Vanessa Amorosi - This Is Who I Am Lyrics




I spend my life, trying to do things right
but all I do is fall to my face with my hands on my head so many times
but then I learnt, after being burnt
to get back up and push straight on
stop the tears people move on, on

[Chorus]
Well it’s alright to be myself
now I’ve learnt to stand
well it’s ok to be just who I am
I spent years really hating me
longing to be friends, now I hope that you can understand
This is who I am

Now when life gets tough
I’m quick to hurry up
I run all day, I run through the night
I break down walls, I hit up high
I don’t care if I’m fat, or if you think my clothes are bad
‘cos I can go to sleep at night, I’m a good person and I’ll get by

[Chorus]
Well It’s alright to be myself
now I’ve learnt to stand
well it’s ok to be just who I am
I spent years really hating me
longing to be friends, now I hope that you can understand
This is who I am

Are you someone, are you someone, are you someone, someone like me
you deserve, you deserve, you deserve to be free
cause the world will keep spinning, and you’ll be trapped in it

[Chorus]
Well it’s alright to be myself
now I’ve learnt to stand
well it’s ok to be just who I am
I’ve spent years really hating me
longing to be friends, now I hope that you can understand
This is who I am





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Vanessa Amorosi This Is Who I Am Comments
  1. Diana Aherne

    Sounds like the joker fast forwarded in tha main chorus lol

  2. rosshancocks

    Fantastic made my night

  3. James Calley

    Just saw her doing songs on carols in the domain 2019 and thought have a look at her old stuff on YouTube. She's bloody awesome!

  4. hefirey milhim

    holy moly she is on tour

  5. Vilma Foley

    What happens to Vanessa!

    TheDinoKitteh

    New album came out last year

  6. Wesley Soares

    she's awesome! OMG i love all her songs. GOODBYE YOU, HELLO ME <3

  7. michael taylor

    She has a touch of class above the ordinary

  8. michael taylor

    She and Jessica are the top pop singers in Australia

  9. Neil Angus

    This girl can do anything
    She has a sensational voice

  10. The Australian Health Show

    great video ♡♡ looking good

  11. Elizabeth Crossley

    Holy crap ive never seen this version!!! Wow! Bangin!

  12. Christian Ball

    G I Vanessa Adam marino

  13. dumbo7429

    They use this in a loop at full volume to torture imates at Guantanimo Bay

  14. Neil Angus

    She needs a really good producer who can bring out her full potential
    Because she could blow the world apart with those vocals
    I heard her sing Janis Joplin's Ball and chain
    Janis would have been proud

  15. djperryboy

    Amazing!

  16. Ramesh G

    i have no words

  17. Philippe Milne

    it sound like she is choking on a banana at the end

  18. Cameron Jeffrey

    sexy chick

  19. Lou Lou

    This girl had always been totally underrated. Such a strong, awesome voice.

  20. Mrs J 02

    Underrated. We should be hearing more from this voice

  21. Furbish

    I used to love this song when I was younger.. I still love it! <3

  22. Pothead Pikachu

    Ahh good memories of my edgy 12 year old self.

    James Griffiths

    Never forget who you are 😊

  23. Noahide

    Life goes on Vanessa. I'll still be there for you as a fan 20 years from now, though. Count on it, babe.

  24. Nate Whitelaw

    i get that she wants to be sexy (which is fine) but when you're wearing a corset as you sing the line "i don't care if I'm fat" it kinda goes against the message of the song

  25. Gloria Small

    thanx :)

  26. Gloria Small

    m.k you choose well

  27. VoyageOne1

    Sounds like a cross between Pink and Kelly Clarkson

  28. Mariano Moscovita

    Actually I posted #thisiswhoiam on instagram and this song is fantastic.

  29. Ace Ace

    amazing voice, please keep making music.......

  30. Zoe Nunan

    Miss you Vanessa :)

    Sophie Parry

    Zoe N she is my cousin she wants to do Music still but she has had an accident she has torn a tissue in her body and is recovering

  31. iz9812

    When you gotta use a public bathroom 1:19

    ElectroFantasy21

    Dis. Lol.

    Andrew Webster

    iz9812 😄😄

  32. Andrew Rae

    I love that laugh

    Nick Dip

    Its the guitar

  33. Danny Selway

    love it

  34. Joe Wing

    Where is the Original MV .. I like that one 😊

  35. Miyu Neko ninja

    Dat cleavage doh.

  36. KATE AND JASON

    Love this song

  37. chung2F5

    Resonant E5s, F#5s, G#5s, B5s... #SLAIN.

