Britain’s Coronavirus Toilet Roll Panic Has Created A Bidet Sales Boom

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The coronavirus has changed people’s habits in peculiar ways. Germans are sleeping longer. Italians are eating more rabbit and apricots, even though the fruit is not in season. Britons, meanwhile, are buying bidets.

Online searches for the term “bidet” spiked in March, according to Google Trends data. The queries “what is a bidet used for” and “how to use a bidet” had, in Google parlance, a “tremendous increase”, with triple-digit percent rises.

And retailers say that interest, coupled with ongoing fears of toilet paper running out again, has translated into a sales boom.

Ahmad Abuleil, the founder of Boss Bidet, which sells bidet toilet seat attachments told BuzzFeed News that his company’s sales had increased tenfold since panic buying emptied shelves of roll at the start of the UK’s outbreak in March.

He’s not alone. The Big Bathroom Shop said there had been a “notable upturn” in people buying bidets, Tooaleta said it was selling four times as many of its nonelectric bidet seats as usual, and Tushy’s UK sales have tripled in the last month.

The bidet was invented in the 1700s in France. Its first known user, according to the book Bum Fodder: An Absorbing History of Toilet Paper at least, was Jeanne Agnès Berthelot de Pléneuf, the marquise de Prie. The same story is recounted in other histories of the basin-shaped toilet ware.

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The sculpture “Tableau objet: bidet” (1968) of Peter Klasen is shown in 2008 at the Grand Palais in Paris.

The bidet became a curiosity among noble families in France and Europe, making its way to Italy thanks to the Queen of Naples and Sicily who had them installed in her castle in Caserta.

Developments in plumbing allowed the use of bidets to extend into the bathroom and eventually across society more widely. Bidets remain a relatively common feature in households in France, Italy, and other parts of southern Europe to this day.

In 1980, the bidet got a significant upgrade when the Japanese company Toto launched an electronic variation of the product. The Toto Washlet, which essentially bakes the concept of a bidet directly into a toilet, now includes features such as heated seats, powered at the touch of a button.

The company told BuzzFeed News that it has sold more than 50 million Washlets worldwide since launch, and some 20 five-star hotels in London have guest rooms with Washlets installed.

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But in the UK, although bidets became momentarily fashionable in the ’70s and ’80s, they never really caught on — until toilet paper started running out in supermarkets last month.

A Big Bathroom Shop spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that “toilet paper crisis” was among the most popular related keywords behind Google searches for the term bidet.

“We have received a higher proportion of calls about bidets and Japanese toilets than has been usual. The presales team have also mentioned that the looming “toilet roll crisis” is something that is mentioned quite regularly by those people calling up,” the spokesperson said.

“I wouldn’t say it’s bidet panic stations, but there is a notable upturn in people looking at this sort of product,” the spokesperson added.

The spokesperson said sales of bidets and Japanese toilets were three times higher in the first three months of this year compared to 2019.

According to a report published in the Wall Street Journal last week, worries about toilet paper shortages in the US have driven increased interest in bidets there too.

Retailers told BuzzFeed News that British consumers have been mostly opting for non-electric Bidet attachments and seats, rather than higher-end Japanese toilets and porcelain options, which often require professional help with plumbing and instalment.

Jonas Mayer of the online shop Tooaleta said the company had seen a significant uptick, and is selling about 40–50 nonelectric bidet seats and attachments per day at the moment, from 10–15 units previously.

However, Mayer added that Tooaleta has also seen a drop in sales of more expensive electric models, where prices can range from £500 to £10,000.

Nonelectric alternatives retail from about £50 to £150.

Bidet attachments and portable bidets have recently made regular appearances in Amazon’s list of 100 best sellers in bathroom fixtures, suggesting that consumers may mostly be attracted to budget or short-term flirtations.

Mayer said the focus on budget options could continue during a recession but, he added, “changing toilet habits doesn’t happen overnight”.

Manufacturers are hoping the pandemic catapults bidets into the mainstream, and they say that environmental considerations are on their side of the argument.

The average Briton goes through an estimated 127 rolls of toilet paper a year, making it one of the world’s top consumers of loo tissue. Worldwide, toilet paper wipes out 27,000 trees a day, according to a report by World Watch magazine cited in National Geographic. Some studies suggest that toilet paper accounts for 15% of global deforestation.

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The US manufacturer Tushy, whose UK sales have risen nearly three-fold in the past month, has placed an environmental message at the heart of its mission to change America’s toilet habits, the company says.

“While this could be the tipping point that finally gets people to adopt the bidet,” said Miki Agrawal, the company’s founder, “Tushy’s goal has always been to save the 15 million trees that are getting flushed down every year, save billions of gallons of water required to make the toilet paper and actually help clean bottoms properly, once and for all.”

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How The Coronavirus Is Affecting Black And South Asian Communities Across The UK

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Mohammad Rakib’s aunt Nazma Abidin recently died from COVID-19. “My aunt’s immediate family, her children, and grandchildren were not permitted to see her and she died, alone in a hospital bed, just four days after testing positive,” he told BuzzFeed News.

Rakib, who is of Bangladeshi heritage, lives in Tower Hamlets, in east London, where he has seen firsthand the devastating impact of the coronavirus on his community. As well as the death of his aunt, he has witnessed friends, relatives and neighbours suffer losses as hundreds of people per day continue to die from the virus.

“My best friend lost her uncle and grandmother just 24 hours apart,” he said. “A neighbour shared a message asking for prayers for his friend who lost his mother and older sister in the space of a week. I now have another aunt in hospital and she too has tested positive for COVID-19.”

In minority communities such as Rakib’s across the UK, the impact of coronavirus is being felt disproportionately. While everyone in the country is dealing with the fear over the pandemic’s spread, in these communities the toll is even higher.

A report out last week from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) suggested that ethnic minority groups are already being impacted more by the virus. It found that 35% of intensive care patients were from minority ethnic backgrounds — despite the fact that they make up just 14% of the general population.

The research, taking data from around 2,000 seriously ill patients, found that 14% were Asian and the same proportion were black. The research provides the first real quantitative data on the impact the virus is having on minority populations in the UK.

The government has now launched a formal review into why people from BAME backgrounds are being disproportionately affected.

“That’s something that we’re looking at very carefully to try to understand,” the government’s chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance told ITV News on Monday, adding that the impact was “particularly noticeable among some of the healthcare practitioners that we’ve seen who have unfortunately succumbed as a result of this”.

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BuzzFeed News spoke to doctors, epidemiologists, charities, and community leaders in different communities across the UK, to build a fuller picture of the impact coronavirus is having on black and Asian people in Britain.

They say several factors are driving the infection rate and death toll higher: bigger, more overcrowded households make it easier for the virus to spread; higher rates of comorbidities such as diabetes and heart disease mean more chance of becoming seriously ill in the first place; and a lack of information in community languages, combined with the spread of misinformation on platforms such a WhatsApp.

With a high proportion of black and minority ethnic people also working in frontline services — in the NHS, or as cleaners, bus drivers, or carers — for many it increases the risk of coming into contact with the virus in the first place.

“We have underlying health issues depending on what part of the world we’re from,” said Rakib in Tower Hamlets.

“Having multigenerational households, you know, you’re more likely to get sick, because you’ve got vulnerable people, whether the young kids or elderly, and then the places that we live, especially in places like Tower Hamlets, are very overpopulated, very densely populated multi-generational households, overcrowded houses.

“People live in flats with more people than they should be in those flats. That’s why I think it’s affecting our community the way it is because especially in places where I live, in Tower Hamlets, it will rip through, with no mercy.”

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The disproportionate impact on minority groups is not just a UK phenomenon. Data from the United States has also shown that in New York, black and Hispanic populations are being harder hit by the virus than their white counterparts. In Chicago, 70% of deaths have been black residents, despite them making up just 30% of the population.

In Sweden, six out of 15 people who died in one day from the coronavirus were Swedish Somalis. The Swedish Somali medical association has voiced concern about a lack of information in Somali being sent out to the community during the beginning stages of the pandemic.

The first coronavirus death in Sweden was an elderly Somali woman from the UK who had underlying health conditions. Statistics from Norway similarly show that 1 in 100 Somalis have tested positive for the virus and 1 in 5 positive cases are people who were outside of Norway.

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One reason that ethnic minority communities seem to be being hit harder is obvious to Shikta Das, a senior research fellow in epidemiology at University College London. She has researched the ethnic difference in Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease markers.

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“There is going to be a huge difference in how ethnic groups respond to coronavirus in comparison to the white Europeans, Caucasians,” she told BuzzFeed News, “basically because we as ethnic groups, the BAME group, we have a lot of comorbidities like diabetes, we have the highest amount of Type 2 diabetes in our sort of ethnic group.”

“If you look at some of the figures,” she continued, “they are astounding… just looking at prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, it’s the highest among the Pakistani men. And Type 2 diabetes in Bangladeshi men, Bangladeshi women and again, Indian men and women are equally, extremely high in terms of diabetes. So, looking at those figures, I am absolutely not surprised to see the amount of dead among this group.”

She also highlighted the problem of families living more closely together. “Coming from an Asian background, I can tell you that, culturally because we do live in a more multigeneration population, you know, so that makes it very, very difficult that there is a infected person in the family.”

The West Midlands has the second peak of the virus, behind London, and Birmingham has the highest number of cases of any upper-tier local authority. Shabana Mahmood, the Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywell, said she was constantly fielding calls from worried constituents who are concerned about how best to protect their families.

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Mahmood said there were several reasons for this, but one big concern is the number of generations living under one roof.

