As I Am

As I Am

Dream Theater

Don't
Tell me what's in
Tell me how to write
Don't tell me how to win this
Fight
Isn't your life
It isn't your right
To take the only thing that's
Mine
Proven over time
It's over your head
Don't try to read between
The Lines
Are clearly defined
Never lose sight of something
You believe in

Takin' in the view from the outside
Feelin' like the underdog
Watchin' through the window I'm on the outside
Living like the underdog

I've been trying
To justify you
In the end I will
Just defy you

To those who understand,
I extend my hand
To the doubtful I demand
Take me as I am
Not under your command,
I know where I stand
I won't change to fit your plan
Take me as I am

As I am

Still
Running uphill
Swimming against the current
I wish I weren't so
Fucked
Feels like I'm stuck,
Lost in a sea of mediocrity
Slow down,
You're thinking too much,
Where is your soul
You cannot touch the way
I play,
Or tell me what to say
You're in the way
Of all that I believe in

Takin' in the view from the outside
Feelin' like the underdog
Watchin' through the window I'm on the outside
Living like the underdog

I've been wasting my breath
On you
Open mind will descend
Upon You

To those who understand,
I extend my hand
To the doubtful I demand
Take me as I am
Not under your command,
I know where I stand
I won't change to fit your plan
Take me as I am

[Guitar/Drum solos]

To those who understand,
I extend my hand
To the doubtful I demand
Take me as I am
Not under your command,
I know where I stand
I won't change to fit your plan
Take me as I am

As I am

Yeah!

As I am

Written by PETRUCCI, JOHN / PORTNOY, MICHAEL / MYUNG, JOHN / RUDESS, JORDAN
Published by Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics Provided By LyricFind Inc.

Chat About This Song