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"I Am Somebody" was written by Saddler, Joseph/glover, Nathaniel/dukes, Larry.
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Hey people, we got a little something
That we wanna tell you all, so listen
Understand, "Yo God made one no better than the other
Every girl becomes a woman, every boy a man"

While you're livin' in your mansion driving big cars
There's another on the street cold sleepin' on the ground
So when you walk by, "Yo, don't act cold-blooded
'Cause it just ain't fair to kick a man when he's down"

'Cause, he is somebody
Like I am somebody
You are somebody
Like I am someone

Whether you're here or you're gone
Right or you're wrong, you were meant
To be somebody from the second you're born
Don't criticize and knock one another

It ain't really that hard to just be a brother
So be good speak up don't wait for it to happen
Life is passing you by and homeboy
You're cold knappin'

Don't get hung up on what you're not
Be proud of what you are and whatever you got
'Cause it's a cold cruel world causing
Kids to cry, if you're hangin'

Your head,cold kiss it goodbye
Stand up for your heritage, rejoice
In the fact whether you're red, white, tan
Yellow, brown or black

'Cause he is somebody
Like I am somebody
He is somebody
Like I am someone

There are fireman, bankers, messengers, preachers
Brokers, policeman, executives, teachers, journalists
Janitors, architects, doctors, restaurant workers
Nurses, chief rockers

If you feel you're somebody
Be proud and show it
'Cause everybody's somebody
(Uh)
And ya know it

It doesn't matter if you're black, white or Chinese
Livin' in the States or reside overseas
'Cause you and I are special, same as everyone else
And if you don't believe me you're only cheating yourself

'Cause we all got a purpose in life to achieve
(That's a fact)
And here's another
That you better believe

That I am somebody
Like you are somebody
He is somebody
Like I am someone

You got wealth, good health and you're stuck on yourself
Let me tell you that you're better than no body else
'Cause you got no self-esteem, so I'm richer
And when you leave this earth you can't take money wit' cha

So play your dumb game, call me out
My name but there's nothing
You can do that could make me feel shame
We're all created equal we live and we die

So when you try to bring me down I keep my head up high
Don't judge a book by its cover 'cause it's never what it seems
Now I know what I'm sayin' and I feel
I gotta scream

That I am somebody
Like you are somebody
He is somebody
Like I am someone

So be yourself, uh

Songwriters
SADDLER, JOSEPH/GLOVER, NATHANIEL/DUKES, LARRY

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