i don’t want to be lyrics – gavin degraw

i don’t need to be anything other
than a prison guard’s son
i don’t need to be anything other
than a specialist’s son
i don’t have to be anyone other
than the birth of two souls in one
part of where i’m going, is knowing where i’m coming from

[chorus:]
i don’t want to be
anything other than what i’ve been trying to be lately
all i have to do
is think of me and i have peace of mind
i’m tired of looking ’round rooms
wondering what i’ve got to do
or who i’m supposed to be
i don’t want to be anything other than me

i’m surrounded by liars everywhere i turn
i’m surrounded by imposters everywhere i turn
i’m surrounded by ident*ty crisis everywhere i turn
am i the only one who noticed?
i can’t be the only one who’s learned!

[chorus]

can i have everyone’s attention please?
if you’re not like this and that, you’re gonna have to leave
i came from the mountain
the crust of creation
my whole situation-made from clay to stone
and now i’m telling everybody

[chorus]

i don’t want to be [x4]

/ gavin degraw lyrics