This gypsy life — my 57 years in sideshow alley

We have Christmas off, we have a few weeks off,” Ms Calder said.The appeal of running a stall lies in the unique, gypsy lifestyle.Every year Ms Calder and her family drive their exhibit from town to town to as far as Cairns.Although she has a permanent home in Broadford in central Victoria, Ms Calder does not like to settle in the one place for too long.”Every show area is like going into a little town. Burgeoning drug problemShe has seen teenagers trying to cheat, boyfriends trying to impress girlfriends and countless toddler meltdowns. The Victorian Showmen’s Guild is the representative body for show stallholders. Some are related, some are not. “You can pick them a mile away,” she said.After more than half a century of touring, she has become a seasoned observer of people and has witnessed the devastating effects of a burgeoning drug culture in many regional towns .”The drug situation in all the towns, it really makes me upset. We all know each other. The guild has 350 members and services 100 agricultural shows.Ms Calder has owned her set of fibre glass clowns for more 40 years. “Children often have a better chance at winning a game because they don’t over think it,” she said.”I’ve seen more little kids get it than adults. They get in a rut of what they’re doing, and it’s the right timing.”

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The stuffed toy is one one of the most popular prizes in sideshow alley. (ABC Gippsland: Rachael Lucas)
Over the years Ms Calder has witnessed all types of people try their luck with the clowns, from young crying children that do not want to leave the game, to groups of 80-year-old ladies reminiscing about their childhoods. Surprisingly they rarely break down, although she provides cosmetic maintenance from time to time, hand painting their facial features.”Anything that’s done by hand has quirks, they all look a little bit different,” she said.She said the trick to winning a prize with the clowns was in the timing. “We have all generations who do the agricultural shows, right down to little babies,” she said.”It’s completely different to circus life or anything like that. It makes you a bit sad. They should stop playing video games and go out yabbying and catching butterflies.” It is ruining towns and ruining the kids. We get new ones in, old ones go out.”Ms Calder and her family live out of a large caravan while on the road. The van, which is parked behind the stall, is set up with an annex sheltering a clothesline of the family’s washing.All in the timingThe family is touring Victoria’s agricultural shows and are presently in Maffra, east Gippsland.

A Big Country: Laughing clowns still a show favourite

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Updated

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Stallholder Annette Calder with her clowns at the Maffra Show in Gippsland, in Victoria’s east. (ABC Gippsland: Rachael Lucas)
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It means it’s show time.”Sideshow stall holding is often a long-held, multi-generational family affair with many stallholders being related. I’ve done shows since the day dot,” Ms Calder said. The Calder family make a modest living from the clowns, but Ms Calder insists that the operation is more of a hobby than a business. Photo:
Laughing clowns are a key feature of any sideshow alley at a country show. (Supplied: Lyndal Turner Guy) My mother and father used to do it, and my grandmother and grandfather used to do it. “It’s the kids’ faces, they light up when they see the clowns. Annette Calder is a third generation ‘showie’ who has been travelling with her laughing clowns for the past 57 years.Her family is part of a tight travelling community of stallholders that belong to the Victorian Showmen’s Guild, supplying sideshow alley entertainment to agricultural shows across the state.”I was born in the business.

Engineer to establish WA’s first plastic recycling plant

“We are not taking any commercial investment. He wants the bottles to be turned into the filament that goes into 3D printers. Mr Lomman’s goal is to establish a reprocessing plant that will handle PET plastic — the kind used in water and soft drink bottles that is marked with the number 1 on the packaging. “To me it should be seen as a valuable resource, not something we throw away or simply burn.” Join the discussion. It doesn’t break down,” he said.”That’s terrible if it ends up in our oceans and our landfill.”But from an engineering point of view, we can recycle plastic over and over again, turning it into brand new products. “About 70 per cent of high schools have 3D printers. “Every day I’m seeing a new company using 3D printing; aeroplanes now have parts that are 3D printed. Primary schools are starting to get them.”I’ve even seen a pre-primary with a printer. It caught my attention,” he recalled.”I started researching plastic and what was happening in WA.”To find out we have no reprocessing is heartbreaking.”

