SpinTunes 16 Round 2

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1.
8-bit Love 03:27
hey babe, I got a clever hack that’s guaranteed to pop your stack you know, I can help ya understand all my eight bits are set I’m not like any guy that you’ve ever met I’m the operator, be my operand one, two, four, eight sixteen, thirty-two sixty-four, one-twenty-eight eight bit love it's an eight bit love it's at maximum all bits are ones This eight bit love is commin' straight at you this eight bit love evaluates as true I got 111111111 la-la-la-la love love love hey babe, those other guys are jokes with all their fumbling PEEKs and POKEs you know, they don’t speak your native tongue not now, but maybe sometime later when love is stored in your accumulator you will come to know that I'm the only one REPEAT CHORUS 1 BRIDGE they tell me we’re unhealthy they tell me that I’m obsessed they’re gonna try to take you away from me when my mom & dad have you repossessed and under house arrest still got my 11111111 la-la-la-la-love eight bit love, it’s an eight bit love it’s at maximum it’s all ones this eight bit love, my dad can not abide when he yells at me to go outside I scream 11111111 la-a-la-la love love love
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Leonardo Bonacci wrote a book, Liber Abaci Back in Western Tuscany, in the 13th century He discussed geometry he saw a symmetry (That he applied to breeding bunnies) Start with none, then you add a one Add another one you get two It's a Fibonacci sequence Every number is the sum of the two before Zero and 1 is 1, 1 and 1 is 2, 2 and 1 is 3, 3 and 2 is 5, 5 and 3 is 8 That's how you calculate a Fibonacci sequence Now this discovery wasn't new you see It was noted in biology Expressed in trees in the number of leaves, and also ancestry You can see a Fibonacci sequence in gastronomy Just count the buds on a romanesco broccoli It's a Fibonacci sequence Foundation of the golden ratio here we go Zero and 1 is 1, 1 and 1 is 2, 2 and 1 is 3, 3 and 2 is 5, 5 and 3 is 8 That's how you calculate a Fibonacci sequence 1) Fibonacci can be found in the symphonies of Debussy and Erik Satie 2) Golden ratio is crucial to the work of Mondrian, Dali and Da Vinci 3) Apply it to astronomy, see a spiral galaxy 4) Just take a look around you, I guarantee that you will see A Fibonacci sequence Foundation of the golden ratio Zero and 1 is 1, 1 and 1 is 2, 2 and 1 is 3, 3 and 2 is 5, 5 and 3 is 8 That's how you calculate a Fibonacci sequence
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Don't Blink 02:49
You got 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 little fingers And 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 little toes Two eyes, two ears, but you only got one nose There’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, pennies in a nickel And five more in a dime Ain’t it nice when life is simple But that changes over time Now you turned 13, 14, 15, 16 I can’t tell you anything Well I can say it, but you won’t hear it I guess you think I’m just muttering You remember when life was simple Wish you knew it’s simple still CAn’t wait to see who you’re becoming Like I know I will So I Don’t Blink Cause every little bit counts I take it all in, And let it sink in In large and small amounts Now you’re 17,18,19, 20 Out in the world you go You don’t look back But I can’t stop watching Life ain’t simple, don’tcha know And I don’t blink Cause every little bit counts I take it all in and let it sink in In large and small amounts (but who’s counting) I see you once in a while And you’re twice the person I ever dreamed you’d be You said three little words and off you go To be happy for eternity But you know life ain’t always that simple Like your finding out And now you got one of yer own That you can teach to count And they’ve got 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 little fingers And 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 little toes Enjoy it while their life’s still simple Cause that changes as they grow And don’t blink Cause every little bit counts Take it all in and let it sink In large and small amounts And don’t blink
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i've got a list of reasons why i love you reason one is cause i'm always thinking of you reason two is i've got nothing else to do i'm lost and tired i'm feeling wired i cannot sleep because my heart's on fire reasons that i love you i'm counting one, two, three to a million baby the third item that i wrote upon my list is that feeling every time we kiss, yeah i feel so good that i just don't know what to do i want you to know at number four i got a couple hundred thousand reasons more reasons that i love you i'm counting one, two, three to a million baby
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Song of Many 02:29
How many singers has this song Just one, just one 'cause nobody sang along Badeladeleh dah da bah dah dadah Badela dah dah ba dada, bah da bada bah dah How many singers has this song Now it’s two, true blue friends just harmonizing Badeladeleh dah da da bah dadah... Three can make a chord or another chord That’s what three can do Badeladeleh dah da da bah dadah... How many listeners has this song Only you But nobody else can do it Badeladeleh dah da da bah dadah...
