“I Am Not That” Lyrics

I am not a poet
I cannot make a rhyme
I do not know the big words
Like “spritz” and “paradigm”

I am not an artist
I cannot paint my house
I cannot chisel marble
I cannot Twist and Shout

I am not a Yankee
I have no nation state
No cosmic star connections
I cannot get a date

I am not a crook
I am not a thief
To be for me is not to be
Not to see, to see

Goodbye, goodbye, the I Am world
Goodbye, goodbye, so long
Farewell, adieu
Adieu, farewell
I have not sung this song
No, I have not sung this song

I am not the walrus
I am not The Boss
I am not the king or queen
I am not Jack Frost

I am not the singer
I am not twenty-two
I am not was, were
Be, am, is, or you

Goodbye, goodbye, the I Am world
Goodbye, goodbye, so long
Farewell, adieu
Adieu, farewell
I have not sung this song
I have not sung this song

Goodbye, goodbye, the I Am world
Goodbye, goodbye, so long
Farewell, adieu
Adieu, farewell
I have not sung this song
No, I have not sung this song
I have not sung this

Tropical Campfires album cover

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Sources

  1. Tropical Campfires (2000) (record).