Sensitive Santa helping special needs families capture Christmas memories

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The photo sessions run outside of the centre’s general opening hours and the centre’s music is turned off and lighting reduced. For eight-year-old Liam, going to a shopping centre — especially at Christmas time — can be an overwhelming experience. “I started it originally just to get some extra money but then found I really enjoyed talking to the children and hearing what they wanted for Christmas so I just keep coming back each year,” he said. So when she discovered Westfield shopping centres had implemented Sensitive Santa, she decided to give it a go. (ABC Radio Canberra: Penny Travers)
Mr Clark said the key to being a successful Santa was being truthful.”When they ask you a question and you’re answering back it’s got to be natural otherwise they pick up on it,” he said. Photo:
Visiting shopping centres had previously been a stressful experience for Amy and Liam. “What meant the most to me was that Liam, for the first time, was able to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas, and that was just the best feeling in the world for me,” Ms Palmer said. “There was no crowd, no noises, and it was a peaceful, relaxing 15 minutes,” Ms Palmer said of her family’s photo session with Sensitive Santa. And for the first time in years, Ms Palmer has been able to go to the centre with her children again. (ABC Radio Canberra: Penny Travers)
And what is it that the kids are asking for this Christmas?”Yo-yos and rainbow unicorns — it’s interesting to see how it changes each year,” Mr Clark said. “About 12 months ago I’d attempted a shopping experience and I got some very negative comments and feedback from shoppers in the shopping centre and it was just a horrible situation,” she said. “Liam actually sat next to Santa and he held his sister while they were taking the photos and I was so surprised. “The last time I got a photo of Liam with Santa he was one month old,” Ms Palmer said. (Supplied: Westfield Woden)
The Calm Room opened at Woden last month, offering a relaxing, private space for children and adults when the experience becomes overwhelming. Calm Room offers respite to overwhelmed shoppers Ms Palmer and her family can also do some Christmas shopping this year in relative peace after she asked Woden Shopping Centre to install a Calm Room. “We can be in there for as long as we need to until the child is relaxed, self-regulated and ready to go again, and then we can go and finish what we were doing.” The Canberra boy has autism and sensory processing disorder. “I came home and cried and I said to my husband, ‘we need a calm space in shopping centres like the one we have here at home for Liam’.”

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The Calm Room offers a quiet, private space for shoppers to take a break and relax. “When you put that Santa outfit on you sort of become Santa, and if you go out there to have fun with the kids like I do, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy it — I’d recommend it to anyone.”

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George Clark grows his own beard to play the part of Santa Claus. “The favourite one is, ‘Are you the real Santa?’ The worst thing you could say is yes because they know very well that you’re not. “I got a photo of all three of my kids with Santa and I just walked out of there crying because I finally had a Christmas photo to be proud of.”And for Liam, he was excited to be able to meet Santa. Mr Clark enjoys being Santa so much that he now keeps his hair long and grows a beard to really get into character. “Christmas crowds are just a massive overload; the bright lights, loud noises, high-pitched sounds all become a very distressing and upsetting situation,” Liam’s mother Amy Palmer explained. “If we’re halfway through doing grocery shopping and there’s a meltdown, instead of pushing the trolley away and going, ‘I can’t do this’, we can leave the trolley and go into the Calm Room,” she said. “But if you’re honest and say, ‘Santa’s very busy this time of year and he asks special people to come in and help him do the work’, they accept that.”

