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Mike Posner – At Night, Alone. Lyrics

Mike Posner – At Night, Alone. Lyrics

Released: May 6, 2016

01. At Night, Alone.
This album is best listened to at night and alone
Hope you enjoy
February 16, 2016
02. I Took A Pill In Ibiza
(Verse 1)
I took a pill in Ibiza
To show Avicii I was cool
And when I finally got sober, felt 10 years older
But fuck it, it was something to do
I’m living out in L.A.
I drive a sports car just to prove
I’m a real big baller, ‘cause I made a million dollars
And I spend it on girls and shoes

(Chorus)
But you don’t wanna be high, like me
Never really knowing why, like me
You don’t ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone
You don’t wanna ride the bus, like this
Never knowing who to trust, like this
You don’t wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing
All I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all I know are sad songs, sad songs

(Verse 2)
I’m just a singer who already blew his shot
I get along with old timers
‘Cause my name’s a reminder of a pop song people forgot
And I can’t keep a girl, no
‘Cause as soon as the sun comes up
I cut ’em all loose and work’s my excuse
But the truth is I can’t open up

(Chorus)
Now you don’t wanna be high, like me
Never really knowing why, like me
You don’t ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone
You don’t wanna ride the bus, like this
Never knowing who to trust, like this
You don’t wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing
All I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all I know are sad songs, sad songs

(Verse 3)
I took a plane to my hometown
I brought my pride and my guitar
Well, my friends are all gone, but there’s manicured lawns
And the people still think I’m a star
I walked around downtown
I met some fans on Lafayette
They said, “tell us how to make it, ‘cause we’re getting real impatient”
So, I looked ’em in the eye and said

(Chorus)
You don’t wanna be high, like me
Never really knowing why, like me
You don’t ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone
You don’t wanna ride the bus, like this
Never knowing who to trust, like this
You don’t wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing
All that I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all that I know are sad songs, sad songs

03. Not That Simple
(Verse 1)
When we first met I was just a Sophomore
We spent the night on Lydia’s couch
I didn’t know you were gonna break my heart then
I didn’t know the pain I’d feel right now

(Pre-Chorus)
And I smile, yes I smile
But underneath are memories
That I’m trying, yeah I’m trying
To let go

(Chorus)
But it’s not that simple
Type of misery
All these mixed up signals
In my head
I still hear these echoes
Of when you loved me
But now you’re just someone in my mind
That used to be mine

(Verse 2)
People used to say I didn’t deserve you
I was cool with that, ‘cause I felt the same
But then they played my song on the radio
And I don’t think you liked who I became

(Pre-Chorus)
And so you left, yeah you left
On someone else’s arm now
And I’m trying, yeah I’m trying to let go

(Chorus)
But it’s not that simple
Type of misery
All these mixed up signals
In my head
I still hear these echoes
Of when you loved me
But now you’re just someone in my mind
That used to be mine

(Bridge)
‘Cause baby your beauty marks
Are like shooting stars
And my goofy heart is one of cupids darts
I’m just a nervous guy
And these words of mine
Will reverse the time
To when you were mine

(Pre-Chorus)
Because it’s not that simple
Type of misery
All these mixed up signals

(Chorus)
No, it’s not that simple
Type of misery
All these mixed up signals
In my head
I still hear these echoes
Of when you loved me
But now you’re just someone in my mind
Now you’re just someone in my mind
That used to be mine

04. Be As You Are
(Verse 1)
Virginia Woolf and poetry
No one seemed to notice me
Being young was getting so old
Cheap beer and cigarettes
Life was like a movie set
And I seemed to be given no role

(Pre-Chorus)
But in times of trouble
I can turn to my mother
And I know that she gon’ understand
So at age 18
I cried to my mother
And she told me, “young man”

(Chorus)
“There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don’t always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
Life is not always a comfortable ride
Everybody’s got scars that they hide
And everybody plays the fool sometimes, yeah
Just be as you are”

(Verse 2)
They played me on the radio
And everything was changing, so
I thought I was all the way grown
But I can still remember in that cold November
When I realized I’m all alone

