Sufjan Stevens – Wallowa Lake Monster

[Verse 1]
As if you know the story of Wallowa Lake
Leviathan first hid in the deep where her children sleep
She kept them hidden from the plague
But have you heard the story of my mother’s fate? She left us in Detroit in the rain with a pillowcase
Fortune for the paperweight
[Verse 2]
We followed her to Joseph, near the Indian raid
She wept among the weeds, hide and seek, for the fallen chief
Spathiphyllum on his grave
And like the cedar waxwing, she was drunk all day
We put her in the sheet, little wreath, candles on the crate
As the monster showed its face
[Chorus 1]
As she waits for her children in the shade
Demogorgon or demigod the ghost parade
No oblation will bring her back to our place
[Verse 3]
She stayed within the deep end of Wallowa Lake
The undertow refrained with the flame of a feathered snake
Charybdis in its shallow grave
She gave us one last feature, the fullness of her face
In the shade of "Hin-mah-too-yah…" (Red Napoleon)
As the demon took her place

[Chorus 2]
As we wait for the waters to reside
Her remarkable stoicism and her pride
When the dragon submerged we knew she had died

Slaine & Termanology – Anti-Hero (feat. Bun B & Everlast)

[Intro]
Termanology
Bun B (Bun B)
Motherfuckin’ Slaine
Everlast
Duffle bag
[Verse 1: Termanology]
Uh, All I need is a hundred thousand of my dollars
And to launder that shit through somebody wit a white collar
Nightcrawler, ice robber, mic sparker
Steal money from my hoes, give it to my baby mama
You be on the ground, no lights, switch the pick up
I be thinkin’ let’s go to war and hit the pigs up
I still hustle, build muscle, Bill Russell
Rap hero, stack zeros, mad Euros
What if we opened business instead of provokin’ witnesses
And realize the positive future for us was limitless
Instead we in the club with a devilish smirk
And we talk about God but we never in church
Motherfuckers is ready to go to Hell for a purse
That put a shell in ya earth, the way it’s gettin’ is worse
And these streets squeeze you, enemies dyin’ to seize you
It seem like everybody I know is livin’ illegal
[Verse 2: Bun B]
Like Jamal and Malik did (did)
But we ain’t fallin’ for fuckery or the weak shit (shit)
I keep the heat wit, me, myself, and I
Go ahead and pump your pussy-self up to die
That’s when doves will cry
Cause you’ll do the gangster lean, I’ll do the gangster boogie
You could never be a gangster to me
You a wangster truly, plus you dealin’ in a fool trade
If I cut you, I bet your ass will bleed Kool-Aid
What flavour? Tap water, cause you got none
Sit on this Winchester, now you ridin’ shotgun
And I’mma wipe you off the scene right now
I’m with Term with SC, we in the beam right now
Motherfuckers askin’ how the… hell we keep coppin’
And choppin’ up that powder, whiter than clam chowder
“Prem” got the beat on fire like Niki Lauda
For real emcee and Hip Hop couldn’t be prouder

[Hook: (Scratches)]
When I come around… you fake players need to duck
(Anti) Hero
(For the)For the dough I keep grindin’
(Anti) Hero
X2
[Verse 3: Slaine]
Through the madness, mall drugstore, cowboy, The Matador
Kill the bullshit just for sport with a batting ball
Can’t die, be a anti-hero, the tragic flaw
That I stand by, as these drugs are my addict fall
Semi-automatic 4’s ‘fore I ever had a cause
Wars, I a addict, force my erratic course off in my catalog
I would scatter scrawl raps on the pages, trapped by the padded walls
Cracks in the basement, dawg I been that involved
Pull me out the rubble and the ashes when the addict falls
Before I learned how to walk, first I had to crawl
Forced down to crawl and I was bleedin’ like a battered dog
Back against the wall, my gaze is full o’ rage
My ways are unpredictable like when a bullet strays
Divide my math, you can’t by zero
Can’t buy time, you’re left with the anti-hero
[Verse 4: Everlast]
Yo, worship a drug lord go praise a dealer
Fake it till ya make it screamin’ ‘bout who’s realer
Cap peeler, fate sealer, faith healer
Fuck a bitch, fuck a snitch, fuck a squealer
Truck jewels with the old school, feel us
Fuck the rules and everyone that don’t feel us
They envy us, I’m serious
The wrong friends behind you is dangerous
Watch who you trust, keep your circle small
Keep your enemies close and ya hand on the toast
Keep ya back to the wall and ya eyes wide open
Stay walkin’ like Dre stay smokin’
Ain’t no jokin’, mind who he’s provokin’
Watch what you sayin’ or wind up broken
My language is nasty, my grammar’s poor
But I’ll smack you wit a hammer like my name was Thor