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With no advantage, roll thirteen to hit And three D-4s for damages or pray for a crit. A two and two ones means I did barely shit But that’s just how the game is played. With my modifier, I hit for five, I’ll be lucky if I make it out of this one alive It’s five gold for a healing kit so try to survive At least until the party gets paid. Entrusting your life in seven little dice in Varying amounts, But no matter how you roll, It’s having fun that counts. It’s hard to keep track of how much everything weighs, The conversion of electrum and How much a job pays How long a turn takes and the time of the day, Got me pulling out my hair Numbers never really were my thing But the DM’s been taking me under his wing, If he handles the numbers, I can do my thing And I trust that he is firm but fair. Entrusting your life in seven little dice in Varying amounts, But no matter how you roll, It’s having fun that counts. Let’s see; 1,2,3,4,5, plus- wait, no 5,10, 15, 20 feet, then I go 2 times 3 plus this one then, I dunno. 1,2,3, so, I need one more d4 to throw Entrusting your life in seven little dice in Varying amounts, But no matter how you roll, It’s having fun that counts.
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Limerence 04:17
Limerence Verse 1 Watching at my window All this time, all this time See you walk in slo-mo All this time, all this time I feel so chemical It’s tragicomical If you want me let me know All this time Chorus (a friend intervenes) Got to get it all together, man Modern people, they don’t understand This lovelorn creepy eccentricity Take a shower and go take the air Possibilities are everywhere Give up your odd romantic OCD Verse 2 (counting verse) One hour goes so quickly Two, it’s time for tea Three hours seems a waking dream Four hours, ecstasy It feels near-criminal Seduction subliminal You and I can justify All this time Chorus (a friend intervenes) (Chorus Counterpoint for the Protagonist) I die every hour I die at your feet I die every hour Lather rinse repeat Verse 3 (more counting) Five hours toes are tingling Six hours sun has set Seven hours fluids mingling Upon this alphabet I feel alchemical Don’t have the where with all To not be a neer do well All this time Chorus (a friend intervenes) (Chorus Counterpoint for the protagonist) I die every hour I die at your feet I die every hour Lather rinse repeat
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Get Lost! 02:27
one two thoughts that I think three four shots that I drink five six hours in my head seven eight dreams recollected nine ten subtexts inspected lost track of reasons to stay in bed the satellites have dropped us I think the cops have clocked us are we gonna let it stop us are we gonna, do you wanna get lost do you wanna get lost eleven then a dozen miles left in the dust then I follow maps on your skin I follow maps do you wanna get lost do you wanna get lost why does time and distance work the way it does never counting up and giving us the answer that we want we left the highway behind the rain has left us blind somehow I really don't mind Somehow I know you wanna get lost do you wanna get lost why does time and distance work the way it does never counting up and giving us the answer that we want
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The Wire 03:19
Lyrics: ONE more disillusion while killing time, and while time kills me TWO hands around the neck of life, choking slowly These are the days that leave me hanging on a wire The seconds tick away and it gets hard to breathe THREE strikes before I get sent back home, maybe forever FOUR o'clock has come and I'm running free, they cannot stop me These are the days that leave me hanging on a wire The seconds tick away and it gets hard to breathe FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT I need to get out before I suffocate NINE TEN ELEVEN TWELVE I'm left alone inside this hell THIRTEEN FOURTEEN FIFTEEN SIXTEEN A start and end with nothing in between SEVENTEEN EIGHTEEN NINETEEN TWENTY Am I paranoid or are they after me? These are the days that leave me hanging on a wire The seconds tick away and it gets hard to breathe
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The first time that they met was a Saturday night She was standing by the jukebox Looking for some change So he handed her a dollar, asked her for her name And they slow-danced in the darkness While the Temptations played Count the ways I love you One, two, three, four, five They never got much past that Other things on their minds One kiss became a thousand One night, a hundred more It all seemed like perfection Till he knelt down on the floor Opened up the box And opened up his mouth But he couldn't get the question out Before it all went south "No, baby, don't you leave me, Was all our love a lie?" "I never promised you forever But we had a few good times" Broken-hearted, begging "Please see me one last time Meet me at our bar tonight I just want to say goodbye" Bullets spray the jukebox One, two, three, four, five The record goes on turning Through the broken glass inside Yeah, count the ways I love you One, two, three, four, five If I can't have forever At least I'll hold you till we die
