"Be Yourself" as written by Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Tom Morello and Chris Cornell....
Someone falls to pieces
Sleeping all alone
Someone kills the pain
Spinning in the silence
She finally drift away
Someone gets excited
In a chapel yard
Catches a bouquet
Another lays a dozen
White roses on a grave

And be yourself is all that you can do
To be yourself is all that you can do

Someone finds salvation in everyone
Another only pain
Someone tries to hide themself
Down inside himself he prays
Someone swears their true love
Until the end of time
Another runs away
separate or united?
Healthy or insane?

And be yourself is all that you can do (all that you can do)
To be yourself is all that you can do (all that you can do)
To be yourself is all that you can do (all that you can do)
Be yourself is all that you can do

Even when you've paid enough
Been pulled apart
Or been held up
Every single memory of
The good or bad, faces of love
Don't lose any sleep tonight
I'm sure everything will end up alright
You may win or lose

But to be yourself is all that you can do
To be yourself is all that you can do
To be yourself is all that you can do (all that you can do)
To be yourself is all that you can do (all that you can do)
To be yourself is all that you can
Be yourself is all that you can
Be yourself is all that you can do


Lyrics submitted by Toshio181

"Be Yourself" as written by Chris Cornell Timothy Commerford

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +9
    My InterpretationThis song always picks me up when I've had a shitty day. To me, it means that there's no use in looking back and beating yourself up for things that have gone wrong in the past, "If only I'd done this differently, if only I were better, smarter, quicker, stronger..." But you're not. You're you, and that's all anyone can ask of you.
    somedude33on August 12, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Commentok, after three years - wow. I've heard people say they don't like this song, but how can you NOT? I personally love this song. Maybe I'm just so excited to hear the guys again (I heard it this morning for the first time in study hall and actually got up, jumping, and dancing around, happy that the album will drop May/June, tentative date May 17th). I seriously love the song. Maybe that's just me - I like the mellow stuff like Getaway Car more than Hypnotize.

    The message I think is obvious - no matter what you do, if you don't act how you want to and do what you want to, it'll backfire in one way or another, leaving you miserable. God, I adore Cornell's writing ability and Morello is a guitar GOD.
    oneiros lykoson March 16, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn my opinion, this is the best song by Audioslave. The message, as stated before, is that you are going to face easy and hard times in your life, and all you can do is be who you are through all of it.

    I love the contrasts that this song uses, especially in the second stanza where he focuses on how people can have such different views of a flower. Despite the circumstances(whether it be the beginning of something great or the end of something great), all you can do is be yourself.
    mattkid4on May 20, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPretty straightforward.
    I love the second verse.

    Someone gets excited
    In the chapel yard
    Catches a bouquet
    Another lays a dozen
    White roses on the grave

    _O_
    Tyrant00on September 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMuch better, thank you
    Toshio181on March 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionLook to be spot on except for:

    Every single memory of
    Could of been faces of love

    Should be:

    Every single memory of
    Could have been faces of love

    I could be wrong though. I love this song.
    xxJanexxon January 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was just released and is awesome. I'm not sure if all these lyrics are correct, I just listened and wrote what I heard. It may have a few errors. You can hear the song here: audioslave.com/news/
    Toshio181on March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics look spot on save for one possible mistake. I make it out to be

    Seperate or united
    Empty or insane

    But I could easily be wrong
    Molon_ukon March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan those are off. Heres some more accurate ones

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    Audioslave-Be Yourself
    Submitted by Tanner CKG

    someone falls to pieces
    sleeping all alone
    someone kills the pain
    spinning in the silence
    she finally drifts away

    someone gets excited
    in the chapel yard
    catches a bouquet
    another lays a dozen
    white roses on the grave

    and be yourself is all that you can do
    to be yourself is all that you can do

    someone finds salvation in everyone
    another only pain
    someone tries to hide himself
    down inside himself he prays
    someone swears his true love
    until the end of time another runs away
    separate or united
    empty or insane

    and be yourself is all that you can do
    to be yourself is all that you can do

    even when you paid enough
    been pulled upon or been held up
    every single memory of
    could of been faces of love
    don't lose any sleep tonight
    i'm sure everything will end up alright
    even when you lose

    to be yourself is all that you can do
    to be yourself is all that you can do
    TannerCKGon March 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm gonna post your lyrics
    Toshio181on March 16, 2005   Link

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