Axwell Λ Ingrosso – Dancing Alone Lyrics

[Verse 1]
She’s shining in a sea of people, see her smiling
Something about her body caught my eyes and
I can’t seem to look away
Oh, she’s floating
Bumping into strangers like they’re nothing
Acting like she know she’s hiding something, yeah
I can’t take my eyes away, no
[Pre-Chorus]
It’s like I’ve seen her face before
I know, but I don’t know for sure
My friends ain’t with me anymore
Oh, I’ve gotta know
[Chorus]
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Did she come on her own? Seem so lost
So why does she keep on dancing
Dancing alone? Seem so lost
So why does she keep on dancing
Dancing alone? Seem so lost
So why does she keep on dancing
Dancing alone? [Post-Chorus]
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone Seem so lost
So why does she keep on dancing
Dancing alone? [Post-Chorus]
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
[Verse 2]
She’s hiding, I’m looking for her everywhere
I’m trying to spot her like a pin drop in the silence, yeah
I can’t let her get away, no
Someone’s behind me
We go back to back and we’re colliding
Suddenly I turned around and right there
She’s staring back at me
[Pre-Chorus]
It’s like I’ve seen her face before
I know, but I don’t know for sure
My friends ain’t with me anymore
Oh, I’ve gotta know
[Chorus]
Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Did she come on her own? Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Did she come on her own? Why she dancing alone
Why she dancing alone
Did she come on her own?

Juice WRLD – Flavor Lyrics

[Chorus]
I’m finna pour up a four, you finna pour up a one
You finna pick up a fist, I’m finna pick up a gun
I was just smokin’ on piss, you was just smokin’ on bum
I was just smokin’ the flavor, you was just smokin’ on nun
I’m finna pour up a four, you finna pour up a one
You finna pick up a fist, I’m finna pick up a gun
I just been smokin’ on piss, you was just smokin on bum
I just been smokin the flavor, you ain’t been smokin’ on nun
[Verse: 1]
Came in this bitch with a couple of shooters, you with niggas beefin’ over computers
Baby I’m tellin’ you, your man a loser
Come this way, I know you be choosin’
Come this way, I know he gon’ lose you
Pop Champaigne, and do Codeine, sometimes cocaine
On the way to the bank
You the, You the best that I ever had bitch, no Drake shit
I know I can get the pussy wet, no lake shit
Fuck all night, take percs by the cases
Get so high, I don’t hear what she sayin
Somethin’ ’boutta moon sign, somethin’ ’bout a leo
I’m thinkin’ of a orgy, I’m thinkin of a trio
She’ll only cheat on me if you speak creo
Lost in Miami, gotta find her like nemo
Old dude, probably put (?) on her
Not surprised
Hope she ain’t try to put who on me
I’m not the guy
She don’t know what I do with my dark R
It’s when I’m higher
[Chorus]
I’m finna pour up a four, you finna pour up a one
You finna pick up a fist, I’m finna pick up a gun
I was just smokin’ on piss, you was just smokin’ on bum
I was just smokin’ the flavor, you was just smokin’ on nun
I’m finna pour up a four, you finna pour up a one
You finna pick up a fist, I’m finna pick up a gun
I just been smokin’ on piss, you was just smokin’ on bum
I just been smokin’ the flavor, you ain’t been smokin’ on nun
[Instrumental Break]
[Chorus]
I’m finna pour up a four, you finna pour up a one
You finna pick up a fist, I’m finna pick up a gun
I was just smokin’ on piss, you was just smokin’ on bum
I was just smokin’ the flavor, you was just smokin’ on nun
I’m finna pour up a four, you finna pour up a one
You finna pick up a fist, I’m finna pick up a gun
I just been smokin’ on piss, you was just smokin’ on bum
I just been smokin’ the flavor, you ain’t been smokin’ on nun

