Watch Coldplay’s Chris Martin join puppet group The Weirdos for TV performance

Meanwhile, Moon’s bandmates Donk, Sparkman and The Wizard “played” bass, drums and keys for their debut TV performance. Watch the moment below.

Speaking about the band in May, Martin said: “The Weirdos are a band who we’re trying to help out. I think we thought that we’ve sort of come to the end of doing singles as Coldplay. I think we’ve probably basically finished doing that, in general.

“We can’t go more poppier or single-y than [their BTS collaboration ‘My Universe’] and that felt good and we’re a bit older now. So we do have songs we want to bring some attention to, but with this, we asked The Weirdos if they would do the song and front it and we would feature.”

Meanwhile, Coldplay were joined by some human artists on two recent stops of their North American ‘Music Of The Spheres’ tour. Over two nights at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, the band brought out Kylie Minogue to perform ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ and Bruce Springsteen for ‘Working On A Dream’ and ‘Dancing In The Dark’.

The UK and European leg of the ‘Music Of The Spheres’ world tour will kick off in July, and more support acts for the dates were recently announced. Joining H.E.R. and London Grammar will be the likes of Griff, Ibibio Sound Machine, Laura Mvula, Nina Nesbitt and more.

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Listen to Billie Eilish perform new song ‘TV’ at Manchester gig

A fan posted a video from the show featuring the melodic, slow building track she performed acoustically with her brother Finneas.

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In the melancholy song, she sings, “all of my friends are missing again” over Finneas slowly strumming guitar, at some points he joins in with his sister, singing in unison.

Last month, Eilish announced details of Overheated, a multi-day climate-focused event that is set to take place at The O2 in London this month.

The six-day event will take place on June 10-12, 16 and 25-26 to coincide with the UK and European leg of the singer’s ‘Happier Than Ever’ world tour. Billie is set to perform in London, Birmingham, and Glasgow later this month (you can find any remaining tickets to the tour here).

Meanwhile, the pop star recently opened up about her “exhausting” experience with Tourettes in an interview. Eilish spoke to David Letterman as part of his My Next Guest Needs No Introduction series on Netflix.

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“What’s funny is so many people have it that you would never know,” she said, explaining that she knew several artists who also have Tourette’s Syndrome.

When Letterman asked if talking about the condition made it worse, Eilish replied: “Not at all.”

“I really love answering questions about it, because it’s very very interesting. And I am incredibly confused by it. I don’t get it.”

Billie went on to say she had “small” tics when she was a child. “For me, they’re very exhausting” but went on to say that she  had “made friends with it now”.

Eilish is also set to headline Glastonbury this month at Worthy Farm.

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Watch Doechii make TV debut, playing ‘Persuasive’ and ‘Crazy’ on ‘Fallon’

In a new NME interview, Doechii spoke about signing to TDE, explaining: “I had just dropped ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’ and I was just pushing it by myself, and it got the attention of [the person who would become] my manager – me and her decided to move to New York and follow our dreams, y’know, shit like that. I was sleeping on my dad’s sofa, and got this random call. My manager was like, ‘Bitch: TDE wants to fly us out.’ I went out there [to California], and I told myself, ‘I’m not going home without being signed.’”

She added: “I always thought I would be independent my entire life, but if I was ever gonna sign to a label, it needed to be TDE. That’s what happened. I spent the first night with TDE making ‘Crazy’. It was that type of energy, I was hungry, and I still am.

“I did end up leaving because they signed me within the week. I’d never even yelled on a track before I did ‘Crazy’, so when I recorded that, it’s a reflection of pure fearlessness. I was like, ‘Fuck that shit, I’m gonna go stupid.’ Now I’ve shown myself I can make a song called ‘Crazy’, I can do anything.”

Read the full NME Radar interview with Doechii here.

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Megan Thee Stallion recalls being shot in new TV interview: “I was really scared”

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One of Meat Loaf’s final TV appearances to air on ‘Ghost Hunters’

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Watch Geese make TV debut, playing ‘Low Era’ on ‘Colbert’

Speaking of ‘Low Era’ upon its release, the band said: “We had been trying to get everything to sound super heavy, creepy crawly, and complicated, really because that’s all we knew how to do. Four-on-the-floor songs like ‘Low Era’ had felt a little like poison to us for a while, until we consciously tried to challenge ourselves to write something more danceable.”

Watch the TV performance below:

Giving Geese’s ‘Projector’ a four-star review upon its release, NME said: “There’s certainly space for more names in the avant-garde post-punk revolution. On these shores alone we’ve seen Black Midi thrive and Black Country New Road pick up a Mercury Prize nomination; a clear pathway has been laid out for these kindred spirits who are writing their own chapter.

“With ‘Projector’, the band have escaped their modest confines of a studio where pipes leak onto amps and delivered some of the most compelling new guitar music around.”

The album went on to be named as one of the 20 best debut albums of 2021 by NME, alongside Arlo Parks, Dry Cleaning, Olivia Rodrigo and more.

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Reviewing the band’s recent live show at London’s new Third Man Records venue, NME said: “Tracks from ‘Projector’ almost sound unrecognisable live as they take on a heavier sound, demonstrating how Geese are constantly progressing as musicians.

“Geese’s next UK shows will see them playing to crowds 10 times the size of tonight’s, meaning the intimacy afforded by Third Man Records is even more special for those in attendance.”

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Megan Thee Stallion signs deal with Netflix to create new TV series

Netflix’s head of comedy, Tracey Pakosta, said: “Megan is a multi-talented creative force who has consistently made her mark on culture. She’s always growing and evolving as an artist, and we’re thrilled that she’s making a home at Netflix for this next chapter in her journey.”

