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I guess I just got lost
Bein' someone else
I tried to kill the pain
Nothin ever helped
I left myself behind
Somewhere along the way
Hopin to come back around
To find myself someday

Lately I'm so tired of waiting for you
To say that it's ok, but tell me
Please, would you one time
Just let me be myself
So I can shine with my own light
Let me be myself
Would you let me be myself

I'll never find my heart
Behind someone else
I'll never see the light of day
Living in this cell
It's time to make my way
Into the world I knew
Take back all of these times
That I gave in to you

Lately I'm so tired of waiting for you
To say that it's ok, but tell me
Please, would you one time
Let me be myself
So I can shine with my own light
And let me be myself
For a while, if you don't mind
Let me be myself
So I can shine with my own light
Let me be myself

That's all I've ever wanted from this world
Is to let me be me

Please would you one time
Let me be myself
So I can shine with my own light
Let me be myself
Please would you one time
Let me be myself
So I can shine with my own light
Let me be myself
For a while, if you don't mind
Let me be myself
So I can shine with my own light
Let me be myself
Would you one time... oooh
Let me be myself
Let me be me



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    GlasswatarMar 2, 2009 at 4:17 am
    When i first heard this song, I began to cry. it really hit me in my personal spot. I have a very talented family and alot of amazing friends. They all seem to be telling me who I am supposed to be. This song was like my cry saying, let me be myself. This song means that the person changed who they were, somebody else, and is at the mercy of another person. The person just wants to be himself for once. My favorite part: "I guess I just got lost
    Bein' someone else
    I tried to kill the pain
    Nothin ever helped
    I left myself behind
    Somewhere along the way
    Hopin to come back around
    To find myself someday"
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    army_chick2013Jan 20, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    i think this song really has a meaning of people telling other people that they cant be this and that... the way brad puts his lyrics together its all so meaning full. ivve met the whole band and i see where their lyrics come from.it comes from the people inside of them.brad, todd, chris, greg and matt have all be through some rough times in the past but they have gotten back up and kept going no matter what happens this band will alway touch someones heart eveyday no matter what age and where they live. these boys are brothers to all of use when they have something to say they speak it no matter if its good or bad. i think every one that has heard this song has their own meaning but the true meaning is that you will always have someone waiting to hold each and every day...so dont take this for granted but i think this song really goes to all the men and women out there that cant see their families.
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    UnregisteredMar 18, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    This is an smazing song, me bein myself i can never be my true self and i just want to be able to not stress abt my family saying no you cant be that its a sin, when really if they loved me theyd accept me the way i am
  • slipknot_vixen06
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    slipknot_vixen06Jan 8, 2009 at 5:07 am
    This song is cool I like it alot.
    I heard it today on the radio for the first time and instantly liked it.

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