Melbourne’s best playgrounds, as chosen by you

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(Supplied: City of Glen Eira)
Possibly Melbourne’s most expensive public playground, Glen Eira Council spent $10.8 million building Booran Reserve on the site of a former reservoir.Among its many attractions are in-ground trampolines, a double flying fox, and Australia’s first double-dome climbing net.Bridge Road Regional Playspace, StrathtullohThis playground near Melton South is sure to become more popular as the new suburbs of Strathtulloh and Cobblebank spring up nearby. ABC Radio Melbourne asked its Facebook fans to nominate their favourite local playgrounds.Booran Reserve, Glen Huntly

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Glen Eira Council opened the $10 million Booran Reserve playground in April. Tell us on the ABC Melbourne Facebook Page. It’s school holidays in Victoria, and if you’re a parent of a primary school child, it’s likely you’ll be at a playground sometime this weekend.So why not make it a good one? (Supplied: Mornington Peninsula Shire)
The City of Mornington has recently redeveloped the Rosebud Foreshore as part of its Destination Rosebud program.The redevelopment included the construction of a large waterside playground next to Rosebud pier. Ruffey Lake Park, Templestowe

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Ruffey Lake Park includes playgrounds for both toddlers and older children. The all-abilities wooden playground includes swings, a climbing net and cubby houses modelled on local buildings. Children can climb Mimi, slide down her tail, hide in her eggs or roar like a dinosaur through her in-built megaphone.Nature Play, Royal Park

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City of Melbourne’s Nature Play was named Australia’s best playground. (Supplied: Yarra Ranges Council)
Yarra Ranges Council may have just opened its new intergenerational playspace at Lilydale Lake Park, but the Montrose Community Playground remains a firm local favourite. (Supplied: Whybin TBWA / Medibank)
The other parks on this list may feature flying foxes or water play areas, but do they have a dinosaur?Opened in 2014, the centrepiece of McNish Reserve is Mimi the Muttaburrasaurus, a dinosaur-shaped playground activity designed by Footscray’s BiGfiSh Workshop. It has everything a playground needs including trampolines, a flying fox, monkey bars and water play. McNish Reserve, Yarraville

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McNish Reserve is known to locals as Dinosaur Park. Rosebud Foreshore

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The playground at Rosebud Foreshore is a reason to visit the beach this winter. Have we missed your favourite? (Supplied: Mamma Knows Melbourne)
Ruffey Lake Park features three playgrounds, including a large toddler area and an adventure playground for older kids.The 68-hectare park also has barbecues, picnic areas and, of course, Ruffey Lake.Montrose Community Playground

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Montrose Community Playground is a great playground in a bush setting. (Supplied: D Hannah)
Just around the corner from the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne’s Nature Play was last year named best playground by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.The design reflects the seven Wurundjeri seasons and features a climbing forest, water and sand play, swings and rocky slopes with slides.
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Simon Leo Brown

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July 01, 2017 06:30:00

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Bridge Road Playspace will no doubt become more popular as new suburbs are built nearby. (Supplied: Melton City Council)

Here’s cheers to 10 years of Dry July

(Supplied: Dry July Foundation) ABC Radio Sydney

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Amanda Hoh

Posted

July 01, 2017 09:00:00

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Adam embraces the opportunity to try some fancy mocktails during Dry July.
Despite having spent the past 10 years “going dry” each July, Adam Spencer still gets a shock when he calculates how much he drinks the other 11 months of the year.”It’s not a shaming exercise,” he said.”But if you take a month off, most people underestimate how much they drink.”When you take a month off, it gives you this interesting snapshot of your own relationship with alcohol.”Spencer is the patron of the Dry July Foundation, a yearly fundraising initiative to raise money for cancer support organisations. Here’s Spencer’s tips for skipping the boozeEmbrace it as an opportunity and not a challenge.Get the message out as much as possible to get people to sponsor you.Hang around your really pissed mates and become their Uber service for the next month.Continually remind yourself as to where the money is going and the difference it can all make.Don’t beat up on yourself if you have a beer one day, get someone to sponsor you for it. and raising money for a good cause at the same time.”You look at giving up the booze as a sacrifice, or you can look at it as having the best four weeks.” This will be Spencer’s 10th year doing Dry July.Its first year came about while Spencer was presenting the Breakfast program on ABC Radio Sydney.A caller to the station who’d had a cancer scare wanted to raise money for Prince of Wales Hospital by giving up drinking along with two of his friends.An overwhelming response from listeners saw those involved far exceed their initial $3,000 fundraising target.”We had this awkward moment at Prince of Wales Hospital when we handed over our $3,000 cheque that was for $257,000,” Spencer recalled.”They looked at us and said: ‘That’s going to be a bloody good TV mate.'”They ended up painting their outside recreational area and we suddenly realised a beast had been born.”The Dry July Foundation was officially created in 2008. External Link:

