Regional Pub Choir proves its success away from city

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By Kylie Bartholomew

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March 07, 2018 10:26:23

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Pub Choir director Astrid Jorgensen wraps up teaching an arrangement of Paul Kelly’s Dumb Things to 320 people at Maroochydore.
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The Pub Choir team — including musicians, photographer, emcee — gives itself just under two hours to teach a random song to hundreds of wannabe singers.For many, it’s their first time singing in public.Director Ms Jorgensen said the song choice was crucial.”I want it to be well known and people to know the melody,” she said.”It also needs to be achievable … so I am really determined to make these people sound great.”To achieve that, the group is split into low, medium and high harmonies.Every event has a different song and securing copyright licences was challenging and expensive.”But once we’ve got that, I’ve got to arrange the song in an original and achievable way for hundreds of strangers,” Ms Jorgensen said.She said the response from the Sunshine Coast event proved the concept could be taken wider than south-east Queensland.”We were the first in the world to be called Pub Choir … it’s a unique thing that we’ve got going on and I think it really suits Australian culture as well.”Brave. Pub Choir is a phenomenon that started in Brisbane a year ago, but the fascination of uniting hundreds of strangers to learn a pop song as a collective voice is expanding nationally.The movement’s first event outside Brisbane was held recently on the Sunshine Coast.Director and creator Astrid Jorgensen said it was a test run for the concept to expand beyond south-east Queensland, with dates locked in for Hobart and discussions underway for the event to be held in Melbourne.”We’ve been getting messages from all around the country, people asking us if we can come to their communities … even messages from Egypt and Dubai,” Ms Jorgensen said.”Obviously the Sunshine Coast is only a short drive from Brisbane but it was really exciting to see that in a new place we can still bring people together.”So I think it’s going to expand even further after this.”The first event in Brisbane a year ago drew a crowd of about 80 people and each subsequent event has grown in popularity to the point where organisers now turn people away.More than 300 people came together on the Sunshine Coast, the group’s first out of the state’s capital to learn Paul Kelly’s ‘Dumb Things’. Photo:
Men join in the Pub Choir phenomenon in Maroochydore. (Supplied: Jacob Morrison @jcbmrrsn)

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Sharon Daniels from the Sunshine Coast was so curious about the recent event, she went by herself — something she wouldn’t ordinarily do.”I nearly did turn around and go home but after watching the videos on everyone else doing it I knew that no-one would know I was by myself and so I just blended in with crowd,” she said.Also out of her comfort zone was Jessica Raintree, but she said she’d do it again.”Singing in public with strangers is definitely outside my comfort zone,” she said.”I found myself confidently belting out the lyrics with a couple of hundred strangers and a few close friends.”Fellow singer Angie Spears said she was not surprised that Pub Choir was drawing crowds.”I came away feeling like a rock star!”And Gayle Forbes said that “buzzing” atmosphere was rare these days.”This type of collective happiness doesn’t happen enough.”And Liza King also cherished the experience.”Singing loud and proud without judgment or fear that I might be singing out of tune … and singing a song in harmony in a room filled with strangers was such an amazing experience.”Why does singing make us feel so euphoric? Photo:
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Pub Choir Maroochydore
Ms Jorgensen believed singing was something we all loved to do, but often resisted out of fear of being judged.”Giving people the permission to feel comfortable singing out loud and as joyously as they want really does speak to a lot of people.”She said the singers often had had “heartbreaking” negative experiences with singing and the goal was to make them feel less scared.”So many people come to Pub Choir events and tell us stories of how they were told they were bad by a teacher in grade two or they were told to mime in the choir,” Ms Jorgensen said.”A lot of people don’t even drink at Pub Choir, it just feels like a safe environment to be a little bit rowdy and to miss a note is not going to be a big deal.”Logistics of making it work