Megan Thee Stallion. CREDIT: Erika Goldring/WireImage.

Megan Thee Stallion (real name Megan Pete) has won three Grammy awards. She’s achieved worldwide success with singles like ‘Savage’, ‘Hot Girl Summer’ with Nicki Minaj and ‘WAP’ alongside Cardi B.

The rapper’s debut album ‘Good News’ has gone gold since it was released in November last year.

Her most recent collaboration was with BTS for a remix of track ‘Butter’, released earlier this year. Megan also joined the group onstage in Los Angeles last month to perform the remix for the first time together.

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The rapper officially graduated from Texas Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in health administration earlier this month.

Announcing the ceremony on Friday (December 10), Megan wrote: “I want y’all to remember that you can do whatever you wanna do and be whoever you wanna be, cause look at me!”

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Music producer Rick Rubin venturing into more film and TV with new production deal

Graham Taylor and Chris Rice, co-presidents of Endeavor Content, said in a statement: “Rick is a beautiful storyteller who brings a fan-first eye and an open heart. He is both a driver and passenger of pop culture and together with Film 45 will break glass.”

Matt Goldberg, president of Film 45, added: “Iconic and legendary are two words that define Rick Rubin’s career, and we’re excited to collaborate with him in this partnership to share his exceptional point of view.”

The music producer has worked on other projects before including the Showtime documentary series Shangri-La, which dug into his career and life at his Malibu studio.

Rick Rubin. Credit: JB Lacroix/ Getty Images

McCartney, 3, 2, 1, meanwhile, is a six-part docuseries that follows Rubin and Paul McCartney as they explore the Beatles‘ legend’s music from his youth through to his stratospheric fame, Wings, and also his solo career.

In other news, Rubin, who has produced albums by Run-DMC, Adele, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes among others, recently recalled a huge fight between the members of System Of A Down over their notorious “tapeworm” lyric. Learn more here.

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Soulwax launch new online TV channel Deewee Teevee

A description adds: “Four episodes, four million packets of data. In just a few seconds – watch and listen all at the same time.

“Live performances, interviews, animations, the sound of music, DEEWEE TEEVEE plays all the right notes – just not necessarily in the right order.”

Watch the first episode of the series, which features an interview with David and Stephen Dewaele – aka Soulwax – and live performances from James Righton and Movulango, below.

The launch of Deewee Teevee follows the release of  Deewee’s new compilation ‘Foundations’, which came out last week (May 7).

The record marked the first compilation from Deewee, and their 50th release overall. According to a press release, the project boasts “a breadth of imagination, a love of hands-on artistry and the sonic craftsmanship of the Dewaele brothers”.

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Last year, Soulwax released a six-song project called ‘EMS Synthi 100 – DEEWEE Sessions Vol.01’, and recently shared another new track called ‘Empty Dancefloor’.

In a recent interview with NME, the duo discussed how the single was inspired by the world’s clubs falling silent as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.

“We get a lot of people telling us how much they miss that energy and feeling of being in a loud club and being amongst other people,” David Dewaele said.

“That community feeling – it’s a thing that people miss more than the other things that people have had taken away from them.” Watch the video interview in full above.

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Sky Arts to air new TV series celebrating grassroots venues

Confirmed artists appearing in the series include Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Sleaford Mods, David Gray, Skin, Amy Macdonald, Ben Lovett (Mumford And Sons), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), The Fratellis, Pauline Black, Tom Grennan, Frank Turner and James.

Noel Gallagher. CREDIT: Mauricio Santana/Getty Images

Phil Edgar-Jones, director, Sky Arts and Entertainment, said: “The pandemic has accelerated many trends – whether that’s how we shop or how we consume our entertainment – and many familiar areas of life might change forever, so on Sky Arts we wanted to turn our attention to the plight of the small music venue; the places all the great bands or solo artists started out and learned their craft.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from some of the greats of British music who have gone back to the places they began to pay homage with incredible performances that shine a light on these important places.”

The series will also look at solutions for struggling venues in light of the pandemic.

CC-Lab co-founder Justin Rees said: “This is a pivotal point for the UK’s live-events industry, which not only generates huge revenues for local communities, but also defines their culture, identity and soul. Thanks to the incredible access we’ve gained, we’ll showcase the rich voices, characters and performances that have made the UK music scene the envy of the world.

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“It’s never been more vital to protect and support our music industry and champion artists across all genres. We hope The Live Revival will do something positive for the music in a ‘real world’ way.”

The Music Venue Trust will also support the series as part of its ongoing #SaveOurVenues campaign.

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Lizzo to launch TV series hunting for “full-figured” models and dancers

In the caption, she added: “I BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ONE! Are you a full figured dancer or model? Have you felt underrepresented and under appreciated? THEN I’M LOOKIN FOR YOU! It’s time to find my dream team of beautifully talented big grrrls and @amazonstudios is helping ya grrrl on this journey!”

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Casting is in progress now and interested applicants can go to BigGrrrl.com for more details.

An official description on the site reads: “Are you ready to step into your power and change the world? Here’s your chance to twerk it out on world stages and stomp it out on the runway for the adventure of a lifetime. Come as you are and be sure to bring good energy – and that ass.”

The as-yet-untitled series is the first project under Lizzo’s deal with Amazon Studios that was announced last year. “I can’t wait to get started and share my vision with the world,” the star commented at the time.

