I Don't Want to Be

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Gavin DeGraw

Gavin Shane DeGraw (born February 4, 1977) is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is known for his songs "Chariot", "Follow Through", "I Don't Want to Be" (which has been featured as the theme song for the television drama series, One Tree Hill since 2003), "In Love with a Girl", "Not Ov… more »

I don't need to be anything other
Than a prison guard's son
I don't need to be anything other
Than a specialist's son
I don't have to be anyone other
Than the birth of two souls in one
Part of where I'm going is knowing where I'm coming from

I don't want to be Anything other than what I've been trying to be lately All I have to do is think of me and I have a peace of mind
I'm tired of looking 'round rooms Wondering what I've got to do
Or who I'm supposed to be

I don't want to be anything other than me
I'm surrounded by liars everywhere I turn
I'm surrounded by impostors everywhere I turn
I'm surrounded by identity crisis everywhere I turn
Am I the only one who's noticed?
I can't be the only one who's learned 
I don't want to be Anything other than what I've been trying to be lately All I have to do is think of me and I have a peace of mind
I'm tired of looking 'round rooms Wondering what I've got to do
Or who I'm supposed to be

I don't want to be anything other than me
Can I have everyone's attention please?
If you're not like this and that, you're gonna have to leave I came from the mountain The crust of creation My whole situation made from clay to stone And now I'm telling everybody

I don't want to be Anything other than what I've been trying to be lately All I have to do is think of me and I have a peace of mind
I'm tired of looking 'round rooms Wondering what I've got to do
Or who I'm supposed to be
I don't want to be anything other than me
I don't want to be I don't want to be I don't want to be

Written by: GAVIN DEGRAW

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I Don't Want to Be