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It is said that plastic bottles could one day outnumber fish in the ocean. Here are some tips to help you reduce the amount of plastic you use. A Perth engineer is on a mission to launch Western Australia’s first plastic recycling plant, turning bottles into filament for use in 3D printers.When residents in the state put clear plastic bottles into their yellow-topped recycling bin, they probably assume the bottles make their way to a plant to be reprocessed into new plastic materials.But the reality is Western Australia has no plastic reprocessing facility.This discovery horrified Perth engineer and entrepreneur Darren Lomman, and has inspired him to try to launch one. (ABC News: Kathleen Dyett)
“Because there are no plastic reprocessors in Western Australia, they are basically forced to sell it on the international waste market to whoever will buy it,” Mr Lomman told ABC Radio Perth.”Some of the ships full of plastic will be bought by reprocessors, who will recycle it and turn it into new products.”But a big lot of it is bought by waste incinerators who burn it in energy recovery processors to generate electricity.”But it is such a polluting thing for our world.”Focus on 3D printingAt the time Mr Lomman realised what was happening to plastic bottles in WA recycling bins, he was also looking for a new venture.His previous business, Dreamfit — which created equipment for people with disabilities — had been acquired by a not-for-profit organisation.”I was actually thinking about getting into the 3D printing space, but it wasn’t until just before Christmas last year I saw an advert on TV that said by 2050 there is going to be more plastic in our ocean than fish. (ABC: Emma Wynne)

What are your thoughts on the plastic recycling plant? There are medical applications, car parts.”So, we are really leveraging that, combining that huge new growing market with our waste problem and creating an entrepreneurial solution that kind of harnesses both of those.”Partnering with schoolsHis enterprise, called Greenbatch, has initially partnered with 50 schools.”The schools will have the collection bins at school and we will come along and collect it, take it to our factory and turn it into the 3D printer filament and then give it back to the schools,” Mr Lomman explained.”All the kids have to do is collect the rubbish.”

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Plastic bottles can provide the ‘ink’ 3D printers use to create objects in schools around Western Australia. Photo:
Darren Lomman was horrified not a single plastic bottle put in recycling bins gets reprocessed in WA. Does Australia need more innovate ways to reprocess plastic? (666 ABC Canberra: Clarissa Thorpe)
He has also launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the enterprise. “3D printing is estimated to be one of the top seven disruptors to the WA economy — it’s huge,” he said. We don’t want it driven by people making money,” he said.”We are doing it as a community initiative, not a money maker.”Mr Lomman also hoped the enterprise would provide recycling education and persuade people to use less disposable plastic in their daily lives.”Plastic is quite a miraculous material. How can you reduce plastic?
(ABC: Emma Wynne and Ian Burrows) ABC Radio Perth

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Emma Wynne

Updated

November 02, 2017 12:31:42

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Plastic bottles can be recycled into filament for 3D printing.

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Weika inspires next generation of Indigenous performers

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University brings in petting zoo to calm students’ nerves during exams

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Students at the University of Canberra have been treated to an on-campus petting zoo as part of a pre-exams stress-less initiative.It comes as students across the country prepare to cram in as much study as they can for end-of-year exams.Ayden Poynter is in his second year of a communications degree at the university. (ABC Radio Canberra: Hannah Walmsley)
Learn to take breaksThe university’s wellbeing expert Thomas Nielsen encouraged students to connect with others during times of stress.”We know a lot of our wellbeing comes from that, and being able to contribute to the wellbeing of others is just as important too,” he said.”Something as simple as patting an animal is an example of this.”Dr Nielsen said the secret to managing stress was learning how to enjoy periods of de-stressing.”Remember that you have a body that needs moving,” he said.”It’s better to do some intense work and then get up and move.”We all feel stress and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.”If you can turn your stress into creative tension, that will help us study for the exam.” Photo:
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The petting zoo tradition encourages students to take a break from their study. (ABC Radio Canberra: Hannah Walmsley)
“I’ve got two exams coming up, one sit-down and one take-home, neither of which I’m looking forward to,” he said.”With all that stress around the corner, this is a nice small distraction.”I’ve enjoyed playing with the dog especially.”Mr Poynter said short breaks helped him to stay focused.”I also enjoy go-kart racing, which gives me a lot of energy,” he said.The University of Canberra’s Stress Less Week is designed to encourage students to take time to relax.The week also features live music, a market day and mechanical bull rides. (ABC Radio Canberra: Hannah Walmsley)