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Doing it for othersThis year the foundation expects 20,000 people to go dry in July.Already more than $1 million has been raised, bringing the total amount of funds raised over the past decade to $30 million.Cancer support organisations have used the money to help improve the wellbeing of people affected by cancer.Some examples include subsided accommodation for rural patients who would otherwise travel hours each day for treatment, providing state-of-the-art chemotherapy chairs, and renovating recreational areas for patients.Tips for getting through the monthMany participants use the month as a good excuse to start a health kick.But Spencer urged people to remember there was also a cause behind it.”There’s a considerable number of people doing it that look forward to the health benefit,” he said.”I do it for that …
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Future – Extra Luv (feat. YG)

She don’t want to love me
Hit 30k golds for your sandals
[Hook: Future]
Put my left wrist in, you see that bitch blinged out
Ahhh, ahhh, never really loved me
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Drivin’ in the whip, up the wrong way
[Hook: Future]
Ahhh, ahhh, never really loved me
Too much poppin’ in my life baby, I just really need some time baby
[Verse 2: YG]
Extra luv, extra luv, extra luv
Lifestyle, lifestyle
Never really loved me (You ain’t never loved me)
Lifestyle, lifestyle
Extra luv, extra luv, extra luv
Damn I’m so lucky, come here and fuck me girl
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Sand from her toes out the Lambo
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

[Pre-Hook: Future]
Never really loved me
Too much drugs in my life baby, I just really need some time baby
Too much poppin’ in my life baby, I just really need some time baby

[Hook: Future & (YG)]
Strapped up but I’m iced down, all white crib with the black towel
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
You never really loved me
It’s my lifestyle, it’s my lifestyle
Never really loved me
Kung-fu the bag when I come through (back up)

You never really loved me (You ain’t never loved me)
Come and check up on my line baby, all the time baby, ah noo
[Bridge: Future]
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Never really loved me
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Mansion in the hills and my neighbors is so nosy
Lil mama fell in love with the lifestyle
Lifestyle, lifestyle (4 hunnid)
You never really loved me

Come and check up on my line baby, out of time baby, ah noo

Told her hol’ up, let me put the pipe down

Put my right wrist in, you see that bitch blinged out
Gotta deal with all this fake shit

Extra luv, extra luv, extra luv
Extra luv (Hol’ up)
Fell in love with the lifestyle, black shades, night clout
Got the bag, that’s a fact when I come through

All she want to do is fuck, hit the bitch
Serve it on a platter in a red dress
30 round clip for the [?]
Four bad bitches on a white couch
No you ain’t never loved me, now you want to fuck me
It’s my lifestyle, it’s my lifestyle
Put ’em both together, that’s 200 on me, ouch
(That’s what my lifestyle about)
You never really loved me
[Pre-Hook: Future & (YG)]
It go brrrrrrrrat when I come through
Extra luv
Lifestyle, lifestyle (It’s YG, 4 hunnid)
Extra luv
It’s my lifestyle, it’s my lifestyle
Gotta keep it on me cause I iced out the Rollie
Chinchilla, turn that bitch to Mona Lisa
On the Maybach [?] so I’m sliding with the 40
Runnin’ from ya, out of time baby, come and find me baby, ah noo
Ahhh, ahhh, never really loved me
Lifestyle, lifestyle
[Intro: Future]

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
It’s back-back when I come through (back up)
Last night, tried to pipe down
She want to fuck but she don’t love me
Touchdown, I ain’t even ate yet
My diamonds on disco and they dancin’, hope you [?]
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ahhh, ahhh, never really loved me (You ain’t never loved me)
[Hook: Future & (YG)]
It’s my lifestyle, it’s my lifestyle (Hol’ up, hol’ up)
[Verse 1: Future]

Jamiroquai – Superfresh

Rock me, baby, all night long
To get another dance with you?
Feel me, i’ve got sensations just for you
Is there nothing I can do
I want you to rock with me, baby
I’m in, so such ecstasy
I want you to rock with me, baby
To get another dance with you (superfresh, maybe)
To get another dance with you?
I master blastin’ and the streets are gold
You know you got me so high
Rock me, baby, all night long
I want you to rock with me, baby
(All night long)

Can I get another dance?
Rock me, baby, all night long
I’m steppin’ off the world tonight
Rock me, baby, all night long (do it with me, do it with me, do it)
(superfresh, baby) Can I take you to another block?

