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Artist(s): OneRepublic

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Counting Stars

length: 4:18
producer: Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella
lead vocals: Ryan Tedder
mixer: Joe Zook
recording engineer: Smith Carlson
bass: Brent Kutzle
background vocals: Brent Kutzle, Zachary Filkins, Bobbie Gordon and David McGlohon
guitar: Drew Brown and Zachary Filkins
keyboard: Ryan Tedder
harp: HarpEri
drums (drum set): Eddie Fisher
assistant mixer: Ryan Lipman
assistant recording engineer: Matthew Tryba
writer: Ryan Tedder
composer: Ryan Tedder
lyricist: Ryan Tedder

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been playing hard,
Sitting, no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars, yeah we'll be counting stars

I see this life like a swinging vine
Swing my heart across the line
And my face is flashing signs
Seek it out and you shall find
Oh, but I'm not that old
Young, but I'm not that bold
I don't think the world is sold
I'm just doing what we're told
I feel something so right
Doing the wrong thing
I feel something so wrong
Doing the right thing
I could lie, could lie, could lie
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been playing hard,
Sitting, no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been playing hard,
Sitting, no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

I feel the love and I feel it burn
Down this river, every turn
Hope is a four-letter word
Make that money, watch it burn
Oh, but I'm not that old
Young, but I'm not that bold
I don't think the world is sold
I'm just doing what we're told
I feel something so wrong
Doing the right thing
I could lie, could lie, could lie
Everything that downs me makes me wanna fly

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been playing hard,
Sitting, no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been playing hard,
Sitting, no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons are learnt

Everything that kills me makes feel alive

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been playing hard,
Sitting, no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars

Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been playing hard,
Sitting, no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be, counting stars

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons are learnt

If I Lose Myself

length: 4:01
producer: Ryan Tedder and benny blanco
mixer: Serban Ghenea
engineer: Smith Carlson and Ryan Tedder
background vocals: Zachary Filkins, Drew Brown, Eddie Fisher, Brent Kutzle and David McGlohon
programming: OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle and benny blanco
co-producer: Brent Kutzle
assistant engineer: Scott Yarmovsky, Matthew Tryba and Chris Sclafani
instrument: Ryan Tedder, OneRepublic, benny blanco and Brent Kutzle
writer: Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Zachary Filkins, benny blanco
I stared up at the sun
Thought of all other people, places and things I've loved
I stared up just to see
Of all other faces, you are the one next to me
You can feel the light start to tremble
Washing what you know out the sea yeah
You can see your life out of the window, tonight

If I lose myself tonight
It'll be by your side
If I lose myself tonight (whoa, whoa, whoa)

If I lose myself tonight
It'll be you and I
Lose myself tonight

I woke up with the sun
Thought of all other people, places and things I've loved
I woke up just to see
Of all other faces you were the one next to me
You can feel the light start to tremble
Washing what you know out the sea yeah
You can see your life out of the window, tonight

If I lose myself tonight
It'll be by your side
If I lose myself tonight (whoa, whoa, whoa)

If I lose myself tonight
It'll be you and I
Lose myself tonight (whoa)
Whoo
Oh ooh

Take us down and we keep trying
40,000 feet keep flying
Take us down and we keep trying
40,000 feet keep flying
Take us down and we keep trying
40,000 feet keep flying
Take us down and we keep trying
40,000 feet keep flying

Lose myself
If I lose myself tonight
Hoo hoo ooh
Hoo hoo ooh

Feel Again

length: 3:05
producer: Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle and Noel Zancanella
mixer: Joe Zook
engineer: Jared Rich and Smith Carlson
additional producer: Drew Brown
background vocals: David McGlohon and OneRepublic
assistant mixer: Matthew Tryba and Ryan Lipman
writer: Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Drew Brown, Noel Zancanella
It's been a long time coming since I've seen your face
I've been everywhere and back trying to replace
Everything that I've had till my feet went numb
Praying like a fool that's been on the run
Heart still beating but it's not working
It's like a million dollar phone that you just can't ring
I reach out trying to love but I feel nothing
Yeah, my heart is numb

