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This Is Us - Cover Art
Release Date: Oct 6, 2009 Release: Jive Records

This Is Us

# Title Duration
1 Straight Through My Heart
[Brian]
Ooh Oh Oh
In the heart
Of the night
When it's dark
In the lights
I heard the loudest noise
A gunshot on the floor
Oh-oh Oh-oh

[Nick]
I looked down
And my shirt's turning red
I'm spinning around
Felt her lips on my neck
And her voice 
In my ear
Like I missed you
Want you tonight

[Chorus - All]
Straight through my heart
A single bullet got me
I can't stop the bleeding
Oh-oh
Straight through my heart
She aimed and she shot me
I just can't believe it
Oh-oh
No I can't resist
And I can't be hit
I just can't escape this love
Straight through my heart
Soldier down (my heart)
Soldier down (my heart)

[Howie]
Thought I moved
More than on
Thought I could
Fool her charm
I really wanna go
But I can't leave her alone
Oh-oh Oh-oh

[AJ]
Hear the sound
Of a love so loud
I just can't 
I just can't 
Ignore this feeling
Said she misses me
And she wants me
Wants me tonight

[Chorus - All]

[Nick]
In the heart
Of the night
When it's dark
In the lights
I heard the loudest voice
A gunshot on the floor
03:27
2 Bigger
First off I cant keep a promise
I'm no one to count on at all
Add on that I'm a coward
Too scared to return your calls

[Chorus]
But you don't care
You keep sticking around
While I'm acting a clown
You're bigger
Lalala
Cuz you're still here
Your feet stuck to the ground
Despite how silly it sounds
You're bigger
Than me
Lalala

Its known that I'm a liar
Often they're blacker than white
Add on my uncanny ego
No ones less humbled than I

[Chorus]
But you don't care
You keep sticking around
While I'm acting a clown
You're bigger
Lalala
Cuz you're still here
Your feet stuck to the ground
Despite how silly it sounds
You're bigger
Than me
Lalala

All the messed up things I do
Yeah I swear I'll make'em up to you
Before you go and have enough
Just let me make it better
I'll try to measure up
I'll try to measure up to you

I'll make it up to you

[Chorus]
But you don't care
You keep sticking around
While I'm acting a clown
You're bigger
Lalala
Cuz you're still here
Your feet stuck to the ground
Despite how silly it sounds
You're bigger
Than me
Lalala
03:16
3 Bye Bye Love
Yeah, yeah, oh, 
Yeah, yeah, 

You should be right here laying next to me 
But baby you chose to love the hard way 
You could be right here getting the best of me 
But baby you decided he was your man 

And now that you're finding out 
He's playing little games, you calling me again 
You say you want me around 
But I'm not sure now if I wanna be down 
Soooo.. 

I think I wanna stay single 
Maybe we're better apart 
See I don't want a girl 
That, only wanna come back 
Cause, some other man broke her heart 

So Bye Bye Love 
Bye Love 
So Bye Bye Love (Bye Love) 
Bye Love 
Yeah... 

Crazy how the tables turn 
It wasn't long ago that you turned your back, no. 
Saying there's no way that we can work (We can work) 
And you were quick to move on to the next day 
Yeah. 

And now that you're finding out 
He's playing little games, you calling me again 
You say you want me around 
But I'm not sure now if I wanna be down 
Soooo.. 

I think I wanna stay single 
Maybe we're better apart 
See I don't want a girl 
That, only wanna come back 
Cause, some other man broke her heart 

So Bye Bye Love (Bye Love) 
Bye Love 
So Bye Bye Love (Bye Bye, Bye Bye Love) 
Bye Love (Bye Bye, Bye Bye Love.) 
Yeah. 

Can't take you back when I know (When I know) 
I'm not the one you really wanted before 
Sorry, that I let you go (Let you go) 
This time I think its best to do it alone! 

Whoooo, whoo, whoooo, yeahhhh (say goodbye to me love.) 
Whoo, whooo, let it go, let it go. 

Bye Bye, Bye Bye Love! (Love.) 