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Brothers Henry and Niko enjoy telling Santa George what they want for Christmas. Becoming Sensitive Santa and enjoying itGeorge Clark has been playing Santa Claus for eight years, and has been a Sensitive Santa at two Canberra shopping centres for the past three. (Supplied: Amy Palmer)
For years he and his mother had wanted to have a photo with Santa Claus at a shopping centre, but each year they tried Liam became overwhelmed and distressed.
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Adelaide twins RackaRacka head to US after huge YouTube success

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Video: RackaRacka have a big YouTube following and are hoping to make their mark in the US.
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They have made it into a top-10 list of Australia’s most influential cultural people, in the Australian Financial Review, and been named in Variety magazine’s list of top “Famechangers”.It was their Harry Potter versus Star Wars clip on YouTube that shot them to fame in 2014, a clip which has been viewed more than 21 million times.RackaRacka’s early YouTube clips were made at their father’s house at suburban Pooraka, from where their online name is derived, and they moved out after causing lots of wall and ceiling damage with their antics there. Photo:
After the success of their Adelaide-based clips, the twins are off to the US with big hopes. The guys already have a manager in LA who is setting up meetings about their latest projects.Media consumption changing rapidlyBusy with video production and live appearances, the Philippou brothers are part of a rapidly changing media consumption landscape. (Supplied: RackaRacka)
They admitted their move to another house helped ease their father’s anguish.”We had to give our dad a break … he didn’t kick us out, we left,” they explained, finishing each other’s sentences as twins sometimes do.There are firm plans for the twins to be back in Adelaide next year to shoot their first movie, Concrete Kings, with locally based Triptych Pictures. Two Australian brothers behind successful YouTube channel RackaRacka, which now has more than four million subscribers, are about to make the big move from Adelaide to Los Angeles to capitalise on their skyrocketing popularity.Twins Danny and Michael Philippou, 24, have just released their latest online clip to immediate success, a Star Wars-style battle staged in the stores and car park of an Adelaide suburban shopping centre.The pair have mixed emotions about the move to the United States.”It’s easier for Danny — I’m not so excited moving,” Michael said with a laugh.Danny admitted he was the keener of the two to move abroad.”I’m sort of forcing him to come along,” he said.”It could all fail, so we’re going to go over there and try it for a year.””When Danny’s eight projects fail, then we’ll come back,” Michael cut in.

Boxing helps Dunalley rebuild lives after the 2013 bushfires

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A boxing gym built by a man who lost his house and all his possessions helps Dunalley, in south-east Tasmania, rebuild after devastating bushfires, and gives young people a place to be nurtured.
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After losing his house and all his family possessions in the 2013 bushfires that caused widespread devastation in Dunalley, Mr Griffiths built his gym on the same spot where his house once stood.Starting with a few local youths, he has created a nurturing and empowering culture where young and old members are supported and encouraged.”I just built it to give something to the kids in the community to do, and [to] learn about fitness and self defence and what the attributes of boxing gives you,” Mr Griffiths said.The boxing club is now the go-to place after school or work, with some members travelling more than an hour and a half to attend training.”I think it’s giving them the power to change their life, not someone telling them what to do, not ‘You’ve got to do this’ or their parents saying ‘You’ve got to do this, you’ve got to change’,” he said. (ABC Back Roads: Marc Eiden)
Mr Panton’s transformation into a competitive boxer is just one example of the relationships Mr Griffiths has built with the Dunalley community in the past five years.”I don’t know if he thought it would ever get this big but it has and it’s great to see,” Mr Panton said.Watch Back Roads on ABC TV 8pm MondayPast episodes or extras are on iView or at www.abc.net.au/backroads