We asked what else you thought universities could do to ease students’ stress during exam period. Juggling university and full-time workFinal-year law student Josh Begbie is juggling a full-time media job while in the final stretch of his degree.Mr Begbie said he would have to sacrifice a bit of exercise and social time during the busy period.”When you’re in the thick of it, there’s a constant sense of guilt that you need to be doing more study,” he said.”It drives you crazy.”Mr Begbie said he would compartmentalise his time in order to focus on each task.”When it’s time to study, I’ll kick into gear and be a bit more efficient,” he said. Photo:
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How well do you understand anxiety?

In Vivo – Jun I Jul

[Neven]
U tvojim plavim ocima,
Plivam sa delfinima,
U njima boja azura,
Kao na Maldivima. [Neven]
Kol’ko sam voleo ja tebe,
usne tvoje bola mog ne vrede
[Igor]
Svaka progutana suza srce opece,
mirno spavaj u gradu koji tece. [Neven]
So na tvojoj me kozi zove ponovo
Da budemo zajedno
Ova so, nestace kao boce s porukom,
sto je more odnelo. [Neven]
Jun i jul prolaze al bez tebe,
Jos uvek cekam te,
ko sunce sever. [Igor]
Jun i jul prolaze al bez tebe,
Jos uvek cekam te,
ko sunce sever. [Igor]
Oko vatre igraju,
jedni druge biraju,
gitare sto im sviraju,
moju dusu diraju. Mesec je pun, ekipa je tu,
pijani malo,
Od kad si otisla,
vreme je stalo. Znam da nocas ljubi te,
neko gori od mene,
I polomicu ovde sve,
ko ti ime spomene. U te oci zaronim,
Da se malo odmorim,
Tamo crni biser je,
Mesto tvoje zenice. Mesec je pun, ekipa je tu,
pijani malo,
Od kad si otisla,
vreme je stalo. [Igor]
So na tvojoj me kozi zove ponovo
Da budemo zajedno
Ova so, nestace kao boce s porukom,
sto je more odnelo.. [Neven]
Jun i jul prolaze al bez tebe
jos uvek cekam te ko Sunce sever
[Igor]
Mesec je pun, ekipa je tu, pijani malo,
odkad si otisla vreme je stalo.

In Vivo & Teodora – Kulira

Mi smo rodjeni samo za Holivud,
Ko je od nas dvoje vise lud,
Moje fore,
I tvoja razmazana maskara, nas dvoje glumimo za oskara. Krevet mi jos mirise na tebe i previse,
Sve stvarno zgadilo mi se,
Ne mogu bez tebe. Karmin boje rubina,
Krevet i flasa vina, sve,
Ohladjeni Chardonnay,
Ceka da nas opije. Kod mene kuci vec tri dana pravim party,
Ne zovi me, ne trazi, nema me na karti,
Al dzaba tugu lecim zenama i grehom,
Kad si daleko, kad si daleko. Sedim sa njim i cekam da me vidi neko,
Da poruku ti puste da sam s nekim deckom
Al dzaba kavijar i kokosovo mleko,
Kad si daleko, kad si daleko. Mi smo rodjeni samo za Holivud,
Ko je od nas dvoje vise lud,
Moje fore,
I tvoja razmazana maskara, nas dvoje glumimo za oskara. Mi smo rodjeni samo za Holivud,
Ko je od nas dvoje vise lud,
Moje fore,
I tvoja razmazana maskara, nas dvoje glumimo za oskara. [Refren]
Ko se od nas bolje folira,
ko tu koga vise kulira,
malo mace moje,
stalno igramo se pokera, a rukavi puni dzokera. [Refren]
Ko se od nas bolje folira,
ko tu koga vise kulira,
malo mace moje,
stalno igramo se pokera, a rukavi puni dzokera. Ludo ludo, sve je ludo,
Sta je s nama bilo, sta to radimo,
Bolje da se mazimo,
Nego sto se gazimo. Ja cu tebe, ti ces mene,
Ko ce koga vise spustiti,
Dokle vise ljubavi,
Ko prvi ce popustiti. Kacim slike gde se provodim
da pomislis da kuci odvodim
Lepe i plave, noci pune zabave
Slikam se drugom najboljim
samo tebi da napakostim
bas mi je lepo, ne volim te slepo ja
[Refren]
Ko se od nas bolje folira,
ko tu koga vise kulira,
malo mace moje,
stalno igramo se pokera, a rukavi puni dzokera.

