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MP3 Jim Akin - Nine Days Under

With heartfelt lyrics and a symphony of pure emotion this album rises above the boundaries of mainstream music. From the opening chords of "Little Things" to the final chorus of "Thank You," Nine Days Under will forever draw you into it''s mix.

16 MP3 Songs in this album (50:18) !
Related styles: ROCK: Grunge, ROCK: Funk Rock

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STORY BEHIND THE ALBUM NINE DAYS UNDER

Hello everyone! I just thought I would give a little insight to everyone about myself and why my album is called Nine Days Under. I have been playing and writing music my whole life, starting at a very young age. After playing in a few amateur bands over the years I realized that this was not where I wanted to be at this point in my life. So, I slowly got away from the music scene and concentrated on my career as a carpenter. I still played and listened to music, but did it more for self entertainment. My career as a carpenter really took off, but that all came to sudden stop one day. A little over 4 years ago I was in a horrible work related accident. I had fallen through the floor of a house, many feet down, on my head. When the ambulance left the scene that day I was not suppose to make it to the hospital which was only 5 minutes away. I was suffering from major brain and head trauma. I was bleeding on both sides of my brain and my brain was swelling. The doctors decided to place me in a medically induced coma. I was then sedated with numerous amounts of drugs to keep me in that coma which controlled the swelling in my brain. Without being induced I would have died. I was in this coma for "nine days". During the time I was sedated I saw and experienced things I will never forget. The day I woke up I was unable to walk on my own or take care of myself. I had to rely on friends and family to help me get back to "normal". Since my accident I have rediscovered my love for music and have decided to record my experiences. It has taken me four years to achieve this goal; of writing and playing music for my own album, and completing it. It has been a long journey, but I have learned from it and respected life for what it is. I am proud to have an album that tells the story of this time in my life. I will never forget it. My message to you is to live life at its fullest and never be afraid to try and achieve your dreams.
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MY MUSICAL INFLUENCES

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, NICKEL BACK, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, ALICE IN CHAINS, LINKIN PARK, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, DISTURBED, METALLICA, PANTEREA, SOUND GARDEN, early PEARL JAM, CHEVELLE, ROB ZOMBIE, NINE INCH NAILS, DAVE MATHEWS BAND, COLLECTIVE SOUL, COLDPLAY, COUNTING CROWS, INCUBUS, JANES ADDICTION, PIXIES, LENNY KRAVITZ, MATCH BOX TWENTY, PRIMUS, SMASHING PUMPKINS, STABBING WESTWARD, SUBLIME, U2, and my early influences.......................AC/DC, AEROSMITH, BOB MARLEY, THE DOORS, ELTON JOHN, JAMES BROWN, LED ZEPPELIN, MUDDY WATERS, BEATLES, WINGS ,PINK FLOYD, ROLLING STONES, VAN HALEN, JIMI HENDRIX, and many more both old and new. I would like to think because of my wide range of influences that I have come up with a sound that stands on its own from rock, metal, pop, alternative, soft, to classical rock and many more. I hopefully have created a sound that not only stands on its own but makes me unique from all thee others.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

THE SONGS

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This song was inspired by my accident to help people realize that it’s the little things in life that are taken for granted. After my accident a lot of the things that we perform everyday were taken away from me for a short period in my life. I had to work and learn those simple skills again. When things like this are taken away from you, you learn to appreciate them a lot more. Never take for granted the simple things in life you never know when they could be taken away. I know I did, don’t learn the hard way like I had to. I give you the lyrics to "LITTLE THINGS"

Listen to what I have to say
your living life wrong today
Life is simple can’t you see
take a good look at reality
that’s right , that’s right, that’s right
that’s right
Take a hit, you shouldn’t care
turn your cheek, make thee others aware
open up a door
everything is grand
smile at a face, just because you can
Little things will make you feel alright
you know you should just because you can
It’s the little little things in life
these things will make ya, make ya feel alright
take a chance, take a chance with me
take a small look at reality
We should always try to be
come on up and let it go
let you inner side show
you know you have to just break free
you know you feel it there
let thee others know you care
and now everything is going to be alright
take that mask off and let them know who’s there.
It’s the little little things in life
know these little things will make you feel alright
come on up and take a chance with me
and now this is thee end, thee end
take your life and make it what it is.
That’s right




