Letters Vol. 1

Intro (Gucci Shoes)

By Grace VanderWaal

I just bought some new Gucci Shoes
Wasted my college funds just to look cute
Forty minutes to look like I did it in two
Maybe I am vain, but so are you

And, and I want it for free
Yeah I wish that I was free
I wonder if anybody sees what I see
And na-na-na-na-lee

Why do I care? Why do I? Well, I don’t know
Why do I care? Why do I care? Why do I?
Why do I care? Why do I? Well I don’t know
Why do I care? Why do I care? Why do I?
Why do I care? Why do I? Well, I don’t know
Why do I care? Why do I care? Why do I?
Why do I care? Why do I? Well, I don’t know

So I got a new wig, got some new clothes
Then made some new friends that I don’t even know
And I got a new wig, got some new clothes
I learned a new dance, got a new nose

And I don’t even care, I don’t even care
No, I don’t even
I don’t even care, I don’t even no no no
And I don’t even care
And I don’t even care
And I don’t even
I don’t even

Songwriter: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY
For non-commercial use only.

Poseur

By Grace VanderWaal

We were hanging with your rich kid city friends
Ones that I don’t know
Not sure what to say, say it anyway
It isn’t how I thought it’d go

And even if I’m faking it
Pretending to be confident
I’m pathetic, I’ll admit
Asking

Would you call me a poser?
Or would you call me a friend?
After all that I told you
Was this time well spent?
I don’t know what this meant

Did you take me here just to show me off
To that girl you used to know
Everybody here is looking at me weird
So I just put on a show

And even if I’m faking it
Pretending to be confident
I’m pathetic, I’ll admit
For asking

Would you call me a poser?
Or would you call me a friend?
After all that I told you
Was this time well spent?
I don’t, I don’t, I don’t…

And who am I kidding
If I can’t convince myself?
And who are you kidding
If I was there for someone else?
On the train home
I’ll stare at my phone
To hide my thoughts of what I might know

Would I call you a poser?
Are we more than just friends?

After all that I told you
Was this time well spent?
I don’t know what this meant
what this meant
what this meant

I wish I could fall into your love
but love is so overrated
I wish I could fall into your love
I really hope I don’t mess you up
and you don’t mess me up
and I don’t mess you up
I hope I don’t mess you up

Songwriter: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY
For non-commercial use only.

I Don't Like You
By Grace VanderWaal

[Verse 1]
Here we go again in the same story
We  follow the routine until we say “I’m sorry”
Hands  are shaking till I just look down at the floor
Face is turning red and eyes are going puffy
You ask me why we yell and I come up with nothing
Your  insecurities are pulling you back
But  please know, oh, oh

[Chorus]
I love you, but I don’t like you
The  simple truth is I can’t do this, though I try to
I love you, but I don’t like you
And I can’t shut you out, so I’m shutting my mouth
But I’ll never despise you
I  just don’t like you
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

[Verse 2]
We pour our souls out about the past months
By just trying to talk about lunch
And every single thing we say is gonna start a new war
And I’m exhausted from this tug of war of words
And when you said “I don’t care for you” it got worse
We both know it isn’t working but I still put you first

[Chorus]
‘Cause I love you, but I don’t like you
The simple truth is I can’t do this, though I try to
I love you, but I don’t like you
And I can’t shut you out, so I’m shutting my mouth
But I’ll never despise you
I just don’t like you

[Bridge]
Ooh
We both refuse to lose
We both refuse to choose the higher road
Which way we go, oh-oh, oh-oh
And ooh (ooh)
We both refuse to lose (lose)
We both refuse to choose the higher road
Which will we go, oh-oh, oh-oh

[Chorus]
‘Cause I love you, but I don’t like you
The simple truth is I can’t do this, though I try to
I love you, but I don’t like you
And I can’t shut you out, so I’m shutting my mouth
But I’ll never despise you
I just don’t like you
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
(And ooh)
Oh, oh, oh, oh
(We both refuse to lose)
(We both refuse to choose the higher road)
Oh, oh
(Which will we go)
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
I just don’t like you

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, BLAKE SLATKIN, CAROLINE PENNELL, JUSTIN TRANTER
For non-commercial use only.

