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Every morning, sharp at eight,
Shared a desk from seventh grade,
I taught her math, she taught me how to kiss,

We grew up as fast as grass,
Sure as hell what we had will last,
Although not sure exactly what it is.

One evening, sitting in the stands, we watched the sun go down,
She turned to me, and said this words with a shadow of a frown:

(Chorus)

Will you still want me when I grow older,
Will you still want me when I grow fat,
Will you tell me I'm the the one you need,

Will you hold me by the hand,
When I am too weak to stand,
Will you read to me when I can't read?

I know I like you too, but baby, still
I'm looking for a only man who will.



College years, how they dragged on,
Far away from San Anton,
We fell apart to distance and the time,
But on the day I travelled home,
I saw her standing on the lawn,
And honey, all the pieces fell in line.

And sometime later on my knee, and holding back the tears,
I only had these words that I was keeping many years:

(Chorus)
I will still want you when you grow older
I will still want you when you grow fat
And I am sure you'll still be one that I will need

I will hold you by your hand
When you are too weak to stand,
I will read to you when you can't read,

I know I made mistakes, but baby, still
I'll prove to you that I'm the man who will.


And when my eyesight's dim and when you start forgetting stuff,
I'll keep reminding you about the night we found our love:

(Chorus)

Will you still want me when I grow older,
Will you still want me when I grow fat,
Will you tell me I'm the the one you need,

Will you hold me by the hand,
When I am too weak to stand,
Will you read to me when I can't read?

I know it's many years, but baby, still
It's not too long time for the man who will.

Will You Still Want Me (When I Grow Older)

I’ve made you cry,
When I think about it I cry too,
I didn’t know
How bad I am at losing you,

I can’t explain
What in the world made me do it all
I can’t pretend
That it was just the alcohol.

And now the love we thought we had
Is melting in our hands,
I try to find the reason
You should give me one more chance.


(because)
Chorus:
Anytime you call me,
I will take the call,
I will lift you in my arms
Like you don’t weigh at all.

If you ever trust me,
I won’t let you down
‘Cause one thing that I’ve learned today is
Nothing worse can happen to us now.

Night after night
Scrolling through our pictures in my brain,
They seem alright,
But they don’t really heal the pain.

It’s a major understatement
To say I’ve made mistakes,
To take me back to you,
I’ll do all that it takes

(Chorus)

(Call me, call me)
(Call me, call me)
If only saying “sorry” could win another glance,
If only saying “I’ll be true” could give my one more chance…
(Chorus)

Nothing Worse

It is fun to be a starlet
But you want to be a star,
You're so fine but no one's calling
'Cause they don't know who you are

Guess you're looking for attention,
But attention's never cheap
If you got it just remember
It ain't something that you keep

(bridge)
And if you think you gave it all,
Oh I got news for you,
Just how bad you want it to come true?

Chorus:
You got to sell yourself
You got to sell yourself
You got to put yourself
On supermarket shelf

You got to post and tweet
And show them what you eat
And have a million friends
That you'll never meet

You gotta go through hell
And heaven just as well
If you are one of us
You got to, oh uh, yes,
Sell yourself




Everybody has a wallet,
Everybody has a price.
If the fame becomes your calling,
Then there's plenty of advice

You ain't in bed with your producer,
You're in bed with your career,
There's a system, you can use it,
Or your luck will disappear.

And if you think you'll find your way,
I'll break it down to you,
There's nothing else in this world you can do.

(Chorus)

And if you think you've had enough
To take it anymore,
There will be some new starlet at the door.



Who wants to sell herself...
(Chorus continues)

Sell Yourself


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Every morning, sharp at eight,
Shared a desk from seventh grade,
I taught her math, she taught me how to kiss,

We grew up as fast as grass,
Sure as hell what we had will last,
Although not sure exactly what it is.

One evening, sitting in the stands, we watched the sun go down,
She turned to me, and said this words with a shadow of a frown:

(Chorus)

Will you still want me when I grow older,
Will you still want me when I grow fat,
Will you tell me I'm the the one you need,

Will you hold me by the hand,
When I am too weak to stand,
Will you read to me when I can't read?

I know I like you too, but baby, still
I'm looking for a only man who will.



College years, how they dragged on,
Far away from San Anton,
We fell apart to distance and the time,
But on the day I travelled home,
I saw her standing on the lawn,
And honey, all the pieces fell in line.

