i’ve got to be somebody lyrics – royal billy joe

i never had any reason
for ambition or drive
in fact, i never had anybody
that cared if i’m alive

but then one day she came my way
and i heard a voice within me say
don’t let her get away
whatever you do

but i never thought
that this could be
that she would ever
look at me seriously

[chorus]
and that’s why
i’ve got to be somebody
i’m down on my knees
begging please please please please
i’ve got to win her love for me

i grew up on the sidewalks
got along the best i could
mama worked all day long
and papa was no good

i’ve never asked for much before
but here i am at heaven’s door
so help me please
don’t let her p*ss me by

’cause i’d rather die than see
her love turn into sympathy for me

(chorus)

got to be somebody
got to be somebody
so tired of being a n*body

i’ve got to be somebody
i’m down on my knees
begging please please please please
i’ve got to win her love for me

/ royal billy joe lyrics