I think I wanna stay single (I think I wanna stay.) 
Maybe we're better apart (Maybe we're better apart) 
See I don't want a girl 
That, only wanna come back 
Cause, some other man broke her heart 

So Bye Bye Love (Singing Bye Bye Love) 
Bye Love (Singing Bye Bye Love) 
So Bye Bye Love (Bye, Bye, Bye, Bye, girl.) 
Bye Love (Oh, Bye Bye love) 

I think I wanna stay single (I think I wanna stay.) 
Maybe we're better apart (Maybe we're better apart) 
See I don't want a girl 
That, only wanna come back 
Cause, some other man broke her heart 
So Bye Bye Love (Singing Bye Bye Love) 
Bye Love (Bye Bye, bye, bye, Love) 
So Bye Bye Love (Singing Bye bye love) 
Bye Love (Bye bye, bye, bye, love) 

I'm saying goodbye to you (I'm saying goodbye to you..) 
I'm saying goodbye to you... (Oh, I'm saying goodbye to you..) 
I'm saying goodbye to you (Say Goodbye..) 
I'm saying goodbye to you (Say Goodbye...) 
(Bye, bye, love) I'm saying goodbye to you (Say Goodbye...) 
(Bye, bye, love) I'm saying goodbye to you (Say Goodbye...) 
(Bye, bye, love) I'm saying goodbye to you (Say Goodbye...) 
(Say goodbye, bye, love) I'm saying goodbye to you
04:20
4 All of Your Life (You Need Love)
Hey
Yeah, yeah
I wanna know
Can we spend this life together
Be the shield from rain and weather
Tell me can I
Baby tell me can I be your man

Let's be lovers (be lovers)
Girl I promise to be faithful
True and honest forever
I know you been hurt
But you really need to give us a chance
Cuz...

You need love
Please don't change the way you are
Soon you'll live within my heart
You deserve it, you know it
You've been searching for it all of your life
You need love
Don't be scared to try again
You can rest upon my chest
And I'll hold you, I'll save you
You've been searching for it all of your life
You need love (you need love)

I need to know
Can I be the one you trust
Be your friend I'll give you all
All of the things you dream of
Tell me can I be your man

Hole your heart
There's a wound I wanna heal
If you need me I'll be here
Here to fix what broke
Let me change the life you live

You need love
Please don't change the way you are
Soon you'll live within my heart
You deserve it, you know it
You've been searching for it all of your life
You need love
Don't be scared to try again
You can rest upon my chest
And I'll hold you, I'll save you
You've been searching for it all of your life
You need love (you need love)

You've been searching for it
All of your life
Yeah

You've been searching for it
All of your live
Yeah
Ooh ooh

You need love (you need love)
Don't change the way you are
You need love
Searching for it all of your life
You need love
Please don't change the way you are
Soon you'll live within my heart
You deserve it, you know it
You've been searching for it all of your life
You need love
Don't be scared to try again
You can rest upon my chest
And I'll hold you, I'll save you
You've been searching for it all of your life
You need love (you need love)

You need love
Please don't change the way you are
Soon you'll live within my heart
You deserve it, you know it
You've been searching for it all of your life
You need love
Don't be scared to try again
You can rest upon my chest
And I'll hold you, I'll save you
You've been searching for it all of your life
You need love (you need love)
03:55
5 If I Knew Then
Life should be like a game of cards
You make a mistake
Shuffle the deck and start over
It should be just like driving in your car
Get lost and your navigation system
Gets you closer

[Pre-chorus:]
But there ain't no handbook
You're on your own
Got no instructions
When it comes to love
Cause once you do something
Can't be undone
Wish I could take back
Letting you go

[Chorus:]
If I knew then
What I know now
I wouldn't have said
I don't need you around
Alone in this mess
Silence is so loud
So I would treat you the best
Baby if I knew then
What I know now (What I know now)
What I know now (What I know now)
What I know now (What I know now)
Yeah I would treat you the best
Baby if I knew then
What I know now

Life should come with remote controls
Then I just rewind it to
The time it was better
It should have a restart button
So, I could travel right back
To the day that I met her

[Pre-chorus]

[Chorus]