[Hook]
When I come around… you fake players need to duck
(Anti) Hero
(For the)For the dough I keep grindin’
(Anti) Hero

Shay Lia – What’s Your Problem?

[Verse 1]
Whats up with you? I see you got a problem
Whats up with you baby?, I know you got a problem
Boy tell me, I dont know what to do
No need to hear another excuse
If you want to go, playa let me know
I ain’t got no time, I’m not gon’ hold the door
Usually come at two, now you’re home at four
You always run around (ohh)
Ooh Confuse me baby, I dont want no more
[Pre-Chorus]
Boy, if I’ve been all in your mind
And you’ve been all in my mind
That means that we got time
So you know that it will last a while
If we can work it out
Or else our love goes down south
[Chorus]
Tell me whats up with you baby (ooh-ooh)
You wanted some with me x3
You wanted some with me
I want nothing to do with you
[Verse 2]
There you go, First you want it hot then cold
You never know, you want it fast then slow
There you go, with you i never know
How thing might go, I can’t take it no more
Got me wondering, I’m about to explode
Down on my luck, I need your love more then ever
[Pre-Chorus]
Boy, if I’ve been all in your mind
And you’ve been all in my mind
That means that we got time
So you know that it will last a while
If we can work it out
Or else our love goes down south
[Chorus]
Tell me whats up with you baby
You wanted some with me x3
You wanted some with me
I want nothing to do with you
[Bridge]
Baby there you go
First you want it hot
Then you want it cold no you never know
If you want it fast or if you want it slow
Can’t take it anymore
Ooh confuse me babe, I don’t want no more
[Pre-Chorus]
Boy, if I’ve been all in your mind
And you’ve been all in my mind
That means that we got time
So you know that it will last a while
If we can work it out
Or else our love goes down south
[Chorus]
Tell me whats up with you baby
You wanted some with me x3
You wanted some with me
I want nothing to do with you
Uh tell me what’s up with you baby
Ooh nah nah nah

ASAP Ferg – Plain Jane

[Chorus]
Ride with the mob
Humdullah
Check in with me, and do ya job
Ferg is the name
Ben Baller did the chain
[?] for the watch
‘Cause he Plain jane
[Verse 1]
Yamborghini chain, rest in peace to my superior
Hermes link could feed a village in Liberia
TMZ taking pictures causin’ mad hysteria
Momma see me on BET and started tearin’ up
I’mma start killin’ niggas
How you get that tribe
I take that holler picnics where you risked your life
Uncle used to skim work sellin’ Nicks at night
I was only 8 years old watching Nick at night
Uncle psycho was in that bathroom buggin’! Knife to his guts
Hope daddy don’t cut him
Suicidal doors brought to me with no advisory
He was pitchin’ dummy selling fiends mad ivory
Grandma had the arthritis in her hands, bad! She was poppin pills like rappers in society
I fuck yo bitch what a irony
I sent Mitchy at yo home and yo bitch keep eyeing me