Rockin’ in the sky, I just can’t stop
(Can I get another dance?)
More than, you next to me
Got sensations
Feel me, I’ve got sensations just for you
I’d do anything it’s true (superfresh)
(Get another dance with you?)
I got to get myself a future shock
I want you to rock with me, baby
To get another dance with you
Rock me, baby, all night long
Can I get another dance with you?
(Get another dance with you?)
I’m gonna put your lovin’ to the test
Superfresh baby
Got sensations

I’m going down in disco lights
I want you to rock with me, baby
(superfresh, baby) Can I take you to another block?
Feel me, I’ve got persuasions
Rock me, baby, all night long
I want you to rock with me, baby
Rock me, baby, all night long
I’d do anything it’s true (superfresh)

Is there nothing I can do
Is there nothing I can do
Can I get another dance with you?
Can I get another dance with you?
Where the music never seems to stop (superfresh lady)
You know there’s nothing I like
I always knew that you were superfresh
I want you to rock with me, baby
I wanna do this ’til we both get old
Baby, I’ve got persuasions
Rock me, baby, all night long (she’s so superfresh)
Where the music never seems to stop (superfresh lady)

I want you to rock with me, baby
To get another dance with you?

The xx – I Dare You

I dare you
Strong attraction
I can hear it now like I heard it then
Heart’s rate multiplies

Singing oh-oh-oh

Intoxicated
[Chorus: Oliver Sim & Romy Madley Croft]
I’ve been a romantic for so long
From the inside I can feel that you want to
I’m in rapture
[Pre-Chorus: Romy Madley Croft]
Singing oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
I’m on a different kind of high
Singing oh-oh-oh

Oh-oh-oh
I can hear it now like I heard it then
Oh-oh-oh
[Chorus: Oliver Sim & Romy Madley Croft]
I’m in love with it
All I’ve ever heard are love songs
Feel it suspending
I can hear it now like I heard it then
Wake up high on it
I dare you
Oh-oh-oh
Side by side, and I know that you want to
I get chills
[Verse 2: Romy Madley Croft & Oliver Sim]
I need my feelings set on fire
A rush of blood is not enough

All I’ve ever heard are love songs

I’m enamoured
Go on, I dare you
Go on, I dare you
Go on, I dare you
[Verse 1: Oliver Sim]
Oh-oh-oh
Go on, I dare you
I’ve been a romantic for so long

I dare you
I can hear it now like I heard it then
[Pre-Chorus: Romy Madley Croft]
[Chorus: Oliver Sim & Romy Madley Croft]
[Bridge: Romy Madley Croft & together]
Way up in the sky I can see that you want to
Now I’m deep in it, infatuated

I dare you

Tyler The Creator – Who Dat Boy (feat. A$AP Rocky)

[Verse 1: Tyler, The Creator]
So I stayed home and start eatin’ some meals
Who him is? Nigga, who dat boy?
Nigga, who dem is, nigga? Who dem boys?
Why you niggas feel like that?

Mad ’cause a nigga’s neck chill like that
Nigga, dollar sign was my favorite number at the time
[Hook: Tyler, The Creator & A$AP Rocky]
Fuck global warming, my neck is so frio
Mad ’cause a nigga push wheel like that?
Who him is? Yo, who dat boy?
Call me, call me, call me
Make the dick disappear, how she do that there?
Who him is? Nigga, who dat boy?
Shit, that cherry be the bomb like he ran in Boston
911, call me, call me some time
It’s Young T
Had the Gucci gold tips with the letterman
Who dat boy? Who him is?
Who dem is? Nigga, who dem is?
[Verse 2: A$AP Rocky]
These niggas these days
The boy drip swag like a broken faucet
Spin around, bitch, you can kiss my ass
Been that nigga and you knew that there
Call me, call me, call me, uh

Who him is? Who dat boy?
Who dat boy? Who him is?
Dumb mothafucka
[Hook: Tyler, The Creator & A$AP Rocky]
My mom say she worried because I’m so ill
‘Cause nigga, I’m right here