Cause there ain't no handbook
You're on your own
Got no instructions
When it comes to love
See once you do something
Can't be undone
Wish I could take back
Letting you go

[Chorus x2]
03:16
6 This is Us
Got a million reasons to run and hide
I don't blame you for being scared (for being scared, no)
Bout a novel long, all the pain that he's caused you
Baby I'm fully aware (I'm fully aware)

If I could change the story's ending to me and you
Don't know the meaning of pretending of what to do

[CHORUS:]
I could be the one
Give you all my love
Forget what he has done to you
I'm here now
Open up to me
Love will set you free
If ever you believe it
Please believe in me
This is us, this is us
This is us, this is us
This is love, this is love
Let the world know, baby (This is us)
This is us, this is us
This is us, this is us
This is love, this is love
Let the world know, baby (This is us)

I know everything isn't meant to last
Box up all those photographs
You're moving on (yeah)
I could flip back over that hour glass
And refill the better half (the better half)

And it's a miracle how broken hearts can mend
Won't you dry up all those tear drops and start again

[CHORUS]

If I could show you there's no risk of being left alone
Would you let your past go
I'll take it slow
Cause there's no need to rush when I know

[CHORUS]
03:03
7 PDA
Intimate scenes
Fresh from my dreams
Over a triple X movie screen
I couldn't care less about being seen
A higher self esteem if you're on me?
(Ain't that the way it's supposed to be?)
I say baby do you think
Sugar so sweet should rot my teeth
But instead it just rottens me
Spoiled crazy

Public display of affection
(Gotta make 'em)
Pointing in my direction
(Watch me, watch me)
Public display of affection
Makes them wish they had it this way

We'd be at the club, the restaurant, the grocery store or the movies
Kissing and touching with my hands all over your booty
Wherever it is, we is, I love it truly
Your PDA hey hey
(I want your PDA)
Your PDA, hey hey
(I want your PDA)
Your PDA hey hey
(I want your PDA)

Remember at the beach we brought the sheets
We were harassed by police
Good thing we didn't go too deep
Everywhere we be the passion in me just screams
I just need you in my reach
Baby your suspense can be intense
It's got me convinced, oh yeah
You're the fingers to my instrument

Public display of affection
(Gotta make 'em)
Pointing in my direction
(Watch me, watch me)
Public display of affection
Makes them wish they had it this way
We'd be at the club, the restaurant, the grocery store or the movies
Kissing and touching with my hands all over your booty
Wherever it is, we is, I love it truly
Your PDA hey hey
(I want your PDA)
Your PDA, hey hey
(I want your PDA)
Your PDA hey hey
(I want your PDA)

Your PDA, hey hey
Your PDA, hey hey
(I want your PDA)

From the lobby to the patio
(Boy you're so crazy)
And we're so compatible
From the Starbucks to the Navo
(hmm, nasty)
And we're so compatible
We'd be at the club, the restaurant, the grocery store or the movies
Kissing and touching with my hands all over your booty
Wherever it is, we is, I love it truly
Your PDA hey hey
(I want your PDA)

Your PDA, hey hey
(I want your PDA)
Your PDA, hey hey
(I want your PDA)
Your PDA ,hey hey
Your PDA ,hey hey
(I want your PDA)

I wanna run
(I want your PDA)
All over your body
(I, I, I want your PDA)
I wanna run
(I want your PDA)
All over your body
(I, I, I want your PDA)

I want your PDA
Public display of affection
I want your PDA
03:48
8 Masquerade
Backstreet 
Listen up 

This scene's so hypnotic 
Smoking mirrors, lights and magic 
Paper faces in gold 
There's solider boys, beauty queens 
Everyone's a mystery 
It's got me losing control 

Yearning, I'm yearning for the one to steal my eyes 
Wanna play in this game of disguise 

It's a masquerade, a love parade 
So won't you stay and dance with me 
All through the night and day 
My masquerade, I need you baby 
So stay with me tonight 

Masquerade, Masquerade, Masquerade, Masquerade 
Masquerade, Masquerade, Masquerade, Masquerade 

