"Take Me As I Am" as written by David Proctor, Christopher Lavery, Steven Nixon, Stephen Gildea and Kevin Matthews....
I never knew my father
I never knew his pain
Or that an empty home life
Would break him down again
So when I feel like running I have to look inside
I want to find the answer
I want to break my line

Fear falls down like rain
And it makes me whole again
Fear falls like rain

Take me as I am
I'm not broken
Pieces of my life are not tokens
I want to let you know that I'm still learning
How to love again and stop hurting

I want to roll my darkness into a million suns
I need to find forgiveness when all the pain is done
I want to hear I'm sorry, I want to let you go
I have to find my own life, I want to learn to grow

Fear falls down like rain
And it makes me whole again
Fear falls like rain

Take me as I am
I'm not broken
Pieces of my life are not tokens
I want to let you know that I'm still learning
How to love again and stop hurting

It makes me whole again

Take me as I am
I'm not broken
Pieces of my life are not tokens
I want to let you know that I'm still learning
How to love again and stop hurting


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"Take Me as I Am" as written by Dan Lavery Emerson Hart

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    General Commentthis is and awesome song and i think its kinda saying that because of his last love dumping him that he is feeling like a pawn and that he is trying to find someone to make his returned lonelyness disappear and thats the love he is searching for ......but hey thats just my thoughts for it im prolly wrong though
    football54on September 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the correct lyric is

    "I wanna let you know I'm still learning how to love again and stop hurting"

    I first thought it was lonely too, but it kinda doesn't make much since...
    shanon September 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about moving on with your life after something bad almost breaks you. I heard it on the radio the night my gf left me and i won't say that i felt better but it really helped to put things in perspective for me. I think these guys are a very talented band and this is my new favorite song by them. In my opinion this song isn't meant to be depressing, just the opposite, it gives hope that there will be calm after the storm.
    BitterAngryon September 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm not the biggest fan of their newer stuff, but this is one of the better songs on the album.

    I think he's basically trying to get the point across that people need to like him for who he is, and that he still wants to be loved again.
    miakeruon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHe is talking about his father, not a girl. He never met his real father or his father left the family after he was born and he's talking about how he has grown a custom to being alone and handling things on his own but he still wants to know his father and wants him in his life and wants an apology/explanation. Analize the song line by line and it is easier to understand. I would also like to add that the chorus needs a correction which is "I want to let you know that I'm still learning, how to love again and stop hurting."
    Webmasteron October 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is a goor interpretation of my life. the girl i really like, and who said that she liked me, decided that she wasnt so sure about us anymore. this came about after my ex led me on at prom, and now im just trying to move on and find someone to make this new-found lonlliness dissapear.
    tlgraham345on April 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentaccording to a killer i knew,the fears of the father are transferred to the son...so this song represents us being seen in the image of our parents..but we ask the person we love to take us as we are, regardless if our parents are psycho-killers or drag queens, because we are an entirely different entity thatn they are...
    thecolorsblueon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think in this song he's talking to the woman he's either broken up with, or is just starting a new relationship with, and he is referring to a healing process he is going through, addressing his relationship with his father. It sounds like his girlfriend has been trying to fix him, which is why he says "take me as I am, I'm not broken". This situation is one that almost any guy who's dated a woman can relate to. When he says "pieces of my life are not tokens" , he means that the person he is cannot be taken apart and replaced piece by piece, like so many tokens. Each part is valuable and represents some part of his past, and as such, cannot be removed from who he is at present. "I wanna let you know I'm still learning how to love again, and stop hurting" - is his explanation to the girl for why he needs time and patience as he works through the pains of his past.
    zebra65on April 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely about a father that wasn't a part of Emerson Hart's life. Compared to the rest of the album, it's a very well written song.

    I can see how you could twist it to make it a break up song but the first verse wouldn't make a lot of sense.

    Hart seems to have problems with his parents. "If You Could Only See" is about when his mother abandoned him when he got married.
    jbisaskyon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI strongly relate to this song in terms of a Father-Son relationship. It hurts when you have a father, and yet lack the love only he can give...

    I think this song describes a healing process.
    Sometimes when Im experiencing hard times, i try to look at the way my parents faced their troubles. It sucks when you dont have such a reference point to learn from. So instead of looking for answers from your father you:

    "have to look inside" ['cause]
    "I want to find the answer"
    "I want to break my line"
    devilpupon May 13, 2006   Link

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