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Meanwhile, Lizzo recently mocked a question about her weight in an Instagram video. The musician said she was asked how she deals “with being obese every day”, making it clear what she thought of the question in her response.

Last year, she spoke about the future of the body positivity movement with Vogue, saying that “the people that this term was created for are not benefiting from it”.

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Watch Japanese Breakfast make late night TV debut on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

Originally written after a bandmate from her old band Little Big League told her he’d be leaving the band to join another that was going to make it “Jimmy Fallon big”, that same bandmate was present last night, performing the song alongside Zauner on the late-night US chat show.

You can watch the two Japanese Breakfast performances below:

Zauner is preparing the release of her first Japanese Breakfast album since 2017’s ‘Soft Sounds From Another Planet’, having teased its arrival back in January.

‘Jubilee’ will be released on June 4 via Dead Oceans. Speaking about the process behind making the album, Zauner said that she’s “never wanted to rest on any laurels. I wanted to push it as far as it could go, inviting more people in and pushing myself as a composer, a producer, an arranger.”

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“After spending the last five years writing about grief, I wanted our follow up to be about joy,” Zauner explained. “For me, a third record should feel bombastic and so I wanted to pull out all the stops for this one.”

You can see the tracklist for Japanese Breakfast’s ‘Jubilee’ below”

01. ‘Paprika’
02. ‘Be Sweet’
03. ‘Kokomo, IN’
04. ‘Slide Tackle’
05. ‘Posing In Bondage’
06. ‘Sit’
07. ‘Savage Good Boy’
08. ‘In Hell’
09. ‘Tactics’
10. ‘Posing For Cars’

Zauner will publish her memoir Crying In H Mart later this year. Set for release in the UK on August 5, the book is described as an “unflinching and powerful memoir about [Zauner] growing up Korean-American, losing her mother and forging her own identity”.

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Watch Greentea Peng make TV performance debut on ‘Later… With Jools Holland’

“‘Revolution’ is a product of this pain and also the anger we’ve been struggling to move through, at the same time it represents the hope conjured,” Greentea Peng said in a statement. “A reminder to remember where the first revolution must take place and also a reminder to be aware of where and what we put our energy and belief into.”

Watch the singer-songwriter’s performance on Later… With Jools Holland below:

Earlier this year, Greentea Peng joined Donae’o on The Streets single ‘I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him’.

The track features on Mike Skinner’s recent mixtape ‘None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive’.

Greentea Peng will embark on a European tour next year, which will include dates in London, Manchester and Dublin.

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You can see the full list of dates below:

April 2021

7 – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin
16 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
17 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
18 – CCA, Glasgow
20 – Manchester Academy, Manchester
21 – The Grand Social, Dublin
22 – 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool
24 – Coventry Central Library, Coventry
25 – The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
26 – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
28 – Earth, London
29 – Patterns, Brighton
30 – Thekla, Bristol

May 2021

9 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
10 – Botanique, Brussels
13 – La Maroquinerie, Paris

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Katy Perry defends Ellen DeGeneres over staff claims on her TV show

“No one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect,” she wrote. “Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show.

1/2 I know I can’t speak for anyone else’s experience besides my own but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways from my time with Ellen & on the @theellenshow. I think we all have witnessed the light & continual fight for equality that she has brought

— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 4, 2020

2/2 to the world through her platform for decades. Sending you love & a hug, friend @TheEllenShow ♥️

— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 4, 2020

“I could not have the success I’ve had without all of your contributions…I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”

Now Perry has also defended the TV personality.

She wrote on Twitter: ”I know I can’t speak for anyone else’s experience besides my own but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways from my time with Ellen & on the @theellenshow.

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”I think we all have witnessed the light & continual fight for equality that she has brought to the world through her platform for decades. Sending you love & a hug, friend.”

The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been on the air since 2003.

Meanwhile, Perry recently revealed that she ended her longstanding beef with Taylor Swift to set a positive example for young fans.

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The Snuts share retro TV inspired new video for ‘Elephants’

The track is the band’s first new music since the release of their debut ‘Mixtape EP’.

Watch the video for ‘Elephants’ below:

The Snuts will play a number of dates this summer as part of the Live Drive-In series. They are as follows:

AUGUST
Sat 8 London, Venue TBC
Sun 9 Lincoln, Lincolnshire Showground
Tues 11 Teesside, Teesside International Airport
Weds 12 Bolton, University of Bolton Stadium
Thurs 13 Edinburgh, The Royal Highland Centre Sold Out
Sat 15 Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse
Sun 16 Bristol, Filton Airfield
Tues 18 Liverpool, Central Docks Liverpool Waters
Weds 19 Birmingham, Resorts World Arena, NEC
Thurs 20 Milton Keynes, The National Bowl
Sat 22 Leeds, Leeds East Airport
Sun 23 Newmarket, Newmarket Racecourse
Tues 25 Edinburgh, The Royal Highland Centre

Tickets for the tour are on sale here.

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Meanwhile, The Snuts have been added to the lineup for Isle of Wight Festival 2021.

The festival has confirmed its lineup for next year, after coronavirus forced the cancellation of the event for 2020.

The iconic festival will return June 17-20 next year, with headliners Lionel RichieLewis CapaldiSnow Patrol and Duran Duran all returning after they were originally booked for this year’s event.

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Halsey opens up on mental health struggles in new video series

Speaking about her own experiences with bipolar, Halsey said people often tell her she “doesn’t seem like” she suffers from the disorder “because they see a young woman who’s achieving all of these goals”. She also spoke of being in a psychiatric hospital as an adolescent and learning to recognise the feelings that led her there as she grew up.

