"Be Somebody" as written by Bradley Kirk Arnold, Robert Todd Harrell, Christopher Lee Henderson and Matthew Darrick Roberts....
I'm just the boy inside the man, not exactly who you think I am
Trying to trace my steps back here again, so many times
I'm just a speck inside your head, you came and made me who I am
I remember where it all began, so clearly

I feel a million miles away, still you connect me in your way
And you created me, something I would've never seen
When I can only see the floor, you made my window a door
So when they say they don't believe, I hope that they see you and me
After all the lights go down, I'm just the words you are the sound
A strange type of chemistry, how you've become a part of me
And when I sit alone at night, your thoughts burn through me like a fire
You're the only one who knows, who I really am

We all wanna be somebody, we just need a taste of who we are
We all wanna be somebody, we're willing to go but not that far

And we're all see through, just like glass
And we can shatter just as fast
That light's been burned out for a while, I still see it every time I pass
It was lost in the coldness of my mind, behind a box of reasons why
I never doubted it was there, just took a little time to find
And even when

I feel a million miles away, still you connect me in your way
And you created me, something I would've never seen
When I can only see the floor, you made my window a door
So when they say they don't believe I hope that they see you and me
After all the lights go down, I'm just the words you are the sound
A strange type of chemistry, how you've become a part of me
And when I sit alone at night, your thoughts burn through me like a fire
You're the only one who knows, who I really am

We all wanna be somebody, we just need a taste of who we are
We all wanna be somebody, we're willing to go but not that far
We all wanna be somebody, we just need a taste of who we are
We all wanna be somebody, we're willing to go but not that far

I'm just the boy inside the man, not exactly who you think I am
Trying to trace my steps back here again, so many times
When I can only see the floor, you made my window a door
So when they say they don't believe, I hope that they see you and me


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"Be Somebody" as written by Christopher Lee Henderson Bradley Kirk Arnold

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  • +2
    My InterpretationThis is such a great song! Probably the best I've heard so far on the new album. To me, this is about how people wish they could become something someone in life but they don't try hard enough, so God backs them up and helps them become that someone and/or something. I could be wrong, but to me that sounds about right.
    bakern1989on February 20, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationSo all the comments on here are about God, which is fine, but I wanted to post what I see this song as from a non-religious point of view. It's similar in some aspects so bear with me.

    Everyone has dreams or ideas of what they want, but only a fraction ever reach them because as people we either don't believe we can make it, don't have the courage or motivation or are afraid of failing.

    "You're the only one who knows, who I really am"
    This is one of the strongest lines I feel. That one person, friend, family, lover or peer who understands us more than anyone else does. They give us that push, they give us that motivation or courage. As the song says, they make your window a door.

    The chorus, this is the part that kicks most, more than most other choruses in songs. It reaches everyone, no matter their past, dreams, heritage, culture. It's the same for everyone, we all need to know who we really are, we all need to go further than we are comfortable than doing.

    This song, as I see it, is about acknowledging that person, and where they have helped you get or what they are helping you go for.
    It's that type of song where the first time you hear it, you wanna sing, like you've known it for years.
    GilbertLewison August 07, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationTo me it seems, like a tale of a reincarnation of lovers. Bound to a single body yet only one gets to truly "Remember". It seems a tale of sorrow.

    It brings me the ancient tale of adam and eve. We made a mistake and we're paying for it.
    GhostShadowon May 13, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationdepends on how you thoughts of the song, this song may link to the God

    quote "second paragraph" this more likely to represent God because the singer said this person created him, teaching/tell him the way "When I can only see the floor, you made my window a door" also how he feel that that God has become part of him even know God is a myth. just like weird chemical bound.

    But also this song can be see at a love couple "true love", the singer said that he just like a kid in adult body which suggest that everyone else don't really understand him. then he said that everyone wan't to be someone else who better, lucky, special but we need to relied who you really are, we willing to be like that other person but we not willing to completely change (because is not you, that is not who you really are). but his partner always understand who he is and completed him. so he want to show that you don't have to be that other person but rather get someone to completed you, who understand you.

    Last thoughts:"I'm just a speck inside your head" this song might be about relied who you really are,that another person inside of you. sometime you will feel like someone always asking you about your decisions that you has made,sometime you forgot about that person but you still feel it because you still have consciousness. and like before you try to be somebody else not your own. that little consciousness is you, is who you are.
    GensuiYamamotoon August 16, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a great song! Probably the best I've heard so far on the new album. To me, this is about how people wish they could become something, but they don't try hard enough, so God backs them up and helps them become that something. I could be wrong, but to me that sounds about right.
    bakern1989on February 20, 2012   Link
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    General CommentGod reminded me that relying on Him is enough. It's a love song to GOD..
    leslie1021on March 13, 2017   Link

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