Sheck Wes – Mo Bamba lyrics

(bitch, bitch)
I be ballin’ like a mo’fuckin’ pro (like a, huh, like a, huh)
I be ballin’ like my nigga Mo (Bamba, bitch)
Sheck Wes, I ain’t a mo’fuckin’ joke (haha, hahahahaha)
Steph Wes stay with the fuckin’ pole (pa, pa, pa-pa)
You fuck around and get poled (you get poled, bitch)
‘Cause I got hoes (so many fucking hoes)
Callin’ a young nigga phone
(Ring-ring, ring, ring-ring, ring, ring-ring)
Where’s Ali with the (bitch with the) mo’fuckin’ dope? Bitch! 16yrold
Bitch
Daytrip took it to ten
I got hoes calling a young nigga phone (ring ring)
Where’s Ali with the motherfucking dope? Shit! (With the motherfucking dope)
Dope (with the motherfucking dope)
With the motherfucking dope (bitch)
With the dope (getting rich), with my bros (bitch, shit)
I fucked your ho (shit)
And she ain’t even let you know (she fucked up)
Damn, this nigga nice, fuck is you talking about? (huh)
I be ballin’ like a mo’fuckin’ pro (like a mo’fuckin’ pro)
I be ballin’ like my nigga Mo (Bamba, Bamba)
Sheck Wes got so many flows (I do it all)
Call me Drake how a nigga controlla
Oh! Fuck! (‘Cause I got) bitch (hoes)
And my nigga One-Six, my nigga
Ali, the Daytrip nigga, fuck is niggas talking about? (I got hoes, shit
Young Sheck Wes, I do it on the go) Young Sheck Wes and I’m getting really rich (ching-ching)
See how I caught it ‘cause I’m really with the shits (bang-bang)
See me in the streets and I be really with a (cling, cling), with a
Bad bitch (bitch), niggas straight rocking (rock)
Niggas straight see me, when they see me, they be coppin’ (what?)
I’m the best drug dealer, nigga, come and cop it (got it)
Young Sheck Wes, I’m like the fuckin’ Green Goblin
I got hoes (ho)
Calling a young nigga phone, phone (bitch)
Where’s Ali with the motherfucking dope?

BROCKHAMPTON – J’OUVERT lyrics

Me and my thugs built for this, man
We goin’ for the gifts and the grams
I be in my bag, (excuse we) goin’ in (let we pass)
Smokin’ all the grams in this bag
Man, you isn’t built for this, man
Run it like the gingerbread man
Fuck that shit, stay hydrated nigga
I’ma let that bitch go home, kiss my momma, wassup? Black power fist hangin’ from my black ‘fro
Yo, she saw me in that cereal, she want to lick a Oreo, damn
Break the dam when I spit the flow
I’m on the lam like the fuckin’ wool
Hoppin’ out the van, I’m at Abbey Road
Fans with cameras in the bathroom, man that’s difficult
I just wanna smoke a Backwoods by my lovely self
Chill, watch numbers go up, book off the shelf
I found myself and put my face on a missing shirt
I dropped out with no promise that this shit would
(That this shit would work, work, work
Work, work, work, work)
(Work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work)
[Bridge: bearface]
With the dogs, in my ride know the doors suicide
Paranoid, do or die, you should know we never lie
With the dogs, in my ride, know the doors suicide
Paranoid, do or die, you should know we never lie
Pull up with the racks to your shop
Cop a medallion or 3, I’m the don
Zim, zim, zim out the bim, get shot
One mill, two mill, three, that’s a lot
Damn
[Chorus: Joba]
White cuffs, wood grain
Money in the suitcase on my way to the bank
White cuffs, wood grain
Money in the suitcase on my way to the bank
On my way to the bank, on my way to the bank
On my way to the bank, bank, bank, suitcase
On my way to the bank, on my way to the bank
On my way to the bank, bank, bank Wassup? Take it all or leave it
I feel you
[Verse 1: Matt Champion]
When there’s a rough patch, don’t eye for the parachute
They goin’ AWOL the second that the light goes on
This a treat ain’t it, soon as she hit the powder room
I pull it back and check my rose, and yeah, I’m ’bout to bloom
It’s that ’90 raised from hell shit, parlay like when the lane switch
Combat how you feel, strobe light, I hit the killswitch
Neck twist like Exorcist, I’ma see you ’round
‘Cause tonight’s the night I’m losin’ all I’m doin’, I’m about this
[Chorus: Joba]
White cuffs, wood grain
Money in the suitcase on my way to the bank
White cuffs, wood grain
Money in the suitcase on my way to the bank
On my way to the bank, on my way to the bank
On my way to the bank, bank, bank, suitcase
On my way to the bank, on my way to the bank
On my way to the bank
[Verse 2: Joba]
‘Til the casket drops, I will play God
Fuck the world, let’s start a riot
Got too much too quick
God damn, I’m feeling sick, bitch, call the doctor
Don’t act like I ain’t been dead to ya’
Don’t act like I ain’t deserve this shit
Couldn’t last a day inside my head
That’s why I did the drugs I did
Got issues with these motherfuckers
Looking down from they pedestals
From that petty view, on that petty shit
Pray for peace with a knife in my hand
Speak my piece like a gun to my head
Come equipped just to blast this shit
Misunderstood since birth
Fuck what you think, and fuck what you heard
I feel betrayed, you can keep the praise
And all of the fuck shit, need to get away
Still ain’t got the fright to the fickle-minded people
I thought I knew better, wish I knew better
Should have known better, wish that I was better
At dealing with the fame and you fake motherfuckers
Guess I’m too real
[Interlude: Lavaman]
Excuse we, let we pass, rum is the gas
We ain’t play nice, little guy
Doh blame meh, blame di rum, no t—
[Verse 3: Merlyn Wood, Lavaman]
I be in my bag, (excuse we) goin’ in (let we pass)
Guess who isn’t built for this, man?