And sometime later on my knee, and holding back the tears,
I only had these words that I was keeping many years:

(Chorus)
I will still want you when you grow older
I will still want you when you grow fat
And I am sure you'll still be one that I will need

I will hold you by your hand
When you are too weak to stand,
I will read to you when you can't read,

I know I made mistakes, but baby, still
I'll prove to you that I'm the man who will.


And when my eyesight's dim and when you start forgetting stuff,
I'll keep reminding you about the night we found our love:

(Chorus)

Will you still want me when I grow older,
Will you still want me when I grow fat,
Will you tell me I'm the the one you need,

Will you hold me by the hand,
When I am too weak to stand,
Will you read to me when I can't read?

I know it's many years, but baby, still
It's not too long time for the man who will.

Will You Still Want Me (When I Grow Older)

I’ve made you cry,
When I think about it I cry too,
I didn’t know
How bad I am at losing you,

I can’t explain
What in the world made me do it all
I can’t pretend
That it was just the alcohol.

And now the love we thought we had
Is melting in our hands,
I try to find the reason
You should give me one more chance.


(because)
Chorus:
Anytime you call me,
I will take the call,
I will lift you in my arms
Like you don’t weigh at all.

If you ever trust me,
I won’t let you down
‘Cause one thing that I’ve learned today is
Nothing worse can happen to us now.

Night after night
Scrolling through our pictures in my brain,
They seem alright,
But they don’t really heal the pain.

It’s a major understatement
To say I’ve made mistakes,
To take me back to you,
I’ll do all that it takes

(Chorus)

(Call me, call me)
(Call me, call me)
If only saying “sorry” could win another glance,
If only saying “I’ll be true” could give my one more chance…
(Chorus)

Nothing Worse

It is fun to be a starlet
But you want to be a star,
You're so fine but no one's calling
'Cause they don't know who you are

Guess you're looking for attention,
But attention's never cheap
If you got it just remember
It ain't something that you keep

(bridge)
And if you think you gave it all,
Oh I got news for you,
Just how bad you want it to come true?

Chorus:
You got to sell yourself
You got to sell yourself
You got to put yourself
On supermarket shelf

You got to post and tweet
And show them what you eat
And have a million friends
That you'll never meet

You gotta go through hell
And heaven just as well
If you are one of us
You got to, oh uh, yes,
Sell yourself




Everybody has a wallet,
Everybody has a price.
If the fame becomes your calling,
Then there's plenty of advice

You ain't in bed with your producer,
You're in bed with your career,
There's a system, you can use it,
Or your luck will disappear.

And if you think you'll find your way,
I'll break it down to you,
There's nothing else in this world you can do.

(Chorus)

And if you think you've had enough
To take it anymore,
There will be some new starlet at the door.



Who wants to sell herself...
(Chorus continues)

Sell Yourself

Love is not a picture on the wall
Love is not an old friend you can call
Love's not for granted,
So baby what do you expect from me?
Can't you see...

That love is like an eagle, I heard it said,
It has to keep on flying in the sky, or it turns dead,
And how did we fly babe,
Oh god did we soar so high above the ground,
And then it all came down.


(chorus)
Love was all I'd got,
Love was all I had to give,
Did you think that I forgot
Our dreams of how we'd live?

When you say that you're not sure
Of your feelings anymore,
Is it me, or was it all
Just a picture on the wall?


Love is not a present, love is not a toy,
It can bring you sorrow, (it) can bring you joy,
How did it happen,
How did it happen that I'm deep in this alone,
All on my own?

(chorus)
Love was all I'd got,
Love was all I had to give,
Did you think that I forgot
Our dreams of how we'd live?

When you say that you're not sure
Of your feelings anymore,
Is it me, or was it all
Just a picture on the wall?

Picture on the Wall

(perform verses 1,2,3 with increasing intensity, and slow down at verse 4)
VERSE 1:

It would take some courage
It would take some grace,
To have all this knowledge
And still see my face

You would have to wonder,
If I'll ever crack,
If you only wanted
To take me back

VERSE 2:
It would be unusual
Friends would be surprised,
Might be some confusion
Lots of good advice

It might give your mother
Little heart attack,
If you ever bothered
To take me back

VERSE 3:
It would raise some eyebrows,
It would raise some doubts,
If after years behind us,
We could work it out.

We wouldn't have to fight it,
We could sign a pact,
If you just decided
TO take me back.


CHORUS:
Love and lies don't mix in life
But I should have passed this school
Years ago, when I let you go
And made myself a fool.

Did I have to be so cool?..


VERSE 4:

I would try to listen,
I would try to change
If you need commitment,
It could be arranged.

Yet another morning,
And I face the fact:
(quiet)
You are never going
To take me back.