Just like a perfect dream 
I don't ever wanna leave 
A thousand freaks in the show 
One's a tiger, one's a lynx 
One's a king that suffering 
Moving high, moving low 
Burning, I'm burning, can't you see it in my eyes? 
Wanna play in this game of disguise 

It's a masquerade, a love parade 
So won't you stay and dance with me 
All through the night and day 
My masquerade, I need you baby 
So stay with me tonight 

Masquerade, Masquerade, Masquerade, Masquerade 
Masquerade, Masquerade, Masquerade, Masquerade 

I gotta know the girl behind the mask 
Let me in, where you've been, don't pretend 
Dreamed that I had her alone 
Show your face to me, we could be everything 

It's a masquerade, a love parade 
So won't you stay and dance with me 
All through the night and day 
My masquerade, I need you baby 
So stay 

A masquerade, a love parade 
So won't you stay and dance with me 
All though the night and day 
My masquerade, I need you baby 
So stay with me tonight 

Masquerade, Masquerade, Masquerade, Masquerade 
Masquerade, Masquerade, Masquerade, Masquerade
03:03
9 She’s a Dream
OoohOooh 
Oooh ooh ohh yeah 
Ohh no 
Yeah.. 

Shorty ain't got cable, 
She don't even got a radio, way more than able. 
What kinda girl should I take her for? 
The perfect kind, just what I like, 
exactly what I had in my mind, a dream... 
She's a dream... yeah.. 

Shorty don't know I'm on the red carpet, almost every night. 
And when I'm outta town to go and do work, 
I'm first class every flight. 
If she takes the time to open her eyes, 
she can realize that she's a dream... 
cause she knows me... 

Shorty don't know who I am, she don't know I'm a celebrity, 
cause when I let her meet my fam, ain't nobody mention my pedigree. 
cause every time I take her out, we're always in the VIP. 
Shorty don't know who I am, but she knows me... 
That's why I make her say... Ooh 
Make her say... Aaah 
Make her say... Uhhh 
Make her say... Aaahh 

Shorty don't know who I am... 

And I'm cool with that, if she says so 
I even got a lot to her 
And when I'm out making pesos? 
Aint' nobody treat her like I do her. 
Cause I'm the one that she thinks about, 
The only one on her mind, 
She's a dream... 
cause she knows me... 

Shorty don't know that I'm on the stage, 
like 3 or 4 times a week 
she don't even know I've been around the world 
and all the different girls and me. 
But there's just one, face that I see 
She's the only one for me 
She's a dream.. 
cause she knows me.... 
Shorty don't know who I am, she don't know I'm a celebrity, 
cause when I let her meet my fam, ain't nobody mention my pedigree. 
cause every time I take her out, we're always in the VIP. 
Shorty don't know who I am, but she knows me... 
That's why I make her say... Ooh 
Make her say... Aaah 
Make her say... Uhhh 
Make her say... Aaahh 

See, shorty don't know who I am 
That's not good for us, cause I know, 
it's not good to fuss 
And I know she loves me, for me 
and i love her, for her 
but It wouldn't work if she ever gave 
a damn 'bout who I am but she knows me 

she don't know I'm a celebrity, 
cause when I let her meet my fam, ain't nobody mention my pedigree. 
cause every time I take her out, we're always in the VIP. 
Shorty don't know who I am, but she knows me... 
Uuuuuh 
Make her say... Aaah 
Make her say... Uhhh 
Make her say... Aaahh 

bout me...
03:58
10 Shattered
Ah

So empty, can't feel no more,
As I'm left with my tears on the floor
I wait for my heart to mend,
But you keep tearing a hole

Inside, I'm so lost,
In the middle of my heart
It's a battlefield of love,
I've been fighting far too long

And now I'm shattered,
(From you chipping my heart, kept taking it till it broke)
Oh how it hurts
Felt it slip from your hand, hit the ground and now it's shattered)
I'm so shattered
(Can't believe you left me, I'm so shattered)
So shattered
(Can't believe, you left me, ah)

So shattered

Can't believe, you left me, I'm so shattered

I'm shattered, cut from with-inside, oh

What am I still here for,
Could it be that I'm just waiting
Hoping you'd rescue me,
And put the pieces together again