But with you, I feel again
Yeah with you, I can feel again, yeah

(Woo hoo) I'm feeling better since you know me
I was a lonely soul but that's the old me

It's been a long time coming since I've seen your face
I've been everywhere and back trying to replace
Everything that I broke till my feet went numb
Praying like a fool who just shot a gun
Heart still beating but it's not working
It's like a hundred thousand voices that just can't sing
I reached out trying to love but I feel nothing
Oh my heart is numb

But with you, I feel again
And with you, I can feel again

But with you (I'm feeling better since you know me)
I feel again (I was a lonely soul but that's the old me)
Yeah with you (I'm feeling better since you know me)
I can feel again (I was a lonely soul)

Woo hoo (Woo hoo)

(I'm feeling better since you know me)
(I was a lonely soul, but that's the old me)
(I'm feeling better since you know me)
(I was a lonely soul, but that's the old me)
(I'm feeling better since you know me)
(I was a lonely soul, but that's the old me)

I'm feeling better ever since you know me
I was a lonely soul but that's the old me
A little wiser now from what you showed me
Yeah, I feel again, feel again woo hoo

What You Wanted

length: 4:02
producer: Ryan Tedder and Brent Kutzle
mixer: Joe Zook
engineer: Smith Carlson
assistant mixer: Ryan Lipman
writer: Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle
I'll find the places where you hide
I'll be the dawn on your worst night
The only thing left in your life
Yeah I would kill for you, that's right

If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted

I'll put your poison in my veins
They say the best love is insane, yeah
I'll light your fire till my last day
I'll let your fields burn around me, around me

If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted

I'll run now, 'cause this time
Oh, my love is true
Tell me, something I wouldn't do

If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted

If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted

I Lived

length: 3:55
producer: Noel Zancanella and Ryan Tedder
mixer: Serban Ghenea
engineer: Smith Carlson
background vocals: David McGlohon
writer: Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella
Hoping you take that jump
But don't fear the fall
Hope when the water rises
You built a wall
Hoping the crowd screams out
Screaming your name
Hope if everybody runs
You chose to stay
Hope that you fall in love
And it hurts so bad
The only way you can know
Is give it all you have
And I hope that you don't suffer
But take the pain
Hope when the moment comes you say

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second
That this world could give
I saw so many places
And things that I did
Of every broken bone
I swear I lived

Hope that you spend your days
But they all add up
And when that sun goes down
Hope you raise your cup
I wish that I could witness
All we drawled and your pain
But until my moment comes
I'll say

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second
That this world could give
I saw so many places
And things that I did
Of every broken bone
I swear I lived

Whoa, whoa, whoa
Oh, oh
Of every broken bone
I swear I lived
Of every broken bone
I swear I lived

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second
That this world could give
I saw so many places
And things that I did
Of every broken bone
I swear I lived

I swear I lived

Light It Up

length: 4:11
producer: Brent Kutzle and Ryan Tedder
mixer: Joe Zook
engineer: Steve Wilmot
additional keyboard: Brian Willett
assistant mixer: Ryan Lipman
writer: Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle
Like a stone you watch it fall
And let it roll out over the fields
You take your time and watch it crawl
Like you're the big shot symphony
But oh what would you say if I told you 'the pitch is wrong' with a smile?
I took a trip to wonderland gonna get you nowhere by a mile

I, I could light it up for you
I, I could light it up for you
We, we ain't got a shot to lose
Put it on but fade it out tell you that you weren't enough
Acting like your favorite drug, raise a cup
We can light it up,
We can light it up

I took a shot and missed the mark
Well every single day I multiply
A million drums of kerosene
Baby, like a hotel in the sky
I just want to see all the sparks you're trying to hide
Let's take a trip to wonderland, we can just tune this fire tonight

I, I could light it up for you
I, I could light it up for you
We, we ain't got a shot to loose
Put it on but fade it out
Tell you that you weren't enough
Acting like your favorite drug, raise a cup
We can light it up
We can light it up

