Perfectly Imperfect (2016)

1. I Don't Know My Name
By Grace VanderWaal

I don’t know my name
I don’t play by the rules of the game
So you say I’m just trying, just trying

So I heard you are my sister’s friend
You get along quite nicely
You ask me why I cut my hair
And changed myself completely

I don’t know my name
I don’t play by the rules of the game
So you say I’m just trying, just trying

I went from bland and popular
To joining the marching band
I made the closest friends
I’ll ever have in my lifetime

I am lost, trying to get found
In an ocean of people
Please don’t ask me any questions
You won’t get a valid answer
I’ll just say that

I don’t know my name
I don’t play by the rules of the game
So you say I’m just trying, just trying

I now know my name!
I don’t play by the rules of the game
So you say, I’m not trying
But I’m trying, to find my way

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: I Don’t Know My Name (Part I), by Chris Latham
Lyrical Grace: I Don’t Know My Name (Part II), by Chris Latham
Lyrical Grace: I Don’t Know My Name (Part III), by Chris Latham
Lyrical Grace: I Don’t Know My Name, by Canada Stewart

2. Clay
by Grace VanderWaal

You see a girl in the hallway
And then you whisper to your friend
“Who is she anyway?”
You forgot what she looks like in like a day
But your words don’t hurt me
I will be OK

‘Cause you don’t hurt me
I won’t mold to
Your silly words
I won’t live inside your world

‘Cause your punches and your names
All your jokes and stupid games
They don’t work
No, they don’t hurt
Watch them just go right through me
Because they mean nothing to me
I’m not clay

You see that girl in the hallway
Smile on her face as she walks away
Trying to tear her down was your first mistake
‘Cause little do you know, she wasn’t built to break

‘Cause you don’t hurt me
I won’t mold to
Your silly words
I won’t live inside your world

‘Cause your punches and your names
All your jokes and stupid games
They don’t work
No, they don’t hurt
Watch them just go right through me
Because they mean nothing to me

Try to change my shape
But, baby, I’m not clay
Sorry, not today
‘Cause, baby, I’m not
Try to change my shape
But, baby, I’m not clay
Sorry, not today
‘Cause, baby, I’m not clay

Your silly words
I won’t live inside your world
‘Cause your punches and your names
All your jokes and stupid games
They don’t work
No, they don’t hurt
Watch them just go right through me
Because they mean nothing to me
I’m not clay

Songwriters: AUTUMN ROWE, GRACE VANDERWAAL
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Clay, by Gaetan Drapeau

3. Light The Sky
by Grace VanderWaal

Stars, they got nothing on us
I don’t think you understand
Let’s go out and do something we’d never do
‘Cause I feel like I can do anything when

My head is spinning and my feet off the ground
When I can’t stop dancing like no one’s around
And yeah, I think we were born to shine

‘Cause the stars are dull when they’re compared to you and I
And if people don’t like it then they can close their eyes
‘Cause we’re not the same and we don’t have to try
We’re brighter than fireflies, we’re gonna light the sky

Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Light the sky

You and me, we stand out of the crowd
‘Cause we are not afraid to let our light out
So trust in me and just have no doubt
‘Cause we will be tearing through the clouds

‘Cause my head is spinning
And my feet off the ground
And I can’t stop dancing
Like no one’s around
And yeah I think we were born to shine

‘Cause the stars are dull when they’re compared to you and I
And if people don’t like it then they can close their eyes
‘Cause we’re not the same and we don’t have to try
‘Cause we’re brighter than fireflies, we’re gonna light the sky

Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh

Light the sky
You and me, me and you
We will shine through
You and me, me and you
We will shine

‘Cause my head is spinning
And my feet off the ground
And I can’t stop dancing
Like no one’s around
And yeah I think we were born to shine

‘Cause the stars are dull when they’re compared to you and I
And if people don’t like it then they can close their eyes
‘Cause we’re not the same and we don’t have to try
‘Cause we’re brighter than fireflies, we’re gonna light the sky

Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Light the sky

Songwriters: AUTUMN ROWE, GRACE VANDERWAAL
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Light The Sky, by Mark Lalonde

4. Beautiful Thing
By Grace VanderWaal

You think that you know my heart
And you probably do
So I’m always with you
I could stay with you for hours
In an empty room
And never get bored
Never have nothing to do

You’re my other half
You’re what makes me me
What makes me smile
When I fall down and can’t get back, get back, get back up
On my feet
Without you here I am boring
Something inside you is triggering
It makes me myself
Makes me funny

You’re a beautiful thing
We’re a beautiful thing together
Even when the weather is low
You’re a beautiful thing
We’re a beautiful thing together
Even when the weather is low
We can find the rainbow
Up in the sky
You’d say don’t you cry, it’s all gonna be alright

If we ever gone through a fight oh that would be bad
‘Cause you know all of my secrets
But I know all of yours

We make hours turn into seconds together
The weight of the world feel like a feather
‘Cause we’re holding it right in our hands
You’re my other half
You’re what makes me me
What makes me smile
When I fall down and can’t get back up, get back, get back up
On my feet
Without you here I am boring
Something inside you is triggering
It makes me myself
Makes me funny

You’re a beautiful thing
We’re a beautiful thing together
Even when the weather is low
You’re a beautiful thing
We’re a beautiful thing together
Even when the weather is low

You and me
Together, we’ll forget what we have been told
We’ll live in our own dream world
You and me, forever
We’ll forget what we have been told
We will take on the whole world

Without you here I am boring
Something inside you is triggering
It makes me myself,
makes me funny

You’re a beautiful thing
We’re a beautiful thing together
Even when the weather is low
And that’s a beautiful thing

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, GREG WELLS
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Beautiful Thing, by Darksome Night

5. Gossip Girl
by Grace VanderWaal

Hugs and kisses
Best friends forever, you tell me
Pinky swears and bracelets
Always telling secrets
At slumber parties

Not trying to point any fingers
But I’ve heard the whispers, going around
Not trying to point you out here
Just making the facts clear, that I have found

That you’re the gossip girl
I thought you were real to me
The gossip girl
But you’re just plastic, girl
Shiny plastic hard shell
Don’t give in to gossip, girl

We were closer than sisters
I was the miss to your mister
You were the light to my fixture
I was the frame to your picture
We were closer than sisters
I was the miss to your mister
You were the light to my fixture
I was the frame to your picture

But you’re the gossip girl
I thought you were real to me
The gossip girl
But you’re just plastic, girl
Shiny plastic hard shell
Don’t give in to gossip, girl

I thought you were real to me
The gossip girl
But you’re just plastic, girl
Shiny plastic hard shell
Don’t give in to

Gossip girls they always seem to
Talk the talk about you
Gossip girls they always seem to
Talk the talk but never say the truth

That you’re the gossip girl
I thought you were real to me
The gossip girl
But you’re just plastic, girl
Shiny plastic hard shell
Don’t give in to gossip, girl

I thought you were real to me
The gossip girl
But you’re just plastic girl
Shiny plastic hard shell
Don’t give in to gossip girl
Gossip girl

Songwriters: AUTUMN ROWE, GRACE VANDERWAAL
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Gossip Girl, by Miles Beining

6. Missing You (Coffeehouse version)
By Grace VanderWaal

Hey! there’s something that I think you should know
Something that’s really important to me
You know we used to hang out whether it was sun, rain or snow
Talking to you used to be a breeze
Can someone please tell me where to find you?
‘Cause sometimes I miss that smile on your face
And some people say that it’s part of getting older but
I don’t think that’s true
I still miss you.

Hey! So I guess you just thought to let it be
Thought everything was already dead[?]
Oh please may I just ask why you think they’re better than me
I guess they’re fine, just have confidence[?]
So tell me will I ever see you again
cause sometimes I miss hanging around your place
And some people say that its all for the better but
I don’t think that’s true
I still miss you.