Call me, my name is Lonely, nice to meet you
Who him is? Who dat boy?
Senior citizen, don’t forget my pass
And I don’t even need attention
Nigga fresh to death like he got dressed in a coffin
And you know that it’s GOLF
[Video Outro: Tyler, The Creator]
Who else your bitch say got a bick this big?
911, call me, call me some time
WANG$AP on the bumper sticker, fuck you niggas
Still doin’ math when I miss my class
Boy that’s McLaren, that’s to 60 in 2 point nueve, I’m gone
Bitch gon’ and make the deposit
Well, where the fuck him at?
Fresh freshmen ’til they skipped my ass
With his fuckin’ face blown off, that’s how they found him
Who else step in this bitch this jig?
Who dem boys? Nigga, who dem is, nigga?
I’m a goddamn artist
Why you niggas feel like that?
Never seen your nigga in this much Raf
Call me, how you doin’?
Was it Summertime ’06, had the number 9
Why you puttin’ bad vibes in the air like that?
You can give me some markers and I’ll draw you a closet
Call me, call me, call me, uh
I don’t shop at the mall, all y’all just
Nigga who dem boys?
To make, she said watch my weight
911, call me
Mad ’cause a nigga push wheel like that?
Call me, call me, call me, uh
Fuck the rap, I’m tryna own a planet
I should stay in bed, but got too much bread
From my other fuckin’ business ventures

Mad ’cause a nigga’s neck chill like that
911, call me, call me some time
Get out of my way, way
Stand up guy, him don’t need no chair
Nigga, Guess my pants, do my dance
[Verse 3: Tyler, The Creator & A$AP Rocky]
He just shittin’, she exquisite, bitches be expensive (oh, no, nigga)
Teeth is glistenin’, Jesus, Christmas

Here’s my number, you can reach me, woo!
911, call me
It’s runnin’, nigga, I’m runnin’
Him that nig-ga, I swear
I’m currently lookin’ for ’95 Leo
Actin’ like some bitches, like they’re fuckin’ with ya (yeah)
One nigga jiggy and the other awesome
Cons, overalls, and a striped shirt
Nigga, never mind, wasn’t nothin’ but time before Vince
Who else came through with a wrist this flick?

Why you puttin’ bad vibes in the air?
Won’t stop ’til the cops surround him

Jimmy Eat World – Get Right

Never good time, never feel the space to get it right
How to hold it down, hold it down?
Get right
Maybe if I, maybe If I…
One small thing I can change

I just gotta be some place else
Now is for the now, so get loud
Far from intentions made
[Chorus]

I’m, I’m destination addicted
I’m, I’m destination addicted
[Chorus]
I’m, I’m destination addicted
Get on with it
Let me explain
Disguised as patience, time gets wasted
My heart gets beating, I drink freely
[Verse 2]
To eyes inches from my face
Never good time, never feel the space to get it right

Hands will find their way
Get right
Okay, okay, enough
Never good time, never feel the space to get it right
Okay, okay, enough
[Verse 1]
I just gotta be some place else
[Chorus]

I just gotta be some place else
Maybe if I stand up straight
[Bridge]
Hands will take their place
Get right

Toro y Moi – You And I

[Refrain]
This music’s way too loud
I think you and I just weren’t thinkin’ right
I can feel a change coming over us and it’s gonna hurt
I’m just a satellite, I’ve been zonin’ out
[Verse 1]
Is that I know this way is more than real
I thought twenty-nine was an easy one to get through
I been workin’ weekends, I can’t tell the difference if I’m alive
I don’t think it’s me, I don’t think it’s you
Left me all to pieces, she got me fallin’ out of love
Oh, my god, it took a while
Overnight, overnight
I really am for us, all this
Oh, my god, it took too long for me to find out if
There’s only really one reason I know what to feel
It’s so wild, everybody went and changed overnight
So we might as well be falling while holdin’ on

So we might as well be falling while holdin’ on
Just to summarize, I don’t think we’re done with all the issues
Mother Nature, you gave me a lifetime
It’s the universe
In the desert, you came into my mind

[Verse 2]

Macklemore – Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey) (On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) (Live)

En garde, things are just things
And the second time is the last time that somebody mentions your name
[Chorus: Skylar Grey]
When I open my eyes, hope I see you shine
I was born for this, born for this

The world is up for grabs
We posted on the porch, my family’s glasses to the stars
The world is up for grabs
Can’t pack up a U-Haul and take it with you when you’re gone
[Chorus: Skylar Grey]
I feel glorious, glorious
I feel glorious, glorious
Since we hopped out that Delorean (Delorean, yeah we win)
Got a chance to start again
Now I feel glorious, glorious
I feel glorious, glorious
I was born for this, born for this
You know that we been going in
And now I see the sunrise
When I open my eyes, hope I see you shine
I made it through the darkest part of the night
Now I feel glorious, glorious
I feel glorious, glorious
I got a new attitude and a lease on life
I was born for this, born for this
We’re planting a flag they don’t understand
And some peace of mind
Get out my wake, I’m running late, what can I say?
We gon’ be alright, put that on my life
Seek and I find I can sleep when I die
[Bridge: Skylar Grey]
Another morning, a morning, don’t let self get in my way
And now I see the sunrise
And shit I’m straight
Another day, another breath
It’s who I am, how could I forget?
Legend it’s exodus searching for euphoria
I’m feeling glorious
It’s who I am, how could I forget?
I’m on my wave, I’m on my wave
Okay, okay, yes I do

