Logic – Everybody Dies Lyrics

Rap game homie, I been waitin’ for the payment
All these little rappers come and go, I wonder where they went
Ten years of runnin’, we came up from the basement
[Verse 2]
I got my rap, and I got my gat, gotta get my pack, but I won’t bust back
Unless I need is with greed I lead this world by example with ample
Education, my lyricism is here to imprison your vision
The fallacy society has rejected, I’m here to protect it
Everybody dies in this world we live in, but not everybody tries, but everybody lies
You can’t take, take money with you when you die so spend it and don’t look back like an addict in recovery
But also don’t blow it, you know, and don’t be a coward, but don’t be too heroic
Live your life to the fullest, don’t push it or pull it
Don’t murder others ’cause you disagree with their beliefs
We all the same underneath
I had some shit I had to get off of my chest in that first verse
But this verse come first when it comes to importance of message
Do what you love, do what you love, do what–, do what–, do what you love
Don’t do it, do it, do it, for society
Break free from the cycle, don’t be scared to walk like Michael on the moon
Rattpack, beat up the tune so much more, it’s comin’ soon
Yeah I’ve been goin’, I’m already knowin’, Bobby be flowin’
Shit get around like a woman, my body been growin’, my mind been growin’
I’m already know it I’m gon’ die one day, you gon’ die one day, we all ‘gon die one day
God already got the date set, so live your life, live yo life
Yeah you live it, that’s a fact, because if you don’t live it in the end you gon’ be filled with regret
[Chorus]
This what you all been waitin’ for ain’t it? You are watching a master at work
Rap game homie, I been waitin’ for the payment
All these little rappers come and go, I wonder where they went
Ten years of runnin’, yeah we came up from the basement
This what you all been waitin’ for ain’t it? [Intro]
Yeah, fuck that shit
[Chorus]
You are watching a master at work (yeah)
This what you all been waitin’ for ain’t it? Rap game homie, I been waitin’ for the payment
All these little rappers come and go, I wonder where they went
Ten years of runnin’, yeah we came up from the basement
This what you all been waitin’ for ain’t it? Rap game homie, I been waitin’ for the payment
All these little rappers come and go, I wonder where they went
Ten years of runnin’, yeah we came up from the basement
[Outro]
You are watching a ma– master at work
Logic Rap game homie, I been waitin’ for the payment
All these little rappers come and go, I wonder where they went
Ten years of runnin’, we came up from the basement
[Verse 1]
Grew up broke as fuck, rich folks was adjacent
Maryland, starin’ out the window for motivation
I remember lil Bobby, lil B
Man I wish I could be a dog in a rich family
Oh how nice would that shit be, my life a catastrophe
Now my shit a masterpiece, No Limit like Master P
Now I am the master, see, that’s the way it has to be
My life is a movie, I’m so glad God casted me
I am not top ten, more like top three
I am not two ’cause nobody could top me
Get the pussy wet like Jodeci, you know it’s me
I can’t seem to put my finger on it like a rotary
But something’s missin’ from the game, when I’m gone, oh it’s me
I feel sorry for these rappers comin’ up, what was me
I just took a hiatus and wrote a novel, motherfucker
I got more verses than the Holy Bible, motherfucker
‘Cause I’m sittin’ on five, unreleased albums
Greatest of all time, no lyin’, that’s the outcome
I do it for the boom bap, the trap and the radio
Fuck a fake fan, step into me, try to play me ho
I make music for every genre, every occasion
Ma shit is amazin’, I’m blazin’, it’s insane
Going crazy in the gym, going in gains
Had a lot of dark nights, but bitch I been Bane
I was born in the darkness like Rick James
Bitch, sippin’ scotch with Chappelle after the Grammys
Said them countries wasn’t shit holes, they prolly want to ban me
‘Cause I say the shit that others won’t, prolly can’t stand me (uh)
Like the rappers claim to hate me, but they stan me
I said these rappers claim to hate me, but they motherfucking stan me
They hate what I represent, but bitch I am me
They hate what I represent, but bitch I am me
There’s nothin’ but legendary shit that be goin’ on, the phenomenal
[Chorus]
You are watching a master– at work
This what you all been waitin’ for, ain’t it? Rap game homie, I been waitin’ for the payment
All these little rappers come and go, I wonder where they went
Ten years of runnin’, yeah we came up from the basement
(You are watching a master–)
This what you all been waitin’ for ain’t it?

