Men in tights: Australia’s own Billy Elliots conquer the world

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By Rebecca Baillie

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February 19, 2018 06:11:54

Video: Steven McRae and Alexander Campbell have competed against each other since childhood.
He wanted to be a professional drag racer, just like his father, Phillip.Alexander was a talented sportsman with his sights on the Australian cricket team. (Supplied: Royal Opera House/ Johan Persson)
Now married with his own children, Steven carries the regret that his career choice has come at a high price.He rarely sees his family back home in Australia, and they seldom see him perform, and experience firsthand his success.”I wanted it more than anything. Alexander was 16 and Steven a year older.”I left Steven on the footpath in London when he was 17,” says his mother, Dianne McRae.”That was the day I left my boy, and now he’s a man.”
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Steven McRae warms up. It makes me sound a bit of a monster, but I had to want it more than my family. (Supplied: The Royal Ballet/ Bill Cooper)
Alexander’s rise to the top of the ballet world is perhaps even more remarkable given the physical obstacle he has had to overcome.For the first time publicly he has revealed to Australian Story that he needs hearing aids, although he admits he doesn’t wear them all the time.”I am actually quite deaf,” he says.Alexander has lived with a significant hearing deficit since birth but it wasn’t until he was 23 that the full extent of his hearing loss was discovered — he had around 40 per cent below average hearing.Being a dancer who can’t hear is like being a visual artist who can’t see and Alexander has had to adapt the way he works.He says that when the orchestra is below him “playing full pelt”, he can usually hear the music. Photo:
Alexander Campbell says cricket has always been a connection between him and his father, Alan. London callingThe pair both packed their bags for The Royal Ballet School in London at the same time. Is there something in the water?’,” Alexander says. Both have the physique of supreme athletes. She recalls the young Steven sitting in the corner of the studio with tears in his eyes.”The fact that he was able to stay in London told me something about him instantly: that this guy means business,” she said.Steven agrees he wanted success more than anything.”When I moved to London there was a sense of ambition being seen as negative, almost vulgar. But they quickly fell in love with the athleticism of ballet.”The second I started dancing, I felt free,” Steven says.”Especially for a male, you’re jumping, you’re turning; it’s a whole body package,” Alexander adds.Their worlds first collided as teenagers on the Sydney eisteddfod circuit nearly two decades ago.Their paths have been intertwined ever since.”There was a rivalry between us of sorts, as much as there can be in ballet,” Alexander says. Steven is the redhead; a petrol head who grew up in a motorsport-obsessed family. (Supplied: Royal Opera House/ Andrej Uspenski)
Growing up, Steven, 32, and Alexander, 31, were often the only boys in their respective dance classes. Maybe having worked through this lack of hearing has made him much more aware than most people are of music, and dancing with the music.”Steven has also battled his own difficulties.He was off stage for a year after rupturing his Achilles tendon, and having to learn to walk again. I got into a bit of trouble with it in the beginning where I was very open about what I wanted to achieve,” he said.After a meteoric rise through the company, Steven became one of its youngest principal dancers when he was promoted to the top rank at aged just 23, in 2009.Alexander took longer to get to the top. (Supplied: The Royal Opera House/ Johan Persson)
His boss, Royal Ballet director Kevin O’Hare, was amazed when he recently learnt of Alexander’s hearing deficit.”It took my breath away,” he says.”Alexander’s a very innately musical dancer. But when he’s waiting in the wings he often takes his cues from fellow dancers tapping him on the shoulder, or pushing him forward onto stage.”Most of the times it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I chose my career over my family.”Watch Australian Story’s Leap of Faith 8pm (AEDT) on ABC TV and ABC iview. Steven McRae and Alexander Campbell have been compared in competitions since they were boys.While their styles are different they share an unlikely path from Sydney’s west to the pinnacle of world ballet. How did two boys from western Sydney end up principals at the Royal Ballet? Steven’s wife, Elizabeth, herself a soloist in The Royal Ballet, met her future husband when they were both homesick teenagers. Sometimes my anxiety levels go up when I think, ‘Oh no, I can’t hear that’,” Alexander says. (Supplied: Steven McRae)
Steven says it’s nice to have another Aussie around.”There’s an understanding between us and the way we work,” he says.”I guess we can both really appreciate where we have come from.”‘It’s a whole body package’