Dara Bubanara – Bitanga

[Verse 1]
Bez vode, bez vazduha
Na sve sam navikla
Bez snova, bez svetlosti sam mogla
Za ljubav se borila, za ljubav se molila
[Pre-Chorus]
A sada pitam se zbog koga
Ti nisi bio vredan toga
[Chorus]
Posle svake bitange, uvek jača nastavim
Polomljeno srce pokupim i sastavim
Posle svake bitange, uvek jača postanem
Na zgarištu ljubavi nikad ne ostanem
[Verse 2]
Bez stida, bez stajanja
Bez reči, bez kajanja
To je bio stil života tvoga
Sve sam ti opraštala i o sreći maštala
[Pre-Chorus]
A sada pitam se zbog koga
Ti nisi bio vredan toga

[Chorus]
Posle svake bitange, uvek jača nastavim
Polomljeno srce pokupim i sastavim
Posle svake bitange, uvek jača postanem
Na zgarištu ljubavi nikad ne ostanem
[Instrumental Bridge]
[Chorus]
Posle svake bitange, uvek jača nastavim
Polomljeno srce pokupim i sastavim
Posle svake bitange, uvek jača postanem
Na zgarištu ljubavi nikad ne ostanem

Eagle-Eye Cherry – Save Tonight

Go on and close the curtains
‘Cause all we need is candlelight
You and me, and a bottle of wine
To hold you tonight (oh)
Well we know I’m going away
And how I wish, I wish it weren’t so
So take this wine and drink with me
And let’s delay our misery
Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone
Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone
There’s a log on the fire
And it burns like me for you
Tomorrow comes with one desire
To take me away (oh it’s true)
It ain’t easy to say goodbye
Darlin’ please, don’t start to cry
‘Cause girl you know I’ve got to go (oh)
And Lord I wish it wasn’t so
Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone
Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone
Tomorrow comes to take me away
I wish that I, that I could stay
But girl you know I’ve got to go (oh)
And Lord I wish wasn’t so
Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone
Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone
Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone
Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone
Tomorrow I’ll be gone
Tomorrow I’ll be gone
Tomorrow I’ll be gone
Tomorrow I’ll be gone
Save tonight
Save tonight
Save tonight
Save tonight
Oh, that’s right
Save tonight
Save tonight

Max Romeo – Put Me In The Mood

..Jah.. You’re cold… I check you out.. You say I’m cold
You’d better come warm me girl
You say I’m cold
You’d better come warm me girl
Put me in the mood
And make me feel so rude
I beg you simmer down
I beg you simmer down
I can’t stand the vibrations
I’m gettin’ too hot
You’d better come cool me down
You’d better come cool me down
You put me in the mood
And make me feel so rude
You’d better simmer down ( bis)
I can’t stand this vibration
..Jah.. Now I’m getting too hot
You’d better cool me down
Said I’m gettin’ too hot
You’d better cool me down

You put me in the mood
And make me feel so rude
You’d better simmer down
I beg you simmer down
I can’t stand you’re vibrations..Jah.

Cana – Moja Ljubav Zabranjena (At BN Music 2017) (Live)

Na papiru možda tuđi
a u duši moj si samo
da zauvek tako biće
to oboje dobro znamo
da zauvek tako biće
to oboje dobro znamo
[Refren] x2
Iako si meni bivši
moja ljubav zabranjena
jedini u srcu ti si
ostao za sva vremena
To ne može više tako
duša ovde telo tamo
da pripadaš samo meni
to oboje dobro znamo
da pripadaš samo meni
to oboje dobro znamo
[Refren] x2
Iako si meni bivši
moja ljubav zabranjena
jedini u srcu ti si
ostao za sva vremena
[Refren] x2
Iako si meni bivši
moja ljubav zabranjena
jedini u srcu ti si
ostao za sva vremena