Migos – Be Alright Lyrics

[Intro: Ariana Grande & Quavo]
Hohhh, hohh, hohh
Migo
Hohh-hohh
Woo
[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]
Midnight shadows
When finding love is a battle
But daylight is so close
So don’t you worry ’bout a thing
We’re gonna be alright
In slow motion
Can’t seem to get where we’re going
But the hard times are golden
‘Cause they all lead to better days
[Chours: Quavo & Ariana Grande]
(We’re gonna be alright)
You know that we gon’ be alright, ayy
You know that we gon’ be alright, ayy
You know that we gon’ be alright, yeah
You know that we gon’ be alright
(We’re gonna be alright)
You know that we gon’ be alright, ayy
You know that we gon’ be alright
Migo
Quavo
(We’re gonna be alright)
[Verse 2: Quavo]
If you wanna, gotta get your mind right (mind right)
Got me thinkin’ ’bout lil’ mama all night (all night)
We gon’ have a good time ’cause it’s only right (ayy)
An’ we all gon’ drink past-midnight (drink)
She do whatever she wanna (she do it)
She diggin’ my Migo-persona (she dig it)
She wantin’ me to meet her momma (momma)
‘Cause I’m puttin’ it on her every morning (put it on her)
[Verse 3: Takeoff]
(Takeoff)
Baby, don’t worry ’bout nothin’, we gon’ be alright (uh-uh)
You been strugglin’ the price ’cause you ain’t livin’ right
Wanna know your personality, get to feelin’ you (for real)
No carin’ ’bout the Celine, nothin’ material (nah)
Walkin’ in public, people sneakin’ to take a pic’ of you (flash)
If I could pick one girl in the world, I would be with you (Takeoff)
[Bridge: Ariana Grande & Quavo]
Baby, don’t you know (you know)
All of them tears gon’ come and go (you know)
Baby, you just gotta make up your mind (your mind)
That every little thing is gonna be alright (alright)
Baby, don’t you know (you know)
All of them tears gon’ come and go (you know)
Baby, you just gotta make up your mind (your mind)
We decided
[Chours: Quavo & Ariana Grande]
(We’re gonna be alright)
You know that we gon’ be alright, ayy
You know that we gon’ be alright, ayy
You know that we gon’ be alright, yeah
You know that we gon’ be alright
(We’re gonna be alright)
You know that we gon’ be alright, ayy
You know that we gon’ be alright
You know that we gon’ be alright, ayy
You know that we gon’ be alright
(We’re gonna be alright)
[Verse 4: LewXs]
I know that we gon’ be alright (alright)
We both made mistakes in our life (mistakes)
This time I wanna die (and cry)
This time I wanna cry (esketit)
This time round I just wanna die, I just wanna cry, made mistakes in my life (oh yeah)
Some things are true, some things are not, but I tell you now I will not lie (yeah, yeah)
How you feel, baby (ayy)
Got nothin’ in return, baby (nah)
When I paied your bills, baby (cash)
Yeah, that shit, it hurt, baby (hurt)
You wanna Rari (yeah) but I’m a Mini (yeah)
Ride me like a Harley (ride) ’cause I’ma keep killin’ (skrr skrr)
Made it out the trap (trap) and I’m countin’ all these millions (cash)
Gonna be alright when I keep singing (straight up)
[Chours: Quavo & Ariana Grande]
(We’re gonna be alright)
You know that we gon’ be alright, ayy
You know that we gon’ be alright, ayy
You know that we gon’ be alright, yeah
You know that we gon’ be alright
(We’re gonna be alright)
You know that we gon’ be alright, ayy
You know that we gon’ be alright
You know that we gon’ be alright, ayy
You know that we gon’ be alright
(We’re gonna be alright)
[Outro: Quavo & Ariana Grande]
Migo
We’re gonna be alright

