Have you ever taken a bath in a forest?

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A key part of forest bathing is meditating while concentrating on the sounds and smells of the bush. (ABC News: Tom Fedorowytsch)
Our small group stood still to meditate, concentrating on the sounds and smells of the bush, like the birdsong and the crisp winter breezes.We then took a deliberately slow walk, running our fingers through leaves and branches, and focusing our eyes on the eucalyptus trees and mountain scenery.”This is a way to really delve right down to say, ‘good grief look at that seed, look at that little dead leaf, look at that amazing insect, look at all the things that go on here’,” Ms Gaut said.”It really concentrates the experience right in that moment of feeling and sensing … Stressed? Tired? The Japanese art of forest bathing or “shinrin yoku” may be the cure for the ills of your urban life.There are no bath towels, soap or candles in sight, because this involves slow and tranquil walks through pristine wilderness.Australia now has three accredited guides in forest bathing, including Alex Gaut from SA’s Conservation Council.”[The Japanese] have this word, karoshi, which means death by overwork,” she said.”It was so bad they started working on ways to deal with the problem, so they were really the first to start developing this practice.”The ABC joined a session at Belair National Park, outside of Adelaide. (ABC News: Tom Fedorowytsch)
In bushland there is no need for phones and social media updates, and the walk finishes with a simple tea ceremony.Our fellow first-time forest bathers, despite being well-versed in hiking, picnics and bushwalking, said this was something unique.”This just really lets you stop and I think getting away from the material world helps that happen,” Palitja Moore said.”It’s the slowness, it’s the stillness, it’s the deep attention to being in the place, so I was noticing shapes, and colours, and sounds,” Jana Norman said.Researchers in Japan have linked forest bathing to a drop in blood pressure and stress levels.But Australian bushwalkers have known for generations that spending time in the great outdoors is good for the body, the mind and the soul. (ABC News: Tom Fedorowytsch) and everything else peels away.”

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The art of forest bathing means taking in all the park’s surroundings, including its wildlife.
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Whales doomed to starve inside coral reef escape

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Considering the amount of time a whale carcass takes to break down, Ms Bartle was cautiously optimistic that this was a good sign.”It would have been a really long time, and customs fly over regularly each week,” she said.But the best news came with reports that people south of the Rowley Shoals near the town of Exmouth had seen the unusual sight of a mother and calf humpback whale in the area in January.”Some people in Coral Bay or Exmouth were swimming with a humpback and her calf and that was probably mid to late January,” Ms Bartle said.Humpback whales typically spend summer months in Antarctic waters, migrating up the West Australian coast from June and returning south well before January.”That’s very rare, I haven’t seen that at all,” Ms Bartle said.”She had to have gotten out, and that had to be her in Coral Bay or Exmouth, and fingers crossed she made it to Antarctica.” A mother and calf humpback whale that appeared stuck inside a north-west Australian coral reef long after they should have migrated south to feed, seem to have made an unlikely escape to safety.The whales were last seen inside the Rowley Shoals’ Mermaid Reef in December, where the mother and calf appeared reluctant to leave the lagoon via the narrow reef entrance, according to charter boat operator Kylie Bartle.”All we could think of was that maybe she was scared in there,” Ms Bartle said.”We thought maybe orcas or something like that had hassled her and she’d gone in there and maybe she was too scared to come out.”We noticed that she’d started losing weight, her tail looked quite thin, and we could sort of start to see the vertebrae through her skin.”The whales were at risk of starvation inside the reef, which lies west of Broome in north Western Australia, whale expert Lars Bejder, a professor at Murdoch University, said at the time.”The mum’s not able to feed until she’s back in Antarctica,” Dr Bejder said.When the mother and calf followed Ms Bartle’s charter boat out of the reef entrance, only to turn around and re-enter, the worst was feared for the two whales.”We were devastated, oh my god there were people crying, we were like, ‘No!'” Ms Bartle said.”It was terrible, and it was at that stage that we were like, ‘Oh no, what’s going on, and what are the chances of her surviving?”Cautiously optimistic about whales’ fateWith the tour boats leaving the Rowley Shoals for the cyclone season, it was not until an Australian Customs plane searched the area a month later that a report came back that the whales appeared to have finally left the reef.”They spent a reasonable amount of time out there and they couldn’t find her anywhere,” Ms Bartle said. Photo:
The humpback whale mother and her calf regularly approached a charter boat moored inside the Rowley Shoals’ Mermaid Reef while guests snorkelled around the boat.
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Vintage cinema experience kept alive by volunteers

