I walk into this room
All eyes on me now
But I do not know the people inside
Look straight through me these eyes
Seeking more wisdom
Than I have to give away
Realize realize
What you are

What you've become
Just as I have
Are you and I so unalike
Huddled here
You just as I am
Afraid if we dance
We will die
Mock the world
Live safe say why
Don't you know
When you give life
Then you become
What you are

The sea is unsparing
We're all drifting away
Away from you
But I pray for you now
Hoping to god on high
Is like clinging to straws
While drowning oh


What you are
Is a best in a lover's arms
What you are
Is the devil in a sweet sweet kiss
What you are
Is a puzzle to me


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

What You Are Lyrics as written by David Matthews Glen Ballard

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC

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    General Comment'What You Are' wasn't initially one of my favorites, but it seriously grew on me. I love the eerie tone at the beginning of the song-- kind of the same feeling I get from 'The Stone' and 'Halloween.' In college, my friends used to like to pre-party to hip-hop style music to get pumped up for a night of beiruit-- but DMB always did it for me ;)
    des325on August 29, 2002   Link

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