    I Worship Gays And Satan

    I know, it's incredible

  38. Freudian Slip

    She needs to get her ass into gear and get recording again!!

  39. Lautaro Rossi

    I do Body Pump and this is the song for squats. I don't know why this song makes me so happy and gives me lots of energy

    Mitchy Babe

    Lautaro Rossi
    I can relate. Lately when I wake up I've been putting my earphones in and getting jiggy to wake myself up lol

  40. Iva Evans

    LET ME SEE

  41. Iva Evans

    AMSIHU THE WOMAN WHO THINKS SHE MAKEING FOOL OFF THE WORLD.

  42. Iva Evans

    you doing a good job a new song would be lovely.

  43. FlowerGardenGirl

    i love this song

  44. nickstars

    I miss her wish she would do more-she's so amazing & underated

    michael taylor

    She was wonderful at olympics

  45. NSLM

    Why... The hell... Is she doing the whole "Sexy" thing?

    It doesn't suit the song and it doesn't suit her.

    What happened to the Vanessa Amorosi from The Power, Shine, and Steam?

    NSLM

    @Amber Webb Okay then "Provocative". Btw no, she isn't sexy. She's more beautiful without the slutty nonsense.

    @Alan cross "Sexy is confidence" Nope. I've been judged my whole life, on my physical appearance not anything else so you're being about as naive as a Christian.

    Alan cross

    You need to find better people to be around then unfortunately, I've learnt that you need to own your own body not let other people dictate who you are as a person. Also not all Christians are naive speaking as a Christian who is also gay.

    Marco Polo

    @NSLM Well taking a quote from her song. People move on...

    NSLM

    ^ That's a good point, I guess.

    Mark Conforti

    @NSLM Eh She wanted a No.1 single and she got it with this!

  46. Travis Fisher

    I love that creepy laugh guitar riff they do, bloody smart!

    NSLM

    @Travis Fisher Whatchu mean man? Why is it smart?

    Travis Fisher

    @NSLM I haven't heard any guitar player do something like that before.... I don't really listen to much music in general just like how I rarely ever watch tv.

    FUNSIZED MARSBAR

    She does that with her voice and covering the microphone a certain way.

    Otniel Romeo

    Yes. That effect sounds unique.

  47. Iva Evans

    Just another song about iva

  48. Random stuff

    This is who I am.... "Dying chook singing".........

    Random stuff

    Ahahaha XD @***** 

  49. Mônaco Oliveira

    So amazing!!!

  50. Nick F

    She is a really good singer and has nice songs. She deserves a lot more appreciation.

    Lisa Jankovic

    yep totally agree

    Peace

    @Nick F All her songs are phenomenal!

    Eoin

    Nick F Unfortunately, most of her songs were only released in Australia

  51. sdawdler

    She is 4 octaves though.

  52. maballs bunghole

    this song is horrible

    Gregory C

    is it? I like it.....

  53. barry waller

    Great to see you back again...amazing voice

  54. Jackie .Chacko

    After coming out of the closet after years of trying to be straight this is my jam when people refuse to acknowledge the fact that homosexuality is natural. This is who I am :)

    watchettv

    its not natural, youre delusional if you think that, but is it a crime, or does it make someone any less of a human being or make anyone deserve less respect? no

    Alan cross

    depends on your definition of normal and what you've been brought up with as a home life. 

    Alan cross

    @watchettv nature intends us to be whoever we want to be not what society dictates for us to be. You can say nature intends for us not to be animals all you want but still doesn't change the fact that evolution is proven fact and humans have adapted to circumstances eg same sex relationship.

    watchettv

    @Alan cross we've got different perspectives on life i guess, you feel the need to make up excuses for being gay, to justify it.

    i dont make any excuses, its not natural, but its not wrong if it involves two consenting adults

    Meredith Grey

    @watchettv and you're a fuckwit

  55. Zoe Fuller

    This who I am

  56. Aussie High

    Flicking hair, grinding on front of car, dressed like a tramp. hhmmm no thanks

    Isabella Ramkissoon

    Kkkkkkkmmm

    DPN

    lol it's meant to contradict her lyrics you halfwit..

  57. revesbyboy revesbyboy

    I love Vanessa.  Its a pity that she didnt become a mega international star.

    Freudian Slip

    There's still time revesbyboy :)

    Elizabeth Crossley

    Just.. you... wait...

