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Sara Bareilles

Sara Beth Bareilles ( /bəˈrɛlɪs/ bə-REL-is; born December 7, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She achieved mainstream success in 2007 with the hit single "Love Song", which brought her into the number one spot on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. She has sold over 1 million recor… more »

You can have Manhattan 
I know it's for the best
I'll gather up the avenues 
And leave them on your doorstep 
And I'll tip toe away
So you won't have to say
You heard me leave 

You can have Manhattan 
I know it's what you want
The bustle and the buildings 
The weather in the fall
And I'll bow out of place 
To save you some space 
For somebody new

You can have Manhattan 
'Cause I can't have you


You can have Manhattan 
The one we used to share 
The one where we were laughing 
And drunk on just being there
Hang on to the reverie  Could you do that for me
'Cause I'm just too sad to

You can have Manhattan 
'Cause I can't have you

And so it goes
One foot after the other 
'Til black and white begin to color in
And I know
That holding us in place is simply fear
Of what's already changed


You can have Manhattan 
I'll settle for the beach 
And sunsets facing westward with
Sand beneath my feet
I'll wish this away
Just missing the days
When I was one half of two

You can have Manhattan 
'Cause I can't have you


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