 

The star spoke about the media perception of mental illness, saying she found the media “very celebratory of mental illness when they’re getting something out of it” like a record. However, if her mental health causes her to cancel a show, “if it takes something from them”, then it “becomes weaponised”. “The way that they can take the narrative away from you after you’ve chosen to share it is what’s one of the most terrifying parts,” she said.

“I think that our culture, in a way, has an obsession and a distaste for the ‘crazy woman’,” she said later. “We love her but we also weaponise that word against her.” Kapur replied referencing the “manic pixie dream girl” trope often found in movies and TV shows, calling it “exaggerated”.

The pair later shared advice on how to be an ally for those struggling with their mental health. “Acceptance, acceptance, acceptance,” Kapur said. “Accept that somebody around them can have mental illness. Accept that they will need help. The third acceptance is accept that it will recur.”

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Halsey spoke about her latest album ‘Manic’, describing it as a “love letter” to who she is when she’s in a manic phase. “In the process of making this album, I had to make peace with this manic version of myself,” she said.

‘Manic’ was released in January 2020. In a four-star review, NME said: “The musician’s previous concepts have both been compelling in themselves but, by stripping back the stories to their very personal core, Halsey has made a record that is as thrilling as it is vulnerable, and her best effort yet. This is Ashley’s world; it’s really nice to meet her.”

For help and advice on mental health:

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Mark Lanegan says Nirvana are “just as vital now as they were in the ’90s”

“He grabbed my boot, which was laying between us on the bed, and he threw it at the TV set. It was a perfect strike! It turned the TV off and right at that moment, from three floors down we hear a car going by, and ‘Teen Spirit’ is playing on the car radio!

“That’s when I realised there was no escaping it.”

Asked about Post Malone’s recent live-streamed Nirvana tribute show, Lanegan said it’s “cool” that a contemporary rapper would cover the grunge icons.

“I think Nirvana are still just as vital today as they were then,” he said. “If a rap star is taking the time to do a Nirvana tribute set, that’s pretty badass.”

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Meanwhile, Mark Lanegan teamed up with Cold Cave this week to cover Joy Division‘s ‘Isolation’ to honour the 40th anniversary of Ian Curtis‘ death.

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Listen to Robyn’s elegant Met Gala-inspired playlist

The full tracklist is as follows:

  • Janet Jackson – ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’
  • David Bowie – ‘Heores’
  • Kraftwerk – ‘Numbers’
  • Missy Elliott – ‘Hot Boyz’
  • Sade – Paradise
  • Marvin Gaye – ‘Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)’
  • Suicide – ‘Dream Baby Dream’
  • The Knife – ‘Silent Shout’
  • Lil’ Louis – ‘French Kiss’
  • Prince – ‘Kiss’
  • Eurythmics – ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’
  • Donna Summer – ‘I Feel Love’
  • The Flamingos – ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’
  • The Pharcyde – ‘Runnin”
  • Martika – ‘Love… Thy Will Be Done’
  • Jan Johansson – ‘Visa Från Utanmyra’
  • Listen to the playlist below:

     

    Back in February, Robyn was honoured as the Songwriter Of The Decade at the NME Awards 2020 in London.

    Charli XCX and Héloïse Letissier of Christine And The Queens presented the prestigious award to Robyn, before a montage of the pop icon’s work was projected on a giant TV screen.

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    During her post-award acceptance interview, she revealed that she’s hoping to get into the studio this summer to record new material.

    Talking to NME in the winners’ room, she said that she was planning to work on new songs that didn’t make it onto her acclaimed 2018 album ‘Honey’.

    “There are leftovers,” Robyn said. “Some of them I’m going to record this summer, I hope. Usually, I finish songs. If I start them, I finish them. The last album took eight years. I hope it won’t take that long next time.”

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    AJR – Role Models Lyrics

    [Intro]
    3, 4

    [Chorus]
    All my role models are on TV for the wrong reasons
    And, I will unravel if you rip away my best pieces
    Would’ve never come so far, without someone there to start again
    I truly love the art, when I kinda hate the artist
    But, All my role models are on TV for the wrong reasons
    Wrong reasons

    [Verse 1]
    This time of year, I’m feelin’ weird, might be allergies
    Wanna move out, but when I move out, who’ll be proud of me
    Thought I was made, from [?], put that crown on me
    Thought I was made, from Louis C.K

    [Chorus]
    But, all my role models are on TV for the wrong reasons
    (Ah, Ahhhhhh, Ah, Ahhhhhh.)
    And, I will unravel if you rip away my best pieces
    (Ah, Ahhhhhh, Ah, Ahhhhhh.)
    Would’ve never come so far, without someone there to start again
    I truly love the art, when I kinda hate the artist
    But, All my role models are on TV for the wrong reasons
    (Ah, Ahhhhhh, Ah, Ahhhhhh.)
    Wrong reasons

    [Verse 2]
    I used to say, just what’s on my brain, cause you always did
    You used to be, so special to me, now you’ve taken it
    Look at this mess, should I forget, what you gave to me?
    Look at this mess, wake up Mr. West

    [Chorus]
    Cause, all my role models are on TV for the wrong reasons
    (Ah, Ahhhhhh, Ah, Ahhhhhh.)
    And, I will unravel if you rip away my best pieces
    (Ah, Ahhhhhh, Ah, Ahhhhhh.)
    Would’ve never come so far, without someone there to start again
    I truly love the art, when I kinda hate the artist
    But, All my role models are on TV for the wrong reasons
    (Ah, Ahhhhhh, Ah, Ahhhhhh.)
    Wrong reasons