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This song is very personal to me, and could quite possibly be personal to you. Because of my brain injury a lot of the symptoms that I was dealing with were hidden to the eye. When people I knew, and didn’t know saw me, and learned what happened to me, they didn’t realize what I was dealing with because they couldn’t see it. I felt that a lot of it was taken lightly because to the naked eye I looked perfectly ok, when inside I was hurting deeply both mentally and physically. It’s hard not to take something serious when it is not evidently visible to the eye. This could relate to anything; depression, illness, addiction, or ACCIDENT. Never take an issue lightly that is not visibly clear until you learn more about it! After all this I give you the lyrics to "HIDDEN".


Hidden
My mind isn’t right there’s something wrong, there’s something wrong
When you look in the screens, you see your face and disease
You do not like what you see, ( why can’t you feel it)
Because what happened to me, my eyes are open to see
the black the white the right and wrong, (and now I see it)
Break out. I think. up and down, I don’t want this feeling
Break out in a fit of rage
I think I’m going insane
up down and all around again
You don’t want this feeling
Hidden to the eye, to thee eye to thee eye
I’ve got this pain that I can’t describe
Hidden to the eye, to thee eye to thee eye
you look at me and you think I’m alright
step off that block and look up into my mind
just try to look up into my mind, and on and on again
There is a clog in your vein, making you wrongly insane
you scream and curse out your name, and now you feel it
Look close right into my mind, you know that you will find
release that anger inside, it starts to boil, it starts to boil, yeah!
Hidden to the eye, to thee eye to thee eye
you look at me and you think I’m alright
step off that block and look up into my mind
don’t you think, don’t you think, don’t you think
you think I’m alright, like that, you know, ya know
Your always searching for the bigger things in life, you’ll see
Just be patient and grateful for your health, wake up and see
Open up to me and you know that you’ll be, And on and on again
When you look in the screens, you see your face and disease
You do not like what you see, get up now, get up, get up
Because what happened to me, my eyes are open to see
the black the white the right and wrong, yeah
Break out in a fit of rage
I think I’m going insane
up down and all around again
don’t you want this feeling
and touch the ceiling
and on and on again yeah!






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Question, do you have a son or daughter in your life that is full of life and energy? Well I do and she one adventure after another. When I made this song I hoped to create music that was full of life, like her. I hope you think I accomplished that. I give you the lyrics to JB.

Emma Marie is my J.B, (Check it out, you’ll always have my thoughts and feelings)
J.B. what you mean to me
I see your soul out of control and it reflects off me.
Your presence and your will and right to live
gives me the patience and the power and the want to give.
(What’s wrong with wanting to give?)
Even though I made you, had to have you see
the qualities you have prayed came from me
when you hear me say what I say to you
it came from my heart and every word is true.
J.B. try to be everything you’ll ever want to be, you’ll ever want to be
stop and see the good and bad in everything and
everyone and take it in piece by piece.
J.B J.B. try to be everything you want to be
take it in, take it in, take it in piece by piece, piece by piece
Learn to give
You bring out my good you bring out my pride
the look and smile on your face makes me want to cry.
The energy you have is sometimes out of control.
wish I bottle it up and use it for my myself
J.B. try to be everything you’ll ever want to be, you’ll ever want to be
stop and see the good and bad in everything and
everyone and take it in piece by piece.
J.B J.B. try to be everything you want to be
Even though I made you, had to have you see
the qualities you have I prayed came from me
when you hear me say what I say to you
it came from my heart and every word is true.
Check this out

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This is really simple, I know I bust my ass everyday and try to make a living to support my love ones. As I am sure you do to. Whether it be swinging a hammer, driving a truck, pushing a pen or dealing with the public, we all work the GRIND! With that here are the lyrics. With that here are the lyrics.


