Artist Lin-Manuel Miranda
Album In the Heights
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Verse:
          Db
This is my street
                Ebm
I smile at the faces
                   Ab
I’ve known all my life
                     B
They regard me with pride
                Db
And everyone’s sweet
                          Gb
They say, “you’re going places!”
   Bbm        Db 
So how can I say that while I was 
Ab                     Bbm
away I had so much to hide?
                Ab
“Hey guys, it’s me!
     F7      
The biggest disappointment you 
Bbm
know.”
     Gb            Db
The kid couldn’t hack it
      Dbm         B      
She’s back and she’s walking real 
 Bbm
slow.
         Ab7
Welcome home
     Db
Just breathe

Chorus:
Db     Ab      Abm
Sigue andando el camino
    Gb      A 
Por toda su vida.
   Ab
Respira.
Db Ab Abm Gb A Ab
Breathe

Verse:
       Ab     Db
As the radio plays
                Ebm7
Old forgotten boleros
              Db
I think of the days
                   B
When this city was mine
                Db
I remember the praise
                   Ab      
“Ay, te adoro, te quiero,”
   Bbm7           Gb
The neighborhood waved
                Ab
Said, “Nina, be brave” and
                Bbm
“You're gonna be fine!”
               Ab      
And maybe it’s me,
       F7                       Bbm
But it all seems like lifetimes ago
     Gb       Db             Dbm
So what do I say to these faces
     B         Bbm      
That I used to know
     Ab
“Hey I’m home.”

Bridge: 
Bbm    Ab
Mira, Nina, 
Db                  Gb
No me preocupo por ella.
                          Bbm
They’re not worried about me
       Ab                   Db
Mira, allí esta nuestra estrella.
             F7 
They are all counting on me to 
  Bbm 
succeed.
               Ab
Ella si da la talla,
         Db               Bbm
I am the one who made it out!
Gb      
The one who always made the grade
A
But maybe I should have just

Stayed home...
     Bbm                      Ab
When I was a child, I stayed wide 
                      Gb
Awake, climbed to the highest place
         F7
On every fire escape, restless
    Bbm
To climb 
            Gb
I got every scholarship, saved
      Db
Every dollar, the first to go to 
F7                          Bbm
College, how do I tell them why
                 Gb
I’m coming back home?
         Db            F7
With my eyes on the horizon
     Bbm         Ab Gb
Just me and the gwb asking, 
Db                    A Abm
“Gee, Nina, What’ll you be?”

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

Outro, 
Bbm    Ab
Nina... 
     Db Ab Abm Gb A Ab7 Db
Just breathe.
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Lena

i tried to play and sing this but the chords are wrong:/ sounded really weird with the melody

rebekah

it’s just in a different key! if you use a capo or transpose you should be able to get it right

i love this

wow this is AMAZING

blu willo

The original chords sound better if you put a capo on 3

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