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More than 320 people attended Pub Choir’s first event outside of Brisbane. Here’s why:Exercises the lungs, throat and diaphragmIncreases air flow and gets more oxygen into the bloodReleases endorphinsProvides emotional release and positive changes in moodGives an emotional connection to complex conceptsConnects people with strangersSOURCE: Andrea Morris-Campbell, QUT
Andrea Morris-Campbell, a music lecturer from Queensland University of Technology, said that was due to its physical, mental and emotional benefits.She said the joy of singing on your own was increased when many individual voices became one.”There’s something quite visceral about standing beside other people and making voice and turning that voice into a melody and turning the melodies into harmonies,” she said.”When you come together as a range of people, with different belief systems, different backgrounds, it’s really symbolic I guess of a single person becoming part of a group.”And we all like to be part of a group and be accepted for our commonality as well as our differences.”Ms Morris-Campbell said because singing was a natural method of communication, irrespective of language or differences, the appeal of Pub Choir made perfect sense.”The Pub Choir really shows you, what is a choir?” she said.”A choir is a group of people coming together and doing something they enjoy and so that never goes out of date, does it?” Proud.
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Michelle Obama dances with 2yo fan who admired her portrait

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Michelle Obama has danced with a two-year-old fan who became a viral hit for admiring the former first lady’s portrait.Parker Curry was photographed in awe at Ms Obama’s portrait at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.The photo was shared thousands of times around the world, with many hoping the two would meet.On Tuesday (local time), they did. (Facebook: Ben Hines)
Ms Obama’s staff reached out to Parker’s mother, Jessica Curry, and invited the family to visit her office.They spent about 45 minutes together.”Parker, I’m so glad I got to meet you today,” Ms Obama wrote on Instagram.”Keep on dreaming big for yourself … and maybe one day I’ll proudly look up at a portrait of you!”After the meeting, Parker offered the same assessment of Ms Obama that she did after seeing the portrait.”She’s a queen,” she said.Of course, the internet has blown up.”This is what America is all about,” tweeted an Atlanta man.”This young girl can now dream about being someone like Michelle Obama.”
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The photo that started it all was posted on Facebook by Ben Hines, after he watched the moment unfold.Parker, a big fan of Ms Obama, was too entranced by the portrait to pose for a photograph.At her portrait’s unveiling last month, Ms Obama said she was thinking of young girls — and girls of colour, “who in the years ahead will come to this place and see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall of a great American institution”.”And I know the kind of impact that will have on their lives because I was one of those girls.” External Link:

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Mining town jumps at golden chance to be part of Melbourne Cup

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Hailey Renault

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March 08, 2018 07:14:27

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The next Melbourne Cup will be made from Queensland gold.
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Mt Rawdon gold mine is located 75km west of Bundaberg. (Ross Kay)
Queensland connection to the CupRacing Victoria’s keeper of the Cup, Joe McGrath, said he could not say if this was the first time gold mined in Queensland had been used to make the trophy.However, he said it was not the first time Queensland had been involved in manufacturing it.Brisbane jeweller Hardy Brothers “meticulously hand-crafted” the Cup before the tender was taken over by ABC Bullion.”Prior to that [it] was Drummonds the jeweller based in Melbourne … they manufactured the Melbourne Cup from 1919 to 1980.”An ABC Bullion spokesperson said this was the first time the company knew of when the Cup would be made exclusively of gold from Queensland. A small mining community west of Bundaberg is celebrating after discovering it produced the gold for next year’s coveted Melbourne Cup trophy.The precious metal was mined from Mt Rawdon, an Evolution Mining project in Queensland’s north Burnett region.Mt Rawdon general manager Bernie Cleary said workers living in the nearby town of Mount Perry were excited to find out they would play a part in Cup history.”We’re working with our local shire councils to put in an application to have the Cup visit our region, especially north Burnett and Mount Perry itself,” he told ABC Radio Brisbane.”The excitement was overwhelming.”Mt Rawdon has produced 1.6 million ounces of gold since mining started there in 2001.Mr Cleary said the gold destined for Melbourne Cup fame in 2019 was on its way to Sydney to be refined and hand-beaten by jewellers.The company ABC Bullion will manufacture the three-handled “Loving Cup” trophy for Racing Victoria.But this is not the first time Evolution has supplied gold for the Cup; the gold used for the 2018 trophy was sourced from its Cowal mine in NSW. Know your Cup history? This year’s trophy is valued at $200,000 and took jewellers four months to make out of 44 pieces of gold.Mr McGrath said the techniques used to craft the trophy had not changed since the first of its kind was presented to the owners of Artilleryman in 1919.”The rivets that go into the trophy, the style — all of that is strictly adhered to in the present day.”The finished Cup will be collected by Racing Victoria one year and one week before the 2019 running.Mr McGrath said he looked forward to the Mount Perry community’s involvement in the lead-up to the race.”I think it’s fantastic that a local mine in a regional community would put their hand up and take pride in supplying gold for the manufacturing of the Melbourne Cup.”
My great-grandad made the Melbourne Cup

