Be Myself

Album: Be Myself (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Be Myself, Sheryl Crow's tenth studio album, was cut with her regular '90s collaborator Jeff Trott, with whom she penned such hits as "My Favorite Mistake" and "Everyday Is a Winding Road."
  • Both this song and "Roller Skate" are about our dependence on social media and technology. The title track, which also touches on euphoriants, features the line: "If I can't be someone else, I may as well be myself."

    "That would be the consolation prize," Crow said of the lyric to Glamour magazine. "It's a little satirical, and maybe along the dark side, but it's a reality. It's also a fun pop song, and it points out some of the absurdities of life. It just felt like that was a good title."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & PalmerSongwriter Interviews

Greg talks about writing songs of "universal truth" for King Crimson and ELP, and tells us about his most memorable stage moment (it involves fireworks).

Rock Stars of Horror

Rock Stars of HorrorMusic Quiz

Rock Stars - especially those in the metal realm - are often enlisted for horror movies. See if you know can match the rocker to the role.

Macabre Mother Goose: The Dark Side of Children's Songs

Macabre Mother Goose: The Dark Side of Children's SongsSong Writing

"London Bridge," "Ring Around the Rosie" and "It's Raining, It's Pouring" are just a few examples of shockingly morbid children's songs.

Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire

Verdine White of Earth, Wind & FireSongwriter Interviews

The longtime bassist of Earth, Wind & Fire discusses how his band came to do a holiday album, and offers insight into some of the greatest dance/soul tunes of all-time.

Tom Waits Lyrics Quiz

Tom Waits Lyrics QuizMusic Quiz

Pool balls, magpies and thorns without roses - how well do you know your Tom Waits lyrics?

Stand By Me: The Perfect Song-Movie Combination

Stand By Me: The Perfect Song-Movie CombinationSong Writing

In 1986, a Stephen King novella was made into a movie, with a classic song serving as title, soundtrack and tone.