$UICIDEBOY$ – Nicotine Patches Lyrics

Hold up, wait
Dynamite rows are rotting in they fucking graves
One day, I will forget the name
One day, I’ll forget the name, name, name (hold up, wait!)
Hold up, wait
Dynamite rows are rotting in they fucking graves
One day, I will forget the name
One day, I’ll forget the name, name, name
[Verse 1: $CRIM]
When I was twenty-seven every night I had dreams to die
Now I’m twenty-eight feeling more dead than alive
Twenty-nine in a month all my idols fucking dead
Got a check, more or less, just another problem
Breaking four-hundred degrees, no limit cash money
Half a milli’ pass the cash, I feel like cash money
Pop a Xan, couldn’t tell you when
I forget
Fuck a friend
All I need is $crim and my kin (Ruby!)
Days looking grim, goosebumps on my skin
Hope the reaper come and hope my demise begin
Fill my vein with heroin
Poking through my skin
This is the end
[Chorus: RUBY DA CHERRY]
(Hold up, wait!)
Hold up, wait
Dynamite rows are rotting in they fucking graves
One day, I will forget the name
One day, I’ll forget the name, name, name
[Verse 2: RUBY DA CHERRY]
One day, I’ll become the same
A pile of ashes forgotten in a vase
Wrap my chain around the base and then put it on display
Flashing lights they shine so brightly
‘Till it blackouts every night see
Shattered glass rain from the sky
Beware my dream (aye)
That shit so binding
White gold blade on a bright gold chain
Ruby da Cherry been dated, so why the fuck would I not stay the same? Every step that Ruby take, it like he walking on a plank
Let the waves crash down, let them take me to my grave
Ain’t no way my gang ain’t grey
Thousands of people are shouting but $uicide just saved the day
Roll up in the tang
Fuck the fame
Remember my name
Until your memory fades
Like you manning the plague
Until my dying day
[Outro]
–tens of people arrested, several ounces of a deadly drug are now off the streets of St. Tammany Parish all after several law enforcement agencies joined forces [Intro (Distorted)]
Triple Six
[Hook: RUBY DA CHERRY]
Hold up, wait!

$UICIDEBOY$ – 122 Days Lyrics

I’m not who I thought I was anymore
[Refrain: RUBY DA CHERRY]
I’m not, like you
I’m not, like you
I don’t want the life in hell (I’m not)
I don’t want no wife and kids (like you)
I don’t want to die in this (I’m not)
All the things they said around me (like you)
I don’t want the life in hell (I’m not)
I don’t want no fucking kids (like you)
I don’t want to die in hell (I’m not)
All the things they said around me (like you)
I don’t want the life in hell (I’m not)
I don’t want no fucking kids (like you)
I don’t want to die in this (I’m not)
All the things they said around me (like you)
[Verse 2: $LICK SLOTH]
Ask me if I’m happy, stupid motherfucking question (hold up)
No pity needed finding women; I was seven
Was sad then
Running drugs up on my bike
You know I had a weapon
And then drugs became my obsession
Nobody can say they gave me a fucking thing
Got in front of money, I’m a G-O-D, hold up
Born south side west, banging living legend
Revive your Christ, this your fucking day, right
Northside Shawty off the porch
Sippin’ dip, let’s see
Wanna quit, life overrated and shit
Everyday eating sticks, gotta wash it down
And when I wash it down, you know where this with (bitch)
[Refrain: $LICK $LOTH]
I just want some happiness
To live a normal life again (ah)
Slip right into nothing
Talk with my cousin, like he actually my cousin (I said)
I just want some happiness
Live a normal life again (ah)
Slip right into nothing
Talk to my cousin, like he actually my cousin
[Outro]
Everyday savings at the everything store, K&B! Now, ask your K&B pharmacist for a three dollar coupon good on your next new or transferred prescription! [Verse 1: RUBY DA CHERRY]
Uh, grew up on making fucking robo noise
I came, I destroy, aye
Sold out shows ’round the globe twice know I feel like a fucking viceroy, aye (I do)
Never say die, I do whatever drug, I always enter the void
But this time when I die make sure I’m buried in FTP corduroy
$uicideboy$
Most avoided, most ignored
I like the rolls down from before (I do)
Who am I, Froyd?