Mirza Sut – Plakala Je Majka

Plakala je majka
drhtala ko prut
kada si polazio
na daleki put
Iz dobrog se ne ide
to je otac reko
a ti ode brate
u svijet bijeli daleko
Iz dobrog se ne ide
to je otac reko
a ti ode brate
u svijet bijeli daleko
[Refren]
Ti u bijeli svijet
ja u drugi grad
i za mnom je majka
zaplakala tad
Sada nikog nema
u životu svom
dodji da nas vidi
makar još jednom
Sada nikog nema
u životu svom
dodji da nas vidi
makar još jednom
Bit ce kuća pusta
kad ne bude nje
često u san dodju
riječi očeve
Iz dobrog se ne ide
i majka je rekla
boli svaka suza
što joj je potekla
Iz dobrog se ne ide
i majka je rekla
boli svaka suza
što joj je potekla
[Refren]
Ti u bijeli svijet
ja u drugi grad
i za mnom je majka
zaplakala tad
Sada nikog nema
u životu svom
dodji da nas vidi
makar još jednom
Sada nikog nema
u životu svom
dodji da nas vidi
makar još jednom
[Refren]
Ti u bijeli svijet
ja u drugi grad
i za mnom je majka
zaplakala tad
Sada nikog nema
u životu svom
dodji da nas vidi
makar još jednom
Sada nikog nema
u životu svom
dodji da nas vidi
makar još jednom

Fujke & Fazlija – Jos Je Volim

Jos je volim jarane
a ti ne znas koliko
pomozi mi jarane
da je vratim ponovo
[Ref.]
Ona tebe puno voli
otisla je, ti si kriv
preboljet’ je nikad neces
zalices je dok si ziv
ona za mnom puno zali
otisla je, ja sam kriv
preboljet’ je nikad necu
zalicu je dok sam ziv
Ne tuguj mi jarane
op, aman, aman, aman
aman, aman, aman, aman
op, aman, aman
aman, aman, aman
Jos je sanjam jarane
i budim se nocima
ona mi je jarane
stalno pred ocima
[Ref.]
Ona tebe puno voli
otisla je, ti si kriv
preboljet’ je nikad neces
zalices je dok si ziv
ona za mnom puno zali
otisla je, ja sam kriv
preboljet’ je nikad necu
zalicu je dok sam ziv
Zalicu je dok sam ziv

A$ton Matthews – Brazy

Make ’em go
BRAZY! Pull up and we hop out and we make it look
BRAZY! Runnin through the numbers watch it make ’em go
BRAZY! Diamonds always shinin’ perfect time to go
BRAZY! [Verse 1]
We been holding hammers
Since that Country Grammer
Bandana tied up like Juelz Santana
Triple couple of that dirty fanta
That muddy heavy
You gon’ need the backup, that F&N gon’ eat ya back up
My nerves so bad so bitch that heat’ll act up
Ya squad full of them clique jumpers and dick suckers
My neck, arm, and my wrist flooded, my cliques covered
The bricks runnin up the numbers all across the board
And you don’t get the picture till the clips is drawn
Crossroads? Runnin through the numbers watch it make ’em go
BRAZY! Diamonds always shinin’ perfect time to go
BRAZY! Make it look
BRAZY! Make it look
BRAZY! Diamonds always shinin’ perfect time to go
BRAZY! Runnin through the numbers watch it make ’em go
BRAZY! Make ’em go
BRAZY! Pull up and we hop out and we make ’em go
BRAZY! Deuce
T-Stone and Wicked too
Rockin’ till they free the truth
Talkin’ Half Breed, Killa Slim, and that boy Looney Ru
Do it for the L’s, YG’s and the OG’s
Thats leakin’ like a nosebleed, from Ginóbili
With no knees, yoppa walkin’ like dope feinds
You sold dreams, we sold lean
So both rings gonna go bling
Yellow diamonds like Yao Ming
Heard they talkin’ pressure I don’t feel it
.44 Drillin, boy we seal’em or we finish
Porsha 9-11 with the trunk up in the front
Hop out with the chopper same size as Lil Pump
[Hook]
BRAZY! Make ’em go
BRAZY! Pull up and we hop out and we make ’em go
BRAZY! Pull up and we hop out and we make it look
BRAZY! [Verse 2]
Looney Gangsta Mack 11 what they call me
Cause I be out my mind when I be with the homies
218 to 223 we let it loose
Never copped a plea or made a truce, salute B.G. Make it look
BRAZY! We whoop walkin’ across those
Since a snot nose, from concrete my stock rose
Whole lotta shootas when we squad up
Talkin’ burberry shoes, Big Tymers
Or I got the hoody with the purple ape
Cup got the purple 8, hit it then I do the race
[Hook]
BRAZY! Diamonds always shinin’ perfect time to go
BRAZY! Aye, You Shmell?! Make ’em go
BRAZY! [Intro]
Yo Pierre, you wanna come out here? Make it look
BRAZY! Runnin through the numbers watch it make ’em go
BRAZY!

