"Samba Nova" as written by and Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo....
Hard time is never long enough
To keep my head afloat
and my feet are stuck in the mud again
I’m getting old and my money's been spent

Tryin’ hard was never good enough
I’ve got a lot to learn
and she’s walkin’ right out the door again
I’m torn in two and I don’t see the end

You can always buy a new lie
When yours is finally over
Either way you'll find a new life
When yours is finally over

Don’t think I ever changed at all, my dear
And you'll see when I'm right
and here's when I'm wrong, but still
I kick myself in the face once again

Sometimes I think that I can kill the world
If just for a day
but I'd just be stuck with myself again
And I don't think I wanna be my only friend

You can always buy a new lie
When yours is finally over
Either way you'll find a new life
When yours is finally over




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    General CommentIs this song on one of their albums? The only one of their CDs I don't have is "Shangri-La-Dee-Da", and from what I've heard on it, I'm not gonna get it anytime soon.
    creedudeon January 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentshagri-la-dde-da is a good album not as good as core or purple but is a good cd,but this song is not on there i dont know where this song is from i have never heard it or heard of it anyone know
    aicdirt27on January 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentshangri-la-dee-da
    aicdirt27on January 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is not on any of their albums; It was written in the SLDD era, but it was an outtake.
    illegal ion January 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt was supposed to be on Shangri-La Dee Da, but they took it out. Maybe on their next CD.
    RJ Romanoon June 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just heard this song, it's not that good. Compared to the other stuff on Shangri-La Dee Da, I'm glad they took it out.
    RJRomanoon July 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, would have been great on Tiny Music...it'll be released in the "deluxe" version of their new album
    nyomm2on May 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the same song thats gonna be on the new album deluxe edition.... ive already heard the entire new album and its the same song just the music is slightly polished up a bit
    stpfan22on May 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commentcongratulations samba nova you were finally put on an album....kinda
    easyman316on May 30, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song could have been on shangri la dee da... anyways they fianlly released it on the new album .. the deluxe edition at least
    aliceinchains67on June 03, 2010   Link

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