Yung Lean – Crash Bandicoot Lyrics

[Intro Producer Tag]
Man oh man, you should see all the kinds of friends we’ve got over here at Foster’s
[Chorus]
Crash Bandicoot bands my hands
Trash sandyroad skrrt the land
Crash Bandicoot bands my hands
Trash sandyroad skrrt the land
Crash Bandicoot bands my hands
Trash sandyroad skrrt the land
Crash Bandicoot bands my hands
Trash sandyroad skrrt the land
[Verse 1]
Black antidote I’m on ten
I’m in the parking lot where’s my mans
I’m off a xan off a juice off a bean
Trapped in our ways ain’t nobody live free
Like Sherlock Holmes I sneak up on yaa easee
I don’t like trouble but it sure likes me
In a French garden on rocks fell asleep
Moon by head and the sun at my feet
I tried to paint but I got a disease
You and me together could be something free
Got a lot of money but ain’t shit free
Suckers everywhere but bitch I’m suckafree
Serpentine serpentine snakes out in Columbine
Four cups two cups I’m swerving outta mind
3 girls two nights I’m seeing stars night
Been in this shit so long I feel traumatized
[Break]
My whip bipolar and my flow schizophrenic
Diagnosed bipolar but I made it through the Atlantic
My whip bipolar and my flow schizophrenic
Diagnosed bipolar but I made it through the Atlantic
Get crossed the damn Atlantic
You wanna shake my hand bitch
I got all this money
Bet that you don’t understand it
[Verse 2]
Drop top candlelight
Cop drop samurai
I’m sipping lean mixed with bubbly
Polo’d down lean but I don’t play no rugby
Don’t play no games with me cause I play ugly
My team medieval, our helmets rusty
Helmut Lang isssey miyaki it must be
Can’t take you seriously now you look suspect
I wanna fuck your bones out til you love me
Connection been going down lately, it’s nothing
Don’t know who to call today
It’s summer so I’m chilling straight
On my porch sipping lemonade
Got Coke and whiskey hibernate
Snakes in desert in my face
Shotgun and a issey case
Myaki n yoyhi on my pants and diamonds in my face
Don’t know who to call today
It’s summer so I’m chilling straight
On my porch sipping lemonade
Got Coke and whiskey hibernate
Snakes in desert in my face
Shotgun and a issey case
Myaki n yoyhi on my pants and diamonds in my face
[Outro]
Leandoer
Foster
Blue music
The new blues
Summer time

Drake – Talk Up lyrics

I only shoot a Benz
I’m what Supreme didn’t become
If Alpo didn’t snitch
Niggas would be like Young
I got your President tweeting
I won’t even meet with him
Y’all killed X and let Zimmerman live
Streets is done
[Chorus: Drake]
Yeah, You know what I’m saying
Aye, aye
Yeah
You know what I’m sayin’ [Intro: Drake]
Ayy, ayy
Lot of 6’s in here tonight
Yeah
Yeah
[Verse 1: Drake]
Ten of us, we moving as one
I’m so proud of who I’ve become
You might think I’ve taken some lumps
Only if we talking about sums (yea)
Intentions are pure, they cannot tell me relax
My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts
This’s and that’s
Can’t be ignoring the stats
Based off of that
They gotta run me the Max, they gotta run me the Max
They gotta double the racks
They had it set up for real
But they didn’t come with the slaps
When I heard the sh*t I was skipping through that
If I get it trippin’ it’s no coming back
I don’t understand
These niggas gotta adapt
You know where I’m at
I put the 6 on the map
Your shorty was bent, she wanted to vent
I promise it fell in my lap
My money is young, my problems are old
I promise I’m bridging the gap
[Chorus: Drake]
You know what I’m saying
Aye, aye
Yeah
You know what I’m saying
[Verse 2: Drake]
Niggas provoke, this sh*t ain’t a joke
Man, nobody playing
He’s at the top and he’s at the top, but nobody staying
These niggas around but they ain’t around
You know what I’m sayin’? [Chorus: Drake]
Yeah, You know what I’m saying
Aye, aye
Yeah
You know what I’m saying
[Verse 3: JAY-Z]
Yah, If you close enough to HOV smell like a kilo still
First album 26, I ain’t need no deal
Already a hood legend, I ain’t need no shine
First Rollie flooded out, I ain’t see no time (woah)
Stand up niggas
We only ducking indictments
Dope boys, off-white, looking like soft white on ’em
You know what I’m saying? Say that they down, when they sh*t is down
You know what I’m sayin’? We in the building, we came for a billion, ain’t nobody playin’
Live every word that I’m rapping
Said I lost 90 bricks and it happened
You probably wouldn’t believe everything you seeing rright now ight now if it wasn’t live action
I ain’t on the ‘Gram, they record who I am
God to these dope boys
How you not be a HOV fan?

