Verse:
          Gb
This is my street
                Abm
I smile at the faces
                   Db
I’ve known all my life
                     E
They regard me with pride
                Gb
And everyone’s sweet
                          B
They say, “you’re going places!”
   Ebm        Gb 
So how can I say that while I was 
Db                     Ebm
away I had so much to hide?
                Db
“Hey guys, it’s me!
     Bb7      
The biggest disappointment you 
Ebm
know.”
     B            Gb
The kid couldn’t hack it
      Gbm         E      
She’s back and she’s walking real 
 Ebm
slow.
         Db7
Welcome home
     Gb
Just breathe

Chorus:
Gb     Db      Dbm
Sigue andando el camino
    B      D 
Por toda su vida.
   Db
Respira.
Gb Db Dbm B D Db
Breathe

Verse:
       Db     Gb
As the radio plays
                Abm7
Old forgotten boleros
              Gb
I think of the days
                   E
When this city was mine
                Gb
I remember the praise
                   Db      
“Ay, te adoro, te quiero,”
   Ebm7           B
The neighborhood waved
                Db
Said, “Nina, be brave” and
                Ebm
“You're gonna be fine!”
               Db      
And maybe it’s me,
       Bb7                       Ebm
But it all seems like lifetimes ago
     B       Gb             Gbm
So what do I say to these faces
     E         Ebm      
That I used to know
     Db
“Hey I’m home.”

Bridge: 
Ebm    Db
Mira, Nina, 
Gb                  B
No me preocupo por ella.
                          Ebm
They’re not worried about me
       Db                   Gb
Mira, allí esta nuestra estrella.
             Bb7 
They are all counting on me to 
  Ebm 
succeed.
               Db
Ella si da la talla,
         Gb               Ebm
I am the one who made it out!
B      
The one who always made the grade
D
But maybe I should have just

Stayed home...
     Ebm                      Db
When I was a child, I stayed wide 
                      B
Awake, climbed to the highest place
         Bb7
On every fire escape, restless
    Ebm
To climb 
            B
I got every scholarship, saved
      Gb
Every dollar, the first to go to 
Bb7                          Ebm
College, how do I tell them why
                 B
I’m coming back home?
         Gb            Bb7
With my eyes on the horizon
     Ebm         Db B
Just me and the gwb asking, 
Gb                    D Dbm
“Gee, Nina, What’ll you be?”

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

Outro, 
Ebm    Db
Nina... 
     Gb Db Dbm B D Db7 Gb
Just breathe.
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