"I'm Only Me When I'm with You" as written by Robert Orrall, Taylor Swift and Angelo,....
Friday night beneath the stars
In a field behind your yard
You and I are painting pictures in the sky
Sometimes we don't say a thing
Just listen to the crickets sing
Everything I need is right here by my side

And I know everything about you
I don't wanna live without you

I'm only up when you're not down
Don't wanna fly if you're still on the ground
It's like no matter what I do
Well, you drive me crazy half the time
The other half I'm only trying
To let you know that what I feel is true
And I'm only me when I'm with you

Just a small-town boy and girl
Living in the crazy world
Trying to figure out what is and isn't true
And I don't try to hide my tears
My secrets or my deepest fears
Through it all nobody gets me like you do

And you know everything about me
You say that you can't live without me

I'm only up when you're not down
Don't wanna fly if you're still on the ground
It's like no matter what I do
Well, you drive me crazy half the time
The other half I'm only trying
To let you know that what I feel is true
And I'm only me when I'm with you

When I'm with anybody else
It's so hard to be myself
And only you can tell

I'm only up when you're not down
Don't wanna fly if you're still on the ground
It's like no matter what I do
Well, you drive me crazy half the time
The other half I'm only trying
To let you know that what I feel is true
And I'm only me when I'm with you


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"I'm Only Me When I'm with You" as written by Robert Ellis Orrall Angelo T. Petraglia

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  • +2
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG.

    for me, she's saying that theres this one boy that she can be her total self around. she doesn't worry because he'll accept her. she doesn't want to go through life without him because he completes her.
    xxmodernloveon March 25, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm basically in love with this song and everything about it.
    SunShine630on April 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is my favorite song right now! its all about how you can be yourself around this one person, and you just want to be with them all the time.
    ohmyjonas889on May 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics are incorrect. Here is the right ones:

    Friday night beneath the stars
    In a field behind your yard
    You and I are painting pictures in the sky
    Sometimes we don’t say a thing
    Just listen to the crickets sing
    Everything I need is right here by my side

    And I know everything about you
    I don’t want to live without you
    I’m only up when you’re not down
    Don’t want to fly if you’re still on the ground
    It’s like no matter what I do
    Well ya drive me crazy half the time
    The other half I’m only trying to
    Let you know that what I feel is true
    And I’m only me when I’m with you

    Just a small town boy and girl
    Living in the crazy world
    Trying to figure out what is and isn’t true
    And I don’t try to hide my tears,
    The secrets or my deepest fears
    Through it all nobody gets me like you do
    And you know everything about me
    You say that you can’t live without me
    I’m only up when you’re not down
    Don’t want to fly if you’re still on the ground
    It’s like no matter what I do
    Well you drive me crazy half the time
    The other half I’m only trying to
    Let you know that what I feel is true
    And I’m only me when I’m with you

    When I’m with anybody else
    It’s so hard to be myself
    Only you can say
    That I’m only up when you’re not down
    Don’t want to fly if you’re still on the ground
    It’s like no matter what I do
    Well you drive me crazy half the time
    The other half I’m only trying to
    Let you know that what I feel is true
    And I’m only me
    Who I want to be
    Well I’m only me when
    I’m with you
    With you

    Ooohhh yea
    _________________

    This song is amazing! I love it, it's by far one of my favourite songs by Taylor Swift.

    It is really simple to understand the meaning to this song. It's about having this "one" person who you can be yourself with. You are able to be crazy and goofy with them. You are able to tell them anything in the world. In the song specifically, Taylor talks about a boy being that person, however it's clear that the person can be your best friend, family member, etc. If you watch the video it's pretty self explanatory and really funny. It's full of home videos of Taylor's, you see her with family and friends - also her, another girl, and Kellie Picker do the Soulja Boy dance!
    lovelovelove13on March 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy is this song about a platonic friend? It sounds like love, which would mean they are best friends, but not in a platonic way. Most friends are not going to be lying on the ground in the dark behind a house as they look up at the moon. And most would not say that they don't wish to live without the other. Very few platonic friendships are THAT close. The song, to me, sounds as though it's about lovers who are actually in love with each other, so the best friend part is a given:)
    wholelottawomanon January 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally, I think this is the best song that Taylor wrote. its a great song, im sure everyone can relate to this song. i kno i can
    jenrules8on February 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are incorrect. Here is the right ones:

    Friday night beneath the stars
    In a field behind your yard
    You and I are painting pictures in the sky
    Sometimes we don’t say a thing
    Just listen to the crickets sing
    Everything I need is right here by my side

    And I know everything about you
    I don’t want to live without you
    I’m only up when you’re not down
    Don’t want to fly if you’re still on the ground
    It’s like no matter what I do
    Well ya drive me crazy half the time
    The other half I’m only trying to
    Let you know that what I feel is true
    And I’m only me when I’m with you

    Just a small town boy and girl
    Living in the crazy world
    Trying to figure out what is and isn’t true
    And I don’t try to hide my tears,
    The secrets or my deepest fears
    Through it all nobody gets me like you do
    And you know everything about me
    You say that you can’t live without me
    I’m only up when you’re not down
    Don’t want to fly if you’re still on the ground
    It’s like no matter what I do
    Well you drive me crazy half the time
    The other half I’m only trying to
    Let you know that what I feel is true
    And I’m only me when I’m with you

    When I’m with anybody else
    It’s so hard to be myself
    Only you can say
    That I’m only up when you’re not down
    Don’t want to fly if you’re still on the ground
    It’s like no matter what I do
    Well you drive me crazy half the time
    The other half I’m only trying to
    Let you know that what I feel is true
    And I’m only me
    Who I want to be
    Well I’m only me when
    I’m with you
    With you

    Ooohhh yea
    _________________

    This song is amazing! I love it, it's by far one of my favourite songs by Taylor Swift.

    It is really simple to understand the meaning to this song. It's about having this "one" person who you can be yourself with. You are able to be crazy and goofy with them. You are able to tell them anything in the world. In the song specifically, Taylor talks about a boy being that person, however it's clear that the person can be your best friend, family member, etc. If you watch the video it's pretty self explanatory and really funny. It's full of home videos of Taylor's, you see her with family and friends - also her, another girl, and Kellie Picker do the Soulja Boy dance!
    lovelovelove13on March 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttaylor swift has done it again! she's written an amazing song that everyone can relate to. i have a couple people that i can be totally myself around, and they won't judge me for it. it's like doctor seuss said-

    it's mind over matter. the people that mind don't matter and the people that matter don't mind.
    mimi_lynnon April 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttaylor swift has done it again! she's written an amazing song that everyone can relate to. i have a couple people that i can be totally myself around, and they won't judge me for it. it's like doctor seuss said-

    it's mind over matter. the people that mind don't matter and the people that matter don't mind.
    mimi_lynnon April 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore this song :) to me, it's about a girl and her best friend, he loves her for who she is, and they can't imagine life without each other. It totally reminds me of my best friend; no matter what he's always there even when I act like a total loser
    Adorable song, pretty much everyone can realte to it :)
    potato_1on June 13, 2008   Link

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