Sleeper – Swallow Lyrics

SLEEPERSwallow Lyrics
This little creature
Lives in your wardrobe
He’s seen you fake it
He’s seen you naked
He’s been through your pockets
And sucked out your secrets
He stole all your best lines
Seems just like the old times
There
He comes
She swallows
That’s no lover
That’s a vanity thief
That’s no lover
That’s a vanity thief
Seen through your good shoes
Rubbed off your red lips
He sits like a fatman
Curled round your thin hips
He messed up your bed sheets
Sucked up your secrets
He stole all your best lines
Seems just like old times
There
He comes
She swallows
Chorus x 2

Konshens – Jamaican Dance Lyrics

KONSHENSJamaican Dance Lyrics
Come on and pump and do the Jamaican dance
Music for the world
Keep the music pumpin and the people jumpin
Are you ready to let loose
Rick LP, Elephant Man, and Konshens in the house
Are you ready to party
Eh oh oh I just wanna see you smile
Eh oh oh if only for a little while
Eh oh oh let the music put you in a trance
Eh oh come on and pump and do the Jamaican dance
Tonight,we’ll all be drinking the rum
Tonight, we’ll invite all our friends to come
Tonight we’re gonna party til the rising sun and we’ll just go on and on
and on
Tonight the palm trees will sway to the beat
Tonight dancing in sand in bare feet
Tonight you and I will be complete
And we’ll just go on and on and on
Sunshine girls in bikkinis and piña coladas
Men that’s the life
Oh we play all day long but we live for the night
Eh oh oh I just wanna see you smile
Eh oh oh if only for a little while
Eh oh oh let the music put you in a trance
Eh oh come on and pump and do the Jamaican dance
Eh oh oh just let all your worries go
Eh oh oh come on and do it nice and slow
Eh oh oh let the music put you in a trance
Come on and pump and do the Jamaican dance
Tonight I know that there’s one for me
Tonight we’ll all sing the melody
Tonight like two hearts in harmony
Tonight they’ll be no one else for me
Watch the gal them a mash up the place
Start wine gal move to the bass
Get mad show them say your bad when you take the floor they better give you
space
Man I offer to buy you champagne by the case
DJ know the way when big song a play
Oh we play all day long but we live for the night
Eh oh oh I just wanna see you smile
Eh oh oh if only for a little while
Eh oh oh let the music put you in a trance
Come on and pump and do the Jamaican dance
Eh oh oh just let all your worries go
Eh oh oh come on and do it nice and slow
Eh oh oh let the music put you in a trance
Come on and pump and do the Jamaican dance
Raise your hands up in the air
Cuz soon it will be everywhere
And once it starts it never stops
We jump up, we fall down, we jump, jump up all night long
Eh oh oh I just wanna see you smile
Eh oh oh if only for a little while
Eh oh oh let the music put you in a trance
Eh oh come on and pump and do the Jamaican dance
Eh oh oh just let all your worries go
Eh oh oh come on and do it nice and slow
Eh oh oh let the music put you in a trance
Come on and pump and do the Jamaican dance
From the east, from the west, and the north and to the south
I love the way the ladies move tonight
You’ve got to move your body cuz you know that your pretty in the musical
party

Passenger – Rolling Stone Lyrics

PASSENGERRolling Stone Lyrics
Sometimes I feel I’m going nowhere
Sometimes I’m sure I never will
She said it’s cause I’m always moving
I never notice cause I never stand still
Sometimes I feel like I’m falling
Falling fast and falling free
She says my darling you’re not falling
It always looked like you were flying to me
But I fear I’ve grown a rolling stone inside of me
She said oh don’t you know
that rolling stones stop at the sea
And that’s where I’ll be
Sometimes (I feel/) I’m sure I know no one
A thousand faces but no names
She said my love you do know someone
Oh and I know you back just the same
But I’m scared I said, what if this stone don’t slow down
Just be aware she said, what goes up will come down
and when you do I’ll be around
Oh when I’ve dragged this rolling stone across this land
I’ll make sure I leave this stone in her hands
For we both know too well, rolling stones turn in to sand
if they don’t find a place to stand