Key Glock – Russian Cream

[Intro]
I got big rocks jumpin’ out my brand new Patek watch
Ice ice baby, uh-huh, I got a whole lot
Niggas you’s a nobody, you ain’t got no bodies
These niggas they know ’bout it, these niggas know ’bout me
[Chorus]
Step up on the scene
Diamonds bling, these hoes scream
Checkerboard Louie V
I’m so fresh and so clean clean
Stuff them bands in my jeans
Slap them thirties in them things
Pull the trigger, let it sing
Then go smoke a Russian cream
[Verse 1]
I got money blue and green
Drop them racks on double G’s
Yeah, I’m a Gucci fiend
Feel like Tarzan, all these trees
I get so high I can’t breathe
Like LeBron, bitch I’m a king
But I never leave my heat
Yeah, what the fuck you mean
Hop in and hear the exhaust
Hit the gas, watch me get lost
Tell that bitch keep on her drawers, yeah
Yeah, ’cause you know I want them jaws, yeah
No you can’t text or can’t call, no
I got a bitch at the house, yeah
Give that ho straight to my dawg, yeah
Dunk that ho like basketball, uh
You know I’m all ’bout my figures
Young nigga gettin’ them digits
Young niggas goin’ gorilla
I heard you be talkin’ that peeler
Boy you know you not no killer
My chopper eat niggas for dinner
My diamonds is ill, make you shiver
This codeine is eatin’ my liver
Uh, duh, I drink mud, yuh, pourin’ just because
On my rose I spent a dub, yuh, shinin’ like a bug
Buy that shit, don’t give a fuck
Yeah this hustlin’ in my blood
My heart cold, can’t show no love
Yeah my grandma raised a thug
Yeah I bought them racks out
Everything I cashed out
Left the lot, I smashed out
Come get your boss and cash out
Get high ’til I pass out
From the back, she pass out
Pull her tracks, she tap out
Big Glock make her spazz out
[Chorus]
Step up on the scene
Diamonds bling, these hoes scream
Checkerboard Louie V
I’m so fresh and so clean clean
Stuff them bands in my jeans
Slap them thirties in them things
Pull the trigger, let it sing
Then go smoke a Russian cream

Wolf Alice – Sadboy

You act like you’re already dead
But you think too much
Yeah you think too much
[Verse 2]
Who hurt you, fashion boy? I was just waiting for this not to hurt
I was waiting
Waiting for anything to happen
Waiting for love? There’s a dark cloud above your head
Who hurt you, sadboy? I was just waiting for this not to hurt I was just waiting for this not to hurt
I was waiting
(What you waiting for?)
Waiting for anything to happen
(What you waiting for?)
Waiting for love? You act like you’re already dead
But you think too much
Probably drink too much
[Spoken]
Bathe in that blue light baby
Cos here comes the night
Your truest friend…
[Outro]
I was waiting
Waiting for anything to happen
Waiting for love? I was just waiting for this not to hurt
I was waiting
Waiting for anything to happen
Waiting for love? [Verse 1]
Who hurt you, sadboy? There’s a dark cloud above your head
Who hurt you, sadboy?

