"Is It Me" as written by Lonnie Liston Smith, Anthony Dent and Nastacia Cherice Kendall....
Tryin' to analyze every angle, situation
Tryin' to find an explanation
'Cause it's gettin' aggravating
Why my relationships never seem to work out
Beginnin' to worry and doubt

If I'm even able to detect he's the one
When this day you're wonderin'
Why I haven't seen the sun
Shine his light on my heart and help me ease the pain
'Cause I'm gettin' tired of the rain

Fallin' on my heartbreak and I
Get my hopes up when I'm in love
Until we break up then I'm back to the
Same spot, I've been lonely, drownin'
'Cause every guy turns out to be the same
So now I'm questionin' is it me to blame

Is it me? Am I so complicated?
Is it me? Or is love over-rated?
Is it me? 'Cause I don't quite understand
Why it never turns out how I thought I planned it

Is it me? Am I too independent?
Is it me? Not ready for commitment?
Is it me? 'Cause it doesn't seem to last
And it's the only question that I never asked

Maybe I'm longin' for it more than I should be expecting
All the standards that I'm settin', unrealistically I'm gettin'
Possibly in the way of what is left to have in store
Because I'm so confused and insecure

'Cause when I know for certain everything is goin' wrong
I permitted to prolong, tried my best to hold on
My Mister Right's probably hangin' round my window pane
While I look through only watchin' the rain

Fallin' on my heartbreak and I
Get my hopes up when I'm in love
Until we break up then I'm back to the
Same spot, I've been lonely, drownin'
'Cause every guy turns out to be the same
So now I'm questionin' is it me to blame

Is it me? Am I so complicated?
Is it me? Or is love over-rated?
Is it me? 'Cause I don't quite understand
Why it never turns out how I thought I planned it

Is it me? Am I too independent?
Is it me? Not ready for commitment?
Is it me? 'Cause it doesn't seem to last
And it's the only question that I never asked

Never thought it could be that it's me
Till I realized I'm the only
Common factor and played a big part
In lettin' people break my heart

Never noticin' I was wasting time
Askin' the same thing every time
Who were you with? And where were you at?
Until I took the time to turn and look back

Is it me? Am I so complicated?
Is it me? Or is love over-rated?
Is it me? 'Cause I don't quite understand
Why it never turns out how I thought I planned it

Is it me? Am I too independent?
Is it me? Not ready for commitment?
Is it me? 'Cause it doesn't seem to last
And it's the only question that I never asked

Is it me? Am I so complicated?
Is it me? Or is love over-rated?
Is it me? 'Cause I don't quite understand
Why it never turns out how I thought I planned it

Is it me? Am I too independent?
Is it me? Not ready for commitment?
Is it me? 'Cause it doesn't seem to last
And it's the only question that I never asked



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"Is It Me" as written by Lonnie Liston Smith Anthony Dent

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    General CommentI feel every word of this song right now.
    I guess it's about what every women may go through at one stage of their lives, just sick of meeting Mr WRONG over and over again.

    Sick of the insecurities, "Who were you with? and where were you at?...Because I'm so confused and insecure",
    disappointments, "Maybe I'm longin' for it more than I should be expecting
    All the standards that I'm settin
    Unrealistically I'm gettin
    "
    and the break ups at the end, "Until we break up then I'm back to the
    Same spot".

    Because of all this the persona concludes that every guy that she meets "turns out to be the same" and begins to question if she is to blame for the problems in her love life. At the end of the song the persona found her answer to the problem. She realised that the past relationships never worked out because of her insecurities, her unwillingness to really commite, and being too independent.

    It's a sad song to me because most women do this. Some women thinks TOO MUCH, "Tryin to analyze every angle, situation
    Tryin to find an explanation" when they're in a relationship. We shouldn't be so paranoid and insecure all the time.
    darkanj3lon January 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWOW! THIS IS A DEEP SONG. I AGREE WITH YOU AND I'M WITH YOU ALL THE WAY darkanj3l; YOU SAID EVERYTHING SO PERFECTLY. I AGREE ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU SAID THAT AS WOMEN WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GUY BUT ALWAYS END UP GETTING DISAPPOINTED. THEN, THIS MAKES US QUESTION IF WE ARE THE ISSUE OR THE ONES TO BLAME. ARE WE SETTING OUR STANDARDS TOO HIGH AND JUST SETTING OURSELVES UP FOR DISAPPOINTMENT? LASTLY, WE REALIZE THAT WE SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS BUT NOT PARANOID IN LOVE AND LIFE. WE SHOULD ALLOW OURSELVES TO LOVE AND BE LOVED, WITHOUT SO MUCH ANALYSIS OF ALL OF THE IMPERFECTIONS.
    OneNOnlyNatieon June 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the feeling a person can get when they put themselves out there and continue to keep getting hurt. Since all of the relationships seem to end up in disappointment, she begins to ask herself if its her. I don't think she really believes its her but she says "Is it me?"more out of dispair. She knows the guys she dated were all wrong( cheaters,liars,etc) but since it never works out shes getting confused.

    She knows the right guy is there but she keeps wasting her time on the wrong guys(Mr. Rights probably hanging around my window pane, while I only look through watching the rain). Its that feeling knowing a good guy is out there but dating the wrong ones. Good guys are hard to find.
    wish03on December 26, 2010   Link

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