    Would’ve never come so far, without someone there to start again
    I truly love the art, when I kinda hate the artist
    But, All my role models are on TV for the wrong reasons
    (Ah, Ahhhhhh, Ah, Ahhhhhh.)
    Wrong reasons

    Damian Marley – Patience lyrics

    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kiye ni kêra môgô
    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kagni ni kêra môgô

    Some of the smartest dummies
    Can’t read the language of Egyptian mummies
    An’ a fly go a moon
    And can’t find food for the starving tummies
    Pay no mind to the youths

    Cause it’s not like the future depends on it
    But save the animals in the zoo
    Cause the chimpanzee dem a make big money
    This is how the media pillages

    On the TV the picture is savages in villages
    And the scientist still can’t explain the pyramids, huh
    Evangelists making a living on the videos of ribs
    Of the little kids, stereotyping the image of the images

    And this is what the image is, you buy a khaki pants
    And all of a sudden you say a Indiana Jones
    An’ a thief out gold and thief out the scrolls
    And even the buried bones
    Some of the worst paparazzis I’ve ever seen and I ever known

    Put the worst on display so the world can see
    And that’s all they will ever show so the ones in the west
    Will never move east and feel like they could be at home
    Dem get tricked by the beast

    But a where dem ago flee when the monster is fully grown?
    Solomonic linage whe dem still can’t defeat
    And them coulda never clone, my spiritual DNA
    That print in my soul and I will forever own Lord

    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kiye ni kêra môgô
    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kagni ni kêra môgô

    Huh, we born not knowing, are we born knowing all?
    We growing wiser, are we just growing tall?
    Can you read thoughts, can you read palms?
    Huh, can you predict the future, can you see storms, coming?

    The earth was flat if you went too far you would fall off
    Now the earth is round if the shape change again
    Everybody woulda start laugh
    The average man can’t prove of most of the things
    That he chooses to speak of

    And still won’t research
    And find out the root of the truth that you seek of
    Scholars teach in Universities
    And claim that they’re smart and cunning

    Tell them find a cure when we sneeze
    And that’s when their nose start running
    And the rich get stitched up, when we get cut
    Man a heal dem broken bones in the bush with the wed mud

    Can you read signs, can you read stars?
    Can you make peace, can you fight war?
    Can you milk cows, even though you drive cars
    Huh, can you survive, against all odds, now?

    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kiye ni kêra môgô
    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kagni ni kêra môgô

    Who wrote the Bible, who wrote the Qur’an?
    And was it a lightning storm
    That gave birth to the earth
    And then dinosaurs were born? Damn

    Who made up words, who made up numbers?
    And what kind of spell is mankind under?
    Everything on the planet we preserve and can it
    Microwaved it and try it
    No matter what we’ll survive it

    What’s hu, what’s man, what’s human?
    Anything along the land we consuming
    Eatin’, deletin’, ruin, trying to get paper
    Gotta have land, gotta have acres

    So I can sit back like Jack Nicholson
    Watch niggas play the game like the lakers
    In a world full of 52 fakers
    Gypsies, seances, mystical prayers

    You superstitious? Throw salt over your shoulders
    Make a wish for the day
    ‘Cause like somebody got a doll of me
    Stickin’ needles in my arteries but I can’t feel it

    Sometimes it’s like ‘pardon me
    But I got a real big spirit’, I’m fearless, I’m fearless
    Don’t you try and grab hold of my soul
    It’s like a military soldier since seven years old

    I held real dead bodies in my arms
    Felt their body turn cold, oh
    Why we born in the first place
    If this is how we gotta go? Damn

    Charli XCX – Over You Lyrics

    [Verse 1]
    Just a little girl on a TV screen
    Stuck inside a silver cage
    Body tangled up in chains
    Looking for the light in the misery
    Trapped behind the windowpane
    Everyday I feel the same

    Close to giving up, giving everything
    Struggling for air, I’m blue
    Fucking with my head, confused
    Sick and tired of drinking your sympathy
    Fighting back, not gonna lose
    It’s true, I’m through, flying with you

    [Chorus]
    I’m so over you
    Tell me, baby, are you over me?
    I’m so over you
    Tell me, baby, will you ever regret me?
    I’m so over you
    Tell me, baby, are you over me?
    I’m so over you
    Promise, baby, that you will never forget me

    [Verse 2]
    Breaking down the doors, I’m invincible
    See if you could stop me now
    Super heroine, no doubt
    Treating me like I was invisible
    Thought that you could shut my mouth
    But now I’m gonna burn you out

    [Chorus]
    I’m so over you
    Tell me, baby, are you over me?
    I’m so over you
    Tell me, baby, will you ever regret me?
    I’m so over you
    Tell me, baby, are you over me?
    I’m so over you
    Promise, baby, that you will never forget me

    [Bridge]
    I want to get out of here
    I want to get out of here
    We’re breaking up, I’m breaking down (Woah-oh-oh)
    I want to get out of here
    I want to get out of here
    I’m moving on, we’re over now, over now (Oh!)

