"I Could've Been You" as written by and John M/etheridge Shanks....
Take, take a look at the sky
Sometimes your heaven seems to far away
Take, take a look under here
Where deprivation turns into decay
I've stood under this rain, felt it seep into my brain
I've shut my eyes and crawled around this mud
I'm scared of growin' old, I shiver when I'm cold
Don't you think I bleed the same blood?

I, I could've been you, you could've been me
One small change that shapes your destiny
If you want the proof, cut me and you'll see
I could've been you, you could've been me

Wait, wait before you turn off
Maybe there's a chance we can relate
Wait, everybody turns on
Why deny a fact that's so innate?
It's not so easy anymore, the way you used to keep score
Not so black and white, the color of your sin
Take a walk inside my shoes, a path I didn't choose
Spend the night inside of my skin

I, I could've been you, you could've been me
One small change that shapes your destiny
If you want the proof, cut me and you'll see
I could've been you, you could've been me

Change is turning into fear, fear is melting into hate
With hate you justify your crime, a crime compassion can erase
Erase
Erase

Touch, touch what I feel
And know I believe everything I say
So go, go if you must
Remember one thing as you walk away:

I, I could've been you, you could've been me
One small change that shapes your destiny
If you want the proof, cut me and you'll see
I could've been you, you could've been me



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"I Could Have Been You" as written by Melissa Etheridge John M Shanks

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    General CommentI'm surprised no one has commented on this one yet. This song is clearly related to someone who is unaceppting of gays and lesbians and she's trying to explain and connect with this person and tell them she's a human being too for god's sake :)!
    singing4every1on November 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentall i can say about this song was this was the first song she wrote for Your Little Secret album. I also read that was when her chat room on her website was taking off and melissa started jumping online chatting with fans. one fan didn't believe it was melissa and missy told the fan that this was the first song she had for the album and called the fan up. The fan was overthrilled!
    Aeonmikeyon March 25, 2008   Link

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