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1. AVRIL LAVIGNE: 'Girlfriend'

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Hey! You! You! / I don’t like your girlfriend! / No way! No way! / I think you need a new one
Hey! Hey! You! You! / I could be your girlfriend

Hey! Hey! You! You! / I know that you like me / No way! No way! / You know it’s not a secret / Hey! Hey! You! You!
I want to be your girlfriend

You’re so fine / I want you mine / You’re so delicious / I think about ya all the time / You’re so addictive
Don’t you know what I could do to make you feel alright? / Don’t pretend I think you know I’m damn precious
And Hell Yeah / I’m the motherfucking princess / I can tell you like me too and you know I’m right

She’s like so whatever / And you could do so much better / I think we should get together now / And that’s what everyone’s talking about!

Hey! Hey! You! You! / I don’t like your girlfriend! / No way! No way! / I think you need a new one
Hey! Hey! You! You! / I could be your girlfriend

Hey! Hey! You! You! / I know that you like me / No way! No way! / You know it’s not a secret
Hey! Hey! You! You! / I want to be your girlfriend

I can see the way, I see the way you look at me / And even when you look away I know you think of me
I know you talk about me all the time again and again / So come over here, tell me what I want to hear
Better yet make your girlfriend disappear / I don’t want to hear you say her name ever again
(And again and again and again!)

She’s like so whatever / And you could do so much better / I think we should get together now / And that’s what everyone’s talking about!

Hey! Hey! You! You! / I know that you like me / No way! No way! / You know it’s not a secret
Hey! Hey! You! You! / I want to be your girlfriend

In a second you’ll be wrapped around my finger / 'Cause I can, 'cause I can do it better / There’s no other
So when's it gonna sink in? / She’s so stupid / What the hell were you thinking?!
[repeat]


2. AVRIL LAVIGNE: 'When you're gone'.

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I always needed time on my own / I never thought I'd need you there when I cry / And the days feel like years when I'm alone
And the bed where you lie is made up on your side
When you walk away I count the steps that you take / Do you see how much I need you right now?

When you're gone / The pieces of my heart are missing you / When you're gone / The face I came to know is missing too
When you're gone / The words I need to hear to always get me through the day and make it ok / I miss you

I've never felt this way before / Everything that I do reminds me of you / And the clothes you left, they lie on the floor
And they smell just like you, I love the things that you do

When you walk away I count the steps that you take / Do you see how much I need you right now
When you're gone / The pieces of my heart are missing you / When you're gone / The face I came to know is missing too
When you're gone / The words I need to hear to always get me through the day and make it ok / I miss you

We were made for each other / Out here forever / I know we were, yeah / All I ever wanted was for you to know
Everything I'd do, I'd give my heart and soul / I can hardly breathe I need to feel you here with me, yeah
When you're gone / The pieces of my heart are missing you / When you're gone / The face I came to know is missing too
When you're gone / The words I need to hear to always get me through the day and make it ok / I miss you

3. LINKIN PARK: 'What I've done'

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In this farewell / There’s no blood / There’s no alibi / ‘cause I’ve drawn regret / From the truth / Of a thousand lies

So let mercy come / And wash away / What I’ve done
I'll face myself / To cross out what I’ve become / Erase myself / And let go off what I’ve done

Put to rest / What you thought of me / While I clean this slate / With the hands of uncertainty
So let mercy come / And wash away / What I’ve done
I'll face myself / To cross out what I’ve become / Erase myself / And let go off what I’ve done

For what I’ve done / I start again / And whatever pain may come / Today this ends / I’m forgiving what I’ve done!!!
I'll face myself / To cross out what I’ve become / Erase myself / And let go off what I’ve done

What I’ve Done / Forgiving what I’ve done

4. Green Day: 'American Idiot'

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Don't wanna be an American idiot. / Don't want a nation under the new mania. / And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind f... America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension. / All across the alienation. / Everything isn't meant to be okay. / Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow. / For that's enough to argue.

Well maybe I'm the faggot America. / I'm not a part of a redneck agenda. / Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along in the age of paranoia.

Welcome to a new kind of tension. / All across the alienation. / Everything isn't meant to be okay. / Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow. / For that's enough to argue.

Don't wanna be an American idiot. / One nation controlled by the media. / Information age of hysteria. / It's calling out to idiot America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension. / All across the alienation. / Everything isn't meant to be okay. / Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow. / For that's enough to argue.

5. Green Day: 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams'

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I walk a lonely road / The only one that I have ever known / Don't know where it goes / But it's home to me and I walk alone

I walk this empty street / On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams / Where the city sleeps / and I'm the only one and I walk alone

I walk alone / I walk alone / I walk alone / I walk a...