(Pre-Chorus)
But in times of trouble
I can turn to my mother
And I know that she gon’ understand
So at age 22
I cried to my mother
And she told me, “young man”

(Chorus)
“There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don’t always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
It doesn’t matter if you become some star
Life is better when you open your heart
You don’t always have to act so hard, no
Just be as you are”

(Verse 3)
If I’m speaking truthfully
I’m not who I used to be
And I know some people might laugh
‘Cause my music doesn’t sound the same
And my head’s no longer shaved
I’m worried if I’m on the right path

(Pre-Chorus)
But in times of trouble
I can turn to my mother
And I know that she gon’ understand
So at age 26
I spoke to my mother
And she told me, “young man”

(Chorus)
“There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don’t always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
It doesn’t matter if you become some star
Life is better when you open your heart
You don’t always have to act so hard, no
Just be as you are”

(Outro)
Be as you are

05. In The Arms Of A Stranger
(Verse 1)
I was 16 with a rocket
And some sunshine in my pocket
It was how you used words
I didn’t know
And the way you said my name and
Cut up peaches, and them brown eyes
Lit a flame up, that we pretend
Doesn’t glow

(Pre-Chorus)
You know space and time
Wouldn’t let you be mine
What I’ve come to understand
Is entropy
Wouldn’t leave you to me
I’m right back where I began

(Chorus)
In the arms of a stranger pretending it’s love
Holding her closely remembering your touch
And I’m wrapped on your finger
Even though I’m wrapped up
In the arms of a stranger pretending it’s love

(Verse 2)
There were times I think about us
Overcome by the nostalgias
I am on call when you need me
Let me know
But we’re drifting in a strange way
I’m aware that it’s a mistake if I love you
It’s a mistake
If I don’t

(Pre-Chorus)
You know space and time wouldn’t let you be mine
What I’ve come to understand
Is entropy wouldn’t leave you to me
I’m right back where I began

(Chorus)
In the arms of a stranger pretending it’s love
Holding her closely remembering your touch
And I’m wrapped on your finger
Even though I’m wrapped up
In the arms of a stranger pretending it’s love

(Bridge)
And she smelled like Michigan
And it felt like lust
And the nostalgia’s killing me
And it’s all because

(Chorus)
I’m in the arms of a stranger pretending it’s love
Holding her closely remember your touch
And I’m wrapped on your finger
Even though I’m wrapped up
In the arms of a stranger, stranger, stranger
In the arms of a stranger pretending it’s love
Holding her closely remember your touch
And I’m wrapped on your finger
Even though I’m wrapped up
In the arms of a stranger pretending it’s love

06. Silence (feat. Labrinth)
(Verse 1: Mike Posner)
You only love me
In bits and pieces
I keep on workin’
You keep your secrets
That’s not an insult
That’s not a lie
That’s just a statement
Proven by time
Cause even when I have you
I don’t really have you
I am not your last dude
Where’d you get this attitude?
Talkin’ ’bout you’re leavin’
Cause you don’t believe in
Me and all my reasons
Left me with these demons
And this little pen
And this nostalgic feeling
Only me alone
I’m faking all my smiles

(Chorus: Mike Posner)
And you’re just killing me with silence
And you’re just killing me with time
I don’t know where to put my sorrys
You’re running laps around my mind
How could you leave me on this tightrope?
And I feel nothing when it storms
You know you’re killing me with silence
You hold your halo up with horns
You hold your halo up with horns

(Verse 2: Labrinth)
You know you’re clever, I’ll give you that
You gave me heaven and took it back
That’s not an insult
That’s just the case
You’ve had your pretty mask on
For so damn long
That everybody thinks it’s your face
But underneath your eyelids
I can hear the silence
Spreading like a virus
Why’d you wear disguises?
Why’d you have to cut me?
Then act like it’s nothing
This time I’m not bluffin’
How’d you know I’m bluffin’
Every single time
Wicked little mind
Gets inside of mine
And I can fake a smile

