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Wish I was down on some blue bayou,
With a bamboo cane stuck in the sand.
But the road I'm on, don't seem to go there,
So I just dream, keep on bein' the way I am.
Wish I enjoyed what makes my living,
Did what I do with a willin' hand.
Some would run, ah, but that ain't like me.
So I just dream and keep on bein' the way I am.

The way I am, don't fit my shackles.
The way I am, reality.
I can almost see that bobber dancin',
So I just dream, keep on bein' the way I am.

The way I am, don't fit my shackles.
The way I am, reality.
I can almost see that bobber dancin',
So I just dream, keep on bein' the way I am.

I just dream, keep on bein' the way I am.



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    UnregisteredOct 20, 2013 at 2:25 pm
    I believe this song to be about the time that he spent in jail. There was a guy in jail that convinced him to be a star and to stay with it. He basically told him that he doesnt belong there(jail). "the way i am, dont fit these shackles"
    i have had the great pleasure of incarceration and i can relate to, "i can almost see that bobber dancing. "
    laying in a bunk, thinking about fishing...

    This song brings a tear to my eye, then i feel powerful at the end!! Thanks merle haggard.
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    UnregisteredJul 31, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    If you let somthing go that was precious to you, you had better have something as good to replace it. Wishing you loved what you did for a living because that would make life a pleasure instead of a "job". Be careful what you ask for the grass isn't alway greener on the other side.

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