When Future Me Meets Present Me

Dear Me,

I know it’s tough because you’ve given all you’ve had and they’ve decided that it isn’t enough. You’ve taken all that you can and in this moment, you feel like breaking. Stay strong as there is lesson in the heartache and power found within the pain. You are who you are and you deserve the type of love you’ve been brave enough to give.

Love,

You.

Live To Tell – Madonna

“Live To Tell”

I have a tale to tell
Sometimes it gets so hard to hide it well
I was not ready for the fall
Too blind to see the writing on the wall

[Chorus:]

A man can tell a thousand lies
I’ve learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, ’till then
It will burn inside of me

I know where beauty lives
I’ve seen it once, I know the warm she gives
The light that you could never see
It shines inside, you can’t take that from me

[chorus]

[2nd Chorus:]

The truth is never far behind
You kept it hidden well
If I live to tell
The secret I knew then
Will I ever have the chance again

If I ran away, I’d never have the strength
To go very far
How would they hear the beating of my heart
Will it grow cold
The secret that I hide, will I grow old
How will they hear
When will they learn
How will they know

[chorus]
[2nd chorus]

Sign Language – Kinetics and One Love with Wynter Gordon

[Hook: Wynter Gordon]
I wanna show you that I care
But I don’t have the nerve
I wanna say I love you
But I can’t find the words
I wish that you could know how I
Really felt all of this time
But no matter what I do
You can’t see the signs

[Verse 1: Kinetics]
He was an average teen, he partied often and he sagged his jeans
Sat in the very back of the class so he could nap and dream
And fantasize about the girl he was obsessed with
The one who stole his heart and always kept it
Cause ever since the seventh grade
She was always standin’ in his center stage
But every time he tried to talk to her, she would just step away
And though she never spoke to him, it didn’t matter
Cause Billy never liked the chit-chatter
So what if a little passive? To him she was attractive
He could sense a massive personality perfectly by the way she acted
Plus she wrote poems for the paper every month
It was the lines on the page that had him fallin’ in love
But he never told his friends, they would say that he was crazy
So no one ever found out that Billy liked Amy
He just gracefully endured, being blatantly ignored
But sooner or later, Billy wouldn’t take it anymore

[Hook]
I wanna show you that I care
But I don’t have the nerve
I wanna say I love you
But I can’t find the words
I wish that you could know how I
Really felt all of this time
But no matter what I do
You can’t see the signs

[Verse 2: Kinetics]
He was an average teen, he partied often and he sagged his jeans
Sat in the very back of the class so he could nap and dream
And fantasize about the girl he was obsessed with
The one who stole his heart and always kept it
So he’s takin’ his chances, day after day of wasted advances
He was always lonely without a date for the dances
‘Till he decided that he would try to do something bold
He would make his feelings known by reciting her a poem
Like the poems she was publishing every month in the paper
He grabbed a pen and pad and then he labored
Sat and he crafted it, and then he practiced it, had to have it immaculate
But half of it just ended up scribbled and trash basketed
‘Till he finally mastered it, and recited it perfectly
Yo this was a life or death emergency
But you can’t be nervous, B, you could risk it all
So you need to stand tall, and approach her in the hall (deep breath)
“Yo what up tuts? I’m at the entrance of your palace
And I think that I been starin’ at aurora borealis
You shine so bright that you could light up the sky
And Columbus with a compass would get lost in your eyes”
But her reaction was absurd
All she did was stare back without sayin’ a single word
And gave him a weird look
She tried sayin’ something with her hands but she couldn’t
Cause she was carryin’ books
But that was all that it took, Billy was too crushed
Had to run away so nobody would see the tears rush
And for the rest of the week, he locked himself in his apartment
Cause he didn’t have the strength to face the world so broken-hearted
After seven days of darkness, got a letter in the mail
But before he even looked at it, he let that ship sail
He was too concerned with all the sadness in his life
So instead of a letter opener he grabbed a kitchen knife

