"I Am" as written by and Salvatore P. Erna....
I am your spoken truth
I am the lies in you
I'm gonna make you shine in everything you do
I am your lighted way
And I'm your darkest day
I'm here to help you see you can rely on me

Just consider me your friend
I am until the end
Can I guarantee you life?
I don't think I can

This isn't the life for me
This isn't the way I want to be
And let me tell you
Death will come when I'm good and ready

I am your peace of mind
Confusing all your time
I'm running through your veins, I am your pain
I thought by now you'd know
I'll never let you go
It's time you recognize I am the devil's eyes

Just consider me your friend
I am until the end
Can I guarantee you life?
I don't think I can

This isn't the life for me
This isn't the way I want to be
And let me tell you
Death will come when I'm good and ready

This isn't the life for me
This isn't the way I want to be
And let me tell you
Death will come when I'm good and ready

Take me by my hand
And let me show you what I am
I'm taking control again
Now I know I can
Take you back to where it all began
'Cause I am

This isn't the life for me
This isn't the way I want to be
And let me tell you
Death will come when I'm good and ready


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"I Am" as written by Salvatore P. Erna

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  • +2
    General Comment...well I almost agree with both of the last posters...

    I think this songs main them is the conscience in each of us, trying to be always a better self, but at some cost that can be sometimes dangerous, and that we may be lazy for doing what we want/should do... most of the time people do their daily activities without thinking what they are really doing and most important ..for what...but when anybody come to think of it carefully, it might think of a way to improve his/her life, but that doesn't always means it's going to happen...
    How many time has anybody planned something and didn't do it???? ¬¬

    Just consider me your friend => Some people don't really like to question reality, using their brains... brain is an enemy of the mass society.

    I'm your peace of mind ==>> I'm your piece of mind

    May try to tell that there's another greater mind which all of us form part of. Pantheist influence
    xxwildfangxxon June 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell here is where you are wrong King_Nothing2 he's not always trying to be a hard ass these things as you should know since you know what most of his lyrics are about. He takes emotions angry, sad, confused, shit like that. Just because he expresses himself in an angry way doesn't make him "a tough guy" look past the heavy guitar riffs or the growl the melodies and the lyrics are what people should judge on if he's trying to be a hard ass. Yeah sure "I Fucking Hate You" did kind of break the limits of hard ass and not but obviously he had a hell of a good reason. I'm aslo getting sick of people's favorite song or the only song they want to listen to is Voodoo. Yeah it's a kick ass song but look into the other 37 songs.
    Dreaming_Childon October 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTotally awesome song. Most likely, the persona is supposed to be the devil.
    gabelogan99on May 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree so much with Dreaming Child, Its kinda scary!! Sully isnt trying to be a ''tough guy''
    But to each his/her own
    there was someone else ommenting saying he doesnt beleive in god....hes A WICCAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whatever thats not the point! ha ha
    I get a little over protective.......WEll THis song Kicks ass just like the rest
    escenceon January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the song i always listen to whenever i get too depressed... it reminds me no matter what is eating away at me, it doesnt control me i control myself... "Death will come when i'm good and ready" is a really empowering statement and always makes me feel like i will survive until I decide and nothing else
    titania098on February 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike it or not GodSmack is one of the best bands out there. I mean a lot of the chart toppers are hip hop and rap. OR that pop punk crap. Sully brings his emotion in a great way. With the talent of the rest of the band
    XOneNOnlyAndyxon September 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlot of Godsmacks songs have wiccan influence in them, which kicks ass by the way. but i would say that "I" in this song would be some kind of subconsious whatever it is. like a descision maker, "I am your lighted way".
    Stitchyon January 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Stitchy about the subconscious thing. It seems that Sully is speaking for different, conflicting sections of the mind.
    snmsince1989on July 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about the parts where one says do it! and the other says dont you'll regret it! and i see it from the bad side saying come follow me ill show you everything
    forever smackedon March 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the third eye arguing the consciousness and over thinking
    SongInterpreteron August 02, 2015   Link

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