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, ….
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Missing You, by Chris Latham

1. I Don't Know My Name
By Grace VanderWaal

I don’t know my name
I don’t play by the rules of the game
So you say I’m just trying, just trying

So I heard you are my sister’s friend
You get along quite nicely
You ask me why I cut my hair
And changed myself completely

I don’t know my name
I don’t play by the rules of the game
So you say I’m just trying, just trying

I went from bland and popular
To joining the marching band
I made the closest friends
I’ll ever have in my lifetime

I am lost, trying to get found
In an ocean of people
Please don’t ask me any questions
You won’t get a valid answer
I’ll just say that

I don’t know my name
I don’t play by the rules of the game
So you say I’m just trying, just trying

I now know my name!
I don’t play by the rules of the game
So you say, I’m not trying
But I’m trying, to find my way

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: I Don’t Know My Name (Part I), by Chris Latham
Lyrical Grace: I Don’t Know My Name (Part II), by Chris Latham
Lyrical Grace: I Don’t Know My Name (Part III), by Chris Latham
Lyrical Grace: I Don’t Know My Name, by Canada Stewart

2. Clay
by Grace VanderWaal

You see a girl in the hallway
And then you whisper to your friend
“Who is she anyway?”
You forgot what she looks like in like a day
But your words don’t hurt me
I will be OK

‘Cause you don’t hurt me
I won’t mold to
Your silly words
I won’t live inside your world

‘Cause your punches and your names
All your jokes and stupid games
They don’t work
No, they don’t hurt
Watch them just go right through me
Because they mean nothing to me
I’m not clay

You see that girl in the hallway
Smile on her face as she walks away
Trying to tear her down was your first mistake
‘Cause little do you know, she wasn’t built to break

‘Cause you don’t hurt me
I won’t mold to
Your silly words
I won’t live inside your world

‘Cause your punches and your names
All your jokes and stupid games
They don’t work
No, they don’t hurt
Watch them just go right through me
Because they mean nothing to me

Try to change my shape
But, baby, I’m not clay
Sorry, not today
‘Cause, baby, I’m not
Try to change my shape
But, baby, I’m not clay
Sorry, not today
‘Cause, baby, I’m not clay

Your silly words
I won’t live inside your world
‘Cause your punches and your names
All your jokes and stupid games
They don’t work
No, they don’t hurt
Watch them just go right through me
Because they mean nothing to me
I’m not clay

Songwriters: AUTUMN ROWE, GRACE VANDERWAAL
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Clay, by Gaetan Drapeau

3. Light The Sky
by Grace VanderWaal

Stars, they got nothing on us
I don’t think you understand
Let’s go out and do something we’d never do
‘Cause I feel like I can do anything when

My head is spinning and my feet off the ground
When I can’t stop dancing like no one’s around
And yeah, I think we were born to shine

‘Cause the stars are dull when they’re compared to you and I
And if people don’t like it then they can close their eyes
‘Cause we’re not the same and we don’t have to try
We’re brighter than fireflies, we’re gonna light the sky

Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Light the sky

You and me, we stand out of the crowd
‘Cause we are not afraid to let our light out
So trust in me and just have no doubt
‘Cause we will be tearing through the clouds

‘Cause my head is spinning
And my feet off the ground
And I can’t stop dancing
Like no one’s around
And yeah I think we were born to shine

‘Cause the stars are dull when they’re compared to you and I
And if people don’t like it then they can close their eyes
‘Cause we’re not the same and we don’t have to try
‘Cause we’re brighter than fireflies, we’re gonna light the sky

Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh

Light the sky
You and me, me and you
We will shine through
You and me, me and you
We will shine

‘Cause my head is spinning
And my feet off the ground
And I can’t stop dancing
Like no one’s around
And yeah I think we were born to shine

‘Cause the stars are dull when they’re compared to you and I
And if people don’t like it then they can close their eyes
‘Cause we’re not the same and we don’t have to try
‘Cause we’re brighter than fireflies, we’re gonna light the sky

Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Light the sky

Songwriters: AUTUMN ROWE, GRACE VANDERWAAL
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Light The Sky, by Mark Lalonde

4. Beautiful Thing
By Grace VanderWaal

You think that you know my heart
And you probably do
So I’m always with you
I could stay with you for hours
In an empty room
And never get bored
Never have nothing to do

You’re my other half
You’re what makes me me
What makes me smile
When I fall down and can’t get back, get back, get back up
On my feet
Without you here I am boring
Something inside you is triggering
It makes me myself
Makes me funny

You’re a beautiful thing
We’re a beautiful thing together
Even when the weather is low
You’re a beautiful thing
We’re a beautiful thing together
Even when the weather is low
We can find the rainbow
Up in the sky
You’d say don’t you cry, it’s all gonna be alright

If we ever gone through a fight oh that would be bad
‘Cause you know all of my secrets
But I know all of yours

We make hours turn into seconds together
The weight of the world feel like a feather
‘Cause we’re holding it right in our hands
You’re my other half
You’re what makes me me
What makes me smile
When I fall down and can’t get back up, get back, get back up
On my feet
Without you here I am boring
Something inside you is triggering
It makes me myself
Makes me funny

You’re a beautiful thing
We’re a beautiful thing together
Even when the weather is low
You’re a beautiful thing
We’re a beautiful thing together
Even when the weather is low

You and me
Together, we’ll forget what we have been told
We’ll live in our own dream world
You and me, forever
We’ll forget what we have been told
We will take on the whole world

Without you here I am boring
Something inside you is triggering
It makes me myself,
makes me funny

You’re a beautiful thing
We’re a beautiful thing together
Even when the weather is low
And that’s a beautiful thing

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, GREG WELLS
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Beautiful Thing, by Darksome Night

5. Gossip Girl
by Grace VanderWaal

Hugs and kisses
Best friends forever, you tell me
Pinky swears and bracelets
Always telling secrets
At slumber parties

Not trying to point any fingers
But I’ve heard the whispers, going around
Not trying to point you out here
Just making the facts clear, that I have found

That you’re the gossip girl
I thought you were real to me
The gossip girl
But you’re just plastic, girl
Shiny plastic hard shell
Don’t give in to gossip, girl

We were closer than sisters
I was the miss to your mister
You were the light to my fixture
I was the frame to your picture
We were closer than sisters
I was the miss to your mister
You were the light to my fixture
I was the frame to your picture

But you’re the gossip girl
I thought you were real to me
The gossip girl
But you’re just plastic, girl
Shiny plastic hard shell
Don’t give in to gossip, girl

I thought you were real to me
The gossip girl
But you’re just plastic, girl
Shiny plastic hard shell
Don’t give in to

Gossip girls they always seem to
Talk the talk about you
Gossip girls they always seem to
Talk the talk but never say the truth

That you’re the gossip girl
I thought you were real to me
The gossip girl
But you’re just plastic, girl
Shiny plastic hard shell
Don’t give in to gossip, girl

I thought you were real to me
The gossip girl
But you’re just plastic girl
Shiny plastic hard shell
Don’t give in to gossip girl
Gossip girl

Songwriters: AUTUMN ROWE, GRACE VANDERWAAL
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Gossip Girl, by Miles Beining

6. Missing You (Coffeehouse version)
By Grace VanderWaal

Hey! there’s something that I think you should know
Something that’s really important to me
You know we used to hang out whether it was sun, rain or snow
Talking to you used to be a breeze
Can someone please tell me where to find you?
‘Cause sometimes I miss that smile on your face
And some people say that it’s part of getting older but
I don’t think that’s true
I still miss you.

Hey! So I guess you just thought to let it be
Thought everything was already dead[?]
Oh please may I just ask why you think they’re better than me
I guess they’re fine, just have confidence[?]
So tell me will I ever see you again
cause sometimes I miss hanging around your place
And some people say that its all for the better but
I don’t think that’s true
I still miss you.

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, ….
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Missing You, by Chris Latham

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