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The Way I Am

Charlie Puth

The Way I Am Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Yeah, maybe I'ma get a little anxious
Maybe I'ma get a little shy
'Cause everybody's tryna be famous
And I'm just tryna find a place to hide (oh)

All I wanna do is just hold somebody
But no one ever wants to get to know somebody

I don't even know how to explain this
I don't even think I'm gonna try

[Pre-Chorus]
And that's okay
I promise myself one day
(Hey!)


[Chorus]
I'ma tell 'em all
I'ma tell 'em all that you could either hate me or love me
But that's just the way I am
I'ma tell 'em all
I'ma tell 'em all that you could either hate me or love me
But that's just the way I am


[Post-Chorus]
That's just the way I am
That's just the way I am
That's just the way I am
That's just the way I am


[Verse 2]
Maybe I'ma get a little nervous
Maybe I don't go out anymore (oh)

Feelin' like I really don't deserve this (-serve this)
Life ain't nothing like it was before (it was nothing like before)

'Cause all I wanna do is just hold somebody
But no one ever wants to get to know somebody

If you go and look under the surface (surface)
Baby, I'm a little insecure

[Pre-Chorus]
And that's okay
(Baby, now, that's okay)
I promise myself one day
(Hey!)


[Chorus]
I'ma tell 'em all
I'ma tell 'em all that you could either hate me or love me
But that's just the way I am
I'ma tell 'em all
I'ma tell 'em all that you could either hate me or love me
But that's just the way I am


[Post-Chorus]
That's just the way I am
That's just the way I am
That's just the way I am
That's just the way I am


[Refrain]
I'ma tell 'em all (that's just the way I am)
I'ma tell 'em all that you could either hate me or love me
(that's just the way I am, that's just the way I am)
But that's just the way I am


[Bridge]
Am, am
Yeah, this is what you wanted
Oh, this is what you wanted
I am, am, am
Yeah, this is what you wanted
Oh, this is what you wanted all along


[Breakdown]
Everybody's tryna be famous
And I'm just tryna find a place to hide


[Chorus]
I'ma tell 'em all
I'ma tell 'em all that you could either hate me or love me
But that's just the way I am
I'ma tell 'em all
I'ma tell 'em all that you could either hate me or love me
But that's just the way I am


[Post-Chorus]
That's just the way I am
That's just the way I am
(Maybe I'ma get a little anxious, maybe I'ma get a little scared)
That's just the way I am
That's just the way I am
('Cause everybody's tryna be famous)


[Refrain]
I'ma tell 'em all
(that's just the way I am)
I'ma tell 'em all that you could either hate me or love me
(that's just the way I am)
But that's just the way I am

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About “The Way I Am”

“The Way I Am" is the sixth single released from Charlie’s sophomore album VoiceNotes. The song was confirmed as the next single in an Instagram post dated July 6th, 2018. Despite appearing as the first track, it was the last song written for the album.

On March 17, 2018, Puth announced the song title in an interview on Beats 1, he explains that the track could be “shocking” or irritate someone, because it represents the “very soul” of Charlie Puth, and manages to describe his personality.

On April 23, 2018, Charlie Puth teased the song on Instagram with a cryptic comment under his photo, saying “and now… this is the way I am. ”

On May 11, 2018, Puth talked about the record on the Zach Sang Show and what it meant for him both personally and artistically, saying:

When See You Again was out and I was trying to figure out who I was musically and I was putting all these songs out and they didn’t really sound like each other and I was trying to be someone that I wasn’t. Even outside of music I thought ‘Oh, I’m a pop singer. I have to act a certain way, I have to talk a certain way.’ I fell victim to that and I always told myself that if success ever hit me, that would not happen to me but that exact same thing, probably 10 times more, had happened to me. The Way I Am starts off the album with the self-realisation that I don’t need to go out every night, I don’t need to surround myself with ‘yes-men/women’, I can just be around my family and people that I’m close to. I’m not inventing this lingo, this is just stuff that people need to realise in their own lives as well so I really was very passionate about the album starting off with that lyrical sentiment.

The song was then released on May 3, 2018.

  • What have the artist said about the song?

  • when to be released the official music video of "The way i am"

    The music video will be released on July 9th, 2018, as confirmed in his Instagram post.

  • What inspired this song?

    Charlie Puth:

    I feel like nowadays people don’t sing along to instruments anymore. So I have a lot of conversations with myself in my head. I know that’s a very weird thing to do, but it’s the only way I can write songs, is if I can have a back-and-forth conversation with myself in my head. I was walking on the beach or something, and I just wrote the entire song in my head. And then it’s a matter of extracting what’s in my head, and putting it into Pro Tools.

  • What inspired the lyrics?

    Charlie Puth:

    I feel like people really had the wrong idea about me when I first came on this music scene. I was singing on “See You Again.” It was a really big record, but it didn’t really have anything to do with my artist project of what I wanted to do for myself, and then we had a bunch of other records that didn’t really make a whole lot of sense for me, and I totally appreciate what those records did. They helped me get to where I am right now, but they don’t really … it’s hard for me to include those songs in the set without changing the arrangement up. And people just thought I was a pop tart. They didn’t even think I played the piano. They didn’t know that I produced “Slow Motion” by Trey Songz, and other hip-hop records. They didn’t really know the real me

    I talk a lot of shit on my records, like “Attention” and “How Long,” and I realized that I hadn’t put a record out that was about my anxiety about my insecurities, that I’m pretty sure a lot of people in this world share with me, so why not put a record out like that, that people can sing along to?