Inside, I'm so lost,
In the middle of my heart
It's a battlefield of love,
I've been fighting far too long

And now I'm shattered
Oh
From you chipping my heart, kept taking it till it broke
Oh how it hurts
Felt it slip from your hand, hit the ground and now it's shattered
I'm so shattered
Can't believe you left me, I'm so shattered
So shattered
Can't believe, you left me, ah
So shattered
Can't believe, you left me, I'm so shattered
I'm shattered, cut from with-inside, oh

Tell me what you're really here for,
If you never really loved me
I gave my all but it still wasn't enough

'Cause all you had to say was that you ain't
Looking for commitment
Instead of telling me what I wanted to hear, oh-ho

You took my emotions
And scattered them on the ground
So hard to just pick up,
And move on with life, again

And now I'm shattered
Oh
From you chipping my heart, kept taking it till it broke
Oh how it hurts
Felt it slip from your hand, hit the ground and now it's shattered
I'm so shattered
Can't believe you left me, I'm so shattered
So shattered
Can't believe, you left me, ah
So shattered
Can't believe, you left me, I'm so shattered
I'm shattered, cut from with-inside

So shattered
Oh yes, I can't believe, you left me, so shattered
03:53
11 Undone
Your words burn, they're melting 
What we have, I'm breaking down 
No reason, no warning, no love loss 
You might as well 

Take our pictures off the walls tonight 
I don't wanna see you no more 
I don't wanna feel you no more 
Take our memories, throw them all aside 
I hope you finally get what you want 
Now you know 

I didn't wanna live without ya 
I didn't wanna love without ya 
I used to think I'd die without ya 
Now it's killing me 
That we can be undone 

I can't feel without ya 
You know I can't deal without ya 
And now I got a life without ya 
Now it's killing me 
That we can be undone 

This constant echoing 
In my head, 
I'm spinning round 
You seem so unaffected 
While I go on in this hell 

Take our pictures off the walls tonight 
I don't wanna see you no more 
I don't wanna feel you no more 
Take our memories, throw them all aside 
I hope you finally get what you want 
Now you know 

I didn't wanna live without ya 
I didn't wanna love without ya 
I used to think I'd die without ya 
Now it's killing me 
That we can be undone 

I can't feel without ya 
You know I can't deal without ya 
And now I got a life without ya 
And it's killing me 
That we can be undone 

We can be undone 

You're talking now 
and I'm hearin' everything that you say 
And I'm holding on is a real phrase 
And it's dragging me along to my grave 
it's dragging me to my grave 

You're talking now 
and I'm hearin' everything that you say 
And I'm holding on is a real phrase 
And it's dragging me along to my grave 
I didn't wanna live without ya 
I didn't wanna love without ya 
I used to think I'd die without ya 
Now it's killing me 
That we can be undone 
I can't feel without you, You know I can't deal without you 
And now I got a life without you, and it's killing me 
That we could be undone 

I didn't wanna live without ya 
I didn't wanna love with ya 
I used to think I'd die without ya 
Now it's killing me 
That we can be undone 
I can't feel without you, You know I can't deal without you 
And now I got a life without you, and it's killing me 
That we could be undone
04:14

This Is Us is the seventh studio album from American pop  group Backstreet Boys. It is their second album since becoming a four-piece band and was released on September 30, 2009 in Japan through Sony Music Japan, October 5, 2009 in the UK through RCA, and October 6 in the U.S. through Jive Records.

On the album, the group have reunited with previous collaborator and producer Max Martin (responsible for the previous hit "I Want It That Way") to try and create their best record since their 1999 worldwide smash hit album Millennium.[4] They worked with Ryan Tedder, Claude Kelly, Jim Jonsin and T-Pain amongst others for the album as well.

The album debuted at number 9 on the US Billboard 200 making the boyband the first group since Sade to have their first seven albums reach top 10 on the chart. RedOne produced the album's lead single "Straight Through My Heart" which was released in August/September 2009 and reached number 1 in Taiwan, number 3 in Japan, number 5 in Spain, 19 in Canada, 72 in the UK, and 18 on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart.