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Austin City Limits 7th Annual Hall of Fame Honors

Celebrate the 2021 ACL Hall of Fame inductees as Alejandro Escovedo, Lucinda Williams and Wilco are honored. Guest performers include Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Rosanne Cash and Sheila E.

AIRED: January 08, 2022 | 0:55:06
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-The 7th annual Austin City Limits Hall of Fame honors,

a celebration of the artists who've made "Austin City Limits"

the longest-running music program in television history.

Tonight, we honor and induct Lucinda Williams

with guests Jason Isbell, Rosanne Cash, and Margo Price --

Alejandro Escovedo

with guests Lenny Kaye, Sheila E., and Alex Ruiz --

and Wilco

with guests Rosanne Cash and Japanese Breakfast.

It's the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame honors.

-♪ Of California stars ♪

-The Austin City Limits Hall of Fame

was created to honor the artists

who contributed to the legacy

for the longest-running music program in television history.

Tonight, we honor and induct three new members --

Wilco, Alejandro Escovedo, and, to begin, Lucinda Williams.

-♪ I changed the name of this town ♪

-Here is Jason Isbell.

[ Cheers and applause ]

-Thank you. I love Lucinda, and I love her work,

and I'm positive that a lot of my songs wouldn't exist

if I hadn't spent so much time trying to rip her off.

[ Laughter ]

I do distinctly remember there are a lot of similarities

between a true poet and a great songwriter.

They both take you somewhere.

Human emotions are vague and complicated,

but those details are the transporters.

And Lucinda Williams, she gave you the details.

She didn't say, "I miss riding in your car

listening to the radio."

She said, "In a yellow El Camino" --

which damn near rhymes --

"yellow El Camino listening to Howlin' Wolf."

You can keep -- You can keep your cellar door.

I will take the phrase "a yellow El Camino."

It's perfect.

She didn't say, "We can be equal,

and we can still need each other."

She said, "You don't have to prove your manhood

to me constantly."

And I for one really -- I needed to hear that. I did.

[ Laughter, cheers and applause ]

You know, she didn't say, "My childhood wasn't easy,

but sometimes I miss being a child."

She said, "I took a bus to Baton Rouge.

There was this beautiful lamp I always loved.

A seashore was painted on the shade,

and it would turn around when you switched on the bulb

and gently rock the waves."

-Whoo! -Whoo!

-Yeah. That one gets me. That one gets me.

She didn't say, "This life is wearing me down,

and my soul is craving something else."

She said, "Come on, now, child. We're going to go for a ride.

Car wheels on a gravel road."

And you're there.

You're there. You hear the tires popping.

You don't hear the engine because they're not hauling ass.

It is a slow roll into the unknown.

Whether she'll admit it or not, she's made a map.

And as long as I'm able to tell

little rhyming stories of my own,

I'll keep referring back to it.

And I think anybody who calls himself

a songwriter should do the same.

So it's my honor to welcome Lucinda Williams

to the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Here.

Show it off.

-This will fit real nicely next to my Grammys.

Thank you so much, y'all.

[ Cheers and applause ]

It is truly my pleasure and privilege to accept this.

As an artist who's been described myself as --

as too rock for country and too country for rock,

I literally -- My music fell on the cracks,

literally, between country and rock.

So it wasn't always easy to feel like I belonged anywhere,

and it was hard to get recognition.

But Austin has always embraced me as one of its own.

[ Cheers and applause ]

When I was moving out to Los Angeles in 1984...

...some of my friends said, "You're not going to make it

out -- They're going to eat you alive,

and you're going to come back to Austin

with your tail between your legs,"

which didn't happen, of course.

But the funny thing that was said

was by my friend John T. Davis, the music journalist.

He told me, he said, "Well, you're going to be coming

back to Texas, because out in California,

they put sour cream on all the Mexican food."

[ Laughter ]

[ Applause ]

Doesn't that sound like

something somebody in Texas would say?

[ Laughter ]

Anyway, so, I went out to L.A.

to kind of find my fame and fortune, as it were.