“One of the things I’ve been particularly concerned about,” she said, “is the very high prevalence in a constituency like mine, but across Birmingham and the West Midlands of intergenerational families, which is obviously a big feature of the South Asian origin community in this country.

“I was worried about the fact that a lot of the advice on shielding, and people who are over 70, and people with underlying conditions, didn’t take into account that a very large number of those people will be living with younger members of their family,” she added.

“And also,” she said, “if you’re the carer for your parent, and the carer for your children, it’s very difficult then isn’t it because you’re having to move between your children and your parents, and they both need your care, personal care as well, getting changed in the morning, prepping meals.”

“I think it is that combination — higher rates of intergenerational living, and then higher rates of either underlying heart conditions or diabetes, which are the two big risk factors,” she said.

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Mahmood said what was missing was advice from the government for how best to protect elderly or vulnerable relatives if you live in close proximity.

“I just think nothing has been simplified and tailored for people in those circumstances, of which there are many thousands in my patch alone, and so that’s where there’s the concern because no one quite knows how to shield their elderly grandparent.”

Mahmood also thinks the government was too slow to act and that coronavirus could have spread widely at large community gatherings — which carried on right until the government announced full lockdown, meaning the full impact may not yet have been seen.

“I’m worried about that period in the lead up to full lockdown,” Mahmood said, “where there was just a lot of confusion about what was and wasn’t possible and in that period people were still going to weddings, still going to funerals, and there’s been a lot of weddings because it’s in the pre-Ramadan season.

“The government had only just started saying ‘oh, well, this is very dangerous and people need to take more care’, but didn’t actually spell out what that means and so people not unreasonably just sort of carried on because like everybody else they thought we were talking about mild flu. So I think that confusion in that period leading up to lockdown has had a big impact on the spread of the infection.”

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Adnan Sharif, a consultant nephrologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, told BuzzFeed News: “We’ve noticed probably maybe four out of every ten admissions are people from the BAME community.”

While he said that to an extent “that is representative probably of local demographics”, he said there is evidence of some communities being affected more.

“I mean, even if you look nationally, I think the ITU data which was published suggests that 35% of people who were admitted to intensive care were people from the BAME community,” he said, “which national perspective is something much higher than the proportion of the BAME community.

“I know there’s been a lot of talk about whether there’s something very specific about people from the BAME community from a biological perspective. My personal feeling was that it probably is just reflective of other factors. So we know from emerging research, they have certain health issues and put you at much higher risk of developing COVID or maybe getting more severe COVID such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and we know that those problems are a lot more common in the BAME community.”

He also supported Mahmood’s view that the living situation of many of her constituents could put them at increased risk from the virus.

“I think the other factor is probably more sociocultural factors,” he said. “I think more people from the BAME community perhaps live in social housing, they’re more likely to live in households with multiple occupancy, they may have more individuals from different generations living there, and perhaps more communal activities, eating together, etc, etc.”

Sharif said that the medical community was trying to understand how the virus affected different groups — but said he did not think that ethnicity posed a greater risk in itself.

“We want to be careful not to worry people unnecessarily,” he said, “I don’t think being black or Asian, by itself, is a risk factor. I think it’s just what comes with it, it’s the fact that black and Asian people are more likely to have these other health issues, and they are more likely to have a social setup, which makes them more vulnerable, rather than their ethnicity by itself.”

He added: “As more and more data comes through, we’re hoping to try and kind of answer this question with regards to ethnicity, and hopefully reassure the BAME community that ethnicity itself is not a risk factor. It’s the other either health issues or social factors which play a part.”

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Rabina Khan, a Liberal Democrat councillor in Tower Hamlets and special adviser to the Lib Dem leader in the House of Lords, said that she could already “see the devastating impact [of the coronavirus] on the ground.”

She told BuzzFeed News: “I don’t think the government has got advisors to help them to direct their strategy in terms of reaching these communities… They didn’t even, haven’t even, thought about this properly,” she said.

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“They need to realise that diabetes, cholesterol, all of that is prevalent in the South Asian communities,” she added, “South Asian communities do live as intergenerational and often care for their older generations of parents, there are many of living in high rise towers, and it’s even more difficult for them.”

Khan said that one family she knows has paid to put older relatives in privately rented accommodation during the outbreak — but most people in her community can’t afford to.

“The stress level on these families is enormous,” she said, “because they’ve been severely overcrowded, [their] first language is not English, and there are many of them who also work in the care support sector who haven’t got proper PPE — and that’s another factor as well, because if you look at the South Asian communities, you will see many of them working as either as cleaners in hospitals or nursing homes, or they are care support workers, or they’re auxiliary nurses… and there’s a lot of men who are security guards in hospitals, and care places. And they, too, haven’t got the PPE. So we have to think of the fact that once we talk about them with health problems, they are actually part of the workforce in this country.”

She said that in order to protect the whole population, the government needs to have a plan in place to look at the impact on different ethnic groups — and she said they should draw on support from within those communities.

“I’m happy to help them,” she added. “And there are lots of people who would help them, they don’t have that knowledge and understanding. They’ve got to get out there and do this.”

In the UK, Somalis have gradually been noticing more cases of the coronavirus and more deaths within their community.

While there are no official statistics yet on the impact of the virus on Somalis in the UK, Dr Marwa Jama, a 28-year-old general surgery trainee based in Sheffield, told BuzzFeed News that the anecdotal evidence suggested the population here had been badly hit.

“There is some evidence BME is more affected but no official numbers are available yet,” she said.

“This could have to do with a lot of factors that are mostly socioeconomic; more underlying health conditions such as diabetes, more people in one household, living in bigger cities, not being able to self distance or stop work before the actual lockdown started.”

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Farah Farzana, a junior doctor working in Greater Manchester, told BuzzFeed News that some patients who do not speak English are struggling in hospital without their relatives at their bedside to translate.

“I’m not seeing as many translators coming into hospitals at the moment especially out of hours,” she said. “I completely understand that because we’re reducing the number of visitors”

She added: “With coronavirus, you essentially can become very hypoxic which means lacking adequate oxygen, that can often lead to delirium. When these patients become delirious they often forget even the little bit of English they know and tend to really struggle.”

“These patients usually rely on the family members to translate for them, but given the current circumstances you can’t have them present,” she added. “We try our best to communicate using various methods but sometimes it can be hard. For the last two weeks, I have seen a lot of patients admitted into hospital with such barriers and it has been quite tough.”

Farzana said she realised one patient was not complying with his treatment because he did not understand any of the medical advice.

“When I went to see that man, he wasn’t complying with any of the treatment, but I soon realised it was mostly because he didn’t understand anything that was being communicated to him,” she said.

“He wasn’t aware why not having the oxygen was detrimental to his health. When I spoke to him in his own language I managed to explain the importance of his treatment and it helped calm him down massively. He immediately put his trust on me and was very grateful. I think it did make a difference and I was able to provide him with the care and treatment he needed.”

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Farzana said that a separate concern is the number of frontline NHS staff from minority ethnic backgrounds who are dying from coronavirus, which she says is an issue that needs urgent attention.

“A lot of my friends are also junior doctors,” she told BuzzFeed News, “and we were actually talking about how in the BAME community, BAME healthcare workers have unfortunately been affected by the virus and many have died, and this highlights how the virus can affect anyone, and just how many healthcare workers in the NHS come from ethnic minority backgrounds.”

As the impact of the coronavirus is felt across the country, communities have been stepping up to help each other.

One Somali organisation, Coffee Afrik, which is based in London, has been assisting Somalis with food and medicine deliveries. Abdi Hassan told BuzzFeed News: “At the moment we have delivered 126 packages of food and 60 of that is medicine, so collecting medicine and of the 30 have serious mental health, and half of the 30 are people who have no contact with anybody the whole week.”

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In Blackburn, in Lancashire, a team of volunteers are on hand to help out families who lose loved ones to the virus.

Members of the town’s Muslim community fear the impact that the virus will have there. In the north-west, numbers of cases are behind London and the West Midlands — but they are increasing.

“We had the first Muslim burial on Saturday, three burials yesterday from COVID-19, and we’ve got another one potentially tomorrow,” Imran Patel from the Blackburn Muslim Burial Society told BuzzFeed News. “So this is now starting to happen, all of our fears are starting to take place.”

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The emergency service, run by volunteers, allows for bodies to be buried as soon as they can after death, in line with religious practices. Patel and his team have been kitted out with full PPE including hazmat suits, donated by community members, and they are taking care of burials while families must stay away.

It is difficult for many, not to be able to see their loved one before they are buried, Patel said, but they are doing what they can: “What we try and do, is try and do a FaceTime, a WhatsApp video call, so that they can actually see the deceased just before,” he said.

Patel fears that as the impact of the virus will soon be felt more deeply in Blackburn than it has been so far.

“The fear is,” he said, “I always say that Ramandan’s here and from last Ramadan to this, who have we got left? And next year it’s going to be devastation to be honest, to think how many people we’ve lost within our community, and who’s left from our community, and that’s the fear.”

One big issue for minority groups has been the lack of reliable information about the coronavirus in community languages — and this is another area where volunteers are coming forward to fill the gap.

Last week, the government published copies of publicity in some community languages. However, critics said this had come too late, and that the messages had not filtered through to communities. Some key languages — such as Arabic and Mandarin — appear to be missing.

Jama, the general surgery trainee, told BuzzFeed News that the lack of information in Somali had led to confusion, with some people believing misinformation from WhatsApp.

She said: “The main updates via official channels are all in English, there is very little verifiable information in Somali available. Furthermore there is lots of ‘fake news’ circulating on WhatsApp which is very counterproductive if you also don’t have full access to the official channels or understanding from official channels.”