Saweetie – Anti

I just fall back
I don’t have the time to be giving out my time
Haters tryna dim my light, cause they know I’m ‘bout to shine
When they say I’m not hot, now you know you niggas lying
Tell your man get off my dick, he keep trying to hit my line
I don’t share niggas, I just spare niggas
The type that’s not for now, but you keep ‘em just incase nigga
I don’t tweet niggas, I deceive niggas
Tell ‘em face to face, carry on and proceed nigga
Been a real life, never been a make believe
And I’m sticking with my squad, to the top is where we be
New bitches tryna grab lunch, nah that ain’t for me
You ain’t starve with me nigga, so why be there when I eat
Moving mean with my team, in the crib is where we be
Yeah, you barely see us out, cause we plotting up our scheme
You might see us in the spring, taking spots, wait and see
If you ain’t rocking with us now, don’t expect to get a seat
Nigga! [Pre-Hook: Yhung T.O.]
And that’s why I gotta keep a ratchet, bad bitch
Work two jobs and gets taxes
Bought a new Glock, hold 30 like a plasma
All she want is two things backshots and a backrub
And oh I, oh I
I’m that nigga that will do that
You know I can’t lie
Love the way that you move that
You know I, know I get that check and run through that
Got one clip, two clips
Niggas know I keep two straps
[Hook: Yhung T.O.]
And that’s why I’m so anti, anti
Can’t trust these bitches no cannot, cannot, oh
And I, and I, always keep some shooters on standby, standby, no [Verse: Saweetie]
YSL clutch bag, boss niggas love that
My weave real long, do my squats so that ass fat
Love my attitude so he call me lil’ brat, brat
He love me long time
Cause his cash
Yeah I match that
Never took a L, lesson learned, and I bounced back
Tripping off a nigga, man for what?

Meghan Trainor – No Excuses (Zumba Dance Video)

[Chorus]
Someone else
You must’ve confused me, confused me with
Someone else
You must’ve confused me, confused me with
Someone else
There ain’t no excuses, excuses, babe
Someone else
Your mama raised you better than that, huh! (how she raise you?)
[Outro]
You must’ve confused me (Hey! Lookin’ at me sideways, always coming at me
Why you, why you acting hard when you just a baby? [Chorus]
Someone else
You must’ve confused me, confused me with
Someone else
You must’ve confused me, confused me with
Someone else
There ain’t no excuses, excuses, babe
Someone else
Your mama raised you better than that, huh! I don’t disrespect you, don’t you disrespect me
[Pre-Chorus]
Have you lost your mind? Come on), confused me with
Your mama raised you better than, better than that
There ain’t no excuses, excuses, babe
Your mama raised you better than that, huh! [Chorus]
Someone else
You must’ve confused me, confused me with (confused me with)
Someone else
You must’ve confused me, confused me with
Someone else
There ain’t no excuses, excuses, babe (no excuses, no, no)
Someone else
Your mama raised you better than that, huh! (lost your mind)
Open up your eyes
Huh! Huh! [Post-Chorus]
Your mama raised you better than that (that’s right)
Cause Your mama raised you better than that
[Bridge]
Have you lost your mind? Boy, I keep it real with you, but you trying to play me
[Pre-Chorus]
Have you lost your mind? (Hey!)
Lookin’ at me sideways (Woo!), always coming at me
Why you, why you acting like you never met a lady? [Verse 2]
What you sippin’ on that got you talking crazy? Open up your eyes (your eyes)
Huh! [Intro]
Woo! (she raised you better than that) Open up your eyes
Huh! [Verse 1]
What you sippin’ on that got you talking crazy?

Steve Aoki – Been Ballin (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)