    [Chorus]
    I’m so over you
    Tell me, baby, are you over me?
    I’m so over you
    Tell me, baby, will you ever regret me?
    I’m so over you
    Tell me, baby, are you over me?
    I’m so over you
    Promise, baby, that you will never forget me

    Mick Jenkins – What Am I To Do Lyrics

    [Intro]
    Well I sbet ya
    Well I bet ya
    Well I bet ya
    Well I bet…

    [Verse 1]
    Ali’s jabbin’ them shit feel like hooks
    The less you got stuffed in your pocket books
    The more these policies just sound like crooks
    They give me sloppy looks
    They gave us nothing, had to hustle same way coffee cook
    Early morning grind trying to help these niggas wake up
    Etch A Sketch flows, I got the shit to shake up
    Niggas switching clothes
    Niggas even switch their face up
    But these clowns could never really switch their make up
    Family’s in your genes
    Fuck is that, Mesquite?
    My triple beam onto bigger schemes
    I’m on these waves
    Don’t expect a hand clap cause you swim upstream
    I’m expecting sand traps, I be in the green
    If we talking green backs I’m back in the black
    Been having the formula since Similac
    Delicate flows under heavy metal bars but they’re still intact
    What’s a nigga to do?
    When you call the police but the trigger’s on you
    Shit crazy man

    [Chorus]
    What’s a nigga to do?
    Cause I be streaming black they’ll beat me to blue
    Put it on TV then tell you what’s true
    What’s a nigga to do?
    What’s a nigga to do?
    When you call the police but the trigger’s on you

    [Verse 2]
    Pull up on ’em shining CeCe Winans with the C notes
    Redefining everything the black man denotes
    I could devote time
    How many times have we rewrote lines to get it perfect
    Miss me with inertia I’m on dirt
    You gon’ need assumptions, almost certain
    My assertion we gon’ see if you got gumption
    We gon’ see if you gon’ play it smart or you gon’ be on dumb shit
    Wrong answer, we go dumb shit
    Slow you up on some speed bump shit
    On some ski jump shit
    I’m taking flight cause all my flows cold
    Setting bars, no [?]
    I never blow smoke unless it’s unleaded
    I guess you won’t know my worst
    No unedited stress
    Go on wax, I mean

    [Chorus]
    What’s a nigga to do?
    When you tell ’em who you is and they be like “Who?”
    What’s a nigga to do?
    Yeah, what’s a nigga to do?
    Cause I be streaming black they’ll beat me to blue
    Put it on TV then tell you what’s true
    What’s a nigga to do?
    What’s a nigga to do?

    Chance The Rapper – Wala Cam lyrics

    [Intro: Chance the Rapper]
    Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala
    Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala

    [Chorus: Chance the Rapper]
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam

    [Verse 1: Chance the Rapper]
    Big ol’ booty gotta jump, gotta juke me
    Gotta plan, gotta duty
    Gotta dance, gotta boogie
    I’m a fan, gotta stan
    Gotta cam, it’s a movie
    Make my ‘gram look like Cannes, like in France
    My momma, my mamma mia
    Tell me what your momma feeds you
    You getting that cornbread and choreo
    Let me throw you on the story though
    Trying to be like story mode
    You belong on the war zone on
    Wala, Wala

    [Chorus: Chance the Rapper]
    Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala
    Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala

    [Verse 2: Chance the Rapper]
    Nigga you can’t dance
    My feet like my hands
    Your feet like quicksand
    Something I can’t stand
    Something I just hate
    I’m not on no date
    Car don’t got no roof
    Works, don’t got no brake
    Girl don’t got no waist
    Watch don’t got no face
    Jet don’t got no plates
    God don’t got no cape
    Shoes don’t got no J’s
    Don’t got no style, don’t got no taste
    Bank don’t got no card, don’t got quickpay, don’t got no Chase

    [Chorus: Chance the Rapper]
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam

    [Verse 3: Supa Bwe]
    Watching DBZ
    Shorty stuck to me
    Like she lowkey USB
    I just want some head, want some lowkey guillotine
    Police watching me like I’m lowkey new TV
    Like I’m serving twenty p’s
    Like I lowkey used to be
    Over the seas with my girl cause she over achieving
    Don’t put nobody over her king
    Love my life
    Shorty ride my face like bike
    I’ma beat it like Mike, not Ike
    My spliff broke, sh*t! oh life
    I might spent on you
    All year, all night
    I might some f*ck some ads up
    Or f*ck your mans up
    I might f*ck some bands up
    Switch the plan up
    Leave the country like right now
    Shit, I might go flight
    I might take off tonight
    I might, I might, I might
    Tonight I might

    [Chorus: Chance the Rapper]
    Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala
    Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala

    [Verse 4: Chance the Rapper]
    You need name tag
    She got the same ass
    Same drawers, same car
    Same bag, damn fraud
    Shake it up, shake it up, shake it up, shake it up
    Pop pop pop that cork
    Pop it like July 4th
    Shorty don’t move like yours
    She get it from a store
    You get it from the Stork
    They don’t do this up North
    They always end it [?]

    [Chorus]
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam, Wala Cam
    Wala

    Rich The Kid – Lot On My Mind Lyrics

    [Intro]
    I see you. I see [?]
    Haha, you dig?
    I see you haters having problems
    Way too many problems
    Mic check, check, check, check, check, check
    Check, check, check, check

    [Verse 1]
    Ooh, where my mic check?
    These bitches, they been all at my neck (lil bitch!)
    These bitches, all in my call log
    You ain’t put your team on, you ain’t a boss, dog
    Can’t even let these niggas close
    Jealous homies set you up and now you smoke (now you smoke)
    You just spent up all the money, now you broke (now you broke)
    You been internet flexin’ for these hoes (hoes)
    Whole lot of friends turned to enemies
    Smile in my face and said they proud of me
    Now they lookin’ at me like I hit the lottery
    ‘Cause I’m rich but bitch, you ain’t gotta lie to me
    Ooh, I done watched some niggas change up
    They hit for me a couple pieces, we don’t chain tuck
    Too much ice, bust down, I’m still rained up
    And if some niggas wanna try me, get your brain fucked
    She gon’ fuck me ’cause I’m famous, post my picture up
    I call Boris, that’s my driver, he gone pick you up
    Couple losses but more wins, we still racked up
    On the road, doin’ shows, I’m so booked up

