First Of Me

Album: Every Man For Himself (2006)
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  • I must make a choice
    A tough decision
    Listen to my voice
    Should I give in to temptation, admiration?

    One leads to myself
    The other someone else
    Just an empty shell
    Just an empty shell

    It's harder than it seems
    When you're told that
    All your hopes and dreams
    Are yours to hold if
    You just give them what's expected

    Something they can sell
    Put upon a shelf
    But I am not for sale
    I am not for sale

    I hear a voice inside
    It's grown into a scream
    I'm not the next of them
    I am the first of me

    'Cause I can't live the lie
    I am just what you see
    I'm not the next of them
    I am the first of me

    If I can't refuse
    The prize they offer
    I am sure to lose
    And I will suffer
    Sell my soul to make a profit

    All I have to do
    Is make believe it's true
    That's something I can't do
    That's something I can't do

    I hear a voice inside
    It's grown into a scream
    I'm not the next of them
    I am the first of me

    'Cause I can't live the lie
    I am just what you see
    I'm not the next of them
    I am the first of me

    Ah, ooh
    I am the first of me
    Ah, ooh
    I am the first of me

    So, when the waiting's done
    And it's time to face the truth
    You know you're good enough
    Deep down inside of you

    You've finally woken up
    If only just to prove
    You were born to lead the way
    And be the first of you

Comments: 1

  • Stephanie from Edmonton, AbThis song makes me feel good about being different than everyone else. Kind of like you don't have to be like everyone and get that white house with the picked fence and 1.5 kids and 2 cars.
    You can be the person you are inside or
    "the first of you"
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