Caroline Romano – Come With Me lyrics

You’ll leave her tonight
And it’s my fault
I’m the closest thing
To interesting
Yea you ain’t free
So come with me
Come With me
She ain’t cool
Cause she ain’t me
It’s what you need
So come with me
Come With me
Ooooooh
She ain’t cool
Cause she ain’t me
Ooooooh
I’m what you need
So come with me
Come With me
She ain’t doing you right
Let her go
You’ll leave her tonight
And it’s my fault
All my fault yea
I’m the closest thing
To interesting
Yea you ain’t free
So come with me
Come With me
She ain’t cool
Cause she ain’t me
It’s what you need
So come with me
Come With me
Ooooooh
Yea she ain’t cool
Cause she ain’t me
Oooooooh
I’m what you need
So come with me
Come With me
Ooooooh
I’m what you, I’m what you
Yea she ain’t cool
Cause she ain’t me
Ooooooh
I’m what you need
So come with me
Come With me I won’t lie
I won’t lie
I’m tryna pull up with you
I don’t got much to do
Not feeling this thing tonight
I can’t lie
I can’t lie
Staying put gets real hard
Got keys and a credit card
Now tell me where I should drive
She ain’t doing you right
Let her go
Let’s stop wasting time
You should know
I’m the closest thing
To interesting
Yea you ain’t free
So come with me
Come With me
She ain’t cool
Cause she ain’t me
It’s what you need
So come with me
Come With me
Ooooooh
She ain’t cool
Cause she ain’t me
Ooooooh
I’m what you need
So come with me
Come With me
This is kinda new
Kinda new
You know that I’m here to stay
Where is she anyway
Compare and you’ll see the truth
You think I’m cool
Think I’m cool
I got that thing you want
She don’t got that so much
Want me to choose for you? She ain’t doing you right
Let her go.