The British Somali Medical Association has translated COVID-19 information and created videos on best practices that have since gone viral within the community.


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Mahmood told BuzzFeed News that she hadn’t seen any government literature in different languages reach her communities — but that people were stepping up to produce their own.

“There is a bit of tailored advice from within the community,” she said, “I’ve seen some faith groups and others put out messages in different languages, Syeeda Warsi did a message in Urdu for example, so people are trying to get the message out.”

Shikta Das said misinformation was a huge problem, especially on WhatsApp.

“I am part of my own South Asian community WhatsApp group for all women,” she said. “There’s a lot of misinformation around us. And being an epidemiologist, I just had to take this challenge on myself to pretty much remove the fake news and misinformation.

“I think a good example is drinking hot water. A lot of people started drinking hot water because somebody from India sent a WhatsApp saying, oh, drinking hot water will kill the virus. So literally you have, as an epidemiologist, to take a stand and tell them that actually, it’s not been proven, there is no relation with hot water and the virus.”

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Also bridging the information gap, with translations in 43 languages and counting is the organisation Doctors of the World.

Ellen Waters, the director of development at Doctors of the World, said it all came together after they had spoken to the Department of Health and were told there would be no official translations from the government about the coronavirus.

Her organisation, along with the British Red Cross, Clearvoice, and Migrant Help, started with what was then their first batch of 20 languages and shared the leaflets on a Google Drive. Now the translation documents have been downloaded by more than 30,000 people.

She said: “We even did the work on the English language, obviously there’s a lot of information there and quite complex.

“We’ve had comments back from various different health care practitioners saying that even the English one is getting highly used because it’s easier to read than the information that is currently available through the NHS website and so on.”

Back in Tower Hamlets, Rakib said helping other people in his community was helping him to deal with his grief when so many people close to him were being affected by the virus.

“At this time of such unimaginable loss and suffering, it’s hard to think straight and to be able to know what to do with all this grief, worry and anger,” he told BuzzFeed News.

“We must all find a way to use it to refocus our efforts into helping others and being useful or else we allow this thing to consume us.”

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Revealed: The UK’s “Three Stage” Exit Strategy To Ease The Coronavirus Lockdown

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Ministers and government scientists are drawing up what they hope will be a “three stage” approach to easing the coronavirus lockdown restrictions in the UK in phases between May and July, sources with direct knowledge of the plan told BuzzFeed News.

The strategy will depend heavily on significant improvements in infection rate data over the next three weeks, Britain dramatically increasing its testing and contact tracing capacity, tens of millions of people downloading a new NHS app, the efficacy of antiviral drugs at reducing symptoms of COVID-19, and strict measures remaining in place for elderly and vulnerable people until a vaccine is found.

As ministers publicly remained tight-lipped about a so-called exit strategy for lockdown — and some in cabinet complained they were being kept out of the loop on Downing Street’s plans — BuzzFeed News can reveal:

  • A “best-case scenario” being worked on by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) hopes to end lockdown restrictions for certain nonessential shops and industries in the short term, from early to mid-May.

  • Some social distancing measures could then gradually be relaxed in the medium term, in June and July, eventually leading to the reopening of pubs and restaurants towards the end of summer.

  • Long-term “shielding” for elderly and vulnerable people could mean limits on people seeing their parents or grandparents over 70 for as long as 12 to 18 months until a vaccine is found.

  • The timeline relies on SAGE scientists calculating how many new COVID-19 infections per day the UK’s test and trace capabilities can manage and an “impossible” political decision for Downing Street on how many deaths per day they are willing to accept in order to be able to lift some restrictions before there is a vaccine.

This week, health secretary Matt Hancock and other senior ministers insisted that it was too early to talk about an exit strategy from the lockdown, partly because government aides think that doing so will discourage people from following the rules in the meantime.

The phrase “exit strategy” itself is also disliked by some Downing Street aides because it creates the impression we are close to a return to normality — when in reality some social distancing measures will have to stay in place indefinitely until a vaccine is found.

Privately, though, work on an exit plan is taking place at pace. There is increasing optimism in Whitehall that, although the UK death rate is still higher than those of many other countries across Europe, and the NHS faces continuing problems over the supply of protective equipment for frontline staff, the peak of the coronavirus crisis in this country will not be as devastating as feared by modellers a month ago.

Forecasts by government scientists had envisaged the NHS facing a monumental task to not breach capacity at the peak, with the possibility of the health service running out of intensive care beds and ventilators, leading to tens of thousands of extra deaths.

As Britain approaches the peak, ministers are now quietly confident that this disaster scenario will not happen. Part of the reason is that it is now believed fewer people have contracted the virus than the experts expected and that the nature of the virus itself is different from their initial understanding, with fewer patients requiring ventilation.

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“The NHS has done it,” one minister told BuzzFeed News. “This has been an appalling few weeks, but we appear to have got through it without the worst happening.”

No exact plan to relax the lockdown has been finalised, government sources told BuzzFeed News, because it was too early to take decisions without knowing if the transmission rate of the virus, “the R number”, was coming down to a manageable level, and whether proposals to test and trace potential cases were viable. If either of these did not go to plan, restrictions would have to be extended again or reintroduced at a later date, they warned.

There are also a range of different options for how the UK could lift the restrictions, affecting different industries and age groups in different ways, based on as yet unavailable data. One source said the permutations at this stage were so varied and dependent on nonexistent data that they could not give a definitive picture of what life will look like in the months ahead.

However, ministers and government scientists are working on a broader three-stage strategy to ease some restrictions over the next three months, multiple sources familiar with the plan told BuzzFeed News.

The first stage, in what one minister said was a “best-case scenario”, would begin with schools and some businesses reopening in early to mid-May in order to get the economy moving again. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is determined to allow nonessential retail shops to reopen as soon as possible, as well as warehouses for businesses such as Next, which closed its operations last month.

The Treasury also wants to let as much of the manufacturing and construction industries get back to work as possible while encouraging proper hygiene and social distancing in the workplace.

People would be allowed out of their homes for nonessential shopping in this scenario, but most social distancing measures would remain in place. Some ministers are lobbying Downing Street to partially relax some other of the harshest rules in this first stage, such as those stopping people from sitting in parks or taking more than one form of exercise a day.

Commuters could be encouraged to wear masks on public transport if an ongoing review of scientific advice finds them to be effective at preventing the spread of the disease.

There are concerns in government that this is another area Britain has been slower to get on top of than other countries. The Department of Health told BuzzFeed News that no procurement of masks for the general public was yet taking place, and that it was still focusing on buying masks for NHS and care workers.

The second stage would see more businesses reopening and further social distancing measures lifted, and ministers hope this can start to take place by the end of May or beginning of June. This would mean most people returning to work and small gatherings being permitted. Later in the summer, the government hopes to be able to open pubs and restaurants.

SAGE scientists are also looking at lifting restrictions by age, raising the prospect that people under a certain age threshold could be able to go back to their offices sooner, organise social gatherings, or go to the pub — but those above the limit cannot.

Ministers and aides believe the development of new treatments for COVID-19 and the repurposing of existing antiviral drugs could have an important role in allowing the UK to move to stage two. Aides have been optimistically sharing news in their WhatsApp groups this week that a drug called remdesivir has shown signs of alleviating symptoms in patients in the US. There is now increasing optimism in Whitehall that by summer antiviral drugs could be used in Britain to give coronavirus patients a better chance of recovery and reduce death rates.

The third stage is the long-term final “exit” from the coronavirus crisis, when it is defeated once and for all and life returns to normal for the whole nation.

Government scientists have told ministers that there are only two routes to fully beating the virus: developing a vaccine, or the controversial “herd immunity” approach whereby a majority of the population get the disease, recover and can return to normal life.

Neither is a realistic prospect any time soon, with a vaccine thought to be a year to 18 months away — although scientists at the University of Oxford claim they could produce one by September — and doubts about how long immunity lasts. Until one of those two outcomes is achieved, the elderly and vulnerable must continue to be “shielded” with as many of the social distancing measures remaining in place as possible, a minister told BuzzFeed News.

Government figures are concerned that the public has not fully grasped the prospect of an effective indefinite lockdown for those over 70 and vulnerable groups. “‘You can’t see granny for 18 months’ is going to be an extremely unpopular and difficult policy to enforce,” the minister said.

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How and when the UK can move through the three exit stages depends on various factors, the most crucial being whether the government can successfully increase its (currently extremely limited) capacity to test for the virus and trace people who may have come into contact with it. Privately, some Whitehall colleagues expect Hancock to miss his target of 100,000 tests per day by “a week or two”.

Whitehall insiders point to several areas of concern. Hancock is prioritising an NHS app that would use Bluetooth technology to flag up on people’s phones if they have been in contact with someone with coronavirus symptoms and tell them to get tested. But government aides believe that in order for the app to be effective, it needs to be downloaded by 60% of the population, a task that some fear will be extremely difficult to pull off.

Officials are looking at how to enforce use of the app, potentially even requiring people by law to have it on their phones if they want any lifting of lockdown restrictions to apply to them.

There are also worries that the UK has again been too slow to hire an army of contact tracers that will be necessary to complement the app. This week, BuzzFeed News reported on concerns that the app will not work unless it is accompanied by mass testing and human-led contact tracing, areas where Britain is currently falling short.

The efficacy of test and trace as an exit strategy is also dependent on the rate of new COVID-19 infections, the government’s scientists have told ministers. Put simply, test and trace is not viable if more people are being infected each day than the health system has capacity to test and trace.

