"I Wanna Be Me" as written by Glen Matlock, Paul Thomas Cook, Steve (gb 1) Jones and John Lydon....
Turn the page and it´s
The scoop of the century
Don't want to be L seven I had enough of this
This is brainwash and this is a clue

To the stars who fooled you
Tell me why you can´t explain
You´re only looking for vinyl yeah
Didn´t they fool you they want to be you

Gimme world war three we can live again
You didn´t fool me but I fooled you
You want to be me yeah You want to be me
You want to be someone yeah ruin someone
Yeah, Didn´t I fool you I ruined you yeah
Didn´t I fool you I sussed you out

I got you in the camera and
I got you in my camera
A secund of your life ruined for life
You want to ruin me in your magazine
You want to cover us in the margarine
And now is the time to realize
To have real eyes

Down down down down
And I´ll take you down on the underground
Down in the dark and down in the crypt
Down in the dark where the typewriter fit

Down with your pen and pad ready to kill
To make me ill
Down want to be someone you want to be someone
Ruin someone

Make it as someone you want to be me ruin me
A typewriter god a black and white king
PVC blackboard books black and white
I want to be me


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"I Wanna Be Me" as written by Paul Cook Glen Matlock

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    General Commenti think this song is supposed to portray how they think the media is such scum, and they are fed up with hearing all of the made-up storys about them in magazines
    antirwd666on June 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is completly amazing. i love it. ya well it has to do with the media and its tabloid bs. pretty self-explanitory.
    browntown13on March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Down with your pen and pad ready to kill
    To make me ill"
    It's probably about journalists and the other media trying to make the Sex Pistols look bad in the eye of the public.
    Your ideas sound right too.
    Whatsername1251on June 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think there are definite references to 'The Who' in this song.

    This is brainwash and this is a clue
    To the stars who fooled you
    Tell me why you can't explain

    The bit about covered in Margarine reminds me of 'The Who Sell-Out' as well. Although I suppose other bands have appeared on album covers covered in gunk
    Boss Manon July 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLove that intro and love that middle silence! This song is obviously against the media. In “the Filth and the Fury”, Jones said half of the media stuff were lies, but some of it was true. Yes, they got into fights and spat at people, but no, they were very honest about music rather than purposefully be in it for vulgarity of it.
    bkat004on December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about how much they detest the journalists that pretend to be interested when they eventually just mis-interpret everything they bloody type
    angst_pixieon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol..."you wanna cover us in margarine"
    ritzymind_wastedon May 10, 2007   Link

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