"Somebody Else" as written by William James Iii Mc Auley and Peter Moore....
What if I was alright?
What if I wasn't wound so tight?
What if I had the balls to be bad?
Would you still look at me like that?
Would you be mad that I had held the old me back?

Why can't I be somebody else?
Somebody who isn't too cool to believe it's okay to be just me

Maybe I was too much
Maybe I'll take it down a notch
Maybe I'll have the guts to go mad
Maybe I'll mess me up real bad
Maybe I'll make you wish you had the old me back

Why can't I be somebody else?
Somebody who isn't too cool to believe it's okay to be just me

What if I can't remember who I'm trying to be?

Why can't I be somebody else?
Somebody who isn't too cool to believe it's okay to be just me
Just me


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"Somebody Else" as written by William James Iii Mc Auley Peter Moore

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    General CommentI love this song. I can really relate to the line "Somebody who isnt too cool to believe its okay to be just me" I have had so much trouble with just being me and I am trying to adjust that in this stage of life. This song is perfect for me :)
    manyamoreon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti know this is a little nit-picky, but the first verse should be,
    "would u b mad that i held the NEW me bk" shouldn't it? kinda makes more sense, its like hes saying r u gonn ab happy with the real me or will u b mad coz i dint show u, or mad that i did? its an amaaaaaazing song whatever the lyrics are, i relate completely, and great moody voice!
    sal_5522on July 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it's talking about how this guy wants someone to like him and he's willing to change himself to please her. That is SUCH A COMMON SITUATION! Ughhhhhh! >.
    TehMegg0rson August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsal i think the old me back makes alot more sense. This song is about the confusion this guy has right now. He likes himself, but whomever likes him doesn't like him the way he is. she wants him to be someone different, but he is wondering if he did change would she like him for him or like him for the new guy, he wants her to like the old guy, not the new guy, the end of the song he says is it ok to be just me.
    LiveUrLifeon September 06, 2002   Link

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