"Who I Am" as written by Laron L. James, Phil Hurtt, Bunny Sigler, Cameron Giles, Greg Green and Seon Thomas....
I want someone to love me
For who I am
I want someone to need me
Is that so bad?
I wanna break all the madness
But it's all I have
I want someone to love me
For who I am

Nothing makes sense, nothing makes sense anymore
Nothing is right, nothing is right when you're gone
I'm losing my breath, I'm losing my right to be wrong
I'm frightened to death, I'm frightened that I won't be strong

I want someone to love me
For who I am
I want someone to need me
Is that so bad?
I wanna break all the madness
But it's all I have
I want someone to love me
For who I am

I'm shaking it off, I'm shaking off all of the pain.
Breaking my heart, breaking my heart once again

I want someone to love me
For who I am
I want someone to need me
Is that so bad?
I wanna break all the madness
But it's all I have
I want someone to love me
For who I am

I want someone to love me
For who I am
I want someone to need me
Is that so bad?
I wanna break all the madness
But it's all I have
I want someone to love me
For who I am

Yeah, who I am.


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"Who I Am" as written by Phil Hurtt Laron L. James

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    General CommentWell this song is just about loving someone for who they are, or someone loving you for who you are. Not picking 7 things you hate or love about someone, just loving them period.
    BrightEyesAtheiston December 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthe did an amazing job at the grammy nominations!!! i love this song! its amazing!!! <3
    illbefamous8653on December 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThe video to this song is really cute - it made me like the song a whole lot more.
    totalmusicfanaticon January 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think people are deviating from the purpose of this site. We are not supposed to criticize the song, like if it is bad or good, or if the artist is bad or good... We are here to think, imagine, contrast, watch, see details... about the MEANING of the song. A point of view based on the literature that is inserted on the song.

    on the first strophe I guess there's a bit of guilty in the thought of wanting someone who loves him, because he asks: is that so bad?

    on the second strophe we see an existing feeling of passion, as he's already in love (Nothin' is right when you're gone) and that makes the listener think: he wants someone who loves him for what he is, or he has someone who doesn't love him for what he is?

    still on this strophe he shows a fear of beeing weak. Is the fear of not finding someone who sees him like he really is and love him? Or is he questioning the person with whom he is in love if she would love him for what he is if she discovers it...? He believes that he has a right to be wrong. When there's a very strong passionate nonsense feeling of love people are used to do wrong things and they use the idea of extreme love to get absolved from the bad things they did. If he's losing this right, we can suppose he's losing the passion.

    he wants to break the madness, he wants to shake off all the pain... more than wanting happiness he's searching for freedom. freedom of a bad feeling that is getting him down for a long time (as he says: breaking my heart once again)

    so he clearly questions: are you gonna love me for who I am?

    Or... ?? (you go on)


    michellepedgomon May 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about finding and loving yourself before you can find true love.
    laurenanne12345on December 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfans = madness he wants to break free from
    some fans focus so much on his looks and he wants them to focus on the music.
    just a thought i had.
    loveandbackon January 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE this song. LOVE the video. LOVE him. LOVE Jonas Brothers. x
    ijustwannaplaymymusicon February 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't usually like the music, but this song touched me. =) It's really sweet. I think it would be hard to live with all the fame society brings to him and his brothers. I'm glad he ventured out on his own a bit, because I would have to say he is the most talented out of the group, giving that he has done so much more before the group as well. It's nice to see he has something strong to stand for other than just being famous. He's actually in love with music, and with that he does what he can do to inspire people. It's a good song because everybody wants someone to love them the way they are, and the "someone to need me." Well, I believe everyone wants to feel wanted and needed, not to mention the fact I suppose Nick could be a hopeless romantic. That would definitely be hard to do with all the crazed fans trying to get his attention. I think this is great, though, it shows you how sensitive of a person he really can be. I hope that, even though he has so many crazed fans, he finds someone to make him happy, and love him for who he is. =) Everyone deserves that.
    AMillionThingsToBeon February 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNick definitely has a genuinity about him that the other brothers don't seem to convey as well. I like the Jonas Brothers for their catchy songs, but Nick's lyrics are pretty phenomenal! This song is no exception-- the music video's touching. Much better than the images the other Disney stars are putting out nowadays. I completely approve.
    yourprotectoron February 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song says plainly what it's about. He wants someone to love him for who he is. He wants them to accept him, even with his flaws and with everything that is good about him.
    This is a song people can relate to without having to go through anything, (like love songs, which I can't relate to because I've never been in love or in a relationship or anything the like) because everyone wants to find just one person who will love them for who they are, regardless.
    oxheroinexoon February 09, 2010   Link

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