"The Way I Am" as written by and Ingrid Michaelson....
If you were falling, then I would catch you
You need a light, I'd find a match
'Cause I love the way you say good morning
And you take me the way I am

If you are chilly, here take my sweater
Your head is aching, I'll make it better
'Cause I love the way you call me baby
And you take me the way I am

I'd buy you Rogaine
When you start losing all your hair
Sew on patches to all you tear

'Cause I love you more than
I could ever promise
And you take me the way I am
You take me the way I am
You take me the way I am


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"The Way I Am" as written by Ingrid Michaelson

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is so adorable. It is very simple. Basically, she loves this guy and would do a lot of things for him probably because he accepts her for who she is hence "The Way I Am".
    ima_introverton January 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song! i heard it on a grey's anatomy episode, and it's simple and cheerful and sooooo sweet.
    the curious caton January 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song gives me hope about love. It makes me feel very happy and anxious about the future when it involes another lover relationship.
    heartenon October 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am not in love but hopefully some day this song will represent it.

    I love this song. I heard it on the radio one day and once in a while I'll hear it in the morning. It's awesome to hear it on the car radio early in the morning, puts ya in a good mood for the day.
    LillyXiuon April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just love fun love songs like this one. this is what love should be about.... all the little things. it's great:)
    LMB228on February 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it specifically is directed towards her not caring about coming off too strong, the nice things she does are out of love and she could care less if she's neglecting the hard to get approach. And he, unlike some guys, isn't at all turned away by this.
    This theory came to mind at the sweater part; it's not typically a female role to provide an item of clothing for the guy. Unless she's talking in his perspective, but I doubt this.
    fanciboion March 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this song really is subject to interpretation as are all lyrics so there despite what birdseed has said, I don't think there's such a thing as reading into it too much nor is there anything wrong with seeing the simplicity of the song.
    I see that she is sort of taking up a male role with the sweater part but at the same time the song is predominantly made up of female roles which can be seen as how she's taking care of him as a woman would. Also I see the song sort of addresses insecurity as a person...being accepted for who you are. It's a sweet but actually not that probable, I would put this song down in the beginning phases of a relationship. If you are lucky enough to relate to this song throughout the whole of your relationship then thats fantastic.
    It has such a gorgeous charm with such simple lyrics that really capture the essence of being accepted.
    Sarenaon May 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's basically grateful that he's accepting her and loving her for who she is and she wants to repay him by doing most anything for him.
    sara_loveon July 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's basically grateful that he's accepting her and loving her for who she is and she wants to repay him by doing most anything for him.
    sara_loveon July 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere can you get this song?
    ThRoMeon September 23, 2007   Link

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