Verse:
          C
This is my street
                Dm
I smile at the faces
                   G
I’ve known all my life
                     Bb
They regard me with pride
                C
And everyone’s sweet
                          F
They say, “you’re going places!”
   Am        C 
So how can I say that while I was 
G                     Am
away I had so much to hide?
                G
“Hey guys, it’s me!
     E7      
The biggest disappointment you 
Am
know.”
     F            C
The kid couldn’t hack it
      Cm         Bb      
She’s back and she’s walking real 
 Am
slow.
         G7
Welcome home
     C
Just breathe

Chorus:
C     G      Gm
Sigue andando el camino
    F      Ab 
Por toda su vida.
   G
Respira.
C G Gm F Ab G
Breathe

Verse:
       G     C
As the radio plays
                Dm7
Old forgotten boleros
              C
I think of the days
                   Bb
When this city was mine
                C
I remember the praise
                   G      
“Ay, te adoro, te quiero,”
   Am7           F
The neighborhood waved
                G
Said, “Nina, be brave” and
                Am
“You're gonna be fine!”
               G      
And maybe it’s me,
       E7                       Am
But it all seems like lifetimes ago
     F       C             Cm
So what do I say to these faces
     Bb         Am      
That I used to know
     G
“Hey I’m home.”

Bridge: 
Am    G
Mira, Nina, 
C                  F
No me preocupo por ella.
                          Am
They’re not worried about me
       G                   C
Mira, allí esta nuestra estrella.
             E7 
They are all counting on me to 
  Am 
succeed.
               G
Ella si da la talla,
         C               Am
I am the one who made it out!
F      
The one who always made the grade
Ab
But maybe I should have just

Stayed home...
     Am                      G
When I was a child, I stayed wide 
                      F
Awake, climbed to the highest place
         E7
On every fire escape, restless
    Am
To climb 
            F
I got every scholarship, saved
      C
Every dollar, the first to go to 
E7                          Am
College, how do I tell them why
                 F
I’m coming back home?
         C            E7
With my eyes on the horizon
     Am         G F
Just me and the gwb asking, 
C                    Ab Gm
“Gee, Nina, What’ll you be?”

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

Outro, 
Am    G
Nina... 
     C G Gm F Ab G7 C
Just breathe.
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