[Chorus x2]
Ride with the mob
Hamdullah
Check in with me, and do ya job
Ferg is the name
Ben Baller did the chain
[?] for the watch
‘Cause he Plain jane
[Bridge]
Suck a nigga dick or somethin’
Suck a nigga dick or somethin’
Suck a nigga dick or somethin’
Suck a nigga dick or somethin’
Suck a nigga dick or somethin’
[Verse 2]
I’mma explain why you probably never seen me
I’m in a suckin’ place no Instagram am watchin’ tv
I think I trade my breakfast lunch and dinner for some kitty
Please believe me I see RiRi Imma eat it like panini
I go [?] in the bar hit the walls like graffiti
Indian burns all up on a nigga Willy
I think I need a foursome Bella can do Gigi
It’d be easy if we [?] hook it all up [?]
I go crazy in my yeezy, Kirk Neezy on the beat
I told ’em now we from glow up in the street
Rappers talk subliminal but they don’t talk to me
Put ’em in a Jersey Shore like Pauly D
[Chorus x2]
Ride with the mob
Hamdullah
Check in with me, and do ya job
Ferg is the name
Ben Baller did the chain
[?] for the watch
‘Cause Plain jane
[Outro]
Suck a nigga dick or somethin’
Suck a nigga dick or somethin’
Suck a nigga dick or somethin’
Suck a nigga dick or somethin’
Suck a nigga dick or somethin’
Suck a nigga dick or somethin’

Famous Dex – Life’s Good

[Hook]
Pour a 2 in my big blue (what)
Diamonds on me think it’s mildew (wait)
Got a foreign this a bentley coupe (what)
Had to drop the top up off my coupe (what)
Haters braggin boy he ain’t gon shoot (what)
Chicago baby yeah i’m from the lou (what)
Yo boy a lame just look at his shoes (what)
Blow out his brains now he on the news (what)
[Verse 1]
You know i’m never lackin
50 on me and it’s crackin
Run up on me and it’s crackin
I know the boy be lackin bitch
Yeah, fuck yo bitch I got my stick (what)
She up on my dick (what)
Showed the bitch some tricks (what)
[Hook]
Pour a 2 in my big blue (what)
Diamonds on me think it’s mildew (wait)
Got a foreign this a bentley coupe (what)
Had to drop the top off my coupe (what)
Haters braggin boy he ain’t gon shoot (what)
Chicago baby yeah i’m from the lou (what)
Yo boy a lame just look at his shoes (what)
Blow out his brains now he on the news (what)
[Verse 2]
Pop em turn em now i’m out of states (what)
Fuck yo bitch one time I just wanna taste (ooh)
Sippin lean yeah I need a break, call a [?] shoot a opp right up in his face (ooh)
Beat the case we’re not talkin to no Jakes, look at your jewelry man I know your chain is fake (ooh)
Don’t compare me to no losers man they snakes (ooh)
Choppas body throw his ass up in a lake (ooh)
Find out where you stay my shooters pull up with em Ks (ooh)
[Hook]
Pour a 2 in my big blue (what)
Diamonds on me think it’s mildew (wait)
Got a foreign this a bentley coupe (what)
Had to drop the top off my coupe (what)
Haters braggin boy he ain’t gon shoot (what)
Chicago baby yeah i’m from the lou (what)
Yo boy a lame just look at his shoes (what)
Blow out his brains now he on the news (what)

Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights

There’s a hole in the drywall still not fixed
I just haven’t gotten around to it
And besides I’m starting to get used to the gap
So you wish you could find some way to help
Don’t be so hard on myself
So why is it easy for everyone else? Can I turn out the lights? I just wanted to go to sleep
Can I turn out the lights? I’m not always like this
There’s always tomorrow I guess
And I’d never do it but it’s not a joke
I can’t tell the difference when I’m all alone
Said you’re either a dream, which is worse
Can you help me? There’s no one left
Between myself and me
But when I turn out the lights
When I turn out the lights
When I turn out the lights
There’s no one left
Between myself and me