Take me back

Hello, here's my licence,
And thanks, by the way,
For pulling me over,
I need that today.

She said we are done now,
So I drove away,
Not sure where this road leads
And what those signs there say

-Chorus-:

I know I might have been a danger,
For I barely can see through my tears
I am sure as hell I wasn't drinkin',
But it feels like after hundred beers.


So if, officer, you need my statement,
I don't know exactly where to start.
'Cause it's been a mess,
and I must confess,
I've been driving under broken heart.

I wish it were easy
To untell things we've told,
But from lovers to strangers,
It's a one-way road.


I might walk the line now,
But I got nowhere to go
I wish for as U-turn
To lead me back home.

(Chorus)

-Bridge-:
Although I broke
No highway code,
I think I'm in for hefty fine,
Somewhere along
This lonely road,
My heart lies on the centerline,
And it's driving me out of my mind.

(Chorus)

Driving Under Broken Heart

I was so broken and dazzled
I couldn't open a book
I couldn't hear any music
Until you gave me that look.

There was a string in me broken
Until you made it ring back
I don't know what you were doing
But I sure like it like that.

I don't know what the style is,
A funk or RnB,
But I just to need to sing it endlessly:

Chorus:

You are the music to my soul
You are the rock I wanna roll,
You are the drug that makes me lose control

You are the rhythm for my blues
You are the Huey for my News
You are the lyrics and the tune, you are my song

You are my song,
My sweet sweet song

It could be rock or Latino
A country, hiphop or swing,
No matter what I am writing,
It's you who's making it ring

It may not earn a Grammy,
But when you say my name
It feels like I just joined the Hall of Fame.

(Chorus)

It has an upbeat tempo
It makes me want to dance
And will say again on every chance..

(Chorus)

Music to My Soul

The wine and the candles,
With a song from Adele,
Some food I could kill for,
Girl, you planned it so well.

There's nowhere to rush now
We know what's ahead,
But I barely can handle
Those thoughts in my head.


And although I've been through this
At least a thousand times,
It's just so hard to say what's on my mind.



It is the time and the place
A perfect moment when we are face to face,
And there's something
I think you should know.

Can't keep it in anymore
And I swear I never told you before
How I need you,
How I want to you to go...

I want you to go




I know it is painful
I've been there before
To give all your dreams to
Someone who ain't sure

We sure had some fun girl
So don't get me wrong
But maybe it lasted
A little too long



You're awesome in the kitchen,
And not too bad in bed,
Just save it for somebody else instead.

(Chorus)

(Instrumental solo)


It hurts to see you crying,
I know it's hard to take
But let's get out while it's a small mistake

(Chorus)

Go (Perfect Moment)

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Every morning, sharp at eight,
Shared a desk from seventh grade,
I taught her math, she taught me how to kiss,

We grew up as fast as grass,
Sure as hell what we had will last,
Although not sure exactly what it is.

One evening, sitting in the stands, we watched the sun go down,
She turned to me, and said this words with a shadow of a frown:

(Chorus)

Will you still want me when I grow older,
Will you still want me when I grow fat,
Will you tell me I'm the the one you need,

Will you hold me by the hand,
When I am too weak to stand,
Will you read to me when I can't read?

I know I like you too, but baby, still
I'm looking for a only man who will.



College years, how they dragged on,
Far away from San Anton,
We fell apart to distance and the time,
But on the day I travelled home,
I saw her standing on the lawn,
And honey, all the pieces fell in line.

And sometime later on my knee, and holding back the tears,
I only had these words that I was keeping many years:

(Chorus)
I will still want you when you grow older
I will still want you when you grow fat
And I am sure you'll still be one that I will need

I will hold you by your hand
When you are too weak to stand,
I will read to you when you can't read,

I know I made mistakes, but baby, still
I'll prove to you that I'm the man who will.


And when my eyesight's dim and when you start forgetting stuff,
I'll keep reminding you about the night we found our love:

(Chorus)

Will you still want me when I grow older,
Will you still want me when I grow fat,
Will you tell me I'm the the one you need,

Will you hold me by the hand,
When I am too weak to stand,
Will you read to me when I can't read?

I know it's many years, but baby, still
It's not too long time for the man who will.

Will You Still Want Me (When I Grow Older)

I’ve made you cry,
When I think about it I cry too,
I didn’t know
How bad I am at losing you,

I can’t explain
What in the world made me do it all
I can’t pretend
That it was just the alcohol.

And now the love we thought we had
Is melting in our hands,
I try to find the reason
You should give me one more chance.