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me / My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating / Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me / 'Til then I walk alone

Ah-ah, Ah-ah, Ah-ah, Aaah-ah, / Ah-ah, Ah-ah, Ah-ah

I'm walking down the line / That divides me somewhere in my mind / On the border line / Of the edge and where I walk alone

Read between the lines / What's f......ed up and everything's alright / Check my vital signs / To know I'm still alive and I walk alone

I walk alone / I walk alone / I walk alone / I walk a...

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me / My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating / Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me / 'Til then I walk alone

Ah-ah, Ah-ah, Ah-ah, Aaah-ah / Ah-ah, Ah-ah

I walk alone / I walk a...

I walk this empty street / On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams / Where the city sleeps / And I'm the only one and I walk a...

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me / My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating / Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me / 'Til then I walk alone...

6. Jesse McCartney: 'Because you live'

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Staring out at the rain, with a heavy heart / It's the end of the world in my mind
Then your voice pulls me back like a wake up call / I've been looking for the answer, somewhere
I couldn't see that it was right there / But now I know what I didn't know

Because you live, and breathe / Because you make me believe in myself when nobody else can help
Because you live girl, my world has twice as many stars in the sky

It's all right I survived I'm alive again / Cuz of you made it through every storm / What is life what's the use if you're killing time
I'm so glad I found an angel, somewhere / Who was there when all my hopes fell / I wanna fly looking in your eyes

Because you live, and breathe / Because you make me believe in myself when nobody else can help
Because you live girl (you live) my world has twice as many stars in the sky / Because you live, I live

Because you live, there's a reason why, I carry on when I lose the fight / I want to give what you've given me always

Because you live, and breathe / Because you make me believe in myself when nobody else can help
Because you live girl, my world has twice as many stars in the sky
Because you live, and breathe / Because you make me believe in myself when nobody else can help
Because you live girl, my world has everything I need to survive,

Because you live, I live / I live

7. Hilary Duff: 'Wake Up'

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There's people talking / They talk about me / They know my name / They think they know everything
But they don't know anything / About me

Give me a dance floor / Give me a dj / Play me a record / Forget what they say / Cause I need to go
Need to getaway tonight

I put my makeup on a Saturday night / I try to make it happen / Try to make it all right / I know I make mistakes
I'm living life day to day / It's never really easy but it's ok

Wake Up Wake Up / On a Saturday night / Could be New York / Maybe Hollywood and Vine
London, Paris maybe Tokyo / There's something going on anywhere I go / Tonight Tonight Yeah, tonight

The city's restless / It's all around me / People in motion / Sick of all the same routines / And they need to go
They need to get away / Tonight

I put my makeup on a Saturday night / I try to make it happen / Try to make it all right / I know I make mistakes
I'm living life day to day / It's never really easy but it's ok

Wake Up Wake Up / On a Saturday night / Could be New York / Maybe Hollywood and Vine / London, Paris maybe Tokyo
There's something going on anywhere I go / Tonight Tonight Yeah, tonight

People all around you / Everywhere that you go / People all around you
They don't really know you / Everybody watching like it's some kind of show
Everybody's watching / They don't really know you now / And forever

Wake Up Wake Up / (Wake Up Wake Up) / Wake Up Wake Up / (Wake Up Wake Up)

Wake Up Wake Up / On a Saturday night / Could be New York / Maybe Hollywood and Vine
London, Paris maybe Tokyo / There's something going on anywhere I go

Wake Up Wake Up / On a Saturday night / Could be New York / Maybe Hollywood and Vine
London, Paris maybe Tokyo / There's something going on anywhere / I go Tonight Tonight Yeah, tonight

8. Christina Aguilera: 'Candyman'

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Tarzan and Jane were swingin' on a vine / Candyman, candyman / Sippin' from a bottle of vodka double wine
Sweet, sugar, candyman

Hey, uh / I met him out for dinner on a Friday night / He really got me working up an appetite / He had tattoos up and down his arm
There's nothing more dangerous than a boy with charm / He's a one stop shop, makes my panties drop
He's a sweet talkin' sugar-coated candyman / A sweet talkin' sugar-coated candyman

Ooh, yeah, yeah / He took me to the Spider Club on Hollywood & Vine / We drank champagne and we danced all night
We shook the paparazzi for a big surprise (a big surprise) / We danced through the night, who needs tomorrow tonight?
He's a one stop shop, makes my cherry pop / He's a sweet talkin' sugar-coated candyman / A sweet talkin sugar-coated candyman

