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Laying out by the pool with Pandora on, most of the time songs just float over you like a warm Arizona breeze. But over the last couple of months I started to notice something: the songs from the “Today’s Hits” list I was listening to were no longer “baby, baby” “let’s get it on,” or “expletive, expletive, expletive.” There were some pretty introspective lyrics going on, including more than a little concern with aging and reflection on younger years. Of course we heard a fantastic example from Brian Wilson in his 2012 song “That’s Why God Made the Radio,” meant for a generation that made out to the ubiquitous music coming from car radios. But what makes the current crop of relationship songs different is that all of these artists singing about younger years and looking back are under 40, and many under 30.

Oh, don’t get me wrong—there’s plenty of sex, and some pretty funny dance-y songs as well. How can you not like Meghan Trainor’s “If I was you, I would want to be me, too”? And there’s still way too much filthy rap that worms its way into the top 100. But increasingly the artists seem to realize not only their own mortality, but the importance of things other than casual sex and hookups. Lukas Graham’s “Seven Years Old” reveals a young man seeing his life pass before his eyes, from seven to sixty, who hopes “my children come and visit, once or twice a month.” One of the hottest singers out, Ed Shereran, has a mesmerizing song in “Castle on the Hill” about growing up, remembering his youth, watching the sunset from the castle over the hill.

“I can’t wait to go home,” he sings, after relating the histories of all his friends, some successful some not.  

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Wiz Khalifa has a similar lament in his haunting “See You Again,” saying “It’s been a long day without you, my friend. And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again.” He insists “hard work forever pays” (wait, what??) and “how can we not talk about family when family’s all that we got?”

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The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This,” a romantic song, is nevertheless a quest for a relationship that’s on a mythological level, even though the singer is not “the kind of person that it fits.” Instead, he wants a real-world connection, not “some fairytale bliss.” Harry Styles tells people to “just stop your crying, it’s a sign of the times.” Instead, “have the time of your life.”

Then there’s Adele’s tearjerking “When We Were Young,” recounts catching up with an old flame who moved overseas in a moment that reminds her “of when we were young.” She wants a photograph, “in case it’s the last time . . . before we realized we were sad of getting old.”

And even when the relationship is good, as James Arthur sings, “For a minute I forget that I’m older.” He promises “I’ll bring you coffee with a kiss on your head and I’ll take the kids to school.” Wait . . . kids? School? What’s next, singing about the mortgage payment and the gym?

Indeed, the deeper reflection has been going on for a while (Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” with its admission of failure from someone who “used to rule the world,” now sweeping “the streets I used to own”). Even before that Bruce Springsteen all but pined for his “Glory Days.” The new crop of artists, however, has both a different feel and weight, as though the current generation not only is growing up, but growing up fast. Reading too much into a few songs? Perhaps. Sia still reminds us that she loves cheap thrills, Lorde is waiting for her green light, and Julia Michaels has issues. But even these seem to speak of people with a more sophisticated appreciation for life, love, and the changes they are inevitably about to experience.

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Leftist Thug Targets Roger Stone’s Handicapped Wife for Vicious Attack in Own Neighborhood

This is real domestic terrorism.

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A leftist thug assaulted Roger Stone’s handicapped wife while she was walking her dog in her neighborhood on Thursday.

The Proud Boys posted the following notice on their Telegram confirming the incident: “Roger Stone’s handicapped wife beaten badly by deranged leftist man while walking her dog in her own neighborhood, currently in hospital.”

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio posted a comment from Stone’s spokesman, Rev. Randy Coggins, who sadly confirmed the news about the vicious attack that took place.

“It is true that Nydia Stone was attacked by a leftist on a bicycle in front of their home and that she was already convalescing from a very bad dog bite sustained the week before and reported Broward County animal control.  This re-opened a gash in her knee which required a visit to the emergency room,” Coggins said.

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However, her injuries were far from life-threatening, although they will require surgery. She is already back home and recovering.

“Her injury will require surgery but she is home and doing fine and more angry than she is injured. It’s amazing how many hundreds of thousands of people have inquired with their questions and offered their prayers.  The Stone family is grateful,” Coggins stated.

Big League Politics has reported about Stone’s miraculous political awakening after being railroaded by federal deep state scum:

Recently commuted political operative Roger Stone has two men to thank for his newfound freedom: President Donald Trump, and, more importantly, Jesus Christ.

Stone has been involved in political dirty tricks throughout his career and has never been a member of the Christian Right, to put it mildly, but his attempted railroading has caused him to become close to Jesus Christ and discover his faith.

He told CBN News about how he attended an outdoor church service in Florida held by Franklin Graham in January. This was during a low point of his life, and Stone finally summoned the courage to accept Christ as his savior.

“At that moment, I felt the calling,” Stone said. “I stood up with 500 other people. I wasn’t the slightest bit embarrassed. I confess that I was a sinner. I repeated a pledge that he recited, and it was as if a cement block was lifted off my chest. I can’t even explain it.”

“I was never scared. I was never worried. I was completely confident that the Lord would guide the president to do the right thing,” he added…

However, Stone does believe that his struggle is one of good against evil. He believes that the forces out to destroy President Trump and the movement that put him into office are literally satanic.

“I really do believe that those who are trying to undo this president, those who are trying to destroy me, trying to destroy Michael Flynn, who’s a very good man and great American patriot war hero, I do believe they’re satanic,” he said.

“They cut corners and what’s outrageous is their arrogance, their moral superiority, when in fact, they have no morals at all,” Stone added. “I don’t believe that any of these people involved in my prosecution are really believers in God.”

Stone’s faith in Christ will help his family recover emotionally and spiritually from this vicious attack. Leftists reject the truth of God, which is one of the reasons why they oppose all that is good and virtuous in the world.

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