Louise, Emma - Just The Way I Am Lyrics




Well I'm walking around
Walking around with my head down chasing words you said
And I've done it again
Gone and stepped on your fingers when you were only trying to help
And sometimes I think if you could separate yourself from me you'd be better off
But somehow you always seem to stick around even though I bring you down

But if I can't change
Will you still love me the same?
Oh yes you will, just the way I am
Just the way I am

And you're perfect to me
God must've been so generous when he served up a soul like yours
But when it comes to me
I enjoy too much while I'm selfish and I'm overindulged
And I say let me be but
Somehow you always to stay by my side
And I'm glad you know what I mean
Even when I can't make up my mind

But if I can't change
Will you still love me the same?
Well yes you will

Just the way I am
Just the way I am
Just the way I am

When I'm falling over in slow motion
Just the way I am
When I'm melting through the cracks of your floorboards
Just the way I am
When I'm a ghost walking through your front door
Just the way I am
When I can't give you all the love you deserve





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  1. Praise Mhlanga

    I love ur vids Emma

  2. Scarlet Pimpernel

    Ohhhhh myyyyyyyyyyy Godddddddddddddd....Well, Emma USED to be a good singer.

    Reminds me of the Band Perry-they started out so well too.....

  3. Christian Samson

    People commenting she sounds like a man, she actually just sounds like her self using her voice in a different way, and this album is AMAZING

  4. Петр

    Trinity from Matrix. is its you? https://youtu.be/relfz3ZFsZA

  5. johnnycockatoo100

    "preyed upon" by Tanita Tikaram - nice deep voice too

  6. Thea Leeds

    Please make songs again just like this. This made my depression depressed Hmm

  7. Robert Garvan Snyder

    I love this song so much. Her pitched down voice is like a yin to Bon Iver's yang. Working on an edit that samples this track heavily.

  8. ochsblogger

    There is a problem with doing this of course (down-pitching). You can't do it live and in concert. There is a precedent. In the 1970's there was a singer named Andy Kim with a hit "Rock Me Gently". They sped it up to make him sound younger and he couldn't do it in concert. It was a career limiter. I became an Emma Louise fan because of the purity of her flawless natural voice that sent shivers up and down my spine. There were no discordant harmonics in it. This is an expressive song, but your have taken out the X factor dimensions that come with natural frequency by slowing it down. There is too much pseudo reverb which is unnatural. (Obviously just my opinion).

  9. Sand Man

    Very brave and idealistic concept. I love what this song is trying to convey to the listeners.

  10. Chris Mathers

    I love you baby.

  11. Ruben Britches

    I love this singing style of hers...the earlier singing lacked something for me....this is cool.

  12. Saf

    question: has Emma become transgender ? I'm a bit confused

    Jota C

    In her words: “I didn’t have a male counterpart to balance myself,” she explains. “I filled in the male and became the masculine. I had no feminine mothering and softness, and I was very harsh on myself.” This album concept was created during what she calls "a masculine phase" in her life, she didn't use to wear "feminine" clothes, colors or makeup, her tone and notes don't go out of a man's range and the lyrics are harsh. That's why she said she needed to use another voice, because that wasn't truly who she was.

    Sand Man

    @Jota C what an idealistic concept. I am liking this so much

    Hadif AlShamsi

    @Jota C so this is HER singing?

  13. Maria

    You can catch these hands if u dont like her voice in this...spectrum and multiple tones is a blessing for my ears love falling apart makes my legs shake

  14. sHESbrOKen

    wheres her voice

  15. cait_101

    This song, your voice and the album are INSANE! your vocals are amazing- and blowing my mind! congratulations on doing something so incredible.

  16. Mateo Sanchis

    This is the bravest and most interesting thing I've seen in years. Also, the songs are awesome. History in the making.

  17. star girl

    What happened to her voice? I listened to her last album and she did not sound like this...I'm so confused

  18. TheChronicnerd

    Her voice is not only fine, it is amazing! i can see why some might be not used to this but give it a chance. Listen til the end, the ending is amazing, will give you goose bumps.

  19. RtD3

    Great Stuff! Keep Creating!!!

  20. Marvin Show Time

    I have a weird boner right now

    tony webster

    That's what she gets when she sees a fun and an aborgine.