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Australian dancer Alexander Campbell plays Bluebird alongside Hikaru Kobayashi as Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty. After graduating from The Royal Ballet School he worked his way through the ranks at the Birmingham Royal Ballet for six years, before joining the same company as Steven. Photo:
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A young Alexander Campbell at ballet practice. He was promoted to principal dancer in 2016.’I am actually quite deaf’

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Alexander Campbell takes a bow at curtain call of The Two Pigeons in 2015 where he played The Boy. (Australian Story: Rebecca Baillie)
While the conventional sports of cricket and motorsport may have been more socially acceptable, these two men are now leaping across the stage as principal dancers at The Royal Ballet in London’s famous Covent Garden.It’s a rare feat to have two Australians at the top of the prestigious dance company.”People often say, ‘How did this happen? One has flaming red hair, the other chestnut. He was mentored by his dad, Alan, a former NSW state cricket coach and selector. But their slippers and tights could just as easily have been helmets and gloves.

Where’s our artist? Pub laments its missing ink

But why has there not been a new caricature added to the wall since the 1990s? From the whispers Mr Bloomfield had heard, the artist had officially retired.”From what I know he is still around and still alive but he doesn’t draw these days for whatever reason,” he said. Alan Lester picked regulars at random,” Mr Bloomfield said. “Some said he moved to Tasmania, others say his wife passed away, and now something tells me he is living back in the Hastings Valley,” Barry said. “You get told pretty quickly by the locals what can and can’t happen behind the bar top.” Mr Bloomfield said the caricatures had opened his eyes to the history of the hotel, and introduced him to his patrons in a particularly special way. “It’s been 20-odd years since the last one was framed. “Alan the artist was pretty detailed, he even draw my pixie ear in there,” he said.”My father-and-law is up on the wall, another bloke named Norm was a Kiwi so he is surrounded by sheep, and the Beechwood Yowie, he was a bit of a bushranger.”When mine was drawn I was in the middle of building my house here in town and was playing a fair bit of golf. “I think it’s time to add a few new faces to that wall, there are a number of locals who are Beechwood through and through,” he said. Regulars at the Beechwood Hotel on the New South Wales Mid North Coast have been immortalised on the walls of their local watering hole. Photo:
The Bloomfield family bought the Beechwood Hotel 12 months ago and wish to continue its tradition of art. (ABC Mid North Coast: Gabrielle Lyons)
Mr Bloomfield said the patrons whose images hung above the bar rarely big-noted themselves, especially as they have aged. “There are a couple of old guys in their 80s who shuffle down most days and they have seen how this town and the pub have changed.” I think they deserve to have their stories preserved.” Photo:
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Beechwood Hotels search for artist
“A few of the gents who are up there have either passed away or moved out of town,” he said. He didn’t give me much hair though,” he said. The caricatures have hung over the bar for more than 30 years, and regulars still discuss how artist Alan J Lester sat at the end of the bar watching the way locals would interact as they approached the taps. According to regular patron Barry, who was drawn in 1991, the locals call it ‘The Wall of Shame’. “No one got to choose who went on the wall. The new publican of a historical country pub wants to continue an age-old tradition, but according to local legend the cartoonist who started it all has vanished. “Some of the blokes have changed pretty drastically, some have put on weight, others have lost it or at least lost a lot of hair.” Keeping tradition aliveMr Bloomfield believed it was his role to continue the tradition and immortalise legends of the local community.He is now on the hunt for a new cartoonist to step up to the infamous artists bar stool. “The pictures have to stay with the pub, and there are some bullet holes above the bar from a shooting that happened way back in the day,” he said. Photo:
Alan Lester was like a barfly on the wall, watching the quirky characteristics of drinkers. Artist Alan J Lester has been described as a local legend. (ABC Mid North Coast: Gabrielle Lyons)
Alan J Lester MIA Barry and many of the other locals have a few theories and suspicions about the whereabouts of Mr Lester. “Most of the caricatures have their nickname on them, for example Jelly Rollands, most people wouldn’t even know his real name,” he said. (Supplied: Richard Bloomfield)
When Publican Richard Bloomfield bought the hotel he wanted to continue the tradition and is now on the hunt for a new cartoonist to take up the infamous barstool. Locals said the cartoonist in question had vanished. As new hoteliers we want to continue the tradition.” Sketching historyMr Bloomfield was given a number of conditions when he took over the pub, including keeping the drawings on the wall.
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With a dark ale in hand, Barry says this is the way he hopes to be remembered. (ABC Mid North Coast: Gabrielle Lyons)