Ur So Beautiful
By Grace VanderWaal

Lower East Side and it’s pouring out
Don’t you look right at me now
Is it you, or are the lights
getting brighter in the night?
Let’s get coffee at a vibey spot
We can sit around, I talk a lot
but you’re so chill, you keep it cool
I am not, I’m such a fool

Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
I think you do.

Walking along but not saying a thing
Let’s sit down and think of what we could be
If you wanted to say something
you would say it, promise me

Walking lightly to my surprise
Falling all over the fear
of looking in your eyes
But now I am questioning
I caught you looking at me

Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
I think you do.

And who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Messing with my eyes
make me overthink my lines
I think I’m falling blind

Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Not looking back to say goodbye
Is it all in my mind?
I think it’s all in my mind

Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
I think you do
Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
I think you do
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
I know you do
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
I think you do

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY, BRITTANY AMARADIO, SOPHIE B. HAWKINS
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: “Ur So Beautiful”, by Kaedene Powell

Waste My Time
By Grace VanderWaal

Runnin’ with you it’s like we’re in a memory
That I’ll try to forget when you go up and leave
Walkin’ slowly because the time’s been running far
Maybe I should grow up, leave you with a scar

You say ‘I love you’ with an accent
Then I pretend like nothing happened
Tell me won’t you miss Manhattan
And even though this is pointless
And even though this is hopeless

I just wanna waste my time
I just wanna waste your time
We can do anything you like
We can talk all night

I’m unsure of you because I know you’ll leave
You say ‘you love me’ but I whisper I don’t believe
Stopping moments cause I can’t let it be true
This is going nowhere but I love wasting my time with you

You say ‘I love you’ with an accent
Then I pretend like nothing happened
Tell me won’t you miss Manhattan
And even though this is pointless
And even though this is hopeless

I just wanna waste my time
I just wanna waste your time
We can do anything you like
We can talk all night

Just waste my time
Waste your time

You say ‘I love you’ with an accent
And then I look away and acted like nothin’ happened
Tell me honestly will you miss Manhattan
And even though this is pointless
And even though this is hopeless

I just wanna waste my time
And I just wanna waste your time
We can do anything you like
We can talk all night, I’ll pretend you’re mine just waste my time

Waste…
And time will fly
…my time
Waste…
For you I’ll happily waste my time
…your time

Waste…
And time will fly
…my time
Waste…
For you I’ll happily waste my time
…your time

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: “Waste My Time”, by Mark Lalonde
Lyrical Grace: “Waste My Time”, by Kaedene Powell

The City

By Grace VanderWaal

Go through the day
But I’ll be checking on my phone
To see if you called
You didn’t call
One of the boys
I’ll be chill, I’ll keep my cool
But don’t play me for the fool
Don’t be so cruel
Cause I can fake it that I’m happy
But this time you can see
You try to make a good memory
Cause you like my jealousy
But you’re

Out in the city
When you should be here with me
I know I might be boring
But I’m not one for pity
Have a ball
At the Whitney with your friends
All so pretty
I know I’m being dramatic
So I’ll go and wish you

Have fun in the city oh, oh, oh
Have fun in the city oh, oh, oh
(ah, ah, ah)

Time passes slow
And I’ve called everyone I know
But the more that people come over
I realize I’m getting worse than I was alone
Close down my phone
I’ve been on it so much my eyes hurt
And the outside is getting darker
I’m tired and it’s getting harder and harder to
Fake it that I’m truly happy
(ha-a-ppy)
And all my friends can see
You try to make a good memory
(memory)
But that’s hard when it’s not with me
Cause you’re

Out in the city
When you should be here with me
I know I might be boring
But I’m not one for pity
So have a ball
At the Whitney with your friends
All so pretty
I know I’m being dramatic
So I’ll go and wish you

Have fun in the city oh, oh, oh
Have fun in the city oh, oh, oh
Have fun in the city oh, oh, oh
Have fun in the city oh, oh, oh
Have fun
Go and have fun
Have fu-u-un!
Oh, oh, oh
Have fun…
Have fun…
Have fu-u-un!

Songwriter: GRACE VANDERWAAL, DAN NIGRO
For non-commercial use only.

