley)
The family’s two older children, Geoffrey and Mishaela, plan to join the rest of the family at various stages of the trip.For the Devereauxs life on the bus isn’t without its challenges, but most of all they are grateful to be making so many memories together.”The kids have asked me what I want for my birthday that’s coming up,” Bruce said.”What would I want except what I’ve got right now? (Supplied: Tracey Devereaux)
“I was lucky to survive.”I still have one, potentially two operations to go; I left hospital with two colostomy bags and now I don’t have them anymore.”Now I’m back to doing everyday normal things.””She has to take iron all the time now,” 12-year-old Joshua added, “or else she gets really angry”.After beating the odds, the Devereauxs found a new perspective about living life in the moment.”We had a house and owned a block of land where we thought we would build the dream home,” Tracey said.”We were on that treadmill where you go round and round and round, working all the time.”The whole experience was a big eye-opener.”Life on a bus with five kidsLast year Tracey and Bruce took a leap of faith and bought a bus to take the youngest five of their children on an adventure around the country.Since setting off from their home in Gympie, Tracey has continued to run her photography business while Bruce comically documents their family adventures on his “dad blog” Big Family Little Income.The family has been swimming in Cairns, seen turtles at Mon Repos, gone bushwalking in Canungra and danced on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.This month they joined thousands of Canberrans at Love Your Sister’s Big Heart Project fundraiser.”A trip like this was never on the bucket list,” Tracey said. (ABC Radio Canberra: Hannah Walmsley) Photo:
Tracey Devereaux says she is incredibly grateful to have a second chance at life. (Supplied: Tracey Devereaux)
Thirteen-year-old Grace said she cried when she first found out she had to leave her friends for a year.”I’ve now got used to the idea and we’re having the best time,” she said.
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101yo becomes world’s oldest tandem skydiver

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Video: Verdun Hayes, the 101-year-old D-Day veteran, breaks world record for oldest tandem skydiver

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A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has broken the world record for the oldest tandem skydiver.Great-grandfather Verdun Hayes jumped out of a plane from 15,000 feet in Devon in the United Kingdom accompanied by four generations of his family.”I’m absolutely over the moon,” Mr Hayes said as he touched down.Son Bryan, 74, grandson Roger, 50, and great-grandson Stanley, 16, also made the leap, The Guardian reported.Mr Hayes tried skydiving for the first time last year to celebrate his 100th birthday, but said it was something that he had wanted to do since he turned 90.”Hopefully I will be doing this when I’m 102 or 103, just depends on the luck of the draw really,” he said.”If your health keeps you OK, use your mind and your body and everything is fine.”Mr Hayes, who is 101 years old and 38 days, broke the record of a Canadian who skydived in June 2013 aged 101 and three days.”The current world record is held by a Canadian called Armand Gendreau,” Mr Hayes told local news outlet Devon Live before the jump.”No offence to him, but I want to bring that record back to the UK where it belongs.”AP/ABC
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One man’s mission to keep his mother tongue alive