Juice WRLD – Rush Lyrics

[Hook]
I don’t wanna rush
But I already rushed it, so fuck it
I know that it’s love
But I’m also lost, and I love it (yuh)
I don’t wanna rush
But I already rushed it, so fuck it
I know that it’s love
But I’m also lost, and I love it
[Verse 1]
Kinda fucked up how we fuckin’
You gettin’ choked out, and you love it
We too busy focused on depression
Damn, I can’t really focus on depression
Damn, I ain’t know that you were such a druggy
It’s ironic cause you’re the one that’s addicting
It’s ironic cause you’re the piece that I’m missing
And you say that I’m the piece that make ends meet
Damn, still gettin’ no peace, Still gettin’ no sleep
Everytime you work for me, promise you won’t play with me
They told me to stay away, I told you to stay with me
Pack your bags, pretty ass, come live in LA with me
[Hook]
I don’t wanna rush
But I already rushed it, so fuck it
I know that it’s love
But I’m also lost, and I love it (yuh)
I don’t wanna rush
But I already rushed it, so fuck it
I know that it’s love
But I’m also lost, and I love it
[Verse 2]
I know how you feel
I’ve been through it too bae
But I want this for real, for real
I don’t want a new bae
It’s just me and you bae
I’m thinkin’ bout you bae
While I’m in the stu, bae
If a nigga try it, you know I’m gon’ shoot bae
He gon’ end up dyin’
He fuckin’ with you bae
Maybe I was lyin’
When I said it was just you
Maybe I got a few bae
Or maybe it’s just you, bae
But don’t get it confused, bae
I love you bae, I love you bae, I love you bae
[Hook]
I don’t wanna rush
But I already rushed it, so fuck it
I know that it’s love
But I’m also lost, and I love it (yuh)
I don’t wanna rush
But I already rushed it, so fuck it
I know that it’s love
But I’m also lost, and I love it

Hozier – Movement Lyrics

and willow tree
You do it naturally
Move me baby
So move me baby
Like you’ve nothing less to lose
Nothing to prove
Move me baby
Move like gray skies
Move like above the paradise
Move like? and willow tree
You do it naturally
Move me baby
You are the right movement
You squeezing and they lose it, their cool
And I know its no improvement
When you move, I move
Your? northside? and? Still want you when you’re grooving? Something so far and free
So move me baby
Like? and willow tree
You do it naturally
Move me baby
So move me baby
Like you’ve nothing less to lose
Nothing to prove
Move me baby My friends stare in secret/sequence, Honey you
Your atlas and their sleeping
When you move, I move
When you move I can recall
Something that’s gone from me
When you move honey
I’m putting? As if the water from the bottom of a pool
Your moving, without moving
When you move, I move
You are a call to motion
They’re all? Like? Like Jonah on the ocean
When you move, I move
When you move over to mine
Youre all that I want to
When you move I could never define
All that you are to me
So move me baby
Like?

Lily Allen – Mad World Lyrics

[Verse 1]
All around me are familiar faces
Worn-out places, worn-out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head, I wanna drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow
[Chorus]
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying
Are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It’s a very, very
Mad world, mad world
[Verse 2]
Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Made to feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello, teacher, tell me what’s my lesson
Look right through me, look right through me
[Chorus]
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying
Are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It’s a very very
Mad world, mad world
Mad world, mad world

Sabrina Carpenter – Alone Together lyrics

I dare you to love me
The pretty and the ugly
If you’re alone, I’ll make it better
We could be alone together
Oh, I could really like it
Maybe we could carve it in the woods
Oh, flowers in the spring time
Love me in the meantime, wish you would
But if we’re all alone in a crowded room
Maybe we could be alone, just me and you
Baby, if you jump, then I’ll jump too
I dare you to love me
The pretty and the ugly
If you’re alone, I’ll make it better
We could be alone together
Oh, strangers in the nighttime
There’s never a right time to say hello/sing along
Yeah, everyone’s your best friend ’til you get to know them
But I know you
{Pre-Chorus]
And if we’re all alone in a crowded room
Maybe we could be alone, just me and you
Baby, if you jump, then I’ll jump too
I dare you to love me
The pretty and the ugly
If you’re alone, I’ll make it better
We could be alone together
I dare you to love me
The pretty and the ugly
If you’re alone, I’ll make it better
We could be alone
We could be alone
We could be alone together