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The hook: Cruisin’ for a bruisin’Assistant coach Karen Jackson, who is ranked number two in the cruiserweight category in Australia, also lost everything in the bushfires.”I started getting really anxious and upset about things and I heard about the boxing gym, and I thought what a great way to vent some of that anger,” Ms Jackson said.She is now training the next generation of South East Boxing Gym members, which she said was the next best thing to competitive fighting.”The gym’s definitely an outlet and it’s somewhere to go when I need to get away. (ABC Back Roads: Marc Eiden)
“And ever since now, I’ve lost a bit of anger and yeah, it’s good to see I’m taking it out in the gym instead of on my life.”Pretty much every day I’ll wake up and I’ll have a hundred things going through my mind.”One way to change that is to come to the gym and I sort of get it all out.”With two wins and two losses under his belt, and recovering from a knee injury, Mr Panton is eager to get back in the ring and has his sights set on winning the featherweight Tasmanian title.”I always loved to feel like I belong somewhere and this is pretty much the only spot where I feel like I belong,” he said. It’s my timeout,” she said. Photo:
Jaidyn Panton says he is now focused on winning the featherweight Tasmanian title. (ABC Back Roads: Marc Eiden)
Anger paves way for beginningsFor 19-year-old local Jaidyn Panton, learning to box and being part of the club has been a transformative experience, something Mr Griffiths witnessed first-hand.”He’s come along really great as a person, and I see that anger drifting away and being a more focused person and focused on his future more,” he said.Mr Panton used that anger as motivation to create an opportunity to change his life.”Before I came to the gym I had a lot of anger built up, sort of through what’s happened in my life and choosing the wrong paths,” Mr Panton said. (ABC Back Roads: Marc Eiden)
Rising from the ashes, accolades repay the faithMr Panton said he was lucky to have the opportunity to live so close to a boxing gym, having met Mr Griffiths five years ago. Photo:
Kane Seabourne is one of many local children training in the Dunalley gym. On any given night in the small coastal town of Dunalley, in south-east Tasmania, groups of young people can be seen running up and down the main street.They are the members of the South East Boxing Club, a small community gym in Dunalley owned by former boxer and club coach Scott Griffiths. Photo:
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Boxers among the Dunalley community leave their trophies they have won on the gym’s shelf to honour their coach. He’s my father figure pretty much,” Mr Panton said.”I’ve got lots of love and support behind me to help me grow further and it’s pretty much the only place I want to be.”Winning is not everything at this club, but those who do bring home a trophy leave it on the club’s shelf as a sign of respect to Mr Griffiths, who lost all of his boxing trophies in the fires.”The fires went through and Griffo’s lost his house and all his belongings and pretty much everything that he owned,” Mr Panton said.”The boxers are more than happy to take them home but the majority of us leave them up there just to show a bit of initiative and a bit of appreciation to everything he’s done for us.”

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Queensland Meals on Wheels volunteers cook and deliver 10,000 meals a day. “It’s just a great service, the meals are good, the meals are nutritious and the people are just great.”Mr Moody started volunteering to fill his days in retirement. “It’s great and it’s a social thing as well.”Queensland Meals on Wheels state manager David Bannister likes to reinforce the organisation’s catch cry, “More than just a meal”, and it’s a slogan that volunteers at the coal face believe in too.”We actually go into people’s places and give them a meal, face to face, ask how they are and just make sure everything is OK,” Mr Moody said.”There are interviews done regularly as well to make sure recipients are getting what they need, when they need it.”We also have workplace health and safety audits done on their homes to make sure everything is safe for us and for them, so it’s very much more than just a meal.” (ABC: Hailey Renault)
On any given day a cavalry of hairnet-clad volunteers work like a well-oiled machine inside Mitchelton’s Meals on Wheels kitchen.The unassuming brick building, nestled between a youth club and senior’s centre, is a constant hive of activity.A steady stream of cars pull up and volunteers dash inside to collect silver bags filled with the day’s offering.Inside, chef Peter Chaffey helps package meals.On the day the ABC visited, braised sausages with gravy, cream of broccoli soup and plum pudding with custard was on the menu.”We have a wide variety … More than just a mealJanice Taylor struggled to hide her excitement when volunteer Russell Moody knocked on her front door. The 74-year-old retiree lives alone and confessed to sharing a bond with volunteers who deliver her meals. “I found I wasn’t eating properly, I was just making sandwiches and what have you, and no-one should do that,” she said. She welcomed him in like an old family friend, offering him a hot cup of tea and cold water.Mrs Taylor started receiving daily meals from the service after battling pain from a bad back and a hip replacement in 2013. with meals like avocado chicken, steak diane, roast beef, roast pork, fish on a Friday, corned silverside, rissoles, quiche,” Mr Chaffey said.He will prepare up to 100 meals a day depending on demand, and said he wouldn’t be able to do it without help from his regular volunteers.”Words can’t describe what they do here,” he said.”The place can’t run without them.”

