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Songs From My Shelf – Who I Am

You think that I’m a saint but I’m just a sinner
You think that I’m well fed but I’m getting thinner
You tell me I’m no loser but man I’ll tell you that I ain’t no winner

You think I’ve got it made but I’m falling apart
You think I’m Augustine but I’m Jean-Paul Sartre
You think that I’m a man but I’m just a boy who’s afraid of the dark

I may be standing on the shoulders of giants
But I am just a shadow and a puppet
You know a good man is hard to find and I ain’t good country people
You think that I’m a temple but there ain’t no bell in my steeple

You wanna know who I am you wanna know where I’ve been
Girl I ain’t no pretty sight
But if you feel like you’re sure about this I’m still gonna let you in
And maybe you can shed some light

You think that I’m an oak I’m just a withered flower
You think that I’m a fortress I’m just a leaning tower
I ain’t no Happy Meal but babe I’ll be your sweet and sour

I just caught a rope that’s keeping me from drowning
But I may be on a descent into hell
You know I haven’t found my Annabel Lee and there ain’t no kingdom by the sea
There ain’t no angels that envy me I need the truth to set me free

You think my cup’s half full but I’m running dry
You think you’ve got me figured out but I’d love to see you try
You see me charging into battle, but mine is just to do and die love

You wanna know who I am this is where I’ve been
You see I ain’t no pretty sight
But if you feel like you’re sure about this then girl come on in
And maybe you can shed some light