who am i lyrics – nina simone

who am i?

who am i?
was it all planned in advance
or was i just born by chance
in july?

who on earth am i?
my friends only think of fun
they’re such a curious lot
must i be the only one
who thinks, these
mysterious thoughts

some day, i’ll die
will i ever live again
as a mountain lion
or a rooster, or a hen
or a robin, or a wren
or a fly?

oh, who am i?

do you believe in reincarnation?
do you believe in reincarnation?
were you ever here before?
have you ever had dreams
that you knew were true?

some time, before in your life
have you ever had that experience?
so you must question
all the truths that you know
all the love in the life
that you know and say
who am i?

will i ever live again
as a mountain lion
or a rooster, or a hen
or a robin, or a wren
or a fly?

if i’m one of those lives
that have been reincarnated again
an’ again an’ again an’ again
an’ again an’ again

oh, who am i?

/ nina simone lyrics