Epic 3.6km butterfly swim, a tribute to hero nurse

'Kirsty would be proud': London Bridge attack victim honoured with scholarship
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South Australian woman Kirsty Boden was killed in a London terrorist attack in June 2017. (Supplied: Kimberly and Liam Scanlon)
So what motivates someone to undertake such a gruelling challenge?Remembering Kirsty BodenThe swim, which took one hour and 21 minutes, was part fundraiser and part tribute to Kirsty Boden, a 28-year-old Australian nurse killed in the 2017 London bridge terrorist attack.Ms Boden had been a competitive swimmer who held butterfly records at her high school.She was stabbed in the chest while attempting to help people who had been runover by terrorists. Photo:
Alex Jang and Tim Murray are pleased to be involved with the Kirsty Boden Scholarship. How far would you go to pay tribute to a hero?For Melbourne’s Simon Joscelyne, aka the butterfly man, the answer is 3,600 metres.That is the distance between Point Nepean on the Mornington Peninsula and Point Lonsdale in Port Phillip Bay.Mr Joscelyne, 53, at the weekend became the first person to complete the dangerous stretch of water swimming butterfly.He told ABC Radio Melbourne he encountered strong tidal changes, six to eight foot waves, a seal eating a flathead and port authorities who made him stop for passing boats. (Supplied: Tim Murray)
Mr Jang received around $1,000, which he used to pay surf club membership fees and purchase swimming equipment.”One day I hope to be able to help tourists if they get in trouble in the water,” he said.”But even now I could tell them about rips and waves, so the Kirsty Boden Scholarship has already worked.” (Supplied: Metropolitan Police)
Mr Joscelyne said he completed the swim as a tribute to her sacrifice.”I think she’s up there with the Australian soldiers in Gallipoli,” he said.”They ran over a trench into certain death and she’s done the same thing.”Helping migrants become lifesaversMr Joscelyne’s efforts also raised funds for a scholarship program run by Sydney’s Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club, of which Ms Boden had been a member.The Kirsty Boden Scholarship gives financial assistance to migrants seeking to become lifeguards.President Tim Murray said it was a creative approach to keeping tourists and foreign-born Australians safe in the surf.”Migrants are a high-risk drowning group, and rather than just saying, ‘Swim between the flags’, we need to be more hands-on,” Mr Murray said.He said it was a pleasure to receive permission from the Boden family to name the scholarship after their daughter.From the city to the surfFor South Korean-born Alex Jang, swimming butterfly for 3.6 kilometres was a little too much to ask.But as the recipient of the first Kirsty Boden Scholarship, the 39-year-old is on track to be meet his goal of becoming a lifesaver.
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Lil B – We Are The World Lyrics