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Mr Omosigho moved to Canberra 17 years ago from Nigeria.”As a migrant, I knew that if I didn’t teach my son the language it was going to die with me and I really wanted to give him a different view of the world. Photo:
Like many kids his age, Simeon loves playing soccer, building things and playing with handheld devices. (Supplied: Kingsley Omosigho)
When Mr Omosigho told parents there about his app project, he said they wanted to use it too. “Most language apps are about how to speak a language, but they don’t teach you cultural elements like storytelling which is a huge core of the one that I’m doing.”Nigerian parents looking for language help Last year Mr Omosigho and his family travelled to Nigeria to visit relatives.”When we went back home they were surprised that he [Simeon] could speak the language even more than some of the other kids there his age, which was a worry,” he said. “Make it fun, make it interesting for him to learn so that we could learn together and that would tend to reinforce what he’s learning.” The Eledi app is in development and Mr Omosigho said once it was completed it could be used to preserve other languages, including those of Indigenous Australians. “It will be a platform for language learning and cultural transmission between generations. (Supplied: Kingsley Omosigho)
Developing a mobile app for learning languageLike many kids his age, Simeon loves playing with handheld devices, which gave Mr Omosigho the idea of creating a language app. Even before his son was born, Kingsley Omosigho made a promise to teach him the language and culture of his forebears. “He’s more engaged with the mobile devices so I thought why not put the language there? Photo:
Mr Omosigho and his wife speak Benin at home as much as they can to teach Simeon the language. “Initially when Simeon was born we were speaking our language at home, which is Benin,” Mr Omosigho said.”But we found once he started child care it was becoming challenging because every other thing he was exposed to was in English.”Simeon is now seven years old and his father teaches him Benin words by labelling items around the house.”He can pick up a lot of things now,” Mr Omosigho said.”I have boards in the house where I can write what we need to learn.”But there is still much of the Benin language and culture Simeon is yet to understand. “I was surprised and a bit angry that they live in Benin where everyone speaks the language but they are looking for support from overseas to actually teach their kids to speak the language.”The language is just dying and that is my major concern.” Mr Omosigho is realistic that his son may not want to speak Benin when he grows up.”If my son decides that he doesn’t want to speak the language when he’s 20, 25, that’s fine, but I need to provide him with that option.”Benin, being very rich in culture, I would be doing him a disservice not to do that.” “When you have a different language it gives you a different perspective — every language is a different lens for looking at the world.”But keeping his mother tongue alive has proved challenging.
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Inspired by his son’s love of mobile devices, Kingsley Omosigho is developing a language app. (ABC Radio Canberra: Penny Travers)

Meet the taxi driver returning to his ballet roots

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Jessie Morewood and her brother Paul Morewood once took ballet lessons together. I’m enjoying it very, very much,” he said.Teaching artist Sandi Woo said working with the siblings had been uplifting.”I only found out that they were siblings in week three, I just thought they were close friends.”They have this closeness that you could see straight away.”

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The classes led to Mr Morewood performing for the Russian Ballet Company as part of the corps de ballet when he was a young adult.”It takes me back to my younger days when I was used to pirouette, gargouillade, pas de chat.”Returning to dance as a familyOne of the sisters Marlene Wilson said it was great to be back dancing together as a family; the siblings lost touch with each other when they were split up as foster children.”We’re part of the Forgotten Australians as we experienced out-of-home care,” she said. Photo:
Siblings Marlene Wilson, Paul Morewood and Jessie Morewood are dancing together after being apart for decades. (ABC Radio Brisbane: Jessica Hinchliffe)
“When I found out The Royal Ballet was involved I thought, ‘what a great opportunity’,” he said.Mr Morewood was sent to ballet classes as a child, along with his sisters, to help his younger brother.”He had turned out feet so our grandmother, who was our guardian at the time, was told by a doctor to get him into ballet.”We all went together to stop him from being scared.”

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“I’m happy that we’re all involved and that many groups have been able to come together as one … A Brisbane taxi driver will have the opportunity to return to his ballet roots thanks to a unique community dance workshop.Paul Morewood is one of a group of Brisbane amateur dancers taking part in We All Dance, a workshop series facilitated by the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) to coincide with The Royal Ballet’s visit to Australia.As a child, Mr Morewood trained with the Russian Ballet Company in Australia.At the insistence of his sisters, he has joined the workshop series to relive his dancing days. (ABC Radio Brisbane: Jessica Hinchliffe)
We All Dance is the largest community engagement project ever undertaken by QPAC and includes workshops in Cairns, Ipswich, Logan and Caboolture.The groups from each city will come together in Brisbane on July 2 to perform as part of a series of public events that will run alongside The Royal Ballet’s Woolf Works and The Winter’s Tale season.Teachers involved with each workshop worked with representatives of The Royal Ballet to plan elements of the performance.”The important thing about this project is that we get to hear and meet people from diverse walks of life,” Ms Woo said. (ABC Radio Brisbane: Jessica Hinchliffe)
“We were taken away from our family when we were very young so we didn’t grow up together.”We went through a lot of trauma in our life, so coming together and sharing [dance] as a family is special to us.”Fellow sister and dancing partner Jessie Morewood said it was a blessing to be dancing with her brother again.”When we dance we try and think about the memories that we had when we danced together as children,” she said.”It’s been incredibly revealing to see what Paul could remember from his early dancing days and to do something with The Royal Ballet company is amazing.”Giving everyone the chance to danceThe We All Dance workshops are made up of dancers from diverse backgrounds including people with a disabilities, those who are homeless and people looking for social inclusion.Mr Morewood said returning to dancing had given him the calmness and the chance to be part of something.
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The Vamps & Martin Jensen – Middle Of The Night