(ABC News) Inside the Amusu Theatre and Movie Poster Museum at Manildra, NSW.
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In a town where choices for entertainment are few and far between, the long-running Amusu Theatre at Manildra, in central-west New South Wales, remains a cherished venue in the community of about 450 residents.
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Exterior of the Amusu Theatre and Movie Poster Museum in Manildra, NSW. (ABC Central West: Luke Wong)
In 1936 he established a permanent theatre building next door to his family’s car mechanic garage in Manildra, where it still stands today. Photo:
Alan Strachan and wife Madeline, of Mittagong, donated thousands of items to the Movie Poster Museum at Manildra. “So we had a wonderful time. (ABC Central West: Luke Wong)
Getting the show on the roadIn 1923 Manildra businessman Allan Tom started a traveling picture show using a film projector carted on the back of a flatbed truck.Originally screening silent films to crowded halls and tents around central-west New South Wales, Mr Tom soon transitioned to showing movies with soundtracks using a record player. (ABC Central West: Luke Wong)
Best seats in the houseInside the auditorium, the tiered seats at either side of the projection room remain popular among visitors.”Allan Tom used to call that the swimming pool area. “It’s a full-time job for me,” she said. Watch Stories of Australian Cinema Take a journey with film reviewer David Stratton through the history of Australian films
Theatre committee member Lyn Woodhart is one of Mr Tom’s four daughters.She recalls fond childhood memories of growing up in the theatre.”It was great because we went to all the pictures every Saturday night,” she said.”When we were young and there was a particularly frightening [movie] on Dad would say ‘It’s only a picture, don’t cry’. (ABC Central West: Luke Wong)
One volunteer is long-time Manildra resident and theatre committee secretary treasurer Kevin Penson.”We’re keeping something old that’s an icon for the whole district. (ABC Central West: Luke Wong)
One donor is former projectionist Alan Strachan, who worked in cinemas around New South Wales for more than 32 years.During his travels he and his wife Madeline amassed several thousand pieces of movie memorabilia that they donated to the museum in 2011.The couple are pleased to see their vast collection being preserved for the viewing public.”I feel so good about that because they were all destined for the rubbish tip because nobody wanted to buy them, nobody even wanted to collect them, so I feel so pleased to have all that here,” Mr Strachan said.After the museum opened it attracted the eyes of collectors from near and far. Explore Australia’s historic cinemasBroken Hill cinema that helped make Mad Max 2The Laurieton theatre that inspired Baz LuhrmannScandals, disasters and ghosts of Castlemaine’s Theatre RoyalThe cinema wars of BingaraNewcastle’s Regal Cinema reborn with Happy FeetThe Bowral theatre that farewelled Sir Donald BradmanThe world’s oldest open-air cinema in BroomeTors Drive-In: one of Queensland’s lastHobart’s Odean Theatre: ‘the finest building in Tasmania’Pulling back the curtains on Brisbane’s old theatresThe lost cinemas of Perth While the cinema has progressed into the digital age, the novelty of stepping inside one of the region’s oldest cinemas remains an ongoing attraction for visitors young and old. Photo:
For several decades car mechanic Len Townsend worked as the cinema’s film projectionist. (ABC Central West: Luke Wong)
Generosity of movie memorabilia collectors Ms Stevenson’s son Darren successfully applied for a $50,000 grant from the NSW State Government that allowed the neighbouring Tom’s Garage to be converted into a movie poster museum.More than 30,000 vintage posters are now in the collection, most of which have been donated by generous benefactors. I know my dad would be happy too,” she said. That’s where the local lads learnt the ‘breaststroke’,” Ms Stevenson laughed. Photo:
Photographs and relics serve as a reminder of the museum’s past as a car garage, and the theatre’s origins as a travelling picture show. It’s a fantastic thing. Proceeds from poster sales now greatly contribute to the running of the venue.Several thousand items have also been donated by the former operators of Mount Vic Flicks in the New South Wales Blue Mountains, Ron and Diane Bayley. It’s not a lot of trouble to keep it going now it’s in a good running order,” Mr Penson said.The wider Manildra community has played its part too, with several local businesses and individuals donating money and services over the years to help keep the doors open. We wouldn’t have missed it.”Ms Woodhart continued her role as theatre usherette after the local council acquired the buildings in 2003.She said her late father would be proud of the community’s efforts to keep the theatre doors open.”It’s great to see it’s still running, absolutely wonderful. Eight decades after its doors first opened, a dedicated team of volunteers and generous donors keep the art deco-era cinema operating alongside a neighbouring movie poster museum.The theatre’s origins trace back to the early 20th century, with one man’s vision to bring the magic of cinema to remote communities. Photo:
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Movie-goers inside the Amusu Theatre’s auditorium. “It’s nostalgia, it’s a wonderful place to be,” theatre committee president Joan Stevenson said.She said the Amusu remained an important landmark of Manildra because the nearest cinema was 50 kilometres away in Orange.While her husband Alan attends to the maintenance, Ms Stevenson leads a small committee of dedicated volunteers who are kept busy organising monthly screenings and private showings for groups.