Juicy J – Neighbor lyrics

[Intro: Juicy J]
Shut the fuck up! Yeah mane
We still gettin’ this paper
Buddah Bless this beat
[Chorus: Travis Scott & Juicy J]
Jump to a check, aw, hittin’ cash, hit it n’ dash (yeah, yeah)
Flash, she a dancer (flash, she a dancer)
Stack it and fold em’ (stack it and fold!)
Forty-two acres (oh yeah)
Fuck on my neighbor (uh)
Told her don’t say shit (say, say, say)
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck
Fuck, fuck, fuck
Dawg I’m stuck (yeah)
Feel no drugs (yeah)
That’s my love in a cup (yeah)
Keep it short (yeah, yeah)
Got the Dawgs in the cut (yeah, yeah)
[Verse 1: Travis Scott]
Really off balance, heard they got talent (uh)
Really ecstatic, boo walkin’ backwards (uh)
Plane it got wood floors on the cabinet
Hit the flight attendant diamond status
Keep a actress on the addicts daily
Looking like Boogie Nights in the 80’s, aye
[Chorus: Travis Scott & Juicy J]
Jump to a check, aw, hittin’ cash (yeah ho!)
Hit it n’ dash (yeah ho!)
Flash, she a dancer (yeah ho!)
Stack it and fold em’ (yeah ho!)
Forty-two acres (yeah ho!, okay)
Fuck on my neighbor (yeah ho!)
Told her don’t say shit (yeah ho!)
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck (yeah ho!)
Fuck, fuck, fuck
Dawg I’m stuck (yeah)
Feel no drugs (yeah)
That’s my love in a cup (yeah)
Keep it short (yeah, yeah)
Got the Dawgs in the cut (yeah, yeah)
Yeah, Yeah
[Verse 2: Juicy J]
I go live like Kodak (like Kodak)
Niggas keep down fuck Xanax (Fuck that)
I kill shit what’s next (What’s next)
Nick can’t stop my flex (Can’t stop that)
She told me to put it on her chest (Right there)
She even want no check (No check)
Cartier on me like Offset (Offset)
Ain’t even gotta rap, nigga, I’m set
Get to a check (Yeah, yeah)
I ain’t even cash (Ain’t even cash)
Lookin’ Fresh to death like I stepped up out a casket (out a casket)
I’m gon take my shot you gon’ pass it (You gon’ pass)
My bitch classy and she look just like Cassie
But she nasty
I’m Fucked up still buzzed
Fill up a cup
Woke up like what the fuck
Let’s turn up (yeah)
Fuck a buzz, yeah, I need drugs lets turn up yeah
Keep a torch, yeah
I’m a dog you a mutt, yeah
[Chorus: Travis Scott & Juicy J, Both]
Jump to a check, aw, hittin’ cash
Hit it n’ dash (yeah, yeah)
Flash, she a dancer (woo)
Stack it and fold em’ (uh, uh)
Forty-two acres (uh, okay)
Fuck on my neighbor (yeah, okay)
Told her don’t say shit (damn, uh)
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck
Dawg I’m stuck (yeah)
Feel no drugs (yeah)
That’s my love in a cup (yeah)
Keep it short
Got the Dawgs in the cut (yeah)

Clean Bandit – Baby Lyrics

Standing here in an empty room
Saw you there and my blood ran cold
Take me back to that long September
Don’t know how I ever let you go
I was young, didn’t know ’bout love
You were wild, couldn’t get enough
Gave my heart to another lover
Don’t know how I ever let you go
Find me, in another place and time
If only, if only you were mine
But I’m already someone else’s baby
Guess I had my last chance
And now this is our last dance
It fell through the cracks in my hands
Hard to say it’s over
But I’m already someone else’s baby
Baby, ahh
Baby, ahh
Baby, ahh
But I’m already someone else’s
All caught up in the way we were
I feel your hands getting close to mine
Don’t say the words that I love to hear
Beat goes on and I close my eyes
I was young, didn’t know ’bout love
You were wild, couldn’t get enough
Let’s leave things the way they were
You’ll stay with me like a lullaby
Guess I had my last chance
And now this is our last dance
It fell through the cracks in my hands
Tell myself to be stronger
My heart’s like a rubber band
And it’s such a shame
You’ll always be the one who got away
We both know deep down you feel the same
Hard to say it’s over
But I’m already someone else’s baby
Baby, ahh
Baby, ahh
Baby, ahh
But I’m already someone else’s
Wish I met you in another place and time
If only, if only, you were mine
This love story ends for you and I
Cause I’m already someone else’s
Baby, ahh
Baby, ahh
Baby, ahh
But I’m already someone else’s
Baby, ahh
Baby, ahh
Baby, ahh
I’m already someone else’s