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Collectively, kitchens around the state serve up 10,000 meals daily and an estimated 2 million meals every year.The organisation shines its brightest at street level, where around 15,000 volunteers give up their time to go door to door and meet with clients.Glad Donnelly has been at it for 20 years.”I worked with elderly people and I used to see the Meals on Wheels people coming in and I thought, ‘That’s something I’ll do when I stop working’,” she said.”I love it because the people are so lovely.”Mrs Donnelly will see a number of clients in a day, and said it was as much about checking in on people as it was about delivering meals.”I think it’s a wonderful thing and it’s a shame that a lot of the younger people don’t want to assist,” she said.”They think you’ve got to get paid for everything they do, but money is not everything.”As you get older, like me, you realise there’s a lot of things you can do in your life that help other people and, you know, you enjoy it too.”You don’t have to get paid for it.”Kitchen routine down to a fine art

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Peter Chaffey worked as a chef in the aged care industry before joining Meals on Wheels. “I enjoy the company of the recipients, I enjoy the company of the other volunteers,” he said. (ABC: Hailey Renault)
“It’s a way of life for me because if I didn’t have this I would be in a hostel or a unit where I would have someone to cook for me,” she said.”All I have to do really is dust my house and sit back and enjoy the rest of my life; which is a life now, it wasn’t before. Wherever you are in Brisbane, it’s likely someone nearby is lovingly preparing an affordable hot meal for someone else in need.South-east Queensland is home to a vast network of Meals on Wheels kitchens that prepare hundreds of delicious meals for clients, young and old. Photo:
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Luke Bryan – Out Of Nowhere Girl

It’s like you come
Come from another world
Fell right out of the sky
And landed right here tonight
Do you wanna dance with me? [Verse 1]
It’s just a regular Saturday night in the summer
Same guys and girls and the same stars way up in the sky
It’s like the music stopped playing when I saw your body
Did you come here with someone or come here to party tonight? Where you been trying to hide? It’s like you come
Come from another world
Fell right out of the sky
And landed right here tonight
Do you wanna dance with me? Are you just here in town for the weekend
All of my life I’ve been here, never seen you before
If you need someone to show you around, girl I got you
I gotta know you and hold you
I don’t wanna leave here alone anymore

[Chorus]
My little light out of nowhere girl
Where you been all my life? Any way you gotta be
Do you wanna go somewhere my little out of nowhere girl
I just wanna talk to you
Tell me what you wanna do
Yeah we gotta go somewhere
My little out of nowhere girl

[Outro]
My out of nowhere girl
My out of nowhere girl
Out of nowhere girl Any way you gotta be
Do you wanna go somewhere my little out of nowhere girl
My out of nowhere girl
[Verse 2]
Girl are you lost? [Chorus]
My little light out of nowhere girl
Where you been all my life? It’s like you come
Come from another world
Fell right out of the sky
And landed right here tonight
Do you wanna dance with me? Where you been trying to hide? Any way you gotta be
Do you wanna go somewhere my little out of nowhere girl
I just wanna talk to you
Tell me what you wanna do
Yeah we gotta go somewhere
My little out of nowhere girl
Yeah, yeah, yeah
[Bridge]
We could go anywhere you want
Baby I got you
You know I got you
When you walked in this place, you turned it up
Right when I saw you
Baby I saw you
[Chorus]
My little light out of nowhere girl
Where you been all my life? Where you been trying to hide?

