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Words by Anna McGarrigle
Music by Carol S. Holland
© Anna McGarrigle and C.S. Holland (ASCAP)

You tell me that I'm falling down
A drifter with no role
You tell me that I need a friend
To help me take control

Well let it be I'm not alone
I'm only lonely see
And you can't tell me where to go
Or what or who to be

I am exactly what I am
And not the way you'd like to see me be
I look outside long as I can
Then I close my eyes and watch my world unfold before me

I may not lead the simple life
I've no love of my own
If no one gives me all his heart
I'll manage with a loan

I'm very used to feeling sad
It doesn't make me cry
And yes I do know how to love
And what you say's a lie

I am exactly what I am
And not the way you'd like to see me be
I look outside long as I can
Then I close my eyes and watch my world unfold before me

You tell me that I'm falling down
A drifter with no role
You tell me that I need a friend
To help me take control

Well let it be I'm not alone
I'm only lonely see
And you can't tell me where to go
Or what or who to be

I am exactly what I am
And not the way you'd like to see me be
I look outside long as I can
Then I close my eyes and watch my world unfold before me



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