"I Am an Illusion" as written by and Rob Thomas....
Take this confusion
Runnin' round my head
Take back my unkind words
Lay that weight on me instead
I'm the place where everything turns sour
Where you gonna run to now

Wrong step
We got off track
We need someone to help us get back now
Worn thin
Awful state I was in
I believe I was losing me now I'm found
I am found

But I'm not real anymore
I am an illusion

I am the damage
I am the relief
Sometimes I'm people
I never hoped that I would be
If I take in whatever they turn out
What's that gonna make me now
Don't you understand

I'm not real anymore
I am an illusion

Wrong step
We got off track
We need someone to help us get back now
Worn thin
Awful state I was in
I believe they were fooling me
Now I'm down
I am down

But I'm not real anymore
I am an illusion

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"I Am an Illusion" as written by Rob Thomas

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    General CommentHe kind of feels like everything is going to hell with himself. He's everything he doesn't want to be and he is an illusion of the person he wants to be, and is real to other people, but to himself is a clone of the jerks that are in the world. He is the damage to himself, but the relief to others with his music.
    CSIloverlovesMB20on May 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti absolutely love this song and it's rhythm!
    iamrichon June 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRobert Randolph on the lap steel. That was great. I wish they'd release Rob and Robert covering Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" at the Save The Music concert. They're an excellent pair, and this song proves it. Good writing, good sound.
    Chris Dixonon December 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFunky beat, I feel like I am walking through the streets of New York at night in a heavy coat and sunglasses, people walking fast by me, just wandering around without a purpose...

    Cause I'm not real anymore...

    I am an illusion.
    EveryEmotionon December 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI kind of feel like after being put through the wringer time and time over again you want to blame but it doesn't help and you realize you're the maker and answer of all your problems.
    Deep shit. Can always expect that from Rob T.
    Johann4uon July 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWell to me..
    he has had to recreate hime self a few times,
    he knows he is his own worst enemy and his best friend
    he seems to always be in "transition"

    not wanting to be told what to be, not sure he wants to be anything that he has to be.

    He is now comfortable living in a state of flux...
    he can remain aloof, inscrutable, an enigma....

    an Illusion...

    I love this work, I relate to the lone warrior monk, I am a mystery to others, I have found myself as no "self" and one with all things...
    daoman808on February 11, 2013   Link

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