(Chorus: Mike Posner and Labrinth)
But you’re just killing me with silence
But you’re just killing me with time
I don’t know where to put my sorrys
You’re running laps around my mind
How could you leave me on this tightrope?
And I feel nothing when it storms
You know you’re killing me with silence
You hold your halo up with horns
You hold your halo up with horns

(Outro: Mike Posner and Labrinth)
Ho-o-o-rns
(You)
Ho-o-o-rns
(Oh Lord)
Ho-o-o-rns
(Whooo-oh-oh)
Ho-o-o-rns
You hold your halo up with horns
Ho-o-o-orns
Ho-o-o-rns
(Oh no, no, no)
Ho-o-o-orns
You hold your, you hold your, you hold your
Ho-o-o-orns
You hold your, you hold your, you hold your
Ho-o-o-orns
And you’re just killing me with silence

07. Iris
(Verse 1)
If I could be just one thing
I would be what you’re craving
Six foot three with steel blue eyes
Sweep you off of your feet before you count to five
But the truth is I am just a man
Standing five foot ten doing the best I can
And I’ve lived long enough to see
You will never be craving me

(Chorus)
Oh whoa whoa whoa
I watched her go
After she planted her love in the topsoil
And from the topsoil, an iris bloomed
It was pretty in May, but it died in June

(Verse 2)
If I could sing the way I feel inside
It’d sound happy and sad at the same damn time
‘Cause when you smiled at me on that dance floor
It was the prettiest mask that you ever wore

(Chorus)
Oh whoa whoa whoa
I watched her go
After she planted her love in the topsoil
And from the topsoil, an iris bloomed
It was pretty in May, but it died in June

(Outro)
From the topsoil, an iris bloomed
It was pretty in May, but it died in June

08. Only God Knows
(Chorus)
Only God knows
Only God knows
Only God knows how hard I’ve been trying
Only God knows
Only God knows
Only God knows the trouble on my mind

(Verse 1)
“There’s more to life than living”, a wise man told me this
Or maybe it was me who wrote it, I can’t remember which
In any case, what I mean, life’s an unfinished poem
Don’t go mad trying to figure out the ending
The day that Norman died, I found out through an email
The irony of that, I will not discuss in detail
My future is on thin ice and my past is all online
But only God knows the trouble on my mind

(Chorus)
Only God knows
Only God knows
Only God knows how hard I’ve been trying
Only God knows
Only God knows
Only God knows the trouble on my mind

(Verse 2)
My walls are filled with artwork, my art is filled with paint
My head is filled with big old thoughts of all the things I ain’t
I bet you know what that’s like, though you never drop your guard
Only God knows the places that you’re scared
I’m sitting on a park bench in the city I don’t know
Trying to convince myself that I’m not all alone
But my immediate surroundings suggest otherwise
Only God knows the trouble on my mind

(Chorus)
Only God knows
Only God knows
Only God knows how hard I’ve been trying
Only God knows
Only God knows
Only God knows the trouble on my mind (mind)
Only God knows the trouble on my mind (on my mind)
Only God knows the trouble on my mind

09. Jade
(Verse 1)
Met a girl, her name was Jade
Cuts her nails with a razor blade
Says she lives by no one’s law
Ran my pride through a big chainsaw
Have you heard of D.B. Cooper?
I got pulled over by an old state trooper
I met a girl, her name was Jade
She cut my face with a razor blade

(Chorus)
Yeah, I screamed out in fury
Yeah, but my cries were not heard
Yeah, the judge and the jury
Yeah, they could offer no cure

(Verse 2)
I met a girl, her name was Jade
She got a brand new man and they got engaged
The wedding’s gon’ be on a big green hill
They hope it won’t rain but it probably will
The man, he was a football star
He broke his knee, now he sells cars
Only so much that words can do
Love was blind, but they cured that, too
You know, Gandhi has a son our age
He said the freedom thing’s just one big cage
I met a girl, her name was Jade
Her husband died, but she kept his name

(Chorus)
Yeah, she screamed out in fury
Yeah, but her cries were not heard
Yeah, her mom was so worried
Yeah, but she could offer no cure