    [Vocal Break]

    [Verse 2]
    Ooh, Cartier on me
    Made my first mil’, shit I was still hungry
    Back then all them hoes, they was flexin’ on me
    See me on TV, now she sexin’ on me
    Got the Maybach, finna cop the Wraith on ’em
    Naw, for real they gon’ hate on me
    And I got your bitch been missin’, she gon’ wait on me
    Told double XL I was straight on it (haha)
    I’m finally rich, I knew that they would hate on me (rich!)
    They ran up in the crib and had the K on me
    I was slippin’, thank God that I’m livin’
    ‘Cause it all could’ve been different
    ‘Bout to put these stars in my ceiling
    ‘Cause my bitch straight from heaven
    Rich Forever, bitch I’m in it
    Get a check then I spend it

    [Outro]
    R.I.P X, man
    You know what I’m sayin?
    Young niggas get that bag, man
    Get that bag, stay humble
    Ya dig, and that’s that
    Get a rack packs and back backs

    Florida Georgia Line – Talk You Out of It Lyrics

    [Verse 1]
    Girl I know you had a long day
    You ain’t feelin’ them downtown lights
    But I got a bottle at your favorite place
    Just waitin’ for us in a bucket on ice

    Damn, I didn’t think it’d be that easy
    ‘Cause now you’re gettin’ ready
    I’m just sittin’ there watchin’ TV
    Here you come lookin’ like a grown man’s dream
    Damn, I can’t believe, I can’t believe

    [Chorus]
    I talked you into slippin’ down the hall, baby, turn it on
    Your playlist you play when you’re in the shower
    Talked you into taking up my time, making up your mind
    Switching back and forth for an hour
    And now you’re lookin’ like a line from a Vandross song
    I’m looking at the fine little dress you got on
    Don’t get me wrong, girl, I love it
    Now I just wanna talk you out of it

    [Verse 2]
    Yeah, as cool at it would be
    Watchin’ people wonder who you are
    Oh, we should just say we did, we can start with a kiss
    And pretend we just got back from the bar

    [Chorus]
    I talked you into slippin’ down the hall, baby, turn it on
    Your playlist you play when you’re in the shower
    Talked you into taking up my time, making up your mind
    Switching back and forth for an hour
    And now you’re lookin’ like a line from a Vandross song
    I’m looking at the fine little dress you got on
    Don’t get me wrong, girl, I love it
    Now I just wanna talk you out of it

    [Bridge]
    Yeah, it’s a little cold outside
    The music’s probably way too loud
    To hear you laugh
    And there’s a look in your eyes
    Looks like we ain’t leavin’ now
    Girl, I’m so glad, I’m so glad

    [Chorus]
    I talked you into slippin’ down the hall, baby, turn it on
    Your playlist you play when you’re in the shower
    Talked you into taking up my time, making up your mind
    Switching back and forth for an hour
    And now you’re lookin’ like a line from a Vandross song
    I’m looking at the fine little dress you got on
    Don’t get me wrong, girl, I love it
    Now I just wanna talk you out of it

    Elliott Smith – Some Song Lyrics

    Hello, hello, hello
    (This is a rock song.)
    Loud, loud, loud

    It’s a junkie dream, makes you so uptight
    Yeah it’s halloween tonight and every night
    See you scratch your skin
    Your sandpaper throat
    You’re a symphony, man, with one fucking note
    Charlie beat you up week after week
    And when you grow up you’re going to be a freak
    Want a violent girl who’s not scared of anything

    Help me kill my time
    ‘Cause I’ll never be fine
    Help me kill my time

    You went down to look at old Dallas town
    Where you must be sick just to hang around
    Seen it on TV, how to kill your man
    Then like Gacy’s scene a canvas in your hand
    Better call your mom, she’s out looking for you
    In the jail and the army and the hospital too
    But those people there couldn’t do anything
    For you

    Help me kill my time
    ‘Cause I’ll never be fine
    Help me kill my time
    Help me kill my time
    Help me kill my time
    ‘Cause I’ll never be fine
    Help me kill my time

    Katy Perry – Nothing Like the First Time Lyrics

    [Verse 1]
    The leaves were falling I was seventeen
    We’d been locking lips, grabbing hips, smoking cigarettes
    We took a drive in your 1990 the hand me down
    From out of town I was California
    Oh my legs were not shaved
    And you had dirt between your fingers
    They told us to behave, but hey

    [Chorus]
    It’s not like riding a bike
    It’s not like flying a kite
    It’s not as easy as pie
    There’s nothing like the first time
    Not like taking a bath
    It’s not like having a laugh
    Not like reading a map
    There’s nothing like the first time

    [Verse 2]
    I had seen it in the magazines
    We would change the channel on the TV screen
    ‘Cause it’s such a sin what you did to me
    Straight to hell is what they sell if you done the deed
    Oh but what could be so bad
    Oh if everyone is guilty
    I guess we want what we can’t have
    ‘Cause I’ve heard…

    [Chorus]
    It’s not like riding a bike
    It’s not like flying a kite
    It’s not as easy as pie
    There’s nothing like the first time
    Not like taking a bath
    It’s not like having a laugh
    Not like reading a map
    There’s nothing like the first time

