"Me" as written by and Paula Cole....
I am not the person who is singing
I am the silent one inside
I am not the one who laughs at people's jokes
I just pacify their egos

I am not my house or my car or my songs
They are only just stops along my way
I am like winter
I'm a dark cold female
With a golden ring of wisdom in my cave

[Chorus]
And it is me who is my enemy
Me who beats me up
Me who makes the monsters
Me who strips my confidence

I am carrying my voice
I am carrying my heart
I am carrying my rhythm
I am carrying my prayers

But you can't kill my spirit
It's soaring and it's strong
Like a mountain
I go on and on

But when my wings are folded
The brightly colored moth
Blends into the dirt into the ground

[Chorus]

And it's me who's too weak
And it's me who's too shy
To ask for the thing I love
And it's me who's too weak

And it's me who's too shy
To ask for the thing I love
That I love (6 times)
I am walking on the bridge

I am over the water
And I'm scared as hell
But I know there's something better
Yes I know there's something

Yes I know, I know, yes I know
That I love (5 times overlapping chorus)
But it's me
And it's me
But it's me (4 times)


Lyrics submitted by fraggles

"Me" as written by Andreas Vollenweider

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthis song is about wanting to take charge but being really afraid actually to DO it.
    catherinekson May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is me
    AgathaKavkaon September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about being your own worst enemy. She's saying how on the outside she may appear to be quite alright, but on the inside... she's criticising every move she makes. She tries to tell us how much she despises the person who she is... it's really hard to explain. It's like when you smile on the outside to cover up all the pain within.
    kay*on July 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Kay and I also want to add that I think that the singer recognizes that she often tries to be the person that others want her to be instead of who she really is. She tries so hard to make others happy that she is not happy with who she is
    jbarnett1222on October 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with all above, I think the last part may be about suicide thoughts or attempts. I know it could be metaphorical, but either way I think she's talking about how she's had enough and wants to end this depression - game she is playing. But she realizes that there's a better solution "I know there's something better". Great Great song.
    mankind716on January 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWe are our own enemies.
    All the fears and doubts inside us can bring us down.

    This song, i believe, speaks for all of us.

    yes, i totally agree with you all.
    Broken_Palaceon May 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's our Insecurity inside us that kills us.
    Broken_Palaceon May 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe "golden ring of wisdom in my cave" is likely a reference to allegory of Plato's Cave. Essentially, Plato suggests that ideas (perception) rather than the material world that creates our sensory experiences defines our reality. It is the prerogative of the philosopher to show us who "me" is. Cole is not just being autobiographical, she is trying to show us who we are.

    The phrases about "I'm not" is also reminiscent of shedding the ego in Buddhism. Cole is suggesting that killing the ego (the "me") is the greatest fear many of us have. However, abandoning ego shows helps us see what is really important in our lives: loving oneself and pursuing our passions. With self love and goal fulfillment, we are ready to love others.

    I love the lines about the folded wings. The resting moth with folded wings seeks to blend in with its surroundings and therefore appears unremarkable. The moth that is fearlessly pursuing its life goals is beautiful and colorful.
    asortofdreamon December 21, 2012   Link

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