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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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SICK: Leftists Mock Indiana Woman Reportedly Murdered in Cold Blood for Saying ‘All Lives Matter’

This is civil war.

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Leftists have descended upon the social media account of an Indiana woman who was reportedly shot dead for saying “all lives matter,” in a story largely ignored by the fake news media.

The jackals targeted the Facebook page of Jessica Whitaker, a white woman shot to death for speaking her opinion, for a cruel harassment campaign. Because she believed that all lives matter, she deserved a gruesome death sentence, according to the mob.

Some of the sickening comments left on her account can be seen here:

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“Racist Rachel is pushing daisies and the streets are a little safer,” a Facebook user calling himself Eric Albany wrote.

“Can’t feel bad when you used a racial slur and acted a f**king fool,” remarked Josh Long.

“Black lives matter – the rest of you are next,” another individual threatened.

“PARTY FOR SAFER COMMUNITIES,” another person wrote, along with a gif of Carlton from Fresh Prince of Bel Air dancing.

“Maybe she should have thought about her son before she opened her racist fucking mouth,” another individual added.

Big League Politics reported yesterday on the tragic case of Whitaker and how the story was covered up by the fake news media to protect BLM terrorists from public scrutiny:

In a shocking crime largely ignored by the national media, a 24-year old mother was shot to death to Indianapolis following an exchange with a mob of Black Lives Matter protestors. Jessica Doty Whitaker was shot and killed along a municipal canal after an altercation with protestors.

According to reporting Fox 59, Whitaker’s family is describing that their daughter was savagely murdered for little more than telling some of the “protestors” that “all lives matter.”

Whitaker reportedly got into a peaceful argument on the Black Lives Matter movement with a crowd of protestors active in the area. After the mob crossed a bridge to the other side of the canal, a man opened fire on Whitaker. Her fiance drew his own weapon and fired back, but the crowd quickly dispersed. Indianapolis Police are actively investigating the incident, but no arrests have been made in the death of Whitaker yet.

According to the victim’s family, the shooting started with an argument over Black Lives Matter and language. Eventually the two sides separated and walked away from each other, until witnesses claim the killer opened fire from a nearby bridge and ran away,”reported the local media outlet.

Tragically, Whitaker is survived by her fiance and a three year old son, Greyson, who now faces the prospect of growing up without his own mother.

Unless the BLM terror cult is put down, there will inevitably be many more white victims such as Whitaker sacrificed on the altar of diversity and multiculturalism.

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