Jeremy Zucker – firefly Lyrics

[Pre-Chorus]
Isn’t it like you to make me forget
Isn’t it like you to fuck with my head
It’s just not like you to get up and leave
Let’s make this simple and sweet
You’re just not that into me
[Chorus]
It’s you and I, in the night, firefly
It’s you and I, do or die, firefly
It’s you and I, in the night, firefly
It’s you and I, you and I, yeah
[Outro]
I let you go, it wasn’t difficult
You let me down, now I’m invincible
‘Cause after dark, you see the brighter side
Firefly, firefly [Verse 1]
Pull me closer
You’re my supernova
In the dark, we’ve been frozen
By the end, cut me open, open
Just let me go, it’s not that difficult
Be gentle, girl, I’m not invincible
It’s obvious you’re not the sober type
But still you drink like you can’t feel nothing else
You won’t get over yourself
[Pre-Chorus]
Isn’t it like you to make me forget
Isn’t it like you to fuck with my head
It’s just not like you to get up and leave
Let’s make this simple and sweet
You’re just not that into me
[Chorus]
It’s you and I, in the night, firefly
It’s you and I, do or die, firefly
It’s you and I, in the night, firefly
It’s you and I, you and I, yeah
[Verse 2]
Can’t control, yeah
But now, I need closure
Late at night, call me over
With your head on my shoulders, oh, yeah
You let me go, wasn’t that difficult
You turn away like I’m invisible
It’s obvious, you get what you want in life
But still these words sound differently in my head
Am I not over you yet?

Jeremy Zucker – desire Lyrics

(Hold me down when I fall apart)
(Hold me down when I fall apart)
[Verse 2]
Lately I’ve been left out for dead
Caught between hits of your cigarette
If I’m honest, pretty sure I’m still
Alone, at loss for words, but still
I’ve won and I’ve lost but I’ve fell and I’ve fucked it up
I’ve won and I’ve lost but I’ve fell and I’ve fucked it up
[Bridge]
But damn, you look good in your photographs
Breaking my heart every time you laugh
All of these shots poured down the drain
I tried, but it tastes like Novocaine
Now that you’re free, do you feel alright
Downing these shots with another guy
I know you’ve moved on, just know I’m trying
Anything, and it’s [?]
[?]
[Outro]
For you, yeah I’ve heard it all and made mistakes
Chased my days with Novocaine
Oh, I wonder, are we a work of art
I know we’ll suck at making plans
In the end you’ll understand
(For you) [Pre-Chorus]
But damn, you look good when your tears dry up
I hate to be the one to make your fears fire up
I’ll be outside when the sky falls down
Wanna get the fuck out this lonely town
All of these years, do you feel the same? (Hold me down when I fall apart)
(Hold me down when I fall apart)
What do you desire? I don’t give a fuck, it all feels the same
Easier to blame with a broken heart
Hate me now that we’ve grown apart
[Chorus]
What do you desire? Chasing our ride in the pouring rain
Staying up late just to walk you home
Clinging to me like it’s all you know
[Chorus]
What do you desire? I guess I’ll be gone when the lease is up
Where did we go wrong? (Hold me down when I fall apart)
(Hold me down when I fall apart)
[Verse 1]
By now, I should be in LA
Wasting my time chasing better days
But I know way too many things to stay
Alone, at loss for words, but still
I’ve won and I’ve lost but I’ve fell and I’ve fucked it up
I’ve won and I’ve lost but I’ve fell and I’ve fucked it up
Laying in bed with my headphones on
And our playlist stop
I’m spinning right now, hope it don’t last long
Why did I get drunk? [Pre-Chorus]
But damn, you look good when your tears dry up
I hate to be the one to make your fears fire up
I’ll be outside when the sky falls down
Wanna get the fuck out this lonely town
Where will you be when I go insane? (Hold me down when I fall apart)
(Hold me down when I fall apart)
What do you desire? [Intro]
Why do you cry with your hair tied up and my t-shirt on?