Even when you hurt yourself
you always stood up to be
the working class is here to say
we give a damn everyday
and every way, that’s why, that’s why I’m here to say
Work’n the grind, making it mine
breaking my back and my shoulder in time
I never new what, I always new why
Wish I would have listened the first time
Now its time, To walk the line
Work’n my body , work’n my mind
walking like a soldier everyday of my life
I wanted to see the truth in reality
and make my father proud in what I became to be
Everything , everyone
Just break free , become one
Work’n the grind, making it mine
breaking my back and my shoulder in time
I never new what, I always new why
Wish I would have listened the first time
Now its time, To walk the line
Everything , everyone
Just break free , become one
Everything and everyone
listen to what I’ve done
I’ve struggled for the best and
now I have won
come on up and just believe in yourself
and all you dreams
it’s as simple as a leaf falling from the trees.
Now it’s time walk the line
Now it’s time walk the line
Work’n the grind, making it mine
breaking my back and my shoulder in time
I never new what, I always new why
Wish I would have listened the first time
Everything, Everyone
I can’t take this anymore my body’s dying.

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I know that after my accident I looked at things differently. I saw all the beauty that this world has to offer. Look around there is a lot there right in front of your face. Open your eyes and appreciate it. "It is as simple as a child’s mind. If we could only be, just think if we could be"....................The beauty of reality! The lyrics....


Life is sweet, life is precious as it can be
It’s in front of your face, that’s right, that’s right
You look to deep, you look to hard for the answers
There’s an easy way out
You gotta make it, Reach out and take it
Try not to fake it, Try to keep your sanity
It’s the beauty of reality
It’s the sun the earth the sky and sea
Reaching out and take a bite and see
For the beauty of reality
Reality
Try not to fake it just take it
Open your eyes to the reality now
It’s as simple as a child’s mind
If we could only be, just think if we could be.
The gifts of life are so simple and pure
So let yourself believe
It’s the beauty of reality
It’s the sun the earth the sky and sea
Reaching out and take a bite and see
(Refrain)Even though you gotta be come on up and let me see sun thee earth the sky and sea
beauty of reality
Reality, Yeah come on
Try not to fake it just take it
Open your eyes to the reality now
Step up to the plate , you always wanna be, you always, always
had to see you always wanna be
You always wanted to be the one the set yourself free
reach out and start to believe, just start to believe
The simple things in life will always be there to see
you got to set yourself free
Just keep your just keep your just keep your
sanity
You know the answers to the questions start to spread it
you got to set yourself free, just set yourself free
you learn to give instead of take you got to make it
There’s an easy way out
You gotta make it, Reach out and take it
Try not to fake it, Try to keep your sanity
keep your sanity keep your sanity
for the beauty of reality.

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This I would have to say is one of my favorites, its such a simple concept, just read the lyrics. I hope you get the picture.


Looking high
Looking low
Somethings out there I know
Everyone and everything
goes though pain it’s all unseen
here we are face to face
so much different, and yet still the same
We start to quiver, we start to see
and every once in awhile, we’ll see a ship
jump aboard. All start to drift "to be alive"
"to be alive"
"to be alive"
"to be alive"
start to realize
Every once in awhile well see a ship
jump aboard, we’ll all drift
come aboard this ship, come aboard this ship
we’ll all start to drift
"to be alive"
"to be alive"
Every once in awhile well see a ship
jump aboard, we’ll all drift, we’ll all start to shift
jump aboard this ship, jump aboard this ship
"to be alive"
"to be alive"
"to be alive"
"to be alive"
Start to realize
Every once in awhile well see a ship
jump aboard, we’ll all drift, we’ll all start to shift
jump aboard this ship, we’ll all start to shift
Yeah we’ll all start to shift
"to be alive"
"to be alive"

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I hope that everyone in their life, at one time, falls in love. This song explains this time in my life. I hope this song touches others who are in love as well. I give you Etched in Stone, the lyrics.