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Amputee volunteer gives prosthetics students a leg-up

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“When I first got home from hospital I was having tantrums like a four-year-old,” she said, adding that she still had good days and bad days.”Two days ago I was in my bathroom, crying my heart out; today I’m having a good day.”

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“The difference between a good prosthetist and one that doesn’t really know their stuff is the difference between me walking and not walking,” she said.”That’s why I’m here, to be able to train the next generation of prosthetists and get them to make great legs.”But that’s really only part of the story. Photo:
Mandy McCracken says she and her husband kept no secrets from their daughters. For students, Judy said, working with volunteers was a way of “getting our feet wet before we dive into the pool”.While this was her first time fitting an amputee with a prosthetic leg, she said she “wasn’t too stressed”.”I was just more worried that Mandy would be uncomfortable or that the socket would be too tight or too loose.”Like ugg bootsAs it turns out, Judy needn’t have worried. (ABC Radio Melbourne: Simon Leo Brown)
Next year will be Judy’s final year of study, which will include 14 weeks of clinical placement. Mandy McCracken walked slowly, her leg didn’t quite fit. “I had to wait for my legs to heal because I had a lot of scarring,” she said.It took a long time for Mandy to come to terms with the loss of her limbs. Holding onto a handrail, she stepped gingerly past rows of curtained cubicles back to her seat, where prosthetics student Judy Situ made some adjustments.Judy is in her third year at La Trobe University, one of only two tertiary institutions in Australia which offer a course in prosthetics and orthotics.Mandy, who has no hands or feet, is one of about 35 amputees who volunteer their time so students can practise their skills on a real human being. One Wednesday night in August 2013, Mandy went to bed with what she thought was the flu.On the Friday she was vomiting and passing out and she went to hospital in an ambulance that evening. “By Saturday lunchtime I was in a coma.”What she thought was the flu was a group A streptococcal (GAS) blood infection and doctors had to amputate her arms and legs to stop her from dying.The same bacteria is responsible for some cases of tonsillitis, and serious GAS infections cause more than 500,000 deaths a year globally.Mandy said her husband Rod helped their three young daughters by being honest about her condition. (Supplied)
What kept Mandy and her family going was the kindness of those around them. “I’ve tried on a few student prosthetic legs and I’m really happy, occasionally, to leave them here. The choice between losing limbs or losing life

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Judy Situ (right) studied prosthetics and orthotics at the suggestion of a high school career counsellor. “We made a real commitment, there and then, that we were going to give back to the community.”Students get hands-onSix months later she saw a La Trobe University advertisement in an amputee magazine calling for volunteers.Mandy now drives for an hour from her home in Kilmore several times a year to volunteer at the university’s clinic. (Supplied)
“My seven-year-old daughter one day was asked by one of her school teachers: ‘Oh dear, how’s mum going?'”She was skipping down the hallway and said, ‘Yeah, she’s getting her arms chopped off today’, and she kept skipping.”Good days and badMandy was given her first prosthetic arm at Christmas 2013 and received her second shortly after, but it was another six months before the doctors allowed her to try on prosthetic legs. “She’s really nailed it,” Mandy said. But Kerry Fisher, course coordinator for the Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics, said there were volunteers who travelled much further.”Some come down from Albury Wodonga for the day,” she said, adding La Trobe was always looking for more volunteers.”It means the students have a wider breadth of exposure to the clients that they will be seeing once they graduate.”The university first established a prosthetics and orthotics course in 1975, and students now complete a master of clinical prosthetics and orthotics as a double degree with a bachelor of applied science. “It’s like putting your ugg boots back on, to put your own leg back on.”However, Mandy said she would have happily walked out with Judy’s leg.”I would be very happy to have her as my prosthetist in a few years.”Hear more from Mandy McCracken on the Conversation Hour Podcast from ABC Radio Melbourne.

