Verse:
          D
This is my street
                Em
I smile at the faces
                   A
I’ve known all my life
                     C
They regard me with pride
                D
And everyone’s sweet
                          G
They say, “you’re going places!”
   Bm        D 
So how can I say that while I was 
A                     Bm
away I had so much to hide?
                A
“Hey guys, it’s me!
     Gb7      
The biggest disappointment you 
Bm
know.”
     G            D
The kid couldn’t hack it
      Dm         C      
She’s back and she’s walking real 
 Bm
slow.
         A7
Welcome home
     D
Just breathe

Chorus:
D     A      Am
Sigue andando el camino
    G      Bb 
Por toda su vida.
   A
Respira.
D A Am G Bb A
Breathe

Verse:
       A     D
As the radio plays
                Em7
Old forgotten boleros
              D
I think of the days
                   C
When this city was mine
                D
I remember the praise
                   A      
“Ay, te adoro, te quiero,”
   Bm7           G
The neighborhood waved
                A
Said, “Nina, be brave” and
                Bm
“You're gonna be fine!”
               A      
And maybe it’s me,
       Gb7                       Bm
But it all seems like lifetimes ago
     G       D             Dm
So what do I say to these faces
     C         Bm      
That I used to know
     A
“Hey I’m home.”

Bridge: 
Bm    A
Mira, Nina, 
D                  G
No me preocupo por ella.
                          Bm
They’re not worried about me
       A                   D
Mira, allí esta nuestra estrella.
             Gb7 
They are all counting on me to 
  Bm 
succeed.
               A
Ella si da la talla,
         D               Bm
I am the one who made it out!
G      
The one who always made the grade
Bb
But maybe I should have just

Stayed home...
     Bm                      A
When I was a child, I stayed wide 
                      G
Awake, climbed to the highest place
         Gb7
On every fire escape, restless
    Bm
To climb 
            G
I got every scholarship, saved
      D
Every dollar, the first to go to 
Gb7                          Bm
College, how do I tell them why
                 G
I’m coming back home?
         D            Gb7
With my eyes on the horizon
     Bm         A G
Just me and the gwb asking, 
D                    Bb Am
“Gee, Nina, What’ll you be?”

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

Outro, 
Bm    A
Nina... 
     D A Am G Bb A7 D
Just breathe.
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