T.I. – Jefe Lyrics

[??] is how you say a lot of weed
Yeah [??] grande [??]
Hell yeah
Mucho
Ya dig? [??]
What’d he do? [??] como [??]
[??] bitch
Hey, que pase, mi amigo [??]
You know that nigga? City to city, bad bitches and tities, she jump on the jet with me, she on the tour
I’m in Balenci’, Laurent and Givenchi, my pockets on Benji and she in Dior
Flex on the ‘gram just to look like you got it, but really you broke
(but really you broke)
Since suckas pop shit on their twitter, like killers and really get smoked (really get smoked)
Know niggas that used to be trappers on twitter just telling these jokes (telling these jokes)
While we gettin’ money, just burning this bread, tryna turn it to toast, forreal
They say we talk about money too much
But maybe they ain’t getting money enough
I say, ‘Dimelo’ papi, he combo the trucks
He gon’ make a tab and I’m running it up, gracias! [Intro]
Oyy papi, [??]
No more apologizing for being excellent
From now on man, fuck it, I’m just gon’ be dope
And no apologize for it
I’m sorry I’m dope, nigga
Rap your mind around it and embrace it, this is a fact of life
God, I’m so good
[Verse 1: Meek Mill]
Yeah, fuck up that money, then make it again (the make it again)
I fuck her twice, then I make her my friend (then I make her my friend)
Shit, look at these haters, they hating again (they hating again)
I know they don’t like it, they taking it in
Fuck up a check, then we making it back
She like Chanel, I’ma drape her in that
She want the D, I’ve been waiting on that
I’ve been doing my thing, they’ve been hating on that
And I meant what I said, I ain’t taking it back
We get you chain, we ain’t taking it back
Reach for my chain, get [??] for that
Only speak on my name when you stating the facts, please
I know we balling too much
And all of these pretty hoes falling for us
I say [??] mami, and call it to us
If I give you my number, don’t call me too much, comprende? Ask him if he got some weed
[??] grande [??]
Man, what’d you just say? [Verse 2: T.I.]
Let me welcome you, get introduced to the king
Bentleys, Ferraris, brand new and they clean
So disappointed when niggas talk shit on their records, when you see ’em, don’t do anything
Okay, killing these niggas with more than before
Been stuntin’ and shining since back in the nineties
I’m ’bout it, forgot the Glock in my pocket, remind you and plug the whole city behind me
Spent hundreds of thousands, no millions on diamonds
In Philly, they go ask Meek Milly about me
I’m solid and thorough, stand up as fuck
See these niggas, I just be like, ‘What the fuck?’
Ain’t no way in hell you can fuck with us
Like a bad bitch with no furniture
I can’t do nothin’ with her
Still hit her and them bad bitches who hung with her
That’s how I do, ay, can’t give you the formula
Don’t stop me, I’m just warming up
Niggas be actin’, the fuck they perfomin’ for
Leave ’em right there for the coroner
Man, my bitch look so bad, she a foreigner
Aston Martin, the attire is formal
How we kick it, ain’t shit ’bout us normal
We Grand Hustle, scheming and chasing our dream
Stacking that paper
Hearin’ my raps, you see me, you see what I mean
Dripping that flavor
Fuck niggas hating, don’t try me, I split that potato, then go sit and eat with the mayor
Ski an invader
David Chepelle told me you niggas is funny as hell
Run to the smoke and then running in tail
Open the vault ’cause you [?] jail
[Bridge: Female voice & T.I.]
Como ese [??] plata or plomo?

