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CHRISTINA AGUILERA
Intro (Back to Basics)
(Christina Aguilera, Chris E. Martin, Kara DioGuardi, Roy Hawkins, Rick Darnell)
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Gifted Pearl Music/Works Of Mart, Inc.
(ASCAP), K'Stuff Publishing (BMI) administered in the U.S. and Canada by
Arthouse Entertainment, administered outside the U.S. and Canada by EMI Music Ltd.

A very pleasant good evening ladies and


gentlemen • It is now time for the one and
only • There never will be another •
Christina Aguilera • That’s how music
should sound nnn I’ve waited for some time
• To get inside the minds • Of every legend
I’ve ever wanted to stand beside • It’s like
an endless ride • Feeling the lows and highs
• Of every lyric and melody every single
rhyme nnn So here I stand today • In trib-
ute I do pay • To those before me who laid it
down and paved the way • And so to god I
pray • That he will give me strength • To
carry forward the gift of song in his good
faith • In his good faith • I’m going back to
basics • To where it all began • I’m ready
now to face it • I wanna understand nnn
What made the soul singers • And the blues
figures, yeah • That inspired a higher gen-
eration • The jazz makers • And the ground
breakers • They gave so much of themselves
in dedication nnn So here I stand today • In
tribute I do pay • To those before me who
laid it down and paved the way nnn
Produced by DJ Premier for Works Of Mart, Inc. •
Additional Production by Christina Aguilera •
Vocal Scratches: DJ Premier & Alan Mason •
Recorded by Oscar Ramirez for Royal Z
Entertainment & DJ Premier at Chalice Studios,
Los Angeles, CA • Assisted by Alan Mason •
Mixed by DJ Premier & Charles “The Mixologist”
Roane at Headqcourterz Studios Ltd., NYC •
Contains a sample from “The Thrill Is Gone (Live)” as
performed by B.B. King, The Crusaders and The Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra under license from MCA
Records, a division of Universal Music Enterprises.
Makes Me Wanna Pray
(featuring Steve Winwood)
(Christina Aguilera, Kara DioGuardi, Rich Harrison, Steve Winwood)
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), K'Stuff Publishing (BMI) admin-
istered in the U.S. and Canada by Arthouse Entertainment, administered outside the U.S. and Canada
by EMI Music Ltd., Dam Rich Music/EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), F.S. Music Ltd. (adm. by
Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp.)

What is this feelin’ comin’ over me • I’m taken back in disbelief • Is this really
me • In the mirror I see • Staring back at me • Could it be • A new reflection of
a woman complete nnn All of a sudden I’m so carefree • Your lovin’s doin’
somethin’ strange to me • I gotta new flame • Haven’t been the same •
Something in me’s changed • Rearranged • And I feel that I’ve been saved nnn
You’ve got me feelin’ • Like you’re that somethin’ I’ve been missin’ • Everything’s
heaven • Cause life with you has been a blessing nnn (Chorus) Ooh ooh, ooh
ooh, I got it bad in a serious way, (oh yeah) • Ooh ooh, ooh ooh, your love has
brought me to a higher place, (oh yeah) • Who knew, who knew, it’d be you to
restore my faith • Every day, I am amazed • And it makes me wanna get down
and pray nnn Makes me wanna get down and pray • Said it makes me wanna
get down and pray nnn I’ve kept some company I shouldn’t have • Made some
mistakes but that’s in the past • I’m confessin’ here to you • Proof that I am
through • I’m coming clean • And I can breathe • And I finally believe nnn
You’ve got me thinkin’ • I’ll be alright and you’re the reason • Ooh I can feel it,
we’re movin’ in a new direction nnn (Repeat Chorus) nnn Where would I be,
where would I be • Without you by my side • Where would I be, where would I be
• Without you standing by • Makes me wanna • Makes me need to • When I’m
feeling low and all alone • You’re the light in my day nnn (Repeat Chorus) nnn
Thank you, father • Wanna lift my hands up and praise • Every time I’m hearing
your name • Wanna reach out and rejoice • At the mere sound of your voice nnn
Alright, that’s it nnn Produced by Rich Harrison for Richcraft, Inc. • Additional
Production by Christina Aguilera • Piano & Hammond B-3: Steve Winwood • Choir
Arrangement by Rob Lewis • Choir: Richard Sledge, Kevin Shannon, Erica King, Denise
Grisgsby, Camille Grigsby, Cassandra Grigsby, Nicole Ganther, William Taylor, Tony Burrell,
Bryan Sledge, Richard Sledge, Jherimi Carter, Thomasina Atkins, Desarae Johnson,
Denisha Millsap, Jason McGee, Chara Hammonds, Cookie Lewis, Lois Jenkins, Onitsha
Shaw, Natalie Ganther, Hanymons Chara, Angel Williams, Jacinda Townsley, Charlean
Carmon, Angela Joy Seard, Erika Jerry, Kameelah Williams, Dieyelle Reed, Traci Brown,
David Hernandez, Mabvuto Carpenter • Recorded by Oscar Ramirez for Royal Z
Entertainment at Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA & Sarm Studios, London, UK • Mixed by
Peter Mokran at Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA • Assisted by Seth Waldmann & Sam Holland
• Contains a sample from “Glad” written by Steve Winwood as performed by Traffic, published by F.S.
Music Ltd. (PRS) (adm. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.), used courtesy Of Polydor Records (UK)
Back in the day • They used to say • Play that song, get it goin’ and the band played • And still today • You
hear us say • Play that song all night long, Mr. DJ • Though times have changed • It’s still the same • We all
need a minute to get away • So let it go • And feel the flow • If you got soul let the world know nnn (B Section)
We’re gonna set the mood • Gonna go back • To an old-school groove • Gonna rewind, to another time • When
the originators, innovators were alive nnn (Chorus) So break out the Marvin Gaye • Your Etta James • Your Lady
Day • And Coltrane • Turn up your 45’s • Bring back to life the sound and vibe of yesterday • Open your mind
• Enjoy the ride • Get out tonight • And grab that soul train • Back in the day (4X) nnn Now Chain of Fools •
And Respect • Was the anthem of a woman Aretha said • What’s Going On • Let’s Get It On • Such classic
songs, don’t forget them • Though times have changed • They still remain • My inspiration every day • So
Back In The Day give it up • For the ones • Who came before • Opened up that door nnn (B Section Repeat) nnn
(Repeat Chorus) nnn So get up, relive it • Gotta let yourself go • Give up your praise • Come
(Christina Aguilera, Chris E. Martin, Kara DioGuardi, Don Costa,
celebrate • Just get up, get on it • Get yourself on the floor • Don’t back away • Come cel-
James Castor, Langdon Fridie, Jr., Douglas Gibson, Harry Jensen, ebrate • We’re gonna celebrate, yeah nnn (Repeat Chorus) nnn Produced by DJ Premier
Robert Manigault, Gerald Thomas) for Works Of Mart, Inc. • Additional Production by Christina Aguilera • Vocal Scratches:
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), DJ Premier, Kara DioGuardi & Tracie Burton • Recorded by Oscar Ramirez for Royal
Gifted Pearl Music/Works Of Mart, Inc. (ASCAP), K'Stuff Publishing Z Entertainment & DJ Premier at The Record Plant & Chalice Studios, Los
(BMI) administered in the U.S. and Canada by Arthouse
Entertainment, administered outside the U.S. and Canada by EMI Angeles, CA • Assisted by Alan Mason • Mixed by DJ Premier & Charles
Music Ltd.,Dotted Lion Music/Tancy Music Co./Famous Music Corp. “The Mixologist” Roane at Headqcourterz Studios Ltd., NYC • Contains
(adm. by Chappell & Co., Inc.) (ASCAP), Taking Care of Business a sample from “Charley” written by Don Costa as performed by Don Costa
Music (BMI) (adm. by Minder Music Ltd.) Orchestra, published by Dotted Lion Music/Tancy Music Co./Famous Music
Corp. (ASCAP) (adm. by Chappell & Co., Inc.), under license from Warner
Bros. Entertainment. • Contains a sample from “Troglodyte” written
by James Castor, Langdon Fridie, Jr., Douglas Gibson, Harry Jensen,
Robert Manigault and Gerald Thomas as performed by The Jimmy
Castor Bunch, published by Taking Care Of Business Music (adm.
by Minder Music Ltd.) (BMI), used courtesy of RCA Records, a
division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

