Pete Papageorge

Pete Papageorge

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Folk - Contemporary | Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Total Song Plays: 10,799   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: 8/11/2020
   Sounds Like: Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce

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339

Song Description

This is a song for all those who doubt that they can commit to a relationship - it can happen to you!

Story Behind the Song

I was reading a biography of Bob Dylan, "Don't Look Back," about his travels at an early age and it occurred to me that he had a lot of guts. Even though this doesn't have anything to do with the song, I remember saying out loud, "that takes guts," and that's what inspired the song!

Lyrics

IT TAKES GUTS
(Papageorge)

VERSE #1
IT TAKES GUTS some days just to get outa bed
But I know this time I'm in over my head
I'm just kidding myself thinking I'm in control
When I know I'm in love from my heart and my soul
Every waking moment now I think of you
IT TAKES GUTS to love you the way that I do

VERSE #2
IT TAKES GUTS to throw away my ole black book
And not give it a second look
And to have to admit to all of my friends
That my single days have all come to an end
Cause you're not like anyone I ever knew
IT TAKES GUTS to love you the way that I do

BRIDGE:
But there's no way I can change the way I feel
There's a sense of helplessness
That you get when it's for real

VERSE #3
IT TAKES GUTS to live with my heart on the line
When I know it could break with no warning sign
This is not some bungy jump for joy
It's no longer a game that I played as a boy
This is gonna take a lifetime to live through
IT TAKES GUTS to love you the way that I do

BRIDGE:
But there's no way I can change the way I feel
There's a sense of helplessness
That you get when it's for real

REPEAT VERSE #1
IT TAKES GUTS some days just to get outa bed
But I know this time I'm in over my head
I'm just kidding myself thinking I'm in control
When I know I'm in love from my heart and my soul
Every waking moment now I think of you
IT TAKES GUTS to love you the way that I do
IT TAKES GUTS to love you the way that I do
IT TAKES GUTS to love you the way that I do
Yeah!
Yeah!
Yeah!

(c)2009 Once in a Lifetime Music (BMI)

Song Length
3:15
Genres
Rock - Classic, Country - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Ecstatic, In High Spirits

Subject Matter
General
Similar Artists
The Cars, Garth Brooks
Language
English
Era
1990 - 1999

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Publisher Credits (c)2009 Once in a Lifetime Music (BMI)
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