I am what I am and I am strong
‘Cause I got my land and I got my song
I am what I am and I belong
‘Cause I got my land and I got my song

Tell you a story, about a girl named Kimberly
Who all the cowboys wanted
‘Cause she was wild and free
But now there’s fussing and there’s fighting
We’re all taking sides
While the cowboys are playing their old games of conquer and divide

You see Kimberly was special,
a rare and wild soul.
Nearly every man who met her,
their hearts she always stole.
But there are always those exceptions of the cold and callous kind
That wanted just her body and leave the mess for us behind

Now the prince of the cowboys, his name was Barnett
He wanted to leave his mark, you know, so we wouldn’t all forget
So he said "Mine, mine, mine, all for me"
It's great to be a cowboy in the wild west roaming free

So he brandished all his bullets he put a gun right to our head
He said "I'm giving you all a choice: you're either with me or your dead
See, I’ve got to have this Kim, I can’t get her off my mind
And I ain’t gonna stop until she’s mine, mine"

Where do I stand?
Got this hole in my heart and a line drawn in the sand
It's all gray.
There are no black and whites so who am I to say

I said yes, I am what I am, and I am strong
‘Cause I got my land and I got my song
Yes, I am what I am, and I belong
‘Cause I got my land and I got my song

Now its come to a showdown
And its all push and pull
Got these lawyers having field day
While the cowboys are funding schools
I guess it boils down to how you see it, do you see Kimberly,
Or just another god damn hole in the ground, just another opportunity?

Where do I stand?
Got this hole in my heart and a line drawn in the sand
It's all gray, there are no black and whites So who am I to say?

You are wrong but you never know what you got until its gone
And one day the little people will ask what you did and what will you say?

I said I am what I am, and I am strong
‘Cause I’ve got my land and I’ve got my song
Yes, I am what I am, and I belong
‘Cause I’ve got my land, got my song



Lyrics submitted by wilson53

Kimberly song meanings
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