[Hook]
Yeah you know I’ve been ballin’, aye
Yeah you know I’ve been ballin’, aye
Everyday I’m shot calling
Imma spray champagne
Make it rain
Just to let you know
I’ve been ballin’, aye
Yeah I’ve been ballin’, yeah
Just to let you know I’m ballin’
Imma spray champagne
Make it rain
Just to let you know
[Verse 1]
Tell her hater get up off my face, yeah
I’ve been ballin since like yesterday, yeah
All this money all up in the way, yeah
All this money in the way
You know that I’m walking with the bank
Water, water, diamond on my ring
You know that I’m rocking Phillip Lim yeah (Phillip Lim)
You know that I’m
[Hook]
Yeah you know I’ve been ballin’, aye
Yeah you know I’ve been ballin’, aye
Everyday I’m shot calling
Imma spray champagne
Make it rain
Just to let you know
I’ve been ballin’, aye
Yeah I’ve been ballin’, yeah
Just to let you know I’m ballin’
Imma spray champagne
Make it rain
Just to let you know
[Verse 2]
Yeah
You cannot see me the windows is tinted, aye
Drive around right in that Bentley, aye
You drive around right in that Bentley, aye
But your shit it just be rented, aye
But that is none of my business, aye
Money won’t stop it go straight to the top, believe it or not just like Guinness aye
Yeah, she know I’m a rockstar
Looking at my chain, all my diamonds rock hard
Turnt all way up, I ain’t gettin tired
And if you wanna race, then we gonna riot
[Hook]
Yeah you know I’ve been ballin’, aye
Yeah you know I’ve been ballin’, aye
Everyday I’m shot calling
Imma spray champagne
Make it rain
Just to let you know
I’ve been ballin’, aye
Yeah I’ve been ballin’, yeah
Just to let you know I’m ballin’
Imma spray champagne
Make it rain
Just to let you know

Don Diablo – Higher (feat. Betty Who)

All the story that I got on
In my head, in my head
[Pre-Chorus]
I was caught inside, internalized
Till I fell into you, you, you
[Chorus]
I tried to hide away inside the darkest place
Where you keep taking me higher, higher
I start to hesitate right where the light escapes
Where you keep taking me higher, higher
[Break]
You keep taking me
Y-You keep taking me higher
You keep taking me
You keep taking me higher
You keep taking me
Y-You keep taking me higher
You keep taking me
You keep taking me higher
[Verse 2]
Like I never even felt the high
In my head, in my head
[Pre-Chorus]
I was caught inside, internalized
Till I fell into you, you, you
[Chorus]
I tried to hide away inside the darkest place
Where you keep taking me higher, higher
I start to hesitate right where the light escapes
Where you keep taking me higher, higher
[Bridge]
Pulling me up, up, up
Up, up, up
Up, up, up
Pulling me up, up, up
Up, up, up
Up, up, up
[Break]
You keep taking me
Y-You keep taking me higher
You keep taking me
You keep taking me higher
You keep taking me
Y-You keep taking me higher
You keep taking me
You keep taking me higher Maybe I’ve been stuck inside the letters? [Verse 1]
Maybe I’ve been down too long?

Tory Lanez – Real Thing (feat. Future)