And now I see the sunrise
The crib looking Victorian (oh yes it is)
They don’t make you who you are
My mama told me never bow your head, woo!
Wanna piece of the pie, grab the keys to the ride
I feel glorious, glorious

I feel glorious, glorious
Another sprint, another step
[Chorus: Skylar Grey]
So when I leave here on this earth, did I take more than I gave?
Been chasing dreams, but I never slept

Got a chance to start again
It’s who I am, how could I forget?
[Verse 1: Macklemore]
My grandma smiling down on me like woo, that boy got bars
I made it through the darkest part of the night
I made it through the darkest part of the night
Now I feel glorious, glorious
[Verse 2: Macklemore]

Trudging through the mud to find the present, no ignoring us
Got a chance to start again
I heard you die twice, once when they bury you in the grave
We’re planting a flag they don’t understand
Did I look out for the people or did I do it all for fame?
We gon’ be alright, put that on my life
Got 20,000 deep off in the street like we some warriors
I got my breath, I got my faith and I remember why I came
You know I’m back like I never left
I said amen and hallelujah, let me testify too

Weezer – Feels Like Summer (Acoustic)

We look good together

I’m a Libra, if it matters
When she was a lover to me
I’m holding on and I don’t want to let you go
Flowers in her hair, but it just ain’t right
Yeah it feels like summer to me
You’re home with the angels
[Chorus]

Yeah it feels like summer
Yeah it feels like summer to me
Shattered by an email
Yeah it feels like summer
Yeah it feels like summer
[Verse 1]
Yeah it feels like summer
Yeah it feels like summer to me
Hiding in the shadows
I’m spiritual, not religious

[Verse 2]
I cry for you, you were the song in my life
And she was a lover to me, to me, to me, to me
Thank you for being so kind
Yeah it feels like summer
Climbing up the tower
[Bridge]
I’m an iceberg with a warm heart
I’m not used to losing
Will only last one day
Let me see the smile, stay with me awhile
Your words will fade away
Yeah it feels like summer to me
I’m holding on and I don’t want to let you go
[Chorus]
When she was a lover to me
Flowers in her hair, we look good together
Yeah it feels like summer to me
I’m still in my bathrobe

Let me see the smile, stay with me awhile
I cried for you, you were the song in my life
Castle built in the sand

[Outro]
Bye, bye, sugar blue eyes
June bride, shine so bright
Which way is the graveyard?
Just a boy and his computer
June bride, shine so bright
[Chorus]

YFN Lucci – Heartless (feat. Rick Ross)

I got niggas in MIA and they’ll hit your face
Pray that bundle come from Haiti, I’ma give you what you wanted
Lately I been chasin’ paper, chasin’ guap, yeah, yeah
Lately I been chasin’ paper, chasin’ guap, yeah, yeah
[Verse 1: YFN Lucci]
Lately I been feelin’ like fuck a hater, fuck a cop, yeah, yeah
Lately I been heartless, heartless, heartless, heartless, yeah
Studied all these niggas ’cause this life is just a test
[Intro: Bigga Rankins]
I need my hunnit million, you can’t tell me nothing less

[Verse 2: Rick Ross]

I swear lately I been heartless, heartless, heatless, heartless, yeah

Lately I been chasin’ paper, chasin’ guap, yeah, yeah
Lately I been heartless, heartless, heartless, heartless, yeah
Y’all niggas play it safe, we gon’ hit your safe, ayy
[Chorus: YFN Lucci]
Women in abundance, I got to fuck ’em by appointments
All day, all day, I been ridin’ it with it all day
Lately I been feelin’ like fuck a hater, fuck a cop, yeah, yeah
Uh, uh , I been a thug all my life, wanted a plug all my life
Notoriety is when people know your work
You fuckin’ with my squad, I’ma put that shit to rest
[Chorus: YFN Lucci]
It ain got no safe, it ain’t got no safe, ayy
Lately I been feelin’ like fuck a hater, fuck a cop, yeah, yeah
[Chorus: YFN Lucci]
Growin’ up, my mama explained the difference between fame and notoriety
Pull up to club, I toss valet a couple hunnid
And notoriety leave a legacy
When they talkin’ ’bout TIG
They gave my nigga 10 the lawyer, say he did the best
These streets ain’t where you wanna be and Rozay told you that
We had to move around with them pipes, we had to shoot it out some nights
When they talk about big arrangements
Fuck nigga, don’t make me put a slug in ’em

