I am what I am
I can't help myself
And if you don't like it
Get with somebody else
I'll never change my ways
It's not a phase
This is how it is
And this is how it's gonna stay, because

I am what I am
I know what I'm not
I'm not the type of guy
That doesn't know how good he's got it
And I won't back down
Won't come around saying that I changed
Cause that's not how it's going down

And I know
(I know, I know)
Wherever I go
(I go, I go)
I know where I stand
I am what I am
Hey, hey
I am what I am
Hey, hey

I am what I am
What can I say?
I'm gonna be this way
Right up until my dying day
Because that's how it goes head to my toes
And if it doesn't show
Well, I just had to let you know, because

I am what I am and nobody else
And if you've got a problem
Better take it somewhere else
Because I can't turn back
I'm right on track
And if you think you know
Well, then you better check your facts, cause

And I know
(I know, I know)
Wherever I go
(I go, I go)
I know where I stand
I am what I am
Hey, hey
I am what I am
Hey, hey

Oh, can't you see I'm just being me?
I can't be you
And I don't wanna be
Don't try to get inside my head
Cause what you see is what you get

I am what I am
I can't help myself
And if you don't like it
Get with somebody else
I'll never change my ways
It's not a phase
This is how it is
Right up until my dying day

Cause I know
(I know, I know)
Wherever I go
(I go, I go)
I know where I stand
I am what I am
Hey, hey
I am what I am
Hey, hey
I am what I am
Hey, hey
I am what I am
Hey, hey
I am what I am


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    General CommentI know where I sta-a-a-a-and, I am what I am. hah, nick is amazing. :]
    xLucyInTheSkyx3on February 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti LLOOVVEE nicks voice in this song!!!!!!!! this is like one of my favorite songs. cause its so energectic and just reminds you to stay TRUE to yourself!!!!!!!!
    MANDYxLOVESxJBon September 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOH MY GODDDDD Nick's voice is so teensie D: How cute!
    aiimhighhitlowon February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song's about being yourself and not letting abyone change that.
    DimasaurRAWRon March 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song's about being yourself and not letting abyone change that.
    DimasaurRAWRon March 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentditto on what MANDYxLOVESxJB said.
    PrEsLeYsBiGsIsTaon July 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI learned this entire song when it came out and I still know it word for word. It really comes in handy when you wanna break out singing.
    xxmodernloveon September 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song has really catchy lyrics, and one of the things that i like about it is that you can tell that their voices weren't filtered/altered at all in the studio for this song...you can hear every little noise they make :)
    xoOhMyJonasxoon October 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbasically this song is easy to figure out
    stay true to who you are
    they sing about how no one can change them and they'll always be the same no matter what
    and if you don't like who they are, they dont' care

    this is similar to Demi Lovato's song "La La Land Machine"
    Yojoe2000on January 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthisss iss super catchyy (:
    numberoneleftyon August 14, 2010   Link

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