I need you
How you slipped through my hands
In the middle of the night
So when I call you in the middle of the night
I got so much of my loving to give you
To forget you again
And I’m choking on the words ’cause I miss you
I’ve got no good explanation
In the middle of the night

Is what I never do
Managing my expectations
I keep coming back to that moment
For what I put you through
[Chorus: Brad]

I got so much of my loving to give you
In the middle of the night
And I do all I can
In the middle of the night
Baby, don’t tell me I’m out of time
Baby, don’t tell me I’m out of time
And I’m trying all I can
So I try and drink my emotions

In the middle of the night
[Pre-Chorus: Brad]
Where it all fell apart
In the middle of the night

[Verse 2: Brad]
How you slipped through my hands

[Post-Chorus: Brad & Martin Jensen]
So when I call you in the middle of the night
Yeah and I don’t understand
[Chorus: Brad]
‘Til I can’t feel my heart
And I don’t understand
So when I call you in the middle of the night
In the middle of the night
And I’m choking on the words ’cause I miss you
I need you
[Post-Chorus: Brad & Martin Jensen]
In the middle of the night
[Chorus: Brad]
To get you out of my head
Baby, don’t tell me I’m out of time
I need you

I need you
In the middle of the night
[Verse 1: Brad]
And I’m choking on the words ’cause I miss you

[Post-Chorus: Brad & Martin Jensen]
I got so much of my loving to give you
In the middle of the night
[Pre-Chorus: Brad]

Kane Brown – What Ifs (feat. Lauren Alaina)

What if I ain’t one of them fools just playin’ some game
And the stars line up and it’s our last first kiss
What if I ain’t one of them fools just playin’ some game

Before you make your mind up I gotta ask
We could worry about them what ifs ’til the world stops turnin’
Or I could kiss you (you should kiss me), what if you liked it (bet I’d like it)
What if this is it, what if it’s meant to be

Away (away)

What if I was made for you and you were made for me
You say what if I hurt you, what if I leave you
What if?
What if this is it, what if it’s meant to be

What if I loved all these what ifs away
What if I just pulled you close, what if I leaned in
What if I find somebody else and I don’t need you
You say what if I hurt you, what if I leave you

What if I was made for you and you were made for me
What if I find somebody else and I don’t need you
C’mon
What if one of these days baby I’d go and change your name

What if I was made for you and you were made for me
What if one of these days baby I’d go and change your name
Well we ain’t never gonna know unless we try it
What if this is it, what if it’s meant to be

What if this goes south, what if I mess you up

Awe yeah
What if I ain’t one of them fools just playin’ some game
What if I just pulled you close, what if I leaned in
What if I loved all these what ifs away
And the stars line up and it’s our last first kiss
What if the sky falls (sky falls) or the sun stops burnin’
What if I just pulled you close, what if I leaned in
You say what if I break your heart in two then what
Well I hear you girl, I feel you girl but not so fast
And the stars line up and it’s our last first kiss
Damn
What if I loved all these what ifs away
What if one of these days baby I’d go and change your name

RiFF RaFF – I’m Not Waiting On The Summer

Cuz I don’t have many friends
I met this girl, we were headed to somewhere in Mexico
I’m not waiting for somebody else to tell me how to live my life
I got my coke and I got my gin
But I’m not waiting on the summer

I lost my Dad, he used to call me and say "Son have you made it yet?"
I’m not waiting on the summer
I’m not waiting on the summer
And I don’t remember where I stayed that evening
She could never stay too long
Met this girl…

She must have had a pretty good reason
She always had a flight to catch
I’m not waiting for somebody else to tell me how to live my life
And get the hell out of her life
We was headed to somewhere in Mexico
And I was always doing something wrong

I’m not waiting on somebody else to tell me how to live my life
I had a pretty rough November
I’m not waiting on somebody else to tell me how to live my life
Women come and the women go
But I’m not waiting on the summer
So I’m not waiting on the summer
Women go…
I take my coat off and I tell the bartender to fill me up to the brim
I’m not waiting for somebody else to tell me how to live my life
I can still hear my mother cry