Bruno Mars – Billionaire Lyrics

] completely separate
And yeah I’ll be in a whole new tax bracket
We in recession but let me take a crack at it
I’ll probably take whatevers left and just split it up
So everybody that I love can have a couple bucks
And not a single tummy around me would know what hungry
was
Eating good sleeping soundly
I know we all have a similar dream
Go in your pocket pull out your wallet
And put it in the air and sing
[Bruno Mars:]
I wanna be a billionaire so fricking bad
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen
[Chorus]
I wanna be a billionaire so frickin bad! BRUNO MARSBillionaire Lyrics
[Bruno Mars:]
I wanna be a billionaire so freakin bad
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen
[Chorus:]
Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my name in shining lights yeah
A different city every night oh
I, I swear the world better prepare
For when I’m a billionaire
[Travis “Travie” McCoy:]
Yeah I would have a show like Oprah
I would be the host of, everyday Christmas
Give Travie a wish list
I’d probably pull an Angelina and Brad Pitt
And adopt a bunch of babies that ain’t never had sh-t
Give away a few Mercedes like here lady have this
And last but not least grant somebody their last wish
It’s been a couple months since I’ve single so
You can call me Travie Claus minus the Ho Ho
Get it, hehe, I’d probably visit where Katrina hit
And damn sure do a lot more than FEMA did
Yeah can’t forget about me stupid
Everywhere I go I’m a have my own theme music
[Chorus:]
Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my name in shining lights
A different city every night oh
I swear the world better prepare
For when I’m a billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh for when I’m a Billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh for when I’m a Billionaire
[Travis “Travie” McCoy:]
I’ll be playing basketball with the President
Dunking on his delegates
Then I’ll compliment him on his political etiquette
Toss a couple milli in the air just for the heck of it
But keep the fives, twentys [?

Kate Earl – Officer Lyrics

KATE EARLOfficer Lyrics
Forty below, driving on deathly icing roads
Back seat is full of clothes, I gotta talk this over
Run out of gas, wake a stranger up to fill my tank in his pajamas
I only got ten dollars
I’m not drunk I wanna go home, officer
It’s been a long road and I feel awful
I’m not drunk I wanna go home, officer
And that’s all, that’s all, that’s all
She has company and I’ve walked into the wrong room
So I go to the bathroom and I wash my hands in sulfur water
A twitterpated buzz is coming off of her
My admiration forces me to leave her
She asks me to stay but I’ve outgrown her, so I’m
Back in my car and I get pulled over
I’m not drunk I wanna go home, officer
It’s been a long road and I feel awful
I’m not drunk I wanna go home, officer
And that’s all, that’s all, that’s all
With a warning I check my wipers and defog
I notice my mind is on the floor
But I must move onward
So I pick a song and I sing along
While lofty dreams dance on and on
Over a place I’ll live forever
I’m not drunk I wanna go home, officer
It’s been a long road and I feel awful
I’m not drunk I wanna go home, officer
And that’s all, that’s all
I’m not drunk I wanna go home, officer
It’s been a long road and everything’s awkward
I’m not drunk I wanna go home, officer
And that’s all, that’s all, that’s all

Kathy Troccoli – Go Light Your World Lyrics

KATHY TROCCOLIGo Light Your World Lyrics
There is a candle in every soul
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold
There is a Spirit who brings a fire
Ignites a candle and makes His home
So Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn
And hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world
Frustrated brother, see how he’s tried to
Light his own candle some other way
See now your sister, she’s been robbed and lied to
Still holds a candle without a flame
So Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the lonely, the tired and worn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world
Cause we are a family whose hearts are blazing
So let’s raise our candles and light up the sky
Praying to our Father, in the name of Jesus
Make us a beacon in darkest times
So Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, deceived and poor
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