  21. eesha alles

    I love the voice of Joseph <3 Hauntingly beautiful. And wow, your eyes in this- chilling, but also very beautiful. I love this album so much x

  22. Petar Tolich

    absolutely haunting song.....love it. on loop at my house

  23. Jay Kay

    Blah blah, oh your voice!! Shut up...seriously. This album is one of the most daring and beautiful things I've ever heard. Sorry everyone wants her to be some basic pop star, seriously fuck off and acquire some taste. Listen to something more than what's shoved down your stupid consumer throat's and grow enough musical sence to know between beauty and fodder.

  24. UP Farms

    Sooooo ridiculous people are judging her voice on a song called "Just The Way I Am".

    tony webster

    Do she like 'aborgines' for just they way they are? Or would she prefer it, if they become white, sorry, pineapple people like her, and all the devorens.

  25. Mary Tran

    Well I'm walking around
    Walking around with my head down chasing words you said
    And I've done it again
    Gone and stepped on your fingers when you were only trying to help
    And sometimes I think if you could separate yourself from me you'd be better off
    But somehow you always seem to stick around even though I bring you down

    But if I can't change
    Will you still love me the same?
    Oh yes you will, just the way I am
    Just the way I am

    And you are perfect to me
    God must have been so generous when he served up a soul like yours
    But when it comes to me
    I enjoy too much and I'm selfish and I'm over indulged
    And I say let me be bad
    Somehow you always seem to stay by my side
    And I'm glad that you know what I mean even when I can't make up my mind

    But if I can't change
    Will you still love me the same?
    Oh yes you will, just the way I am
    Just the way I am

    Just the way I am when
    When I'm falling over in slow motion
    Just the way I am
    When I'm melting through the cracks of your floorboards
    Just the way I am
    When I''m a ghost walking through your front door
    Just the way I am
    When I can't give you all the love you deserve

  26. MrKeysjimmy

    Alot of your "fans" seem to be wankers.... i really love this album...and i introduced it to friends on the weekend an they fell inlove with it. And some friends at work were saying they loved it when we heard a song on the radio the other day....keep doing u. Pushing your creative limits and making something special that can tugg on your emotions after the 1st 30seconds. Thanks 4 that 😊

    Lindsey Ann

    They aren't true fans. In my opinion :)

    tony webster

    The queen of the Netherlands isn't a fan.

  27. Kkidzz

    Please make the next album only minus six(-6) semitones....... p l e a s e

  28. M0RPHIOS

    I'm not only completely inlove with this song. But the character and emotions aswell!

  29. M0RPHIOS

    This is the song I never knew I needed but always knew I wanted <3. Love it!

  30. Guile Gonzalez

    I dont like pero nada

  31. madarichards

    You are all stupid. Asking " what happened to your beautiful voice"?

  32. Matthew McClelland

    Love this so much. Take away her name and actually listen to the emotion and the quality of her tone. Awesome concept album! Also, listen to "Never making plans again". If that doesn't make you a blubbering mess, you have no soul haha

  33. Anya Roman

    Despite of the negative comments, I still love this project, especially this song in particular. I just hope to hear your voice again soon. :)

  34. emabiker

    Inaudible! Drag queen effect, with all respect for drag queens!
    Throw away Auto-Tune and Pitch Shifter, please ... nothing is more emotional than a natural and true voice!

    Jota C

    In Emma's words, she has a different voice because she was a different person. The pitch shift doesn't change the fact that it's hauntingly beautiful the way she sings, a woman lost in masculinity trying to find herself again, that's why it wouldn't make sense for her to use her real voice, it would be a lie.

    Sand Man

    The change of the voice pitch is very experimental. How I hear it is very new and unique which is very interesting. I appreciate her for doing this.

  35. Cindayyee

    beautiful music video. this entire project is so beautiful and reveals a side of yourself that i'm so glad to be able to hear.

    tony webster

    How about her other side? Do you know her last name? She's eager for you not to know. It's called devoren.

  36. Dewa Eryadi

    Magnifique

  37. Anne-Maree Gray

    I really love these slowed down versions. I woke up this morning with this song in my head. Very clever, Emma, and really creative.♥

  38. Sylfka1992

    Awww... :( Beautiful song, but... we miss your real voice. I understand that's something different, but if better? I'm not sure.

  39. s n

    wonderful song, lyrics and character.

  40. bfarrellmusic

    THIS IS FUCKING EPIC. PURE ART.

  41. Chris

    You're blowing these poor people's minds, lol. Love this.

  42. Richard Price Elliott

    really, really big mistake.

  43. Aaron Unknown

    Sounds like a man wtf?

    Kerry Takashi

    That is because it is a man. Transgender. You can see the big jaw and the brow ridge. The ears are low. Big skull.