I’m not waiting on somebody else to tell my how to live my life
Telling me to pack my bag

I’m not waiting on the summer
I’m not waiting on the summer

I’m not waiting on somebody else to tell me how to live my life

Major Lazer – Run Up (feat. Partynextdoor, Nicki Minaj, Yung L, Skales & Chopstix) (Afrosmash Remix)

Plus, me and my men, them ready to go
I’ma run up on you, I’ma run up on you
Show me what you got, girl, for sho
How you talk dirty, [stuff of my prayers
Everything smooth, everything sharp like razor
True mi have di waist small, pretty, bus whine

I switch it up, I switch it up
‘Cause it’s another day, let ya light shine bright
I’ma run up on you, I’ma run up on you
Drop a freestyle and get these hoes perched
Travel, then I bounce, I ball-Sinead, Sir
Girl, no wasting time
Control, make that booty bounce, girl, go low
Girl, [?]
Me ah give plenty, plenty love, oh
He call me queen, he know "Nicki" is the moniker

Make all the men there want more
Ain’t none of them in your lane
Most of these dudes is really quite soft
Major keys, I’m the boss
[Chorus: PARTYNEXTDOOR]
Say she the fire dancer, hot girl from Africa
I’ma run up on you, I’ma run up on you
Just link wit some hot gyal out ah road
‘Til you can not get enough, oh
When I set my eye upon ya, I swear
When she walk, Rihanna, can’t replace her
Skales, Chopstix, Yung L, Major Lazer
[?]
Yung L, let’s get low, Major Lazer, Diplo
Fire down, let go, bring the fire with you, oh no
Pretty girls, when my girls get right
Yeah, this rude girl, me ah want to please her
I’ma run up on you, I’ma run up on you
I’ma run up on you, I’ma run up on you
‘Til you can not get enough, oh
[Chorus: PARTYNEXTDOOR]
Girl, come close, don’t be shy
He want a mix between Hillary and Monica
That’s on the low I’m tryna blow him like harmonicas
45 special, this is my cloth
I’ma run up on you, I’ma run up on you
[Verse 3: Nicki Minaj]
Fire burn the obea man church
Me ah give plenty, plenty love, oh
Come into my life, you’re my life saver
Girl, I want make you mine
Left from the loft and went to Bergdorf
[Verse 1: Yung L]
Whine and bust me speaker, [?]
Don’t Griselda go off?

I’ma run up on you, I’ma run up on you
Rip the beat, then I, I stitch it up
I’ma run up on you, I’ma run up on you
I don’t put sugar in my spaghetti sauce
I’ma run up on you, I’ma run up on you
Barbie a link up Major Lazer
I’ma run up on you, I’ma run up on you
[Verse 2: Skales]
I’ma run up on you, I’ma run up on you
Ever since I see you on my radar

I’ma run up on you, I’ma run up on you
[Chorus: PARTYNEXTDOOR]
Yo, I told ’em pull up on me faster than Danica

Rolex nah deh pon uno dutty gyal time?
True mi have di game pon lock, dem wah code
Be a ready to spend m’on you
‘Bout to drop a album, this is my fourth

Lord Huron – The Night We Met (Lyric Video)

Some and now none of you
I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
Not to ride along with you
I’ve been searching for a trail to follow again
And then I can tell myself
I had all and then most of you

I am not the only traveler
Haunted by the ghost of you

When you had not touched me yet
Oh, take me back to the night we met
Some and now none of you
When the night was full of terrors
Who has not repaid his debt
Take me back to the night we met
Take me back to the night we met
What the hell I’m supposed to do

Take me back to the night we met
I had all and then most of you
I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
Oh, take me back to the night we met
Haunted by the ghost of you
And your eyes were filled with tears
Take me back to the night we met
And then I can tell myself

Snoop Dogg – Swivel (feat. Stressmatic)

[Verse 2: Snoop Dogg]
Check that D, they in the zone [?]
I got my head on a swivel
Some OBJ with a dab of that [?], get off me
Check that D, they in the zone [?]
Cause I’m ahead of the game and I’m a veteran man
[?] homie had the Randy Moss him
Stick to to this
[?] cross him, quarterback [?]
I got my head on a swivel
[Hook: Stressmatic & Snoop Dogg]
This is not a starter pistol (No, no)
I can send a missile
I got my head on a swivel, swivel