Can’t Stop

length: 4:10
producer: Ryan Tedder, Tyler Johnson and Jeff Bhasker
piano: Jeff Bhasker
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Tyler Johnson
additional producer: Emile Haynie
background vocals: Billy Kraven
keyboard: Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker and Ryan Tedder
programming: Tyler Johnson
assistant mixer: Chris Galland and Delbert Bowers
writer: Ryan Tedder, Jeff Bhasker, Tyler Johnson
I guess this is what it's supposed to feel like
No we don't talk, no we don't talk, we don't talk anymore
I guess this is what it's supposed to sound like
The universe, the universe, universe is torn

I don't want to live without you
I can live without you half the day, hey hey
I don't want to live without you
And put life off for another day

But I can't stop
Thinking about
Thinking about us anymore oh oh
I said I can't stop
Thinking about,
Thinking about us anymore oh oh
I said I can't stop, no
Thinking about,
Thinking about this anymore oh oh
And all I've got, uh
Is nothing I want anymore oh
Oh

No I never get used to silence
But I don't hear, no I don't hear
I don't hear you anymore
I know I had to look hard to find it
Everything, everything, everything is gone

I don't want to live without you
And put life off for another day

But I can't stop
Thinking about
Thinking about us anymore oh oh
I said I can't stop
Thinking about,
Thinking about us anymore oh oh
I said I can't stop, no
Thinking about,
Thinking about this anymore oh oh
And all I've got, uh
Is nothing I want anymore oh
Oh

I can see stars, I can see our lives
In a self destructing lane
I can see stars, I can see lights,
Shining here

But I can't stop
Thinking about
Thinking about us anymore oh oh
I said I can't stop
Thinking about,
Thinking about us anymore oh oh
I said I can't stop, no
Thinking about,
Thinking about this anymore oh oh
And all I've got, uh
Is nothing I want anymore oh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh uh

Au Revoir

length: 4:51
producer: Brent Kutzle
mixer: Joe Zook
engineer: Brandon Michael Collins and Alex Bush
background vocals: Trever Hoehne
additional keyboard: Brian Willett
French horn: Anthony King
assistant mixer: Ryan Lipman
pedal steel guitar: Aaron Anderson
writer: Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle
Today I'm not myself
And you, you're someone else
And all these rules don't fit
And all that starts can quit

What a peculiar state, we're in
What a peculiar state, we're in

Let's play a game
Where all of the lives we lead
Could change
Let's play a game
Where nothing that we can see
The same

We'll find other pieces to the puzzles
Slippin' out under the locks
I could show you how many moves to checkmate right now
We could take apart this life we're building
And pack it up inside a box
All that really matters is we're doing it right now
Right now

We'll find other pieces to the puzzles
Slippin' out under the locks
I could show you how many moves to checkmate right now
We could take apart this life we're building
And pack it up inside a box
All that really matters is we're doing it right now
Right now

Burning Bridges

length: 4:17
writer: Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle
You and I were meant to be
Ain't no doubt about it
No way to hide that sort of thing
Now I’m waiting for something better
Ain't nothing better worth imagining

I, I keep on running
I’m building bridges that I know you never wanted
Look for my heart
You stole it away
Now I’ll never sing the road that I could take

Listen, I want you to burn my bridges down
I said, I want you to burn my bridges down
Set me on fire
You set me
Set me on fire
You can burn my bridges down

Send this out to sea
Send it where you wanted
You can take your no for no or not at all
There’s no filling up your spaces with fictionary places
Imaginary faces they don’t work at all

I, I keep on running
I’m building bridges that I know you never wanted
Look for my heart
You stole it away

Now I’ll never sing the road that I could take
Listen, I want you to burn my bridges down
I said, I want you to burn my bridges down
Set me on fire
You set me
Set me on fire
Girl you burnt my bridges down

I want you to burn my bridges down, down
I want you to burn my bridges down
Set me on fire
You set me
Set me on fire
Set me on fire

I want you to burn my bridges down
I said, I want you to burn my bridges down
Down, down
Set me on fire
Set me on fire

