that’s not me lyrics – beach boys

brian wilson & tony asher (irving music)
i had to prove that i could make it alone, but that’s not me,
i wanted to show how independent i’d grown, but that’s not me,
i’d try to be big in the eyes of the world
but what matters to me is what i could be to just one girl
i’m a little bit scared ’cause i haven’t been home in a long time.
you needed my love and i know that i left at the wrong time,

my folks when i wrote them and told ’em what i was up to said that’s not me,
went through all kinds of changes, took a look at myself and said that’s not me,
i miss my pad and the places i’ve known and every night as i lay there alone
i will dream
i once had a dream so i packed up and split for the city,
i soon found out that my lonely life wasn’t so pretty
i’m glad i went
now i’m that much more sure that we’re ready
i once had a dream so i packed up and split for the city,
i soon found out that my lonely life wasn’t so pretty
i once had a dream so i packed up and split for the city,
i soon found out that my lonely life wasn’t so pretty

/ beach boys lyrics