Monday, November 10, 2008

I Am What I Am

Lately, I have been listening to a few more of John Barrowman tunes.
One coming from the musical La Cage aux Folles, it is a song sung by the male lead about him being gay to his own son...
I find it simply empowering...
And in light with some of us who are coming out, ready to come out, reluctantly pulled out...
Here is for all of us...

I am what I am

I am my own special creation.

So come take a look,

Give me the hook or the ovation.

It's my world that I want to have a little pride in,

My world, and it's not a place I have to hide in.

Life's not worth a damn,

'Til you can say, "Hey world, I am what I am."

I am what I am,

I don't need praise,

I don't need pity.

I bang my own drum,

Some think it's noise,

I think it's pretty.

And so what, if I love each feather and each spangle,

Why not try to see things from a diff'rent angle?

Your life is a sham

'til you can shout out loud

I am what I am!

I am what I am

And what I am needs no excuses.

I deal my own deck

Sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces.

There's one life,

and there's no return and no deposit;

One life,

so it's time to open up your closet.

Life's not worth a damn 'til you can say,

"Hey world, I am what I am!"