Beyonce – Freedom (International Day Of The Girl Video)

Freedom! Freedom! Freedom! I break chains all by myself
Won’t let my freedom rot in hell
Hey! Oh father can you hear me? Freedom! Cause I need freedom too! Is it truth you seek? I can’t move
Freedom, cut me loose! Freedom! I break chains all by myself
Won’t let my freedom rot in hell
Hey! Where are you? Cause I need freedom too! Hear me out
[Spoken: Hattie White]
I had my ups and downs, but I always find the inner strength to pull myself up. Freedom! Freedom! I can’t move
Freedom, cut me loose! I’ma keep running
Cause a winner don’t quit on themselves
[Verse 2: Beyoncé]
I’ma wade, I’ma wave through the waters
Tell the tide, "Don’t move"
I’ma riot, I’ma riot through your borders
Call me bulletproof
Lord forgive me, I’ve been runnin’
Runnin’ blind in truth
I’ma wade, I’ma wave through your shallow love
Tell the deep I’m new

[Pre-Chorus: Beyoncé]
I’m telling these tears, "Go and fall away, fall away"
May the last one burn into flames
[Chorus: Beyoncé]
Freedom! Where are you? Cause I need freedom too! I can’t move
Freedom, cut me loose! Freedom! I break chains all by myself
Won’t let my freedom rot in hell
Hey! I was served lemons, but I made lemonade [Verse 1: Beyoncé]
Tryna rain, tryna rain on the thunder
Tell the storm I’m new
I’ma walk, I’ma march on the regular
Painting white flags blue
Lord forgive me, I’ve been running
Running blind in truth
I’ma rain, I’ma rain on this bitter love
Tell the sweet I’m new
[Pre-Chorus: Beyoncé]
I’m telling these tears, "Go and fall away, fall away"
May the last one burn into flames
[Chorus: Beyoncé]
Freedom! Oh father can you hear me? What you want from me? Freedom! Where are you? Is it truth you seek? I’ma keep running
Cause a winner don’t quit on themselves
[Outro: Kendrick Lamar]
What you want from me? I’ma keep running
Cause a winner don’t quit on themselves
[Verse 3: Kendrick Lamar]
Ten Hail Marys, I meditate for practice
Channel 9 news tell me I’m movin’ backwards
Eight blocks left, death is around the corner
Seven misleadin’ statements ’bout my persona
Six headlights wavin’ in my direction
Five-O askin’ me what’s in my possession
Yeah, I keep runnin’, jump in the aqueducts
Fire hydrants and hazardous
Smoke alarms on the back of us
But mama, don’t cry for me, ride for me
Try for me, live for me
Breathe for me, sing for me
Honestly guidin’ me
I could be more than I gotta be
Stole from me, lied to me, nation hypocrisy
Code on me, drive on me
Wicked, my spirit inspired me
Like yeah, open correctional gates in higher desert
Yeah, open our mind as we cast away oppression
Yeah, open the streets and watch our beliefs
And when they carve my name inside the concrete
I pray it forever reads

[Chorus: Beyoncé]
Freedom!

Gabi Sklar – Liberteens lyrics

These lyrics were added 33 minutes ago. Below are the complete “Liberteens” lyrics by Gabi Sklar displayed. Liberteens lyrics
[Verse 1]
Your best friend stole your parents’ fancy valley wine
Now she’s lip lockin your last Valentine
Moves her body till the speakers die
Dancing on tables
Let’s hit rewind

[Pre-Chorus]
Standin on a red r8
Then she says that she’s Audi
Cause this party’s lame
We are kids of the 90’s
Prone to get a little rowdy
Forever is today