You got to outwork your opponent or you won’t receive a
Call a few plays then break the huddle
I got my head on a swivel, swivel

Will he beam, will he run, will he walk, talk, or will he [?]
I got my head on a swivel, swivel
I got my head on a swivel
I got my head on a swivel
I got my head on a swivel
I got my head on a swivel, swivel
I can throw a strike down the pipe about 80
I got a plan, I’m going ham on all you [?]
I can throw a strike down the pipe about 80
I got my head on a swivel
Coach on the play, I’m hoping that he don’t mess up
Call a few plays then break the huddle
Eyes peeled when I wiggle
This is not a starter pistol (No, no)
I got my head on a swivel, swivel (Yeah)
One hand as I shook him off me
Sports Illustrated, get a flick of this
I got my head on a swivel, swivel
[Verse 3: Snoop Dogg]
Ayy back up off me, you playing me close
I got my head on a swivel
[Hook: Stressmatic & Snoop Dogg]
I got my head on a swivel
Hand full of rings, I’m shady like Brady
Dressed to impress when it’s game time, [?] mine
Antonio Brown or Julio Jones
[Hook: Stressmatic & Snoop Dogg]
I tell ’em "Cool," I keep my head in the game
This is not a starter pistol (No, no)
Hand full of rings, I’m shady like Brady
I’m so sick with this, they can’t stick me
[Pre-Hook: Snoop Dogg]
From the depths of the sea
I got my head on a swivel
I got my head on a swivel
Call a few plays then break the huddle
You better double me up, safety cover me up
You bout to be hot buttered on a breakfast toast
Pass from the quarterback cause he’s under pressure
If you need me just whistle
One on each side, now who do you zone
I got my head on a swivel
Eyes peeled when I wiggle
Lifting weights, staying in shape, won’t be shut down
I got my head on a swivel, swivel

If you play wing back, slot end, or receiver

[Verse 1: Snoop Dogg]
Give me the damn ball, move the chains at the same time
[Pre-Hook: Snoop Dogg]
I got my head on a swivel, swivel
I can send a missile
I got my head on a swivel
I got my head on a swivel, swivel (Yeah)
If you need me just whistle
They on me like a bloodhound cause I won’t go down
Eyes peeled when I wiggle
I got my head on a swivel
They get a couple 1DB’s about to press up
Single coverage won’t work boy, I’ll burn him up
I got my head on a swivel, swivel
Check that D, they in the zone [?]
[Hook: Stressmatic & Snoop Dogg]
This is not a starter pistol (No, no)
Eyes peeled when I wiggle
I can throw a strike down the pipe about 80
I got my head on a swivel

Looking apart from the start, on the dress up
I got my head on a swivel, swivel (Yeah)
I got my head on a swivel
I got my head on a swivel, swivel
If you need me just whistle
I get it cracking with the snap of the wrist
I need riders and goons when I build a team
[Pre-Hook: Snoop Dogg]
I’m wide open, hoping, scoping out the sea
If you need me just whistle
I got my head on a swivel, swivel
It’s nothing less than a championship, now peep this
I can send a missile
I can send a missile
I got my head on a swivel, swivel
I got my head on a swivel
Catch a quick screen, cake walk on your whole team
I’m in full beast mode, too code to be cut down
Hand full of rings, I’m shady like Brady

Blowing trees in the big leagues
I got my head on a swivel, swivel (Yeah)
A couple cheerleaders want to be in my friendzone
It’s like a merry-go-round the way I’m bending my routes
I rock it out and find my way into the endzone
A swivel
I got my head on a swivel, swivel

Niall Horan – Slow Hands (Lyric Video)

Yeah, I want you, baby
We should take this back to my place
No, no chance
Slow, slow hands
[Verse 1]

‘Cause I want you bad
That’s what she said right to my face

Slow hands (woo)
Yeah, I already know that there ain’t no stopping
Slow hands
I, I know
Yeah, I already know that there ain’t no stopping
No, no chance

