ARTIST: Bruce Johnston
TITLE: I Write the Songs
Lyrics and Chords

[As performed by Barry Manilow, capo 3]

I've been alive forever
And I wrote the very first song
I put the words and the melodies together
I am music and I write the songs

/ C - B7 - / Em7 - Dmaj7 D / F#7 - Bm - / E7 - Em7 A7 /

I write the songs that make the whole world sing
I write the songs of love and special things
I write the songs that make the young girls cry
I write the songs, I write the songs

/ D Dmaj7 Em7 - / A7 Em7A7 D - / Bm - E7 - / Em7 - D Gm - D - /

My home lies deep within you
And I've got my own place in your soul
Now, when I look out through your eyes
I'm young again, even though I'm very old


... / Em7 - D - /

Oh my music makes you dance
And gives you spirit to take a chance
And I wrote some rock 'n' roll so you can move
Music fills your heart
Well, that's a real fine place to start
It's from me it's for you, it's from you, it's for me
It's a worldwide symphony

/ C#7 - / C#m7 C#7 / F# - Ebm F# / E7 - / / 
   / Em7A Em7A / /

{Refrain twice}

... / Em7 - Bm Bm7 /

I am music - music - and I write the songs

/ Em7 - D - /

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