[Chorus]
Ain’t nothin sweeter than being sixteen
Smoking pot
Liberteens
Letting go of routine
Ain’t nothin sweeter than being sixteen
Take a shot
Cause a scene
Cause you’re feelin like a queen
Sixteen, sweet sixteen
Sixteen
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[Verse 2]
That one kid got pushed into the pool again
Fightin for a girl
It’s a battle that he’ll never win
Cops come we’re escaping through the garden trim
Neighbor’s press charges
Mom says where the hell you’ve been

[Pre-Chorus]
Standin on a red r8
Then she says that she’s Audi
Cause this party’s lame
We are kids of the 90’s
Prone to get a little rowdy
Forever is today

[Chorus]
Ain’t nothin sweeter than being sixteen
Smoking pot
Liberteens
Letting go of routine
Ain’t nothin sweeter than being sixteen
Take a shot
Cause a scene
Cause you’re feelin like a queen
Sixteen, sweet sixteen
Sixteen

[Bridge]
Boys and girls all rooting for the same campaign
These are the times of our lives
Raise your champagne
Ain’t nothin sweeter than being sixteen
Smoking pot
Liberteens
Letting go of routine

[Chorus]
Ain’t nothin sweeter than being sixteen
Smoking pot
Liberteens
Letting go of routine
Ain’t nothin sweeter than being sixteen
Take a shot
Cause a scene
Cause you’re feelin like a queen
Sixteen, sweet sixteen
Sixteen
Sixteen, sweet sixteen
Sixteen

Daya – New lyrics

Do you think about me? (Did I do?)
Messing with someone new
Thinking I wanted to
Turns out I don’t want new, I want you

[Post-Chorus]
Don’t want new, I want you
Don’t want new, I want you

[Bridge]
Thought I’d be better without you
I can’t stop thinking about you
Now I’m with someone new (I want you)
Thought I’d be better without you
I can’t stop thinking about you
Now I’m with someone new (I want you)

[Chorus]
I’m missing you, I’m missing you
What the hell did I do? Do you think about me? When you realize you’re on my street
Do you drive slowly? Below are the complete “New” lyrics by Daya displayed. [Pre-Chorus]
Thought I could pack up my suitcase and just walk away, walk away (walk away)
Leave you with all the sh*t I didn’t want to take, my mistake

[Chorus]
I’m missing you, I’m missing you
What the hell did I do? (Did I do?)
Messing with someone new
Thinking I wanted to
Turns out I don’t want new, I want you

[Outro]
Messing with someone new
Thinking I wanted to
Turns out I don’t want new, I want you (Did I do?)
Messing with someone new
Thinking I wanted to
Turns out I don’t want new, I want you
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I’m missing you, I’m missing you
What the hell did I do? New lyrics
When you walk past
That park near your apartment now
Do you think about me? Do you drive fast? (Did I do?)
Messing with someone new
Thinking I wanted to
Turns out I don’t want new, I want you

[Post-Chorus]
Don’t want new, I want you
Don’t want new, I want you

[Verse 2]
I’m in his bed, next to him
But he don’t know
I’m just thinking ’bout you
I’m thinking ’bout you
When it’s 3AM, and I’m at the diner with his friends
I ain’t thinking them
I’m just thinking ’bout you

[Pre-Chorus]
Thought I could pack up my suitcase and just walk away, walk away (walk away)
Leave you with all the sh*t I didn’t want to take, want to take

[Chorus]
I’m missing you, I’m missing you
What the hell did I do? These lyrics were added 4 hours ago. (Did I do?)
Messing with someone new
Thinking I wanted to
Turns out I don’t want new, I want you

I’m missing you, I’m missing you
What the hell did I do?