Jeremy Zucker – comethru Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I might lose my mind
Waking when the sun’s down
Riding all these highs
Waiting for the comedown
Walk these streets with me
I’m doing decently
Just glad that I can breathe
[Pre-Chorus]
I’m trying to realise
It’s alright to not be fine on your own
[Chorus]
Now I’m shaking, drinking all this coffee
These last few weeks have been exhausting
I’m lost in my imagination
And there’s one thing that I need from you
Can you come through, through
Through, yeah
And there’s one thing that I need from you
Can you come through? [Verse 2]
Ain’t got much to do
Too old for my hometown
Went to bed at noon
Couldn’t put my phone down
Scrolling patiently
It’s all the same to me
Just faces on a screen, yeah
[Pre-Chorus]
I’m trying to realise
It’s alright to not be fine on your own
[Chorus]
Now I’m shaking, drinking all this coffee
These last few weeks have been exhausting
I’m lost in my imagination
And there’s one thing that I need from you
Can you come through, through
Through, yeah
And there’s one thing that I need from you
Can you come
[Outro]
Through, through
Through, yeah
And there’s one thing that I need from you
Can you come through?

YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Permanent Scar Lyrics

[Intro]
Whoa Kenny
[Verse 1: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
Got to the top of the mountain like a lion
I’m tryna see what the business
Came from the block and right now it’s that time
I made it out of the trenches
Never look back, I ain’t pressing rewind
Thank God for the way that I’m living
I never slipped off my pivot
And I can tell you how I did it
[Chorus: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
I came in with the dopeboys, I came in with the rockstars
I came in with a cold heart, and I left as a popstar
I came in with the dopeboys, I came in with the rockstars
From the beginning I played my part, I left the game with permanent scars
I left the game with permanent scars
[Verse 1: Young Thug]
Yeah, yeah
Money calling everybody ’round me, way in Abu Dhabi eating fisheyes
Taking dimes at a seven store hotel, at the top the penthouse
Wine and dine on a big roof, we got monkey like a chimpanzee
The dogs with me, yeah Kenzu
I was fuckin’ gettin’ sucked up by a three nothin’ that’s been two
They was all tease, now they wouldn’t do
For me, know the whole crew
‘Cause they know we all players, no suits
YSL the slime, we not Saint Laurent
They don’t respect your mind when you born blood
Rented a Benzo, with a Maybach on the pillows
I put Balenciaga on my boxers, hands on the trigger
[Chorus: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
I came in with the dopeboys, I came in with the rockstars
I came in with a cold heart, and I left as a popstar
I came in with the dopeboys, I came in with the rockstars
From the beginning I played my part, I left the game with permanent scars
[Verse 2: Quando Rondo]
Got a gangster bitch and she so uncut
That she don’t even speak English
Talkin’ ’bout money, you ain’t talkin’ ’bout nothin’
We don’t speak the same language
My bank account got a large amount, two bad bitches in the Bentley truck
We don’t do no cappin’, my whole team havin’
I done figured out that’s why they envy us
I’m in a Sprinter van, you on a city bus
And when we talk threes, yeah, we glizzied up
No matter where I’m at, I’m throwing sixties up
We can’t do you track ’cause we ain’t real enough
All in first class, we finna live it up
On the way to the bag, I ain’t givin’ up
For a couple racks you gon’ give it up, yeah, hey
Hi-Tech with the Wockhardt, livin’ life like a rockstar
[Chorus: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
I came in with the dopeboys, I came in with the rockstars
I came in with a cold heart, and I left as a popstar
I came in with the dopeboys, I came in with the rockstars
From the beginning I played my part, I left the game with permanent scars
[Verse 3: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
Pray for Reeboks and Versace
I upgraded from my Rosches
You set the bar and I top it
They can’t knock it, they know we the hottest
I collected way too many bodies
I think Thug gave me too many thousands
I pull up in that Benz with the highlands
I get lost in my house, you can’t find me
I’ma fuck her so good, now she can’t find no other
I done mastered this shit, I come straight from the gutter
I done mastered this shit so I’m used to shit
For a verse I got ten, gave it straight to my brother
Did a verse for a ten, gave it straight to my brother, yeah
I’ma say it like that, know you heard me, yeah
[Chorus: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
I came in with the dopeboys, I came in with the rockstars
I came in with a cold heart, and I left as a popstar
I came in with the dopeboys, I came in with the rockstars
From the beginning I played my part, I left the game with permanent scars(permanent scars, permanent scars, permanent scars)

