"TELL ME YOUR STORY"


I GOT A NEW JOB TO REPLACE THE OLD

IN A RUNDOWN RETIREMENT HOME

I HAND OUT THE PILLS TO RESIDENTS THERE

TOO MANY ARE ALL ALONE




I GO INTO THIS ROOM AND SIT DOWN ON A CHAIR

I ASK "WHAT IS YOUR NAME"

I HAVE THESE PILLS, THEY'RE PRESCRIBED FOR YOU

THESE ARE YOURS TO CLAIM




SHE WAS JUST A FACE THEN BECAME A VOICE

AS SHE STARTED TO COME ALIVE

SHE SAID HELLO MY NAME IS JANE

I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU'VE ARRIVED




I JUST MOVED IN HAD TO LEAVE MY HOME

BECAUSE I LOST MY SIGHT

I CANNOT SEE AND I'M SCARED TO DEATH

ALL IS SEE IS THE NIGHT




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TELL ME YOUR STORY WHERE DOES IT BEGIN

HOW MANY YEARS WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN

WHAT DID YOU DO WHAT HAVE YOU BECOME

AND DID YOU LOVE SOMEONE




SHE CAME ON A BOAT AT 9 YEARS OLD

WITH TEN DOLLARS AND THE NAME OF A MAN

HE WAS TO HELP HER, SHE WAS ALL ALONE

IN A NEW A FOREIGN LAND




AS SHE SEARCHED THE CROWD WITH EYES OF HOPE

A FACE STARED BACK AT HER

I AM YOUR UNCLE, CALL ME AL

I WILL BE YOUR FAMILY




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WELCOME TO AMERICA HE SAID TO HER

WITH ALL YOUR HOPES AND YOUR DREAMS

IT COULD BECOME YOURS IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR HEART

EXPERIENCE ALL LIFE CAN BE




HE TOOK HER TO WHAT SHE CALLED HOME

FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS OF HER LIFE

SHE LEARNED HOW TO READ AND THEN TO WRITE

THEN SHE BECAME A WIFE (CHORUS)




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SHE MARRIED A MAN THAT SHE HARDLY KNEW

HAD CHILDREN AND A GREAT CAREER

BUT THE LOVE SHE DESIRED WAS BEYOND HER REACH

IT WAS A GOOD LIFE ALL THE SAME




HE WORKED HARD EVERYDAY AND WAS KIND TO THEM ALL

THEY SACRIFICED ALL FOR THEIR KIDS

THEY HAD A GOOD LIFE THE BEST THEY COULD DO

NO REGRETS




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NOW I'M BACK IN THAT ROOM THAT'S NOW COME ALIVE

WITH MEMORIES DANCING ALOUD

THIS FACE BEFORE ME IS NOW MORE THAN A FACE

AS I WATCH IT EMERGE FROM A CLOUD




SHE SAID TO ME "ALTHOUGH I CAN'T SEE

I SEE YOUR FACE QUITE CLEAR

YOU'VE LISTENED TO ME AND THAT MEANS A LOT

THAT YOU'RE HERE" (CHORUS)




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