    [Bridge]
    Do you remember? Do you remember?
    Do you remember? Do you remember?
    La la la la la la la la
    There’s nothing like the first time
    La la la la la la la la
    There’s nothing like the first time

    [Chorus]
    It’s not a walk in the park
    It’s not a shot in the dark
    It’s not a juvenile crime
    There’s nothing like the first time
    It’s not like tying the knot
    There’s no connecting the dots
    And in case you forgot
    There’s nothing like the first time
    There’s nothing like the first time
    There’s nothing like the first time
    There’s nothing like the first time

    [Outro]
    Its not like reading a map..oh ya you give me laugh
    There’s nothing like the first time

    Snail Mail – Static Buzz lyrics

    Shutters on my house
    Keep the sunlight in
    If that’s not enough to keep the people out

    Then I don’t wanna know what’s on the other side

    Turn on the TV
    I wonder who thinks of it all
    We could be watching the same thing

    But I always shock myself when I plug it into the wall

    So should I ask?
    Are you home?

    I can’t keep anything down
    All I hear is static buzz
    And it’s all echoing through my bedroom wall

    Cover me in flies
    They’re breaking through the door
    That’ll show the garbage man
    What everyone else is always so bitter for

    So should I ask ? Are you home?

    I can’t keep anything down
    All I hear is static buzz
    And it’s all echoing through my bedroom wall

    Paul Luc – Idol lyrics

    I turn the television on
    To hear those songbirds carry on
    I tune into that drab recital
    They’d claimed I’d find a brand new idol
    It felt like something good was dying
    Oh, something good was dying
    She sang a ledgendary song
    With something desperately wrong
    There were fourteen-thousand notes inside
    A space where four plain notes should reside
    It felt like mastur~bation on the TV station
    Oh, it felt like something good was dying
    Oh, something good was dying
    Asked about the music she was raised upon
    Was it Paul, George, Ringo Starr, and John?
    With her mini-skirt and her bashful eyes
    Claimed she’d never heard of those four guys
    She’d been singin’, “Hey Jude don’t make it bad.”
    And now my whole world was sad.
    Oh, it felt like something good was dying
    Oh, something good was…
    So I jumped into my car to drive
    I flicked the radio alive
    And I heard another shallow song
    I turned the dial, that same song was on
    Every station; It felt like indoctrination
    Like no one’s even trying
    Oh, it felt like something good was dy~ing

    Saba – BROKEN GIRLS lyrics

    [Intro]
    I’m in love with broken

    [Chorus]
    I’m in love with broken girls, girls, girls
    Hey girl, girl, girl, girl
    I’m in love with broken girls, girls, girls
    Girls, girls, girls, hey girl

    [Verse 1]
    Really I’m broke myself, and I think she might help
    Really I love a story, and I think she might tell
    Really I’m not your crutch, really you not my girl
    Really she usin’ me, but it’s cool, we use each oth’
    I’m in love with contemplatin’ ’bout the pressure
    Conversations ’bout depression
    Confrontation cause we care too much about each other
    We know it ain’t permanent but temporary
    Releasin’ your Issa Rae, insecure
    Collect them like Pikachu, Venusaur
    We go ’til you done or my penis sore
    Sleep with the TV on then we don’t speak no more
    And I know when I’m with you, or maybe when you’re with me
    Even if I don’t feel a thing, for a second I feel complete
    I still’ll keep ya in my back pocket
    I know that I’m not shit, I know that it’s toxic
    I know that a part lives, that is where your heart is

    [Chorus]
    I’m in love with broken girls, girls, girls
    Hey girl, girl, girl, girl
    I’m in love with broken girls, girls, girls
    Girls, girls, girls, hey girl

    [Verse 2]
    Tread light like broken glass, really I’m not my past
    Really I snatched your soul, really that’s not to brag
    Really when I’m alone, really I’m not to have
    Really I know you’re empty but I think I can fill your glass
    Fantasizin’ all your problems
    I wanted you more since I found out you heartless
    Harborin’ feelins’ for niggas who hurt you
    Know you on the surface but not on a personal level
    I play the game of hearts
    Missin’ piece, we ain’t apart
    Depend on me until I’m bored
    I return your heart as quick I return your call
    Tables turn quicker cause after a weekend I miss ya
    I don’t want you but I’m conflicted
    I know that back and forth yo-yo shit over with
    But you gon’ take me back, I’m gon’ convince ya
    Pain ain’t never looked so temptin’
    Lonely never looked so distant, we just gon’ ignore the tension
    You know we both not shit, I know that shit toxic

    [Chorus]
    I’m in love with broken girls, girls, girls
    Hey girl, girl, girl, girl
    I’m in love with broken girls, girls, girls
    Girls, girls, girls, hey girl

    [Verse 3]
    This whole time, been obsessed, being sad
    She was my, quick escape, made me forget
    Hear her speak, see her weak, made me feel big
    Crowned me, she downed me, treat me like shit
    Second time, round two, what I learn?
    She weren’t mine, that weren’t love, I weren’t hers
    I’m not hurt, anymore, took some time
    Found a girl, now I’m hers, and she mine
    And she make me, feel whole, heal me
    And it’s, mutual, and we still in love

    [Outro]
    Can’t you care for?
    Can’t you care? Can’t you care?
    Can’t you care for?
    Can’t you care? Can’t you care?
    Can’t you care? Can’t you care?
    Can’t you care? Can’t you care?
    Can’t you care? Can’t you care?
    Can’t you care? Can’t you care?