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Peak Misery 02:13
Peak Misery - caravan ray The pressure was building up The pressure was building up The pressure was building up, I could feel it The pressure was building up For the past 2 weeks I could feel it coming nearer like a freight train ominously rolling down the track 5-4-3-2-1 Lookout, here it comes My baby says she's done with me Leaving me in peak misery 5-4-3-2-1 Na na na na na Na na na na na Na na na na na na na na na Na na na na na Nailed it on the head Yeah I nailed it on the head Totally, I prophesied exactly what she said Apparently a chap like me who maps his life extensively on spreadsheets is not what the ladies really want in bed Misery Level 1 - that's a paper cut Misery Level 2 - is the flu Misery Level 3 will bring you existential gloom If her hand is on the door you are at Misery Level 4, and if she walks on through Mister, that's when you are at... Peak Misery Peak Misery Peak Misery Peak Misery Peak Misery Peak Misery Peak Misery Peak Misery Peak Misery
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Napalm 03:31
NAPALM I feel like I’m coming straight out of a fire Maybe I lost my mind But I’m running out of time Can you see me? Cause I’m right here Counting my fears like 1,2,3,4 I know it gets a little difficult to see when the smoke comes rising up, the smoke is rising up I feel like I’m coming straight out of a fire Maybe I lost my mind But I’m running out of time (X2) 1,2,3 come with me From the bottom of the church That I seem to be in Like a dream it feels so relieved But then I realize all the burning in the leaves like Fires burning as you can see High above on the tapestry My god a catastrophe The pyro in new is released I feel like I’m coming straight out of a fire Maybe I lost my mind But I’m running out of time (X2) I feel like I’m coming straight out of a fire Maybe I lost my mind But I’m running out of time (x2)
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Number Line 04:10
the overpass approaches so I start to fortify my mind before the fear of falling can disrupt my stride just seven stars burn hot enough to show up in the sky the rest in an electric blanket bundle up and hide the chain-link fence though anchored deep in masses of concrete seems less substantial than the wisps of softly glowing cloud and though my eyes report a solid path beneath my feet I feel my body falling toward traffic crushing and loud One, two, three, four... I’m not counting footsteps, but my footsteps keep the beat I’m not counting seconds left to get across this street I’m not counting cars as they roar past on the freeway the numbers just weigh down my head so it doesn’t fly away halfway across the bridge I find I’m frozen in one spot each car that rolls beneath me sends a tremor through my knees I start to count, one, two, three, four to block out panicked thought the permanence of numbers forms a lifeline I can seize One, two, three, four... I’m not counting footsteps, but my footsteps keep the beat I’m not counting seconds left to get across this street I’m not counting cars as they roar past me far below I just hold on to the numbers to pull free of vertigo I’m not counting footsteps, but my footsteps keep the beat I’m not counting seconds left to get across this street I’m not counting cars as they roar past on the freeway the numbers just weigh down my head so it doesn’t fly away
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Naughty children who just won’t stop misbehavin’ Paying all the prices for their naughty fun 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Mama McGinnis had her own little business In a house on the edge of town Men would swing by with a twinkle in their eye But they never seemed to stick around They came and they went Which helped her pay the rent But then they left her with something else Despite her profession she would never use protection Now she’s raising seven children by herself They had no school and no supervision And they had no rules and a wicked disposition Mama had to stay inside and work all day So she sent her seven children out to play Twelve year old Gail was a mischievous gal With a penchant for a match’s flame Her mama always warned her, But Gail would ignore her. Doing anything to disobey One day, she found a book of matches And she took ‘em to a neighbor’s barn filled with hay Alas, bad fortune for Gail The moment the flame hit the bale Confined to her fiery jail With the walls closing in And she never went home again They had no school and no supervision And they had no rules and a wicked disposition Mama had to stay inside and work all day So she sent her six children out to play Russ was only six, but was never short of tricks Found happiness in causing harm Trampling flowerbeds, poisoning the neighbors’ pets and triggering fire alarms One day, he saw a wounded fawn in the forest And he chased it just to take it down Alas, bad fortune for Russ A viper struck out from the brush The venom was more than enough to do the boy in And he never came home again They had no school and no supervision And they had no rules and a wicked disposition Mama had to stay inside and work all