The government’s target of 100,000 tests per day means the rate of new infections would likely have to be in the low thousands for sufficient testing and tracing to be able to take place. On Friday, there were 5,559 confirmed new coronavirus cases in the UK, with many more likely getting the virus but untested. If the rate of new infections surpasses the capacity to test and trace, the government would be unable to lift lockdown restrictions for fear the virus would again become untestable, untraceable and uncontrollable.

The hardest decision for Downing Street is that it has to ultimately look at the data gathered by scientists on the rate of new infections, divide it by a hundred to come up with an estimate for likely new deaths, then take a political decision on whether that number is low enough for them to justify relaxing some of the lockdown measures.

For example, if there are 1,000 new infections taking place per day, at a mortality rate of around 1%, that is likely to mean around 10 new deaths from COVID-19 over the following two weeks.

Regardless of how well set up the UK is on testing and tracing, Number 10 will have to make a judgment call on whether keeping the British economy alive justifies lifting some restrictions and tolerating those deaths. This decision was described to BuzzFeed News by one minister as “impossible”.

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Alex Wickham is a senior reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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The New NHS Coronavirus App Won’t Work Without A Huge Increase In Testing And People To Do Contact Tracing

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A widely publicised NHS contact tracing app announced by health secretary Matt Hancock will prove ineffective if it relies on technology alone, according to leading experts from other countries running similar schemes.

Hancock confirmed plans on Sunday for an app that will warn users if they have been in close proximity to someone who has reported coronavirus symptoms — but officials in nations such as Singapore have warned that such apps only work as a complement to mass testing and human-led contact tracing, not a replacement. The UK has fallen well short in these areas in recent weeks.

Several media reports, including from the BBC, reported that anyone diagnosed with the coronavirus would be able to flag their status through the app, automatically alerting other users with whom they’d been in close contact.

To determine who these contacts are, the app — which is being developed by NHSX, the health service’s technology arm — would use Bluetooth to identify mobile phones that have recently come in close proximity to each other, recording that information through the app.

Whitehall sources told the Sunday Times that the technology, combined with a massive scaling-up of testing, was a central plank of the government’s thinking on how to lift the current lockdown measures.

But experts with experience of deploying contact tracing apps in other countries, such as Singapore, have warned the technology needs to be coupled with human-led contact tracing to be effective.

The UK moved away from contact tracing when the government shifted from a strategy to contain the virus to one aimed at delaying it. Other countries have continued to trace contacts even as the virus spread and lockdowns were put in place.

Contact tracing is a process designed to slow the transmission of a disease by finding those who have been in close contact with someone who is sick as quickly as possible. Once contact is made, that person can be provided with relevant advice, and public health professionals can follow up and keep in contact as needed.

Combined with mass testing, it is seen as a crucial component of any strategy to gradually lift the lockdowns, thereby limiting the economic and social damage. Taken together, at scale, testing and contact tracing help identify, track, and isolate cases and the further spread of the virus, stopping the chain of transmission.

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Medical staff wearing personal protective equipment wait for patients to be transferred to a temporary hospital as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus in Singapore.

In a blog post published earlier this week, a government official behind Singapore’s contact tracing app wrote: “If you ask me whether any Bluetooth contact tracing system deployed or under development, anywhere in the world, is ready to replace manual contact tracing, I will say without qualification that the answer is, ‘No’.”

Jason Bay, the senior director of the Singapore government’s digital services agency, added: “You cannot ‘big data’ your way out of a ‘no data’ situation. Period.”

In the post, titled “Automated Contact Tracing Is Not a Coronavirus Panacea”, Bay went on to say: “We use TraceTogether to supplement contact tracing — not replace it.”

Singapore’s TraceTogether app was launched in mid-March. Previously, contact tracing relied on the memory of interviewees who tested positive for the coronavirus and were asked to recall all their recent contacts and movements in detail.

The app works by exchanging short-distance Bluetooth signals between phones to detect other app users in close proximity, recording those encounters over time so that when someone tests positive for the virus, that information can be more easily shared with contact tracers.

However, Bluetooth-based contact tracing solutions do not, by themselves, record location and environment data — that means it can’t tell where contact between mobile phones actually took place, whether, for example, it occurred in a park or in adjacent rooms of the same building.

As a result, any automated mechanism will necessarily generate both false negatives and false positives.

Further, the technology does not automatically reveal the identity of the user behind a mobile phone and number. All this information still needs to be gathered by a human-led process of interviews.

A partnership between Google and Apple announced earlier this month will help with mass user adoption — which is a prerequisite to any solution functioning effectively — and to overcome technical challenges such as gathering data while an app is in the background and not being actively used.

But the solution would still be reliant on Bluetooth, according to the specifications released by Apple: “The Contact Tracing Bluetooth Specification does not use location for proximity detection. It strictly uses Bluetooth beaconing to detect proximity.”

The technology behind the NHSX app is understood to work in a similar way to Singapore’s app. Once installed, the app will log the distance between a user’s phone and other phones nearby that also have the app installed. It uses a low-energy form of Bluetooth to calculate the distance between users by measuring the signal strength of their respective devices. A log of anonymous proximity information is stored securely on a user’s phone.

The decision of precisely which other app users should be notified will be determined by a “contact risk model” within the app — which will be continuously updated to make it as accurate as possible, an NHS source told BuzzFeed News.

Singapore’s TraceTogether app has some 1 million users — about a sixth of the population — and the island nation has open-sourced the code and made the underlying protocol available to governments and organisations in other countries.

A white paper that accompanied the release underlines the need to use an app in conjunction with human-led contact tracing. The paper says: “A human-out-of-the-loop system will certainly yield better results than having no system at all, but where a competent human-in-the-loop system with sufficient capacity exists, we caution against an over-reliance on technology.”

It concludes: “The experience of Singapore’s contact tracers suggest that contact tracing should remain a human-fronted process. Contact tracing involves an intensive sequence of difficult and anxiety-laden conversations, and it is the role of a contact tracer to explain how a close contact might have been exposed — while respecting patient privacy — and provide assurance and guidance on next steps.”

Asked about the number of people involved in contact tracing, a Singaporean government spokesperson referred BuzzFeed News to a statement made by the health minister to the country’s Parliament in March. The minister said that up to 4,000 contacts could be traced each day and that contact tracing capacity had grown from 3 to 20 teams and would continue to scale up as needed.

Up until mid-March, Public Health England had traced some 3,500 people in total, including on flights and cruises, with 3% of contacts found to be positive during the containment phase of the outbreak and advised to self-isolate. According to a report in the Guardian, PHE’s contact tracing response team consisted of just under 300 staffers at the time.

But contact tracing was scaled back in the UK when the number of cases started growing exponentially and the government strategy changed from containing the virus to delaying its spread.

A key factor in this decision was the limited testing resources the UK had put in place. While Singapore has been testing at a rate of about 12,800 per million people, the UK has managed only about 6,044 tests per million people.

After coming under widespread criticism, the government has pledged to increase testing capacity to 100,000 tests a day by the end of the month, but it’s still well short — on Tuesday, it conducted fewer than 16,000 tests.

When the UK recorded its first COVID-19 cases at the end of January, PHE said it was tracing people who had been in contact with the infected.

After tracing was scaled back, a PHE spokesperson told the Guardian that contact tracing was no longer useful because “with such a level of sustained community transmission there is limited value in doing so”.

The official PHE blog charts this shift in strategy.

On Feb. 13, Nick Phin, deputy director at PHE’s National Infection Service, wrote: “At the moment we undertake contact tracing to prevent the infection spreading further. Contact tracing is a fundamental part of outbreak control that’s used by public health professionals around the world.”

The updated coronavirus information page now reads: “In the contain phase of the outbreak, we were identifying all cases, tracing their contacts and following up with them to determine their level of risk and giving them advice and information on what to do should they become unwell.

“Now, because the virus is more widespread, we will not necessarily be able to determine where someone has contracted the virus and we will have a more targeted approach to contact tracing.

“The targeted approach will likely include tracing close contacts of vulnerable people. For example, those in care homes or other institutions.”

A PHE source told BuzzFeed News that contact tracing would have a role in preventing a resurgence of the virus. Using the experience gained during the contain phase, PHE has carefully designed plans to scale up contact tracing rapidly if needed, they said. PHE was also strengthening surveillance activities to monitor the impact of outbreaks to support local contact tracing.

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German health minister Jens Spahn (right) during a visit to a hospital in Wiesbaden, April 14.

Other countries with comparable population sizes to the UK have also continued to aggressively trace contacts even as they went into lockdown.

Nearly three months since recording its first coronavirus cases, Germany has conducted more than 1.3 million tests. Contact tracing remains central to its strategy and is regarded as one of the most important tools to slow the spread of the virus, the government’s central scientific institute, the Robert Koch Institute, told BuzzFeed News last week.

German media reported in March that the RKI received 11,000 applications for “containment scouts” to support its contact tracing efforts. The RKI told BuzzFeed News on Wednesday that 500 people will be hired centrally, but the institute has no national overview of how many more will have been hired to work on contact tracing in the country’s 400 different local health departments.

Germany is among a number of European countries that are also in the process of developing an app that works with Bluetooth. Virologists advising the government say the app would need mass adoption among the population and for users to comply with any quarantine measures to be effective.

The Department of Health and Social Care, NHSX, and PHE declined to provide on-the-record comments for this story.