Mila J – Somehow Someway Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I just know you’re gonna make it somehow
I just know you’re gonna do it someway
Don’t know how but I was thinking somehow
You would find it in your heart to say
[Chorus]
I’m over you
Not because you wanted this
But because it’s true
Yesterday I kinda knew
But now I’m sure, babe
I’m not in love with you anymore
Somehow someway
Somehow someway
[Verse 2]
Don’t ask me for no directions right now
‘Cause you should have learned your lesson that day
So I hope find your exit right now
You can call me when you’re ready to say
[Chorus]
I’m over you
Not because you wanted this
But because it’s true
Yesterday I kinda knew
But now I’m sure, babe
I’m not in love with you anymore
Somehow someway
Somehow someway
Somehow someway
Somehow someway

Mila J – I See You Lookin Lyrics

[Verse 1]
You be lucky, If I was petty
I’d post a picture every day of somethin’ sexy
You said goodbye forever
If you saw me smile forever
You lookin’ close ’cause you would know
That that smile’s for real
You better check yo back
Before you check my texts
‘Cause you seem real lost
[Chorus]
I hope you find, what you lookin’ for
What you lookin’ for, lookin’ for
I see you lookin’ for it
See you lookin’
But why you lookin’ for
Why you lookin’ for
Why you lookin’ for
There’s nothin’ to see here
There’s nothin’ for you
You used to sit front row at the show
It was way too close for you
(I see you lookin’)
[Verse 2]
You just lucky, because I’m diff’rent
These other hoes will bring you close to keep you distant
This is goodbye for real
Look you in the eye for real
I ain’t gon’ stop you, Ain’t gon block you
It’s goodbye for real
You better check yo back
Before you check my texts
‘Cause you seem real lost
[Chorus]
I hope you find, what you lookin’ for
What you lookin’ for, lookin’ for
I see you lookin’ for it
See you lookin’
But why you lookin’ for
Why you lookin’ for
Why you lookin’ for
There’s nothin’ to see here
There’s nothin’ for you
You used to sit front row at the show
It was way too close for you
I see you lookin’

Mila J – Without You Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Excuse this is my real life (Ooo watch out)
I don’t think you heard me
So I changed too early
It’s my motherfucking life
So if it’s alright (alright) with you
I’ll be on my way
I got better shit to do (Ooo)
I could stare at the wall
I could watch a flower grow tall
Still that’s better than fuckin’ with you
I bet you think I don’t know what to do
[Chorus]
Without you (right)
Like you could freeze time
Like I ain’t no baddie
Like I still don’t got a type
Like they ain’t gone try me when they see me walking by
I think I could get used to when you’re not by my side
I think I like it (I think, I think)
I think I love it (I think I love it)
I think it’s true
Life’s way better
[Verse 2]
A little this, a little that (Ooo watch out)
Some reasons I don’t want you back (Like that?)
My nigga yes it’s just like that (Like that)
Now could you
Get up out my way
I got better shit to do (Ooo)
Ooo Oo Oo Ooo
I could stare at the wall
I could watch a flower grow tall
Yeah that’s better than fucking with you
I bet you think I don’t know what to do
[Chorus]
Without you (right)
Like you could freeze time
Like I ain’t no baddie
Like I still don’t got a type
Like they ain’t gone try me when they see me walking by
I think I could get used to when you’re not by my side
I think I like it (Like it, like it)
I think I love it (I think I love it)
I think it’s true
Life’s way better, without you

dodie – Rainbow Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I was brought up in a line
But I seem to walk in circles
It’s getting hard to navigate
When every map was never made for me
I thought it would feel good
To understand why I was different
But my title just talks over me
I never even asked to be this way
[Chorus]
But to say that I’m a rainbow
To tell me that I’m bright
When I’m so used to feeling wrong
Well, it makes me feel all right
[Verse 2]
I didn’t think it fair
I was not to be trusted
How can I be proud of
What a million people shout at me I’m not
So please step inside my soul
I’d love to watch you gasp
You’d understand in minutes
Oh I’d like to think you’d miss it
Cause so would I
[Chorus]
But to say that I’m a rainbow
To tell me that I’m bright
When I’m so used to feeling wrong
Well, it makes me feel all right
So say that I’m a rainbow
And tell me that I’m bright
When I’m so used to feeling wrong
Well it makes me feel all right