2 Chainz – Blue Cheese (feat. Migos)

50 pointer shit colossus
‘Cause he smelled like weed when he got there
I’ve been drinkin’ codeine all night
I met the plug, got 100 keys
She fuck with the squad, she gon’ grip the stick
Smoking on Barry Bonds in the Hurricane, spinning work like I’m Taz
Blue cheese in my off whites
Give me that block and I gotta seize
The Nawfside, call it Baghdad, make a nigga 40 yard dash
Blue cheese in my off whites
I called, she ain’t pick up, I text her back, bitch you stingy
Racks in my pockets, they lookin’ like knee pads
10 racks on me that’s mall money
Blue cheese in my off whites
Black man with a lot of money, got the white man wanna off me
Everyone look at the tag, I do the digital dash uh uh
I don’t understand nothin’ but them dollar signs
Better wake up, smell the coffee
Hey, with this money I could stay up and survive
Got your bitch out the DM, put her on a flight
Came from the rags to riches, now we got bags and bitches
Got your bitch out the DM, put her on a flight
I’m going wildebeest, all on my enemies
Oh so high, money make me so high
I’m havin blue cheese
Flexing on niggas like Hercules
She fuck with the squad, she gon’ grip the stick
And if you know me you know I’m about my cash
She fuck with the squad, she gon’ grip the stick
I don’t understand nothin’ but them dollar signs
Drippin’ so much sauce on your bitch look like she wettin’ the bed
Off with they head
When you wake up in the morning
Cookie smellin like a mosh pit
Racks in back it won’t slow down
I had to take my uncle to school this morning shawty
Came from the rags to riches, now we got bags and bitches
Blue cheese in my off whites
Blue cheese in my off whites
50, 000 on me, I’m a walkin’ lick
I’m at the top and they under me
I don’t understand nothin’ but them dollar signs
Got your bitch out the DM, put her on a flight
When you wake up in the morning
You was my mans but you lost me
50, 000 on me, I’m a walkin’ lick
Came from the rags to riches, now we got bags and bitches
I don’t understand nothin’ but them dollar signs
50, 000 on me, I’m a walkin’ lick
I’ve been drinkin’ Codeine all night
Poppin’ Xans, I’m exhausted
And I’mma get it by any means
Walk in the traphouse, use my Cartiers for credentials (Goddamn!)
They know me but don’t know my past
Migos and Chainz in the city, go to your girl corner
Came from the rags to riches, now we got bags and bitches
Had to bring out that bag
I’ve been drinkin’ Codeine all night
My side chick got pregnant by her main dude and I’m offended
And he got suspended
I hit the lot and don’t ask for the tag
Negative energy, I could do anything, I got the guillotine
Came from the rags to riches, now we got bags and bitches
Came from the rags to riches, now we got bags and bitches
Known to pull off and get head
We too fly, bad bitches in the archive
(Uhh, uhh)
Safari diamond, money long now
I’m on this drink need to slow down
Pop a Perc, kinda nauseous
I’m in all black like a ninja, chain got influenza
I am still gettin’ this bread, bought her a Birkin bag uh uh
I’ve been drinkin’ Codeine all night
Got your bitch out the DM, put her on a flight
Blue cheese in my off whites
You had a sack but it’s gone now
I just bought a Lamb’ I’mma crawl on it
Blue cheese, no ranch, all hunnids
She fuck with the squad, she gon’ grip the stick
Get on top, she act a dog with it
The Nawfside, where the bags at, I was breakin’ my wrist in the glass (Whippin’ it!)
50, 000 on me, I’m a walkin’ lick
We go live, smoke this dope and ride
Came from the rags to riches, now we got bags and bitches
I don’t understand nothin’ but them dollar signs
These niggas sick me wanna get rid of me
Put the rest of that blue cheese in the bag
I could do more than just say it, strip club veteran head uh uh
Fucking on bitches with double D’s
Got your bitch out the DM, put her on a flight
Boy, my uncle 12 shawty
My life I’m livin’ it fast
Blue cheese in my off whites
One thing I cannot do is go out sad
I’ve been drinkin’ codeine all night
Flexin’ my all white with Benjamin Franklin
I can do more than just brag, I can back it up uh uh
Came from the rags to riches, now we got bags and bitches