Lately I been heartless, heartless, heartless, heartless, yeah
I swear lately I been heartless, heartless, heartless, heartless, yeah
Oh hell nah, ain’t no pressure ’bout no beef, we gon’ air shit out
All will know one thing
The only natural talent niggas had was being violent
When they talkin’ ’bout Lucci
I swear lately I been heartless, heartless, heatless, heartless, yeah
Uh-huh, I been hustlin’ all day tryna get that cake up out it

I got your bitch and she tellin’ me all your where about’s
See fame is when people know you
Ain’t no pressure ’bout no beef, know we love dinner
Some will hate, some will cheer
When they talk about us
Loadin’ this K, I can’t wait to go and spray one out
My nigga Nut, we came and changed the music biz forever
We located and got a bigger palace on the water
I fucked her in the park, now we fuckin’ on the jet
If a nigga take my life, I pray he see me smilin’, boss

Young Dolph – All Of Them

All the pretty bitches love drug dealers (drug dealers)
Hundred thousand, all 20’s in the mattress (dope boy)
Pull up in somethin’ that go real, real fast (skrrt, skrrt, skrrt, zoom)
A half-a-million, all 100’s in the attic (trap, trap)
It’s that real glass, smokin’ real gas (yeah, yeah)
Tryna be just like her best friend and her sister (ha, yeah)
My son a trap baby (trap, trap)
My girl my trap bitch (trap)
All the pretty bitches love drug dealers (for real, drug dealers)
All the savage bitches love drug dealers (haha, yeah)
I’m just a trap nigga (trap)

All the pretty bitches love drug dealers (drug dealers)
Now they ain’t give it to me, yeah, I had to take it (nah, gimme that)
(Zaytoven)
Mama told her stay away from them drug dealers (drug dealers)
All the pretty bitches love drug dealers (drug dealers)
I’m just a trap nigga (trap)
[Verse 2]

[Chorus]
[Intro]
All the pretty bitches love drug dealers (for real, drug dealers)
All the pretty bitches love drug dealers (drug dealers)
All the savage bitches love drug dealers (haha, yeah)
All I see is money, two stacks for these glasses (don’t play with me)
She got mad when I ask that’s a real ass (haha, this ain’t real)

All the pretty bitches love drug dealers (drug dealers)
All the pretty bitches love drug dealers (for real, drug dealers)
All the ratchet bitches love drug dealers
Runnin’ niggas out the game ’cause they out-dated (watch out)

Turn the box Chevy to a 9/11 (switch it up)
[Bridge]
Street shit, yeah
I’m just a trap nigga (trap)
All the pretty bitches love drug dealers

Put the dick up in her, have her singin’ like she Gladys
All the savage bitches love drug dealers (haha, yeah)
A good girl can’t wait to give a drug dealer, don’t panic, yeah
But she fell in love with a drug dealer (woo)
All the pretty bitches love drug dealers (drug dealers)
[Chorus]
But she fell in love with a drug dealer (woo)
Mama told her stay away from them drug dealers (drug dealers)
Young niggas run the hood, and we won’t give it back (yeah)
Mama told her stay away from them drug dealers (damn, ha, yeah)
Mama told her stay away from them drug dealers (damn, ha, yeah)
Don’t pull up at the spot unless you spendin’ real cash
All the ratchet bitches love drug dealers
Mama told her stay away from them drug dealers (damn, ha, yeah)
But she fell in love with a drug dealer (woo)
I mean my trap lady (ayy)
First I got a sack, then ran up a bag (yeah, woo)
My son a trap baby (trap)
[Verse 1]

[Chorus]
All the ratchet bitches love drug dealers

All the pretty bitches love drug dealers (ayy, who that?)
All the pretty bitches love drug dealers (ayy, who that?)
My son a trap baby (trap, trap)
Now she out here hidin’ dope and holdin’ pistols (haha, damn)
My young bitch think she Trina, she swear she the baddest (huh)
I called my bitch lil’ bitch RiRi, she say she a savage (yeah)

Jay-Z – Kill Jay Z (4:44 Album)