[Verse 1: Tory Lanez]
Told her pop that ass for me on a jet ski (On a jet ski)
She said, "I might even lick it if you let me" (If you let me)
You knew I would kill the pussy when you met me
And that’s why none of mine can regret me
Oh, yeah oh, yeah
Throw the cash up high, it’s all there, yeah
Pop that ass for me on the jet ski
She wanna fuck because the chain, Wayne Gretzky
I would hit it out in public if she let me
I’m tryna fuck her twin sister she gon’ let me
I can make the pussy squirt, you wanna bet me
Say I hit that the shit so good she can’t forget me
I can’t have no bird bitches disrespect me
When you know I curve bitches just for sweating me
I be smoking Presidential, gone elect me
All the white girls wanna give me Becky
All the time a nigga fuck her in a fresh tee
A nigga mad that I’m sav, tryna threaten me
I be balling, need a espy
That’s your girlfriend, she my bestie
If you sayin’, let’s be honest, girl, then let’s be
I’m tryna see you and little mama on a jet ski
[Chorus: Tory Lanez]
Yeah, the real thing
I don’t wanna do it if it’s not the real thing
She don’t wanna do it if you ain’t got the bill paid
All my boss bitches know I got the bill
Hey, hey
Bad bitches and they want the real thing
I don’t wanna do it if it’s not the real thing
She don’t wanna do it if you ain’t got the bill paid
All my boss bitches know I got the bill, hey
[Verse 2: Future]
Fuck her twin sister, now she hate me (Hate hate)
Brrt, brrtt
Please, order up the jet key (Key)
I just changed my number, you can’t call or sext me
Have your location on when you address me
Knock it out the park, Ken Griffey
Ooh, ooh, ooh
All these missed calls was never missed, ohh ohh
And a lot of bad bitches with no IG
She don’t post, so I know she won’t expose me
I’m gone stamp every country on your ID
They can’t smoke me, you know they tryna find me
When I give that paper to you and it’s crispy
And these Benji Franklin’s stacked up in your birkey
Fell in love with a nigga drinking codeine
How you gone fall for a nigga drinking creatine
Fell in love with a nigga drinking codeine
How you gone fall for a nigga drinking creatine
[Chorus: Tory Lanez]
Yeah, the real thing
I don’t wanna do it if it’s not the real thing
She don’t wanna do it if you ain’t got the bill paid
All my boss bitches know I got the bill
Hey, hey
Bad bitches and they want the real thing
I don’t wanna do it if it’s not the real thing
She don’t wanna do it if you ain’t got the bill paid
All my boss bitches know I got the bill, hey
[Verse 3: Tory Lanez]
I got a thick, thick, thick, white bitch
My shit lit than a bitch and I’m rich
Keep a .40 with extendo on the grip
And know I gotta have it on me because my niggas out here lit
I ain’t even know she was your bitch, dawg
She been throwing that shit at me, Micheal Vick, dawg
Steady quarterbacking at the kick off
No pun intended, I just her with the pick
Step up in the mix, shit is lit
I might even stop and pose for a pic
Looking at my ex bitch and she sick, yeah
She don’t like that I just pulled up with you
Fuck it, tell a bitch to bust it
I ain’t come to t-t-talk, I came to t-t-touch it
She came to s-s-suck me off, then, baby, s-s-suck it
She tryna s-s-send a Snap, but, baby, time to bust it
[Chorus: Tory Lanez]
Yeah, the real thing
I don’t wanna do it if it’s not the real thing
She don’t wanna do it if you ain’t got the bill paid
All my boss bitches know I got the bill
Hey, hey
Bad bitches and they want the real thing
I don’t wanna do it if it’s not the real thing
She don’t wanna do it if you ain’t got the bill paid
All my boss bitches know I got the bill, hey

Tyga – King Of The Jungle

[Intro: Sample]
[Chorus]
I been unfaithful, I been lyin’ like the king of the jungle
But I ain’t lyin’ when I say I love you
But I been unfaithful, yeah, I been lyin’ like the king of the jungle
Ah, yeah, I been wildin’, yeah, I been wildin’
I been unfaithful, I been lyin’ like the king of the jungle
But I ain’t lyin’ when I say I love you
But I been unfaithful, yeah, I been lyin’ like the king of the jungle
Ah, yeah, I been wildin’, yeah, I been wildin’
[Verse 1]
I been unfaithful, you were an angel
I ran off with your halo, yeah, I made you unstable
Did you get what you came for? Yeah, I got what I came for
You love that designer but being my girl was your favorite label, yeah
I been caught and now the case closed, don’t know
Yeah, I been caught and now the case closed, don’t know
I’ma tell it all, Jose Canseco, oh, no
You want me to say that it ain’t so, but I can’t say it ain’t, so you know
[Pre-Chorus]
I been unfaithful
Just when ‘I love you’ turns into ‘I hate you’
Baby, baby, let me explain to you
I don’t know what to say, oh, no, no
Yeah, I been unfaithful
Just when ‘I love you’ turns into ‘I hate you’
Baby, baby, let me explain to you
So oh no, oh no
[Chorus]
I been unfaithful, I been lyin’ like the king of the jungle (there’s something to say to you)
But I ain’t lyin’ when I say I love you (there’s something to say to you)
But I been unfaithful, yeah, I been lyin’ like the king of the jungle (there’s something to say to you)
Ah, yeah, I been wildin’, yeah, I been wildin’ (there’s something to say to you)
I been unfaithful, I been lyin’ like the king of the jungle (there’s something to say to you)
But I ain’t lyin’ when I say I love you (there’s something to say to you)
But I been unfaithful, yeah, I been lyin’ like the king of the jungle (there’s something to say to you)
Ah, yeah, I been wildin’, yeah, I been wildin’ (there’s something to say to you)
[Verse 2]
Now don’t you act innocent ’cause you went nights without hittin’ me
But it’s not just me
I sabotage, I ruin things before it ruins me
Yeah, silly you, yeah, stupid me ’cause losin’ you could ruin me
Still, I been unfaithful, makin’ mistakes I can’t pay for
Keisha, Lisa and Rachel, we lay up and lay low
I was up and the race slow, you was tellin’ me race home
I was whippin’ the Wraith slow ’cause I already know I gotta tell you
[Chorus]
I been unfaithful, I been lyin’ like the king of the jungle (there’s something to say to you)
But I ain’t lyin’ when I say I love you (there’s something to say to you)
But I been unfaithful, yeah, I been lyin’ like the king of the jungle (there’s something to say to you)
Ah, yeah, I been wildin’, yeah, I been wildin’ (there’s something to say to you)
I been unfaithful, I been lyin’ like the king of the jungle (there’s something to say to you)
But I ain’t lyin’ when I say I love you (there’s something to say to you)
But I been unfaithful, yeah, I been lyin’ like the king of the jungle (there’s something to say to you)
Ah, yeah, I been wildin’, yeah, I been wildin’ (there’s something to say to you)
[Outro: Sample]