Armin Van Buuren – Sunny Days (feat. Josh Cumbee)

She keeps on praying
Oh, oh, ooh
Oh, sunny days
Lift me when I’m down
Stolen from the light by demons of the past
But she keeps on praying
[Pre-Chorus]
Shelter for the night
She keeps on praying
Stolen from the light by demons of the past
Break you through the clouds
[Pre-Chorus]
But all that she’s seeing is darkness
[Post-Chorus]
No more butterflies ’cause they don’t never last

Break you through the clouds
You woke up in the morning

No more butterflies ’cause they don’t never last

Oh, oh, ooh
Oh, oh, ooh
Lift me when I’m down
Oh, oh, ooh
Oh, oh, ooh

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With the sunrise in your eyes
She keeps on praying

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She keeps on praying
Oh, sunny days
She keeps on praying
All she needs is shelter
But she’s looking down the line
Oh, sunny days
Lift me when I’m down
And this one could be heaven
Oh, sunny days
She keeps on praying
Oh, oh, ooh
She won’t tell you why

[Verse 1]

[Post-Chorus]
Oh, sunny days
It’s always raining
Oh, sunny days
Oh, sunny days
[Chorus]
It’s always raining
[Chorus]
Sunny days

She keeps on praying

Tom Rosenthal – Take Over

Show me wonders, love

Just show me
Oh show me what your mind does see
Show me things that your eyes do see
I wanna see what you see
No need to do talking
Show me everything you see

Show me wonders
Show me your, what your eyes can see
Oh love, show me wonders
Show me wonders
Show me the things your eye does see
Show me what your eyes can see
Oh love, take me over
Show me what your eyes still see
Oh love, go and be, you can be the heart for me
It’s a wonderful world, and you got a camera
Take me over
I am blind without you
Show me things that your eyes do see
Show me light, show me day, show me wonderful
No need for the mouth to speak

Jon Pardi – Heartache On The Dance Floor

So I put on a song just to sing along
Where she at, where she at, where she at tonight?
Some little west coast town
Where you at, where you at, where you at tonight?
She was a heartache on the dance floor (heartache on the dance floor)
Where she at, where she at, where she at tonight?
Yeah, you’re moving through my mind (moving through my mind)

I dropped by every night, I stayed till closing time
Yeah, she’s moving through my mind (moving through my mind)
I gotta know her name and I gotta see her again
All I think about, think about, think about
Where she at, where she at, where she at tonight, oh yeah?
She’s got me wondering, yeah I’m just wondering

Sunburned auburn air the California dream
Yeah, she’s moving through my mind (moving through my mind)
First thing that caught my eye, like nothing I’d ever seen
Humming this little song
To some old Motown song
She was a heartache on the dance floor (heartache on the dance floor)

Yeah, she was shaking them hips
Where you at, where you at, where you at tonight, oh?
Girl, I’m hanging around this little town
Where she at, where she at, where she at tonight?
Yeah, I was just hanging out
I gotta know her name and I gotta see her again
My little mystery, that girl is killing me
Where you at, where you at, where you at tonight?
If I could say a thing
And if you’re listening, listening, listening
She’s got me wondering, yeah I’m just wondering

So I’m right here right now
I couldn’t say anything so I sang along

Oh, I gotta know your name and I gotta see you again
You were a heartache on the dance floor (heartache on the dance floor)
She’s got me mesmerized, she’s all I’m thinking about
Where you at, where you at, where you at tonight?
I’d want you to know
Found a bar out by the sand, so I made my way in
So I just hung around this little west coast town

