"About Me" as written by and Hikaru Utada....
My baby, there's something you should know
About me, before you propose
Although we have known each other for quite a while
Whenever you need me
I'm gonna try to make it through to you
But I'm not always ready to
When you are not watching
I prepare myself for you
But I worry that I might have been misunderstood

[Chorus:]
I gotta tell you, I want to tell you
I can be lazy but I'll try not to
Maybe I'm not a very honest person
Right now you're sure that you love me
But are you really sure that you know all about me
Up and down and down down down down we go

My baby, a lot could happen before tomorrow
Think about the pain before you take another dose
Who knows if it could be good for you after all
Whatever you give me
I'm gonna try and give you something new
Not something you've already chewed
When you are not watching
I prepare myself for you
Because this could be good
What's buggin' you

[Chorus]
I gotta tell you, I want to tell you
I can be crazy when I don't want to
Maybe I'm not a very honest person
What if I don't want a baby yet
Is it okay if I'm not cute and naive
Up and down and down down down we go

This could be good
So I gotta tell you, I want to tell you
You can be shady... Whatcha goin' through?
Maybe you're not a very honest person
You say you're sure that you love
How could that be when you keep so much from me
Turn the tables 'round, 'Round and 'round we go

Right now you're sure that you love
But are you really ready to know more about me
Up and down and down, 'round and 'round and 'round
Where do we go


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"About Me" as written by Hikaru Utada

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is definitely about the ugliness we all have inside of us. In this song, Utada recognizes her own ugliness, asks if her lover is ready to face that, then points out his own ugliness. This song to me captures that critical moment of love when we ask ourselves "Wait, why does this person love me? Why do I love them? Do I really know them?" Definitely my favorite song of hers. Just so rich and the meaning will always stay.
    OrangeXenon54on April 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere are two mistakes in the lyrics
    "Who knows if it could be good for you after all" There's no "quite" before the word good

    And
    "Is it okay if I'm not cute and naive"
    Not cute at night.
    ----------------
    Anyway, this song has a lot of meaning to it, she seems to be pointing out questions that aren't really asked in marriage, and being fully honest about herself and the way she feels about her love interest.

    "You can be shady, what you going through?"
    "Baby you're not a very honest person, you say you're sure that you love me, how could that be when you keep so much from me?"

    She also points out that you don't always know everything about the person you're proposing to, you know most, but not enough to say you know them inside and out. "Are you really ready to know more about me?"
    MakexAxSecreton May 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI like the song except for the "Up and down" I do not like the way it sounds.
    songofsongson November 27, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song is really good


    1st comment!
    VanishingActon December 22, 2004   Link

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