  58. Victoria Emylia Green

    "This Is Who I Am"

    I spend my life, trying to do things right
    but all I do is fall to my face with my hands on my head so many times
    but then I learnt, after being burnt
    to get back up and push straight on
    stop the tears people move on, on

    [Chorus]
    Well it’s alright to be myself
    now I’ve learnt to stand
    well it’s ok to be just who I am
    I spent years really hating me
    longing to be friends, now I hope that you can understand
    This is who I am

    Now when life gets tough
    I’m quick to hurry up
    I run all day, I run through the night
    I break down walls, I hit up high
    I don’t care if I’m fat, or if you think my clothes are bad
    ‘cos I can go to sleep at night, I’m a good person and I’ll get by

    [Chorus]
    Well It’s alright to be myself
    now I’ve learnt to stand
    well it’s ok to be just who I am
    I spent years really hating me
    longing to be friends, now I hope that you can understand
    This is who I am

    Are you someone, are you someone, are you someone, someone like me
    you deserve, you deserve, you deserve to be free
    cause the world will keep spinning, and you’ll be trapped in it

    [Chorus]
    Well it’s alright to be myself
    now I’ve learnt to stand
    well it’s ok to be just who I am
    I’ve spent years really hating me
    longing to be friends, now I hope that you can understand
    This is who I am

  59. Stormageddon

    yes it is...in this one shes sitting in the bathroom - BIG WHOOP! in the original one shes out there in different outfits probably expressing different kinds of people and their personalities.

  60. Darkrace12

    why the fuck isn't this on the top of the charts worldwide?

  61. Robin Lian

    better than all those American artists who uses auto-tuned to sell records

  62. Rey Hand

    I like you

  63. James Drotini

    Cool song

  64. James Drotini

    Cool son

  65. RX8DJ

    she looks great

  66. Annick Myburgh

    I really like this song!!! She's an amazing singer (3:08, but also through the whole song) and the lyrics are just perffff

  67. MrTurfed

    this song should be made big because its a great song, great vocals and great message

  68. Callum Meyler

    I love the way the male actor in this is someone from my family hahahahha

  69. Tenshifyre

    But it's what has been done with those 4 chords!

  70. Clemens

    4 chords aren't that brilliant sry

  71. Clemens

    4 chords

  72. CypKitty

    For so long I thought this was a Kelly Clarkson song. Love this song in Body Pump!

  73. Brit Wa

    her fat? she has the nicest body ive ever seen!

    michael taylor

    She is adorable

  74. Dani Bassingthwaighte

    Your clothes aren't bad at all

  75. aussie kunt

    They changed the video

  76. Freudian Slip

    And YES Ness it's alright to be yourself! You are a beautiful person inside and out babe!

  77. Freudian Slip

    This is who she is, take it or leave it, but never judge!!!

  78. johanne dasilva

    This song is brilliant!!!

  79. cs512tr

    she's gorgeous
    great figure and smile

  80. cooolboi

    I want her featuring with Kelly Clarkson .. It would be amazing

  81. mungobrass

    Have you seen the "Perfect" Clip? Not that I'm stalking her but she looks pretty perfect in that too :)

  82. Ed Wright

    I've been thinking about the lyric, I think Nessa looks Phat and I think her clothes are Bad

  83. Shannon Pope

    No it isn't.

  84. Paige Marion

    it clearly states in the song how she spent years hating herself.... hence the body modifications... but body modifications dont change the character

  85. yvette guatta

    love V dancing in this video clip :D hotttttt

  86. Stormageddon

    @longjohnproduction wtf is wrong with you....your basically agreeing people shouldn't be themselves.

  87. Stormageddon

    The original video clip is better

  88. heysista321

    this was no. 1 in australia!!!!

  89. Perthgirl

    Great song and I was going to use it to inspire teenage girls in class to be themeselves and not try and live up to other's expectations of what they should look like, however, I'm really disappointed in the video Vanessa as by having a video where you wear a tiny outfit, with artifical breasts and very high stilletos, you are going against everything that you say in the video as it looks like you are trying to live up to others' expectations of what you should look like.

  90. Tamika King

    BEST FUCKING SONG EVER!!!!!!1

  91. Ja An

    WTF has this got only 140 000 views?

  92. padman1234

    can see why she used a NYC taxi, the Melbourne yellow taxis are useless

  93. ej1bi2si3di4

    why shes not popular now ? she has very very great voice

  94. ThisIsntAChannel33

    @jjeyed69 Yeah, so what is she had a nose job? The message from this song is saying "We are who we are", if we have a nose job, well thats who we are, and it's fine.

    <3 you Vanessa and can't wait to see you!

  95. G C

    proactively I am hot for u, just kidding, u are perfect ;)

  96. Tegan Bailey

    best voice in australia!

  97. Tim Lee

    this is my favourite vanessa song!!!

  98. Jackie Powers

    vanessa is beautiful and has an amazing voice! she is a true australian icon