13 bottles of Ace of Spade, what it did to Boston
But you gotta do better, boy, you owe it to Blue
But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane
Nigga, never go Eric Benét
Die JAY-Z, this ain’t back in the days
You had no father, you had the armor
Your left is sayin’, "Finish your breakfast!"
But you ain’t the same, this ain’t KumbaYe
You dropped outta school, you lost your principles
But you can’t heal what you never reveal
That fell in love with JAY-Z
But this ‘fuck everybody’ attitude ain’t natural
Let go your ego over your right shoulder
Nah, JAY-Z
Cry JAY-Z, we know the pain is real
But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye
"Fuck wrong with everybody?" is what you sayin’
Crazy how life works
You had lost it
Bye, JAY-Z
You got people you love you sold drugs to
And you know better, nigga, I know you do
You almost went Eric Benét
You know you owe the truth to all the youth
I know people backstab you, I feel bad too
Fuck JAY-Z, I mean, you shot your own brother
He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin’?
You stabbed Un over some records
Kill JAY-Z, they’ll never love you
You got high on life, that shit drugged you
[Verse]
In the future, other niggas playin’ football with your son
You’ll never be enough, let’s just keep it real, JAY-Z
You walkin’ around like you invincible
What’s up, JAY-Z?
I don’t even know what you woulda done
But you got a daughter, gotta get softer
I don’t even know what else to say
Knowin’ all along, all you had to say you was wrong
Let the baddest girl in the world get away
How can we know if we can trust JAY-Z?
You gave him 20 million without blinkin’
You got a knot in your chest, imagine how a knife hurts
You don’t need an alibi, JAY-Z
You egged Solange on
Your excuse was "He was talkin’ too reckless!"

Jay-Z – The Story Of O.J. (4:44 Album)

Skin is, skin, is
Rich nigga, poor nigga, house nigga, field nigga
Rich nigga, poor nigga, house nigga, field nigga
Y’all on the Gram holdin’ money to your ear
Take your drug money and buy the neighborhood
[Chorus]
Still nigga, still nigga
I’ma play the corners where the hustlers be
Rich nigga, poor nigga, house nigga, field nigga
I like that second one

Still nigga, still nigga
There’s a disconnect, we don’t call that money over here, yeah
[Verse 1]
Y’all out here still takin’ advances, huh?
like, "I’m not black, I’m O.J." …okay O.J.
Me and my niggas takin’ real chances, uh
I turned that two to a four, four to an eight
Still nigga, still nigga
Few years later, that shit worth eight million
[Chorus]
Fuck livin’ rich and dyin’ broke
Rich nigga, poor nigga, house nigga, field nigga
Still nigga, still nigga
That same building today is worth 25 million
Rich nigga, poor nigga, house nigga, field nigga
Skin black, my skin is black
Dumbo Guess how I’m feelin’?
You ever wonder why Jewish people own all the property in America? This how they did it
[Chorus]
Light nigga, dark nigga, faux nigga, real nigga
But I’m tryin’ to give you a million dollars worth of game for $9.99
Still nigga, still nigga
Rich nigga, poor nigga, house nigga, field nigga
Gold-plated quarters where the butlers be
Y’all think it’s bougie, I’m like, it’s fine
Still nigga, still nigga
[Intro: Nina Simone]
I bought every V12 engine
Credit You wanna know what’s more important than throwin’ away money at a strip club?

Financial freedom my only hope
For like two million
I bought some artwork for one million
House nigga, don’t fuck with me
My, black, my skin is yellow
That’s how you rinse it."
I’m a field nigga with shined cutlery

Light nigga, dark nigga, faux nigga, real nigga
Wish I could take it back to the beginnin’
[Verse 2]
I can’t wait to give this shit to my children
Light nigga, dark nigga, faux nigga, real nigga
I turned my life into a nice first week release date

Light nigga, dark nigga, faux nigga, real nigga
Light nigga, dark nigga, faux nigga, real nigga
That your momma rentin’
Light nigga, dark nigga, faux nigga, real nigga
I told him, "Please don’t die over the neighborhood
I coulda bought a place in Dumbo before it was Dumbo

Two years later, that shit worth two million

Jay-Z – Smile (feat. Gloria Carter) (4:44 Album)