    Kerry Takashi

    The shaved down brow bones, huge jaw, big shoulders, long arms aren't concepts. Those are male features. They are pitching the voice lower because the hormones are probably failing this one and they need to cover for a deepening voice. I've looked at earlier videos and the voice pitch isn't radically different.

  44. Yosolovedovideos

    fuck you and this fucking voice emma! before u were fantastic!! it’s sure this album will be a flop!!!! fuck of!!!!!

    Rick Chazan

    Francesca Troppi whilst I respect your right to have an opinion, there is no need to get personal.

  45. Ami SENE

    Pure love 💗😍

  46. Catherine Maltman

    I understand her want to go in a new direction, but as someone who has loved her voice for YEARS, I'm not really into this. Kudos to her for doing it though. It's a bold move and I will always support her. That being said, I'm gonna have fun chucking this into my computer and pitching it up so we can both have what we want! :)

    Ijtaba Hussain

    @Adrian Schmadrian Does that not cause an issue with the instrumental / backing music? I'm thinking of trying this as well, should be interesting

    Adrian Schmadrian

    IH: Yes, it does. But I found that listening to the album as originally released was, to be blunt, unlistenable. Joseph's voice just sounds _wrong_ to me. A gimmick. Emma is the artist, she has every right to record and release songs as she sees fit. I am in no way arguing with that. But as a listener, I have the freedom to listen to music as I prefer...or not listen at all. For me, the truth is that the 'pitch-adjusted' versions feature the voice I loved when I began listening to her. I'm a happy camper now. (P.S. The album should have been released in the form that Imogen Heap has with hers; same songs, different takes. For Imogen, the second version featured only the instrumentals. For Emma, it would have meant releasing the Joseph and Josephless versions.)

    Jesse Davidson

    y'all are fucking nerds this is good

    Lindsey Ann

    Adrian Schmadrian  She did not want to release Josephless. That's the point. I get it. I was taken aback when I first listened because I expected her original voice, but it brings about a different emotional viewpoint. It's kinda melancholic which just makes sense for her lyrics. To me, it sounds like a very deep voiced woman. It doesn't even sound like a dude. Although, it totally could be at the same time. If you want her pretty, normal voice then I don't think you listen as a true fan. It's sorta like lust...if you understand what I mean. Would you rather she not release anything at all? She'll have future albums with a normal voice. Must suck not being able to handle change well. But to each their own.

    Adrian Schmadrian

    @Lindsey Ann "If you want her pretty, normal voice then I don't think you listen as a true fan." Thanks for the judgementalism. Much appreciated. LOL I'm glad I've been able to alter the release; I love it. (Naturally, had I a perverse streak, I could 'Joseph' _all_ her material. Fortunately I don't, so I won't.)

  47. Lemmiegirl

    So chilling <3

  48. RezaGamer1800

    Hay from Iraq

  49. MJ BeLIEver

    Beautiful voice

  50. Andrey Oliveira

    I love you so much, but this voice sound so fake to me, your real voice used to make me so emotional!

    musicfan75432

    at least, it's not cloaked in autotune. then, we'd really have something to cry about. sounds real enough for me .

    Maria

    Dont claim u a fan bro pid. Sorry it ain't high sorry she has more than one tone

    Thea Leeds

    But the heavenly voice of emma before really really feels like i went to heaven.

    Hackarma

    You're implying that's not her real voice :l

  51. hatake kakashi

    how did her voice changed sooo much?

    hueseph

    hatake kakashi melodyne.

    Rae C

    @hueseph wat

    tony webster

    When you make false allegations. It usually Changes.

    Jota C

    Her whole album is down one key.

  52. Franco Vasquez

    Amo demasiado tu música ojalá pudiera verte en un en vivo

  53. Franco Vasquez

    I really love your project

  54. Tanini

    EMMMMAA WHERES YOUR BEAUTIFUL VOICE IM REALLY CONFUSED 😐

    Maria

    Open ur eyes u fuck, sorry she does more than one tone. Sorry for the most perfect spectrum a human voice can have

    Jabez Gill

    [email protected] ....her voice is entirely effected by sound fx...this isn't a "tone" she is doing. it is a vocal effect. Just because someone prefers her natural voice (personally I think these songs would sound amazing in her natural voice without modulation) doesn't mean they are attacking her. Take a chill pill.

    hueseph

    I guess I’m not the only one who hears the irony in this song. I love her song writing but this is anything but just the way she is. It’s like she’s running away from just the way she is. Just being honest.