HRVY – Personal

[Verse 1: HRVY]
I don’t know, why’d you do this to me
You’re so cold, you be playing like yeah yeah
I got told, danger follows everywhere you go
But I’m simply like yeah yeah
[Hook: HRVY]
This the part were I’m gonna get hurt
I never listen but I didn’t deserve it
I was young and she was my first love
So they say that you live and you learn
[Chorus: HRVY]
Like yeah
She gon’ mess with your head (oh yeah)
And she’ll flirt with your friends (oh yeah)
Make you wish you were dead
Everytime she moves on she says:
Don’t take it personal. (Don’t take it personal)
Everytime she moves on she says
[Verse 3: HRVY]
She won’t do you no favours
Beautiful but she’s dangerous
She was only gon’ break you
Drive me crazy like yeah yeah yeah yeah
She won’t do you no favours
Beautiful but she’s dangerous
She was only gon’ break you
Drive me crazy like yeah yeah yeah yeah
[Pre-Chorus: HRVY]
Oh yeah
She gon’ mess with your head (oh yeah)
And she’ll flirt with your friends (oh yeah)
Make you wish you were dead
Everytime she moves on she says:

[Chorus: HRVY]
Like yeah
She gon’ mess with your head (oh yeah)
And she’ll flirt with your friends (oh yeah)
Make you wish you were dead
Everytime she moves on she says:
She gon’ mess with your head (oh yeah)
And she’ll flirt with your friends (oh yeah)
Make you wish you were dead
Everytime she moves on she says:
Don’t take it personal. (Don’t take it personal)
Everytime she moves on she says (Don’t take it personal)
Everytime she moves on she says
[Verse 2: HRVY]
Who else knows, all my friends are blowing up my phone
Something’s telling me no no no no no no no no nooo (oooh)
[Hook: HRVY]
This the part were I’m gonna get hurt
I never listen but I didn’t deserve it
I was young and she was my first love
So they say that you live and you learn

[Chorus: HRVY]
Like yeah
She gon’ mess with your head (oh yeah)
And she’ll flirt with your friends (oh yeah)
Make you wish you were dead
Everytime she moves on she says:
Don’t take it personal.

Gregory Porter – The Christmas Song

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight
They know that Santa’s on his way
He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother’s child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly
And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it’s been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you
And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it’s been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to you

Gorillaz – Andromeda (Dram Special)

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Inside this bag
So many bags just to try and find a place to
(Take it in your heart now, love her)
Inside this bag you can get stuck going deeper inside
(Losing your mind)
Even when my tank’s on E
I’ll still go to the party
Let me pick you up
That pick me up
(Where it all goes down) [Intro: D.R.A.M.]
Inside this bag
So many bags just to try and find a place to
Inside this bag you can get stuck going deeper inside
(Losing your mind)
Even when my tank’s on E
I’ll still go to the party
Let me pick you up
That pick me up
(Where it all goes down)
[Verse 1: D.R.A.M.]
Inside this bag
So many bags just to try and find a place to
Inside this bag you can get stuck going deeper inside
(Losing your mind)
Even when my tank’s on E
I’ll still go to the party
Let me pick you up
That pick me up
(Where it all goes down)
(Where it all goes down)
[Verse 2: D.R.A.M.

Galantis & Throttle – Tell Me You Love Me

Mm
Oh, baby, come on and say it now
Just let the words come out
(Tell me you love me)
It’s easy, to say what’s on your mind
Say it a million times
(Tell me you love me)
Oh, baby, come on and say it now
Just let the words come out
(Tell me you love me)
It’s easy, to say what’s on your mind
Say it a million times
(Tell me you love me)
Tell me, tell me, uh
Tell me you love me
Tell me, tell me, uh
Tell me, tell me, tell me I, I’ve been up all week
Not getting any sleep, trying to read the signs
I don’t know how much more I can take
How much longer I can wait before I lose my mind
You, for heavens sake, you take my breath away
When you’re not even trying
You got me wondering why, oh
What if you were mine? Oh, baby, come on and say it now
Just let the words come out
(Tell me you love me)
It’s easy, to say what’s on your mind
Say it a million times
(Tell me you love me)
Tell me, tell me, uh
Tell me you love me
Tell me, tell me, uh
Tell me, tell me, tell me
Come on, I know it’s way too soon
But I waited for you, I think that’s long enough
So long to all those lonely nights, battles and picking fights
It’s already evening night, I can’t believe my eyes
How on earth did I find myself so full in love
We could be the perfect match
And what’s so wrong with that?