Classified – Finish It Lyrics

(Finish it)
Wanna run the race (finish it)
You gon’ run with Chase (finish it)
Oh now pass that j right here lemme finish it
I got goals to get tryna finish it
Take the [?] I’m bout to finish this
Woke up in the place with nothing on my mind ‘cept getting this shot done
Dont get in my face talking all of this mess don’t test little boy I’m the wrong one
Got a whole lotta people with a whole lot of problems and they going full throttle till the cops come
Don’t stop til we finish it spending from the Guinness but we living for the minute cuz we are one
Wanna start some shit? Better finish it. (Finish it)
Oh no pass the J right here lemme finish it
I got goals to get tryna finish it
Take the [?] I’m bout to finish this
I gottem
Put them in they place, they don’t need to ask, they don’t know the outcome
Waiting on the wimp, ain’t no way I’m gonna get this job done
I ain’t slowing up, said it from the start oh boy ima finish it
Said you wanna leave, then you got a drink oh girl better finish it
Oh no look at what we started
Oh no look at what we started
Oh no look at what we started
Oh no look at what we started
Finish it (x3) Oh now look at what we started
Oh now look at what we started
Finish it
Yeah, got a job to do (finish it)
Got a problem with who? I push it to the limit even when I’m scrimmaging
When I’m going for the gold I’m gonna bring the medal home I ain’t here for a participant certificate
When I’m watching porn I don’t finish it
Cuz I always cum before I finish it
And no girl don’t be acting like you innocent
Getting a little intimate you’s a little stimulant
Look, I don’t set no deadlines no I set goals
Don’t cut corners bro we Greco
Swear we warn ya we past the threshold and we go where we go so fuck just come
Put them in they place, they don’t need to ask, they don’t know the outcome
Waiting on the wimp, oh ain’t no way I’m gonna get this job done
I ain’t slowing up, I said from the start oh boy ima finish it
Said you wanna leave
Then you got a drink oh girl better finish it
Look, I ain’t, running with the fakes and the snakes and the people hanging on like dead beats (no)
I’m trying to excel you’d rather keep me in a box like spreadsheets
Put the burner in high man cooking up a storm but we still keep it raw like red meat
Gotta swim from the pores
Bed ridden indoors time to change up your drawers and your bed sheet
Yeah I tried Walking Dead but didn’t finish it
Then I started game of thrones couldn’t stop till I finished it
I work a job with no pension, the benefits like some roulette table and I’m spinning it
There’s a method to my madness
The progress always outweighs the damage
I came in the game with a sight disadvantage but man you should take my music rather [?]
I don’t do things proper I’m not at all bothered I’m not what you fathered I’m not
Always try to do it with honour I put food in my daughter’s
Yeah I do what I gotta for god
Got a job to do? (Finish it)
Got a problem with who? (Finish it)
Wanna run the race? (Finish it)
You gon’ run with Chase?

XXXTENTACION – Moon Rock Lyrics

Moonrock with the Glock, I can’t milly rock
Moonrock with the Glock, I can’t milly rock
Tear drop on my homie face, he caught a body
No DM, I’m her MCM on Instagram
Moonrock with the Glock, I can’t milly rock
Moonrock with the Glock, I can’t milly rock
Tear drop on my homie face, he caught a body
No DM, I’m her MCM on Instagram
And if the world ever has an apocalypse
I will kill all of you fuckers
Fear will be plentiful, death will be bountiful
I will spare none of you peasants
Fuck your religion, your pastor fucked kids
And got sent to a prison in PC
I seen the devil, he’s in you and me
You need saving to listen to this, see
Follow ’em home, cut the right corner so nobody sees you
Turn off your phone
Leave it at home so nobody can trace you
Mask your expressions
Appear to be calm, they won’t read your intentions
As soon as you’re in
Let them all know who they’re all in the presence of
I am a murderer
I am a demon, the son of a serpent
I am a murderer
I am a demon, the son of a serpent
I am a murderer
I am a demon, the son of a serpent
I am a murderer
I am a demon, the son of a serpent
Look at your freaking tip
Pussy, I’m eatin’ it, yuh
My dick like [?]
Just like a baby, she droolin’, yuh
I just might pass her to fooly, yuh
Blow on my dick like a wish
All of my thotties have Kik, messenger
I be wild’n out like Nick
I know when the combat finishes
Moonrock with the Glock, I can’t milly rock
Moonrock with the Glock, I can’t milly rock
Tear drop on my homie face, he caught a body
No DM, I’m her MCM on Instagram
Moonrock with the Glock, I can’t milly rock
Moonrock with the Glock, I can’t milly rock
Tear drop on my homie face, he caught a body
No DM, I’m her MCM on Instagram
My skin peanut butter color
Inside whip is really jelly
Her boyfriend sending threats
I think that nigga really jealous
Peanut butter color
Inside whip is really jelly
And her boyfriend sending threats
I think that nigga really jealous
(Thanks, Ugly God…)
If you show that pussy on Snapchat
If I wanna fuck with my snapback
Your boyfriend look like he rock snapbacks
If he try to kick it…
Yuh, yuh…
I like that, keep that shit