(because)
Chorus:
Anytime you call me,
I will take the call,
I will lift you in my arms
Like you don’t weigh at all.

If you ever trust me,
I won’t let you down
‘Cause one thing that I’ve learned today is
Nothing worse can happen to us now.

Night after night
Scrolling through our pictures in my brain,
They seem alright,
But they don’t really heal the pain.

It’s a major understatement
To say I’ve made mistakes,
To take me back to you,
I’ll do all that it takes

(Chorus)

(Call me, call me)
(Call me, call me)
If only saying “sorry” could win another glance,
If only saying “I’ll be true” could give my one more chance…
(Chorus)

Nothing Worse

It is fun to be a starlet
But you want to be a star,
You're so fine but no one's calling
'Cause they don't know who you are

Guess you're looking for attention,
But attention's never cheap
If you got it just remember
It ain't something that you keep

(bridge)
And if you think you gave it all,
Oh I got news for you,
Just how bad you want it to come true?

Chorus:
You got to sell yourself
You got to sell yourself
You got to put yourself
On supermarket shelf

You got to post and tweet
And show them what you eat
And have a million friends
That you'll never meet

You gotta go through hell
And heaven just as well
If you are one of us
You got to, oh uh, yes,
Sell yourself




Everybody has a wallet,
Everybody has a price.
If the fame becomes your calling,
Then there's plenty of advice

You ain't in bed with your producer,
You're in bed with your career,
There's a system, you can use it,
Or your luck will disappear.

And if you think you'll find your way,
I'll break it down to you,
There's nothing else in this world you can do.

(Chorus)

And if you think you've had enough
To take it anymore,
There will be some new starlet at the door.



Who wants to sell herself...
(Chorus continues)

Sell Yourself

Love is not a picture on the wall
Love is not an old friend you can call
Love's not for granted,
So baby what do you expect from me?
Can't you see...

That love is like an eagle, I heard it said,
It has to keep on flying in the sky, or it turns dead,
And how did we fly babe,
Oh god did we soar so high above the ground,
And then it all came down.


(chorus)
Love was all I'd got,
Love was all I had to give,
Did you think that I forgot
Our dreams of how we'd live?

When you say that you're not sure
Of your feelings anymore,
Is it me, or was it all
Just a picture on the wall?


Love is not a present, love is not a toy,
It can bring you sorrow, (it) can bring you joy,
How did it happen,
How did it happen that I'm deep in this alone,
All on my own?

(chorus)
Love was all I'd got,
Love was all I had to give,
Did you think that I forgot
Our dreams of how we'd live?

When you say that you're not sure
Of your feelings anymore,
Is it me, or was it all
Just a picture on the wall?

Picture on the Wall

(perform verses 1,2,3 with increasing intensity, and slow down at verse 4)
VERSE 1:

It would take some courage
It would take some grace,
To have all this knowledge
And still see my face

You would have to wonder,
If I'll ever crack,
If you only wanted
To take me back

VERSE 2:
It would be unusual
Friends would be surprised,
Might be some confusion
Lots of good advice

It might give your mother
Little heart attack,
If you ever bothered
To take me back

VERSE 3:
It would raise some eyebrows,
It would raise some doubts,
If after years behind us,
We could work it out.

We wouldn't have to fight it,
We could sign a pact,
If you just decided
TO take me back.


CHORUS:
Love and lies don't mix in life
But I should have passed this school
Years ago, when I let you go
And made myself a fool.

Did I have to be so cool?..


VERSE 4:

I would try to listen,
I would try to change
If you need commitment,
It could be arranged.

Yet another morning,
And I face the fact:
(quiet)
You are never going
To take me back.

Take me back

Hello, here's my licence,
And thanks, by the way,
For pulling me over,
I need that today.

She said we are done now,
So I drove away,
Not sure where this road leads
And what those signs there say

-Chorus-:

I know I might have been a danger,
For I barely can see through my tears
I am sure as hell I wasn't drinkin',
But it feels like after hundred beers.


So if, officer, you need my statement,
I don't know exactly where to start.
'Cause it's been a mess,
and I must confess,
I've been driving under broken heart.

I wish it were easy
To untell things we've told,
But from lovers to strangers,
It's a one-way road.


I might walk the line now,
But I got nowhere to go
I wish for as U-turn
To lead me back home.

(Chorus)

-Bridge-:
Although I broke
No highway code,
I think I'm in for hefty fine,
Somewhere along
This lonely road,
My heart lies on the centerline,
And it's driving me out of my mind.

(Chorus)

Driving Under Broken Heart


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