Chief Keef – Shorty (Remix) Lyrics

[Hook]
They my shorties, they my shorties
They my shorties, they my shorties
I get my shorties 40’s
They come throught blowin’ blowin’ blowin’
They ain’t missin’
They come through scorin’ scorin’ scorin’
They my shorties, they my shorties
These niggas shorties, these niggas shorties
I get my shorties 40’s
They come throught blowin’ blowin’ blowin’
When we pull up, hop out
Now we blowin’ blowin’ blowin’
[Verse: 1]
Gambino grab the strap
Flash grab my racks
Ball drive the car
Tadoe grab the thots
Tray Savage grab the Mac
Cap grab the bag
Throw bag, grab a [?]
This ain’t what you want
They my shorties
Yeah we love shooting guns
Caught Caper from the front
He came through with a pump
Caught [?] from savage squad
He came through with that [?]
Caught Fredo out the cut
He came through with the mops
Very scary, goosebumps
I come through with the skunk
Blowin’ on the skunks
Skunk reeking on my truck
And I don’t give a fuck
I got money now no [?]
I ain’t never gave no fuck
Was always with the Buck-Buck
[Hook]
They my shorties, they my shorties
They my shorties, they my shorties
I get my shorties 40’s
They come throught blowin’ blowin’ blowin’
They ain’t missin’
They come through scorin’ scorin’ scorin’
They my shorties, they my shorties
These niggas shorties, these niggas shorties
I get my shorties 40’s
They come throught blowin’ blowin’ blowin’
When we pull up, hop out
Now we blowin’ blowin’ blowin’
[Bridge]
They come throught blowin’ blowin’ blowin’
When we pull up, hop out
Now we blowin’ blowin’ blowin’
[Verse: 2]
Johny bitch, on my necklace
Come through with that garbage
We no drama, young and reckless
My niggas always wilding
I swear they off protected
We don’t no [?]
We don’t know who shoots the weapons
Don’t care ’bout [?]
All I care about is money
Don’t give no fuck ’bout court
Don’t give no fuck ’bout Ronnie
I’m so accounted with money
It’s a money then tsunami
[?] With my shorties we be [?]
[Hook]
They my shorties, they my shorties
They my shorties, they my shorties
I get my shorties 40’s
They come throught blowin’ blowin’ blowin’
They ain’t missin’
They come through scorin’ scorin’ scorin’
They my shorties, they my shorties
These niggas shorties, these niggas shorties
I get my shorties 40’s
They come throught blowin’ blowin’ blowin’
When we pull up, hop out
Now we blowin’ blowin’ blowin’
[Outro] x4
They my shorties, they my shorties
They come throught blowin’ blowin’ blowin’

Lauv – There’s No Way Lyrics

[Verse 1: Lauv]
You touch me and it’s almost like we knew
That there will be history between us two
We knew someday that we would have regrets
But we just ignored them the night we met
We just dance backwards into each other
Trying to keep our feelings secretly covered
You touch me and it’s almost like we knew
That there will be history
[Chorus: Lauv & Julia Michaels]
There’s no way that it’s not going there
With the way that were looking at each other
There’s no way that it’s not going there
Every second with you I want another
But maybe we can hold off one sec
So we can keep this tension in check
But there’s no way that it’s not going there
With the way that were looking at each other
[Verse 2: Julia Michaels, Lauv & Both]
I wish I could make the time stop
So we could forget everything and everyone
I wish that the time would line up
So we could just give in to what we want
‘Cause when I got somebody, you don’t
And when you got somebody, I don’t
I wish that the time would line up
So we could just give in
[Chorus: Lauv & Julia Michaels]
There’s no way that it’s not going there
With the way that were looking at each other
There’s no way that it’s not going there
Every second with you I want another
But maybe we can hold off one sec
So we can keep this tension in check
But there’s no way that it’s not going there
With the way that were looking at each other
[Bridge: Lauv & Julia Michaels]
We just dance backwards into each other
Trying to keep our feelings secretly covered
We just dance backwards into each other
Trying to keep our feelings secretly covered
You touched me and it’s almost like we knew
That there would be history
[Chorus: Lauv & Julia Michaels]
There’s no way that it’s not going there
With the way that were looking at each other
There’s no way that it’s not going there
Every second with you I want another
But maybe we can hold off one sec
So we can keep this tension in check
But there’s no way that it’s not going there
With the way that were looking at each other
[Outro: Lauv & Julia Michaels]
We just keep dancing right into each other
We just keep dancing right into each other