Alberto Nardelli is Europe editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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Skepta – Gangsta Lyrics

Play this song

[Intro: Skepta]
Practice hours
Go on then
What you mean, what you mean?
Yeah

[Chorus: Skepta]
Yeah, we did young and stupid
Now I do grown and sexy
I don’t know who you’re tryna impress, G
Man, can see that your man-bag’s empty
No need to pretend
I don’t wanna hear you talk greazy again
Never shot food, never shot no skeng
Talk about gangster, I was like, “When?”
Brudda, you love lie
Tryna been gangsta, you ain’t never been on one ride
Tough guy
Tryna be gangsta, your cartel are not up to the time
You man are washed up, say you got big P, say you got cats on the line
You’re just lyin’ to yourself, fam, you better pattern up, better get back on the grind

[Verse 1: Shorty]
These guys tell lies
Say that they bust guns, they ain’t got nines
Say that they shot drugs, they ain’t got pies
Do it for the ‘Gram, man, I ain’t got time
Everybody knows that I’m five foot five
But don’t come around here when your likkle man talk, I’ll punch man down to my size, yeah
I make a man think twice, I make a man go look for advice
You don’t wanna come around here with your chest all high
‘Cause the mandem’ll switch off your lights
Bare tings in your head like lice
Eediat, now you can’t sleep at night
You see this road ting comes at a price

[Verse 2: Frisco]
Most came cool with a serious face
That’s ’cause I came from a serious place
To be able to pull off this outfit
With the trainers, you gotta have serious pace (Yeah)
Got money on my brain, it’s a serious chase
Co-D on remand, that’s a serious case (Mad)
So when man wanna act like Tyson
I’m like what, fam? Am I supposed to be frightened? (Dead)
Say you bust gun, we don’t believe you
You don’t pray, TBH, you need to
Say that he’s a badboy, I was like me too
Shoot from up ‘cross the road when I see you (Sky)
Fuck your war story, I’ve been there when the beef get gory (Facts)
I’m from the UK just like Devlin, but I’m a yardman like Cory

[Interlude: Skepta]
Tryna be gangster
Tryna be gangster, your cartel are not up to the time
Tryna be gangster
Tryna be gangster, pattern up, better get back on the grind

[Verse 3: Jammer]
It’s all an act and movie (Yeah)
See through them, but they can’t see through me (Nope)
Man wanna act like gangsters, when I see man
Manna move like groupies
These man are happy inside
But when I see man, they start moving booky (Booky)
Friday night, when I smoke like booky (brucky)
Don’t get nicked by the feds on duty
Might pop corn cah my team’s unruly
Bare badmana move Shy like Snoochie (Snoochie)
Them man there better follow my orders
Run a man down like Sloth in Goonies (Hey, you guys)
I send a man hot shots just like shoot it, shoot it
Them man are sleeping, snoozing, snoozing
Us man are winning, not losing

[Verse 4: Jme]
Somebody tell these ediats with two hundred pound belts and shiny trainers (Please)
Stop tryna imitate guys on road, you cannot buy G status (Trust)
Give a shit what garms you cop (No), don’t give a shit what crap you drop (What?)
Waste of money and time, please stop (Trust)
You cannot buy gangster from shop
Bare logos, bare designers
You lot are looking like F1 drivers (Trust)
Even tryna chat like man
Hate when I hear pricks misuse slang
Man are tryna get out the hood but, you were never there so you’re tryna get in (What?)
Backwards ting (What?), cool
Make sure your hood’s up when it starts raining (Serious)

[Chorus: Skepta]
Yeah, we did young and stupid
Now I do grown and sexy
I don’t know who you’re tryna impress, G
Man, can see that your man-bag’s empty
No need to pretend
I don’t wanna hear you talk greazy again
Never shot food, never shot no skeng
Talk about gangster, I was like, “When?”
Brudda, you love lie
Tryna been gangsta, you ain’t never been on one ride
Tough guy
Tryna be gangsta, your cartel are not up to the time
You man are washed up, say you got big P, say you got cats on the line
You’re just lyin’ to yourself, fam, you better pattern up, better get back on the grind

Ace Hood – Practice Lyrics

[Verse]
Living in glory, living notorious
Eat a little fish, a little chicken, go gym, nigga living like warrior
Feeling like Morpheus, I gotta make a nigga forfeit his
That’s, very unfortunate, I take a beat and make a feast of it
I’m unleashed and shit, reminiscing while the reefer lit
You see what happen when you recommit?
Nigga, picture this, mind, body, and the soul divine, got everything that you need inside you
Gotta ease your pride, got keys, I can lead the blind
You won’t believe how I beat the odds, do you believe in God?
Bang, bang, niggas thieving lives
I had a dream we would all combine, you gotta cross the line
Be free from the fear inside, set bounds when you cut off sides, that niggas out his mind
He done jumped in the gym though, boy cut like Freddy Krue’, slice like Kimbo
I’m a lamp in the Benzo, fish tanks on the window, fuck nigga, Frito
I’ma get ’em cause I know I got ’em, I’m in the Jeep with the two-eight bottoms, I’m getting UK dollars
Riding ’round with some spiritual shottas and we’ll lift somebody spirit up out it, ain’t really worried about it
Working more and saying less, easy as the alphabet
I’m like, aye, Ace is amazing, save me a spot at the top with the greatest
Actually active with accurate aiming, I’m happy, elated, I’m blessed and I’m favored, be all you can be
Before the beast, gotta unleash, never retreat
Gotta believe, fly to Belize, me and the Queen, privacy please
You gotta see, see for the ceiling, [?] look way more appealing
Pushing my limits, in love with the feeling, count up a million and slice a percentage, I’m paying myself
E for the effort, fuck with me never, I’m way too clever
Foot on the pedal, feel like Mandela, clean as Consuela, smooth as vanilla
F is feather, flourish together, nourish the weather, people get jealous, keep up, repel it, fuck what you selling, shit is pathetic, we gon’ address it, G as in goat
We are on go, hop in the Ghost, I’m with my woe, we rockin’ Presi’s like we bout to vote
This was a dream we envisioned before, used to be broke
H is for healing, I as in illest, J as in jealous, K as kinetic
Killing them, baby, L is for Legend, live in the present
Learn all the lessons, lean on your leverage
M as in money, march with them blessings
N is for nigga, we [?], we super special, we like a legend
O is for olo, pull up to Soho, sometimes you just gotta stunt a on doh doh
P is for practice, who’s up for some static?
Q as in quality, that’s automatic
R is for realer, S is for shivers, losing my nigga, man I remember
T as in triumph, U as in unit, V as in viewing, fuck is we doing?
I got that W, all of my pieces exceptional, you wonder why I’m ahead of you, Z is for zilla, knew you would feel it
This is the Purge, knew I would kill it

[Outro]

Trio Mandili – Apareka lyrics

Zetsas shakheneo ap’arek’av,
Mtvare datvisjvrisk’en it’oleba,
Kalav shav tvalt raad map’arebav,
Anamts ch’erkhoshi rad miqolebav?!
Dghes me shen sts’orperi viknebio,
Ghame gavit’anat saubarit.
Kalav, nu amiri pikrebio,
Mamshord gaigone naubari!
Mamshord gaigone naubari!
Zetsa uk’etsia varsk’vlavt pardas,
Mtvarets gats’eula datvisjvrisk’en,
Vazhav, sad ts’akhvedi, aghar schankhar,
Net’av, shen sts’orpersamts damitsdide.
Ghame ut’ekhia mat saubars,
Dila gatenebul namiani,
Rizhrazhs arqiani botla uqvars,
Botla nach’relian-sasmliani,
Botla nach’relian-sasmliani.
Sts’orperm mout’ana botlit araq,
Dilam shuadghisk’en gaits’ia,
K’atsma qants’it sasmel gadatsala,
Mere eshmak’urad chaitsina.
Kalma luk’ma mistsa tav dakhara,
K’idev erti stkvio khevsurisa,
Sasmelm k’atsis goni gadapara,
Tanats is sts’orperi gverds uzis da,
Tanats is sts’orperi gverds uzis da.

“Raebs vazrob ghmertma mariskhas da…”
Shertskhva, gadaek’ra sakhadis per,
Nela gadavida datvisjvars da,
Bilik’s gadauqva khakhmat’isk’en.

Blac Youngsta – Forever

It’s Menace on the beat fam

[Chorus 1]
Baby it’s us forever (Baby)
We gotta stick together (Baby)
I can’t let the Devil (Break me)
Im on a different lether (Baby)

[Chorus2 x2]
Baby can I tell you I love you ‘fore is too late
Shoutout to the beautiful ladies in the UK
I gave my whole heart for you babe
I got some advice for you babe
I bought somethin’ nice for you babe
I changed my whole life for you babe

[Verse1]
Pop you back up, make your but move
Lift the shirt up, let me see tattooes
Let me protect you, for you I’d go to war
Bulletproof vest you
I might do some freaky shit to you you you
I can’t stop thinking bout you you you
Baby can I fuck the whole crew
If you run up on me Imma shoot

[Chorus]
Baby can I tell you I love you ‘fore is too late
Shout out to the Bruno for the let us in the UK
I gave my whole heart for you babe
I got some advice for you babe
I bought somethin’ nice for you babe
I changed my whole life for you babe

[Chorus1]
Baby it’s us forever (Baby)
We gotta stick together (Baby)
I can’t let the Devil (Break me)
Im on a different lether (Baby)

[Verse2]
I wanna live forever (Baby)
Lord don’t let the Devil (Take me)
I can’t let you never (Play me)
I’m trynna live better then Jay-Z
I hope I just don’t loose you one day
I was throwing that Uzi one day
Hope a op or a cop not shoot me one day
I know God gonna choose me one day
One day, one day
You so fine, you belong to rip the runway
I don’t really think you really want no gunplay
You so fine you look better then Beyonce
Hell nah, shout out to Beyonce
I don’t think nobody look better then Beyonce
Ooh, ooh
I don’t think nobody look better the Beyonce

