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Mandy Moore - "Extraordinary" Lyrics

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Mandy Moore just released a brand spankin’ new song called “Extraordinary” from her upcoming album “Wild Hope.” I transcribed all of the extraordinary lyrics the best that my hard-of-hearing ears could. I really love the last stanza. Check it out below!


I was a bay tree
Quiet and unseen
I lived in stories but inside I kept a mystery
I was a starling
Nobody’s darling
Flying in perfect circles
Desperate company

And now I’m ready
And now I’m ready
And now I’m ready to be

A midnight airplane
A window blowing
I know I am another sparkle in the sky
I shine on copper
Still undiscovered
But you must see me in the corner of your eye


Waking up to wake up some day
I am my own prey
Stopping off at a sidewalk cafe
The wind is playing up in the trees
Kicking up confetti leaves
Sings as if it’s all to say

(Chorus x2)

Here’s what Mandy had to say about writing the “Extraordinary“: “There are times when everyone hits a point of wanting and knowing they can go beyond what they deem their limits to be. Personally, it took me a while to come to this conclusion and it was quite a bold move for me to make. I consider myself to be pretty shy and have trouble expressing myself in certain situations, so writing this song is one of the most honest, humble things I have ever done and said in my life. To anyone. It felt as good to sing it as it did to write it.”

You can download Mandy Moore‘s “Extraordinaryhere [mp3]. And be sure to check out Mandy‘s new film, Because I Said So, which comes out this Friday!

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  • Aleezy

    Who gives a flying fuck about her new song…

  • Roro

    I think the new sound is amazing!
    Go Mandy!

  • geniass

    Woo hoo! It’s about time Mandy!

  • Amy

    I think people really need to give Mandy’s new music a shot. She took a lot of time off and put out a really good cover album in between this and her pop princess time. The girl was 14 when she recorded her first album and said in a magazine that she’d refund anyone who wrote to her for her albums before “Coverage.”

    She wants to be a serious musician. Who cares if it took her doing “Candy” etc to get enough clout to do it. I like her tastes and this song is pretty good. She had a song on her website over a year ago that I really loved.

    I just need to figure out how to get this file to download and not just play.

  • Amy

    Woot. Got it. I just needed to wake up more and LOOK.

  • [Fug Face Maniston]

    Mandy Who?

  • Jillian

    Of all places Mandy is promoting her music with that dumb*ss, Kelly Pipa.

  • niki

    I think it sounds great. It’s something different than the generic bland pop you hear on the radio. It’s refreshing…

  • Anna

    I really like it. It is different. Not something I can jam to. Mandy has done well for herself. She hasn’t had a melt-down like Britney and Jessica who came out just right around the time she did. She is beautiful and she hasn’t lost that innocence she started out with. Yes, Candy was poppy, but it was appropriate for a 14-year old at the time. This is a more mature Mandy and I love it.

  • Amy

    Mandy really loves the oldies stuff, and I hear that here.

    I once had a child at my local rec program ask who a CD was (It was Coverage) and I said Mandy Moore. She promptly responded, “Many Moore’s a singer too?” and I felt old.

  • Chloe

    She’s sounding better than before, I will give her that much.

  • Tee

    LOL at the chorus……. hmmm nice writing skills? haha. Boff, her young fans will like it though

  • Kim

    i adore mandy to pieces! i love her new song and i can’t wait for her movie to come out on friday! :D

  • Numb

    I love the poetic but very truthful and touching lyrics of this song. I feel related to her feelings when I listen to this song. The melody is nice, but not as ‘extraordinary’ as the lyrics.

  • mimme

    Mandy touches my heart always when i hear her sing, and when she smiles. When she sings, and i hear those words coming from her, and knowing it something she believes in from the depts of her soul, and it soooooo real.

    I am looking forward to the rest of the CD to come out, because her very upbeat song is very catching, and it very refreshing to have someone bring music back to where it should be.

    Congratulations Mandy you are total Star in my eyes.

    Always love from someone who really cares.

  • Cathe

    A whole new Mandy Moore is out.

  • Tex

    Hot, Hot, Hot. And so is the song. This might be the boost you need for mainstream, as if….

  • Jason

    The lyrics are a little off -

    “Desperate company” = “Just for company”

  • http://myspace Emily

    in the first stanza it is “Just for company”

  • mia

    Hi, i think Mandy looks really cool with her this new single. Keep good working.

  • Angela

    Mandy sounds a little bit like the Weepies, I wonder if she was influenced by them at all.

  • Mandy Moore

    Here are the real lyrics:

    “Extraordinary” by Mandy Moore

    I was a daydream
    Quiet and unseen
    I lived in stories
    But inside I kept a mystery
    I was a starling
    Nobody’s darling
    Flying in perfect circles
    Just for company

    And now I’m ready
    And now I’m ready
    And now I’m ready to be

    A midnight airplane
    A window glowing
    I know I am another
    Sparkle in the sky
    I shine uncovered
    Still undiscovered
    But you might see me in the corner of your eye


    Waking up to a week of Sundays
    I’ve got my own parade
    Stopping off at a sidewalk cafe
    Wind is playing in the trees
    Kicking up confetti leaves
    Seems as if it’s all to say


  • cah

    Um, I just bought the sheet music to this song and you are publishing the wrong lyrics.

    It is not………..I WAS A BAY TREE……………it is…..I WAS A DAY DREAM

    and it is not……DESPERATE COMPANY….it is …JUST FOR COMPANY!!

  • Miriam

    Where did you buy the sheet music for Extraordinary? I’ve been searching the net and could not find it. Help!