"You're Still You" as written by and Linda/morricone Thompson....
Through the darkness
I can see your light
And you will always shine
And I can feel your heart in mine
Your face I've memorized
I've idolized just you

I look up to everything you are
In my eyes you do no wrong
I've loved you for so long
And after all is said and done
You're still you
After all, you're still you

You walk past me
I can feel your pain
Time changes everything
One truth always stays the same
You're still you
After all, you're still you

I look up to everything you are
In my eyes you do no wrong
And I believe in you
Although you never asked me to
I will remember you and what life put you through
And in this cruel land
The only world I've found without hope
You're still you
After all, you're still you


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"You're Still You" as written by Linda Thompson Ennio Morricone

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    General Commentthis song is about loving sumone no matter what happens....like if you break up and go ur separate ways, u'll always love that other person...itz really pretty i luv it and i luv josh's voice, itz just amazing =D
    fallingforyouon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI feel that this song is about once best friends that experienced everything together till something tragic happened (one friend became more popular than the other, whatnot). The singer still feels passionately about the other party, believing in and supporting everything the other does, still feeling their pain, loving and looking up to everything about them. It's a truly inspirational song. Looking over the lyrics one last time, it could also be about a star, someone people look up to even if the star didn't ask them to.
    missleeniemakon July 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a beautiful song which i first heard from my gal carol..well,i'd say this would be a song for us,my dear..love u so much,coz ure still you!
    dariofooon August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHe originally sang this song on Ally McBeal. In this episode, he wanted to take a friend to the prom and she agreed. He was going to sing this song to her. A week beforehand, though, she decides to go with a popular guy instead. Ally decides to go with him (in one scene telling a girl that she was his mistress, and not his mother ^_^), and she encourages him to sing to her anyway. He does, and everybody loves it! It's because of watching that show that I found out about him. Thank you David E. Kelly!
    The Infamous Ton November 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmissleeniemak, u must be a mindreader. what u described is exactly what happened between my best friend and i. only the thing is, i don't see the truth in "you're still you." at least in my case, that's not how things are. she's not herself anymore. my ex-best friend is a complete stranger to me. we were BFFs for 7 years, but now i barely know her. so this song makes me cry because "you're still you" isn't quite accurate.
    saxophonesweetie7on March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbefore Groban sang this song in Ally McBeal, this is actually based on a filmscore by Morricone from the movie Malena(starring Monica Belluci). To know the meaning of this song, I encourage you to watch the movie first.
    Loganmacon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou’re still you –
    When he says you’re still you he’s meaning in the sense of everything that makes a person who they are. Through out the song he talks about feeling her pain and how time changed that, about admiring everything about her and have such love for her that she was practically perfect to the point where she could do no wrong in his eyes. I’m not clear if this song is about a girl that has passed away or just about life’s hard pains and lessons of relationships but in the end the main point of the song is that she is still her. After all the happiness and struggles, the ups and downs, that person that she is and everything that makes her that girl that he loves hasn’t changed. “After all you’re still you” is the simplest and easiest way to say who you are and everything I love and admire about you is still who you are.
    Doniaon December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMakes me cry whenever I hear it.
    byebyebirdie58on December 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMakes me cry whenever I hear it.
    byebyebirdie58on December 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs a counselor, I use this song with people who are involved in inner child work. The person that was you as a small child is still there feeling its feelings - delighted, lonely, afraid, loving. This song is such a wonderful way to deepen the connection with that part of yourself. One way is to picture yourself as a small child in some situation that is familiar and sing it to him/her with sincerity in your heart. If this does not feel comfortable, then I don't make the person do it, but it has helped a lot of people. I use it myself in the same way, and it is beautiful. We all need to feel connected to something meaningful and understandable.
    songinhearton December 21, 2011   Link

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