And it was a good move for me.

But I never forgot

the places and the people who helped me get there.

And y'all are part of that.

So thank you.

Thank you so much.

[ Cheers and applause ]

-♪ I envy the wind ♪

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♪ That whispers in your ear ♪

♪ That howls through the winter ♪

♪ That freezes your fingers ♪

♪ That moves through your hair ♪

♪ And cracks your lips ♪

♪ And chills you to the bone ♪

♪ I envy the wind ♪

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♪ I envy the rain ♪

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♪ That falls on your face ♪

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♪ That wets your eyelashes ♪

♪ And dampens your skin ♪

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♪ And touches your tongue ♪

♪ Soaks through your shirt ♪

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♪ Drips down your back ♪

♪ I envy the rain ♪

♪ I envy the sun ♪

♪ That brightens your summer ♪

♪ That warms your body ♪

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♪ And holds you in her heat ♪

♪ That makes your days longer ♪

♪ And makes you hot ♪

♪ Makes you sweat ♪

♪ Oh, I envy the sun ♪

[ Guitar solo ]

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[ Steel guitar solo ]

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♪ I envy the wind ♪

♪ I envy the rain ♪

♪ I envy the sun ♪

♪ I envy the wind ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

Lucinda Williams' song.

[ Cheers and applause ]

-Now welcome back Lucinda Williams,

with Rosanne Cash.

[ Cheers and applause ]

-Thank you.

I'm on cloud nine.

-Yeah. -Whoo!

-It's an honor to be here with my friend of 30 years,

Lucinda Williams.

[ Cheers and applause ]

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♪ Everybody's had a few ♪

♪ Now they're talking about who knows who ♪

♪ I'm going back to the Crescent City ♪

♪ Where everything's still the same ♪

♪ This town has said what it has to say ♪

♪ Now I'm after that back highway ♪

♪ And the longest bridge I've ever crossed ♪

♪ Over Pontchartrain ♪

-♪ Tous les temps en temps ♪

♪ That's what we say ♪

♪ We used to dance ♪

♪ The night away ♪

♪ Me and my sister ♪

♪ Me and my brother ♪

♪ We used to walk ♪

♪ Down by the river ♪

-Mama lives in Mandeville.

♪ I can hardly wait until ♪

♪ I can hear my Zydeco ♪

♪ And laissez les bons temps rouler ♪

♪ And take rides in open cars ♪

♪ My brother knows where the best bars are ♪

♪ Let's see how these blues'll do ♪

♪ In the town where the good times stay ♪

-♪ Tous les temps en temps ♪

♪ That's what we say ♪

♪ We used to dance ♪

♪ The night away ♪

♪ Me and my sister ♪

♪ Me and my brother ♪

♪ We used to walk ♪

♪ Down by the river ♪

[ Accordion solo ]

[ Cheers and applause ]

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-♪ Tous les temps en temps ♪

-♪ That's what we say ♪

♪ We used to dance ♪

♪ The night away ♪

♪ Me and my sister ♪

♪ Me and my brother ♪

♪ We used to walk ♪

♪ Down by the river ♪

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[ Cheers and applause ]

-Please welcome Margo Price.

[ Cheers and applause ]

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-♪ I changed the lock on my front door ♪

♪ So you can't see me anymore ♪

♪ And you can't come inside my house ♪

♪ And you can't lie down on my couch ♪

♪ I changed the lock on my front door ♪

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-♪ I changed the number on my phone ♪

♪ So you can't call me up at home ♪

♪ You can't say those things to me ♪

♪ Make me fall down on my knees ♪

♪ I changed the number on my phone ♪

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-♪ I changed the kind of clothes I wear ♪

♪ So you can't find me anywhere ♪

♪ And you can't spot me in a crowd ♪

♪ And you can't call my name out loud ♪

♪ I changed the kind of clothes I wear ♪

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-♪ I changed the kind of car I drive ♪

♪ So you can't see me when I go by ♪

♪ You can't chase me up the street ♪

♪ And you can't knock me off my feet ♪

♪ I changed the kind of car I drive ♪

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-♪ I changed the tracks underneath the train ♪