Bon Jovi – When We Were Us

[Verse 1]
We were young, unafraid
We were finding our own way
There’s no wind, there’s no rain
In the eye of a hurricane
Every time you climb that mountain
There’s another one left to climb
Don’t go looking for tomorrow
Leaving yesterday behind
[Chorus]
Writing every page together
Those days were not to last forever
Diamonds in the rough
When we were us
Burn the house and torch the skyline
There was more than fire in our eyes
Love meant more than lust
When we were us
[Verse 2]
We were one, born and raised
More than blood runs through these veins
Cuts can heal, scars will fade
What we had will never change
Seasons pass and time will move on
You don’t ever have to let it go
You can only go so far now
Till you’re on your way back home
[Chorus]
Writing every page together
Those days were not to last forever
Diamonds in the rough
When we were us
Burn the house and torch the skyline
There was more than fire in our eyes
Love meant more than lust
When we were us
[Bridge]
Memories are nothing more than ghosts that we let in
Don’t be afraid of them, do you remember when
[Chorus]
Writing every page together
Those days were not to last forever
Diamonds in the rough
When we were us
Burn the house and torch the skyline
There was more than fire in our eyes
Love meant more than lust
When we were us
Whoa oh oh oh
When we were us
Oh oh oh oh

ALMA – Good Vibes lyrics

Give me one last high
Give me one last night
And a kiss goodbye, would you? Give me one last high
Give me one last night
And a kiss goodbye, would you? [Chorus 2: ALMA]
Just tell me your sweet lies, sweet lies
And then look at my sad eyes, sad eyes
Let’s pretend this one last time
Before we go and kill all the good vibes
Just tell me your sweet lies, sweet lies
And I’ll play it all like I don’t mind
Let’s pretend this one last time
Before we go and kill all the good vibes
[Outro: ALMA]
Give me one last high
Give me one last night
And a kiss goodbye, would you? Would you, would you? Yeah
[Verse 1: ALMA]
Soon I’m on a plane, doing the same, same sh*t that I always do
You be handsome, but I finna go talk
Now it’s just me and you
Me and you
[Pre-Chorus: ALMA]
So skip all the screaming and shouting
Let go of the blaming and crying
I don’t wanna waste time on fighting, now
I know that it’s probably crazy
But I need you to call me your baby
Even if you have to fake it
[Chorus 1: ALMA]
Just tell me your sweet lies, sweet lies
And then look at my sad eyes, sad eyes
Let’s pretend this one last time
Before we go and kill all the good vibes
[Verse 2: Tove Styrke]
2 AM cab rides
Hotels and strobe lights
Falling asleep alone
You have that day job, hey, but it pays off
Can’t stand that I’m not home
I’m not home
[Pre-Chorus: Tove Styrke]
Sick of the screaming and shouting
Let go of the blaming and crying
I don’t wanna waste time on fighting, no
Yeah, I know that it’s probably crazy
But I need you to call me your baby
Even if you have to fake it
[Chorus 2: ALMA]
Just tell me your sweet lies, sweet lies
And then look at my sad eyes, sad eyes
Let’s pretend this one last time
Before we go and kill all the good vibes
Just tell me your sweet lies, sweet lies
And I’ll play it all like I don’t mind
Let’s pretend this one last time
Before we go and kill all the good vibes
[Bridge: ALMA]
Give me one last high
Give me one last night
And a kiss goodbye, would you? Give me one last high
Give me one last night
And a kiss goodbye, would you? Would you, would you? Give me one last high
Give me one last night
And a kiss goodbye, would you?

