Bareilles, Sara - I Wanna Be Like Me Lyrics




Oh

What if I wanna be the one who
Never looks like anybody?
What if I wanna be the one who
Goes her own way?

Would you still believe in someone like me?

What if I wanna be the one who
Doesn't belong here?
What if I wanna be the one who
Won't fit in?

Would you find a new way to make room for me?

What if I don't wanna be like you?
Not to make you cry
What if I don't wanna be like you?
Just because I was made to be exactly like me

What if I don't wanna be like you?
Not to tear you down
What if I don't wanna be like you?
Because I found I was made to be exactly like me
I wanna be like me

Oh

What if I wanna be the one who
Doesn't need to hide?
What if I wanna be the one who
Won't apologize?
I'm not the enemy
Unless that's what you choose to see

What if I wanna be the one who
You never understand?
Do you ever think you'll ever want to still try to hold my hand?
To get through to you I'm still trying to

What if I don't wanna be like you?
Not to make you cry
What if I don't wanna be like you?
Just because I was made to be exactly like me

What if I don't wanna be like you?
Not to tear you down
What if I don't wanna be like you?
Because I found I was made to be exactly like me
I wanna be like me

[Break]

What if I don't wanna be like you?
What if I don't wanna be like you?
What if I don't wanna be like you?
What if I don't wanna be like you?

What if I don't wanna be like you?
Not to tear you down
What if I don't wanna be like you?
Because I found I was made to be exactly like me
I wanna be like me





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Bareilles, Sara I Wanna Be Like Me Comments
  1. Joisu121

    I really needed this song today. I'm so grateful for Sara Bareilles. Thank you for sharing!!!

  2. Mike Raftery

    Sara knows how to use her artistic license to the full potential

  3. Catherine Willis

    Why isn’t this available on Apple Music right now????

  4. brandy hazlett

    This song has really good meaning to it you have to be who you are an not have anyone change who u r but loves you for who you are

  5. brandy hazlett

    I think this song is great

  6. Lesleigh Hart

    Just the most positive song ever - about yourself and about others.

  7. The Shortfellows - speak softly and play the piano

    Beautiful! I love how sweet and soulful it is with the violins, while at the same time fiercely independent. Sometimes there's no reason to apologize; people don't know what you're going through. "I'm not the enemy/Unless you want the truth to see..." This is exactly what I needed to hear!

  8. girlie dyke

    This wasn't on the album. But I really wish it would have been.

  9. Neil omwera

    A clear direction chartered for those who are different

  10. kapilmerc

    D, you are beautiful you. But will you let me be me

  11. kapilmerc

    D, be like you. Always. I love you just the way you are

  12. Bettyd wanti

    ☺☺☺

  13. Jessu Erica Mari Bravante

    This is my song to my parents :'( I love them and I know they mean well but I just wanna be like me :'(

  14. Emily rose

    I wish this song was on Spotify love this so true and a good message

  15. China Gorospe

    I HAVEN'T HEARD THIS BEFORE. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?

    Kate DP

    Same. I thought I've heard every single Sara B. song. Turns out I haven't come across this gem.

  16. Zowie Madison

    love the song and the video is great but I'm pretty sure some of the lyrics are off...

  17. andré valeroso

    I hate sara bareilles. My most hated artist. Because she understands all my inside personality. We're exactly the same. Gosh, Her music and philosophy always make me happy and sad. I hate you. Why you have that gift?

    Camera's Apprentice

    If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

    brandy hazlett

    1st off just cuz she is gifted an can sing songs that relates to us all in ways don't mean that you have to to hate her be thankful that Sara Bareilles songs make you an happy an sad at the same time cuz it just a reminder that we are feel something in this messed up life we created, An that we are human with feelings, but if you hate her why listen to her music?? A lot of her song reminds me of the times I had with my sister Melissa who passed away when she was 15 an I was only 12, an I'm grateful for that.