Five Finger Death Punch – Gone Away (Lyric Video)

Maybe in another life
I could find you there
Pulled away before your time
I can’t deal it’s so unfair
[Chorus]
And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven is so far away
And it feels
Yeah, it feels like
The world has grown cold
Now that you’ve gone away
[Verse 2]
Leaving flowers on your grave
Show that I still care
But black roses and Hail Marys
Can’t bring back what’s taken from me
[Pre-Chorus]
I reach to the sky
And call out your name
And if I could trade
I would

[Chorus]
And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven is so far away
And it stings
Yeah, it stings now
The world is so cold
Now that you’ve gone away
Gone away
Gone away
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Ooh
Yeah ooh-ooh
Gone away
[Bridge]
I’ll save your soul
Woah woah yeeeeahhhh
[Pre-Chorus]
I reach to the sky
And call out your name
Oh please let me trade
I would

[Chorus]
And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven is so far away
And it feels
Yeah, it feels like
The world has grown cold
Now that you’ve gone away
Gone away
Gone away
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Ooh
Yeah ooh-ooh
Gone away
Yeah ooh-ooh
Yeah ooh-ooh
Oh yeeeaaah

DJ Premier – Our Streets (feat. A$AP Ferg)

(See this is Harlem, these our streets)
Turn the music back up
A$AP
Check it, check it, check it
Pull up, pull up, pull up
Yo what up, neph’, neph’? [Chorus: DJ Premier & A$AP Ferg]
Ferg, Ferg
Check it, check it, check it
Pull up, pull up, pull up
Yo what up, neph’, neph’? (See this is Harlem, these our streets)
Turn the music back up
A$AP
[Outro: A$AP Ferg]
A$AP
A$AP
A$AP (See this is Harlem, these our streets)
Turn the music back up
A$AP
[Verse 2: A$AP Ferg]
Done created a dream world, slept with my dream girl
Brought mama that new house, diamonds and mean pearls
Done went to Africa, talked to the have-nots
Donated some uniforms, teach ’em how to have guap
Primo put the soul in it, I make the track hot
And this thing forever, got the game in a padlock
I just want somethin’ real, I’m tired of the ass shots
Don’t wanna go to the club, I’m tired of them trap spots
My generation’s stuck on stupid
Showin’ guns on the ‘Gram, but no one use it
Sometimes I feel like I’m about to lose it
Because the fake win when y’all know what the truth is
It’s me, the F-E-R to the fuckin’ G
My bars is Gang Starr, nobody can fuck with me
Rest in peace Guru, nobody can fuck with he
You rappers is coocoo, better wake up out your fuckin’ dream

[Chorus: DJ Premier & A$AP Ferg]
Check it, check it, check it
Pull up, pull up, pull up
Yo what up, neph’, neph’? [Chorus: DJ Premier & A$AP Ferg]
Check it, check it, check it
Pull up, pull up, pull up
Yo what up, neph’, neph’? all Mexican
I love my supporters, they keep the check in hand
So every time I get a chance, I’ma bless the fam
What up, what up? (See this is Harlem, these our streets)
Turn the music back up
A$AP
Let’s go
[Verse 1: A$AP Ferg]
I got with Primo, I’m just pressin’ the cheat code
We on a new level with the C-notes
I’m from where kids hustled on the block and rolled cee-lo
And niggas stay strapped like Girbauds
T-Nice with me week to week though
Life was different when they got him for that R.I.C.O
For a couple kilos
Coulda had ’em underground, he was livin’ life illegal
Now he gettin’ right and our pockets lookin’ chicho
Sippin’ cappuccino on a jet to Cannes
Couple models gettin’ lit, they the best in France
Got Leonardo dough, catch me if you can
We had to kill Beijing and next Japan, man
This beat hot, I could catch a tan
My demographic in L.A. (See this is Harlem, these our streets)
Turn the music back up
A$AP
Check it, check it, check it
Pull up, pull up, pull up
Yo what up, neph’, neph’?

