Monday, August 21, 2006

Take me as I am...

This is MY favorite song on Mary's album!
The song really expresses so many emotions...its REAL TALK
I am so happy to see a video that really brings home what she is saying...
I love it!



Updated:

I wanted to add the lyrics of the song so that folks can really understand the depth of this song....

[Verse 1:]
She's been down and out
She's been wrote about
She's been talked about, constantly
She's been up and down
She's been pushed around
But they held her down, NYC
She has no regrets
She accepts the past
All these things they
helped make to make she
She's been lost and found
And she's still around
There's a reason for everything

You know I've been holdin on.
Try to make me weak,
But I still stay strong.
Put my life all up in these songs
Jus so you can feel me.

[Chorus:]
So take me as I am,
or have nothing at all.
Just take me as I am,
or have nothing at all.

[Verse 2:]
Now she's older now
Yes, she's wiser now
Can't disguise her now
She don't need
No one tellin her
What to do and say
No one tellin her
Who to be
She's on solid ground
She's been lost and found
Now, she answers to G-O-D
And she's confident
This is not the end
Ask me how I know
Cause she is me.

You know I've been holdin on.
Try to make me weak,
But I still stay strong.
Put my life all up in these songs
Jus so you can feel me.

[Chorus:]
So take me as I am,
or have nothing at all.
Just take me as I am,
or have nothing at all.

[Bridge: 2x]
So it's all or nothing at all,
All or nothing at all
Don't you know I can only be me.
(I can only be me, yeah)

[Chorus:]
So take me as I am,
or have nothing at all.
Just take me as I am,
or have nothing at all.

Take me as I am.
Take me as I am.
Said it's all or nothing at all
Said it's all or nothing at all

Just take me as I am,
or have nothing at all. (This is me)
Just take me as I am, (take me as i am)
or have nothing at all.
Just take me as I am, (take me as i am)
or have nothing, nothing at all.
Take me as I am

7 comments:

j.a.c. said...

YAY!!!!!!!! Ok, now let me listen to it!! LOL.

j.a.c. said...

That mess gave me goosebumps...

T.C. said...

YES!!!! Mary has done it again...T.C's theme song for the YEAR "Take me as I am...or have NOTHING at all" that's how I am rolling...you see how she is so many different women in the video...

and how all the woman made eye contact with each other...each one thinking that the others life is better than her own, when really it isn't...and being strong enough to accept your OWN situation and handle your OWN business and make the best of it...make the most out of life, because you only got one life, YOUR life...MAN...

Next...my Kelis review...got to get her album tomorrow...I will offically make my review then...

miKeSee said...

DEFINITELY my favorite off the CD. so much so that this is the ONLY song that made me feel like "She shouldn't even release this...Just make it one of those CD surprise joints".

But in a way I am glad she released it. But I totally agree, this is REAL song.

Rika said...

I LOVE THAT SONG but the video really made me fall in DEEP love with the song. That was definitely one of my favorite Mary songs on "The Breakthrough" CD. What's so special about that video for me is not only did it stay true to the song but it actually showed & proved to me how deep that song really is. For me, it was always deep but the video brought the visuals & put everything into perspective for me. GO MARY J!!!! You did that shyt AGAIN!!!!!

A woman on the move said...

I LOVE THIS SONG!!!
ONE OF MY FAVORITES ON THE ALBUM!!!

shereejoi said...

Yeah I love this song it is real talk I love the part when she threw the drink in ol boys face that sh*t was funny.