Artist Lin-Manuel Miranda
Album In the Heights
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Verse:
          F
This is my street
                Gm
I smile at the faces
                   C
I’ve known all my life
                     Eb
They regard me with pride
                F
And everyone’s sweet
                          Bb
They say, “you’re going places!”
   Dm        F 
So how can I say that while I was 
C                     Dm
away I had so much to hide?
                C
“Hey guys, it’s me!
     A7      
The biggest disappointment you 
Dm
know.”
     Bb            F
The kid couldn’t hack it
      Fm         Eb      
She’s back and she’s walking real 
 Dm
slow.
         C7
Welcome home
     F
Just breathe

Chorus:
F     C      Cm
Sigue andando el camino
    Bb      Db 
Por toda su vida.
   C
Respira.
F C Cm Bb Db C
Breathe

Verse:
       C     F
As the radio plays
                Gm7
Old forgotten boleros
              F
I think of the days
                   Eb
When this city was mine
                F
I remember the praise
                   C      
“Ay, te adoro, te quiero,”
   Dm7           Bb
The neighborhood waved
                C
Said, “Nina, be brave” and
                Dm
“You're gonna be fine!”
               C      
And maybe it’s me,
       A7                       Dm
But it all seems like lifetimes ago
     Bb       F             Fm
So what do I say to these faces
     Eb         Dm      
That I used to know
     C
“Hey I’m home.”

Bridge: 
Dm    C
Mira, Nina, 
F                  Bb
No me preocupo por ella.
                          Dm
They’re not worried about me
       C                   F
Mira, allí esta nuestra estrella.
             A7 
They are all counting on me to 
  Dm 
succeed.
               C
Ella si da la talla,
         F               Dm
I am the one who made it out!
Bb      
The one who always made the grade
Db
But maybe I should have just

Stayed home...
     Dm                      C
When I was a child, I stayed wide 
                      Bb
Awake, climbed to the highest place
         A7
On every fire escape, restless
    Dm
To climb 
            Bb
I got every scholarship, saved
      F
Every dollar, the first to go to 
A7                          Dm
College, how do I tell them why
                 Bb
I’m coming back home?
         F            A7
With my eyes on the horizon
     Dm         C Bb
Just me and the gwb asking, 
F                    Db Cm
“Gee, Nina, What’ll you be?”

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

Outro, 
Dm    C
Nina... 
     F C Cm Bb Db C7 F
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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