VASSY – Lost lyrics

These lyrics were added 4 hours ago. Lost lyrics
Can’t find the light in the middle of the night
Can’t feel my feet when the river runs deep
I close my eyes a thousand times and all I see is you

[Pre-Chorus]
I’m flying high
It’s do or die
I wanna feel the fall
I wanna lose control
It’s black and white
So wrong it’s right
I do it to myself

[Chorus]
If I had to get lost to find you
I would lose myself again
If I had to get lost to find you
I would lose myself again
If I had to get lost to find you
I would lose myself again
If I had to get lost to find you
I would lose myself again
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[Post-Chorus]
If I had to get
If I had to get

[Verse 2]
I feel the pleasure hidden in the pain
I feel the sunlight, fall through the rain
But I searched for you, but I searched for you
At time and time again

[Pre-Chorus]
I’m flying high
It’s do or die
I wanna feel the fall
I wanna lose control
It’s black and white
So wrong it’s right
I do it to myself

[Chorus]
If I had to get lost to find you
I would lose myself again
If I had to get lost to find you
I would lose myself again

[Post-Chorus]
If I had to get

[Chorus]
If I had to get lost to find you
I would lose myself again
If I had to get lost to find you
I would lose myself again

[Post-Chorus]
If I had to get Below are the complete “Lost” lyrics by VASSY displayed.

Tony Matterhorn Says Bounty Killer Hiding His Gay Son

Ivy, the war thats going on between you and that son don’t forget that and that lady was a lovely lady and it’s you and that son end that lady’s life and that is why you’re suppressing your demons.”
Tony Matterhorn even went after Bounty Killer son Major Mijah who is an aspiring artist claiming that he is “fruity.” He even told his fans on Instagram Live that Killer has herpes among a number of other things. The disc jockey went a step further to insinuate that the Warlord has a gay son and a feud between himself and that son is what lead to the death of his mother Ms Ivy. “Killer has a son name Qua who is gay,’ Matterhorn said. Now Tony Matterhorn is saying that Bounty Killer crossed the line when he brought his kids into their feud. “And a that same son deh… Killer a you and that same son kill off Ms. The veteran selector and the dancehall legend have been beefing for quite some time now but in recent months the feud has reached an all-time high. Watch the video below. These claims will surely infuriate Bounty Killer who deeply loves his late mother. Tweet
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Tony Matterhorn is going in on Bounty Killer once again and this time he is alleging that Bounty Killer is hiding one of his sons who is gay.

Joe Budden Talks Suicide Attempts and Struggle With Depression

The often very vocal rapper can be found on the daily hip hop show Everyday Struggle on Complex where he is one of the co-hosts. Watch the full interview below. But that didn’t mean that the days weren’t dark. “For me, there have been less than five times where I’ve actually attempted suicide,” the rapper said. You can always expect Budden to speak his mind on any rapper or any song whether he likes it or not. This could perhaps explain why more celebrities, particularly rappers, are not more open about their struggles with mental illness and drug abuse. Tweet
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Very few rappers openly talk about mental health and Joe Budden is an exception perhaps because he personally dealt with it. In his interview with Grass Routes Podcast, the Slaughterhouse rapper delve into his past struggles with depression and even revealed that at one point he contemplated suicide. Joe Budden told hosts Erin Ashley Simon and Brandon Hall that he has attempted suicide at least five times in his life. This time he is not talking about music, but something that affected everyone directly or indirectly, mental health. He said that his openness now would have never happened if he was still signed to Shady Records because he then had a brand to protect. That didn’t mean that the suicidal thoughts weren’t there… When I say ’04, that’s when I didn’t really have those thoughts anymore.”
This revelation by Joe Budden just proves that not even gangster rappers are immune to mental illnesses which is a major problem globally. Fortunately, he was able to find fame and fight those demons that almost claimed his life. Joe Budden admitted that it wasn’t until after he retired from rap that he became open about his past demons. “That wasn’t in ’03, ’04, ‘Pump it Up’ was out then.