[Hook]
I wanna show you that I care
But I don’t have the nerve
I wanna say I love you
But I can’t find the words
I wish that you could know how I
Really felt all of this time
But no matter what I do
You can’t see the signs

[Verse 3: Kinetics]
She was far from your average teen
The quiet type who never had a scene
Studied often and wrote poems for the school magazine
She had a little secret and she always kept it
There was a boy that she was obsessed with
So when she wrote a poem for the school paper every month
Every line on the page was dedicated to her crush
But she never told her friends, they would say that it was silly
So no one ever found out that Amy liked Billy
‘Till the day that Billy stopped her by her locker during school
But she couldn’t understand him and responded like a fool
And gave him a weird look
She tried doin’ sign language, but she couldn’t cause she was
Carryin’ all her books
See, even though Amy was equally obsessed
She was too embarrassed to tell him that she was born deaf
Avoided him at school, but to make her love known
She would leave him little signs through the lines of her poems
So she sent one to his home, after seven days passed
Cause it seemed like Billy wasn’t showin’ up to class
So she’s going home confused, trapped in the worst mood
Flippin’ on the TV to a tragic story on the news
It was a picture of your average teen, all it said was this:
“LOCAL TEEN SUICIDAL WITH A KNIFE TO HIS WRIST”
At the scene where he died was a letter never read
From a girl named Amy and it said

[Hook]
I wanna show you that I care
But I don’t have the nerve
I wanna say I love you
But I can’t find the words
I wish that you could know how I
Really felt all of this time
But no matter what I do
You can’t see the signs

[Outro: Kinetics]
So if you have something to say to somebody, then do it now

You Cannot Be Replaced

The Trevor Project

Would’ve Been The One – Solange

Enlightening charmer, sent from where
A Casanova, lovely glare
And I was chosen, I was there
The wells get deeper, more unfolds
And at the bottom, there she goes
But wells are endless, I’ve found more

Flowers candy flirty late nights
On the speed dial, that was you too
Dinner movie sweet heart kisses
He don’t dance, but tangles with two
I thought you plus me divided me from him
But I discovered, many more and again again

And you don’t know, you fill many spaces
And she don’t know, she’s one of many lies
And he don’t know, how he stole many places
And we all know, we can’t fix him if we tried
I would’ve been the one

I held the title, wore the crown
I was the trophy, while you ducked down
And she was cool with just fooling around
(Yes she was, yes she was, yes she was)
Now number four was there to ride
And five was crazy, his wild child
And when we’re rocky he calls number nine

Flowers candy flirty late nights
On the speed dial, that was you too
Dinner movie sweet heart kisses
He don’t dance, but tangles with two
I thought you plus me divided me from him
But I discovered, many more and more and again

And you don’t know, you fill many spaces
And she don’t know, she’s one of many lies
And he don’t know, how he steals many places
And we all know, we can’t fix him if we tried
I would’ve been the one

I was the one, yes I was the one
And yes that was my name
Inked up on his arm
And if he loved me that much
and still did me wrong

You feeling sorry, but you are holding on

I was the one, yes I was the one
Key word is was, yes I was the one
I figured out he was empty on my own

He had to find the answer
in something or someone

And you don’t know, you fill many spaces
And she don’t know, she’s one of many lies
And he don’t know, he stole many places
And we all know, we can’t fix him if we tried
I would’ve been the one

Do do do doo do do
I would’ve been the one

After Hours – Adam Lambert

Gotta get out
Gotta get outside
I gotta get outside of my mind
Before I rip it out

I’m on a drive
I’m on a nightdrive
I gotta take a little trip, get twisted
And ride it out

Always after hours
I’m running red lights
Always after hours
Late night, power

I feel it at the wheel
Always after hours
I’m running red lights
Always after hours
Late night, power

I feel it at the wheel
I’m on drive
I’m on a nightdrive
I gotta get take a little trip, get twisted
And ride it out

Always after hours
I’m running red lights
Always after hours
Late night, power

I feel it at the wheel
Always after hours
I’m running red lights
Always after hours
Late night, power

