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Steve Simpson: Music

I Wanna Be You

(Steve Simpson)
I started writing this song at The Swannanoa Gathering, a music camp for adults that I have attended almost every summer since 2002. I came home and told Misty that I had started working on a song about some of the talents that women have that men don't have, and that we men might sometimes envy. I told her that I would have to walk a tightrope with this song, to make it clear that I am happy being a man. I hope I accomplished that. Sometimes people refer to this as my "nipple" song!!
You can cry, with no fear of being caught,
When pain’s inside, you can open up and talk it out,
That must be so nice.

You’ve got friends, not just buddies talking sports,
They breathe you in, and when you’re all mixed up, they sort you out,
I want that sweet advice.

Girl, this confession that I’m about to make,
Don’t you even think about taking the wrong way, ‘cause...

I like losing my shirt when I mow,
And I like writing my name in the snow,
Girl, I’m so happy God made me a dude,
But occasionally I wanna be....you.

You can clean, and talk to clients on the phone,
While watching e! and fixing lunch and buying clothes, online,
I want to multi-task.

You recall, every birthday, every name,
You know them all, every gift you ever gave, and what size,
While my brain says, “Don’t ask!”

Girl, this confession that I’m about to make,
Don’t you even think about taking the wrong way, ‘cause...

I like rubbing my stubbly chin,
And I like lifting big weights at the gym,
Girl, I’m so happy God made me a dude,
But occasionally I wanna be....you.
I wanna be you.

You’re in touch with yourself more and more,
I still don’t know what my nipples are for,
But, still....

I like throwing a rock at a can,
And I like catching a bug in my hand,
Girl, I’m so happy God made me a dude,
But occasionally I wanna be ...
Getting out of a speeding ticket in the blink of an eye,
I wanna be...
Lounging in the bathtub, sipping on a beverage, reading my favorite magazine from cover to cover, with the door locked, ignoring the phone,
Occasionally, I wanna be you.

Steve: lead vocals, harmony vocals, guitar
Chris Rosser: piano
River Guerguerian: percussion
Eliot Wadopian: upright bass
Dave Johnson: mandolin