day So she sent her five children out to play Then were the twins, Hank and Henrietta Who would scoff at all authority Whatever were the rules, they would find a way to break ‘em Didn’t matter what the penalty Then one day, Mama said to stay away From the deep and dark and endless woods Alas, bad luck for the twins Rebelliously venturing in To the tree-laden labyrinth On a course with no end And they never came home again They had no school and no supervision And they had no rules and a wicked disposition Mama had to stay inside and work all day So she sent her three children out to play Peter was seven and Dolores was eleven And Nate was just shy of nine Nothing was as mean as when they worked as a team Terrorizing everything in sight Nate would distract em and Dolores would attack em And Peter would pick em clean Alas, bad luck for the three They barked up the wrong tree The daughter of Don Luigi gave her father their names And they never came home again 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Naughty children who just couldn’t stop misbehavin’ Paying all the prices for their naughty fun 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
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10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2..... dreaming of a better time my imagination wanders to the skies what awaits us in the stars is it utopia in space? [[or just another chance to be indentured]] beyond the fantasy nature of man, revealed to this fate ive been resigned export our greed across the corners of the galaxy we'll find no long awaited brand new start their chokehold wont just dissapear [[they'll send the skint to be their coal canaries]] even in fantasy cynics anxiety (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2.....) as we hurtle forward as the rockets climb (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2.....) progress marches on only widens the divide can we exist as equals im losing faith in humankind can we exist as equals or will the old ways never die theyll never die theyll never die
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Discretion 02:51
Count the hours Master waiting All my powers Captivating I know you just can't break me down One two three four Rounding back the contour Nine eight ten six Feeling my helix One two three four Rounding back the contour Nine eight ten six Feeling my helix I don't fake it If you wonder It's my secret By the number I know you just can't break me down One two three four Rounding back the contour Nine eight ten six Feeling my helix One two three four Rounding back the contour Nine eight ten six Feeling my helix Generators Circulating All you gators Calculating I know you just can't break me down
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Breathe 05:41
Wake up breathless in the night Heart is racing, chest is tight Air slips through in wracking sobs Eyes obscured with pounding throbs God, if you’re there listening Please lead my mind to dream I can’t breathe I can’t breathe No one can release this feeling I can’t breathe Sleep won’t come to save me here Nor quell this wild primal fear When eyes are closed, the demons creep And steal away my chance to sleep Can anyone hear me call? Is anyone listening at all? I can’t breathe I can’t breathe No one can release this feeling I can’t breathe I want to call for help but there’s No one to answer my despair So I remember melodies My mother once had sung to me The numbers call her voice to me She whispers softly sage advice: “To calm your fear, breathe mindfully To calm your mind, sing something nice” Breath (1 2 3 4 5) Hold (1 2 3) Release (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8)
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Count Me Out 02:11
you can always apologize take me out roll the dice but your non-stop wining ruins all the dining count me out I’m bored ain’t gonna talk no more count me out I’m bored ain’t gonna say no more count me out you stand me up like I'm not here at all like I just exist at your beck and call count me out I’m sure ain't gonna wait no more count me out I’m sure this ain’t gonna work no more count me out 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 you can count me out count me out you can count me out count me out
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"When The Band Counts Down" I think you can understand Waiting for your favorite band To break into your favorite song You wish it wouldn’t take so long When the band counts down You can’t wait for that sound Your great anticipation Melts away your aggravation When the band counts down When you go out to see them play You wish that they could stay all day Means so much more than you can say To hear that count when you hit play When the band counts down You can’t wait for that sound Your great anticipation Melts away your aggravation When the band counts down (bridge) Four brief numbers Put you back in touch Four brief numbers Say so very much When the band counts down You can’t wait for that sound Your great anticipation Melts away your aggravation When the band counts down
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The Terrible Trivium asks a terribly trivial task. 