Chris Brown – Last All Night

[Intro]
Oh, baby, ooh
Ooh, baby
[Verse 1]
Candlelight, get the mood right
Oh, baby, pick out your favorite wine, let go, no need to hide
I’m ready to tear it up
So baby, let me inside and just look me in my eyes, oh woah, oh woah
Girl, I don’t give a damn, ain’t no other man taking my place
He can’t hit your spot like I can, making your legs shake, oh
Licking your lips, girl, I love the way you taste
Yeah, you know I love that kinky shit
I’m all over your body
I’m tryna lay you on your stomach on that freaky shit
Be submissive when I dive in
Yeah, she think I’m freaking on her, I’ma rub it in
Ooh baby, I’ma fuck it up
I see the moon, loving ’til the sun come up
It’s too good, I’m trying not to bust a nut
Too fast, I’m tryna last
[Chorus]
I can’t even lie, lie, lie
It’s too damn good, I can’t handle it, babe
But I’ma try to last all night
Ooh woah, I’ma try to last all night
It’s alright, I hope I can last all night
I can’t even lie, lie, lie, ooh
I can’t even lie, lie, lie
I hope I can last all night

[Verse 2]
Yeah, if you knew right, you would do right
And just make love to me, only me
Don’t give my love away, girl
It ain’t for everybody ’cause you’re mine
Baby, don’t even get me started, that pussy mine, ooh Lordy, Lordy
Your hands in my pockets, huh, she know I’ma give her anything she ever wanted
Skrrt, skrrt, she driving, key in her ignition, here’s the real difference between bitches and women
Ooh, baby, know I love that, how you take that, how you throw it back
Baby, you know just what you’re doing, I ain’t stupid, yeah
[Chorus]
I’ma try my best to last all night
Ooh woah, I’ma try to last all night
It’s alright, I hope I can last all night
I can’t even lie, lie, lie, ooh
I can’t even lie, lie, lie
I hope I can last all night, huh

Sam Smith – Burning (At The Hackney Round Chapel) (Live)

[Intro]
I’ve been burning, yes, I’ve been burning
Such a burden, this flame on my chest
No insurance to pay for the damage
Yeah, I’ve been burning up since you left
[Verse 1]
I’ve been smoking, oh
More than twenty a day
Blame it on rebellion
Don’t blame it on me
Wish I was younger
Back to the nineteenth of May
I had an open mind
Swore to never change
[Pre-Chorus]
Funny how time goes by
Had respect for myself
That river ran dry
You reached the limit
I wasn’t enough
It’s like the fire replaced all the love
[Chorus]
I’ve been burning, yes, I’ve been burning
Such a burden, this flame on my chest
No insurance to pay for the damage
Yeah, I’ve been burning up since you left

[Verse 2]
Oh, have you ever called
I will burst straight back
Give you my forgiveness
And the shirt off my back
No friends to turn to
Yeah, I messed up that
Wish we could smoke again
Just for a day, oh
[Pre-Chorus]
Funny how time goes by
Had respect for myself
That river ran dry
You reached the limit
I wasn’t enough
And it’s like the fire replaced all the love
[Chorus]
I’ve been burning, yes, I’ve been burning
Such a burden, this flame on my chest
No insurance to pay for the damage
Yeah, I’ve been burning up since you left
[Outro]
Yeah, I’ve been burning up since you left
Oh, I’ve been burning up since you left