Spring has sprung on Macquarie Island, as millions of animals return home

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September 27, 2018 07:00:57

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Spring has sprung on Macquarie Island, with millions of animals returning home.
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Space is at a premium on the beach during spring. (Supplied: Chris Howard)
“There’s bucketloads happening at the moment,” he said of the island, which is 1,500 kilometres south of Tasmania.”We’ve got elephant seals up on the beach pupping, and we’ve got gentoo penguins on eggs and cormorants building nests.”Spring is very much upon us on the island.”A highlight for Mr Howard is monitoring the four species of albatross which nest there.”We’ve had the first black brows observed this season.”One of the highlights of my year is monitoring the progression of the wandering albatross chicks on the island.”

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A grey-headed albatross shelters its chick from the rain. (Supplied: Chris Howard)
Regeneration is ‘mind-blowing’Macquarie Island is home several species of penguins.At the moment, there’s gentoo penguins sitting on their eggs and the king penguin chicks are still in their brown down. Photo:
Elephant seals give birth to their pups during spring. There’s also been sightings of royal penguins who are still arriving.”We’re still waiting on our first observations of the rock hopper penguins too,” Mr Howard said. (Supplied: Chris Howard) Photo:
Mr Howard says expeditioners give the elephant seals a wide berth. Spring on Macquarie Island looks a bit different to the rest of Australia.Some of the world’s most incredible creatures return to the island to raise their families at this time of year, when temperatures start to rise above zero.Chris Howard, the ranger-in-charge, may have spent the past four winters on “Macca”, but he’s certainly not sick of encountering the birds and animals he shares the island with. (Supplied: Melanie Wells; Australian Antarctic Division)
There are five chicks at the moment.”I’m very happy to report that they are still alive and well and growing very quickly,” he said.”To be so close to an animal that is so threatened on the global scale is a very special experience.”Counting the ‘beach masters’A day’s work for Mr Howard in spring also involves counting seals.Elephant seals have started returning to the island, some with new pups. (Supplied: Chris Howard)
“You’ve got some animals that can be 20 or 30 metres away from you and they’ll still be alarmed,” Mr Howard said.”They have quite distinct body language that they present when they are alarmed.”We always give them their space.”At last count, there were 200 cows on the beach; by mid-October there will be thousands.”We’re at the early stages of the breeding season.”[In October] it’s standing room only on the beach.”

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King penguins call Macquarie Island home. (Supplied: Chris Howard)
“It’s a truly amazing experience to share the beach with something as large as a beach master.”You’re looking at an animal about three to four metres long and weighing three tonnes.”He said he enjoyed sitting and watching them.”It’s a very special privilege.”Expeditioners use a 10-metre rule to observe the seals, especially when they have pups. (Supplied: Chris Howard)
He said he had enjoyed watching the island regenerate in the absence of rabbits.”The rate at which the grass and the vegetation is growing is mind-blowing.”There’s no longer any feral species on the island, only humans — 14 expeditioners currently, increasing to about 20 over summer.But the animal population is in the millions.”Really, the human population down here is very, very insignificant.”Summer brings species of a different kindMr Howard said while spring was the peak time for wildlife monitoring, the summer season meant managing other species: humans.”That’s our busy time of the year when we get tourists visiting the island,” he said.”Some of the early ships will get to see the elephant seal weaners.”All of our visitors come at a concentrated time of the year.”He said the island would see up to seven cruise ships visit, but they were closely managed.”It’s really quite a remarkable experience to see the island as I do from a resident’s perspective.”But the absolute joy you get to see on people’s faces as they step ashore on the beach for the first time is almost overwhelming.”The average stint for an expeditioner on Macquarie Island is about 12 months. Photo:
One of Chris Howard’s tasks on the island is counting seals.