♪ So you can't find me again ♪

♪ And you can't trace my path ♪

♪ And you can't hear my laugh ♪

♪ I changed the tracks underneath the train ♪

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[ Guitar solo ]

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[ Steel guitar solo ]

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-♪ I changed the name of this town ♪

♪ So you can't follow me down ♪

♪ You can't touch me like before ♪

♪ And you can't make me want you more ♪

♪ I changed the name of this town ♪

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-♪ I changed the lock on my front door ♪

-♪ I changed the number on my phone ♪

-♪ I changed the kind of car I drive ♪

-♪ Kind of clothes I wear ♪

-♪ I changed the tracks underneath the train ♪

-♪ I changed the name of this town ♪

-♪ I changed the name of this town ♪

♪ I changed the name of this town ♪

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-Thank you.

[ Cheers and applause ]

-Next up, Alejandro Escovedo.

Please welcome longtime Patti Smith band member Lenny Kaye.

[ Applause ]

-Thank you so much.

As Alejandro's recent album "The Crossing" attests,

his lineage is Mexican-American, a proud testament

to the inclusive nature of the American experience

as it grows and is nurtured

through successive waves of immigration.

[ Cheers and applause ]

When I see Alejandro in performance,

I witness an artist who is able to shape-shift at will.

I can hear his punk-rock roots from his time in the Nuns

predicting World War III.

I can hear his country,

dare I say, Western influences

from his time served in Rank and File

and the True Believers,

the serenade of Méxicano

when he walks around a room

with only his acoustic guitar, beyond microphone,

and sings to his audience one-on-one,

the way he takes raw emotion, pain and ecstasy

and the sense of wonder at the possibilities of love,

and places it in the mirror of a verse and a chorus

and then asks the audience to sing along

so they can find themselves and who they can become

through the healing power that is musical expression.

It is my great privilege and pleasure

to welcome Alejandro Escovedo

to the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame!

[ Cheers and applause ]

-Thank you.

What a beautiful night. What a beautiful night.

Thank you so much.

I've heard that we choose our parents.

If so, I chose a couple of kooks

who were Cleo Renteria Escovedo from San Marcos, Texas,

Pedro Barrera Escovedo from Saltillo, Coahuila, in Mexico.

And from my mother,

I inherited a love of literature, movies,

and her delicious cooking.

From my father, I learned about music, rancheras, boleros

and songs by the great crooners of the day.

I left home when I was 15 years old

with a stack of rock 'n' roll records

and a surfboard, you know?

I saw Patti Smith with Lenny Kaye

and Richard Sohl at the Whisky A Go Go.

That night changed my life forever.

I then moved to San Francisco,

where my friend and I began making a movie

about the worst band in the world.

That band became the Nuns.

We were so bad that we had to ask the audience

to tune our guitars for us. [ Chuckles ]

We opened up for the last Sex Pistols show at Winterland

and then moved to the Chelsea Hotel in New York City,

and I joined the Judy Nylon band.

On the first night I played with Judy,

we played at Max's Kansas City.

John Cale, Brian Eno, and Chris Spedding

were sitting at the front table right in front of the stage.

My head was spinning.

My rock 'n' roll dreams had come true, you know?

[ Cheers and applause ]

You know, I was fortunate enough in my life

to have met so many beautiful people along the way,

the people I've met in so many different cities

throughout the world.

Music has taken me there.

I've got to meet Pete Seeger before he passed away.

It was a big thrill for me.

And Pete said to me, he said, "Alejandro,

music will save the world."

And I truly believe that.

And so I leave you with that thought.

Peace.

[ Cheers and applause ]

I'd like to introduce Mr. Alex Ruiz, everyone. Please.

[ Cheers and applause ]

My brother's, Pete, family had these kids

who were like the Jackson 5, you know, and they could sing,

they could dance, they could play instruments,

and we didn't know how to do anything.

But one of them, in my opinion, has become not only

one of the greatest beautiful women of the world,

but one of the greatest drummers in the world, in my opinion.