Russ – From a Distance Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I’ve been out of state
You been stuck in yours
Its not personal
You call me than i ignore you then
I’m just tryna detach
I rarely ever get time to relax
When I do i’m tryna rejuvenate, meditate
[Chorus]
But I fuck with you from a distance (yeah)
I fuck with you from a distance (yeah)
I fuck with you from a distance
[Verse 2]
You want me to free time
To talk you but I
Only talk to you when I got free time
I guess thats the difference between this and mrs
You looking for someone who has time
[Chorus]
But I fuck with you from a distance (yeah)
I fuck with you from a distance (yeah)
I fuck with you from a distance
[Verse 3]
Yeah, she don’t really care about the fame or the dolla’s
She be bad as fuck in some hoodie and some joggers
I be on the road ignoring all the facetimes
Not tryna break calls, but i’m on my break time
I just did tours non-stop
Had girls on all fours and on top
I had sisters, I had cousins, doing freak shit
Not I’m trnya chill, smoke weed, make music
I know I promised, but sometimes shit pops up when you poppin’
I know we text a lot
When I see you, best believe we havin’ sex a lot
Connect the dots
If we tryna draw conclusions
Love is feeling like its all an illusion
Still young let me go through my phases
Let me adjust, girl I just got famous
[Chorus]
But I fuck with you from a distance (yeah)
I fuck with you from a distance (yeah)
I fuck with you from a distance

AlunaGeorge – Superior Emotion Lyrics

[Verse 1: Aluna Francis]
Battle with my instincts
Evolution giving me the skills that I don’t need
And these pills that I think I need
I feel like a wild one
Living in a violence
Stating my enviroment
And I just need a quiet mind
And I’m cool for a while
And I’m cool for a while
Then I’m looking for that high
Yeah, I’m looking for
[Chorus: Aluna Francis]
Superior emotion
Obsessed with the mess and the feeling of devotion
That’s what I want, but I know I don’t need it
That’s what I want and it makes me weak
Superior relations
It’s a test of my faith, that sublime sensation
That’s what I want, but I know I don’t need it
That’s what I want, that’s what I want
[Verse 2: Cautious Clay]
You’re sounding like a martyr
Something you could bottle
Fishing for a follow
But you need patience to love
You’re wasting your modesty
Never had a back track from ago
Chase me once, then you’ll know
Escape that you need
Not gonna fall without hope
[Chorus: Aluna Francis, Cautious Clay, Both]
Superior emotion
Obsessed with the mess and the feeling of devotion
That’s what I want, but I know I don’t need it
That’s what I want and it makes me weak
Superior relations (superior relations)
It’s a test of my faith, that sublime sensation
That’s what I want, but I know I don’t need it
That’s what I want, that’s what I want
[Bridge: Aluna Francis & Cautious Clay]
And I’m cool for a while (cool for a while)
And I’m cool for a while (cool for a while)
Yeah, then I’m looking for that high (high)
Yeah, I’m looking for
[Chorus: Aluna Francis, Cautious Clay, Both]
Superior emotion
Obsessed with the mess and the feeling of devotion
That’s what I want, but I know I don’t need it
That’s what I want and it makes me weak
Superior relations (superior relations)
It’s a test of my faith, that sublime sensation
That’s what I want, but I know I don’t need it
That’s what I want, that’s what I want

Meet the Comiskey clan, the family chasing the mobile campdraft dream

(Landline: Lara Webster)
“That’s why I’ve got this rig the way it is,” he said. The central Queenslander’s achievements in the unique Australian sport are unmatched, and his passion has continued to grow alongside his achievements throughout the last four decades.It was only earlier this year the campdrafter won his biggest purse yet; $100,000 at the Willinga Park World Championship Gold Buckle Campdraft in New South Wales.”My dad was a keen campdrafter and he carted me all over the countryside and through the juvenile years and then into the open ranks, and never looked back I guess,” he said.Ever since those early days, the Comiskey clan have been regulars on the campdrafting circuit, spending more than six months on the road travelling 30,000 kilometres throughout New South Wales and Queensland. Photo:
Ms Puddicombe displays her ease with the horse and her ability to control “the beast”. Get all your horses in, they’ve got to be fit,” he said