I feel it at the wheel

Chantaje – Shakira

[Maluma:]
Cuando estás bien te alejas de mí
Te sientes sola y siempre estoy ahí
Es una guerra de toma y dame
Pues dame de eso que tiene’ ahí

Oye baby, no sea’ mala
No me deje’ con las ganas
Se escucha en la calle
Que ya no me quieres
Ven y dímelo en la cara

[Shakira:]
Pregúntale a quien tú quieras
Vida, te juro que eso no es así
Yo nunca tuve una mala intención
Yo nunca quise burlarme de ti
Conmigo ves, nunca se sabe
Un día digo que no, y otro que sí

[Shakira & Maluma:]
Yo soy masoquista
Con mi cuerpo un egoísta
Tú eres puro, puro chantaje
Puro, puro chantaje
Siempre es a tu manera
Yo te quiero aunque no quiera
Tú eres puro, puro chantaje
Puro, puro chantaje
Vas libre como el aire
No soy de ti ni de nadie

[Maluma:]
Como tú me tientas, cuando tú te mueves
Esos movimientos sexys, siempre me entretienen
Sabe’ manipularme bien con tus caderas
No sé porque me tienes en lista de espera

[Shakira:]
Te dicen por ahí que voy haciendo y deshaciendo
Que salgo cada noche, que te tengo ahí sufriendo
Que en esta relación, soy yo la que manda
No pares bola’ a toda esa mala propaganda

Pa, pa’ que te digo na’, te comen el oído
No vaya’ a enderezar lo que nació torcido

[Maluma:]
Y como un loco sigo tras de ti, muriendo por ti
Dime que hay pa’ mi bebe

[Shakira:]
Qué!

Pregúntale a quien tú quieras
Vida, te juro que no es así
Yo nunca tuve una mala intención
Y nunca quise burlarme de ti
Conmigo ves, nunca se sabe
Un día digo que no, y otro que sí

[Shakira & Maluma:]
Yo soy masoquista
Con mi cuerpo un egoísta
Tú eres puro, puro chantaje
Puro, puro chantaje
Siempre es a tu manera
Yo te quiero aunque no quiera
Tú eres puro, puro chantaje
Puro, puro chantaje
Vas libre cómo el aire
No soy de ti ni de nadie, eh-eh-eh
Nadie eh-eh-eh, nadie eh-eh-eh, nadie

Con mi cuerpo un egoísta

Tú eres puro, puro chantaje
Puro, puro chantaje
Siempre es a tu manera
Yo te quiero aunque no quieras
Tú eres puro, puro chantaje
Puro, puro chantaje
Vas libre cómo el aire
No soy de ti ni de nadie, eh-eh-eh
Nadie eh-eh-eh, nadie eh-eh-eh, nadie eh-eh-eh

[Maluma:]
Alright alright baby
Shakira, Maluma
[Shakira:]
Pretty boy
[Maluma:]
You’re my baby loba
Colombia, You feel me?
[Shakira:]
Pretty boy

Try Everything – Shakira

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

I messed up tonight, I lost another fight
I still mess up but I’ll just start again
I keep falling down, I keep on hitting the ground
I always get up now to see what’s next

Birds don’t just fly, they fall down and get up
Nobody learns without getting it wrong

I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
‘Til I reach the end and then I’ll start again
No, I won’t leave, I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail
I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
‘Til I reach the end and then I’ll start again
No, I won’t leave, I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Try everything
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Try everything
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Try everything
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Look how far you’ve come, you filled your heart with love
Baby, you’ve done enough, take a deep breath
Don’t beat yourself up, don’t need to run so fast
Sometimes we come last, but we did our best

I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
‘Til I reach the end and then I’ll start again
No, I won’t leave, I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail
I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
‘Til I reach the end and then I’ll start again
No, I won’t leave, I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail

I’ll keep on making those new mistakes
I’ll keep on making them every day
Those new mistakes

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Try everything
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Try everything
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Try everything
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Try everything