I am what I am - I am my own special creation.
So come take a look, give me the hook or the ovation.
It's my world that I want to have a little pride in
My word, and it's not a place I have to hide in
Life's not worth a damn, 'til you can say: I am what I am!
I am what I am, I don't want praise, I don't want pity
I bang my own drum, some think it's noise, I think it's pretty.
And so what if I love each feather and each spangle,
Why not try and see things from a diff'rent angel?
Your life is a sham, 'til you can shout out: I am what I am!
|: I am what I am, and what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck - sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces.
It's one life, and there's no return and no deposit:
One life, so it's time to open up your closet.
Life's not worth a damn 'til you can shout out: I am what I am! :|
I am, I am, I am useful, I am, I am, I am true.
I am, I am somebody. I am as good as new. Yes I am what I am!