Katharine Mcphee – I Know What Boys Like Lyrics

Where my zetas at? Hands up now
Push it up now
Where my zetas at? Where my zetas at? Where my, where my, where my zetas at? Where my zetas at? Say, that’s what they want want
That’s what they want want
Now everytime I come up in the spot I’m with my zetas (yeah)
A peace out to the fellas and reverse it for the haters
Slickety slick, bam boom whack
Look at how hot my ladies are now
We ain’t messing with you fools
We ain’t playin’ with you clowns
Now this bum baby’s the one to thank
Help us rise to the top of the social ranks
The lost little bunny changes for the better
Now she’s part of the Zeta family forever
So, back, back, back it on up
Back it, back it, back, back it on up
Back, back, back it on up
Now I realize that
I know what boys like
I know what guys what (what they want)
I know what boys like (boys like)
I got what boys like (I know what they want)
I know what boy like (I know)
I know what guys want
I know what boys like (I know what they want, they want, they want)
But I know what I want Where my, where my, where my zetas at? (so what)
It doesn’t matter
You’re gonna have to be smart
Oh, oh, oh
It ain’t that hard to see
I know you’re feelin’ me
Baby, I really wantcha
Oh, oh, oh
Don’t take it personal
Been down that road before
Had to switch it up cause
I know what boys like
I know what guys want (what guys want)
I know what boys like
I got what boys like (I know what they like)
I know what boys like (boys like)
I know what guys want
I know what boys like
But I know what I want
La la la la
What they li-like, li-like, li-like
I know what boys like
Cute smiles and heels high
Attempt the “hello”
While I say “bye bye”
I know they want me
They try to fake it
But they just end up
Intimidated
Oh, oh, oh
It ain’t that hard to see
I know you’re feelin’ me
I really wantcha
Oh, oh, oh (oh yeah)
Don’t take it personal
Been down that road before
Had to switch it up cause
I know what boys like (boys like)
I know what guys want (guys want)
I know what boys like (hey)
I got what boys like (I know what they like)
I know what boys like (I know)
I know what guys want (hey)
I know what boys like (I know what they want, they want, they want)
But I know what I want
If I think you get me
I might let you
Unconditionally, yeah
I might let you
If you’re on my level
I might let you
And baby, if I think you’re special
I might let you
Hey hey hey
Where my zetas at? Where my, where my, where my zetas at? Where my zetas at? Say, that’s what they want want
That’s what they want want
Where my zetas at? Where my, where my, where my zetas at? Hands up now
Push it up now
I know what boys like
I know what guys want
I know what boys like
I got what boys like
I know what boys like
I know what guys want
I know what boys like
But I know what I want
I know what boys like
They like to mess around
I laugh and tease them
They wanna know what I’m about
I know what boys like
I tell them so what? KATHARINE MCPHEEI Know What Boys Like Lyrics
La la la la
Hey hey hey
Where my zetas at?

Sarah Slean – Your Wish Is My Wish Lyrics

SARAH SLEANYour Wish Is My Wish Lyrics
n my mindstorm I did carry you
Through the briars of disbelief
Through the woods of lethargy
Through a groaning dark so deep
I thought I died
In the fountain I did cool out feet
Under red and rainless skies
Singing ragged lullabies
Through the grief all advertised
In neon lights
Baby–your wish is my wish
And I have only this
From now on
Baby–your wish is my wish
Keep on running to the door
I heard Beauty crying in her sleep
So I bent for one more kiss
All our tears will turn and twist
We make bliss to end all bliss
And all time
Baby–your wish is my wish
And I have only this
From now on
Baby–your wish is my wish
Keep on running to the door
Running to the dawn
Keep on running to the door
I heard Beauty crying in her sleep
Sarah Slean