(Verse 3)
Bossman calls for a meeting at noon
Big cigar in an oak boardroom
We’ve got an idea and we think it’s great
Seven was too much so we’re gonna try eight
Who made love to Scarlet Jo?
And where the hell did Josh Hartnett go?
I met a girl, her name was Jade
Lived her whole damn life in a mascaraed

(Chorus)
Yeah, I screamed out in fury
Yeah, but my cries were not heard
Yeah, they said I’ll never see 30
Yeah, they could offer no cure

(Outro)
I met a girl, her name was Jade
She cuts her nails with a razor blade

10. One Hell Of A Song
(Verse 1)
This is what the Lord wants me to do
In my heart, I just believe that there’s no proof
I think about the chorus, the melody’s important
But nothing sounds sweeter than the truth
I used to sip the whiskey and hit the bong
I gave that up, now all my friends are gone
And my folks don’t understand I ain’t no macho man
But I know how to write one hell of a song

(Chorus)
Yeah, I’m a shy young man with a real big heart
I still haven’t found where I belong
But you know my sweet Lord gave me just one thing
Darling, I know how to write one hell of a song
Yeah, I know how to write one hell of a song

(Verse 2)
Wrote one for Snoop, did not take long
Wrote one for Bieber and one for Sean
And Jay Z offered me a deal
I said “Dawg, throw in another mil”
Cause you know I can write one hell of a song

(Chorus)
Yeah, I’m a shy young man with a real big heart
I still haven’t found where I belong
But you know my sweet Lord gave me just one thing
Darling, I know how to write one hell of a song
Yeah, I know how to write one hell of a song

(Guitar Solo)
James

(Outro)
Sometimes I stay up well past dawn
If God puts one in my head, that’s what he wants
I’m a simple type of artist, I don’t like to walk red carpets
I would rather write one hell of a song
Yeah, I wrote this and it’s one hell of a song

11. Buried In Detroit
(Verse 1)
I’m a writer and a lover
I’m a Midwest music man
And I’ve been to a lot of places
But I’m gon’ end where I began
I took class in Carolina
Got high smoking joints
And now they know my name in Paris
But I’ll be buried in Detroit

(Hook)
Next to my father, and my father’s father too
I used to live in New York City
But, baby, that ain’t no substitute
Not for my hometown
That place people avoid
I’ve made love in every city
But I’ll be buried in Detroit

(Verse 2)
I don’t claim to be a prophet, I just speak my mind
I try to tell it like it is and sometimes God makes it rhyme
I like my songs how I like my women
Honest and to the point
You see I got fucked up in Stockholm
But I’ll be buried in Detroit

(Hook)
Next to my father, and my father’s father too
I used to live in New York City
But, baby, that ain’t no substitute
Not for my hometown
That place people avoid
I’ve made love in every city
But I’ll be buried in Detroit

(Verse 3)
You know I ain’t gon’ live forever
Baby, it won’t be long
At the wake, they’ll say “He made a lot of mistakes, but he could write hell of a song”
And I made, I made a killing
Though I never really was employed
I had a girl from San Diego

(Outro)
But I’ll be buried in
I killed a show in Indonesia
But I’ll be buried in
I made love in every city
But I’ll be buried in Detroit

12. Thank You
Thanks for listening
13. I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)
(Verse 1)
I took a pill in Ibiza
To show Avicii I was cool
And when I finally got sober, felt 10 years older
But fuck it, it was something to do
I’m living out in LA
I drive a sports car just to prove
I’m a real big baller cause I made a million dollars
And I spend it on girls and shoes

(Chorus)
But you don’t wanna be high, like me
Never really knowing why, like me
You don’t ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone
You don’t wanna ride the bus like this
Never knowing who to trust like this
You don’t wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing
All I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all I know are sad songs, sad songs

I-I know are sad songs
I-I know are sad songs
I-I know are sad songs
I-I know are sad songs