Something I Need

length: 4:01
writer: Ryan Tedder, benny blanco
I had a dream the other night
Bout how we only get one night
Woke me up right after two
Stayed awake and stared at you
So I wouldn’t loose my mind

And I had the week that came from hell
And yes I know that you could tell
But you’re like the net under the ledge
Whether I go flying off the edge
You go flying off as well
And if you only die once
I wanna die with

You got something I need
In this world full of people, there’s one killing me
And if we only die once, I wanna die with you
You got something I need
In this world full of people, there’s one killing me
And if we only die once, I wanna die with you

Last night I think I drank too much, yeah
Call it our temporary crunch
With broken words I’ve tried to say
Honey don’t you be afraid
If we got nothing, we got us, yeah
And if you only die once
I wanna die with

You got something I need
In this world full of people, there’s one killing me
And if we only die once, I wanna die with you
You got something I need
In this world full of people, there’s one killing me
And if we only die once, I wanna die with you

I know that we’re not the same
But I’m so damn glad that we made it
To this time, this time, around, yeah

You got something I need
In this world full of people, there’s one killing me
And if we only die once, I wanna die with you
You got something I need
In this world full of people, there’s one killing me
And if we only die once, I wanna die with you
If we only live once, I wanna live with you.

Preacher

length: 4:08
writer: Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle
When I was a kid, I used to buy and sell gravity
I knew how to fly, and I would teach you for a fee
Broke every window in my hotel heart
When I was only 5 years old, the 12 years scar
But I'd hear the same voice echo in my mind
See son you got an angel, to chase the devil at night, yeah

When I was a kid, my grandfather was a preacher
He'd talk about God, yeah he was something like a teacher
He said God only helps those
Who learn to help themselves
He was a million miles from a million dollars
But you can never spend his wealth
I took a little faith, and put it in a parking lot
I drove to a strange town, full of have and have notes
Yeah, and as I walk through that storybook life
I’ll be looking for an angel, to chase the devil at night, whoa

When I was a kid, my grandfather was a preacher
He'd talk about love, yeah he was something like a teacher
He said God only helps those
Who learn to help themselves
He was a million miles from a million dollars
But you can never spend his wealth

Wave, put your hands up, and hands down
Wave, put your hands up, and hands down
Wave, put your hands up, and hands down

When I was a kid, my grandfather was a preacher
He'd talk about life, yeah he was something like a teacher
He said God only helps those
Who learn to help themselves
He was a million miles from a million dollars
But you can never spend his wealth

He was a million miles from a million dollars
But you can never spend his wealth

Don't Look Down

length: 1:39
writer: Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle
Hey, I can hear you talking
Say, don’t look down, don’t look down.
Hey, I can hear you preaching
Say don’t leave me fall, fall.

Something's Gotta Give

length: 4:51
writer: Ryan Tedder, Philippe Zdar, Hubert Blanc-Francard
Come, come, my dear
Take flight, come near
I see your fear creeping around you
First love, then hate, then love, no, wait
Your confusion, it's gonna kill me
I broke for you, I woke for you
You taught me through, God love you,
I see the signs are out of line
No fault of mine
Except for don't say his name now

I'm breaking out, something ain't right here
You're falling out something ain't here

The scream, I burn
What's that, you say
Your cloud it's telling you lies now
You hear my voice,
You make some noise
You stole my choice
It's over now
Pray for him now
I speak to you

I'm breaking out, something ain't right here
You're falling out, something ain't right here
I'm breaking out, something ain't right here
You're falling out, falling out from,
Falling out, you're falling out
Why can't you see it?