I had to do this before I die
It’s your boy lil B
Stay positive stay positive
I love you …
My people we can change the world
It takes a brave one to stand up
Live positive, turn that frown upside down
Love means life, it’s our town
My people we can change the world
It takes a brave one to stand up
Live positive, turn that frown upside down
Love means life, it’s our town
I did this song because it’s real
And I love y’all
We all gotta get together because it’s our family
It’s all of us man, the whole world (you feel me)
The whole world
I’m alive and I love it, and I’m happy you’re alive
May god bless your soul
Yeah, It’s time to spend time and it’s time to see the earth
Man, it’s time for rebirth
Yeah, I’d love to see you smile in the path of yesterday so it’s easy for today
And even though it seems hard
We’re one big family and it’s all our jobs
To help one another, to love one another
Man, god bless our mothers, and God bless our fathers
And even though it seems crazy
And you’re thinking you’re lazy
Just know I’m here and we’re living positive
My people we can change the world
It takes a brave one to stand up
Live positive, turn that frown upside down
Love means life, it’s our town
My people we can change the world
It takes a brave one to stand up
Live positive, turn that frown upside down
Love means life, it’s our town
Man, I just think the strangest things
I love it when I daydream
And you’re not weird, you’re unique
And every day I wanna speak
And tell you how nice you are
And tell you how cool you are
And you’re just a shining star
And it’s positive in my heart
I’m gonna help all my friends
And be there until the end
Whatever you need from me, I’ll be here
So if I don’t let it see tomorrow, just know you’re a shining star
And every day I live for you, who would’ve known
I just cry, you feel me
My people we can change the world
It takes a brave one to stand up
Live positive, turn that frown upside down
Love means life, it’s our town
My people we can change the world
It takes a brave one to stand up
Live positive, turn that frown upside down
Love means life, man, it’s our town
I give this cause I love y’all man, I shed a tear man
I just cry, man every time I rap this I cry, man
So real
You feel me
That’s how real he his
It’s your boy lil b
So sweet
So cool
You understand
It’s a pack
I love you all man

It takes a brave one to stand up
Live positive
And it’s all our town
You feel me this is all our city
Wolf pack city
You feel me
Holla at me

Sufjan Stevens – A Little Lost Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Oh, I’m a little lost without you
That may be an understatement
And I hope I’ve paid the cost
To let a day go on by and not call on you
[Chorus]
Cause I’m so busy, I’m so busy
Thinking about kissing you
Cause I’m so busy, I’m so busy
Thinking about touching you
[Post-Chorus]
Now I want to do that
Without entertaining another thought
[Verse 2]
And oh, I’m out on the ocean surf
I’ll have to pull myself together
But it’s hard, I’m not on my turf
It’s just me and those big old waves rolling in
[Chorus]
Cause I’m so busy, I’m so busy
Thinking about kissing you
Cause I’m so busy, I’m so busy
Thinking about touching you
[Post-Chorus]
Now I want to do that
Without entertaining another thought
[Refrain]
I’m so unfinished
Our love affair
A voice in me
Is telling me to
Run, run away
Our love affair
A voice in me
Is telling me to
I’m so offended
Our love affair
A voice in me
Is telling me to
Run, run away
Run, run away
Run, run away
[Short instrumental break]
[Verse 3]
I’m a little lost without you
That could be an understatement
And I hope your feeling hasn’t gone
I hope you need somebody in your life, someone like me
[Chorus] (x2)
Cause I’m so busy, so busy
Thinking about kissing you
Cause I’m so busy, I’m so busy
Thinking about touching you
[Post-Chorus]
Now I want to do that
Without entertaining another thought
[Instrumental Outro]

Lil Durk – Durkio Krazy Lyrics

And I watched you sell your pole for like two hundred
And that’s a cluck move
Plenty nights it was me and you, I was screaming fuck you
[Verse 1]
And I grew up ’round them youngins, I said fuck school
Only me and you was trappin’, we had much room
And I was zoned off them perkies, you had mushrooms
And I told ’em if they touch you they in trouble
Ain’t no city like Chicago ’cause we home of them gangsters
Rob everything that move, we was pullin’ them capers
I’m talking dice games
When bro ‘nem opened up the trap, I seen them hypes came
My two hoes stay with some strap, it’s a dyke thing
Got a hundred on my neck
Hundred on my wrist, Audemar, no Patek
Came from the bottom, yeah I felt the neglect
Juvenile nigga, I was desperate for sex
[Chorus]
I know I ain’t worried, I ain’t stressin’ ’bout no money
I do shit for niggas and they act like they don’t love me
When I turn my head, be the same niggas slug me
Love when Steve got it ’cause I know that boy like Curry
Shoot somethin’
How you ’round me always broke, don’t wanna do nothin’? And I watched you sell your pole for like two hundred
And that’s a cluck move
Plenty nights it was me and you, I was screaming fuck you And I watched you sell your pole for like two hundred
And that’s a cluck move
Plenty nights it was me and you, I was screaming fuck you
[Verse 2]
She was VHS, rockin’ VVS’s
Steady catchin’ blessings, I don’t get rejected
Homicides got worser, body count went up
Can’t ride around regular, car tinted up
The way this fifty blowin’ you would think it was ten of us
I talked to Lauren and jail call in the Bentley truck
Heard that rumor I got shot and I got hemmed up
Even though I’m ten toes, won’t give near’ fucks
Hoodie on, skully on, mob Corleone
And they couldn’t find a witness, Vaughn gon’ be home
He ain’t wanna keep attendance ’cause his days was long
Came from nothing, who’d of thought what we’d get paid for shows? [Chorus]
I know I ain’t worried, I ain’t stressin’ ’bout no money
I do shit for niggas and they act like they don’t love me
When I turn my head, be the same niggas slug me
Love when Steve got it ’cause I know that boy like Curry
Shoot somethin’
How you ’round me always broke, don’t wanna do nothin’? [Chorus]
I know I ain’t worried, I ain’t stressin’ ’bout no money
I do shit for niggas and they act like they don’t love me
When I turn my head, be the same niggas slug me
Love when Steve got it ’cause I know that boy like Curry
Shoot somethin’
How you ’round me always broke, don’t wanna do nothin’?