[Chorus 1]
Baby can I tell you I love you ‘fore is too late
Shoutout to the beautiful ladies in the UK
I gave my whole heart for you babe
I got some advice for you babe
I bought some nice thing for you babe
I changed my whole life for you babe

[Chorus2]
Baby it’s us forever (Baby)
We gotta stick together (Baby)
I can’t let the Devil (Break me)
Im on a different lether (Baby)

Onyx & Dope D.O.D. – Doomsday (Shotgunz In Hell Album)

[Intro: Jay Reaper]
Ey yo move mate I’m getting moody
Cause your music you don’t move me
I’m in the mood today to just shoot away
Nigga too cray Paul Mooney
Ya bitch niggas just tomb raid em
We crusade from here to UK
Like a new plague Its to late
We bring it, Doomsday

[Verse 1: Fredro Starr]
[?]
Not with the time but she a snowflake
In the bathroom taking a coke break
Doing crooked shit to get the dough straight
Fuck a jimbo we whole weight
Pushing pounds through the whole state
I got bullets in your brain just rotate
Leave a nigga body in a cold state
Rigamortis that’s when you go against niggas orders
Electric tape like Biggie thought us
The type that’ll kidnap niggas daughters
Half my niggas is brain dead
Eyes the color blood stained red
(now is not the time for fear, that comes later)
Like Bane said

[Hook: Jay Reaper]
Ey yo move mate I’m getting moody
Cause your music you don’t move me
I’m in the mood today to just shoot away
Nigga too cray Paul Mooney
Ya bitch niggas just tomb raid em
We crusade from here to UK
Like a new plague Its to late
We bring it, Doomsday

[Verse 2: Skits Vicious]
Gimmie the title I’m killin my rivals
And any beside them with evil intent
Trap it, Onyx D.O.D on it
We quick to demolish your feeble event
Read all about it we out here
[?]
Sticky and Dro fill em with holes
Vicious and Reap put em to sleep
Deadly vapors plastic tubes and respirators
Stack of paper, back to Vegas
Crack a bottle, smack a waiter
So and so they sew you up
Comatose you roasted duck
Back on the scene with a banger
Handle the heat with the hammer

[Verse 3: Sticky Fingas]
I’m still on paper fresh outta jail
No heavenly father i was raised in hell
Billy had her mother she was raised in bail
Sister around the corner selling fruit cocktails
Bitches on your knees niggas get your hands up
Whats it gonna be? either way imma bust
I’m movin overseas America is so fucked
Must’ve got drunk woke up and voted for Trump?
Its the end of the world and I’m holding a pump
Dick to your girl while she’s rolling my blunt
Drink in my hand while I’m slappin her butt
If its doomsday imma go nuts
Take you apart see what you’re made of
Playing a part, your whole life’s made up
Take out your heart, see what your brain does
Soon its death what you afraid of?

[Outro: Jay Reaper]
Ey yo move mate I’m getting moody
Cause your music you don’t move me
I’m in the mood today to just shoot away
Nigga too cray Paul Mooney
Ya bitch niggas just tomb raid em
We crusade from here to UK
Like a new plague Its to late
We bring it, Doomsday

Ace Hood – 2 Fux

Beast
( Renegade, renegade, renegade )
Uh, I wake up every morning, thank God, then I gotta get to it
I never had a role model, money was the only influence
While they was talkin’ ’bout it in the city I was really out doin’ it
Hundred bands I was 19 and the man, I knew it, okay
Thats around the time I shine had these niggas all hatin’
Same time I was grindin’ same time I was patient, you was standin’ with your hand out waitin’, yeah yeah
Imma keep it real, how it feel? I don’t give 2 fucks
Count another bag on the road I could never get enough
They wanna hang when I’m on where they were when the shit got tough
And what a nigga think about me? I don’t give 2 fucks
You don’t pay my bills, you don’t feed my kids, your opinion don’t matter
My pockets still gettin’ fatter
God damn and the last time I looked in the mirror I was starin’ at a real one
And fuck makin’ friends, where the ends at ’cause all my dogs need a million
I don’t give a fuck about poppin’ no bottles in the club
I’m focused on the money, I ain’t never going back the way I was
A lot of people asked why I drive it here then it get missin’
Sorry to my fans, I’ll be way more consistent
Haters get the middle finger, Lord be the witness, listen
Got a crib out west out in Cali when I touch down
Fired my old jeweler went and got a new jeweler made him [?]
I thinks it’s funny how they wanna be down all of a sudden young nigga gettin’ up now
Yeah, king of the city nigga, king of the state, turn beast when the sun down
I’m just really having fun now
Funny how that slick talk minimize when ya boy ’round
I just landed in the UK, in a suite with a pretty little freak sippin’ D’Ussé
Murda murda in the booth, aye
I’m a killer on the beat, increasin’ the crime rate
I need a mill, not an entrée
I need a Jay, no Beyoncé
Smoke like a choo train
Showin’ niggas how to do things
Boys biting on the flow, I changed up like a mood ring
Young nigga with a new flame
Don’t compare me to no mane
Top of the food chain, uh

Vanessa Hudgens & Ashley Tisdale – Ex’s & Oh’s (Elle King Cover)

[Verse 1]
Well, I had me a boy, turned him into a man
I showed him all the things that he didn’t understand
Whoa, and then I let him go
Now, there’s one in California who’s been cursing my name
Cause I found me a better lover in the UK
Hey, hey, until I made my getaway

[Pre-Chorus 1]
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
Cause I’m the best baby that they never gotta keep
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
They always wanna come, but they never wanna leave

[Chorus 1]
Ex’s and the oh, oh, oh’s they haunt me
Like ghosts they want me to make ’em O
They won’t let go
Ex’s and oh’s

[Verse 2]
I had a summer lover down in New Orleans
Kept him warm in the winter, left him frozen in the spring
My, my, how the seasons go by
I get high, and I love to get low
So the hearts keep breaking, and the heads just roll
You know that’s how the story goes

[Pre-Chorus 1]
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
Cause I’m the best baby that they never gotta keep
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
They always wanna come, but they never wanna leave

[Chorus 2]
Ex’s and the oh, oh, oh’s they haunt me
Like ghosts they want me to make ’em O
They won’t let go
Ex’s and the oh, oh, oh’s they haunt me
Like ghosts they want me to make ’em O
They won’t let go
Ex’s and oh’s

[Pre-Chorus 2]
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
Climbing over mountains and a-sailing over seas
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
They always wanna come, but they never wanna leave

[Chorus 2]
My ex’s and the oh, oh, oh’s they haunt me
Like ghosts they want me to make ‘em O
They won’t let go
Ex’s and the oh, oh, oh’s they haunt me
Like ghosts they want me to make ‘em O
They won’t let go
Ex’s and oh’s

Watsky – London Eclipse Lyrics

Come, the moon is over the sun
We’ll use the shadows to run
No one can stop us from leaving
Come, the moon is over the sun
We’ll use the shadows to run
No one can stop us from leaving

Breathing’s boring
What a stupid task it’s
Only 8 a.m. this train’s a moving casket
Brew it black and spike your coffee with your flask
Before you leave the house each day pull on your ‘fuck you’ mask
You know that sad disguise
You know that patch of lies
Commuters pull their papers wide so folks can’t catch their eyes
We let these years of tears build up and now it’s heavy stakes
And we might drown this city if we let these levees break
So I gotta get a grip
Show ‘em I won’t let it slip
I know that what’s done is done and so that’s why it’s dumb to trip
I’m not scratching at the walls, that’s London at my fingertips
They use the news from yesterday to wrap tomorrow’s fish and chips
So you can print me on pretty, colorful paper
Right next to the psycho bitch who allegedly stabbed her neighbor
And I’ll be looking back up atcha until you’re ready to crumple me up
Oh, oh, oh

[Hook]

At the last eclipse, I was living as a single man
My girl’s looking through a pinhole camera
That she made out of a Pringle’s can
Pointed upwards at a gray London sky, pretending she could see the sun (the sun)
And I’m really looking right at her thinking maybe she could be the one
We could run
New York, L.A., UK, what do you say
Got no plans
Got no faith
Another new sun, gonna bring a new day
I wait to queue for the Baker loo, then I take the tube
30 minutes heading to Kent
And I’m coming straight to you with a big bouquet
We’re not anchored
We got our freedom and we can wander any path that we wanna on the planet
Damn it we don’t even need a answer
And I’m looking at all the 9 to 5ers on the train
But all the 9 to 5ers on the train are lookin at your pretty faces
Lookin at the sun that only you can see up in the Evening Standard
This could be home to me
Home could be anywhere
We could be anywhere
We could be free
I’m happy with you
If you were somewhere new
Do you think you still could be happy with me?
Timing is key and our timing was keen
And time is as slow and so why should we baby
You make me weak in the knees
We could move every weekend but only if we can agree to where
Home could be anywhere
We could be anywhere
We could be free
I’m happy with you
If you were somewhere new
Do you think you still could be happy with me?
Timing is key and our timing was keen
And time is as slow and so why should we baby
You make me weak in the knees
We could move every weekend but only if we can agree to where

[Hook]