I could feel it from the start • Couldn’t stand to be apart • Somethin’ ‘bout you caught my eye • Somethin’ moved me deep inside • Don’t know what ya did
boy but ya had it • And I’ve been hooked ever since nnn Told my mother, my brother • My sister and my friends • Told the others, my lovers • Both past and
present tense • That every time I see you everything starts making sense nnn (Chorus) Ain’t no other man • Can stand • Up next to you • Ain’t no other man
Ain’t No Other Man
(Christina Aguilera, Chris E. Martin, Kara DioGuardi,
• On the Planet • Does what you do • You’re the kind of guy • A girl finds • In a blue moon • You got soul, you got class • You got style, you’re badass • Ain’t Charles Roane, Harold Beatty)
no other man it’s true • Ain’t no other man but you nnn Never thought I’d be alright • ‘Til you came and changed my life • What was cloudy now is clear • Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI),
You’re the light that I need here • You got what I want boy and I want it • So keep on giving it up nnn So tell your mother, your brother • Your sister and your Gifted Pearl Music/Works Of Mart, Inc. (ASCAP), K'Stuff Publishing
friends • Tell the others, your lovers • Better not be present tense • ‘Cause I want everyone to know that you are mine • And no one else’s nnn (Repeat (BMI) administered in the U.S. and Canada by Arthouse
Chorus) nnn Ain’t no other • Ain’t, ain’t no other (other) • Ain’t no other • Ain’t, ain’t no other (lover) • Ain’t no other • I, I, I need no other • Ain’t no other Entertainment, administered outside the U.S. and Canada by EMI
Music Ltd.,Tricia Sounds Music (ASCAP), Iza Music Corp./The Clyde
man but you nnn You are there when I’m a mess • You talked me down from every ledge • You give me strength, boy you’re the best • And you’re the only one Otis Music Group, Inc. (BMI)
who’s ever passed every test nnn (Repeat Chorus 2x) nnn Produced by DJ Premier for Works Of Mart, Inc. • Co-Produced by Charles Roane for Works Of Mart, Inc. •
Additional Production by Christina Aguilera • Additional Vocal Production by Rob Lewis • Guitar: Tareq Akoni • Percussion: Ray Yslas & DJ Premier • Drums: DJ Premier •
Recorded by Oscar Ramirez for Royal Z Entertainment, DJ Premier & Charles Roane at Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA • Mixed by Charles “The Mixologist” Roane at Headqcourterz
Studios Ltd., NYC • Assisted by Jordan Laws • Contains a sample from “Hippy Skippy Moon Strut,” written by Harold Beatty as performed by Moon People, published by Iza Music Corp. (adm.
by The Clyde Otis Music Group, Inc.) (BMI), under license from Argon Productions. • Contains a sample from “The Cissy’s Thang” as performed by The Soul Seven, published by Soultex Publishing
Company, under license from Soultex Records/Now-Again Records.
Understand
(Christina Aguilera, Kara DioGuardi, Kwame Holland, Allen Toussaint)
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), K'Stuff Publishing (BMI) administered in the U.S. and Canada by Arthouse Entertainment,
administered outside the U.S. and Canada by EMI Music Ltd., Kwametheboygenius Music/Irving Music, Inc. (BMI), Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc. (BMI)

I used to think that happiness • Could only be something that happened to somebody else • Everybody
believed • Everybody but me • And I’ve been hurt so many times before • That my hope was dyin’ • So
sick of tryin’ • Everybody could see • Everybody but me • But then you came into my life • You opened
up my softer side • And I could see into your eyes • And suddenly, I realized nnn (Chorus) I made you
think (you don’t understand) • All the times you didn’t understand • Why you couldn’t just be my man •
I made you think (you don’t understand) • There were many walls you had to climb • If you really wanted
to be mine • I made you think (you don’t understand) • After all the hoops I put you through • Now I see
that I’m in love with you • Now, I hope you • Finally understand nnn So many tears I had to cry • But you
had many more of your own • You had to dry • But you stuck it out • And you’re here with me now • And
rememberin’ the days I pushed away • Your love you called my bluff • And you still stayed around • Yeah
you figured me out • Said you got me down • And there’s no way to lie to you • You know me better than
I do • Baby ooh • You see me through • I’d be no good • Without you nnn (Repeat Chorus) nnn Baby
won’t you listen now • Can’t you see just what I’m talkin’ ‘bout • Said, baby won’t you listen now • Can’t
you see just what I’m talkin’ ‘bout • Time went on, and I was wrong • To keep my distance for so long •
So afraid you wouldn’t stay • But you never turned away • Always right by my side • You’re forever in my
life • Don’t you go, cause now I know • That in you I’ve found a home • And I could see into your eyes • And suddenly, I realized
nnn (Repeat Chorus) nnn Produced by Kwame for The Beat Factory • Choir: Charlean Carmon, Kenya Hathaway, Cookie Lewis, Sharlotte
Gibson • Horns Arranged by Rob Lewis • Horns by The Movement Orchestra Horns: • Miguel Gandelman, Ray Monteiro, Garrett Smith & Randy
Ellis • Recorded by Tal Herzberg at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA • Additional Recording by Oscar Ramirez for Royal Z Entertainment at
Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA • Mixed by Dave “Hard Drive” Pensado for The Pensado Mix Squad at at Larrabee North, North Hollywood, CA •
Assisted by The Blitzburg Group • Contains a sample from “Nearer To You” written by Allen Toussaint as performed by Betty Harris, published by Screen Gems-
EMI Music, Inc. (BMI), under license from Charly Acquisitions Limited.