That I’m leaving here without you on me
[Verse 2]
That I’m leaving here without you on me
Like sweat dripping down our dirty laundry
[Chorus]
No, no chance
Fingertips puttin’ on a show
Yeah, I want you, baby
Fingertips puttin’ on a show
And I hope you feel the same way, yeah
Like sweat dripping down our dirty laundry
I just wanna take my time
Like sweat dripping down our dirty laundry
Yeah, those slow hands
Can’t you tell that I want you, baby, yeah
I, I know
Your plans and those
Wanna be with you all alone
Yeah, I want you, baby
Slow, slow hands
No, no chance
I, I know
Slow hands
That I’m leaving here without you on me
Take me home, take me home
Yeah, I already know that there ain’t no stopping
I’ve been thinking ’bout it all day
Slow hands
Yeah, I already know that there ain’t no stopping
Got me now and I can’t say no
That I’m leaving here without you on me
Your plans and those slow hands (woo)
‘Cause I want you bad
Your plans and those
[Chorus]
‘Cause I want you bad

[Chorus]
We could do this, baby, all night, yeah
Slow hands (woo)
Like sweat dripping down our dirty laundry
Woo, slow hands
[Bridge]
I, I know

Madchild – Meat Knife

The best kept secret
On a real dope beat, I’m a grizzly bear
Call your crew out, cause your whole crews goofy
I attack a tiger beat like I’m a hyperactive wrestler
I’m an old relic, spittin’ icy cold ballads
C’mon
Madchild rocks, I’m electrifying
But I’m a fucking freak show like Chopper Read
I’m so hungry, crunching rappers like a greedy ogre
[Hook]
I am fierce, I am brash, I am totally vicious
White teeth, black touqe, lookin’ like Snoopy
Growing long finger nails and a grizzly beard
A real fucking dick, I’ll explode on you bitches
[Intro]
You can catch me spittin’ lightning while I’m beating my chest
You’re underdeveloped, I’m a thunderess relic
Little monster, I’m a beautiful mess
Five years of drugs, twenty years of drinking
I’m the opposite of mediocre, you’re bleeding joker
I make psychopathic records
A wonderful felon, hundreds of hungry men yellin’
Madchild rocks, I’m electrifying
Shit gets weird
Knock a girl out like she just took a roofie
Cause I turn into a beast, like Mr. Hyde
I’m spittin’ five foot fireballs
And I walk down the streets, and the kids just stare
I said I’m back, that’s what’s up
…I’m spooky!
But I no big deal, I’m a speck of sand
And I don’t have the cash, I don’t have the fucking power
[Hook]
Madchild’s back, motherfuck, that’s what’s up
Cause I turn into a beast, like Mr. Hyde
I am mystifying, leave her mystified
My lyrics trip you out like a hallucinogenic
Said I rock, motherfucker, leave you petrified
Said I rock, motherfucker, leave you petrified
Stole my girls heart, I’m an proper thief
I’m about to shave my head like Britney Spears
I’m about to lose my shit. like Britney Spears

I’m so good, it’s fuckin’ frightening, I am leading the rest
I’m a road dog, ride ’till my tires bald
Dawg, I’m spooky, I’m cookie, I’m loopy
Check my psychiatric records
[Verse 2]
It’s hard to stay fresh, when I feel so fucking sour
Your skeleton is gelatin
BattleAxe tracks get massacre
Used to think that I was special, a pretty big deal
But my family is huge, like a Mexican
I am crazy and depressed, that’s my key to success
Twenty years of smoking, what the fuck was I thinkin’?
Ugly now but I remember how the pretty kids feel
Yeah
I said I’m back, that’s what’s up
BattleAxe tracks get master cut

[Verse 1]
C’mon

Fly like Dumbo the elephant, to relevant
Yo
BattleAxe tracks get massacre
BattleAxe tracks get master cut
Walls turn to liquid, I’m a gruesome lieutenant
I am mystifying, leave her mystified
Madchild’s back, motherfuck, that’s what’s up