[ Cheers and applause ]

My niece, Sheila E., everyone.

[ Cheers and applause ]

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-♪ El viento se llevó a mi amigo ♪

♪ El voló solo ayer ♪

♪ Gobierno miente, criaturas mueren ♪

♪ No quieren sanar a los pobres ♪

♪ Hay dinero que ganar ♪

♪ Sobre el desfile de la gente ♪

♪ Vendiendo corazones fuera de esa puerta ♪

-♪ Escribiré algo azul ♪

♪ Una melodía pintada azul ♪

♪ Cantaré ♪

♪ Cantaré ♪

♪ Algo azul ♪

♪♪♪

-♪ Pintas la victoria ♪

♪ Como huracán desde memoria ♪

♪ Santo Jaime colgando de una brisa ♪

♪ Oh, volteamos otra mejilla ♪

♪ Una armadura elegante ♪

♪ Cantamos por los obreros del mañana ♪

-♪ Escribiré algo azul ♪

♪ Una melodía pintada azul ♪

♪ Cantaré ♪

♪ Cantaré ♪

♪ Algo azul ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Nadie te quiere ♪

♪ Algo azul ♪

♪ Quizás te vuelvas a ♪

♪ Algo azul ♪

♪ Tal vez si los vea ♪

♪ Lo que la gente le falta hoy ♪

♪ Y vamos todos juntos ♪

♪ Jey Jey Jey ♪

♪♪♪

-♪ Un día muy lluvioso ♪

♪ Mando urracas volando ♪

-♪ Buscando aquel amor perdido allí ♪

♪ Si este comienzo no tiene fin ♪

♪ Que empiece el solista aquí ♪

♪ Hay tiempo te contaré otra historia ♪

♪ Escribiré algo azul ♪

♪ Una melodía pintada azul ♪

♪ Cantaré ♪

♪ Cantaré ♪

♪ Algo azul ♪

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♪ Algo azul ♪

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♪ Algo azul ♪

-♪ Cantaré ♪

-♪ Algo azul ♪

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♪ Algo azul ♪

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-♪ Algo azul ♪

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♪ Algo azul ♪

-♪ Te cantaré ♪

-♪ Algo azul ♪

-♪ Algo azul ♪

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-♪ Algo azul ♪

-♪ Cantaré ♪

-♪ Algo azul ♪

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♪ Algo azul ♪

-♪ Cantaré ♪

-♪ Algo Azul ♪

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[ Cheers and applause ]

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-♪ Some people say ♪

♪ The world's a strange and evil place ♪

♪ And all the shadows fall across your face ♪

♪ The world's a strange and evil place ♪

♪ And others will say 'cause the sun shines every day ♪

♪ We should live life come what may ♪

♪ 'Cause the sun shines every day ♪

♪♪♪

♪ But I gotta say ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

♪ And all the girls think I'm insane ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

♪ And my dad can't recall my name ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

♪ And my friends won't call back at all ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

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♪ Some people say ♪

♪ You feed a dog a bloody bone ♪

♪ He's your best friend for your life ♪

♪ You feed a dog a bloody bone ♪

♪ You patch up your dreams ♪

♪ With all the gold that falls at your feet ♪

♪ Stick your finger in a dike ♪

♪ All the gold falls at your feet ♪

♪♪♪

♪ But I gotta say ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

♪ And all the women think that I'm insane ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

♪ And my mom won't call back at all ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

♪ I rub my wounds with alcohol ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you ♪

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♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

♪ There ain't a pill that'll cure that pain ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

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[ Steel guitar solo ]

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[ Guitar solo ]

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♪ But some people say ♪

♪ Money can buy everything ♪

♪ All the drugs to cure the pain ♪

♪ Money can buy anything ♪

♪ And some people want ♪

♪ All the sin and pleasure in this world ♪

♪ They don't care about the price they pay ♪

♪ For all the sin and pleasure in this world ♪

♪ But I gotta say ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

♪ And I don't care how far I fall ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

♪ And I don't care if they call back at all ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

♪ All the women can forget my name ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you down ♪

♪ You know I just can't put you ♪

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[ Violin solo ]

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[ Cheers and applause ]

-Finally, Wilco has appeared four times on "ACL."