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Mr Comiskey says when you’re in the competition you make yourself available, show up and find another way if something isn’t working. He won $100,000. “It’s a home away from home, you know.”Ms Puddicombe is also successful campdrafter in her own right, and while it is not easy juggling young children with life on the road, she would not change any of it. (Landline: Lara Webster) (Landline: Lara Webster)
Mr Comiskey believes the most important part of training is developing a good relationship with your horse.”If I had to do anything over again I wouldn’t have spent so much time with horses I didn’t have a connection with,” he said.”There’s a lot goes on in the minute you’re in that arena there, there’s a hell of a lot of stuff that goes on, so you’ve got have a really good relationship.”A family affairMr Comiskey does not travel the roads alone — his wife, daughter Leila and five-year-old son “Little” Pete are right beside him.He also sees his two older sons and extended family around the circuit. (Landline: Lara Webster)
Success in the ring Winning 22 national titles does not come easy to any athlete, but there is one very important ingredient right at the top of Mr Comiskey’s list; hard work.”You’ve got to have a combination I suppose. (Landline: Lara Webster)
“(“Little”) Pete’s got the same passion for working hard, and for the game and for the competition and I think as long as he enjoys it and we can keep him alive long enough … he’s a goer.” Ms Puddicombe said.Watch more on Landline on Sunday at 12:30pm

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The Comiskey clan — Pete, Little Pete, Bryony and the horses — head back to camp after a long day of training. (Landline: Lara Webster)
“It’s having confidence and belief in what you’re doing and that sort of stuff.”The hard work outside the arena all takes place at Westpoint Station, near Nebo in central Queensland, where the Comiskeys also run 2,000 head of commercial cattle.Whether it’s for mustering or training for a campdraft, the animals are always being ridden, and Mr Comiskey’s wife Bryony Puddicombe helps train in between school runs and looking after eight-month-old Leila. (Landline: Lara Webster)
They take more than a dozen horses with them each trip.”Wherever there’s a big draft we try and do that, and a sprinkling of the drafts in central Queensland as well,” Mr Comiskey said.When ABC Landline caught up with the family, they were at the Clermont Gold Cup in central Queensland, an event Mr Comiskey has already won six times. Photo:
Horses-in-training get a daily swim in a purpose-built dam for fitness, recovery and to stay in good shape. Campdrafting basic rulesCut out the cattle and bring one to the gateBlock the animal from running back to the herdWithin a time limit, control and guide the animal around a peg courseDrive the animal towards a final gate A combination of control, horsemanship, completion and speed determine the score. Photo:
Mr Comiskey was the 2018 champion rider at the Willinga Park Gold Buckle Championship Campdraft. Photo:
The camp set up — the family take all of this gear to every draft they attend. Photo:
“It [campdrafting] doesn’t make a lot of sense, but it’s one of those sports; it’s very addictive,” Mr Comiskey says. (Landline: Lara Webster)
“Pete’s older boys, they don’t live with us but we see them a lot at the campdraft, so in every level it’s quite a family-orientated game, you know. Photo:
“I see a lot of his father because obviously his father does it because he loves it so much,” Ms Puddicombe said. Forty years and 22 national open rider titles later, Australian competitor Pete Comiskey’s love affair with the sport is as strong as it ever was. He was just eight years old when his love for campdrafting began. It is on the road six months of the year. We all cross paths at a campdraft,” Ms Puddicombe said.”Pete’s parents are here so if my run coincides with Leila waking up or needing a feed or a change or something I just dump her with someone else, but they’re all pretty relaxed and everyone’s helpful and one big family.”The next generationFive-year-old “Little” Pete is following keenly in his dad’s footsteps.While most youngsters would be led on horseback, the mini campdrafter competes all alone on his horse, Smarty.
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The Comiskey clan spends six months of the year on the road.
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There are a broad range of benefitsThe project has had flow-on benefits far beyond the workplace.Mr Crossfield is in an acting group and Ms Kaesler-Smith has bought a house.It has also changed the life of Ms Kaesler-Smith’s mother, Beth Kaesler, who also rode the roller coaster ride of highs and lows while her daughter was searching for a job.”I don’t think, unless you’ve had a child with a disability, you can explain how it just weighs on you that nobody sees there’s any value in her,” Ms Kaesler said.”When she understand that as well, that is really hard. (Supplied: SunPork Farms)
Ms Richards agreed that there had not been any great cost to SunPork and there had been a lot of benefits for the company through the program”It’s really difficult to quantify in real terms the benefits, but they are so expansive,” she said.”You have access to this untapped resource, and bringing them into our business they’re giving back so much.”Our capacity to innovate has increased tremendously because we have people who think differently and they problem-solve differently.”So we can take a problem and look at it totally differently to the way we did 12 months ago and it hasn’t cost us anything.”It has gained so much for the individuals involved, for our greater workforce and for our rural communities in general. We’ve had some wonderful applications.”The program is uniqueThe program has been going for 18 months and 12 autistic adults are currently employed by the company.The push to employ autistic people came from SunPork’s managing director Robert van Barneveld.”This is one of the first programs that has involved agriculture,” Mr van Barneveld said.”It’s one of the first programs for people on the spectrum that has involved harnessing skills that might involve an empathy with animals, as opposed to numbers and pure IT.”From that point of view, it is a world first and there’s been a lot of things that we have had to learn through that journey.”

