"Why Can't I Be Me?" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O'donnell, Perry Bamonte and Jason Toop Cooper....
uh huh.
do do do...

I tried so hard to breathe just for you
careful what I want to know and what I do
make my second nature all you ever see
your sure its the only way to be

never go too far or ever stay too late
worry what I think about what I say
make this second nature all I ever show
your sure its the only one to know
your sure its the only way to go

but why cant I
why cant I believe?
believe
why cant I believe?

I don’t want to break it down with you
when and if I ever did is never who
take my second nature all you ever need
your sure its the only way to feel

always running back before I really should
feeling sorry every time to make it good
take this second nature all I ever play
your sure its the only one to stay
your sure its the only way

but why cant I
why cant I
why cant I
why cant I
why why why cant I be me?

so free


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    General CommentGod! This song is great why hasn't anyone commented this masterpiece? It obviously seems like a person who is being someone he/she isnt for this other person and is just in thought over it. upset.
    All Cats are Greyon September 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcause this song is supposed to be "why can't i be you" not why cant i be me
    the_riddler42on June 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNo, there is a Cure Song called Why Can't I Be Me. It was a b-side on the single for Taking Off. :)
    zyxion August 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentidentity disorder :P
    billythecrashsxckeron December 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA relationship with someone holding you back is a possible take, but I wonder if, after all these years, Robert still struggles with getting the labels and such to agree with him and to let him do his own thing.
    chardsofglasson January 23, 2009   Link

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