Mick Jagger – Angel In My Heart Lyrics

MICK JAGGERAngel In My Heart Lyrics
Play upon your heart strings to me
I will sing a strange melody
Dance with me a magic ballet
Stay with me ’til night turns to day
Let me in your dreams
Angel in my heart
Angel in my heart
By a pool of darkening dreams
Love is slowly twisting downstream
Underneath the tortuos trees
Out into the sad, silent seas
Lock me in your arms
Angel in my heart
Angel in my heart
How can I feel, how can I feel love when you’re gone
How much sin, how much can true forgiving cost
I’m in your skin, I want to win back what I’ve lost
How can I feel, how can I feel love when you’re gone
I’m in your skin, I want to win back what I’ve lost
I can feel the salt on my skin
I can hear the birds on the wing
I can smell the wood on the fire
I can see the smoke of desire
Let me in your dreams
Angel in my heart
Angel in my heart

Iwan Fals – Dimana Lyrics

IWAN FALSDimana Lyrics
Sempat aku goyah, sekejap terjatuh
Di dalam arungi perjalanan
Pada kelam hari akupun bersujud
Nikmati semuanya tanpa tanya
Kucoba selami dalamnya samudera
Ikuti gelombang terjang karang
Tetap tak kudapat apa yang kumau
Hanya bimbang yang singgah dera jiwa
Cakar hati penat semakin selimuti
Dimana senyummu yang sanggup memberi rasa damai
Dimana senyummu yang hangatkan nadiku yang beku
Hampir ku tak kuat, hampir ku tak mampu
Lewati jalan kering berdebu
Dahaga meronta, letihku menggila
Namun jarak masihlah teramat jauh
Batinku terapung, bosanku melangkah
Engkau tetap saja tak bergeming
Otakku berderak, lontarkan kecewa
Tak mau percaya yang kau janjikan
Pada waktu detak jantung semakin lemah
Dimana senyummu yang sanggup memberi rasa damai
Dimana senyummu yang hangatkan nadiku yang beku
Setetes air yang kau beri kan berarti bagiku
Seulas senyum di sisa hari kan berarti bagiku

Aggro Santos – Free Yard Lyrics

AGGRO SANTOSFree Yard Lyrics
I got a free yard man, come down
Nah that’s a long ting man it’s Friday night I gotta see my man
Bun your man let’s have a one night stand
I told you before that I love my man
But he don’t love you he wants a quick slam
I told you no I ain’t comin man jam
You’re on a long ting where’s your bredrin Pam
[Verse 1:]
I hate girls that try and act stush
When I got a free yard and I want some tush
I’ll be like com round
And she’ll be like nah
Shut up bitch and get in the car
It’s not often I got a free yard
Hurry up man I don’t even live dat far
Cross the park turn left and your dere
It’s no a long ting I’ll pay your cab fair yeah
We can take it slow fam
Easy Peasy I’ll put on a slow jam
We’ll she how slow that you jam
When we put you in front of a cam
Yeah yeah your face is corny
But it’s your back off that gets me horny
So I’ll but a bag on your head
Oi allow it aggro com on blud that’s dread
I got a free yard man, come down
Nah that’s a long ting man it’s Friday night I gotta see my man
Bun your man let’s have a one night stand
I told you before that I love my man
But he don’t love you he wants a quick slam
I told you no I ain’t comin man jam
You’re on a long ting where’s your bredrin Pam
[Verse 2:]
Yeah blud
Manz said that you got a free yard fam
Manz with a few tingz still what can man bring them yeah? Course blud
It’s on alright chicks
I hope no one’s gonna act long
When its p’s your banking
It’s because you’re spanking
Now I’m waiting for Twist
He’s bringing down chicks and there taking the piss
What kinda time you call this
It’s been half an hour on my call list
I don’t know what you think this is
Man like me ain’t lookin the misses
Next thing you I’m smothered in kisses
It’s time to go home and the chicks turn vicious
I got a free yard man, come down
Nah that’s a long ting man it’s Friday night I gotta see my man
Bun your man let’s have a one night stand
I told you before that I love my man
But he don’t love you he wants a quick slam
I told you no I ain’t comin man jam
You’re on a long ting where’s your bredrin Pam
[Verse 3:]
Ok now the deal
I don’t wanna know how you feel
Mums on holiday ion Brazil
And what she’s comin back in what 3 days still
(Is that so)
Yeah we can have bare fun
Com on babes I need my hair done
(For real)
Nah it’s an excuse
But still I wanna make good use
You might know me from across the road
Across the road
I live just across the road
Sw12 that’s the post code
And for the best don’t get me in stressed mode
Come on and bring your bredrins Pamela
I’ll come and I’ll bring the camera
There’s 2 of you but I got stamina
Let’s get it started no long no long
I got a free yard man, come down
Nah that’s a long ting man it’s Friday night I gotta see my man
Bun your man let’s have a one night stand
I told you before that I love my man
But he don’t love you he wants a quick slam
I told you no I ain’t comin man jam
You’re on a long ting where’s your bredrin Pam
I got a free yard man , come down
Nah that’s a long ting man it’s Friday night I gotta see my man
Bun your man let’s have a one night stand
I told you before that I love my man
But he don’t love you he wants a quick slam
I told you no I ain’t comin man jam
You’re on a long ting where’s your bredrin Pam