P Money – Keepin’ It Real

[Verse 1: P Money]
I just wanna make music
Hit the studio, create music
My fans purchase, download and play music
Seek melody, metaphor and rave music
That chill on the sofa and play music
Don’t want a beat, just wanna play music
Who am I kidding? I’ll beat when I play music and
If her boyfriend is talking smack
I’ve got that lead your girlfriend away music
I’ve got that wild, you’ve got that tame music
I’ve got that real, you’ve got that lame music
I’ve got that cosign, labels wanna sign the work of art
Belong in the Tate music
Grime, rap, UK bass music
That real easy to embrace music, and
Any MC that is thinking they’re rough
I’ve got that punch a man in their face music
That serve you [?] ace music
Black, white, don’t watch race music
Still here, kept my faith music
Ten years, never made no fake music
Man have been making that great music
You need to make that stay in your lane music
Cuh 2016, I’ll be touring Australia
Second time round like

[Pre-Hook: P Money]
I’ve been killing shows with no deal
I always keep it down to earth, I’m so real
I’m ready, I’m itching to go, can’t sit still
They’re so fake, they don’t even know how it feels when you’re

[Hook: P Money]
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, they don’t even know
How it feels when you’re
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it

[Verse 2: Stormzy]
If you’re gonna send then send for the top
Look, trust me, I get it (calm)
I’ll take that shot and I’ll take that shot
Yeah, I’m photogenic (calm)
But when I spray back and I ended careers
Don’t tell me to dead it (‘llow it)
Bare of these MCs hate me
But they still see me and beg it (pussies)
And I still came back with the game on my lap
Like “nobody move” (no one)
Tryna take care of my Gs
Ain’t tryna see nobody lose
But man try come for my team, I’ll dun him off
My man thought he’s a G, stop running off
I’ve got a crown and you’ve got a crown
But rudeboy, this crown here ain’t coming off (‘llow it)

[Pre-Hook: P Money]
I’ve been killing shows with no deal
I always keep it down to earth, I’m so real
I’m ready, I’m itching to go, can’t sit still
They’re so fake, they don’t even know how it feels when you’re

[Hook: P Money]
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, they don’t even know
How it feels when you’re
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it

[Verse 3: P Money]
Yo, I was one of the youngers that you couldn’t send shop
Yeah, I was a mummy’s boy, but never soft
I boxed man that thought they couldn’t get boxed
Topped MCs that thought they couldn’t be topped
When I flow on the riddim, I never get lost
When you flow on the riddim, you’re told “get lost”
Labels wanna know how I keep going hard
Thought I took a pill cuh my ting never went flop
Complete control, I could never get dropped
There was never a show that never went off
Milking it for so long and it never went off
Don’t know why, maybe it’s cause I never went pop
Helped out the game, man did that a lot
Bring us down to festivals, did that a lot
Man can chat shit about me doing dubstep
Told grime police man never bread cops
So I still spray on dubstep now, and what?
Wait, cut the beat out, let me talk to these lot
Let’s talk P, I’m on about me
First grime act packing at Wireless? Me
Spraying on “Eskimo” at Wireless? Me
Five years straight and still tireless? Me
When everybody got a deal and did what they feel
Who was here releasing grime CDs? Me and Jme
Grime tracks on every single EP? Me
Young MC that was duppying pirate? Me
Big MC still duppying pirate? Me
Doing shows worldwide, play a man’s vocal
Showing their country that it’s not just me
Who was doing that at the time? No one, me
There was more but I can’t fit it in a sixteen
Man just better respect me

[Pre-Hook: P Money]
I’ve been killing shows with no deal
I always keep it down to earth, I’m so real
I’m ready, I’m itching to go, can’t sit still
They’re so fake, they don’t even know how it feels when you’re

[Hook: P Money]
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, they don’t even know
How it feels when you’re
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it

P Money – Keepin’ It Real Lyrics

[Verse 1: P Money]
I just wanna make music
Hit the studio, create music
My fans purchase, download and play music
Seek melody, metaphor and rave music
That chill on the sofa and play music
Don’t want a beat, just wanna play music
Who am I kidding? I’ll beat when I play music and
If her boyfriend is talking smack
I’ve got that lead your girlfriend away music
I’ve got that wild, you’ve got that tame music
I’ve got that real, you’ve got that lame music
I’ve got that cosign, labels wanna sign the work of art
Belong in the Tate music
Grime, rap, UK bass music
That real easy to embrace music, and
Any MC that is thinking they’re rough
I’ve got that punch a man in their face music
That serve you [?] ace music
Black, white, don’t watch race music
Still here, kept my faith music
Ten years, never made no fake music
Man have been making that great music
You need to make that stay in your lane music
Cuh 2016, I’ll be touring Australia
Second time round like

[Pre-Hook: P Money]
I’ve been killing shows with no deal
I always keep it down to earth, I’m so real
I’m ready, I’m itching to go, can’t sit still
They’re so fake, they don’t even know how it feels when you’re

[Hook: P Money]
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, they don’t even know
How it feels when you’re
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it

[Verse 2: Stormzy]
If you’re gonna send then send for the top
Look, trust me, I get it (calm)
I’ll take that shot and I’ll take that shot
Yeah, I’m photogenic (calm)
But when I spray back and I ended careers
Don’t tell me to dead it (‘llow it)
Bare of these MCs hate me
But they still see me and beg it (pussies)
And I still came back with the game on my lap
Like “nobody move” (no one)
Tryna take care of my Gs
Ain’t tryna see nobody lose
But man try come for my team, I’ll dun him off
My man thought he’s a G, stop running off
I’ve got a crown and you’ve got a crown
But rudeboy, this crown here ain’t coming off (‘llow it)

[Pre-Hook: P Money]
I’ve been killing shows with no deal
I always keep it down to earth, I’m so real
I’m ready, I’m itching to go, can’t sit still
They’re so fake, they don’t even know how it feels when you’re

[Hook: P Money]
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, they don’t even know
How it feels when you’re
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it

[Verse 3: P Money]
Yo, I was one of the youngers that you couldn’t send shop
Yeah, I was a mummy’s boy, but never soft
I boxed man that thought they couldn’t get boxed
Topped MCs that thought they couldn’t be topped
When I flow on the riddim, I never get lost
When you flow on the riddim, you’re told “get lost”
Labels wanna know how I keep going hard
Thought I took a pill cuh my ting never went flop
Complete control, I could never get dropped
There was never a show that never went off
Milking it for so long and it never went off
Don’t know why, maybe it’s cause I never went pop
Helped out the game, man did that a lot
Bring us down to festivals, did that a lot
Man can chat shit about me doing dubstep
Told grime police man never bread cops
So I still spray on dubstep now, and what?
Wait, cut the beat out, let me talk to these lot
Let’s talk P, I’m on about me
First grime act packing at Wireless? Me
Spraying on “Eskimo” at Wireless? Me
Five years straight and still tireless? Me
When everybody got a deal and did what they feel
Who was here releasing grime CDs? Me and Jme
Grime tracks on every single EP? Me
Young MC that was duppying pirate? Me
Big MC still duppying pirate? Me
Doing shows worldwide, play a man’s vocal
Showing their country that it’s not just me
Who was doing that at the time? No one, me
There was more but I can’t fit it in a sixteen
Man just better respect me

[Pre-Hook: P Money]
I’ve been killing shows with no deal
I always keep it down to earth, I’m so real
I’m ready, I’m itching to go, can’t sit still
They’re so fake, they don’t even know how it feels when you’re

[Hook: P Money]
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, they don’t even know
How it feels when you’re
Trill, keeping it real
Trill, keeping it

Smoke Dawg & Skepta – Overseas

[Intro: Smoke Dawg]
You know I’m fuckin’ tired of all these pussies
I’m a gang nigga
Breezy
M-M-Murda

[Hook: Skepta (SmokeDawg)]
Nigga where’s my money, where’s my piece?
You know I’m flying overseas
They see the diamonds and they freeze
Yeah, ten gunshots and then we leave (Buck, buck, buck, buck, buck, buck)
I’m overseas (out in London) overseas (in the six)
Yeah, you know I’m flying overseas (yeah)
They see the diamonds and they freeze (bling)
Yeah, ten gunshots and then we leave (Buck, buck, buck, buck, buck, buck)
I’m overseas

[Verse 1: SmokeDawg]
I took over the city, I got UK fuckin’ with me (gang)
Somethin’ in the back for all these niggas tryna kill me
Nothin’ but the door for all these bitches tryna diss me
Left her in the rain, I treat that bitch like she was missy (fuck her)
I need a piece, told ’em I need a piece, I need a piece
Flyin’ overseas you know I brought the team (I brought the gang)
Told Skepta line the peng tings all on their knees
Ten shots then we leave, you know we gotta [?]
I don’t ever slip, my nigga keeps it on his hip
I’m not hard to find, I did a show up on the strip
Different moves, I be makin’ different flips (different flips)
On a mission, I got niggas trippin’ bricks

[Hook: Skepta (SmokeDawg)]
Nigga where’s my money, where’s my piece?
You know I’m flying overseas
They see the diamonds and they freeze
Yeah, ten gunshots and then we leave (Buck, buck, buck, buck, buck, buck)
I’m overseas (out in London) overseas (in the six)
Yeah, you know I’m flying overseas
They see the diamonds and they freeze
Yeah, ten gunshots and then we leave
I’m overseas

[Verse 2: Skepta]
Hush, hush, you don’t wanna get touched
These kids ain’t askin’ much, I said hundred pounds
He said come then, now, gun them down
Back of the whip, that’s where your son gets found
Them man are overseas, niggas know it’s me
Man don’t care if you got shooters, pussy, so have we
Man, I’ve got myself, fuck the lottery
Had my life planned out first time I played Monopoly
Yeah, it was either music or the cocaine (cocaine)
Chose my way, now I’m in my own lane (own lane)
Jump online, search my own name
And I got the pengest tings on my soul train (sexy)

