You put me on a shelf
You think you've got me pegged
Like everybody else
Always messing with my head
Stop trying to make me change
Stop trying to make me fake
'Cause I really don't appreciate it!

Do you mind
If I'm just me?
So what if I do everything
A little bit imperfectly?
What do you care?
Would you be there
When you get it straight
That you can't make me
Anything you want me to be?
'Cause that's not me
(I'm an individual)

This world can get you down
It's always stumping
To pattern your whole life
They got you jumping
I used to say 'How high?"
But now I say goodbye
'Cause I think I've had enough

Do you mind
If I'm just me?
So what if I do everything
A little bit imperfectly?
What do you care?
Would you be there
When you get it straight
That you can't make me
Anything you want me to be?
'Cause that's not me
(I'm an individual)
That's not me
(I won't be your paper doll)

You've got me mistaken
For somebody else
I'm not your creation
A weaker imitation of myself
Yeah!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Do you mind
If I'm just me?
So what if I do everything
A little bit imperfectly?
What do you care?
Would you be there
When you get it straight
That you can't make me
Anything you want me to be?
'Cause that's not me
(I'm an individual)
I say that's not me
(I won't be your paper doll)

Oh, do you mind, yeah, yeah
That's not
That's not
That's not
That's not me


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    General Commentto me this song is about being yourself and not letting anyone try to change you. I think Bianca's talking about a boyfriend she had that wanted her to be what HE wanted and not WHO she really is. BE YOURSELF! DARE TO BE DIFFERENT! LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE!
    pandacrazedgirlon August 10, 2010   Link

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