For their induction into the ACL Hall of Fame,

please welcome back Rosanne Cash.

[ Cheers and applause ]

-So, some bands have mastered

the art of being subversive without being destructive.

Some have found the grace to command the spotlight

without flash,

and some know how to dismantle an audience's expectations

in order to lead us to a bigger version of ourselves

and a larger understanding of our own hearts.

That band is Wilco.

[ Cheers and applause ]

They're journeymen whose spirit is restless but sturdy,

poetic but not sentimental,

masters of a kind of musical alchemy

that's just the thing

if you want to spark a revolution in your audience.

Wilco are heartland laborers in the tower of song

with thick skins and open hearts.

They have a steel-driving man's back beat

with a compassionate intimacy

that says, in essence, "We see you."

From a songwriter, Jeff Tweedy,

whose enormous humanity breaks and heals us at the same time,

and all of that somehow rhymes.

Now, they're not easy to define.

If you go to the record store, you'd have them in several bins.

And that in itself makes them essential.

We don't need certainty when we love the questions.

[ Cheers and applause ]

I want to ride with Wilco. [ Chuckles ]

I want to be awash in subversion and love

with Wilco at the wheel

and me and you on the passenger side.

[ Cheers and applause ]

It is my great honor to welcome the alchemical reaction,

the interactive magic of six men

into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame --

Patrick Sansone, Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen, Glenn Kotche,

John Stirratt, and Jeff Tweedy,

otherwise known as Wilco!

[ Cheers and applause ]

-Okay.

I, uh --

I really didn't anticipate being teary-eyed at this moment.

I've -- That really -- That really hurt me.

[ Cheers and applause ]

I would like to humbly accept this honor on behalf of the band

and -- and on behalf of past members.

We owe them a great debt for their time served.

[ Laughter ]

Our music is built upon a lot of music that's being forgotten

or has been forgotten.

And it's built on the bones of other bands

that have more often than not been scattered to the wind

in ways that would be hard to reconstitute

for any type of acknowledgment.

So I'd like to acknowledge them here

and accept this award on their behalf, as well.

Just, you know, remember

that we're -- we're here because of them.

[ Cheers and applause ]

I truly believe making music with your friends

or your enemies, even,

is just about the best thing we get to do as humans.

And so thank you, everyone.

We feel absolutely incredibly honored

to get to be a part of this. Thank you.

[ Cheers and applause ]

And I guess we're going to play a song for you.

[ Cheers and applause ]

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♪ The ashtray says ♪

♪ You were up all night ♪

♪ When you went to bed ♪

♪ With your darkest mind ♪

♪ Your pillow wept ♪

♪ And covered your eyes ♪

♪ And you finally slept ♪

♪ While the sun caught fire ♪

♪ You've changed ♪

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♪ We fell in love ♪

♪ In the key of C ♪

♪ We walked along ♪

♪ Down by the sea ♪

♪ You followed me down ♪

♪ The neck to D ♪

♪ And we fell again ♪

♪ Into the sea ♪

♪ You've changed ♪

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♪ Oh, you've changed ♪

♪ Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm ♪

♪ Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm ♪

♪ Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm ♪

♪ Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm ♪

♪ Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm ♪

♪ Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm ♪

♪ Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm ♪

♪ Something in my veins, bloodier than blood ♪

♪ Something in my veins, bloodier than blood ♪

♪ Something in my veins, bloodier than blood ♪

♪ Something in my veins, bloodier than blood ♪

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♪ The ashtray says ♪

♪ You were up all night ♪

♪ When you went to bed ♪

♪ With your darkest mind ♪

♪ Oh, you've changed ♪

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♪ Oh, you've changed ♪

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♪ What you once were isn't what you want to be anymore ♪

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♪ What you once were isn't what you want to be anymore ♪

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♪ What you once were isn't what you want to be anymore ♪

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♪ What you once were isn't what you want to be anymore ♪

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[ Cheers and applause ]

-Please welcome Japanese Breakfast.