(Verse 2)
I’m just a singer who already blew his shot
I get along with old timers
Cause my name’s a reminder of a pop song people forgot
And I can’t keep a girl, no
Cause as soon as the sun comes up
I cut ’em all loose and work’s my excuse
But the truth is I can’t open up

(Chorus)
But you don’t wanna be high, like me
Never really knowing why, like me
You don’t ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone
You don’t wanna ride the bus like this
Never knowing who to trust like this
You don’t wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing
All I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all I know are sad songs, sad songs

I-I know are sad songs
I-I know are sad songs
Sad songs
I-I know are sad songs
Sad songs
I-I know are sad songs

14. Not That Simple (Kyle Tree Remix)
(Verse 1)
When we first met I was just a Sophomore
We spent the night on Lydia’s couch
I didn’t know you were gonna break my heart then
I didn’t know the pain I’d feel right now

(Pre-Chorus)
And I smiled, yes I smiled
But underneath are memories
That I’m trying, yeah I’m trying to let go
And so you left, yeah you left
On someone else’s arm now
And I’m trying, yeah I’m trying to let go

(Chorus)
But it’s not that simple
Type of misery
All these mixed up signals
In my head
I still hear these echoes
Of when you loved me
But now you’re just someone in my mind
That used to be mine
That used to be mine

(Verse 2)
People used to say I didn’t deserve you
I was cool with that, ’cause I felt the same
But then they played my song on the radio
And I don’t think you liked who I became

(Pre-Chorus)
And I smiled, yes I smiled
But underneath are memories
That I’m trying, yeah I’m trying to let go
And so you left, yeah you left
On someone else’s arm now
And I’m trying, yeah I’m trying to let go

[Chorus] But it’s not that simple
Type of misery
All these mixed up signals
In my head
I still hear these echoes
Of when you loved me
But now you’re just someone in my mind
That used to be mine
That used to be mine

(Bridge)
Cause baby your beauty marks
Are like shooting stars
In my goofy heart is one of Cupid’s darts
I’m just a nervous guy
And these words of mine
Won’t reverse the time
To when you were mine

(Chorus)
Cause it’s not that simple
Type of misery
All these mixed up signals
In my head
I still hear these echoes
Of when you loved me
But now you’re just someone in my mind
That used to be mine
That used to be mine
That used to be mine

15. Be As You Are (JordanXL Remix)
(Verse 1)
Virginia Woolf and poetry
No one seemed to notice me
Being young was getting so old
Cheap beer and cigarettes
Life is like a movie set
And I seemed to be given no role

(Pre-Chorus)
But in times of trouble
I can turn to my mother
And I know that she gon’ understand
So at age 18
I cried to my mother
And she told me, “young man”

(Chorus)
“There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don’t always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
Life is not always a comfortable ride
Everybody’s got scars that they hide
And everybody plays the fool sometimes, yeah
Just be as you are”

(Be as you are)
(Be as you are)

(Verse 2)
They played me on the radio
And everything was changing, so
I thought I was all the way grown
But I can still remember in that cold November
When I realized I’m all alone

(Pre-Chorus)
But in times of trouble
I can turn to my mother
And I know that she gon’ understand
So at age 22
I cried to my mother
And she told me, “young man”

(Chorus 2)
“There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don’t always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
It doesn’t matter if you become some star
Life is better when you open your heart
You don’t always have to act so hard, no
Just be as you are”

(Be as you are)
(Be as you are)

(Chorus 2)
“There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don’t always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
It doesn’t matter if you become some star
Life is better when you open your heart
You don’t always have to act so hard, no
Just be as you are”

(Outro)
(Be as you are)
(Be as you are)
(Be as you are)

16. In The Arms Of A Stranger (Brian Kierulf Remix)
(Verse 1)
I was 16 with a rocket
And some sunshine in my pocket
It was how you used words I didn’t know
And the way you said my name
And cut up peaches and them brown eyes
Little flame that we pretend doesn’t glow

(Pre-Chorus)
You know space and time wouldn’t let you be mine
What I’ve come to understand
Is entropy wouldn’t leave you to me
I’m right back where I began