Vince Staples – Rain Come Down

Make it rain, in the club
She getting naked undercover’s for the fame
No, no, no, no, no, no, no (rain come down)
If so, ain’t no thang to a G
Two page spread in the CLR
On prison time, don’t be trippin’ on a text back
No, the cops don’t come for some weeks
Rain come down
Long nights, long summers we in Spain
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Don’t you dream on how it feel to be in love?
And the cops don’t come for some weeks
Where I’m from we don’t go to police
No, no, no, no, no, no, no (rain come down)
When the sun go down
Get your main laid down
Where I’m from we don’t run, we just roll with the heat
Rain come down (and the rain)
Rain come down
Best bet, try not to compete
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Where I’m from we don’t run, we just roll with the heat
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Where I’m from we don’t go to police
No, the cops don’t come for some weeks
When the jay go ’round
Rain come down
Rain come down
Bet your girl goes down
Run these streets like Ali Bomaye
When the sun go down
Bet your girl goes down
If so, ain’t no thang to a G
In the middle of the night
Bet your girl goes down
Rain come down
I’m the man, ten toes in the street
I’m the back of the bus, take a seat
No, no, no, no, no, no, no (rain come down)
She don’t wanna be another what’s-her-name
What, you drunk? You need a bus?
Rain come down (and the rain)
Rain come down
I’m the blood on the leaves, I’m the nose in the Sphinx
Rain come down
Don’t drown in the brown, just drown in the sound
I’m the blood on the leaves, I’m the nose in the Sphinx
Rain come down
Rain come down
When the sun go down
Rain come down
Best bet, try not to compete
I run North Side of the beach
Rain come down (and the rain)
Can’t remember springing for it, bring it on the plane
Rain come down
Rain come down
I feel just like Snoop on Dre day
Get your man laid down
Long flights playin’ with my brain
Ride in the drop top, son, why think?
Rain come down
I feel just like Snoop on Andre Day
Run these streets like Ali Bomaye
I’m the man, ten toes in the street
When the jay go ’round
When the sun go down
Never need a girl to love me, I just need the fire
I run North Side of the beach
Or, I think it was for Wayne
When the jay go ’round
I’m Lou’ Bourgeois on the beat
Get your man laid down
Rain come down
I’m the back of the bus, take a seat
Call Ca-lal-lane
Brown skin, blonde brain, Etta James
Rain come down
When the jay go ’round
Take a ride on the side where we die in the street
Rain come down
Take a ride on the side where we die in the street
In the middle of the night
Rain come down
Rain come down
Rain come down
Might get JFK’d, hope not, I prayeth
In the middle of the night
Rain come down
Ride in the drop top, son, why think?
And the cops don’t come for some weeks
Might get JFK’d, hope not I prayeth
I’m Lou’ Bourgeois on the beat
In the middle of the night
Rain come down
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Rain come down
Paid a pretty penny for my peace of mind
Bet your girl goes down
In another world, Cover Girl, but her chest flat
No, no, no, no, no, no, no (rain come down)

Tory Lanez – Loud Pack (feat. Dave East)

[Chorus: Tory Lanez]
Baby where you been?
Backwood on fire, so got my eyes low, blow this pound
Got two bitches and they smoking out
Lambo, the trunk in front of it, pulling up, I ain’t parked yet
When I was broke I still had smoke
Loud pack
I can pull your main bitch and all I do is sing to her
We don’t know no drought
Baby where you been?

First class, I don’t do no more coach
That blunt not done, I hit that roach
Bring ’em to the crib
Soon as you see me, you know what I’m on, yeah
Keep you on my side like the loud pack
And I’m with the shits
Honestly we take jewelry better than we can take a joke
[Chorus: Tory Lanez]
Bring ’em to the crib
Pull up with ah stick
My diamonds Offset
We gon’ get it lit, just like the loud pack
Got the head off a eighth of dope
We gon’ get it lit, just like the loud pack
All the smokin’, I mastered it, loud
Need you right beside me like the loud pack
[Verse 2: Dave East]
Still whipping and the digits long as lo mein
Keep you on my side like the loud pack
Bring it to the crib, you know what it is
Need you right beside me like the loud pack
Got her number, ain’t called yet
And it ain’t a thing to her
It’s all good with me, I got the loud pack

Came back to the crib, back to the face, I ain’t passing it
Baby where you been?
Need you right beside me like the loud pack
You still riding shotty with the loud pack
Pull up, light the motherfucking loud pack
It’s all good with me, I got the loud pack
It’s all good with me, I got the loud pack
Party with your friends
And I’m with the shits
We go to Cali smoking Cali, this shit loud
I woke up on a cloud, Takeoff
Dipping in a Benz
Party with your friends
You still got a body, baby
Dipping in a Benz
Keep you on my side like the loud pack
(Yeah-yeah-yeah-oh)
I can show you what this dough about

