"I Am So Ordinary" as written by and Paula Cole....
I nearly died I suicided softly
I saw her shadow through the cafe window
I watched you lean across the table
I watched you whisper in her ear

And she is your holy Mary
And I am so ordinary
And you can use me if you want to
I know you need me just like an old soft shoe

She looks like me but a bit prettier
She's a skater and a ballet dancer
I saw her on your motorcycle
In the seat I thought was meant for me

Chorus

And when your mother came to Boston you disappeared
And then I saw you three together
I guess she makes the best impression
With her charming femininity...

Chorus

Oh but I am the one you will call when alone
And I am the one who will give when she's gone
And so I give
So I give

I tell myself that love is truly giving
Somehow I justify this
Hoping you will understand me
Hoping you will love me back

And she is your holy Mary
And I am so ordinary
And she is your Queen Cleopatra
And I'm just your morning after
And she is your Star Spangled Banner
And I am just Frere Jaque
And you can lose me if you want to

And I am so ordinary


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"I Am So Ordinary" as written by Paula Cole

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    General Commentthis is my favorite paula cole song. the first line just gets me. i love she can use such simple words and ideas and connect such tremendous emotion.
    joanna or noton June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with joanna. I think i know what the song means because it's obvious, but i can't figure out if Paula is just a girl loving this man, or a mistress to a married man who is realizing she'll never be 'good enough for him'
    sixedhearton November 11, 2004   Link
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    General Comment''And I'm just your morning after''
    my fav line. and yeah ,this song rocks. paula cole is one of the most under rated artists out there
    that_sullen_girlon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lines "I am the one you will call when alone, I am the one who will give when she's gone" and "hoping you will love me back" makes me think more of "My Best Friend's Wedding" ie. it is about unrequited love, loves the guy but to him she is just a friend.
    clare123000on April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSUCH an amazing song

    I saw her on your motorcycle
    In the seat I thought was meant for me

    because we all feel like this. thank you paula, you are so gifted this song gives me chills.
    pamplemousse916on April 27, 2009   Link

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