  18. Timothy Goodfellow

    I'm a right wing drunk that drinks and drives and I know what I can be. Will everyone accept me? Didn't think so! I was made to be a drunk and I can promise you that. I love being a drunk but I put others in risk while I'm drunk.

    Corina Soto

    lol, wtf?

  19. Juanita Leal

    OMG I never heard this song. And I absolutely love it!
    Sara is so awesome

  20. Love B

    How is she so awesome ? Like seriously ? All her songs touch my heart.

  21. Ritu Neupane

    its gonna be my another favorite song 😊

  22. Taehee Kim

    OMG I love this song! Thanks Dani for making this lyric vid! This is the only one I could find!

  23. Christina Weber

    I always thought the line was I'm not the enemy unless that's what you choose to see. What does "unless you want the truth to see" mean in that context? That I'm not the enemy unless you look at the truth? That doesn't seem to fit.

  24. sofuggit

    This song! Yes, and Thank You.

  25. Gloria Bullock

    Big thanks to Sara Barellies, she has saved my life and gotten me through a messy break up and made me realize I'm worth more than how I've been treated. Now, I finally wanna be like me without apologizing for it

  26. Mini Yoshi

    You said this is on her album 'The Blessed Unrest' and I have that album but it's not on there... Where can I get this song?

    MTZProject

    You get it when you buy the iTunes version of the album

    Mini Yoshi

    @MTZProject Ah okay, thank you very much! That's annoying. I guess I'll just have to go and buy it as a single off of iTunes. There's no way I'm not having this song on my iPod!

    MTZProject

    The only song you won't be able to get is root down that song was a preorder bonus you're going to have to download it from a video search videotomp3 and just follow the instructions

  27. Julia Cole

    Whenever she says "made to be exactly like me" I think of State of Grace by Taylor Swift. I dunno, that might just be me.

  28. Dana

    My aunt told me that every time she listens to this song she thinks of me, I think that's a pretty good compliment (:

  29. sailinaudi ShenYixuan

    my thoughts exactly =) why go around comparing when it makes you unhappy..
    I LOVE THE ME NOW! don't you too? =)

  30. Darcy Jackson

    I love Sara more than anyone else ever . Gosh she's amazing . ♥

    jasmine bigalbal

    ilove the song

  31. Las Estaciones Del Corazon

    This sounds just perfect for a Tarzan soundtrack <3 

    LOVE YOU SARA <3

  32. Lyandra Costa

    this is so me haha

  33. Alan Lare

    she's good...but not nearly as good as NIIC who perfected this song

    CC Vegetarian Violinist (Asia Cleveland)

    It's amazing! =3

    ybanez03

    i din't like it...

    Kari Lynn

    the niic version sucks. this is the original. she's an amazing singer. i think this is my favorite songs of hers

    CC Vegetarian Violinist (Asia Cleveland)

    Lol I'm beginning to think it sucks as well. I keep coming back to this version

  34. Mr. McClintock

    Wow great song

  35. Lauren Kerridge

    Love this song! :D

  36. katierosefun

    EST SONG EVER!!!

  37. Saffron fae

    So ... we have those like myself that have no choice than to just be ME.... and learn to not care about living up to others ideas of ME....sometimes we come to a point when we ask ourselves.... am I me?... or I am I being you?.. if we are not like most people .... more than likely we are the TRUE ME;s.... that is just my opinion.

  38. Alison Ewing

    Can you get a karaoke / instrumental of this song?

  39. gabby quiroz

    this my favorite song on cd even thought I didn't get it :(

  40. thecolorofmyheart

    love this song <3

  41. Dani

    I got it when I downloaded the entire album on itunes, sorry you didn't get it:(

  42. Brianna Jimenez

    I don't have this song on my cd!!! D:
    I love this song and I'm sad now!
    Love you Sara!!!

  43. Carmela B.

    Thank youuuu !! :*