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I don't need to be anything other
Than a prison guard's son
I don't need to be anything other
Than a specialist's son
I don't have to be anyone other
Than the birth of two souls in one
Part of where im going, is knowing where im coming from

I don't want to be
Anything other than what I've been trying to be lately
All I have to do
Is think of me and I have peace of mind
I'm tired of looking 'round rooms
Wondering what I've got to do
Or who Im supposed to be
I don't want to be anything other than me

I'm surrounded by liars everywhere I turn
I'm surrounded by imposters everywhere I turn
I'm surrounded by identity crisis everywhere I turn
Am I the only one who noticed?
I can't be the only one who's learned

I don't want to be
Anything other than what I've been trying to be lately
All I have to do is think of me and I have peace of mind
I'm tired of looking 'round rooms
Wondering what I've got to do
Or who I'm supposed to be
I don't want to be anything other than me

Can I have everyone's attention please?
If you're not like this and that, you're gonna have to leave
I came from the mountain
The crust of creation
My whole situation-made from clay to stone
And now I'm telling everybody

I don't want to be
Anything other than what I've been trying to be lately
All I have to do is think of me and I have peace of mind
Im tired of looking 'round rooms
Wondering what I've got to do
Or who I'm supposed to be
I don't want to be anything other than me

I don't want to be
Anything other than what I've been trying to be lately
All I have to do is think of me and I have peace of mind
I'm tired of looking 'round rooms
Wondering what I've got to do
Or who I'm supposed to be
I don't want to be anything other than me
I don't want to be



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    susannaSep 27, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    I love, love, this song, it's the best!! i just think he is a very talented sing, this songs, reminds me of me, it is awesome, it touches home base with me, go gaving mcgraw, you rock, you have a future with your hands.
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    UnregisteredApr 5, 2012 at 4:29 am
    Means you dont wanna be anyone but yourself. Dont try to be anyone but you... And forget what others try to be
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    UnregisteredApr 5, 2012 at 1:56 am
    Can you just be happy with me and who
    i am because i like me and i just want to be me
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    UnregisteredDec 22, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    The writer does not want to pretend to be something that they are not. They are surrounded by people hiding their true selves. We all are. It's the universal conflict of external pressure to be the person that people want you to be and acknowledging that you are who you and realizing this is exactly who you need to be.
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    souldreamerJun 25, 2009 at 3:02 am
    great song but the lyrics arnt right there is more to the sond than what is posted i mean another 45 seconds are in the song

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