I Am I Said Lyrics

L.A.'s fine, the sun shines most of the time
And the feeling is 'laid back'
Palm trees grow, and rents are low
But you know I keep thinkin' about
Making my way back

Well I'm New York City born and raised
But nowadays, I'm lost between two shores
L.A.'s fine, but it ain't home
New York's home, but it ain't mine no more

"I am," I said
To no one there
An no one heard at all
Not even the chair
"I am," I cried
"I am," said I
And I am lost, and I can't even say why
Leavin' me lonely still

Did you ever read about a frog who dreamed of bein' a
And then became one
Well except for the names and a few other changes
If you talk about me, the story's the same one

But I got an emptiness deep inside
And I've tried, but it won't let me go
And I'm not a man who likes to swear
But I never cared for the sound of being alone

"I am," I said
To no one there
An no one heard at all
Not even the chair
"I am," I cried
"I am," said I
And I am lost, and I can't even say why
Leavin' me lonely still

Written by Neil Diamond

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Brooklyn September 1, 2012-15:32

Mindless junk? As compared to today's music where you can't even make out the lyrics. And then when you find out the lyrics, totally meaningless crap. Niel Diamond is a legend with qualities you would never understand. That's why you are where you are, nowhere going fast!
Evan December 19, 2013-10:20

This song boils down to having an empty spot in your heart...without knowing what it is. We try all kinds of crazy things to fill, drugs, sex, nicer cars, fancy homes. It doesn't matter if you are poor or super rich. Even Bono proclaimed he "still can't find what I'm looking for." I wish I had the answer for them. My best answer is from Curly in "City Slickers."

Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is?
[holds up one finger]
Curly: This.
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don't mean shit.
Mitch: But, what is the "one thing?"
Curly: [smiles] That's what *you* have to find out.
john June 25, 2012-8:26

If you learn the meaning it will not sound moronic. It;s a personal sound about a very bad time in his life. the chair is the type of counseling he used
Dave November 25, 2012-21:28

Its all good, He has filled many large arenas in his time and I have been preforming his songs since I was 17 and everyone who listens relates to it. I have only seen him live once but he relates his message with every song. I just takes pure talent. Something few people really have.
Tymm Grimm May 28, 2014-7:05

He is Jewish, his family, (in new york) rejects him because he's not following in the footsteps. now he's living in LA, (has success) "the frog being a king" But he feels empty, alone. Misses his family but an outcast to them. He has built success, but to them it is nothing, your belief and heritage you shunned to follow this worldly path. And Neal cries out in his lyrics; "I AM"! So that's the real story.
Becky July 25, 2012-14:23

He just knew what people feel when they were hurting, teh depth of music we listened to just doesn't seem to be there anymore, its all good...but its different now. Its all cool...
Felicita Cruz June 28, 2012-0:03

No matter how much money or fame you can still feel lonely and when your tears fall no can hear you if your alone. or feel the emtyiness in your heart
Andy Taylor February 7, 2011-14:16

It gives me chills,too. But only because it is the most moronic thing ever recorded!Not even the chair!Come on!Diamond is an idiot who sold mindless junk to other idiots!
Jim April 20, 2012-8:11

Andy's right. His music is great but man he just threw crap on paper and sung it. Lyrically his stuff is almost comical. It's that deep toned voice that gets em....
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