Verse:
          A
This is my street
                Bm
I smile at the faces
                   E
I’ve known all my life
                     G
They regard me with pride
                A
And everyone’s sweet
                          D
They say, “you’re going places!”
   Gbm        A 
So how can I say that while I was 
E                     Gbm
away I had so much to hide?
                E
“Hey guys, it’s me!
     Db7      
The biggest disappointment you 
Gbm
know.”
     D            A
The kid couldn’t hack it
      Am         G      
She’s back and she’s walking real 
 Gbm
slow.
         E7
Welcome home
     A
Just breathe

Chorus:
A     E      Em
Sigue andando el camino
    D      F 
Por toda su vida.
   E
Respira.
A E Em D F E
Breathe

Verse:
       E     A
As the radio plays
                Bm7
Old forgotten boleros
              A
I think of the days
                   G
When this city was mine
                A
I remember the praise
                   E      
“Ay, te adoro, te quiero,”
   Gbm7           D
The neighborhood waved
                E
Said, “Nina, be brave” and
                Gbm
“You're gonna be fine!”
               E      
And maybe it’s me,
       Db7                       Gbm
But it all seems like lifetimes ago
     D       A             Am
So what do I say to these faces
     G         Gbm      
That I used to know
     E
“Hey I’m home.”

Bridge: 
Gbm    E
Mira, Nina, 
A                  D
No me preocupo por ella.
                          Gbm
They’re not worried about me
       E                   A
Mira, allí esta nuestra estrella.
             Db7 
They are all counting on me to 
  Gbm 
succeed.
               E
Ella si da la talla,
         A               Gbm
I am the one who made it out!
D      
The one who always made the grade
F
But maybe I should have just

Stayed home...
     Gbm                      E
When I was a child, I stayed wide 
                      D
Awake, climbed to the highest place
         Db7
On every fire escape, restless
    Gbm
To climb 
            D
I got every scholarship, saved
      A
Every dollar, the first to go to 
Db7                          Gbm
College, how do I tell them why
                 D
I’m coming back home?
         A            Db7
With my eyes on the horizon
     Gbm         E D
Just me and the gwb asking, 
A                    F Em
“Gee, Nina, What’ll you be?”

Verse:
               A
Straighten the spine
               D
Smile for the neighbors
             A
Everything’s fine
             D
Everything’s cool
               A
The standard reply: 
                         E
“Lots of tests, lots of papers.”
Gbm              D
Smile, wave goodbye
            E
Pray to the sky, oh, God!
D            E       Gbm
What will my parents say?
    D       E         Gbm
Can I go in there and say,
   D              A           Am
“I know that I’m letting you down?”

Outro, 
Gbm    E
Nina... 
     A E Em D F E7 A
Just breathe.
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