Ed Sheeran – Perfect Duet (feat. Beyonce)

[Verse 1: Ed Sheeran]
I found a love
For me
Oh darling, just dive right in
And follow my lead
Well, I found a girl
Beautiful and sweet
Oh, I never knew you were the someone
Waitin’ for me
‘Cause we were just kids when we fell in love
Not knowin’ what it was
I will not give you up this time
But darling, just kiss me slow
Your heart is all I own
And in your eyes, you’re holding mine
[Chorus: Ed Sheeran]
Baby, I’m dancing in the dark
With you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass
Listening to our favourite song
When you said you looked a mess
I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it
Darling, you look perfect tonight

[Verse 2: Beyoncé]
Well, I found a man
Stronger than anyone I know
He shares my dreams
I hope that someday we’ll share a home
I found a love
To carry more than just my secrets
To carry love, to carry children
Of our own
We are still kids, but we’re so in love
Fightin’ against all odds
I know we’ll be alright this time
Darling, just hold my hand
Be your girl, you’ll be my man
And I see my future in your eyes
[Chorus 2: Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran & Both]
Well baby, I’m dancing in the dark
With you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass
While listening to our favorite song
When I saw you in that dress
Looking so beautiful
I don’t deserve this
Darling, you look perfect tonight

[Instrumental]
[Chorus 3: Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran & both]
Baby, I’m dancing in the dark
With you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass
While listenin’ to our favorite song
I have faith in what I see
Now I know I have met an angel
In person
And she looks perfect
And he looks perfect
No I don’t deserve this
You look perfect tonight

Chris Stapleton – A Simple Song

Lately things are on my mind
Good news is hard to find
And I work on the factory line
And all I do is stay behind
Call my mama like I should
She says daddy ain’t doing too good
Me and him should wet a line
Just can’t seem to find the time
But I love my life
Man it’s something to see
It’s the kids and the dogs and you and me
It’s the way it’s alright
Everything goes wrong
It’s a sound of a slow simple song
Finally saved some money up
‘Til I had to fix my truck
Talked to brother the other day
He didn’t have too much to say
Tryna quit these cigarettes
I can’t seem to kick em yet
Sister got laid off last fall
And I got high cholesterol
But I love my life
Man it’s something to see
It’s the kids and the dogs and you and me
It’s the way, it’s alright
And everything goes wrong
It’s a sound of a slow simple song

But I love my life
Man it’s something to see
It’s the kids and the dogs and you and me
It’s the way, it’s alright
And everything goes wrong
It’s the sound of a slow simple song

Andy Grammer – Always

[Intro]
You and me will be always
[Verse 1]
I’ll be honest, there’s a lot that I don’t know
So much of this is out of our control
And the hardest thing can be learning to let go
Cause there’s a short, short list of people in it for the long haul
[Chorus]
Now, see, your clothes your shoes and your best friends
They ain’t gonna stay the same
Your reckless years and your mistakes
I promise you, they fade away
But trust me, the one thing that nothing in this world can change
Hey, you and me will be always
Always, you and me will be always
[Verse 2]
Gonna love all the versions of yourself that you’ll try
Let you go through your phases, cheer you on from the side
And the sweetest thing is just knowing that you’ve got love
From the short, short list of the people in it for the long haul
[Chorus]
Now, see, your clothes your shoes and your best friends
They ain’t gonna stay the same
Your reckless years and your mistakes
I promise you, they fade away
But trust me, the one thing that nothing in this world can change
Hey, you and me will be always
Always, you and me will be always

[Bridge]
I’m gonna be, I’m gonna be your always always
I’m gonna be, I’m gonna be your always always
I’m gonna be, I’m gonna be your always always
I’m gonna be, I’m gonna be your always always
Hey, you and me will be always
[Chorus]
Now, see, your clothes your shoes and your best friends
They ain’t gonna stay the same
Your reckless years and your mistakes
I promise you, they fade away
But trust me, the one thing that nothing in this world can change
Hey, you and me will be always
Always, yeah, you and me will be always