Who You Thought I Was

Album: Your Life Is a Record (2020)
  • I used to wanna be a cowboy
    A shadow in a sunset
    That's why I started smokin' cigarettes
    I used to wanna be a cowboy

    I used to wanna be Elvis
    Drive a pink Cadillac car
    That's why I learned to play the guitar
    I used to wanna be Elvis

    There's a lot of things I used to wanna do 'til I met you

    Now I wanna be honest
    Now I wanna be better
    Now I wanna be the me I should've been
    When we were together
    I wanna be at least
    Almost close to worth your love
    I wanna be who
    You thought I was

    I used to wanna join the circus
    Hang around with the freak show
    Wish I'd learned to walk a tight rope
    I used to wanna join the circus

    Used to wanna stay eighteen
    I used to wanna an airstream
    With a lawn chair tumbleweed view
    Now I just want you

    And I wanna be honest
    Now I wanna be better
    I wanna be the me I should've been
    When we were together
    I wanna be at least
    Almost close to worth your love
    I wanna be who
    You thought I was

    There's a lot of things I used to wanna be
    Til you stopped lovin' me

    Now I wanna be steady
    I wanna be forever
    Now I wanna be the me I could've been
    When we were together
    I wanna be at least
    Almost close to worth your love
    I wanna be who
    You thought I was

    Yeah, I wanna be who
    You thought I was

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

AC/DCFact or Fiction

Does Angus really drink himself silly? Did their name come from a sewing machine? See if you can spot the real stories about AC/DC.

Penny Ford of Snap!Songwriter Interviews

The original voice of Snap!, this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.

The Real Nick DrakeSong Writing

The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.

Jesus Christ Superstar: Ted Neeley Tells the Inside StorySong Writing

The in-depth discussion about the making of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, who played Jesus in the 1973 film.

Tom Bailey of Thompson TwinsSongwriter Interviews

Tom stopped performing Thompson Twins songs in 1987, in part because of their personal nature: "Hold Me Now" came after an argument with his bandmate/girlfriend Alannah Currie.

Edwin McCainSongwriter Interviews

"I'll Be" was what Edwin called his "Hail Mary" song. He says it proves "intention of the songwriter is 180 degrees from potential interpretation by an audience."