Richie Stephens to be Honored by ASCAP For Rihanna’s “Work”

It is a major accomplishment at this time in my career. Richie Stephens is a successful Jamaican singer/ producer for over two decades; he was born and raised in Westmoreland. ASCAP   is the only American based association that protects the copyrights of songwriters, composers and music publishers by monitoring public performance of their music, whether it be live performance or via broadcast, and appropriately compensate them. ‘Work’, captured the song of the year and   also sold the most digital copies for   2016. The reggae crooner   was not only a Grammy Award winner but   was also awarded the Jamaican Governor-General’s Achievement Award for contributing to civic, social and recreational projects in and around his birth parish. Stephens will be   given an   American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) award   for his contribution to Rihanna’s chart-topping single   ‘Work’. Tweet
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The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)   set to   honour Richie Stephens   on October 16th, in   London, England. In April, Stephens was awarded   his   first   American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Pop Music Awards in Hollywood. I share this award with my fans globally and three members of the Ska Nation Band who will accompany me on the red carpet in London,” said Stephens
Some of Stephens most popular songs includes “Winner,”   “Color of Love,” “Live your Life,”   and   “Reggae Evolution.”
To tune into the awarded video click on the link: Stephens contributed the Sail Away ‘riddim’   on the Pot of Gold label to the hit,   and was credited on the song as a co-writer. “I am so blessed to be honored in the United Stated and now to be recognized in England. Stephens recorded his very first song in 1984 but did not hit   stardom   until   the   1990’s   .

Wooden toys connecting Alzheimer’s patients with African children

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“I’ve easily got another 500 toys ready to be sent, but we would like to know where they end up,” he said. (ABC Mid North Coast: Gabrielle Lyons)
Nimble painters in local nursing homesEvery fortnight, Mr Smith runs craft classes in local nursing homes for residents with Alzheimer’s disease, who help him paint the toys.”I have to take along 50 helicopters every time I visit because they paint them so quickly,” he said. Initially he worked on the toys for about 15 hours a week, but now it has become like a full-time job. “We start with an industrial pallet, so the timber is all recycled, then we draw on the shape of a helicopter and one of the other men, who happens to have Parkinson’s disease, cuts out the shape,” he said. Photo:
Mr Smith says many of the men at the shed now bring in beautifully designed wooden toys, but they are too hard for the patients to paint. “The men sand it, give it two coats of paint and you end up with a little race car.”The girls have recently told me that little girls don’t want to play with cars, so now we have boxes full of timber giraffes and ducks to make pull-along animals on wheels.”Mr Smith said he would never be able to get the job done if he did not receive invaluable help from Kempsey’s elderly community. “The end product is great. They would say ‘I’ve done 15 today, how many have you done?’ “I was run off my feet keeping up with them.”Mr Smith said providing the classes to the Alzheimer’s sufferers was what kept him passionate about the project. I realise my little toy helicopters won’t solve the problems in Africa, but keeping elderly people in Kempsey happy is much more important to me,” he said. Photo:
Mr Smith sent three boxes full of toys earlier this year, and has another 500 toys ready to send. They have sheets, towels and underclothes in there, then throw in a few wooden toys.” Mr Smith said the patients he worked with would love to see how their toys had impacted the community in Angola. Despite having made and sent more 500 toys this year alone, Mr Smith has never had any feedback from the charity distributing them. (ABC Mid North Coast: Gabrielle Lyons) “I had three elderly ladies, one was 93 years old, and they used to race each other. (Supplied: Bupa Care, Kempsey)
Where are the toys now? “Alzheimer’s disease is not very easy to relate to and it’s a very sad thing to see people you care about suffering from.”I have become very close with these people, and it’s wonderful to see them enjoying contributing to something they believe is very important.”

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Margaret is one of the many people who join Mr Smith’s craft classes to paint the toys. “The toy donations are dispatched by the Uniting Church and I believe they are added to hampers that are then sent to Angola,” he said.”These hampers are for the mothers. Brightly coloured handmade wooden hot rods, semi-trailers and helicopters clutter Dave Smith’s workstation.For the past two years, Mr Smith has been volunteering at the Kempsey Men’s Shed, building toys to send to children in Angola, Africa.
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