Niggas’ll rip your shit off TIDAL just to spite you

All these people was gon’ kill me, heh
Ahhhh, what did I do?
Tryna put a million on the whole team now
Smile
‘Bout bein’ back in the Lexus
Dump ’em all in the bayou, uh
Take a young niggas freedom over some dirt
Even when I’m gone and you remember me, smile
I know you often heard me wax poetic
Yeah, we deny
Marie Antoinette, baby, let ’em eat cake
So all the ladies havin’ babies, see a sacrifice
Appreciate the pain, it’s a blessin’
Can you imagine what kind of life it is to live?
Good times never fade away, smile
Blood diamonds drippin’, we cute
How niggas can’t relate?
Oh y’all thought I was washed?
‘Cause the more I reveal me, the more they ‘fraid of the real me
Love who you love, because life isn’t guaranteed
A loss ain’t a loss, it’s a lesson
Everybody wave bye to the guy you thought you could lie to
Don’t ever question the security I provided you
Now the whole projects on my jet
Living two lives, happy, but not free

But my story’s too wide to fit inside the line

When I heard you got booked, that shit hurt
I just wanna see you smile through all the hate
Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian
Oh yeah, I was born with a pair
I have no ceilings, ah, this that feelin’, I’m that boy
Bad times turn to good memories, smile
Niggas switched sides, traded pride, we don’t do all that
habit Can’t even support my Mrs.
Playin’ for high stakes
This was meant to be a haiku, huh
We drinkin’ Cristal in, yeah
Now you see the real in the front row
Smile, you recordin’?
No harm for them, no harm for me
In my rear-view mirror, objects is further than they appear
Ours was, "Fuck you, pay me"

Society shame and the pain was too much to take
I still ain’t trippin’, that’s life, winners and losers
That blood money, I giggle at it
‘Cept try to free you

Niggas only own houses
Norman Cake, he looked up and out of the Lear
[Chorus: JAY-Z & Stevie Wonder]
Look, you a pedestrian
Jewelry shoppin’ in Paris
Hall of Fame Hov, I did it all without a pen
God sent me to break the chain
But he gotta respect the Elohim as a whole new regime
Yet it’s legal in Colorado
Living in the shadow
Cried tears of joy when you fell in love
Put the rest away for Blue"
Flyin’ paper planes through the projects
Kept the trey on me like Chris Paulin’
This is Hov, no Flex zone, nigga, who lied to you?
But trust me, that was nothin’
Good morn’ or evening, friends
[Intro: JAY-Z & Stevie Wonder]
Push through the pain so we can see new life
Here’s your friendly announcer
Shout out to Hoffa back home, he in the church
And niggas playin’ for power, huh
Now it’s, "Fuck payin’ me, I pay you
[Verse 1: JAY-Z]
Good times never fade away, smile
A nigga up in the hundreds of millions
My therapist said I relapsed
I’m the true and livin’
I’m at the cleaners
Super facts
I mastered my aesthetics
Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate
A stain on the white suit, inferior IQ
Chargin’ my own fate
Even when I’m gone and you remember me, smile
But you live with the fear of just being me
You live in the shadows for fear of someone hurting your family or the person you love
[Verse 3: JAY-Z]
Drug dealers and abusers, America likes me ruthless
[Outro: Gloria Carter]
Anita Baker’s "You Bring Me Joy"
Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian
Because that’s what you want them to see
Respect Jimmy Iovine
Drinkin’ Ace of Spade like it’s codeine now
That’s why it’s a black market, that’s why it’s called "the trap"
Fuck a slice of the apple pie, want my own cake
But life is short, and it’s time to be free
[Chorus: JAY-Z & Stevie Wonder]

Feared for you, bro, we know the system don’t work
Good morn’ or evening, friends
Launderin’ dirty money like the Teamsters, huh

In every one of y’all televised shows
Good morn’ or evening, friends
Y’all knew that was comin’, I had to remind y’all again, huh?
Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her
All y’all jewelers should be embarrassed, huh
Even if I’m not with you here today, smile
Heroin flow, I spaz on the stove
And too old, these that drugs
So our music is ours
[Verse 2: JAY-Z]
I said, "Prehaps I Freudian slipped in European whips"
Black entrepreneurs, free enterprise
Even if I’m not with you here today, smile
Far as draft picks, my name did not get called
In the shadows people see you as happy and free
Niggas’ll love you but hate you ’cause they can’t be you
God in the flesh, the rest of these niggas is vain
That’s why it’s called "the projects" ’cause it’s exactly that!
20 years ago we drove Bentley Azures
Bad times turn to good memories, smile
Smile
Living in the shadow feels like the safe place to be
Smile
Slappin’ out of the toy, the separation is clear
Bet before I go I put a billion on the board
The world is changing and they say it’s time to be free
Welcome back Carter, smile
Slammin’ Bentley doors like we invented doors