Lou The Human – Macklemore

I still be in ripped jeans, smelling loud with a pack of raws
Never smoking cheap doja, professional weed roller
This the type of shit that cause riots and leave streets fucked
I told them if I knew then shit I wouldn’t be explaining, think I’m brainless
When they tell me to tie my shoes I get flashbacks dog
I’m the sickest and insanest, sneaking out the basement
I hope they hate me at the Grammys like I’m Macklemore
I’m at your door, already robbed the money that I’m asking for
Anyone who says different really doesn’t deserve a breath then
If life’s a game, then I’m guessing that it’s basketball
Face it dog, this is exactly what they been waiting for
If anybody finds it they can keep it, don’t regret it hoe
Better go find the fucking cops if you cross me
Having meetings with the masons, bitch I’m fiending and impatient
So mean make a fiend do a backflip, I just
[Intro]
I prolly don’t got a care in the world, I did once
An over-optimistic pessimist forgetting how to make sense of shit
And I’m leaning on the pavement, pay me what you owe me
Run up in the basement take the basic cable, tag the floor
Taking more cookies out the jar while you at the store
Eat, smoke, and do bad shit, I’m back up in the lab with a vengeance
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, humaniac, yeah, look, uh
I mean, bitch what the fuck you think that I’m rapping for
I’m with a freak that’s insecure, tryna practice more
Vented to a doctor then I killed him with a sentence
The kid was a sick pup since Kane didn’t speak none
Running circles ’round these fucking losers, I ain’t did a lap yet
At the release for Yeezys broke, but I’ll probably rob a pair
Hitting swishers, twitching like I’m going through a crack withdrawal
I been running shit since you was prolly tired of taking jogs
Taking shots of lean, then I chase it with some OE
Y’all all Sway, they ain’t got the answers, tryna test the kid
Hoes down, G’s up, they tell me to ease up
They struggle to keep up, I struggle to keep sober
Shit, I’m slipping LSD inside your coffee
Taking faces off, leaving dead bodies up in the basement dog
I’m probably ass backwards as fuck, but I don’t care
A little voice in my head said, "Huey you the best" and
Ate them all, I’ve been facing L’s but never take a loss
A fucking ghost, you couldn’t catch me with a master ball
Now I smack back hard, way harder than smack rappers
Yeah, bitch I’m prolly still high from the day before
[Verse]
You online tryna spread knowledge, you tweet Yoda
’til I forgot what I was thinking from hitting my fifth blunt
Huey been a menace, bitch I’m bougie and pretentious
All up in your kitchen, stack dishes and leave cups
Just know anytime that I write this shit that it’s armageddon, bitch
Too high to see my phone, I don’t never read a mention
Knock knock bitch, the kids tied up in the hotbox shit
French inhale, ignore the bell while you at the door
I could barely save my money, I would never save a whore
The crime scene so crazy the cops got sick, I got the hot Glock grip
I been in the kitchen cooking up this crack shit
I used to want to be a conscious up on the rap track dog
In my pocket, they acting hard they better stop it
Help you look for it while you asking why I’m laughing hard
On occasions I condone E, I done tripped so hard
Interrupt your date on some cockblock shit
And bitch I ain’t afraid of death ’cause I’m dying to meet Pun
I killed the ref, you can’t complain when I’m hacking y’all
If they popping off, I’m kicking in your door instead of knocking
Bitch I went crazy and never went back to norm
Chicks curve they boyfriend and tell me to please fuck
I almost had the answer to life, but then I forgot the question
I’m a hot headache, I’m hot-headed, but speak colder than an Eskimo
A friendless dick screaming fuck you to censorship
Got papers on the wall, crossing out whoever’s next to go
Peep me how I easily finesse the flow
Restless since they been sleeping on me, I ain’t took a nap
I hope they hate me at the Grammys like I’m Macklemore
Can’t drink ’cause if I did then I probably smack rappers
Oh, Lou, wow, real great, that’s mature
‘Til being a backpack rapper only got you a hash bag dog
Flow is so ungodly but God loves ugly so I smile more
I feel like a thug ’cause I watched a [?] flick popping a Glock in mosh pits
Shit, I lost my mind a while ago but I left it though

And they ask me why I’m crazy

Lana Del Rey – Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind

‘Cause baby, for a minute
[Outro]
[Verse 1]
I’d give it all away if you give me just one day to ask him one question
Stairway
Maybe my contribution
I’d give it all away if you give me just one day to ask him one question
Like what is it all for?
And why am I even wondering that today
Round their little heads
I’d take my time for the climb up to the top of it (a stairway)
Like what is it all for? Will it be okay?
[Verse 2]
In the next morning
Doesn’t take a genius to know what you’ve got going
Watching your husband swing and shine
Got a million things I wanna say
I’d trade the fame and the fortune and the legend (a stairway)
Tried to sit and use it
Leaning on your shoulder
A stairway, stairway to heaven
I’d say he was hella, cool to win them over
A stairway
[Pre-Chorus 2]

