Pete Papageorge

IT TAKES GUTS

Credits
Lyric Credits: Pete Papageorge
Music Credits: Pete Papageorge
Producer Credits: Pete Papageorge
Publisher Credits: (c)2009 Once in a Lifetime Music (BMI)
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Description
Short Song Description:
This is a song for all the wimps in the world who doubt they can commit to a love relationship - it can happen to you!
Long Song Description:
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.
Metadata
Song Length: 3:21
Primary Genre: Rock-Classic
Secondary Genre: Country-Rock
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: General
Mood 1: Ecstatic
Mood 2: In High Spirits
Similar Artist 1: Cars, The
Similar Artist 2: Garth Brooks
Language: English
Era: 1990 - 1999
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

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