Balance Beam
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I haven't been quite the same
So sure the story of my life would never change
But in a bright-eyed way
I rinsed out the soap in my eyes
And wrote a song that I'm about to sing
Cause it's about a girl that I hardly even know
So this is not another love song
Just a list of things that I should know
And everyone should know that

Chorus:
One: you gotta take it kinda slowly
Two: you gotta hurry up and make your move
Three: you gotta tell her that she's pretty
And four: you gotta be the perfect gentleman
You shake the wall, you gotta make it bend, yeah
You gotta show her that she's the balance beam
And I keep falling all around her fairy tale

We took a walk in the rain
I suggested she confess
There's a heart nearby to cast that shade
Stay cool but I'm giddy like a schoolboy
You gotta handle with care, she is not a toy
And then gradually we touched
Although our clothes were wet we sat and smiled
I never thought I could smile so much
But, the first kiss always says the most

Chorus:
One: you gotta take it kinda slowly
Two: you gotta hurry up and make your move
Three: you gotta tell her that she's pretty
And four: you gotta be the perfect gentleman
You shake the wall, you gotta make it bend, yeah
You gotta show her that she's the balance beam
And I keep falling all around her fairy tale

Yeah, I wanna sing to you
And everyone should know that

Chorus:
One: you gotta take it kinda slowly
Two: you gotta hurry up, make your move
And you have to tell her that she's pretty
And four: you gotta be the perfect gentleman
Shake the wall, fucking make it bend, yeah
You gotta show her that she's the balance beam
And I keep falling all around her fairy tale

She's my fairy tale
She's some kind of fairy tale
She's some kind of fairy tale
Everyone should know that
This song is also called "Perfect Gentleman" amd "Fairy Tale" in different places on the internet or on old bootlegs.

In early versions of this song, the line was "so it's not a stupid love song", "so I suggested she request a park nearby to cast some shade", and Justin sang a different chorus, with a 5th thing everyone should know:

"One: you gotta take it kinda slowly
Two: you gotta hurry up and make your move
Three: you gotta tell her that she's pretty
Four: you gotta be the perfect gentleman
When you shake her wall, you gotta make it bend
Five: you gotta show her that's she's pretty
Over balance beam and
I keep falling all around your fairy tale"
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