Song Number Two: I Am Me
Jan 02, 2015 • ∞
A little over a year ago I made a public committment to create a new song in the following week, with the goal of making it a recurring accomplishment. The first week proved that I was actually able to write, record, and publish a song in one week. The second week, and each week ever since proved otherwise. As I mentioned when I made the initial committment there were a lot of excuses, and they wouldn’t suddenly go away. Well, they didn’t, but I also didn’t make the time necessary to overcome them.
With the holiday break I finally got around to recording another song. From the notes I have I can see that I had the first gem of an idea for it on May 4th, 2013, and finished writing it on May 11th. I’ve struggled a bit with this particular song because the chorus is so esoteric and borderline intentionally opaque. Rather than fully explain what I mean, both in my description of the song, and in the song itself, I’ll let the audio and the lyrics stand for themselves.
Projections up upon the screen faded and a bit blurry They're all you see, of me They're all you see, of me The distance grows behind I'm gettting further and further away From what I, want, to be From what I, want, to be I am not him, I. Am. Me. I am not him, I. Am. Me. Shadows creeping in on me Telling me that its too late And that it just won't be And that it just won't be But I am not him, I. Am. Me. I am not him, I. Am. Me. No I'm not him, I. Am. Me. I am not him, That's not me. Shadows fall apart on me Falling further until I see, that theres, Shadows falling down on me Falling further till I see What kind of man, I'll, be What kind of man, I'll, be I am not him, I. Am. Me. I am not him, I. Am. Me. No I'm not him, I. Am. Me.