"You and I & I" as written by and Paul Doucette....
Something is wrong
With the sum of us
That I can't seem to erase
How can I be
The only one
Without a smile on my face
When now

You're laughing out loud
At just the thought of being alive
And I was wondering
Could I just be you tonight?

You show your pain
Like it really hurts
And I can't even
Start to feel mine
And I'm standing in place
With my head first
And I shake I shake I shake
And I see your progress
Stretched out for miles
And miles


This is the sound that I make
These are the words I chose
But somehow the right thing to say
Just won't come out

Ccause you're laughing out loud
At just the thought of being alive
And I was wondering
Could I just be you tonight?
I was wondering
Could I just be you

Lyrics submitted by winterfairy, edited by tejdog1

"Could I Be You" as written by Paul Doucette

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    General Commentthis is my favorite MB20 song ever! and just like loss & strain.. i hope they release it ^_^
    i especially like the line "stroke on my ego" and "well I, I don’t want to thank you Honey, I don’t think so"

    1thatuwreckedon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, those are my favourite parts too. This is such a great song. Rob Thomas makes everything beautiful.
    I wax poeticon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry to disappoint you ..but the only copy of Loss Strain and Butterflies that you will ever find..is a bootleg, bad copy. It was Tabitha's Secret...and doubt Rob will want another law suite from the former band members like he had with 3 A.M.

    You & I & I i think they will only use as a concert "treat". But you can get bootlegs of pretty decent copies of it...the live from australia concert in '98?? Whenever it was...it is a really good copy.
    Kinslayeron June 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, I have it in a bootleg, an acoustic version.
    He does sound angry in it. I am not sure about what he means with "you and I and I"...is that he has too much with himself to stand someone else?
    Gabigson August 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's a Live version available that was released in mp3 format as an extra on some (all?) versions of Mad Season
    calliton October 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt was avaliable through the website by the Mad Season CD. But not anymore, as the site as long since been changed. Great song, a favorite of mine. I have both the version off of Mad Season and the live acoustic recorded at 99x.
    Chris Dixonon December 25, 2005   Link
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    Song MeaningTo me this song is about a very narcissistic person. That why he said things like- all I ever think about is myself and also the fact that he seems to feel that everyone else gets strung out but he only gets high...I think this is why it is titled You and I and I, clearly one I is not enough because the relationship is all about him. His narcisisim is coming between them in the relationship and it is the distance between them.
    WordsAreOnlyWordson April 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlmfao, lyrics to "Could I Be You", NOT "You and I and I"
    tejdog1on July 18, 2012   Link

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