There’s something I’d like to say
about a girl I love in a major way
your cute your wild
without you I’m nothing
just like a leaf in the wind
Our life together has grown and
means so much
and this is where I begin.
I remember the day we met.
It was the day I knew that my life was set
I made you smile
I made you laugh
I knew I loved you all the way around my back
We were so different
but that’s why it made sense that we were meant to be
The hardest days were the 9 days I left you
but now I’m back here to be.
Be there for you
you be there for me
be there for the one we like to call J.B.
But now I’m ready to open up and spread my wings
don’t be afraid take my hand and lets believe
Etched in stone
I promise you my heart my love my soul
And now I sit here and hold my head up high
knowing that I’ll always have you by my side
we been thru so much but their so much more to see
we’ve only taken a slice out of reality.
Out of reality
Etched in stone
I promise you my heart my love my soul
you’ll never be alone
you’ll have my thoughts my life always just to hold
Etched in Stone
Etched in Stone

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At the time of my accident, when I first reached the emergency room, I was sedated into a medically induced coma. I was in the coma for "nine days", I experienced and saw a lot of things. This song explains what I saw, and why I feel that I am still alive today. The lyrics to "UNKNOWN".


Alright
One day I woke up
to a place I never seen
it was a cold feeling
that I never ever felt be before
I laid still and then I
wondered what am I gonna do
what am I gonna say
to the man I never ever seen before
I asked to leave but then he shut the door
he said go back to the place that you were before
back to you family, your life, your body, and your mind and your soul
never wanna go back up to the unknown
turn around, let me see, even though you gotta be
treating it like a disease, racing to reality
cut me open, let me in, wipe my tears, cause I sin
take the wheel try to steer
keep me focused when your near
feeling good, feeling strong
see your faces all day long
wake me up I’m back again,
thanks to you and all my friends
hope I’m never back again
Never back again, Never back again
I’ll never look at life the same way
I’ll never be the same
I know what’s here
I know I’ve got to go
to a higher place and not to the unknown
Hold it up
one more time
here I am, I’m feeling fine
now I can’t hold back my tears
now you’ll understand my fear
hey come on, these are true things that I’ve seen, yeah, yeah
keep me here, keep me strong
this is why I write this song
Here I am, ready to take on what I see
here I go, going to grab it tight and believe, and believe
never wanna go back up to the unknown
gonna keep my mind my body and my soul.
This is why I had to sing this song to my friends and family.

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I leave this song up in the air, to let you turn it into whatever you want it to be. I know I hold dearly what it means to me and I hope you find something in there for you. The lyrics to "BLACK - N - WHITE".


Walk’n through the forest
Walk’n through the trees
Up so young , just like a good disease
Even when we got you we had to break you free
Free from yourself you made us both believe
Black and White your out of sight
Black and White your out of sight
Break free let go, walking tall walking slow
Chocolate specks in your hair, watch you jump
though the air, tear it up, chew it down, make you look like a clown
start to feel a little loose acting like a little moose
Black and White your out of sight
Black and White your out of sight
Sometimes life needs a little cool
that cool for us has always just been you
every time we get a little down we look at you
it turns our frowns upside down
life is short
and life is sweet
without you in it life would not be complete
Get it funky
What the heck, What the heck is going on
Such a freak, oh no
love for us we’ll never know
hold you dear, hope you know
hold you high, just to show
getting old
getting wise
you are with us till you die
Black and White your out of sight
Black and White your out of sight
One more tale just to say, you’re the best everday
moving on to bigger things you’re the best I’m proud to say
Black and White your out of sight
Black and White your out of sight
Sometimes life needs a little cool
that cool for us has always just been you
every time we get a little down we look at you
it turns our frowns upside down
life is short
and life is sweet
without you in it life would not be complete
Get it funky
What the heck, What the heck is going on

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Another song that is too personal to explain, but I will let the lyrics speak for themselves. WAKE UP.