Australia’s oldest Invictus Games competitor says archery helps with rehabilitation

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Warrant Officer Graham Bell practising for the 2018 Invictus Games at his backyard archery range.
“It was maximum of six degrees, a light dusting of snow as we were getting in the buses to go out to the range.”I was lucky enough to win gold in that competition, so I was happy with that.”Coaching from the Invictus Games, as well as from Maitland’s Lyn and Peter Fairhall, has paid off for Bell, who bought his first bow as a young bloke in the 1970s.”I only got it out every five or 10 years,” he said. “When the daughters did archery through school, they’d drag me along every so often.”Bell sustained leg and arm injuries when he was hit by a car, and has had major heart surgery, including the replacement of an aortic valve. “It’s been good to see.””The whole journey’s been emotional,” adds Bell. Sydney is gearing up to host the 2018 Invictus Games. What are the Invictus Games? They are knocked down but get up and go.” “I suffer from spinal disc protrusion due to operational service,” he says.”And I have a major depressive disorder due to being severely injured.”But sport has played a significant role in Bell’s rehabilitation. Watch some on our YouTube channel or visit our latest stories: Australia’s oldest Invictus Games competitor says archery helps with rehabilitationHow fighting helped turn a teen’s life aroundRemote Aussie Rules team hungry for a win and a kangaroo on its 600km trip to gameTell us your sporting life highs and lows
He said that applying for Invictus Games 2018 has helped find a way “to participate and again be a part of a team”.”I will enjoy the camaraderie of not just my fellow Australian teammates but all the wounded, injured and ill competitors from around the world,” he said.For Graham, ‘winning’ at the Sydney Games will be wearing the Australian uniform and competing in archery in the Open Recurve Category, a world class event.”Anyone who has suffered a personal tragedy, like being wounded or injured, or a life-threatening illness,” he said.”When I see people pick themselves up, get off the lounge and move on, I am inspired.”Invictus means unconquerable, and these people are unconquered. (Supplied: Graham Bell)
Warrant Officer Bell, who had a 40-year, part-time army career, only started serious training for archery in February this year.Already he has won gold for Australia, after being invited to compete at the Marine Corps Trials in North Carolina, qualifying him to compete in the masters.”Competition day was a bit cool,” Graham recalls. At 58, Bell is Australia’s oldest Invictus Games competitor, and out loud he is running through the ‘shot cycle’ for archery.”Drawing the arrow out, knocking on the string, deep breath, draw, expand,” says Bell.A loud twang, followed split seconds later by a thwack as the arrow hits a target 18 metres away disperses a small flock of lorikeets.”And release.”The shot is good, in the yellow zone, and will be worth 9 or 10 points come competition day at the Sydney Games next month.As Graham draw another bow from his quiver, his wife Carmen looks on.”It’s inspiring for me to see, and I love sitting, watching, and helping him through it,” Carmen says.”It’s supporting him, but it’s also it’s just really an interesting sport to watch.”Coaching has already helped strike gold

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Warrant Officer competed Graham Bell at the 2018 Marine Corps Trials in North Carolina. (ABC Newcastle: Anthony Scully)
Carmen Bell said she feels pride seeing her husband use sport to recover from his injuries.”He’s put all the work into it,” she said, fighting back tears. Photo:
Graham Bell’s wife Carmen says he has a deeper calm since training for the Invictus Games in archery. Here’s everything you need to know to get up to speed. (Supplied: Carmen Bell)
“It’s really helped him overall in other areas of his life.”Bell observed that his relaxed disposition lends itself to excelling in the sport.”Most archers that I’ve seen are calm and collected and not much gets them riled,” he said.With coaching, he has been able to sharpen his skills which has aided his rehabilitation from injuries sustained during operations.”I know I’ve suffered from severe depression myself and it really helps with that,” he said.”Just being calm, focused, and making sure that each shot is the same, concentrating on your shot cycle so that everything is consistent.”Invictus Games an emotional journey

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Carmen Bell says she’s been proud to see husband Warrant Officer Graham Bell use training as rehabilitation from his injuries. The ABC, Grandstand and the National Sports Museum want to hear your sport stories of connection and community. “It encourages me to focus on what I can do, not dwell on what I can no longer do,” he said.Training brought a deeper sort of calmnessBell’s secret weapon Carmen is able to offer practical assistance.”I take videos of him and photos, and he can see his technique and what he’s doing well, and what he might need to work on,” she said.Invictus coaches review the footage and provide feedback, remotely as well as at training camps.”He’s normally very calm, but since he’s been doing that the archery he’s got a deeper sort of calmness about him,” she said.
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