It’s What I Am

Music & Lyrics by Garland Jeffreys

From the album Truth Serum (2013)

It’s what I see and how I live

What means to me is what I give

Still alive by the skin of my own teeth

I crawl right through from underneath

 

Two people on the corner trading innuendos

A half pint of wine won’t soothe your soul

I say to all my friends

I’ll always be a part of you

No matter where I go

No matter what I do

 

It’s what I am

It’s what I am

 

What’s in my heart and in my soul

Every now and then I lose control

Perfection has eluded me

It’s what I am

Every part of me

Telephone rings in the middle of the night

Sometimes some folks don’t give a damn

Too white to be black too black to be white

I’m one of them

 

That’s what I am

It’s what I am

I’ll sing it again

It’s what I am

 

It’s what I am

A man amongst men

It’s what I am

I’ll sing it again

It’s what I am

A man amongst men

It’s what I am

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