I am a question to the world
Not an answer to be heard
Or 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 what 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 your own
They don't know me, cause I'm not here

And I want a moment to be real
Wanna touch things I don't feel
Wanna 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, wanna 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
Wanna touch things I don't feel
Wanna 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
Cuz 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
Wanna touch things I don't feel
Wanna hold on, and feel I belong
And how, can they 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 (John Rzeznik) song meanings
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  • +3
    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
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of my all time favourite songs.
    I think its about someone who is being pressured to change but he know he can't... He knows if he changes he won't be himself anymore. He's not going to listen to them, no matter what they say. Conforming means he'll never see the things he was meant to see.
    cracka_smileon April 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was in this site, but by the name of JOHN RZEZNIKm and obviously just 4 persons wrote what this song means to them. So i put it here because this son is PERFECT.
    This song is made for me, it talks about a guy that doesn't feel part of this world, and everybody try to make him change, but no one figure out that maybe he's the only one that is awake in this world and all of the other people is whe have to change...

    I think you have to listen it if you hadn't you will be amazed how incredible is this song....
    Ramønon August 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso true!!!
    Waagesiebenon August 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea its true...about the chracter jim...and probably a little more of john too! i like this song
    googoolovaon August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am in love with this song, I also love "Treasure Island" which is awkard cuz I don't usually like Disney movies that much :P
    UsedAllTearz1on September 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE this song. It is so good. I love the movie to. It is one of the better ones.
    lancerchickon October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song! the movie is pretty kick ass for a disney movie too.
    the movie is about a boy who is misunderstood & searching for something better for himself.
    the song pretty much describes the way the boy feels and i can totally relate to the boy & the song.
    cutie43on January 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is really my life right now. The world is changing and I just want to get the hell out.
    Ritz_freakon March 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove it! I can relate to this song as if it came from my own head.
    Shimerismon March 27, 2007   Link

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