[Hook: Skepta (SmokeDawg)]
Nigga where’s my money, where’s my piece?
You know I’m flying overseas
They see the diamonds and they freeze
Yeah, ten gunshots and then we leave (Buck, buck, buck, buck, buck, buck)
I’m overseas (out in London) overseas (in the six)
Yeah, you know I’m flying overseas
They see the diamonds and they freeze
Yeah, ten gunshots and then we leave
I’m overseas

[Outro: SmokeDawg]
Buck, buck, buck, buck, buck, buck

Chris Brown – Section One Hundred Billion

[Verse 1: HoodyBaby]
I don’t know how to do this shit
I wake up and just do this shit
HoodyBaby, I’m too legit
I’m the Boss, I made Hugo quit
I pull up in a 2 door whip
Make you go sick
Flip a brick, kick a brick
That judo shit
My niggas is serious
You niggas delirious
No stoppin’ us, period
I live at the dealership
Angry, a nigga rich
We want the bigger fish
Choppin’ ’til I chop with the mafia
Ask in my section, we popular
Popavich, we poppin’ shots

[Verse 2: Inch]
Pull up with the OHB, I mean war
I mean war, big russ war
Big russ wanna lick down your car
See me with the gang, better know that squad
[Verse 3: Young Lo]
If these niggas talkin’ reckless, see ’em on my necklace
100 round drum, niggas gon’ respect us
Mob ties, yeah I’m heavy with these accents
Hit the UK, I’m mobbin’ with the Section
Out here ballin’ since a adolescent
I was 15 when I start finessin’
Told a teacher fuck her math lesson
I was juggin’ through the whole class session

[Verse 4: Swift]
Trap money, I’m a trapper
My young boy was a Rihanna
Flash a blockia like a camera
Slap slap, that’s the hammer
Count grand to my nana’s
Sucky sucky, from [?]

[Verse 5: Section Boyz]
I ain’t endin’ a passer
Pass up if I catch a brack, you go back up
Get me down, I get back up
Yo mi casa es su casa

[Verse 6: Sleeks]
6 man in the van, that’s gang in the pan
That’s maceroni and pasta
Bring a nigga from a [?]
Girl climb on, know you want a ladder

[Verse 7: Littlez]
And keep climbin’
Cause she a bad bitch with her manner
I know a mad man with a dagger
That says, “Fuck feds and they camera”
Trappin’, pick up a brick
Rip it in bits, gone
I’m really livin’ this shit
Pick up a stick
You could see smoke like a bong

[Verse 8: Section Boyz]
Peng peng, wanna get groovy
Man I turn your girl to a groupie
Go ratchet tings too bougie
With a big booty and boobies
See the big tour man move bookies
Old school, mad bros, no new Gs
Roll with a clip like the movies
Man I kick man down like Bruce Lee

[Verse 9]
I got all these bitches, they [?]
They ain’t want me then but they want me now
Got that killer swag, watch ’em mime my style
I done stacked up a milli from petty crime
Got some new shoes off some new shit
This flow is like water need crew ships
My life is a movie, take your flick
It’s a foreign bitch cause

[Verse 10: Famous Fresh]
They know I’m flexin’
OHB and Section
.40 for protection
Hood stay connected
Blue bitches, we the 100 gang
Couple JLos, I’m a money train
Nigga been fresh, feds watchin;
Diamonds dancin’ like a Jabbawockee
Your bitch ride me like a Kawasaki
It’s Fresh, Hoody, it’s [?]

Kano – Dun Know The Myspace Lyrics

It’s K-A, check, check, check it out

[Verse 1]
Listen, yeah, yeah, you dun know the Myspace
I’m a vet MC niggas can’t violate
I’m two albums deep already
And how ever many singles under my name
Yeah, yeah, you dun know the my K
Fire for no reason, I’m nice
Can’t stop me like a Hummer in drive
Gone like I’m roadrunner in spikes
Yeah, yeah put me in the right lane
I’ll still breeze on a beat with a bang
I might perform my beats with a band
There ain’t no MC deeper than man
Hot like the bottom of the pan
And I’m still totalling on like twang

[Hook]

Man, look at my Myspace, my fanbase is swollen like clams
With old school fans and new school fans
I got UK fans and Europe fans
I got older fans and younger fans
And you dun know I’m repping for my Myspace fam

[Verse 2]

Yeah, yeah you dun know the vibe ain’t right in a rave on stage if I ain’t
On it with DJ Medonit, excitement levels we go beyond it
Enrol my shows like college, I show you how to do this son
Come like dumb, leave like a boffin
Cause I’m a teacher like KRS-One, one

Haha, I’m just having fun
Know why? Cause I’m MC number 1
Mc number 1
Yeah I know I didn’t finish that verse but I don’t give a shit
I wrote that shit whilst Mikey was beefing on the phone with his chick
HAHA! It’s K-A, It’s K-A

Smoke Dawg – Overseas (feat. Skepta) letras

[Intro: Smoke Dawg]
You know I’m fuckin’ tired of all these pussies
I’m a gang nigga
Breezy
M-M-Murda
[Hook: Skepta (SmokeDawg)]
Nigga where’s my money, where’s my piece?
You know I’m flying overseas
They see the diamonds and they freeze
Yeah, ten gunshots and then we leave (Buck, buck, buck, buck, buck, buck)
I’m overseas (out in London) overseas (in the six)
Yeah, you know I’m flying overseas
They see the diamonds and they freeze
Yeah, ten gunshots and then we leave
I’m overseas

[Verse 1: SmokeDawg]
I took over the city, I got UK fuckin’ with me (gang)
Somethin’ in the back for all these niggas tryna kill me
Nothin’ but the door for all these bitches tryna diss me
Left her in the rain, I treat that bitch like she was missy (fuck her)
I need a piece, told ’em I need a piece, I need a piece
Flyin’ overseas you know I brought the team (I brought the gang)
Told Skepta line the peng tings all on their knees
Ten shots then we leave, you know we gotta [?]
I don’t ever slip, my nigga keeps it on his hip
I’m not hard to find I did a show up on this trip
Different moves, I be makin’ different flips (different flips)
On a mission, I got nigga’s flipin’ bricks

[Hook: Skepta (SmokeDawg)]
Nigga where’s my money, where’s my piece?
You know I’m flying overseas
They see the diamonds and they freeze
Yeah, ten gunshots and then we leave (Buck, buck, buck, buck, buck, buck)
I’m overseas (out in London) overseas (in the six)
Yeah, you know I’m flying overseas
They see the diamonds and they freeze
Yeah, ten gunshots and then we leave
I’m overseas

[Verse 2: Skepta]
Hush, hush, you don’t wanna get touched
These kids ain’t askin’ much, I say hundred pound
He said come there now, gun them down
Back of the whip, that’s where your son gets found
Them man are overseas, nigga’s know it’s me
Man don’t care if you got shooters, pussy, so have we
Man I brought myself, fuck the lottery
Had my life planned out the first time I played Monopoly
Yeah, it was either music or the cocaine (cocaine)
Chose my way, now I’m in my own lane (own lane)
Jump online, search my own name
And I got the pengest tings on my soultrain (sexy)

[Hook: Skepta (SmokeDawg)]
Nigga where’s my money, where’s my piece?
You know I’m flying overseas
They see the diamonds and they freeze
Yeah, ten gunshots and then we leave (Buck, buck, buck, buck, buck, buck)
I’m overseas (out in London) overseas (in the six)
Yeah, you know I’m flying overseas
They see the diamonds and they freeze
Yeah, ten gunshots and then we leave
I’m overseas

[Outro: SmokeDawg]
Buck, buck, buck, buck, buck, buck

Róże Europy – Kolor letras

Dla kogo jest dziś miłość
Nie wiadomo
Przede wszystkim dla ciebie
Może i mi przyda się nie brzmi złowrogo
Spaceruję wyboistą stroną często nie z tobą
Porywcze słowa kosztują nas zbyt drogo
Jest ich zdecydowanie za dużo
Wszędzie i obok
A przecież miłość ma jeden kolor
I chociaż

Są dni w tygodniu nie tego nam trzeba
Żyjemy przyjaźnią męską i kobiecą
Na obrzeżach piekła na krańcach nieba
Uczucia nam kochankom szczególnie się należą

Być może to co śpiewam
Jak lampa Aladyna ożywa
Ożywa taki sens
Jak wiosną zieleń drzew
Satysfakcję sprawia mi
Siódma piętnaście poniedziałek pada deszcz
Piję jogurt toczy się taki sobie dzień
Tutaj i teraz

Miłe nieporozumienia
A przecież miłość ma jeden kolor
I chociaż

Miło jest wieczorową porą zacząć
I skończyć o brzasku pierwszym
Rozmowy w towarzystwie kilku dni nieudanych
I tysiąca dwóch ukrytych w bajce
Jak szpieg pytań unikać
Kto z jasności wyszedł a kto w ciemność wkroczył
Przecież miłość ma jeden kolor
Ty wiesz o tym kiedy hardo patrzę w twoje oczy
Ty wiesz o tym że

Siódma piętnaście poniedziałek pada deszcz
Piję jogurt toczy się taki sam dzień
Wszędzie i obok nieporozumienia
A przecież miłość ma jeden kolor
Każde z nas ukrytą ma puszkę Pandory
I przychodzi taki czas
Kiedy układ gwiazd detonuje złość i gwałt
Wszystko to nic wszystko to nic
Jeden wystrzał nic nie zmieni między nami
Od poniedziałku do niedzieli wszystko będzie takie samo

Wszystko to nic wszystko to nic i chociaż