I'm trying to decide between mind and my attitude
I'm giving up the things I wanna be me and be not like you
Shy nervous and quiet sitting in the corner that's no longer me
You wanna figure out this kid then you'll just have to see
Cause what I was what I am what I wanna be
I'm no longer blind it's your crossed-eyes that cannot see
A simple now now I think that I must give it up (give it up)
Insight pow my life just needs another cut

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I said I'm giving up I'm giving up what I used to be
I said I'm giving up I'm giving up now I'm giving up what I used to be
I said I'm giving up I'm giving up what I used to be
What I used to be

Chorus

This time I'm clean (clean) this time I just don't give a care
A whole new scene (new scene) this life I live this time must be fair
Had 18 years at 19 I began again
This time no fears don't ask me why I told you when
Cause to reach the top the top of which I lay my hope
My true friends knock they knock to make sure I don't choke
One day some day we'll all make it through just fine
Those days those days we'll all make up for wasted time

Chorus

Chorus

What I was
To what I am
To what one day
I might turn out to be

Chorus

I said I'm giving up I'm giving up what I used to be
I said I'm giving up I'm giving up now I'm giving up what I used to be
I said I'm giving up I'm giving up what I used to be
What I was what I am what I wanna be


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    General Commenti think this song is about shedding your old ways (in his case, "Shy nervous and quiet sitting in the corner") and taking on a better form.
    fuggeddaboutiton September 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, Italian-American Stereotype hit it dead on. It's about shedding your old ways and becoming someone different while sorta remaining the same.
    CFaz23on April 04, 2007   Link

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