Frank Sinatra – Theme From New York, New York Lyrics

blues
Are…melting away
I’m gonna make a brand new start of it
In old New York
[Outro]
And… If I can make it there
I’m gonna make it anywhere
It’s up to you
New York, New Yoooooooooork…
New Yooork! [Verse 1]
Start spreadin’ the news
I’m leavin’ today
I want to be a part of it
New York, New York
[Verse 2]
These vagabond shoes
Are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it
New York, New York
[Bridge]
I want to wake up
In a city that doesn’t sleep
And find I’m king of the hill
Top of the heap…
[Verse 3]
These little-town blues
Are melting away
I’ll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I’ll make it anywhere
It’s up to you
New York, New York
New York, New York
[Bridge]
I want to wake up in a city
That never sleeps
And find I’m “A” number one
Top of the list
King of the hill, “A” number one…
[Verse 4]
These…little town….

Famous Dex – Geeked Lyrics

Polo [Intro: Famous Dex]
Yeah, yeah
I know
Plug
I, I, I, Jasmine, I know
I know you wanna drink some
Some Hennessy and get geeked up, too
Off the Ecstacy, y’know what I’m sayin’? Off five Percs, I’m geeked (ooh, yuh)
Off five Percs, I’m geeked
Ooh (what)
[Chorus: Famous Dex]
Off five Percs, I’m geeked (huh)
Off two Xans, I’m sleep (a what)
Polo right on the beat (huh)
Vans they all on my feet (huh, skrr)
Diamonds on my teeth (huh)
Bankroll all on me (what, huh)
Run up on me, I ain’t sleep (huh)
.30 it’s all on my jeans (ooh, what
Plug)
Pop five Percs, I’m geeked (huh)
Off five Percs, I’m geeked (huh)
Off five Percs, I’m geeked (huh)
Off five Percs, I’m geeked (Polo on the beat, huh)
Pop two Xans I’m sleep (a what)
Polo right on the beat
(Nah, they don’t really understand, y’know what I’m sayin’?)
(Polo Dexter comin’ real soon, y’know what I’m sayin’?)
.30 it’s all on me (what)
Run up on me, put your ass to sleep (a what, Dexter)
[Verse: Famous Dex]
Off five Percs, I’m geeked (off five what)
Don’t know why I’m geeked (ooh, I’m geeked, plug)
I got Jasmine with me (I got Jess with me)
Feed her Hennessy (yeah, yeah, uh, Dexter)
Pop five Percs, I’m geeked (huh)
Pop two Xans, I’m sleep (pop two what)
Diamonds, they all on my teeth (ooh, huh)
Iced out my AP (iced out my AP, a what)
I’m rollin’ (what)
Geekin’ off Percs, can’t control it (huh)
Get out my dick, and you hold it (ooh, huh, what)
I get the money, you know it (know it)
I blow it (I blow it, Dexter)
Off them Percs, I’m geeked (ooh, what)
I got Trent with me (I got Trent with me, huh)
Off the flex, he geeked (off the flex, he geeked, huh)
Off the flex, we geeked (uh, yeah, Dexter)
[Chorus: Famous Dex]
Off five Percs, I’m geeked (ooh, a what)
Off two Xans, I’m sleep (a what)
Polo right on the beat (huh)
Vans they all on my feet (huh, skrr)
Diamonds on my teeth (huh)
Bankroll all on me (huh)
Run up on me, I ain’t sleep (huh)
.30 it’s all on my jeans (ooh, what)
Pop five Percs, I’m geeked (huh)
Off five Percs, I’m geeked (huh)
Off five Percs, I’m geeked (what)
Off five Percs, I’m geeked (Polo on the beat)
Pop two Xans I’m sleep (a what)
Polo right on this beat (yeah, a what)
.30 it’s all on me (what)
Run up on me, put your ass to sleep (yeah, uh, Dexter)
[Outro: Famous Dex]
Plug
You don’t really understand me, y’know what I’m sayin’? Polo Dexter comin’ real soon, y’know what I’m sayin’? Hahaha
Dexter
Polo, what’s up, Rosé?