Firehouse – Life Goes On Lyrics

FIREHOUSELife Goes On Lyrics
When I met a medicine man, he said, “Don’t just lie in bed
Every cure for what you need is in your head”
He said, “You don’t need a compass or a map to find your way
Just don’t give up and give it all you got, each and every day”
You got to pick yourself up, ’cause life goes on
No matter where you end up, life goes on
You’ve just got to get up, ’cause life goes on
And don’t you ever give up, ’cause life goes on
Well it ain’t some kind of secret or some special master plan
Just be yourself and do the best you can
And here’s a little lesson to get you on your way
Just don’t give up, give it all you got, each and every day
You got to pick yourself up, ’cause life goes on
No matter where you end up, life goes on
You’ve just got to get up, ’cause life goes on
And don’t you ever give up, ’cause life goes on
You got to pick yourself up, ’cause life goes on
No matter where you end up, life goes on
You’ve just got to get up, ’cause life goes on
And don’t you ever give up, ’cause life goes on
You got to pick yourself up, ’cause life goes on
No matter where you end up, life goes on
You’ve just got to get up, ’cause life goes on
And don’t you ever give up, ’cause life goes on

Surprise! A set of wheels changes young man’s life

(ABC Central West: Melanie Pearce ) ABC Central West

By Melanie Pearce

Updated

July 10, 2017 09:55:14

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James Baxter-O’Shea receives his surprise birthday present of a van that will allow him to go places.
Map:
Oberon 2787
(ABC Central West: Melanie Pearce)
Equally overwhelmed was his mother, Beth O’Shea, who was also completely in the dark about the big birthday present.”I had no idea I knew that many people who were that good at keeping secrets — amazing secrets!” Ms O’Shea laughed.She could not believe the Oberon community had raised so much money in such a short time and helping her as a single mother, when she needed help to provide for her son.”I thought we’d have to wait until the end of the year and I was considering the applications I’d need to put into the NDIS [National Disability Insurance Scheme] to get the modifications, but now we don’t even have to do that,” she explained.From pakoras to philanthropyThe fundraising effort to raise the more than $80,000 needed to buy and fit out a van officially started only about four months ago.It began after Mr Baxter-O’Shea’s carer, Sashi Dean, raised concerns about the condition of his vehicle and she and his mother, grandmother and members of Oberon Rotary formed a fundraising committee.The Oberon district of about 5,000 people supported the cause through a raffle, a concert, coin collection jars in local stores and a crowdfunding campaign kicked off through a social media video made by students at the local high school.There were also locally made goods including countless batches of Indian appetisers called pakoras made by Ms Dean which were sold at market stalls, as well as backing by the Rotary Benevolent Fund.She said seeing how much the community cared for him through the fundraising had had a direct impact on Mr Baxter-O’Shea.”I’ve been working with him for four years and since this started I’ve seen a very happy man,” Ms Dean said.When there was a shortfall in the amount raised, local couple Ross and Julie Gibson made a significant donation to ensure the vehicle’s purchase and fit-out could be fast-tracked.Mr Gibson said while they only met Mr Baxter-O’Shea and his mother at the birthday party, he and his wife felt Oberon had been good to them and their timber business and they were in a position to give back.”I think we’ve all got to put ourselves in that position, that if we had a child who needed something they couldn’t afford, that someone would come in and we’d all help together,” Mr Gibson said, adding that he thought these days there was not enough philanthropy or helping others out. Photo:
