I am what I am

Music / lyrics: Jerry Herman

From the musical 'La cage aux folles'

(Back) to my homepage

I am what I am
I don`t need praise,
I don`t need pity,
I bang my own drum
Some call it noise,
I call it pretty.
And so what if I love each bauble and each bangle,
Why not try to see things from a different angle?
Your life is a sham
'Till you can shout out,
"I am what I am!"

I am what I am
And what I am
Needs no excuses.
I deal my own deck,
Sometimes the ace
Sometimes the duces.
And there's no return and no deposit,
So it's time to open up your closet!
Life's not worth a damn,
'Till you can say, "Hey, world,
"I am what I am!"