Hey, yeah / Oh, yeah / He's a one stop shop, makes my cherry pop / He's a sweet talkin' sugar-coated candyman
A sweet talkin sugar-coated candyman

Whoa, yeah / Well, by now I'm getting all bothered and hot / When he kissed my mouth he really hit the spot
He got lips like sugar cane / Good things come for boys who wait

Tarzan and Jane were swingin' on a vine / Candyman, candyman / Sippin' from a bottle of vodka double wine
Candyman, candyman

(Sweet, sugar, candyman) / He's a one stop, gotcha hot, making all the panties drop
(Sweet, sugar, candyman) / He's a one stop, got me hot, making my uh pop
(Sweet, sugar, candyman) / He's a one stop, get it while it's hot, baby don't stop
(Sweet, sugar)

He got those lips like sugar cane / Good things come for boys who wait / He's a one stop shop with a real big uh
He's a sweet talkin' sugar-coated candyman / Say what? / A sweet talkin sugar-coated candyman
(say a sweet talkin sugar-coated candyman) / A sweet talkin sugar-coated candyman

Oooh, whoa / Candyman, candyman / Candyman, candyman / Candyman, candyman

Tarzan and Jane were swingin' on a vine / (Tarzan and Jane were swingin' on a vine)
Sippin' from a bottle of vodka double wine / (Sippin' from a bottle of vodka double wine)
Jane lost her grip and down she fell / (Jane lost her grip and down she fell)
Squared herself away as she let out a yell / (Squared herself away as she let out a yell)

9. Blink 182: 'What's My Age Again'

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I took her out, it was a Friday night / I wore cologne to get the feeling right / We started making out, and she took off my pants
But then I turned on the TV

And thats about the time she walked away from me / Nobody likes you when you're 23 / And are still more amused by TV shows
What the hell is ADD? / My friends say I should act my age / What's my age again? / What's my age again?

Then later on, on the drive home / I called her mom from a pay phone / I said I was the cops
And your husbands in jail / This state looks down on sodomy

And that's about the time that bitch hung up on me / Nobody likes you when you're 23
And are still more amused by prank phone calls / What the hell is call ID?
My friends say I should act my age / What's my age again? / What's my age again?

And that's about the time she walked away from me / Nobody likes you when you're 23
And you still act like you're in Freshman year / What the hell is wrong with me?
My friends say I should act my age / What's my age again? / What's my age again?

And thats about the time she broke up with me / No one should take themselves so seriously
With many years to fall in line / Why would you wish that on me? / I never want to act my age
What's my age again? / What's my age again?

10. Elisa: 'Stay'

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You did not dare say a single word / I did not dare ask for something more / I’ve kept my questions secret deep inside
But I wish I could have let you know about / A time when I would have said

Wait, and please stay / Did you mean to push me away? / Please wait and just stay / Did you want it to be this way?

Would you want to know what I've been through? / (Through all this time... all this time) / Would you want to know I have missed you too
(And I have you on my mind) / And you've been and you will be a part of me / (That I can't find) / And you've been forgiven for your silence
All this time when I would have said

Wait, and please stay / Did you mean to push me away? / Please wait and just say / Is there a way that could replace
The times you never said / How've you been? / Do you need anything? / Want you to know I'm here? / Want you to feel me near?

Yeah...and I hope / I hope that you will find your way / Yeah...and I hope / I hope there will be better days

Please wait, and just stay / (Please stay) / Did you mean to push me away? / Please wait, and just stay / (Wait, just stay)
Did you want it to be this way? / Wait, please say / (Yeah, and I hope) / I hope that you will find your way / Please wait, and just stay
(Wait, and I hope) / I hope there will be better days

Hey hey... / Wait / Please stay / Just stay / Please wait

11. Sam Cooke: 'Don't know much about Geography'

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Don't know much about history
Don't know much biology
Don't know much about a science book
Don't know much about the French I took
But I do know that I love you
And I know that if you love me too
What a wonderful world this would be

Don't know much about geography
Don't know much trigonometry
Don't know much about algebra
Don't know what a slide rule is for
But I know that one and one is two
And if this one could be with you
What a wonderful world this would be

Now, I don't claim to be an "A" student
But I'm trying to be
For maybe by being an "A" student baby
I can win your love for me

13. Eric Clapton: "Tears in Heaven"




Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same if I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven
Would you hold my hand if I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand if I saw you in heaven?
I'll find my way through night and day
'Cause I know I just can't stay here in heaven
Time can bring you down; time can bend your knees
Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please
Beyond the door there's peace I'm sure
And I know there'll be no more tears in heaven
Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same if I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven
'Cause I know I don't belong, here in heaven