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kings of convenience - weight of my words

The Weight Of My Words Lyrics

by Kings Of Convenience

There are very many things
I would like to say to you,
But i've lost my way
And I've lost my words.
There are very many places
I would like to go
But I can't find the key
To open my door.
The weight of my words-
You can't feel it anymore.
The weight of my words-
You can't feel it anymore.
There are very many ways
I would like to break the spell
You've cast upon me.
Because all the time
I sacrificed myself
To make you want me,
Has made you hant me.
The weight of my words
You can't feel it anymore...

Ms. Heidi Jane Smith-a Ph.D. candidate in Public Management within FIU's Public Administration Doctoral program-was awarded the Fulbright-Garcia Roble

Ms. Smith, MPP and recent candidate in Public Management, was selected for the Fulbright Garcia-Robles Grant to live and complete her dissertation research in Mexico City for the academic year 2010-11. She is researching local public finances and municipal debt capacity for the 2,454 local governments in Mexico. Furthermore she will be working as a visiting professor at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), one of Mexico's most important centers of teaching and research in the social sciences.

Furthermore, her dissertation will examine local governments’ efforts to promote economic development in Latin America. The research uses a mixed methodology to explore how cities make decisions to innovate, develop
and finance economic development programs. First, this study will provide a comparative analysis of decentralization policies in Argentina and Mexico as a means to gain a better understanding of the degree of autonomy exercised by local governments. Next, it will e…