Bring ’em to the crib
New Lamborghini, that trunk in the front, yeah
Pull up with ah stick
Pull up, light the motherfucking loud pack

Whipping on the side, I’ma…
Pull up with ah stick
[Chorus: Tory Lanez]
Pull up, light the motherfucking loud pack
And I’m with the shits
I got two bitches and they fucking, oh yeah
Party with your friends
On Collins couple Haitians close
Dipping in a Benz
We gon’ get it lit, just like the loud pack
Lil T the one to tease me, want the whole thing

Bring it to the crib, you know what it is
[Verse 1: Tory Lanez]
Dipping in the ‘gatti, baby
Bring it to the crib, you know what it is
Before I used to package it

Silverstein – Lost Positives

Can you know what’s true?
Last night I came around to the truth whispered in my ear
Lying is letting you go
Can you know what’s true?
If lying is leaving, truth is just believing
[Chorus]
Truth is just believing
Replay a miserable script full of words that I won’t say
[Intro]
And I’m tired of trying to outrun a promise I should have never made
Can you know what’s true?

Can you know what’s true?
Lying is letting you go
In the light of day this sleight of hand romance is cold and crystal clear
If lying is leaving
[Bridge]
[Chorus]
And I changed the locks so I could get through the days and nights I never asked you

Can you know what’s true?
Can you know what’s true?
Can you know what’s true?
[Verse 2]
So I waited long enough to show you that I could change the way I know you
Lying is letting you go

Living lies that kept me close to you
The regret in your eyes tells me there’s nothing left to lose
Lying is letting you go on
Lying is letting you go

Lying is letting you go on
Living lies that kept me close to you
[Chorus]
Lying is letting you go
If lying is leaving
Can you know what’s true?
Living lies that kept me close to you
Lying is letting you go on
Living lies that kept me close to you

[Verse 1]

Paramore – Hard Times (In The Live Lounge) (Live)

[Chorus]
Hard times
[Chorus]
And I still don’t know how I even survive
Hard times
Tell my friends I’m coming down
Is a hole in the ground

Gonna make you wonder why you even try
When I hit the ground
That I ain’t gonna die
Hard times
[Verse 1]
Hanging over my head
Maybe I’ll come alive
Hard times
Hard times
Hard times
Gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
Tell my friends I’m coming down
These lives
You can tell me when it’s alright
And I gotta get to rock bottom
Hard times
All that I want
Where do I go?
These lives
And I gotta get to rock bottom
Hard times
With my little raincloud
Walking around

All that I want
[Verse 2]
Gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
We’ll kick it when I hit the ground
And I gotta get to rock bottom
Is to wake up fine
Hard times
Hard times
And I still don’t know how I even survive
Hard times

Tell me that I’m alright
Gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
Hit me with lightning!
Gonna make you wonder why you even try
For me to come out
[Bridge]

And I still don’t know how I even survive

These lives
And it ain’t coming down
Hard times
[Chorus]
Gimme some sort of sign
Gonna make you wonder why you even try
We’ll kick it when I hit the ground

ODESZA – Line Of Sight (feat. Wynne & Mansionair)

End of my line of sight once more

Help me out, don’t let me down
And I don’t learn, no I don’t learn
And I don’t learn, no I don’t learn
I could learn from you, I could learn from you
Cos you always seemed so kind
And you won’t let me, won’t let me down
And I don’t learn, no I don’t learn
[Chorus]
It’ll all be fine this time
I’m feeling in and out
[Outro]
I could learn from you, I could learn from you
And I don’t learn, no I don’t learn
And I don’t learn, no I don’t learn
[Chorus]
Cos you always seemed so kind
So will you help me down
I turn full circle round and round
It’ll all be fine this time
And it’s an open door
And I don’t learn, no I don’t learn

[Verse 2]

And you won’t let me, won’t let me down
I’m facing back to front
And I don’t learn, no I don’t learn
No you won’t let me, won’t let me down down down
I could learn from you, I could learn from you
And I don’t learn, no I don’t learn
Help me out, don’t let me down
Come grab my hand for solid ground
Over my shoulder at the sun
Help me out, don’t let me down
[Verse 1]