The new van with (L-R) Beth O’Shea, Brenda Lyon from Oberon Rotary, Michael McNamara from the car dealership and James Baxter O’Shea. (ABC Central West: Melanie Pearce)
Modifications and moving forwardWhile Mr Baxter-O’Shea was ceremonially handed the keys to the van at his birthday party yesterday, he then had to give them back because the vehicle still needed to undergo a $20,000 wheelchair-accessible modification.Most of the seats will be removed (leaving some for his friends to travel with him at times) and a hydraulic lift installed.Shire Mayor Kathy Sajowitz said she was not surprised by the speed at which the fundraising target was reached because “the generosity of Oberon knows no bounds”.She said she believed Mr Baxter-O’Shea’s story had opened a few local eyes about the accessibility needs of others, but Oberon had not had a lot of experience with disabilities and was just putting its disability action plan in place.”We have got a way to go I suppose; a lot of small towns are in that position but we are certainly welcoming to anyone with a disability in our community,” she said. Photo:
Friends, family and the community present Mr Baxter-O’Shea with his surprise birthday gift. James Baxter-O’Shea has received the surprise of his life for his 22nd birthday — a wheelchair-accessible vehicle that will allow him to escape the life he is currently confined to.Family, friends and the community rallied to raise more than $80,000 in just four months.Until now, Mr Baxter-O’Shea has not really been able to go anywhere because his current vehicle has nearly 700,000 kilometres on the odometer, is full of rust and unsafe.But with a brand new, gleaming vehicle now his own, Mr Baxter-O’Shea said he could now go anywhere and was planning a few big trips away.”Probably to Queensland; it’s freezing here at the moment,” he laughed.A big surprise
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Facebook video of James receiving the van
Mr Baxter-O’Shea, who has muscular dystrophy, was enjoying his birthday party at the Oberon RSL Club yesterday, playing games with friends, when he was told he needed to go outside.He was not sure why, particularly because his condition means he can suffer if he is in the cold too long and it was a particularly biting Oberon winter’s day.His expression was one of shock and elation when he turned a corner into the club car park and heard a crowd of about 40 people singing him Happy Birthday and standing in front of a brand new 12-seat van.”I just got the bus I’d been wishing for for years now.” Mr Baxter-O’Shea said.
Country town helps man with muscular dystrophy access all areas
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Dirt and dust a perfect hitching post for rodeo-loving couple

(ABC Radio Darwin: Mark Rigby)
Although making the journey safely to the gate was important, the effects of the ring’s dirt and dust on her white dress was not as much of a concern.”I’ll only wear it once and this is the place we wanted to get married,” she said.”So at the end of the day if the dress gets a bit dirty then that’s fine.” (ABC Radio Darwin: Mark Rigby)
Mr Edwards said having a traditional ceremony was never going to pass muster.”We’re not traditional people,” he laughed.”I mean take a look at me, I’m wearing cowboys boots and a Wrangler shirt.”So the traditional thing, no, never once did it cross our minds.”In a further break from tradition, Mrs Edwards said she had initially toyed with the idea of riding a bronco or bull down the aisle.She said she only thought better of it when she considered the potential for injury or hospitalisation.”I knew I had to make it here, otherwise he’d be standing up there by himself,” she laughed. Can you do that?” she said.”But it’s got sentimental value so our family are happy for us to marry, not just anywhere but somewhere that’s close to our hearts.”