Jake Owen – I Was Jack lyrics

It was yesterday
It was years ago
We were singing every word on the radio
Kinda like those songs that saved our souls
Somehow, someway
We was falling fast
We was jumping in
Blue jean halo hanging off the limb
Two American kids just like them
Every time they played
And it blew us away
[Chorus]
Do you turn it up
Do you sing along
Every time you hear that song
Like we did then
Like we did when
Do you close your eyes
Does it make you laugh
Do the memories take you back
Six packs and a Chevy Cheyenne
Way back
When I was Jack and you were Diane
[Verse 2]
Yeah, we remember growing up and growing old
Breaking up or letting ago
Girl it’s just like Rock-n-Roll
Where has it gone
But I hope like hell every now and again
I blow across your mind like that summer wind
And you’re holding on to sixteen as long as you can
Every time that it comes on
[Chorus]
Do you turn it up
Do you sing along
Every time you hear that song
Like we did then
Like we did when
Do you close your eyes
Does it make you laugh
Do the memories take you back
Six packs and a Chevy Cheyenne
Way back
When I was Jack and you were Diane
[Chorus]
Do you turn it up
Do you sing along
Every time you hear that song
Does it still groove you
Girl, Hallelujah
Do you close your eyes
Does it make you laugh
Do the memories take you back
Six packs and a Chevy Cheyenne
Way back
When I was Jack and you were Diane
[Outro]
Yeah, way back
Way on back
When I was Jack and you were Diane
Yeah, do your close your eyes
Does it make you laugh
When I was Jack and you were Diane
Yeah, let the memories take you back
Take you back
Take you back

Andra Day – Stand Up For Something lyrics

[Chorus: Andra Day]
It all means nothing
If you don’t stand up for something
You can’t just talk the talk
You got to walk that walk, yes you do
It all means nothing
If you don’t stand up for something
And I stand up for you
And I stand up for you, yes I will, yes I will
[Verse 2: Andra Day]
You do the best that, do the best that you can do
Then you can look in the mirror
Proud of who’s looking back at you
Define the life you’re living
Not by what you take or what you’re givin’
And if you bet on love there’s no way you’ll ever lose
Take a stand, make a stand for what’s right
It’s always worth, always worth the fight
[Chorus: Andra Day]
It all means nothing
If you don’t stand up for something
You can’t just talk the talk
You got to walk that walk, yes you do
It all means nothing
If you don’t stand up for something
And I stand up for you
Stand for respect, dignity
If that’s all you got, then you got all you need
And without that, you don’t have a thing, oh, no, no
[Verse 3: Common]
Rise up, love, lift your hands
I stand with you ’cause I understand
Ain’t here to judge, just to take a stand
The greater plan’s the Creator’s plan
Let’s all rise like the day began
Reach out and touch with the Savior’s hand
On rock, we stand like this native land
Let the ways of love be the ways of man
[Chorus: Andra Day]
And it all means nothing
If you don’t stand up for something
You can’t just talk the talk
You got to walk that walk, yes you do
It all means nothing
If you don’t stand up for something
And I stand up for you (stand up, stand for you)
I stand up for you (stand up)
And I stand up for you (stand up, stand for you)
Stand up for you, yes I will, yes I will (stand up) You can have all the money in your hands
All the possessions anyone can ever have
But it’s all worthless treasure, true worth is only measured
Not by what you got, but what you got in your heart
You can have, you can have everything
What does it, what does it mean?