Mila J – Did This to Myself Lyrics

[Verse 1]
The last thing I think of on the way to the club is love
But since the homie brought it up
I just thought I’d catch him up with us (My nigga)
Bro you better keep this quiet
I ain’t even gon’ deny it, I know you gon’ be dying
When you find out I was crying
I couldn’t even stop it
I was acting out of pocket
I knew you was home last
I can’t knock it
[Chorus]
I did this to myself
(You did it, you did it, you did it)
I did this to myself, didn’t I
(You did, you did, you did)
Can’t be no-one else can it
(You did it, you did it, you did)
I did this to myself didn’t I
I think I did this to myself
[Verse 2]
The last thing they would assume
If they saw us goin’ vroom with the top down
Is that I’m talking to you
But the only woman who
Made me slow down
And when I mean slow, I mean-
Stop
We’re here
You got 40 dollars for the uh, for the valet? You ain’t never got, nigga (sigh)
It’s like that
[Chorus]
I did this to myself
(You did it, you did it, you did it)
I did this to myself, didn’t I
(You did, you did, you did)
Can’t be no-one else can it
(You did it, you did it, you did)
I did this to myself didn’t I
I think I did this to myself

Tee Grizzley – Tee Grizzley x Offset x London Lyrics

Smoking up [??], lungs open up
Jumping in that pussy like it’s double dutch (ugh)
Drop a trace of [??] in my double cup (double cup)
Hit it with the fork, I beat it upper cut
[??] burn up on they knees (woo)
Frost up in my AP, double it up with Patek Phillipe (Phillipe)
Murder while he sleep like Freddy Kruger, Elm Street (arrgh)
Hundreds like I’m neat (neat)
Fuck ’em by the three (three)
Pockets on Monique (Monique)
We got stripes like referees (stripes)
Shawty so petitie but suck the dick just like a leech (woo)
Moonwalk on the bitch like Billie Jean, she [??] my feet (woo)
My drip is [??] hundreds what I seek
Perfect physique, I tape a brick off to your cheek (brick)
Trapping out the bando, we got blow just like a leaf (blow)
Chopper get to eating, biting, we gon’ have a feast (argh)
Golden ticket, [??] speak unless it’s brief
[Hook: Tee Grizzley]
Them niggas driving slow, jump in a new lane (get over bro)
This a Bentayga not a Mulsane (the Bentley)
No rachet bitches, [??], this my new gang (don’t talk)
Blew a nigga life savings on this coupe, damn
Get her back to the crib, she gon’ open up (she open)
That bitch told you she don’t smoke, she right here rolling up (we [??])
She suck me off before we left, she ain’t hold me up (no cap)
Since I already came, you can’t go with us [Intro]
We got London On Da Track
[Hook: Tee Grizzley]
Them niggas driving slow, jump in a new lane (get over bro)
This a Bentayga not a Mulsane (the Bentley)
No rachet bitches, [??], this my new gang (don’t talk)
Blew a nigga life savings on this coupe, damn
Get her back to the crib, she gon’ open up (she open)
That bitch told you she don’t smoke, she right here rolling up (we [??])
She suck me off before we left, she ain’t hold me up (no cap)
Since I already came, you can’t go with us
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‘Post whisperer’ turns return-to-sender envelopes into works of art