It’ll all be fine this time
It’ll all be fine this time

Nick Grant – Bouncin

She want dick and I’ma nail it

Everybody understand
Kids slide up on you
Bouncin’
I’m a rare nigga
Girl I got a bag on me
I think I’m Meth & Mary
They can’t do what I can
Like pajamas with the feet in ’em
Tell them other niggas
Leap the competition
It ain’t ’bout the money
I can make the money nigga…
Twenty-ninth of February

Yeah I’m showing out, roll the curtains up
‘less the feds with ya’
We gon’ check ’em first, like the secretary
Boy he Blair Witchin’
Money dancin’
Hot damn nigga…
It ain’t ’bout the money
I can make the money nigga…
It ain’t ’bout the money
Tell them other niggas
I peel off like a dead nigga’
Boy, the shit ain’t in the plans
They can’t do what I can
Pen game dope, scribble ’til my wrist lock
Never met a nah notha nigga this hot
Like a cheap nigga’
Food for the soul
[Hook: Nick Grant]
Uh…
Nigga’ that shit look too tedious (haha)
Girl I got a bag on me
Baby blue Jordan 9
Got a P.H.D., and she like the weed lit up
Never was a hater
My outfit scream murderer (whoo)
Shooter do it himself
My biggest fear is that you treatin’ me like theeese niggas’
Ass fat, she don’t waste much
I can make the money nigga…
Boy, bouncin’
I can make the money nigga…
Girl I got a bag on me
Like when Lauryn dropped Doo Wop
Not the press on kind
Hold up that "depressed hoe" sign
Hot damn nigga…
Boy, the shit ain’t in the plans
Blood spillin’ over beef
And get it…
Chris Bosh
[Verse 2: Nick Grant]
‘Fore they hear that booyah
This double M is all I need
And when you real nigga
I thought I told you that it’s all about the moola
They can’t do what I can
And when you real nigga
Everybody understand
Think I should hit Gerber up
Hot damn…
And when you real nigga
How you want it?
Bouncin’
Somebody tell them niggas that I’m legendary
I can make the money nigga…
Like it’s West Coast time
Boy, the shit ain’t in the plans
I can make the money nigga…
Real nigga’ ingredient
Come through wavy and they gon’ do you the greasiest
With the top down

Tell them other niggas
Hot damn…
Money dancin’
Niggas ballin’ thinkin’ shit is sweet
This that ’96 Pac
And we don’t run from nothin’
Hot damn…
Everybody understand
Money dancin’
With the top down
Baby girl throw it back
[Hook: Nick Grant]
Know I keep that thing
With the top down
Tell them niggas’ cool out
Hot damn nigga…
Tell a broke nigga
Bouncin’
You gotta catch those lines

Going harder than Laura lettin’ Urkle fuck
Party animal It’s like when Meech brought the zoo out
Strong minded, she ain’t messin’ with no weak nigga
[Verse 1: Nick Grant]

Lorde – Perfect Places (On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) (Live)

Let’s go to perfect places
All of our heroes fading
But when we’re dancing I’m alright
Feel the party to my bones
All of the things we’re taking
[Chorus]
If they keep tellin’ me where to go

What the fuck are perfect places anyway?

Spill my guts beneath the outdoor light
I hate the headlines and the weather

Send us to perfect places
Every night, I live and die
All of the things we’re taking
Watch the wasters blow the speakers
Are you lost enough?
Have another drink, get lost in us
Let’s go to perfect places
Send us to perfect places
[Outro]
Now I can’t stand to be alone
Meet somebody, take ’em home
‘Cause I don’t know
Trying to find these perfect places
What the fuck are perfect places anyway?

[Pre-Chorus]
‘Cause we are young and we’re ashamed
This is how we get notorious, oh
Now I can’t stand to be alone
All of our heroes fading
All the nights spent off our faces
[Verse 1]
It’s just another graceless night
Trying to find these perfect places
[Verse 2]

Trying to find these perfect places
It’s just another graceless night
All the nights spent off our faces
‘Cause we are young and we’re ashamed
All the nights spent off our faces
I’m 19 and I’m on fire
Every night, I live and die
What the fuck are perfect places anyway?
I’ll blow my brains out to the radio, oh
It’s just another graceless night
Let’s kiss and then take off our clothes
[Chorus]