"I'm Not Sayin'" as written by and Gordon Lightfoot....
I look in the mirror and ask myself-self-self-self-self who I see
Who I'm becoming and if I will stand up for my-y-y-y-y beliefs
Barbara told me to listen to my heart and don't do what doesn't feel right
So my conclusion is I am who I am and everything that I am not

I've been wondering and wondering
And trying to find a home
With these questions I'm asking
It feels like I never know what yeah

I know what I'm not
Yeah, I know what I'm not
I keep searching, don't know if I'll stop
Yes, I know, yes, I know, yes, I know what I'm not

I've been a victim of trying too hard
Now I finally see
That every person was fighting so bad
I won't be who they want me to be
The said that I should act a certain way
And I would listen, what a great mistake
It's my life and my choice to make
Now I know what I'm not

I've been wondering and wondering
And trying to find a home
With these questions I'm asking
It feels like I never know what yeah

I know what I'm not
Yeah, I know what I'm not
I keep searching, don't know if I'll stop
Yes, I know, yes, I know, yes, I know what I'm not

Yeah, I know what I'm not
Yeah, I know what I'm not
I keep searching, don't know if I'll stop
Yes, I know, yes, I know, yes, I know what I'm not

Put your worries on a plane
Let them fly
Let them fly
Let them fly
Send them on a helicopter
Let them fly
Let them fly
Let them fly
Pour all of your sorrows over board (over board)
Tell 'em we don't need 'em anymore (anymore)
Lift your feet up of the air
Say goodbye
Say goodbye to the past
Givin' it back in love don't look behind
Just givin' back in love won't pay your eyes
Just givin' back in love don't look behind
Just givin' it back in love fly, baby, fly
Fly, baby, fly

Yeah, I know what I'm not
Yeah, I know what I'm not
I keep searching, don't know if I'll stop
Yes, I know, yes, I know, yes, I know what I'm not

Yeah, I know what I'm not
Yeah, I know what I'm not
I keep searching, don't know if I'll stop
Yes, I know, yes, I know, yes, I know what I'm not


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"Know What I'm Not" as written by Nicolay Sereba Jorgen Sowe

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General Comment:)
    I love this song. Nico is one of the least recognized talents of the 60's. She really achieved something great in the way of female vocals.
    giantdragfanon March 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt is strange to hear this song, along with most of Chealsea girl in the face of the music Nico herself wrote and composed. Still, I love this song and there is a nice video of it. It is a shame that there isn't much footage of this beautiful, talented woman.
    JJKelsallon October 23, 2012   Link

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