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“The first one was from the social media person at Specsavers. (ABC News: Nicole Mills)
It all started three years ago when she moved to a house in Flemington in Melbourne’s inner north-west and continued receiving mail addressed to a previous tenant, Michael Troon. again and again. She got in touch with me and said, ‘We loved it, we passed it round the office and it made everyone’s day’, so that was exactly what I wanted to happen,” Ms Johnson said.”Then there was the guy at a superannuation company. Australia Post must deliver mail as it’s addressed until the previous occupant submits a mail redirection request or updates their address directly with the senders. “I like to think that a mail sorter somewhere is getting a chuckle, or the postie is. But for Tara Johnson the effort required to send lost mail home is even greater than normal.She regularly invests an entire afternoon into a single misguided envelope. They got the Ghostbusters-themed return to sender. That was really good. If you’ve ever lived in a house that gets inundated with mail for previous occupants, you’ll understand the commitment required to keep scribbling “return to sender” and taking them to the post box … (ABC News: Nicole Mills)
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Tara Johnson in her home studio in Fitzroy. He got one and then found me on Instagram and sent me a message to say he loved it and put it up on his desk on display.”Then another one at 2MBS, the radio station, I heard back from someone who said they were doing the mail sorting that day and it made their day. External Link:

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She said art helped her to relax and forced her to take time out.”It feels like a form of meditation almost because I can get lost in the watercolours and I have some music playing and can just be in that world for a few hours, especially as it’s a really low-pressure project.”No-one’s expecting me to do it but I take joy in it and every now and then some more mail will come in and I’ll just put my ideas down on paper.”She said the greatest joy came from hearing back from the people who received her mail. It was an endless cycle.”
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Ms Johnson had always enjoyed sketching but never really had the time nor reason to do it regularly.So with the idea of a Princess Bride-themed return-to-sender artwork in her mind, she took out her pencils and watercolour paints and got creative.”It was at a time when I really wanted a creative outlet and I wanted some kind of project,” she said.”I decided that I was getting all these little blank canvasses in the post every day and that would be an ideal start for a little creative project.”I got out my watercolours and it steadily progressed from there, from just a quick little sketch to these things that take a whole day occasionally.”Ms Johnson, who now lives in Fitzroy, has a small studio in her loungeroom overlooking the busy street below. so it has become this kind of communal project which is great.”

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Tara Johnson creates works of art on envelopes then posts them return to sender. “I was getting so much mail for this guy who had clearly moved on and I was wondering what to do with it,” Ms Johnson said.”I just had to keep sending it back and it just kept coming. For it to go full cycle is always the aim.”A couple of times she has even been able to experience that feeling of surprise for herself.”Occasionally I forget to cross out the address before I put it back in the post and I get the mail again with my own illustration on it so I have to post it out again,” she said.Her work has been so popular among her friends and colleagues that they have started collecting their return-to-sender mail and passing it on for some artistic treatment. “Everyone seems to be moving all the time and that’s always a really good thing for me because I get their mail,” Ms Johnson said.”I’ve also got all my friends coming to me with their ideas … If mail is addressed to a different address and has been delivered to you incorrectly, just place it in a red street box or hand it in at a post office — there’s no need to write anything on the envelope.An additional tip from Ms Johnson is to cross out the old address to prevent any confusion in the sorting process. So far it has happened three times.
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Koalas, wood glue and the FBI: Fascinating facts about fingerprinting

