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Merle Haggard – The Way I Am lyrics

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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    I first heard this song in the 80's love the feeling of it. I interpret the meaning as my life really is I'm working everyday in a job that pays the bills but It's not me, It is not. Who I am it doesn't fit who I really am. There is a somewhere else I rather be, there is. Something else I'd rather be doing but I just dream and keep on doing what I have. To do. In order to meet my responsibilities.
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    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 doesn't 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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