Famous Dex – What Happened Lyrics

(uh, what, Dexter)
[Verse: Famous Dex]
You say you got money, what happened? (yeah)
I just wanna fuck on her friend (I do, huh)
I don’t even know that bitch name, though (I don’t even know the bitch name)
I just pulled up in a Benz (I don’t know her name, know what I’m sayin’?)
Diamonds lookin’ like rainbow (skrr, skrr)
Givenchy, never wear the same clothes (no, I don’t)
I get the money, I’m cappin’ (you what, huh, Dexter)
Run up on me, I ain’t lackin’ (ooh)
You say you got money, lil’ homie, what happened? Polo on the beat, ya dig? Polo Know what I’m sayin’? [Intro: Famous Dex]
Ooh, huh
I just wanna fuck on her friend (yeah, I just wanna fuck on her friend)
P-Plug
I just wanna fuck on her friend (I just wanna fuck on her friend)
I don’t even know her name, though (huh, ooh, what)
Polo, what’s up, Rosé? Dexter
Polo Boy Shawty
Polo and Dexter like what
Dexter (ooh, huh, wait)
Polo and Dexter like what (a what)
[Chorus: Famous Dex]
I just wanna fuck on her friend (I just wanna what, huh)
I don’t even know that bitch name, though (I don’t even know that bitch name, though)
I just pulled up in a Benz (skrr)
Diamonds lookin’ like rainbow (uh, Dexter)
Givenchy, never wear the same clothes (I don’t)
I get the money, I’m cappin’ (you what, huh)
Run up on me, I ain’t lackin’ (ooh)
You say you got money, lil’ homie, what happened? (yeah)
I just wanna fuck on her friend (I do, huh)
I don’t even know that bitch name, though (I don’t even know the bitch name)
I just pulled up in a Benz (I don’t know her name, know what I’m sayin’?)
Diamonds lookin’ like rainbow (skrr, skrr)
Givenchy, never wear the same clothes (no, I don’t)
I get the money, I’m cappin’ (you what, huh)
Run up on me, I ain’t lackin’ (ooh)
You say you got money, lil’ homie, what happened? (Dexter)
[Outro: Famous Dex]
Ha, I just wanna fuck on her friend
I just wanna fuck on her friend (ha)
Ooh, what
Ha, Polo and Dexter like what
Ha, Polo and Dexter like what (a what)
Polo, what’s up, Rosé? (ooh)
Doin’ that flexin’, I know you be braggin’ (plug)
I get the money, I bag it (what, huh)
80 my wrist for the fashion (Dexter)
I just pulled up in a [?] (skrr)
Everybody said he [?] (skrr, skrr)
I get the money, you imagine (ooh, huh)
Shooters they with me, they rush you like Madden (they rush you like Madden, what)
Trill with me so we geek (huh, ooh, what)
Poppin’ that Molly, we geek (huh, ooh)
I be rollin’ for a week (I be rollin’ for a week)
Pour me a six, man, I need me some sleep (I need me some sleep)
I just wanna fuck on her friend (uh, what)
I don’t even know that bitch name, though (haha)
Bitches fuckin’ for the fame, though
Baby girl, you so lame, hoe (lame ass bitch)
[Chorus: Famous Dex]
I just wanna fuck on her friend (I just wanna what, huh)
I don’t even know that bitch name, though (I don’t even know that bitch name, though)
I just pulled up in a Benz (plug, skrr)
Diamonds lookin’ like rainbow (uh, Dexter)
Givenchy, never wear the same clothes (I don’t)
I get the money, I’m cappin’ (you what, huh)
Run up on me, I ain’t lackin’ (ooh)
You say you got money, lil’ homie, what happened?

Famous Dex – Testify Lyrics

[Intro: Famous Dex & Polo Boy Shawty]
Nah, yeah
Dexter Boy, Polo
Polo Boy Shawty on the track, so why you killin’ it? Ayy
Polo Boy, Dexter
Plug
I like that shit (haha, haha)
I like the beat on it
Uh, wait
Uh, Dexter
Uh, wait
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Uh, look
[Chorus: Famous Dex & Polo Boy Shawty]
I got the .30, don’t testify (yeah)
I get the money, no, never lie (yeah, yeah)
You could see in the devil eye (yeah)
Bussin’ so hard, you would think it’s a devil eye (yeah, yeah)
I got the .30, don’t testify (yeah)
I get the money, no, never lie (yeah, yeah)
You could see in the devil eye (yeah)
Bussin’ so hard, you would think it’s a devil eye (yeah, yeah)
Polo, Polo, Polo
I got the .30, don’t testify (yeah)
I get the money, no, never lie (yeah, yeah)
You could see in the devil eye (yeah)
Bussin’ so hard, you would think it’s a devil eye (yeah, yeah)
I got the .30, don’t testify (yeah)
I get the money, no, never lie (hey, hey
Hey)
You could see in the devil eye (yeah)
Bussin’ so hard, you would think it’s a devil eye
[Verse: Famous Dex & Polo Boy Shawty]
I say, I don’t even, even, even want yo’ hoe (p-p-plug)
I say, all I want is hundreds and a big bankroll (ayy)
I just wanna count my money ’til it cannot fold (ayy, whoa)
I just wanna run a check up ’til the bank is fuckin’ closed (uh, Dexter, uh, wait, uh, look, ayy, ayy, yeah)
I don’t want the sex, I want the throat (ayy, what)
I just spent ’bout five bands on a motherfuckin’ coat (ayy, oh man goddamn)
I just sip the lean, not no Rosé (not no Rosé)
Niggas not my friends, hell nah, they not my homies (nah, uh, what, uh, Dexter)
Bad bitch in LA with no makeup (yeah, yeah, yeah)
She just want a nigga ’cause I got my cake up (wait, look, what, look, wait, uh, Dexter)
Niggas sleepin’ on me, hell nah, they better wake up (wait, Dexter)
Polo Boy, Dexter, this the tape (Dexter, look, wait, yuh, Dexter)
[Chorus: Famous Dex & Polo Boy Shawty]
I got the .30, don’t testify (yeah)
I get the money, no, never lie (yeah, yeah)
You could see in the devil eye (yeah)
Bussin’ so hard, you would think it’s a devil eye (yeah, yeah)
I got the .30, don’t testify (yeah)
I get the money, no, never lie (yeah, yeah)
You could see in the devil eye (yeah)
Bussin’ so hard, you would think it’s a devil eye (yeah, yeah, p-p-plug)
I got the .30, don’t testify (yeah)
I get the money, no, never lie (yeah, yeah)
You could see in the devil eye (yeah)
Bussin’ so hard, you would think it’s a devil eye (yeah, yeah)
I got the .30, don’t testify (yeah)
I get the money, no, never lie (hey, hey
Hey)
You could see in the devil eye (yeah)
Bussin’ so hard, you would think it’s a devil eye (yeah, yeah)
[Outro: Famous Dex]
Nah, yeah
Dexter Boy, Polo
Polo Boy, Dexter
Haha
Uh, Dexter
Wait, look