Intro (Gucci Shoes)

By Grace VanderWaal

I just bought some new Gucci Shoes
Wasted my college funds just to look cute
Forty minutes to look like I did it in two
Maybe I am vain, but so are you

And, and I want it for free
Yeah I wish that I was free
I wonder if anybody sees what I see
And na-na-na-na-lee

Why do I care? Why do I? Well, I don’t know
Why do I care? Why do I care? Why do I?
Why do I care? Why do I? Well I don’t know
Why do I care? Why do I care? Why do I?
Why do I care? Why do I? Well, I don’t know
Why do I care? Why do I care? Why do I?
Why do I care? Why do I? Well, I don’t know

So I got a new wig, got some new clothes
Then made some new friends that I don’t even know
And I got a new wig, got some new clothes
I learned a new dance, got a new nose

And I don’t even care, I don’t even care
No, I don’t even
I don’t even care, I don’t even no no no
And I don’t even care
And I don’t even care
And I don’t even
I don’t even

Songwriter: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY
For non-commercial use only.

Poseur

By Grace VanderWaal

We were hanging with your rich kid city friends
Ones that I don’t know
Not sure what to say, say it anyway
It isn’t how I thought it’d go

And even if I’m faking it
Pretending to be confident
I’m pathetic, I’ll admit
Asking

Would you call me a poser?
Or would you call me a friend?
After all that I told you
Was this time well spent?
I don’t know what this meant

Did you take me here just to show me off
To that girl you used to know
Everybody here is looking at me weird
So I just put on a show

And even if I’m faking it
Pretending to be confident
I’m pathetic, I’ll admit
For asking

Would you call me a poser?
Or would you call me a friend?
After all that I told you
Was this time well spent?
I don’t, I don’t, I don’t…

And who am I kidding
If I can’t convince myself?
And who are you kidding
If I was there for someone else?
On the train home
I’ll stare at my phone
To hide my thoughts of what I might know

Would I call you a poser?
Are we more than just friends?

After all that I told you
Was this time well spent?
I don’t know what this meant
what this meant
what this meant

I wish I could fall into your love
but love is so overrated
I wish I could fall into your love
I really hope I don’t mess you up
and you don’t mess me up
and I don’t mess you up
I hope I don’t mess you up

Songwriter: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY
For non-commercial use only.

I Don't Like You
By Grace VanderWaal

[Verse 1]
Here we go again in the same story
We  follow the routine until we say “I’m sorry”
Hands  are shaking till I just look down at the floor
Face is turning red and eyes are going puffy
You ask me why we yell and I come up with nothing
Your  insecurities are pulling you back
But  please know, oh, oh

[Chorus]
I love you, but I don’t like you
The  simple truth is I can’t do this, though I try to
I love you, but I don’t like you
And I can’t shut you out, so I’m shutting my mouth
But I’ll never despise you
I  just don’t like you
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

[Verse 2]
We pour our souls out about the past months
By just trying to talk about lunch
And every single thing we say is gonna start a new war
And I’m exhausted from this tug of war of words
And when you said “I don’t care for you” it got worse
We both know it isn’t working but I still put you first

[Chorus]
‘Cause I love you, but I don’t like you
The simple truth is I can’t do this, though I try to
I love you, but I don’t like you
And I can’t shut you out, so I’m shutting my mouth
But I’ll never despise you
I just don’t like you

[Bridge]
Ooh
We both refuse to lose
We both refuse to choose the higher road
Which way we go, oh-oh, oh-oh
And ooh (ooh)
We both refuse to lose (lose)
We both refuse to choose the higher road
Which will we go, oh-oh, oh-oh

[Chorus]
‘Cause I love you, but I don’t like you
The simple truth is I can’t do this, though I try to
I love you, but I don’t like you
And I can’t shut you out, so I’m shutting my mouth
But I’ll never despise you
I just don’t like you
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
(And ooh)
Oh, oh, oh, oh
(We both refuse to lose)
(We both refuse to choose the higher road)
Oh, oh
(Which will we go)
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
I just don’t like you

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, BLAKE SLATKIN, CAROLINE PENNELL, JUSTIN TRANTER
For non-commercial use only.