[ Cheers and applause ]

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-♪ Jesus, don't cry ♪

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♪ You can rely on me, honey ♪

♪ You can combine anything you want ♪

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♪ I'll be around ♪

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♪ You were right about the stars ♪

♪ Each one is a setting sun ♪

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♪ Tall buildings shake ♪

♪ Voices escape singing sad, sad songs ♪

♪ Tuned to chords strung down your cheeks ♪

♪ Bitter melodies turning your orbit around ♪

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♪ Don't cry ♪

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♪ You can rely on me, honey ♪

♪ You can come by any time you want ♪

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♪ I'll be around ♪

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♪ You were right about the stars ♪

♪ Each one is a setting sun ♪

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♪ Tall buildings shake ♪

♪ Voices escape singing sad, sad songs ♪

♪ Tuned to chords, strung down your cheeks ♪

♪ Bitter melodies turning your orbit around ♪

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♪ Voices whine ♪

♪ Skyscrapers are scraping together ♪

♪ Your voice is smoking ♪

♪ Last cigarettes are all you can get ♪

♪ Turning your orbit around ♪

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♪ Our love ♪

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♪ Our love ♪

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♪ Our love is all we have ♪

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♪ Our love ♪

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♪ Our love is all of God's money ♪

♪ Everyone is a burning sun ♪

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♪ Tall buildings shake ♪

♪ Voices escape singing sad, sad songs ♪

♪ Tuned to chords, strung down your cheeks ♪

♪ Bitter melodies turning your orbit around ♪

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♪ Voices whine ♪

♪ Skyscrapers are scraping together ♪

♪ Your voice is smoking ♪

♪ Last cigarettes are all you can get ♪

♪ Turning your orbit around ♪

♪ Last cigarettes are all you can get ♪

♪ Turning your orbit around ♪

♪ Last cigarettes are all you can get ♪

♪ Turning your orbit around ♪

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[ Cheers and applause ]

-We'd like to invite everybody back up on the stage.

[ Cheers and applause ]

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♪ I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight ♪

♪ On a bed of California stars ♪

♪ I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight ♪

♪ On a bed of California stars ♪

♪ I'd love to feel your hand touching mine ♪

♪ And tell me why I must keep working on ♪

♪ Yes, I'd give my life just to lay my head tonight ♪

♪ On a bed of California stars ♪

[ Steel guitar solo ]

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-♪ Like to dream troubles all away ♪

♪ On a bed of California stars ♪

♪ Jump up from my starbed, make another day ♪

♪ Underneath my California stars ♪

♪ They hang like grapes on vines that shine ♪

♪ And warm the lovers' glass like friendly wine ♪

♪ I'd give this world just to dream a dream with you ♪

♪ On our bed of California stars ♪

[ Keyboard solo ]

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-♪ I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight ♪

♪ On a bed of California stars ♪

♪ I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight ♪

♪ On a bed of California stars ♪

♪ I'd love to feel your hand touching mine ♪

♪ And tell me why I must keep working on ♪

♪ Yes, I'd give my life to lay my head tonight ♪

♪ On a bed of California stars ♪

[ Piano solo ]

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-♪ I'd like to dream my troubles all away ♪

♪ On a bed of California stars ♪

♪ Jump up from my starbed, make another day ♪

♪ Underneath my California stars ♪

♪ They hang like grapes on vines that shine ♪

♪ And warm the lovers' glass like a friendly wine ♪

♪ So I'd give this world just to dream a dream with you ♪

♪ On our bed of California stars ♪

[ Guitar solo ]

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♪ Dream a dream with you ♪

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♪ Yes, I'd give my life to lay my head tonight ♪

♪ On a bed of California stars ♪

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[ Cheers and applause ]

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-♪ Dream a dream with you ♪

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♪ Yes, I'd give my life to lay my head tonight ♪

♪ On a bed of California stars ♪

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