"I Know What I Am" as written by Russell Marsden, Emma Richardson and Matt Hayward....
Hi ho, tripper's out cold
I've got a feeling like a tired old flow
I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be

Gasoline, saccharinne
I've got no reason for the state I'm in
But I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be

Hotel, Taco Bell
I got the hit but you know damned well
But I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be

Cut teeth, bet a belief
I've got a feeling that I'm underneath
But I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be

But it's alright, it's okay
I got the time but the time don't pay
It's alright, it's okay
I got the time but the time don't pay
It's alright, it's okay
I got the time but the time don't pay
It's alright, it's okay!

Flick flack, no slack
I've got the wit that my enemies lack
But I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be

Trick some, just begun
I'm givin' you more when you only want one
But I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be

Hot sweat, got debt
Keep your licker in the locker 'cos you don't know yet
But I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be

Ship shape, ticker tape
Looks to me like a narrow escape
But I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be

But it's alright, it's okay
I got the time but the time don't pay
It's alright, it's okay
I got the time but the time don't pay
It's alright, it's okay
I got the time but the time don't pay
It's alright, it's okay!

I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be
I know what I am!
I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be
I know what I am!
I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be
I know what I am!
I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be
I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be
I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be
I know what I am, they know what they are
So let me be!


Lyrics submitted by Pippin the Mercury

"I Know What I Am" as written by Matt Hayward Emma Richardson

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  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics are wrong in some parts.
    I have the vinyl and the lyrics are in there.

    These are the lyrics:



    High ho triple salco
    I got a feeling like a tidal flow
    but I know what I am, they know what they are so let me be


    Gasoline saccharine
    I got no reason for the state I'm in
    But I know what I am they know what they are so let me be

    Hotel taco bell
    I got the hit that you know damn well
    But I know what I am, they know what they are so let me be

    Cut teeth
    better believe
    I got a feeling that I'm underneath
    But I know what I am they know what they are so let me be

    But it's alright
    it's ok
    I got the time but the time don't pay

    it's alright
    it's ok
    I got the time but the time don't pay

    it's alright
    it's ok
    I got the time but the time don't pay

    It's alright
    it's ok

    Flick flack
    no sack
    I got the wit that my enemies lack
    but I know what I am, they know what they are so let me be

    Trick some just begun
    giving you more when you only want one

    Cause I know what I am they know what they are so let me be

    Hot sweat got debt
    Keep your liquor in the locker cause you don't know yet

    But I kno what I am they know what they are so let me be

    Ship shape ticker tape
    Looks to me like a narrow escape

    But I know what I am they know what they are so let me be

    But it's alright
    it's ok
    I got the time but the time don't pay

    it's alright
    it's ok
    I got the time but the time don't pay

    it's alright
    it's ok
    I got the time but the time don't pay

    It's alright it's ok

    I know what I am they know what they are so let me be

    I saw them live too.
    DesTrokkon July 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! It's so inspiring to me for some reason.
    It's one of those songs where I understand the meaning but I can't seem to put my understanding into words.
    Ali1WhenItSizzleson June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's how I feel about it! I just love how they say "I know what I am" like they're not making apologies or explanations for being how they are.
    dm.tymon July 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTook a while but this song has really grown on me.
    That first line always sounds like Triple Salchow.
    MilkForWhaleson July 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song it's sooo catchy!
    The meaning is pretty straightforward,
    so ya...I agree with the lyrics
    "aforementioned" When I read the
    first set they didn't seem
    quite right.

    HO-TELL
    TACO-BELL
    Ello-ELL (lol)
    I love this song
    so let me be!:P
    Udahoon September 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMad at site, more or less. The users keep this site going, with it's ads. You would think that asite, specializing in lyrics, would have their own resources. That's what ticks me off. Sorry - bad mood day! Good post.

    Anywho, the first line is:

    Hi ho, trip as I go
    ModestMouse2on September 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is just so unapologetic and bouncy! It's really anthemic as well, it'll probably become their 'song'.
    AmazinglyGracelesson October 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTry

    High ho, triple Psycho
    I got a feeling like a tidal flow
    but I know what I am, they know what they are so let me be


    Gasoline, saccharine
    I got no reason for the state I'm in
    But I know what I am, they know what they are so let me be

    Hotel taco bell
    I got the hit that you know damn well
    But I know what I am, they know what they are so let me be

    Cut teeth
    better believe
    I got a feeling that I'm underneath
    But I know what I am, they know what they are so let me be

    But it's alright
    it's OK, I got the time but the time don't pay

    It's alright
    it's OK, I got the time but the time don't pay

    It's alright
    it's OK, I got the time but the time don't pay

    It's alright
    it's OK

    Flick flack
    No slack
    I got the wit that my enemies lack
    but I know what I am, they know what they are so let me be

    Trick some, just begun
    giving you more when you only want one

    Cause I know what I am they know what they are so let me be

    Hot sweat, got debt
    Keep your liquor in the locker, cause you don't know yet

    But I know what I am they know what they are so let me be

    Ship shape, ticker tape
    Looks to me like a narrow escape

    But I know what I am, they know what they are so let me be

    But it's alright
    it's OK, I got the time but the time don't pay

    it's alright
    it's OK, I got the time but the time don't pay

    it's alright
    it's OK, I got the time but the time don't pay

    It's alright, it's OK

    I know what I am, they know what they are so let me be
    I know what I am
    (Repeat)

    I know what I am, they know what they are so let me be
    (Repeat)


    Also seen them a few time :) they were excellent (Salco is a trade warehouse in the UK, I doubt tripper is out cold and unless they have started breeding pigs and cows it ain't Sow cow either)
    Sparke1066on January 02, 2014   Link
  • -2
    General CommentArgh - I am so sick and tired of these so-called lyrics sites. Why do they exist? They're all wrong. You kids should just go out, buy the single or even the album, the correct lyrics are there.

    Why do people post lyrics that are WRONG? %#%@$!@^@% Useless...
    ModestMouse2on September 16, 2009   Link

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