 Milo, move the sand from here to here (with tweezers) So Milo moved a grain of sand and Milo moved a second (or a minute or an hour) and Milo moved a third and fourth and days and weeks unreckoned. (If only he had such a power) And after quite a while he’d barely made a pile. You can count to stupendous amounts and you can count them back down to one, But you’ll have found in the end if it counts Or if your progress amounts to none. It might be easy, and it might be fun But you can count on getting nothing done. The Terrible Trivium asks two terribly trivial tasks. Milo, move the sand from here to here (with tweezers) Tock, transfer the water well to well (with an eyedropper) So Tock picked up a drop of water and moved from well to well (or well too badly) and Tock ticked through the seconds and third for how long, he could not tell. (he did it gladly) and while much time went by, the well was still quite dry. You can count to stupendous amounts, and you can count them back down to one But you’ll have found in the end if it counts Or if your progress amounts to none. It might be easy, and it might be fun, but you can count on getting nothing done. The Terrible Trivium asks three terribly trivial tasks. Milo, move the sand from here to here (with tweezers) Tock, transfer the water well to well (with an eyedropper) Humbug, dig a hole right through the cliff (with a needle) The Humbug made a scratch in the cliff And whistled absentminded (his mind’s not there) and Humbug made a third and a fourth and a fifth He really didn’t mind it (he did not care) His whole mind went quite numb, His hole could fit a thumb… You can count to stupendous amounts, and you can count them back down to one But you’ll have found in the end if it counts Or if your progress amounts to none. It might be easy, and it might be fun, but you can count on getting nothing done. You can count to stupendous amounts, and you can count them back down to one But you’ll have found in the end if it counts Or if your progress amounts to none. It might be easy, and it might be fun, but you can count on getting nothing done. It might be easy, and it might be fun, but you can count on getting nothing done.
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Same old dance 1,2,3 1,2,3 Hear the tune join the dance Everyone come take my hand for a whirl 123 456 Drumming heels finger clicks Hearts beating fast In each boy and each girl I’ll dance with the maidens I’ll dance with the men 7 8 9, and I’m bowing to ten Spin and come closer, till breath flies away My dance is so catching That you’ll have to stay One hundred, two thousand, three million, four- Each time we dance I will carry off more Ashes to ashes that blow cross the ground Till dancing is over and we all fall down. I’ll dance with the maidens I’ll dance with the men Billions have danced and I’m starting again Spin and come closer, till breath flies away My dance is so catching Like plague across Europe My dance is so catching Just like influenza My dance is so catching Did you say “Corona”? That you’ll have to stay And you're, you're, you're...gonna stay.
