Gregory Porter - Mister Holland lyrics

[Chorus]
Hello, Mister Holland
And Rosie may come out and play
She’s a good girl now
Won’t be no trouble nohow

[Verse 1]
By the way, Mister Holland
I like the way you make no trouble of
My skin is not a problem, nor has it ever been
You invited me into your home
Treated me like I was grown, I was only eighteen
And Rosie was a beauty queen

[Chorus]
Hello, Mister Holland
And Rosie may come out and play
I’m a good boy now
Won’t be no trouble nohow
By the way, Mister Holland
I liked the way you treated me like a regular Joe
I wanted a soda and you said Rosie could go

[Post-Chorus]
Anyway, I like your style
Seem like I’ll be around for a while
We can talk about a country mile
And listen to a blues record, check it out, oh

[Chorus]
Hello, Mister Holland
And Rosie may come out and play
It’s a good world now
Won’t be no trouble nohow
And by the way, Mister Holland
I liked the way you treat me like a regular being
My name is not a problem and oh, it never will

[Post-Chorus]
Anyway, I like your way
People ought to be able to play
And keep your soul as black as the night
When you walkin' straight into the light, oh now
Anyhow, I like your way
People ought to be able to play
Keep your soul as black as the night
As you walk into the brighter light

[Verse 2]
Mama used to fear for me
When you walk out into the world, you see
Some people will fear your face and name
But Mister Holland don't play that game

[Interlude]
Oh, Mister Holland, oh, Mister Holland
Oh, Mister Holland, oh, always treat me right
Hey, Mister Holland, oh, Mister Holland
Oh, Mister Holland, oh, Mister Holland
Always treat me right
Mister Holland, hey Mister Holland
Thank you, Mister Holland
You sure nuff treat me right

[Outro]
Mister Holland
Hey Mister Holland, hey Mister Holland
But you always treat me right, oh