Slow Down Baby


(Christina Aguilera, Mark Ronson, Kara DioGuardi, Raymond Angry, William Guest, M. Knight,
Edward Patton, Gladys Knight, Marvin Bernard, Michael Harper, Curtis Jackson)
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Mark Ronson EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Inouye Music (BMI), K'Stuff
Publishing (BMI) administered in the U.S. and Canada by Arthouse Entertainment, administered outside the U.S. and Canada by EMI Music Ltd., Angry World Of Music
(SESAC), WEMG Music, Inc. (BMI), Universal Music Publishing Inc./EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (ASCAP)

Stop, slow down baby • I can tell that you’re into me • Baby, it’s so plain to see • I can see it in your eyes • You’re paralyzed • Every time I pass you by • And you’re the kind that
gets your way • Every minute, every single day • I can see it all in your face • You’re blown away • Cause I don’t want you in my space • You’re struttin’ ‘round here • Like you think
that I can’t do without you • You’ve got some nerve to think • That I would give up everything nnn (Chorus) Slow down baby • And don’t act crazy • Cause you know you can look
all you want • But you just can’t touch • So slow down baby • I’m not your lady • Boy you’re never gonna get it from me • Cause I’m with someone nnn After all of the games you
play • How’s it feel to finally get a taste • You can dish it out but can you take • The bed you’ve made • Go lie in it for a change • I’m not fallin’ for your stupid lines • I know you’ve
used ‘em ‘bout a thousand times • You say ‘em like they were a nursery rhyme • But I won’t buy it • Baby don’t you even try • You’re comin’ ‘round here • Like you think that every-
thing’s about you • If you knew anything • You’d realize I wear a ring nnn (Repeat Chorus) nnn Do you really wanna waste your time • Don’t you have better things to do in life •
Listen, I don’t wanna get you down • But I ain’t never gonna mess around • So how many ways do I have to say nnn (Repeat Chorus) nnn Produced by Mark Ronson • Additional
Production by Christina Aguilera • Beats, Guitar & Bass: Mark Ronson • Clav, Organ & Piano: Raymond Angry • Recorded by Mark Ronson at Allido Sound, NYC & Oscar Ramirez for Royal Z
Entertainment at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA • Mixed by Dave “Hard Drive” Pensado for The Pensado Mix Squad at at Larrabee North, North Hollywood, CA • Assisted by The Blitzburg Group
• Contains a sample from “Window Raisin’ Granny” written by William Guest, M. Knight, Edward Patton and Gladys Knight as performed by Gladys Knight and the Pips, published by WEMG Music, Inc. (BMI), under license
from Buddha Records, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment • Contains a sample from “So Seductive” written by Marvin Bernard, Michael Harper and Curtis Jackson as performed by Tony Yayo, published by Universal Music
Publishing Corp. o/b/o itself, 50 Cent Music and the publishing designee for Marvin Bernard and EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP), under license from Interscope Records, a division of Universal Music Enterprises.
Oh Mother F.U.S.S.
(Christina Aguilera, Derryck Thornton, Mark Rankin, Liz Thornton, (Christina Aguilera, Charles Roane, Kara DioGuardi)
Kara DioGuardi, Bruno Colais, Christophe Barratier) Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI),
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Big Tank Tricia Sounds Music (ASCAP), K’Stuff Publishing (BMI) administered in
Publishing/Chrysalis Songs (ASCAP), Q Music (BMI), L Boog Music (ASCAP), K’Stuff the U.S. and Canada by Arthouse Entertainment, administered outside the
Publishing (BMI) administered in the U.S. and Canada by Arthouse Entertainment, U.S. and Canada by EMI Music Ltd.
administered outside the U.S. and Canada by EMI Music Ltd., Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC (ASCAP)

She was so young with such innocent eyes • She always You know who you are • This is for you nnn I thought I knew
dreamt of a fairy tale life • And all the things that your who you were • I see now you were a lesson to learn • And
money can’t buy • She thought that he was a wonderful all I am to you now is a bridge that’s been burned • Now I
guy • Then suddenly things seemed to change • It was the was the first to believe • I made you part of my musical
moment she took on his name • He took his anger out on dream • And your thanks to me came without an apology •
her face • And she kept all of her pain locked away nnn We wrote Loving Me 4 Me, Don’t Walk Away, Can’t Hold Us
(Chorus) Oh mother, we’re stronger • For all of the tears Down • All part of our history • Don’t forget Infatuation,
you have shed • Oh mother, don’t look back • Cause he’ll I’m a Fighter, feeling Underappreciated nnn Yeah, this
never hurt us again • So mother, I thank you • For all that song is for you • To remind you that I moved on • Sang my
you’ve done and still do • You got me, I got you • Together songs • I’ve got no regrets nnn Hope it all was worth it •
we always pull through • We always pull through, always Looks like I didn’t need you • Still got the album out nnn
pull through • Oh mother, oh mother, oh mother nnn It Produced by Charles Martin Roane for Works Of Mart, Inc. •
was the day that he turned on the kids • That she knew Additional Production by Christina Aguilera • Recorded by Oscar
she just had to leave him • So many voices inside of her Ramirez for Royal Z Entertainment & Charles Martin Roane at
head • Sayin’ over and over and over You deserve much Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA • Assisted by Alan Mason •
more than this nnn She was so sick of believin the lies • Mixed by Charles “The Mixologist” Roane at Headqcourterz
And tryin to hide • Covering the cuts and bruises • So Studios Ltd., NYC
tired of defending her life • She could have died •
Fighting for the lives of her children nnn (Repeat Chorus)
nnn All of your life you have spent • Burying hurt and
regret • But mama • He’ll never touch us again • For
every time he tried to break you down • Just remember
who’s still around • It’s over • And we’re stronger • And
we’ll never have to go back again nnn (Repeat Chorus)
nnn Always pull through, yeah • We always pull through,
yeah • I love you, mom nnn Produced by Big Tank & Q for
The Flame Throwers/Relentless Management • Co-Produced by
L Boogie for The Flame Throwers • Additional Production by
Christina Aguilera • Piano & Keyboards: V. Young • Strings
Arranged by Rob Lewis • Guitar: Rob Lewis • Strings by The
Movement Orchestra: Joel Pargman, Ilana Setapen, Maia
Jasper, Aroussiak Baltaian, Daniel Seidenberg, Garik Terzian •
Recorded by Oscar Ramirez for Royal Z Entertainment at
Chalice Studios Los Angeles, CA at Sarm Studios London, UK •
Mixed by Peter Mokran at Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA •
Assisted by Seth Waldmann & Sam Holland • Contains a sample
from “Vois Sur Ton Chemin” written by Bruno Coulais and Christophe
Barratier published by Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC (ASCAP), used courtesy of
Warner Music France/Galatee Films
Without You
(Christina Aguilera, Kara DioGuardi, Mark Ronson, Rob Lewis)
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), K'Stuff Publishing (BMI) administered in
the U.S. and Canada by Arthouse Entertainment, administered outside the U.S. and Canada by EMI Music Ltd.,
Mark Ronson EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Inouye Music (BMI), Black Trak
Publishing (ASCAP)

Have I been blind • For the first time in my life, I feel I’ve opened up • My eyes • Since you’ve
arrived • Like an angel from the sky, I’m on a spiritual high nnn So don’t you ever go away • I
could never face • Losing you would kill my faith in a higher place nnn (Chorus) What kind of
world • Would it be without you • I couldn’t breathe without you near • What kind of world
would I see without you • I can’t dream without you here nnn Beautiful boy • How on earth
did I do something worth deserving you • My better half • How I cherish through and through
every part of you • I do • Loving you’s made me whole now I belong • I found my home •
Promise me we’ll always stay the way we are today nnn (Repeat Chorus) nnn I can’t ever imag-
ine, if this never had happened • I thank God every day • Almost lost you forever, but I always
remember • Said you’re my saving grace nnn (Repeat Chorus) nnn Produced by Mark Ronson •
Additional Production by Christina Aguilera • Beats, Keyboard & Bass: Mark Ronson • Piano & Moog:
Raymond Angry • Trumpet: Printz Board • Bass & Guitar: Rob Lewis • Recorded by Mark Ronson at
Allido Sound, NYC & Oscar Ramirez for Royal Z Entertainment at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA •
Mixed by Peter Mokran at Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA • Assisted by Seth Waldmann & Sam Holland

On Our Way
(Christina Aguilera, Derryck Thornton, Mark Rankin, Liz Thornton, Kara DioGuardi)
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Big Tank Publishing/Chrysalis Songs (ASCAP), Q
Music (BMI), L Boog Music (ASCAP), K'Stuff Publishing (BMI) administered in the U.S. and Canada by Arthouse
Entertainment, administered outside the U.S. and Canada by EMI Music Ltd.

Me and you • We’re different • Don’t always see eye to eye • You go left • And I go right • And
sometimes we even fight • That don’t mean that I won’t need a friend • You and me, we’re in
this ‘til the end nnn (Chorus) I think we’re on our way • Through all the lows and highs • Need
you by my side singin’ • I think we’re on our way • To better days, better days • Let’s say we
turn the page • Move on from all the times • Should’ve laughed not cried, feelin’ • What is
there more to say • I think that we’re on our way nnn Together we’ll weather • Many storms as
family • That bond is forever • Bigger than most anything • The love I feel for you grows every-
day • The more we get to learn from our mistakes nnn (Repeat Chorus) nnn Someday soon I’ll
need advice • Hope you’re there to shed some light • And maybe one day • You’ll be wanting
mine • And we can • Be there for each other nnn (Repeat Chorus) nnn No more to say (3x)
nnn Produced by Big Tank & Q for The Flame Throwers/Relentless Management • Co-Produced by L
Boogie for The Flame Throwers • Additional Production by Christina Aguilera • Recorded by Oscar
Ramirez for Royal Z Entertainment at Chalice Studios Los Angeles, CA • Mixed by Dave “Hard Drive”
Pensado for The Pensado Mix Squad at at Larrabee North, North Hollywood, CA • Assisted by The
Blitzburg Group • Contains a sample of “Sentimentale” from “Suite For Flute And Jazz Piano Trio” written and per-
formed by Claude Bolling, published by Caïd Music (ASCAP), under license from Frémeaux & Associés.
If you see me walkin’ down the street • Or in the pages
Still Dirrty of your magazines • Lookin’ just a little differently •
Showin’ off a softer side of me • They say I’m looking
(Christina Aguilera, Chris E. Martin, Kara DioGuardi) like a lady • They say that love has gone and changed
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Gifted Pearl me • But don’t be fooled by everythin’ you see • I gotta
Music/Works Of Mart, Inc. (ASCAP), K'Stuff Publishing (BMI) administered in the let the naughty in me free nnn There’s a woman inside
U.S. and Canada by Arthouse Entertainment,
administered outside the U.S. and Canada by EMI Music Ltd. of all of us • Who never quite seems to get enough •
Tryin’ to play by the rules is rough • Cause sooner or
later somethin’s gonna erupt us cause nnn (Chorus) I
still got the nasty in me • Still got that dirty degree •
And if you want some more, sexy • Still got that freak in
me • I still got the nasty in me • Still got that dirty
degree • And if ya want some more, sexy • Still got that
freak in me nnn (Reprise) No matter what you’re
thinkin’ of me • Still dirrty • And if ya still want it with
me • Still got it • No matter what you’re thinkin’ of me
• Still dirrty • Still got that freak in me nnn Why is a
woman’s sexuality • Always under so much scrutiny •
Why can’t she do exactly as she please • Without bein’
called a million things • They say I’m not the girl they
used to know • Cause I don’t always wear revealing
clothes • But don’t be fooled the moment I get home •
I’m lettin’ loose, givin’ a private show nnn There’s
some women out there who talk and stare • Who never
seem to let down their hair • Like to pass judgment but
they’re just scared • And don’t know what they’re miss-
ing • So they better beware • Cause nnn (Repeat
Chorus) nnn (Repeat Reprise) nnn Don’t tell me to
behave • Cause I’ll never play that game • Don’t tell
me what to do • Cause I’ll never be uptight like you •
Don’t look at me that way • Cause I ain’t never gonna
change • And if you’re talkin’ ‘bout my life • You’re only
wasting your own time nnn If I want to wear lingerie
outside of my clothes • If I want to be erotic in my own
videos • If I want to be provocative, well that ain’t a sin
• Maybe you’re not comfortable in your own skin nnn
(Repeat Chorus) nnn Produced by DJ Premier for Works Of
Mart, Inc. • Additional Production by Christina Aguilera •
Recorded by Oscar Ramirez for Royal Z Entertainment & DJ
Premier at The Record Plant & Chalice Studios, Los Angeles,
CA • Assisted by Alan Mason • Mixed by DJ Premier &
Charles “The Mixologist” Roane at Headqcourterz Studios
Ltd., NYC • Assisted by Jordan Laws
Here to Stay
(Christina Aguilera, Heather Holley, Tony Reyes, Ben H. Allen, George Henry Jackson)
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Heather Holley Music/Pensive Music (ASCAP),
Hitface Music (BMI), Nada Music (ASCAP), Screen Gems-EMI Music (BMI) (adm. by EMI Music Publishing, Inc.)

Well everybody got an opinion now, don’t they • But it ain’t no thing to
me • It really don’t make any difference now to me • If you don’t like
what you see • I pay no mind to the negative kind • Cause that’s just
no way to be • I don’t stop to please someone else’s needs • Gonna live
my life for me nnn (Chorus) • I’m gonna keep on • Imma do my own
thing • We all got a song that we’re meant to sing • And no matter
what people say or might think • I ain’t goin’ no place, no • I’m here to
stay nnn Gonna keep on doing my thing • Cause whether they love or
they hatin’ on me • I’ll still be the same girl I used to be • Cause I ain’t
goin’ no place, no • I’m here to stay nnn I’ve never been the type to
be shy • I know that some would say I’m too headstrong • But I’d •
rather be a woman who voices her mind • Whether you think I’m right
or wrong nnn And I know some people wanna criticize • Makes ‘em
feel better about themselves • So say what you will • Time will reveal
• In the end that I will be here still nnn (Repeat Chorus) nnn Gotta
get up • Keep my head up • Gonna keep on turnin’ it up • Never let up
• If I keep steppin’ it up • Imma prove that I ain’t ever gonna be
stopped • Like it or not • (Repeat 2X) nnn No matter the pressures
that face me • I believe, I believe they will see • I'll never let anyone
break me • All your doubt can do now is strengthen me • And life it
ain't always that easy • Gotta fight to see past the boundaries •
Crossin’ the lines • I will define every time • That forever is mine
nnn Produced by Tony Reyes & Ben H. Allen for Milk Money Consulting, Inc.
• Additional Production by Christina Aguilera • Programming, Guitar,
Percussion & Keyboards: Ben H. Allen • Bass, Keyboards, Percussion &
Strings: Tony Reyes • Recorded by Ben H. Allen at Maze Studios, Atlanta, GA
• Vocals Recorded by Oscar Ramirez for Royal Z Entertainment at The Record
Plant, Los Angeles, CA • Assisted by Alan Mason • Mixed by Peter Mokran at
Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA • Assisted by Seth Waldmann & Sam Holland
• Contains a sample from “The Best Thing You Ever Had” written by George Henry
Jackson as performed by Candi Station, published by Screen Gems-EMI Music (BMI)
(adm. by Screen Gems-EMI Music Publishing, Inc.), under license from EMI Music
Special Markets, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
FeaturingFan Club recordings by:
Shane Burrows

Thank You Jessica Cavanaugh


She-Tara Franklin
Michael Holmin

(Dedication to Fans...) Warren Keller


Antoinette Little
Gustavo Medina
(Christina Aguilera, Chris E. Martin, Kara DioGuardi, Sarah Anne Moore

Enter The Circus


Pamela Sheyne, David Frank, Steven Kipner) Joshua Pospisil
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Cory Seale
Gifted Pearl Music/Works Of Mart, Inc. (ASCAP), K'Stuff Publishing (BMI) Durant Searcy
administered in the U.S. and Canada by Arthouse Entertainment, adminis- Samantha Silver
tered outside the U.S. and Canada by EMI Music Ltd., BMG Music Tammy Simpson (Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry)
Publishing International Ltd. c/o Zomba Songs, a division of Zomba Shanna Nicole Wiles Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI),
Enterprises,Inc. (BMI), EMI April Music, Inc. o/b/o itself, Stephen A.
Kipner Music and Griff Griff Music (ASCAP)
Stuck In The Throat Music/Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)

It seems like a lifetime • Since I felt like a prisoner of my dreams • It took such a long Produced by Linda Perry • Hammond Organ:
time • For me to realize just how to be • And to listen to me • Don’t go thinkin’ I’m not thank- Linda Perry • Strings Arranged by Eric Gorfain
ful • Cause me, I’ve got my hands full of good things • And I hope I can give back • A little • Strings Performed by The Section Quartet: •
bit of what you’ve given me nnn (Chorus) So thank you • For standing • Right by me • So Violin: Eric Gorfain • Violin: Daphne Chen •
thank you • For being • Behind me • And watching me grow • And lettin’ others know • Viola: Leah Katz • Cello: Richard Dodd •
That you’ll still believe in what I’ll be nnn Some people have said things • In times about me Horns Arranged by Linda Perry • Trumpet,
that weren’t always true • But you’ve always been there • To give that extra love to pull me Horn Contractor: Chris Tedesco • Trombone:
through • To do what I gotta do • Cause there’ll always be those ups and downs • But you Jim McMillen • Saxophone & Clarinet: Ray
always seem to stick around • And see • See me through to believe • And I hope I can keep Herrmann • Tuba: Randy Jones • French Horn:
back • A little bit of what you’ve given me • Ya give me all that I need nnn (Repeat Chorus) Paul Klintworth • Choir: Roger Wagner Chorale
nnn It took a while ‘til I could do what I wanted • And now I’m so happy that I started where • Jeannine Wagner, Contractor • Stephen
I started • I’m thankin’ god that I can be in a position • To do my own thing now • And make Amerson, Nicole Baker, Sandra Beckwith,
my own decisions • And so I’m thanking you • For Leanna Brand, Aleta Braxton, Monika
being true • And standin’ by me through Bruckner, Elin Carlson, Nancy Gassner
and through nnn Produced by DJ Premier for Clayton, Carver Cossey, Joan Ellis, Ivan
Works Of Mart, Inc. • Additional Production by Gallardo, Janet Korsmeyer, Risa Larson,
Christina Aguilera • Recorded by Oscar Lynda Sue Marks-Guarnieri, Tina McConnell,
Ramirez for Royal Z Entertainment & DJ Susan Taylor Mills, Susan Montgomery,
Premier at The Record Plant & Chalice Judith Siirila Paskowitz, Daniel Plaster, Alyss
Studios, Los Angeles, CA • Assisted by Olivia Sanner, Eli Villanueva • Engineered by
Alan Mason • Mixed by DJ Premier & Linda Perry at Kung Fu Gardens; North
Charles “The Mixologist” Roane at Hollywood, CA • Assisted by Chris Wonzer &
Headqcourterz Studios Ltd., NYC • Kristofer Kaufman • Pro Tools Engineer:
Assisted by Jordan Laws• Contains a sample Andrew Chavez • Mixed by Peter Mokran at
from “Can’t Hold Us Down” as performed by Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA • Assisted by
Christina Aguilera, used courtesy of RCA Records, a Seth Waldmann & Sam Holland
division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment • Contains a
sample from “Genie In A Bottle” written by Pamela Sheyne,
David Frank and Steven Kipner published by BMG Music
Publishing International Ltd. c/o Zomba Songs, a division of
Zomba Enterprises, Inc. (BMI), EMI April Music, Inc. o/b/o itself,
Stephen A. Kipner Music and Griff Griff Music (ASCAP) used courtesy of RCA
Records, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. •Contains a sample from
“Think Big” written by Mark Richardson, Sean Hamilton and Tracey Horton as per-
formed by Pudgie The Fat Bastard featuring the Notorious B.I.G. published by Old Nigger
Spirituals (BMI), Dee Rock Music (ASCAP), Bow Down Music (BMI), EMI April Music, Inc.
(ASCAP), under license from A&M Records, a division of Universal Music Enterprises.
Welcome Candyman
(Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry, Mark Ronson, Paul Ill) (Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry)
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Stuck In The Throat Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI),
Music/Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP), Mark Ronson EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./EMI Music Publishing Stuck In The Throat Music/Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Ltd./Inouye Music (BMI), Paul Ill Music (ASCAP)

“Tarzan and Jane were swingin’ on a vine” • Candyman,


Welcome to the greatest show • Greatest show on earth • You’ve never seen before •
Candyman • “Sippin’ from a bottle of vodka double wine”
Let the fairy tale unfold • What’s behind the smoke and glass • Painted faces, every-
nnn Sweet sugar, candyman • I met him out for dinner
body wears a mask • Are you selling them your soul • Will you be left out in the cold
on a Friday night • He really had me workin’ up an
nnn Is it all blue skies • Fun and games until you fall • Then you’re left without any-
appetite • He had tattoos up and down his arm • There’s
one at all • You’re ridin’ on a shooting star • With a smile upon your face • But soon
nothin’ more dangerous • Than a boy with charm nnn He’s
the shine fades nnn And you’re left out all alone • Wonderin’ • Where did they all go
a one-stop shop • Makes the panties drop • He’s a sweet-
nnn Been jaded, hated • Who’ll be around when the limelight’s faded • Been shot
talkin’, sugar-coated candyman • A sweet-talkin’, sugar-
down • Pushed out • Made to smile when I wanted to frown • Always takin’ a bow •
coated candyman nnn He took me to the Spider Club at
Always workin’ the crowd • Always makin’ the rounds • Always playin’ the clown •
Hollywood and Vine • We drank champagne and we danced
Who’ll be stickin’ it out • Who’ll be stayin’ around • When the lights go down nnn
all night • We shook the paparazzi for a big surprise • The
Produced by Linda Perry • Piano: Linda Perry • Guitar: Eric Schermerhorn • Bass: Paul Ill •
gossip tonight will be tomorrow’s headline nnn He’s a one-
Drums: Nathan Wetherington • Strings Arranged by Eric Gorfain • Strings conducted by
stop shop • Makes my cherry pop • He’s a sweet-talkin’,
Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli • Strings Performed by The Section Quartet & Friends: Solo Violin
sugar-coated candyman • A sweet-talkin’, sugar-coated
& Concertmistress: Daphne Chen • Violin: Alyssa Park, Josefina Vergara, Amy Wickman, Marisa
candyman • (Repeat above) nnn Well by now I’m getting
Kuney, Victoria Lanier, Julian Hallmark, Julie Rogers, Terry Glenny, Melissa Reiner, Marcy Vaj,
all bothered and hot • When he kissed my mouth he really
Susan Chatman, Isabelle Senger, Ami Levy, Cameron Patrick, Anna Stafford • Viola: Leah Katz,
hit the spot • He had lips like sugar cane • Good things
Marda Todd, David Sage, Darrin McCann, Caroline Buckman • Cello: Richard Dodd, Matt Cooker,
come for boys who wait nnn (Tarzan intro repeat) nnn
John Krovoza, Victor Lawrence, Diego Miralles • Contrabass: Jason Torreano, Francis Senger •
He’s a one-stop gotcha hot • Makin’ all the panties drop •
Engineered by Linda Perry at Kung Fu Gardens; North Hollywood, CA • Assisted by Kristofer
Sweet sugar candyman • He’s a one-stop got me hot •
Kaufman • Pro Tools Engineer: Andrew Chavez • Mixed by Peter Mokran at Conway Studios,
Makin’ my uh pop • Sweet sugar candyman • He’s a one-
Hollywood, CA • Assisted by Seth Waldmann & Sam Holland
stop get it while it’s hot • Baby don’t stop • Sweet sugar
nnn He got those lips like sugar cane • Good things come
for boys who wait • He’s a one-stop shop • With a real big
uh nnn He’s a sweet-talkin’, sugar-coated candyman •
Sweet-talkin’, sugar-coated candyman (X3) • Candyman
(X8) nnn “Tarzan and Jane were swingin’ on a vine •
Sippin’ from a bottle of vodka double wine • Jane lost her
grip and a-down she fell • Squared herself away as she
let out a yell” nnn Produced by Linda Perry • Piano, Mellotron
& Bass: Linda Perry • Drums: Nathan Wetherington •
Programming: Marc Jameson • Horns Arranged by Linda Perry
• Trumpet, Horn Contractor: Chris Tedesco • Trombone: Jim
McMillen • Saxophones: Ray Herrmann, Glen Berger • Mixed &
Engineered by Linda Perry at Kung Fu Gardens, North
Hollywood, CA • Assisted by Chris Wonzer & Kristofer Kaufman
• Pro Tools Engineer: Andrew Chavez • Contains a sample from
“Tarzan & Jane Swingin’ On A Vine” from Run To Cadence With The U.S.
Marines Vol. II, used courtesy of Documentary Recordings.
Nasty Naughty Boy
(Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry)
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI),
Stuck In The Throat Music/Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)

Come here, big boy • Yeah • You’ve been a bad, bad


boy • I’m gonna take my time so enjoy • There’s no
need to feel no shame • Relax and sip upon my
champagne • Cause I’m gonna give you a little taste
• Of the sugar below my waist • You nasty boy nnn
I’ll give you some ooh la la • Voulez-vous coucher
avec moi • I got you breakin’ into a sweat • Got you
hot, bothered and wet • You nasty boy nnn Nasty
naughty boy nnn (Chorus 1) Baby for all its worth •
I swear I’ll be the first • To blow • Your • Mind •
Now if you’re ready, come and get me • I’ll give you
that hot, sweet, sexy lovin’ nnn Hush now don’t say
a word • I’m gonna give you what you deserve • Now
you better gimme a little taste • Put your icing on my
cake • You nasty boy nnn (Chorus 2) Ooh there I go
again • I need a spankin’ • Cause I’ve • Been •
Bad • So let my body do the talkin’ • I’ll slip you
that hot, sweet, sexy lovin’ nnn Come on, daddy •
Come on, sugar nnn I got you breakin’ into a sweat
• Got you hot, bothered and wet • You nasty boy nnn
(Repeat Chorus 1) nnn Now gimme a little spankin’
• Ooh yeah • Is that all you got • Come on now •
Don’t play with me nnn Gimme that hot, sweet,
nasty • Boy, don’t you make me wait • You better
gimme a little taste • Put your icing on my cake •
You nasty boy nnn Produced by Linda Perry • Guitar:
Eric Schermerhorn • Bass: Paul Ill • Drums: Brian
MacLeod • Horns Arranged by Linda Perry • Trumpet, Horn
contractor: Chris Tedesco • Trombone: Jim McMillen •
Saxophones: Ray Herrmann, Glen Berger• Mixed &
Engineered by Linda Perry at Kung Fu Gardens, North
Hollywood, CA • Assisted by Chris Wonzer & Kristofer
Kaufman • Pro Tools Engineer: Andrew Chavez
I Got Trouble
(Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry)
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI),
Stuck In The Throat Music/Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)

I got trouble, trouble, trouble • Always knockin’ at my door • Yes, I’m a whole lotta trouble baby • Just like
a kid in a candy store nnn Well I’m nothin’ but trouble babe • Now since the day that I was born nnn Well
I’m as good as it ever gets • Give you somethin’ you won’t forget • If you wanna spell trouble babe • Well
send out an S.O.S. • Yes nnn This baby’s got somethin’ • Somethin’ you just can’t ignore • And yeah it
sure is likely babe • You’ll keep on coming back for more nnn I’ve got a wicked taste for trouble • And
I’m never, never satisfied • Yeah I’m a whole lotta trouble baby • And my evil ways can’t hide nnn Oh my,
my • Well I been itchin’ for some trouble babe • Every single day that I’m alive nnn Come on baby • Come
on darlin’ • Come on sugar nnn Now listen, • Can’t you see the way I move • Can’t you read it in my hips
• There’s lots that’s goin’ on • In my pocket full of tricks • Got some secrets up my sleeve • If you know
just what I mean • Got places you never been • I’ll take you out of your skin nnn Well I’m trouble, trouble,
trouble baby • Always knockin’ at my door • Yeah I’m a whole lotta lotta trouble babe • Since the day
that I was born nnn Produced by Linda Perry • Piano: Linda Perry • Guitar: Eric Schermerhorn • Bass:
Paul Ill • Drums: Nathan Wetherington • Trumpet: Wayne Bergeron • Mixed & Engineered by Linda Perry at
Kung Fu Gardens, North Hollywood, CA • Assisted by Chris Wonzer & Kristofer Kaufman • Pro Tools Engineer:
Andrew Chavez

Hurt
(Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry, Mark Ronson)
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI),
Stuck In The Throat Music/Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP), Mark Ronson EMI Blackwood Music,
Inc./EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Inouye Music (BMI)

Seems like it was yesterday • When I saw your face • You told me how proud you were • But I
walked away • If only I knew • What I know today nnn I would hold you in my arms • I would
take the pain away • Thank you for all you’ve done • Forgive all your mistakes • There’s noth-
ing I wouldn’t do • To hear your voice again • Sometimes I wanna call you • But I know you
won’t be there nnn (Chorus) I’m sorry for • Blaming you • For everything • I just couldn’t
do • And I’ve hurt myself • By hurting you nnn Some days I feel broke inside • But I won’t
admit • Sometimes I just wanna hide • Cause it’s you I miss • And it’s so hard to say good-
bye • When it comes to this nnn Would you tell me I was wrong • Would you help me under-
stand • Are you lookin’ down upon me • Are you proud of who I am • There’s nothing I wouldn’t
do • To have just one more chance • To look into your eyes • And see you looking back nnn I’m sorry for
• Blaming you • For everything • I just couldn’t do • And I’ve hurt myself nnn If I had just one more day
• I would tell you how much that I’ve missed you since you’ve been away nnn It’s dangerous • It’s so out
of line • To try and turn back time nnn (Repeat Chorus) nnn Produced by Linda Perry • Piano: Linda Perry
• Guitar: Eric Schermerhorn • Bass: Paul Ill • Drums: Nathan Wetherington • Strings Arranged by Eric Gorfain •
Strings Conducted by Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli • Strings Performed by The Section Quartet & Friends:
Concertmistress: Daphne Chen • Violin: Alyssa Park, Josefina Vergara, Amy Wickman, Marisa Kuney, Victoria Lanier,
Julian Hallmark, Julie Rogers, Terry Glenny, Melissa Reiner, Marcy Vaj, Susan Chatman, Isabelle Senger, Ami Levy,
Cameron Patrick, Anna Stafford • Viola: Leah Katz, Marda Todd, David Sage, Darrin McCann, Caroline Buckman •
Cello: Richard Dodd, Matt Cooker, John Krovoza, Victor Lawrence, Diego Miralles • Contrabass: Jason Torreano,
Francis Senger • Engineered by Linda Perry at Kung Fu Gardens, North Hollywood, CA • Assisted by Kristofer
Kaufman • Pro Tools Engineer: Andrew Chavez • Mixed by Peter Mokran at Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA •
Assisted by Seth Waldmann & Sam Holland
Mercy On Me
(Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry)
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI),
Stuck In The Throat Music/Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)

Lord have mercy on my soul • For I have walked a sinful road • And I’m down on my knees • Lord
have mercy on me please nnn Jesus • I must confess • That in all my loneliness • I’ve forsaken
and I’ve sinned • Leavin’ fragments of a man so broken • I could tell you what I’ve done • Or
should I tell you where I went wrong nnn Well the more that I start to play, yeah • My deceitful
evil ways • Keep growin’ stronger by the day nnn (Chorus) Oh Lord have mercy on my soul • For
I have walked a sinful road • So I’m gonna get down on my knees • Beg forgiveness to help set
me free • Lord have mercy on me please nnn Mother Mary full of grace • In my weakness I’ve
lost faith • I’ve been careless and I have been warned • And the devil inside me is torn • God
Bless the man that I have scorned nnn (Repeat Chorus) nnn So don’t let me fool around no more
• Send your angels down to guide me through that door • Well I’ve gone and confessed my regrets
• And I pray I’m not held in contempt • I’m so lost and I need you to help me repent nnn Oh Lord
• Have mercy on my soul • Oh I’m beggin’ • I’m pleadin’ • I’m needin’ • I want you to know •
So I’m down upon my knees nnn Oh Lord • I need forgiveness • I need forgiveness • From you
nnn Produced by Linda Perry • Piano & Guitar: Linda Perry • Bass: Paul Ill • Drums: Nathan
Wetherington • Hammond Organ: Damon Fox • Strings Arranged by Eric Gorfain • Strings Conducted by
Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli • Strings Performed by The Section Quartet & Friends: Concertmistress:
Daphne Chen • Violin: Alyssa Park, Josefina Vergara, Amy Wickman, Marisa Kuney, Radu Pieptea, Audrey
Solomon, Alwyn Wright, Terry Glenny, Melissa Reiner, Marcy Vaj, Susan Chatman, Isabelle Senger, Ami Levy,
Cameron Patrick, Anna Stafford • Viola: Leah Katz, Marda Todd, David Sage, Darrin McCann, Tom Tally •
Cello: Richard Dodd, Matt Cooker, John Krovoza, Victor Lawrence, Diego Miralles • Contrabass: Jason
Torreano, Francis Senger • Choir: Linda Perry, Barbara Allen & Friends: • Barbara Allen, Contractor •
Richard Redd, Cheryl Brown, Esther Marie Austin, Rochelle Rawls, Vernon Keith Allen, Yvette Andrews Mitchell, Roseland Holmes, Debra Gates,
Sonya Byous, Bonita Brisco, Traneen Young • Engineered by Linda Perry at Kung Fu Gardens, North Hollywood, CA • Assisted by Chris Wonzer
• Pro Tools Engineer: Andrew Chavez • Mixed by Peter Mokran at Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA • Assisted by Seth Waldmann & Sam Holland

Save Me From Myself


(Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry, Bill Bottrell)
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI),
Stuck In The Throat Music/Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP), Stokesongs (ASCAP)

It’s not so easy • Lovin’ me • It gets so complicated • All the things you gotta be • Everything’s changin’ • But you’re the truth • I’m
amazed by all your patience • Everything I put you through nnn And when I’m about to fall • Somehow you’re always waiting with •
Your open arms to catch me • You’re gonna save me from myself • From myself • You’re gonna save me from myself nnn My love is
tainted • By your touch • Well some guys have shown me aces • But you’ve got that royal flush • I know its crazy everyday • Well
tomorrow may be shaky • But you never turn away nnn And don’t ask me why I’m cryin’ • Cause when I start to crumble • You know
how to keep me smilin’ • You always save me from myself • From myself, myself • You’re gonna save me from myself nnn I know it’s
hard, it’s hard • But you’ve broken all my walls • You’ve been my strength • So strong nnn And don’t ask me why I love you • It’s obvi-
ous your tenderness is what I need to make me • A better woman to myself • To myself, myself • You’re gonna save me from my •
Myself nnn Produced by Linda Perry • Guitar & Congas: Bill Bottrell • Strings Arranged by Linda Perry & The Section Quartet • Strings Performed
by The Section Quartet: • Violin: Eric Gorfain • Violin: Daphne Chen • Viola: Leah Katz • Cello: Richard Dodd • Mixed & Engineered by Linda Perry
at Kung Fu Gardens, North Hollywood, CA • Assisted by Chris Wonzer & Kristofer Kaufman • Pro Tools Engineer: Andrew Chavez
So many years have gone by • Always strong tried not
to cry • Never felt like I needed any man • To comfort
me in life nnn But I’m all made up today • A veil
upon my face • But no father stands beside me • To
give this bride away nnn Well I’m standing in the
chapel • Wearing my white dress • I have waited for
this moment • With tears of happiness • Here I leave
behind my past • By taking a chance • I finally found
the right man nnn Thoughts racing fast through my
mind • As I’m gazing down the aisle • That my future
will mend the memories • Torn between father and
child nnn My emotions overload • Cause there is no
hand to hold • There’s no shoulder here to lean on •
I’m walking all on my own nnn Here I go nnn
(Chorus) Now I’m standing at four corners • To have
and to hold • Now my love you stand beside me • To
walk life’s winding road • And I owe it all to you • For
taking that chance • You’ve shown me there’s a right
man • Cause I never knew a right man nnn Well I’m
standing in the chapel • Ready to confess • That I’ve
waited for this moment • With tears of happiness •
Now I leave behind my past • By taking a chance
nnn (Repeat Chorus 2) nnn And one day my little
girl • Will reach out her hand • She’ll know I found the
right man nnn Produced by Linda Perry • Strings
Arranged by Eric Gorfain • Strings Conducted by
Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli • Strings Performed by The
Section Quartet & Friends: Concertmistress: Daphne Chen
• Violin: Alyssa Park, Josefina Vergara, Amy Wickman,
Marisa Kuney, Radu Pieptea, Audrey Solomon, Alwyn
Wright, Terry Glenny, Melissa Reiner, Marcy Vaj, Susan
Chatman, Isabelle Senger, Ami Levy, Cameron Patrick,
Anna Stafford • Viola: Leah Katz, Marda Todd, David
Sage, Darrin McCann, Tom Tally • Cello: Richard Dodd,
Matt Cooker, John Krovoza, Victor Lawrence, Diego Miralles
• Contrabass: Jason Torreano, Francis Senger • Choir:
Roger Wagner Chorale• Jeannine Wagner, Contractor •
Stephen Amerson, Nicole Baker, Sandra Beckwith, Leanna
Brand, Aleta Braxton, Monika Bruckner, Elin Carlson •
Nancy Gassner Clayton, Carver Cossey, Joan Ellis, Ivan
Gallardo, Janet Korsmeyer, Risa Larson, Lynda Sue
Marks-Guarnieri, Tina McConnell, Susan Taylor Mills,
Susan Montgomery, Judith Siirila Paskowitz, Daniel
The Right Man Plaster, Alyss Olivia Sanner, Eli Villanueva • Engineered
by Linda Perry at Kung Fu Gardens, North Hollywood, CA
(Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry) • Assisted by Chris Wonzer & Kristofer Kaufman • Pro
Published by Xtina Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Tools Engineer: Andrew Chavez • Mixed by Peter Mokran
Stuck In The Throat Music/Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)
at Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA • Assisted by Seth
Waldmann & Sam Holland
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN MAKING MY VISION COME TO LIFE:
To my husband, Jordan...
You’ve touched my heart and soul in countless ways.You are my backbone,
my best friend, and life companion.I couldn’t have done this without your
constant love and support.You mean the world to me.
I love you forever.
DJ PREMIER (aka “Nick”) – I feel like I’ve known you a lifetime. You’re the big brother I never had. Thanks for all the laughs. I love you very much. CHARLES (the other
“Nick”) – Thanks for always bringing such positive and mellow energy to our work environment. You kicked ass on the mixing! LINDA – You are a true innovator, and I cher-
ish our time together and the music we create. I love you, and I look forward to our next “masterpiece”. Let’s keep bringing the unexpected. IRVING – Thanks for always
having my back and going to bat for me. RON – You are my “musical father”. I thank you for your constant love and support in understanding the visionary in me, and
always standing by my bold choices. ROB L – Your talents are boundless. I love our talks, and sharing countless ideas with you. You are an incredible musician, and a reli-
able friend. I love you for that. OSCAR – Another one down, many more to go. Thanks for always being “quick on the draw”. DREW – Thanks for your hard work, patience
and all the yummy “hot toddy’s”. KARA – I had a blast with you. Thanks for getting into my creative headspace and staying up past many a “bedtime(s)”. I appreciate all
the love and dedication to my project. You are an amazing talent. HEATHER – Thanks for being a part of my musical journey once again. You and Rob are my family. I love
you so very much. SUGARMAN – Thanks for always going above and beyond for my health. You rock! KWAME – Thanks for an inspiring track… keep it “cozy”. TONY & BEN
– I had fun with you guys. Great job. BIG TANK – You’re the coolest and a great family man. Thanks a bunch. RONSON – You are so talented…really nice work!
RICH – Thanks for a crazy track. All the best. ERIC GORFAIN – I am such a huge fan. Brilliant job once again! PENSADO – Thank you for always being in my corner. Love
ya! MOKRAN – You are truly gifted at what you do. I appreciate the hard work and long hours. BRIAN GARDNER – Thank you once again. ERIC AND FRANCOIS – Thank you
for fighting in my corner. Thank you to all of the hard working people at RCA. To all of the amazingly talented MUSICIANS AND VOCALISTS who participated and/or played
on this record…I cannot thank you enough.You’ve made me so happy! TO MY FANS – You lift my spirit, inspire my creativity and bring me so much joy! Thank you for con-
stantly growing and learning with me. Let’s do this forever!!!

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: CHRISTINA AGUILERA


A&R: Ron Fair • Mastered by Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, CA • Management: azoffmusic management • Photography by Ellen von Unwerth except: “The
Right Man” photograph courtesy of Joe Buissink/WireImage.com • Art Direction & Design: Jeri Heiden & Glen Nakasako for SMOG Design, Inc., L.A. • Sample Clearance: Kobie “The
Quarterback” Brown, David Schmidt & Jonathan Price • Linda Perry represented exclusively by Katrina Sirdofsky for Rebel Management • Dave “Hard Drive” Pensado & The Pensado Mix
Squad are represented by Jac Colman, Essential Arts Management, Burbank, California • Back To Basics (DISC 2 BONUS VIDEO) Directed by Coodie & Chike • Directors Of Photography:
Coodie & Chike • Edited by Brian Kushner for Purple Cow Post • Steve Winwood appears courtesy of Epic Records

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