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Please Come Home Faye 02-14-20 Two hours since you’ve been gone I’m all frantic something’s wrong Where’d you go girl, what should I do Let me know where to find you Six hours since you’ve been gone And we still cannot find you Everybody searching, calling your name Without you I’m so insane A whole day since you’ve been gone So many searching, no unturned stone People bringing flowers from all around Praying to God you will be found Two days since you’ve been gone My heart is aching, I just want you home Not knowing where you are causes so much pain I fear I will never see you again I count the minutes, I count the hours, I count the days you were taken away from me I wake up every morning hoping it was all a bad dream, in agony, can hardly breath My heart was ripped out when you were taken away. Please come home Faye Please come home and play credits I count the minutes, I count the hours, I count the days you were taken away from me I wake up every morning hoping it was all a bad dream, in agony, can hardly breath My heart was ripped out when you were taken away. Please come home Faye Please come home and play
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O Pi, sweet pie I've been counting the days 'Til we would eat one another O Pi, sweet pie I like you as you are And your 13-inch diameter O Pi, sweet pie 5 minutes left on the timer I can't wait to devore you! O Pi, sweet pie 18 hundred calories That makes me feel no worries One man too free (1-1-2-3) Forgets the sequence I'm not ready Mister Fibonacci Free one for one (3.141) You found my weakness Let me go somewhere new If I can't calculate on you O Leonardo, You seem obsessed with my nature But your mind I won't nurture O Leonardo, I am a simple rounded pie Not infinite like you cry O Leonardo, You know how to start things But do you finish what begins? O Leonardo, You've done maths more than once So I know you won't renounce One man too free (1-1-2-3) Forgets the sequence I'm not ready Mister Fibonacci Free one for one (3.141) You found my weakness Let me go somewhere new If I can't calculate on you
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The first thing she said to me Whenever we first met What the fuck are you looking at And do you have a cigarette? I don't mind telling you She caught me off guard She pulled out a stogie Yeah, she lit up a cigar That should have been the second sign That she's too much for me And as you listen to this tale I'm sure you will agree I don't mind telling you She keeps catching me off guard Talking 'bout a knife fight Yeah, she showed me her scars She told me she liked me Said that she'd be mine Gave me to the count of ten To make up my mind I guess it is easy to see She's the gal for me Some folks say three strikes you're out I suppose that is true But I'm not gonna press my luck 'Cause she might not approve I don't mind telling you She still catches me off guard Every night when she comes home From drinking whiskey at the bar She told me she liked me Said that she'd be mine Gave me to the count of ten To make up my mind I guess it is easy to see She's the gal for me I guess it's easy to see She's the gal for me
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Chuck and Juanita, two old lovers With a love that’s forever young In their hearts they share a song, And each sings in the other’s tongue One day Chuck says to Juanita, “Mi cariño, ¿cómo me quieres? Dime pues.” She says, “Oh you silly man of mine. How do I love you? Let me count the ways: “You know where we’ve been Those were the days Sharing microwave dinners on our TV trays And I like what romance can be, You save me when I sink, O love,” she says: “Siete ocho nueve diez.” Chuck and Juanita, two old lovers With a love that’s forever young In their hearts they share a song, And each sings in the other’s tongue And one day Juanita asks, “How do you love me? My love, tell it all.” Chuck smiles at his beloved “¿Cómo te quiero?” he says, “te lo cuento ya: “Juanita, mi amor, tú eres mi gran placer Es ridículo que tanto me puedes fortalecer. Por favor dime si estamos más enamorados mañana que ayer. Seven eight nine ten,” he swears. “You and I, ai ai ai Tú y yo, whoa whoa whoa One two three, quedémonos aquí Cuatro cinco seis, this is the place” Chuck and Juanita, two old lovers With a love that’s forever young In their hearts they share a song, And each sings in the other’s tongue Chuck and Juanita
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When you don't remember how love feels start to wonder if it was ever real when your phone and your computer are running out of room And the only thing you're humming is the saddest little tune Don't you know that it's time to add up the good stuff 1 how your sheets feel on your skin 2 got a card from your best friend 3 went outside without a coat 4 saw a meme with a baby goat When you're running late and miss the bus when you start to doubt who you can trust When you're not sure how to pay the rent and it's due When you gotta choose between buying eggs and replacing your old shoes Don't you know that it's time to add up the good stuff 5 find a twenty in your pants 6 do a silly happy dance 7 coworker brings in a cake 8 take a walk down by the lake If most of it is first world problems Gratitude can help you solve them All you gotta do is add up the good stuff 9 favorite song on the radio 10 front row tickets to the show come on come on come on come on come on come on come on come on come on come on come on come on

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released February 17, 2020

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