Just wake up
that’s right
Just wake up
Wake up and start to cry
The color of the leaves, the color of the sky
Wake up and wonder why
See the good in those you always did despise
Life is like a trial time to compromise
Always swimming against the stream
Being so damn negative is easier to be
Like a monkey swinging through the trees
Always giving into hate is like a bad disease
Treat your thoughts like I slug give them a chance to breath
Just wake up
that’s right
Just wake up
Wake up to a song worth while
Dancing to a beat grooving to a smile
Wake up to a friend in time
Never take for granted theirs is yours and mine
Wake up and wonder why
See the good in those you always did despise
Life is like a trial time to compromise
Just wake up
That’s right
Just wake up
Just wake up
That’s right
Like a monkey swinging through the trees
Being so damn negative is easier to be
Always swimming against the stream
Always giving in to hate is like a bad disease
Treat your thoughts like a slug give them a chance to breath
Just wake up
That’s right
Wake up and start to cry
The color of the leaves the color of the sky
Wake up and wonder why
See the good in those you always did despise
Life is like a trial time to compromise
Just wake up, that’s right
Wake up you gotta wake up you gotta wake
JUST WAKE UP


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This was a short poem I wrote during the “healing time” of my accident. I wanted something strong, heavy, and to the point. I hope I have achieved it. Here are the lyrics to "HERE TO SHOW".

I’m here to show
Here to show
Here to show
How much longer must I wait
Without the wait there is no fate
The pain I feel I cant describe
It’s a gift I gotten kept inside
Oh so ever long ago I walked a path so all alone
Pushed and shoved until I broke
Made me the man I’m here to show
Here to show
Here to show
Here to show
Here to show a wind a chime
A leaf a tree a word a mime
Here to show a frown a smile a little puppy a home worth while
Want to show a drum a beat
A song for all of you to keep
Here to show a drum a beat a song for all of you to keep
Here to show


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This song is full of short, hard phrases that I have put together because of the morals that my parents have taught me. It is heavy and in your face. The lyrics to "WITHOUT THAT" .

Strength without a weakness is to live and not die. Open up your eyes and start to realize
Take a step back getting close to the edge . Your tongue is like a weapon realize what you’ve said
You know that you’ll be. True to yourself and the rest of society. Everything that you see. Is not always true like the egos from beneath. Is not always true like the hatred that some breath. Got to have pride, to believe Without that you’re nothing cant you see . You’ve got to have pride to believe. Without that you’re nothing cant you see. Without that you’re nothing cant you see. Set a good example for the youth of society, society, that’s right. Want it and to need it are just two different things. Ignorance is guilt and guilt is not for free Motivate your mind and let the others believe. Look’em in the face and never walk away. Up into their face, don’t walk away
Got to have pride to believe. Without that you’re nothing cant you see
Got to have pride to believe
Without that you’re nothing cant you see. Without that you’re nothing cant you see. You know let’s go you know, 4321
Walk straight, bring it to me. Stand strong, got to let you’re pride breath. Become, one with yourself. Hold back, that evil beneath, that evil beneath. You know you want it, you know you need it, you have to have it Open up and bring it back to me
With out that
Walk straight stand tall, hold back that evil beneath
Walk straight stand tall, hold back that evil beneath
You’re soul gives you control and the key to you’re mind
Open up you’re eyes and start to realize. Everything that you see, will soon become fuel for you’re thoughts on society. And then become the facts for the rest of humanity
Got to have pride, to believe, without that you’re nothing cant you see. Without that you’re nothing cant you see. Turn the page change you’re life just like you want it to be.

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Pebbles, my second daughters nickname, who from the day she was born looked at life a little differently. She is unique and also as full of life as JB in a different way. Another song I hope you can connect to with a child of your own. The lyrics to "PEBBLES".


