Everybody's raised in blindness

Everybody knows it's true

Everybody feels that everything is real

Any body's point of view

Nobody can break their bondage

Everyone can feel their chains

But even in my life, I knew you found your sight

And nothing would be quite the same

Please help me

Who can I be now? You found me

Who can I be? Fell apart, you found me

Now can I be now? You found me

Now can I be real?

Can I be real?

(Somebody real)

Hmm, if it's all a vast creation

Putting on a face that's new

Someone has to see, a role for him and me

Someone might as well be you

Up in heaven, any angel

Writes a special game to play

Oh oh, could we, could we

Make a star to snatch their angels, boy?

Played your role for every day

Please help me

Who can I be now? You found me

Who can I be? Fell apart, you found me

Now can I be now? You found me

Now can I be real? Can I be?

Who can I be now? You found me

Who can I be? Fell upon, you found me

Now can I be now? You found me

Now can I, can I be real? Can I be real?

Can I be real? Can I be?

(Who)

Can I be? Yeah, yeah

(Now)

Yeah, can I be?

(Now)

You found me

(Now)

Can I be free?

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Who Can I Be Now Lyrics as written by Tim Nichols Tony Martin

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    General CommentThis is an outtake from the Young Americans sessions. It's more of a ballad than a song itself. You have to figure out what it means. As far as this song goes, it's not just looking at the lyrics to find out what it means. You have to listen closely.
    davidbowiefan1on October 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm surprised seeing just one comment to this beautiful ballad. The whole "Young Americans" album is excellent, in Bowie's discography I appreciate only "1.Outside" more.
    Voodemaron August 02, 2011   Link
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    My Opinion"metamorphic illumination of the future" - this way I'm feeling right now about the song
    Voodemaron October 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI kind've get a feeling of Bowie trying to break free from what is expected of him. I believe this was the first album after breaking free from Tony Defrese who pretty much reamed him and left him broke.
    I feel like he finally can see with out being blinded by the flashy lifestyle that Defrese made for him to make him a star. Bowie says "Who can i be now, now can I be real? Now can I be free?"
    Just my first impression.
    ziggytwigon May 04, 2016   Link

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