NEIL DIAMOND (1971) - I said - I am

 

L.A.'s fine, the sun shines most the time

And the feeling is "lay back"

Palm trees grow and rents are low

But you know I keep thinkin' about

Making my way back

 

Well I'm New York City born and raised

But nowadays,

I'm lost between two shores

L.A.'s fine, but it ain't home

New York's home,

But it ain't mine no more

 

"I am"... I said

To no one there

And no one heard at all

Not even the chair

 

"I am"... I cried "I am"... said I

And I am lost and I can't

Even say why

Leavin' me lonely still

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Did you ever read about a frog

Who dreamed of bein' a king

And then became one

Well except for the names

And a few other changes

If you talk about me

The story's the same one

 

But Ive got an emptiness deep inside

And I've tried

But it won't let me go

And I'm not a man who likes to swear

But I never cared

For the sound of being alone

 

"I am"... I said

To no one there

And no one heard at all NOT

even the chair

"I am"... I cried

"I am"... said I

And I am lost and I can't

Even say why

"I am"... I said

"I am"... I cried

 

"I am"... I said

 

Leavin' me lonely still