Some pebbles they fall from the sky, where do they go and where do they hide
Every so often you’ll see them shine, shine from that gift they got so high
It’s a gift to look at life that way, good or bad your smile it shines through me
Don’t loose that gift of simplicity, I prayed so hard that part of that gift that it came from me
Your special, your great
You’re my strength that keeps me straight
I’m loving you, your loving me
I want you to see what I see
Some day you’ll be, the person that I dream’t you up to be
Till then, your with me now
And I’ll treasure every moment and how
You look at life so great, you’re my guide through life that keeps us straight
THAT KEEPS US STRAIGHT
Pebbles walk through the sand, I picked you up when I was a young man
I see you grow I see you shine, you’re my special pebble and you’ll always be mine
Never loose that gift that I see in you
You’ve got to hold it tight sometimes fight believe in you
Never forget about tomorrow
Your laugh and your smile, make your mother oh so strong and proud
We look at you, you look at me
For sure we made you and JB
Your precious in so many ways, we hold you close with in us everyday
Pebbles walk through the sand, I picked you up when I was a young man
I see you grow I see you shine, you’re my special pebble and you’ll always be mine
Never loose that gift that I see in you
You’ve got to hold it tight sometimes fight believe in you
Never forget about tomorrow
Your laugh and your smile
makes your mother oh so strong and proud
we look at you , you look at me
for sure we made you and JB
your precious in so many ways
we hold you close with in us every day
Pebbles walk through the sand, I picked you up when I was a young man
I see you grow I see you shine, you’re my special pebble and you’ll always be mine
Never loose that gift that I see in you
You’ve got to hold it tight sometimes fight believe in you
Never forget about tomorrow
Pebbles walk through the sand, I picked you up when I was a young man
I see you grow I see you shine, you’re my special pebble and you’ll always be mine
Pebbles walk through the sand, I picked you up when I was a young man
Never loose that gift that I see in you
You’ve got to hold it tight sometimes fight believe in you
Never forget about tomorrow
Never forget about tomorrow


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During the time I was making this album I lost some of my family members. One that was very dear to me. My aunt died of brain cancer at a fairly young age and it took our whole family by surprise. When she was still with us she would always bring life and happiness to the room, wherever she went. She was my mother’s best friend and they were two peas in a pod. I hope this song touches anyone who has lost someone in their life and helps us to remember that we all know some ANGELS. The lyrics to "ANGELS".

Hey, have you ever known someone in life
Some one who always fills the room with light
Their the glue that just will always hold these families
Always just making it able for all of them to breath
Their a gift from all above
That’s why were here to say that
WE ALL KNOW SOME ANGELS
I KNOW SOME ANGELS
Hey, now that we have them we need to hold them tight
Don’t take for granted the gift from up so high
Their the glue that just will always keep us walking straight
Don’t forget learn from
WE NEED TO HAVE FAITH
That’s why were here to say that
WE ALL KNOW SOME ANGELS
I know, I know, I know,,,,,,,
I KNOW SOME ANGELS
I KNOW SOME ANGELS
This song is dedicated to all the ones we love
This song is dedicated to
Mama A. And Auntie J.
I LOVE U
AND TO ALL THE ONES THAT WE LOVE

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This song is dedicated to all of my family and friends who were there for me in my time of need and to anyone who is touched by and appreciates my music. THANK YOU!


Here I go
I’m going to say this one more time
I don’t know what to do except my time
I spend all night long thinking
what I have done to deserve this gift
I was given from all of ya.
I laid inside my body
and I saw all of you
your faces gave me the power
to prove all to you.
Thank you, for the life I’m living, yeah
Thank you, Thank you
for being there when I needed you, yeah
Thank you, come on now, I’m thanking you
tell me if there’s anything that I can do.
I tried to make it
Break it
Shake it
Even though your hearts all made it
now I have to make you learn
that my heart is so concerned
I cry so hard everyday
try to make it the right way
now I have to face the burn
now I feel my life is good
now I would of could of should
now it’s time to face my fears
raise our cups and chant a cheer
even when I had to learn that life was precious then I turn
to all of you and all of my piers
Thank you, thank you, for being there when I needed you yeah
Tell me if their’s anything I can do
Thank you, Come on now
I’m thanking you
Tell me if there’s anything that I can do.
Thank you, all I want to do is thank you
If their was one more thing and that is
THANK YOU

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