Ooh

I'll pray for you now
I'm speaking to you

Life In Color

length: 3:22
writer: Brent Kutzle, Ryan Tedder
I do my best
To find some kind of glow
I'm givin' it some heart and soul, now
From the darkest grays
The sun bursts, clouds break
Yeah, we see that fire
From the streets of Babylon
To the road that we've been on now
The kaleidoscope claims another

Whoa oh oh oh
Well this is life in color (color)
Today feels like no other (other)
And the darkest grays
The sun bursts, clouds break

Whoa oh oh oh
Well this is life in motion (motion)
And just when I could run this race no more
The sun bursts, clouds break
This is life in color

You've seen my worst
Yet you see some hope in me
The black and white sets us free
Like the queen to the rook
Your decision is a sure thing
Honey yeah, a sure thing
No wonder I feel
Like I'm missing a heavy load
But no matter what daylight brings to us
We all know

Whoa oh oh oh
Well this is life in color (color)
Today feels like no other (other)
And the darkest grays
The sun bursts, clouds break

Whoa oh oh oh
Well this is life in motion (motion)
And just when I could run this race no more
The sun bursts, clouds break
This is life in color
This is life in color

This is life in color
Today feels like no other
And the darkest grays
The sun bursts, cloud breaks

Whoa oh oh oh
Well this is life in motion (motion)
Just when I could run this race no more
The sun bursts, cloud breaks
This is life in color
This is life in color
Ooh ooh

If I Lose Myself (acoustic)

length: 3:51
writer: Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Zachary Filkins, benny blanco
I stared up at the sun
Thought of all other people, places and things I've loved
I stared up just to see
Of all other faces, you are the one next to me
You can feel the light start to tremble
Washing what you know out the sea yeah
You can see your life out of the window, tonight

If I lose myself tonight
It'll be by your side
If I lose myself tonight (whoa, whoa, whoa)

If I lose myself tonight
It'll be you and I
Lose myself tonight

I woke up with the sun
Thought of all other people, places and things I've loved
I woke up just to see
Of all other faces you were the one next to me
You can feel the light start to tremble
Washing what you know out the sea yeah
You can see your life out of the window, tonight

If I lose myself tonight
It'll be by your side
If I lose myself tonight (whoa, whoa, whoa)

If I lose myself tonight
It'll be you and I
Lose myself tonight (whoa)
Whoo
Oh ooh

Take us down and we keep trying
40,000 feet keep flying
Take us down and we keep trying
40,000 feet keep flying
Take us down and we keep trying
40,000 feet keep flying
Take us down and we keep trying
40,000 feet keep flying

Lose myself
If I lose myself tonight
Hoo hoo ooh
Hoo hoo ooh

What You Wanted (acoustic)

length: 3:23
writer: Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle
I'll find the places where you hide
I'll be the dawn on your worst night
The only thing left in your life
Yeah I would kill for you, that's right

If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted

I'll put your poison in my veins
They say the best love is insane, yeah
I'll light your fire till my last day
I'll let your fields burn around me, around me

If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted

I'll run now, 'cause this time
Oh, my love is true
Tell me, something I wouldn't do

If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted

If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted
If that's what you wanted

Burning Bridges (acoustic)

length: 4:36
writer: Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle
You and I were meant to be
Ain't no doubt about it
No way to hide that sort of thing
Now I’m waiting for something better
Ain't nothing better worth imagining

I, I keep on running
I’m building bridges that I know you never wanted
Look for my heart
You stole it away
Now I’ll never sing the road that I could take

Listen, I
Want you to burn my bridges down (down)
I said I
Want you to burn my bridges down (down, down)
Set me on fire
You set me
Set me on fire
You can burn my bridges down

Send this out to sea
You send it where you wanted
You can take it note for note or not at all
There’s no filling up your spaces with fictionary places
Imaginary faces they don’t work at all

I, I keep on running
I’m building bridges that I know you never wanted
Look for my heart
You stole it away

Now I’ll never sing the road that I could take
Listen,
I want you to burn my bridges down
Said I
Want you to burn my bridges down (down, down)
Set me on fire
You set me
Set me on fire
Girl you burnt my bridges down

I
Want you to burn my bridges down,
Down
I
Want you to burn my bridges down yeah
Set me on fire
You set me
Set me on fire
Set me on fire

I
Want you to burn my bridges down
I said, I
Want you to burn my bridges down (down, down)
Set me on fire
Set me on fire