(Chorus)
In the arms of a stranger, pretending it’s love
Holding her closely, remembering your touch
And I’m wrapped around your finger, even though I’m knocked up
In the arms of a stranger, pretending it’s love

(Verse 2)
There were times I think about us
Overcome by the nostalgias
I am on call when you need me, let me know
But we’re drifting in a strange way
I’m aware that it’s a mistake if I love you
It’s a mistake if I don’t

(Pre-Chorus)
You know space and time wouldn’t let you be mine
What I’ve come to understand
Is entropy wouldn’t leave you to me
I’m right back where I began

(Chorus)
In the arms of a stranger, pretending it’s love
Holding her closely, remembering your touch
And I’m wrapped around your finger, even though I’m knocked up
In the arms of a stranger, pretending it’s love

(Bridge)
And she smelled like Michigan
And it felt like lust
And the nostalgia’s killing me
And it’s all because

(Chorus)
I’m in the arms of a stranger, pretending it’s love
Holding her closely, remembering your touch
And I’m wrapped around your finger, even though I’m knocked up
In the arms of a stranger, stranger, stranger

I’m in the arms of a stranger, pretending it’s love
Holding her closely, remembering your touch
And I’m wrapped around your finger, even though I’m knocked up
In the arms of a stranger, pretending it’s love

17. Silence (Sluggo & Loote Remix) (feat. Labrinth)
(Verse 1: Mike Posner)
You only love me
In bits and pieces
I keep on workin’
You keep your secrets
That’s not an insult
That’s not a lie
That’s just a statement
Proven by time

(Bridge: Mike Posner)
Cause even when I have you
I don’t really have you
I am not your last dude
Where’d you get this attitude?
Talkin’ ’bout you’re leavin’
Cause you don’t believe in
Me and all my reasons
Left me with these demons, demons

(Chorus: Mike Posner)
And you’re just killing me with silence
And you’re just killing me with time
I don’t know where to put my sorry’s
You’re running laps around my mind
How could you lead me on this tightrope
And not feel nothing when it’s taught?
You know you’re killing me with silence
You hold your halo up with horns
You hold you halo up with
Hor-hor-horns, hor-hor-horns, (x3)

(Verse 2: Labrinth)
You know you’re clever, I’ll give you that
You gave me heaven and took it back
That’s not an insult
That’s just the case
You’ve had your pretty mask on
For so damn long
That everybody thinks it’s your face
But underneath your eyelids
I can hear the silence
Spreading like a virus
Why’d you wear disguises?
Why’d you have to cut me?
Then act like it’s nothing
This time I’m not bluffin’
How’d you know I’m bluffin’
Every single time

(Chorus: Mike Posner)
And you’re just killing me with silence
And you’re just killing me with time
I don’t know where to put my sorry’s
You’re running laps around my mind
How could you lead me on this tightrope
And not feel nothing when it’s taught?
You know you’re killing me with silence
You hold your halo up with horns
You hold your halo up with
Hor-hor-horns, hor-hor-horns, (x3)

18. Buried In Detroit (Lucas Löwe Remix) (feat. Big Sean)
(Verse 1: Mike Posner)
I’m a writer and a lover
I’m a Midwest music man
And I’ve been to a lot of places
But I’m gon’ end where I began
I took class in Carolina
Got high smoking joints
And now they know my name in Paris
But I’ll be buried in Detroit

(Hook: Mike Posner)
Next to my father, and my father’s father too
I used to live in New York City
But, baby, that ain’t no substitute
Not for my hometown
That place people avoid
I’ve made love in every city
But I’ll be buried in Detroit

(Verse 2: Mike Posner)
I don’t claim to be a prophet, I just speak my mind
I try to tell it like it is and sometimes God makes it rhyme
I like my songs how I like my women
Honest and to the point
You see I got fucked up in Stockholm
But I’ll be buried in Detroit

(Hook: Mike Posner)
Next to my father, and my father’s father too
I used to live in New York City
But, baby, that ain’t no substitute
Not for my hometown
That place people avoid
I’ve made love in every city
But I’ll be buried in Detroit