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The iPhone 6 was Apple’s first phone with a built-in fingerprint sensor. Unwell, Darwin passed the request onto his relative, noted polymath Francis Galton.”We know him mostly for the phrase ‘nature vs nurture’,” Tattoli said.Galton collected more than 8,000 prints and developed a system for naming and classifying them.In 1920s USA, FBI director J. Face, voice and iris scans have also become more prevalent.Without a traceBut Professor Hu warned that if biometrics is the way of the future, then security needs to be strengthened.If a hacker wants to infiltrate a biometric system, they just have to steal a sample.Fingerprints, faces and eyes are vulnerable because they can be seen and traced by adversaries.Professor Hu said systems should require multiple traits, like fingers, voice and face, to make identification more accurate and secure.Another solution is using traits that are untraceable like a finger vein, which can only be detected with infrared lights.”Unlike a face or finger that can’t be traced, a finger vein is not visible and is incapable of leaving traces,” Professor Hu said.He believes a system that also detects a finger’s temperature would stop many artificial prints.The future of fingerprintingFor many consumers, allowing a bank or phone company to store their biometrics wouldn’t sit well.”This could be a privacy concern as the storage server in the bank could be hacked,” Professor Hu said. Gorillas and chimpanzees have their own unique prints, as do koalas.”Scientists think that it happened because like primates, koalas do grasp,” Tattoli said.”That grasping mechanism apparently had something to do with the evolutionary selection for ridged paws.”In her research, she came across media reports of koala prints fooling Australian crime scene investigators.However, a NSW fingerprint expert told her the reports had been exaggerated.”Anybody who is really a specialist in fingerprints can read the difference,” Tattoli said.Dusting for printsFingerprints were used in China to identify criminals as far back as Qin Dynasty in the third-century B.C.E, but their use in Western law enforcement has a much shorter history. (Supplied: Wikimedia Commons)
In the 1800s, Scottish physician Henry Faulds wrote an article for the science journal Nature in which he noted that fingerprints could be used for forensic purposes.Faulds wrote to Charles Darwin for help with his work. Finally the glue film was peeled away to reveal a counterfeit print.After 20 attempts, the fingerprint identity sensor had been fooled. (Pixabay)
The team was not a band of hackers, but rather a group of researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Canberra.They’re investigating ways to make biometric authentication — such as fingerprint scanning — more secure.”Once [hackers] capture your biometrics, they can basically go anywhere with it,” UNSW Professor of Cyber Security Jiankun Hu said.”The risk is really high.”Despite that risk, biometric authentication is considered more secure, reliable and convenient than passwords, keys or cards — and is predicted to become even more prevalent in the future.”We’ll be doing more crazy things with [our fingerprints], starting our cars and using them even in retail situations,” said Chantel Tattoli, a freelance journalist who has been researching fingerprinting.She believes the technology will have benefits for consumers.”You’re not really going to forget your fingers, like you do your wallet and keys,” she said.The life of a fingerprintTattoli became interested in fingerprints after giving hers to the FBI as part of a background check for a visa.”How can this be, how can we have this geological-looking event at the tip of our fingers that is supposedly a container of our identity?” she wondered. “This works as a revocable password,” Professor Hu said.But there could be uses for fingerprints that go beyond proving your identity.Tattoli said there is research into using fingerprints to identify diseases a person may be susceptible to.”There is a correlation between the patterns and your likelihood to contract certain conditions — everything from gastrointestinal cancer, to schizophrenia, to infertility,” she said.”What that means is there might be this additional tool for early diagnosis.”Our identity is mapped on our fingerprints, but also maybe our fate — and also the possibility to do something about it.” (Getty: Andrew Merry)
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The cyber security expert said to prevent this a bank or smartphone, for example, could store a transformed image of your fingerprint, not the raw version.”We massage it and make a different one. She learned fingerprints are formed partly from genetics, but are personalised when our hands touch our mother’s womb.”It’s not totally understood — it’s a little bit magical, maybe,” she said.While our fingerprints don’t change during our lifetimes, the ease in which they can be read and detected does.”When you hit puberty they become oilier, and so the latent fingerprints start to last longer on surfaces,” Tattoli said.Imagine a single fingerprint as a mountain range with valleys and peaks. Edgar Hoover ordered the compilation of a national pool of fingerprints, which quickly grew to a database of more than 5 million records.But with no reliable way to index fingerprints, finding matches could take months.”It wasn’t until the ’70s and early computer-based systems that the response time became quick enough to prove really helpful,” Tattoli said.As technology has evolved, the use of fingerprint identification has expanded to areas such as airport checkpoints, computers and phones. The topmost edges of these tiny alps are called the epidermal ridges.These ridges harden as we age, meaning they can become tougher for sensors to read.”You see a lot of difficulty with senior citizens going through these [airport] biometric checkpoints … It took just 10 minutes to fool the iPhone’s fingerprint sensor.The team of cyber experts began by getting the phone user’s fingerprint from a piece of white paper.They illuminated the print with black powder, then captured it with a high resolution camera.That image was printed onto a transparent plastic sheet and covered in wood glue. their fingerprints just don’t scan, and it’s not their fault,” Tattoli explained.Grasping gorillas and crime-scene koalas

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British Indian Civil Service officer William James Herschel used fingerprints on contracts in the 1850s. And if it has been compromised, the hacker can’t access your raw image or fingerprint.”That would also mean that the template could be replaced if compromised.
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