Million things I wanna say
In hair so long like mine
Stairway
I guess I was in it
I was at Coachella
I turned off the music
I’d take my time for the climb up to the top of it (a stairway)
That words could turn to birds and birds would send my thoughts your way
I said a prayer for a third time
All of the love that I saw that night
He was on his knees and I thought he was breaking ’em down with his words and his voice divine
[Chorus]
Watching your husband swing in time
Wrapped up like garland roses

[Chorus]
‘Cause what about all these children
Stairway, stairway to heaven

It was Woodstock in my mind
Could be as small as hoping
I’d give it all away if you give me just one day to ask him one question
Leaning on your shoulder
I was at Coachella
‘Cause what about all these children
I’d trade it all for a stairway to heaven (a stairway, stairway to heaven)
I’d trade it all for a stairway to heaven (a stairway, stairway to heaven)
I’d trade the fame and the fortune and the legend (a stairway)
And what about about all their crowns they wear

And what about all their wishes
Critics can be so mean sometimes
Tensions were rising over country lines
[Pre-Chorus 1]

Stairway, stairway to heaven
And all their children’s children
They put out the warning
I’d give it all away if you give me just one day to ask him one question
And to not want lose it ’cause they lost their minds
And what about all their parents

Dizzy Wright – Word On The Streetz

Word on the streets is some labels showing some interest
So i keep a team with sense
From ground zero, me, [?], [?], and Euros
In my defense we do not attract niggas that’s gon’ pretend
Dealin’ with a domino effect
Know I’m in a comfortable space
I told my OG, "With all the travel what’s the hassle?"
Nigga where your daily hussle?
Everything I gotta earn
Only comin’ with the max shit
Yo I been lookin’ at my family tree and shit
I’m livid, money got less value than my fuckin’ shadow
Word on the streets is that the streets need a new hero
It’s hard for ya’ll to tell me anything at this point
Ahead of fools like the time jumped up an hour

Nothing can come between you and your destiny
This is me, I had to go and get in tune
Out high school to the league
But you know I see positive potential in my life
[Outro Spoken]
Don’t make it a situation
Are you willing to pick up the pace?
Only you can stop you
(Oh Major, don’t go)
All I wanna do is learn
I’m always right on time and ya’ll ain’t ever dropped a dime
Not lettin’ no one fuck me over or make me fuckin’ stress
[Intro]
Admit it, don’t build your castle and let your family straggle
You niggas better free your mind, better free your fuckin’ minds
[Verse 2]

I’m ready to take off like I’m in the fuckin’ Olympics
From Flint to Vegas, I’m out here still tryna keep it legit
Ya’ll better get with it, eliminating all the hate and the critics
Committed, putting Vegas on the map, and who gon’ say that we didn’t
All I could do is smile and think about what I’ve already overcome with my mama with my brothers and my sisters
(Oh Major, don’t go)
When it’s time to cut the check we gotta keep that love and respect
You don’t gotta lean on nothin’ to be great
[Verse 1]
Oh, what I prefer is for my city to say that "the time was his"
(Oh Major, don’t go)
(Oh Major, don’t go)
Headed for a early degree
[Spoken]
(Oh Major, don’t go)
Coming with the vision and I’m ready
Twistin’ them Fanta leaves gettin’ high just to find the truth
He told me, " What you rap about is only half the battle"
(Oh Major, don’t go)
All about winning I’m Jordan back in ’95 and 6
It’s fine, not gon’ be salty or be sour
I hope them is tears of joy

Not for money for me
And yes I’m referring to me
You and your greatness
The shit leadin’ to similar events

Lean on your conscience, lean on the fact that you can go find that knowledge yourself
Be your own inspiration my nigga
I wanna get wealthy, if you not gonna help me then mind your biz
Steve Jobs with the net worth
(Oh Major, don’t go)
Tryna figure this shit out
I’m branched down off some crazy as shit
If you wanna speak on the shit you thinkin’, you better articulate it
Lean on your motherfucking mind
Now I’m feelin’ like a expert