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Mr and Mrs Edwards say they never really considered having a traditional wedding ceremony. A Northern Territory couple have traded the traditional church-and-steeple wedding for a ceremony surrounded by dirt, dust and the steel of a rodeo ring.Kris and Bekki Edwards admitted that getting hitched inside the Noonamah Tavern rodeo ring, about 30 kilometres south-west of Darwin, was probably not for everyone.But they said it was a special place for them.”We love the rodeo and it’s the place we expressed our love for each other,” Mr Edwards said.”So what better place than in the bull ring.”Celebrant Julie O’Brien stood with the couple in front of the ring’s main gate while they read their vows. Photo:
Bride and groom Bekki and Kris Edwards say the rodeo ring where they fell in love is the perfect place for them to marry. (ABC Radio Darwin: Mark Rigby)
And while the area is usually more synonymous with the start of eight-second events rather than lifelong ones, Ms O’Brien said there were no legal issues raised by being married in such a place.”I’ve performed about 400 weddings in total but never one in a bull ring,” she said.”It’s really nice to do something a bit different and especially when it bears relevance to them.”Mrs Edwards said the couple’s family and friends were somewhat shocked when they revealed the location of the ceremony.”A lot of people asked: ‘Really? Photo:
Mrs Edwards says getting her dress dirty and dusty is all part of the fun.
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Mark Rigby

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July 10, 2017 10:06:52

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Flyball: The most fun a dog can have

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Hannah Walmsley

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July 10, 2017 14:33:07

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Speedy dogs across a variety of breeds competed for the flyball crown.
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The contest involves teams racing against each other over a line of hurdles to a box that releases a tennis ball.”You have four dogs racing at a time and you can have a total of six dogs in your team,” Ms Ellen said.”The ball is released when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad.”They have to turn on the box and race back to their handler.”The three-day event also included obedience, grooming, dancing and agility.”There’s so much excitement for dog owners at an event like this,” Ms Ellen said.”You get to share in that excitement especially if you’re part of a team.” Canberra became Australia’s dog capital at the weekend as more than 2,500 much-loved — and much-groomed — canines gathered for the International Dog Sports Extravaganza.Some events saw huskies pull trollies carrying 12 times their body weight in besser blocks; others had Hungarian vizslas jumping through hoops.But the excitement peaked in the flyball competition, in which border collies and kelpies raced terriers and poodles in a fast-paced teams event. External Link:

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The sport is like drag racing for dogs and is equally exhilarating for their handlers.”It’s the most fun a dog can have,” owner Kylie Ellen said.”As soon as the start lights go, the dogs all start barking, even the ones who are crated and aren’t racing yet.”They absolutely love it.”

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Kylie Ellen’s dog Buster is not a typical breed for flyball but is faster than he looks. “At about 12 months old I get my dogs to start to practise going over the jumps.”You can practise the box turn, so I get mine to do a swimmer’s turn so they’re not hitting the box with full force.”

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Well-groomed pups and their owners compete for the highly prized title of best in show. (Supplied: David Flannery)
Start them youngMs Ellen competed in the flyball with her Chinese crested dog Buster as part of the Western Wieners from Victoria.”It’s a pretty rare dog breed to have in flyball,” she said.”Border collies and kelpies are just natural at flyball but you can teach almost any dog to compete.”The main thing is that they learn while they’re young.”As a pup you start getting them to retrieve the ball,” she said.
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