Ur So Beautiful
By Grace VanderWaal

Lower East Side and it’s pouring out
Don’t you look right at me now
Is it you, or are the lights
getting brighter in the night?
Let’s get coffee at a vibey spot
We can sit around, I talk a lot
but you’re so chill, you keep it cool
I am not, I’m such a fool

Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
I think you do.

Walking along but not saying a thing
Let’s sit down and think of what we could be
If you wanted to say something
you would say it, promise me

Walking lightly to my surprise
Falling all over the fear
of looking in your eyes
But now I am questioning
I caught you looking at me

Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
I think you do.

And who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Messing with my eyes
make me overthink my lines
I think I’m falling blind

Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Not looking back to say goodbye
Is it all in my mind?
I think it’s all in my mind

Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
I think you do
Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
I think you do
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
I know you do
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
I think you do

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY, BRITTANY AMARADIO, SOPHIE B. HAWKINS
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: “Ur So Beautiful”, by Kaedene Powell

Waste My Time
By Grace VanderWaal

Runnin’ with you it’s like we’re in a memory
That I’ll try to forget when you go up and leave
Walkin’ slowly because the time’s been running far
Maybe I should grow up, leave you with a scar

You say ‘I love you’ with an accent
Then I pretend like nothing happened
Tell me won’t you miss Manhattan
And even though this is pointless
And even though this is hopeless

I just wanna waste my time
I just wanna waste your time
We can do anything you like
We can talk all night

I’m unsure of you because I know you’ll leave
You say ‘you love me’ but I whisper I don’t believe
Stopping moments cause I can’t let it be true
This is going nowhere but I love wasting my time with you

You say ‘I love you’ with an accent
Then I pretend like nothing happened
Tell me won’t you miss Manhattan
And even though this is pointless
And even though this is hopeless

I just wanna waste my time
I just wanna waste your time
We can do anything you like
We can talk all night

Just waste my time
Waste your time

You say ‘I love you’ with an accent
And then I look away and acted like nothin’ happened
Tell me honestly will you miss Manhattan
And even though this is pointless
And even though this is hopeless

I just wanna waste my time
And I just wanna waste your time
We can do anything you like
We can talk all night, I’ll pretend you’re mine just waste my time

Waste…
And time will fly
…my time
Waste…
For you I’ll happily waste my time
…your time

Waste…
And time will fly
…my time
Waste…
For you I’ll happily waste my time
…your time

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: “Waste My Time”, by Mark Lalonde
Lyrical Grace: “Waste My Time”, by Kaedene Powell

The City

By Grace VanderWaal

Go through the day
But I’ll be checking on my phone
To see if you called
You didn’t call
One of the boys
I’ll be chill, I’ll keep my cool
But don’t play me for the fool
Don’t be so cruel
Cause I can fake it that I’m happy
But this time you can see
You try to make a good memory
Cause you like my jealousy
But you’re

Out in the city
When you should be here with me
I know I might be boring
But I’m not one for pity
Have a ball
At the Whitney with your friends
All so pretty
I know I’m being dramatic
So I’ll go and wish you

Have fun in the city oh, oh, oh
Have fun in the city oh, oh, oh
(ah, ah, ah)

Time passes slow
And I’ve called everyone I know
But the more that people come over
I realize I’m getting worse than I was alone
Close down my phone
I’ve been on it so much my eyes hurt
And the outside is getting darker
I’m tired and it’s getting harder and harder to
Fake it that I’m truly happy
(ha-a-ppy)
And all my friends can see
You try to make a good memory
(memory)
But that’s hard when it’s not with me
Cause you’re

Out in the city
When you should be here with me
I know I might be boring
But I’m not one for pity
So have a ball
At the Whitney with your friends
All so pretty
I know I’m being dramatic
So I’ll go and wish you

Have fun in the city oh, oh, oh
Have fun in the city oh, oh, oh
Have fun in the city oh, oh, oh
Have fun in the city oh, oh, oh
Have fun
Go and have fun
Have fu-u-un!
Oh, oh, oh
Have fun…
Have fun…
Have fu-u-un!

Songwriter: GRACE VANDERWAAL, DAN NIGRO
For non-commercial use only.

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