"The Way I Am" as written by Anders Barren, Jany Schella and Nina Woodford....
This may come as shocking news
I don't want to be like you
I'm not afraid of standing out
Don't belong in a crowd

I don't act like I'm all that
Don't think I'm better
Then you are
Still you want to hassle me
Just cause
I'm following my heart
I've tried to fit in what
Other people think that
I should be
But now I found the only way
To make me truly happy

So many ways to go
I choose to use my own
And you don't have to understand
Because it's up to me alone
And you can't change
The way I am

Just a girl showing off
Is what you see
I just do what's right for me
Won't imitate anyone else
You be them, I'll be myself

Don't get wrong
Cause I have respect
How other people choose
How to live their lives but I
Deserve that respect too,oh

So many ways to go
I choose to use my own
And you don't have to understand
Because it's up to me alone
And you can't change
The way I am

Oh oh
Oh oh

Just a girl is what you say
Showing off but you just wait
You ain't seen yet just what
I have got
No no no
Just a girl is what you heard
Showing off but you so wrong
You ain't seen yet just what
I have got (what I have got)

So many ways to go
I choose to use my own
And you don't have to understand
Because it's up to me alone
And you can't change
The way I am

You can't change the way I am
Oh no
You can't change the way I am


Lyrics submitted by Simplistic

"The Way I Am" as written by Stefan Kjell Adel Harry Mikael Sommerdahl

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentGreat lyrics, insipid song. Everything about the lyrics is what many teens want to hear - someone that's chooses to be who the are despite other people think he or she is "showing off" by being that way. This may be Amanda's most mature song on her album.
    Simplisticon June 16, 2002   Link

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