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SunPork’s managing director Robert van Barneveld said that a benefit of the program was being able to harness skills such as empathy with animals. Rather [it’s] try and convince someone you can do the job.”So what we’ve done is removed interviews and resumes entirely and given our candidates an opportunity to apply online using photographs. You see the value in her but no one else seems to.”So the difference in her confidence level is just amazing and I am so thankful that somebody has given her the chance to show that she can contribute, that she has a lot to offer.”Program’s success thanks to mentoringOne of the secrets of success for the Autism and Agriculture program has been the mentor program.”There have been a wide range of responses,” Mr van Barneveld said. “We’ve had some of the mentors that have just [been] crusty old pig farmers who you would never expect to take such ownership of other staff members in terms of educating them and making sure they’re ok — both in work and out of work.”That’s been a tremendous transformation for them.”Return outweighs initial costThe initial pilot project received $150,000 from the South Australian Government for external collaborators, but for SunPork, the benefits to the business’s culture have far outweighed the costs.”I would argue the program hasn’t cost anything. Photo:
Mikhail Crossfield has autism and has struggled to find employment his whole life. It’s been extremely valuable to the business,” Mr van Barneveld said.”Everyday we talk about diversity in the workplace and this is true diversity, this is neurodiversity. It is not easy for people on the autism spectrum to find work, but an Australian piggery is trying to change that.SunPork Farms is part of an initiative called Autism and Agriculture which is aiming to develop career paths for people on the autism spectrum in animal care roles.In Australia only about 40 per cent of autistic adults have a job.Centaine Kaesler-Smith has Asperger’s syndrome and despite having an Animal Science degree and two certificates was unable to get full-time work.”It was a never-ending treadmill,” Ms Kaesler-Smith said.”It was just frustrating applying for jobs and the feedback from the interview was ‘You did well but…’ then not having feedback. (Supplied: SunPork Farms)
“I think the hardest thing is that we’re not very vocal,” Mr Crossfield said.”We can show you how we can do stuff, but unfortunately with normal way of doing job applications … You’re expected to tell your experience rather than showing it.”Because they don’t want to see what you can do, they want to see it on paper, and that doesn’t really mean anything in some cases.”A different approach to recruitingTo make the Autism and Agriculture program work the recruitment process had to change.Kirsty Richards is the program leader and it was her job to look at the traditional recruitment techniques, such as resumes and interviews, that some autistic people struggle with and find a way to make it suitable for them.”Autistic people thrive when they’re given an opportunity to show what they can do,” Ms Richards said.”Nowhere in the traditional recruitment model is that ability to actually get out there and show your ability to do a job. It was not a very good process to go through,” she said.It was a similar story for Mikhail Crossfield, who also has autism, and has endured a lifetime of knockbacks and disappointments. “We are looking for employees that can think differently — we don’t want to employ the same people all the time.”Through that we get benefits in the workplace, so it is anything but charity.”

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For Sunpork, the benefits of the Autism and Agriculture program to the business’s culture have far outweighed any costs. “We’re taking this resource that’s sitting out there just waiting to be included.”
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Centaine Kaesler-Smith is one of many Australians on the autism spectrum who was unable to find work prior to the Autism and Agriculture program.
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