(Verse 3: Big Sean)
Man, I always kept it righteous knowing it would come back to me
Even when my hunger was outweighing the strategy
And I’d pray to God like I hope you a map for me
Up at 5 AM like nobody want it as bad as me
I guess hunger either kill you or it energize you
Motor city, boy, I been a driver
The young Detroit legend, I swear I got the city inspired
And bought [?] just to solidify it
D-boy, d-boy, that’s how I was raised
Boss up and put the city on, forever my ways
Me and Ma started charity to give the kids clarity
And take it further than the foundation we laid
Thanksgiving Day parade, I got carried through the city
And after that, I hope I get married in the city
And after that, I hope I get buried in the city
Even when I’m gone, you still gon’ hear me through the city

(Outro: Mike Posner)
Buried in Detroit
Whoa ho, whoa ho
Buried in Detroit
Whoa ho, whoa ho
Buried in Detroit

19. Stay With You (Target Exclusive)
(Verse 1)
Take off your makeup, take off your clothes
I wanna wake up next to your nose
Would you let me linger on your lips
I’m still wrapped ’round your fingertips
And if I had me a rocket ship I just fly back home

(Chorus)
Cause I’ve looked in New York City
And I’ve checked in Boston too
I’ve found a couple that were pretty
But I’m still gonna stay with you
I’m gonna stay with you
I’m gonna stay with you

(Verse 2)
Why don’t you slow down?
I can feel it all now
Your heart is raising, I’m still here
Let your hair down and fear not
Cause I am going nowhere

(Chorus)
Yes, I’ve looked in San Francisco
And I checked all through L.A.
I looked in Dallas, Texas
But something didn’t feel the same
So I looked in Detroit City
And then I checked back at Duke
I found a couple that were pretty
But I’m still gonna stay with you
I’m gonna stay with you
I’m gonna stay with you

(Outro)
Looked in New York City
Checked in Boston too
Found a couple that were pretty
Still gonna stay with you

20. Miley Cyrus (Target Exclusive)
(Verse 1)
When I was a young man I carried my pack
And lived the free life of the rover
I smoked on sativa, guitar on my back
And played my little songs all over

(Pre-Chorus)
But in 2010, my country said: “Son
It’s time to stop rambling, there’s work to be done”
And they gave me a tin hat, and they gave me a gun
And they shipped me away to the war

(Chorus)
And the DJ played Miley Cyrus
A Party in the USA
Yeah, the DJ played Miley Cyrus
And we flew to the Afghan that day

(Verse 2)
I remember the day our orders came in
I was scared and my stomach was sinking
And when Martinez got shot, I cried with my gun
And I fired right back without blinking

(Pre-Chorus)
And we moved down the range, we proud ourselves well
We chased them with bullets
And we showered them with shells
And in ten minutes flat we blown them to hell
And I thought of my mom in Atlanta

(Chorus)
Cause she always loved Miley Cyrus
A Party In The USA
Though the words seemed to take on new meaning
As I turned nineteen on that day

(Verse 3)
I looked at my brothers who’d once been young boys
And their eyes have gone black from the slaughters
And for ten weary weeks, I kept myself for life
As we moved down the range towards the water

(Pre-Chorus 3)
But then one day a shell knocked my ass over head
And when I woked up in my hospital bed
And saw what it had done I wished I was dead
I never knew there were worse things than dying

(Chorus)
And the nurses hummed Miley Cyrus
As the doctors explained what was wrong
Yeah, the nurses hummed Miley Cyrus
But I no longer cared for that song

(Verse 4)
They collected the wounded, the crippled, the maimed
And they sent us all home to Atlanta
The armless, the legless, the blind and the insane
I wore fatigues and blood red bandana

(Pre-Chorus)
We landed on the same runway we’d left in February
And when I looked down where my legs used to be
I thanked God that no one was waiting for me
To grieve and to mourn and to pity

(End-Chorus)
And the DJ played Miley Cyrus
A Party In The USA
And no one cheered they just stared at us
And slowly turned their heads away
Yes, they slowly turned their heads away

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