"I'm Still Here" as written by and John Rzeznik....
I am a question to the world
Not an answer to the Earth
On a moment
That's held in your arms
And what do you think you'd ever say
I won't listen anyway
You don't know me
And I'll never be who you want me to be

And what do you think you'd understand
I'm a boy, no, I'm a man
You can't take me
And throw me away
And how can you learn what's never shown
Yeah you stand here on you own
They don't know me
'Cause I'm not here

And I want a moment to be real
Want to touch things I don't feel
Want to hold on
And feel I belong
And how can the world want me to change
They're the ones that stay the same
They don't know me
'Cause I'm not here

And you see the things they never see
All you wanted I could be
Now you know me
And I'm not afraid
And I want to tell you who I am
Can you help me be a man
They can't break me
As long as I know who I am

And I want a moment to be real
Want to touch things I don't feel
Want to hold on
And feel I belong
And how can the world want me to change
They're the ones that stay the same
They can't see me
But I'm still here

They can't tell me who to be
'Cause I'm not what they see
Yeah the world is still sleeping while I keep on dreaming for me
And their words are just whispers and lies that I'll never believe

And I want a moment to be real
Want to touch things I don't feel
Want to hold on
And feel I belong
And how can you say I'll never change
They're the ones that stay the same
I'm the one now
'Cause I'm still here

I'm the one
'Cause I'm still here
I'm still here
I'm still here
I'm still here


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"I'm Still Here [Jim's Theme]" as written by John T. Rzeznik

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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song. It's such a great song. I think it's talking about a person who has met someone that can understand that one person where the rest of the world can not. Everyone judges this person too soon and doesn't see him for what he actually is. Great song. Really able to relate.
    EvolGREon January 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's Jim's song from Treasure Island and i heard that they actually picked John Rzeznik to write and sing this song because it's about Jim situation on how his father took off and how he's found a father figure in Silver and John's father walked out on his family so he would be able to put the right kind of emotion into it.. don't know how much truth is in that though
    chibinezuon February 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe Goo Goo Dolls are my favorite band. John is a great song writer,and I think this song is about how John sometimes feels he doesnt fit in with the world.
    In an Interview John says he was chosen to write a song for the movie "Treasue Planet", and he says he can really relate to Jim's character and his life,thats why he said it was so easy to write the song.This is a great song by John.
    PeaceLoveGooon July 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's a song about being there, but having your opinions and thoughts completely ignored, being a no one cares, and when they do they say something's wrong with you, and you know thats its them with the problem
    Neruon July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best songs I've heard in a while... Rzeznik and the other members Goo Goo Dolls are excellent musician... I can't wait for their 9th! studio project!
    wheaties409on July 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcool song, but why can't it be found anywhere but that soundtrack to the dreadful treasure planet
    Its me Its DDPon November 12, 2005   Link
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    General Comment(copied from myself)
    I think the song is about a guy who lost a girl because of his childishness & get's angry at her because he thinks it's her fault. He then later comes back wiser & realizes he wants her back,"All you wanted(before), I could be ".

    He went From "I'm a boy, No, I'm a man" to "can you help me be a man?" after realizing he was being childish.

    So I think it's about love lost & trying to get it back after you lost it.
    sumtymsicombackon September 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentat least thats what I'd like to think it's about
    sumtymsicombackon September 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentkeep in mind the songwriter is Johnny Rzeznik and the song was written for the film Treasure Planet:

    it's about a young man from a dysfunctional, broken family who is struggling with growing up and finding his identity, self confidence, meaning in life and his role in the world, similar to the theme of growing up in "Name".

    Johnny Rzeznik came from a dysfunctional family with an absentee, alcoholic father (hence the song "Broadway"), very similar to how the character Jim Hawkins in Treasure Planet grew up fatherless, abandoned by his father as a child.

    Through it all, he is "still here" and finds the confidence and peace within himself to stand on his own as a person and as a man.

    watch the official music video on youtube or something and you'll see what i mean
    EsotericCynosureon October 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is slightly rebellious. It sounds like it is saying that no matter how much the world tries to ignore him or tell him who he is, He continues to be who he wants to be...... He's still here, and is who he wants to be, and wants to be accepted for that.
    sillylilangel09on May 19, 2008   Link

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