I Am

by Kerry JK

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Do you feel insignificant and lost? Do you fear you're wasting life just chasing par? Take comfort knowing that the creature in the mirror Is not necessarily the person that you are Are trapped in a cocoon not of your making Built from expectations heaped on you since accident of birth? Break down the walls and let your wings unfold And show the world exactly what you're worth And if they try to put you in your place To put you in disgrace You just look them in the eye and say, I am! I am amazing I am fantastic I am human I am beautiful You can't control me You won't destroy me I have strength, I have power I'm on top of the world Do you worry about what other people think? Let no-one else dictate what you should be A battle fought and lost can still be worth the cost Respect is rarely given out for free Do you compare yourself unfavourably to others? Do you think yourself the ugly duckling shunned by all the rest? Throw down your mask and show your real face And make the world accept you at your best And if they try to put you in your place To put you in disgrace And make you want to hide your face If they try to put you in your place You just look them in the eye And you tell them with a smile, These words: I am! I am amazing I am fantastic I am human I am beautiful You can't control me You won't destroy me I have strength, I have power I'm on top of the world
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You say that this cannot be done That you're a fool to even try You treat your prospects with disdain A hundred thousand reasons why You're only ever bound to fail You shoot your vision down in flames You think your ideas are a mess You think that dreams are pipedreams No's so much easier than yes Send your ambition to the jail Tell me, who are you Who are you, the possible police When you were just a hopeful child Standing excited on the shore Imagination running wild It felt like you could fight a war In that way that only children dream But then the world came closing in Debt, doubt, responsibility You had to hold position Much better not to set to sea Than risk it all on some mad scheme But tell me, who are you Who are you, the possible police Are you scared of what might lurk In the dark corners of your mind? Afraid of showing weakness Terrified of what you'll find What if you're nothing special after all? But your champion is there Still stood waiting on that beach For you to give yourself permission To push out way beyond your reach And keep on even if you fall So tell me, who are you Who are you, the possible police
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Do you feel insignificant and lost? Do you fear you're wasting life just chasing par? Take comfort knowing that the creature in the mirror Is not necessarily the person that you are Are trapped in a cocoon not of your making Built from expectations heaped on you since accident of birth? Break down the walls and let your wings unfold And show the world exactly what you're worth And if they try to put you in your place To put you in disgrace You just look them in the eye and say, I am! I am amazing I am fantastic I am human I am beautiful You can't control me You won't destroy me I have strength, I have power I'm on top of the world Do you worry about what other people think? Let no-one else dictate what you should be A battle fought and lost can still be worth the cost Respect is rarely given out for free Do you compare yourself unfavourably to others? Do you think yourself the ugly duckling shunned by all the rest? Throw down your mask and show your real face And make the world accept you at your best And if they try to put you in your place To put you in disgrace And make you want to hide your face If they try to put you in your place You just look them in the eye And you tell them with a smile, These words: I am! I am amazing I am fantastic I am human I am beautiful You can't control me You won't destroy me I have strength, I have power I'm on top of the world

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Three track single, including the feature track with b-side and alternate mix.

Be yourself, as yourself
There is no greater fulfillment
And no sweeter revenge.

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released May 2, 2016

Written, performed and produced by Kerry Jackson-Kay

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Kerry JK Northampton, UK

Gender and genre fluid singer-songwriter producing songs of identity, isolation and defiance incorporating jazz, electronica, art rock, vocal looping, poetry and rock opera theatrics.

Be yourself, as yourself. There is no greater fulfilment, and no sweeter revenge.
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