Be Yourself

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You can learn a lot about a person
Just by asking simple questions
Show an interest
Look them in the eye
Use their name in a sentence
"Hi Roger, It's good to learn about you"
Would be one way to start a conversation
Don't be nervous if they don't answer you directly
Or if they use a knife on you to push you away

Be yourself
You can't be anyone else
Always be yourself
You can't be anyone else

Express yourself with idioms and phrases
If you're double-jointed, show other people at a party
Smile at babies
Call children by their middle names
Be respectful of your elders
And of all antlered animals

It's important to wear clean clothes
Keep foodstains to a minimum
Take all the weasels out of your pockets
Iron your shirts
Wear cotton or fine linen
Velour tracksuits are always attractive
Zippers and buttons can be tricky
Ask for the assistance of others when in doubt

Be yourself
Don't be anyone else
Always be yourself
Can't be anything else

U R U
I M ME
U R NOT ME
I M NOT what you think I am

Be yourself
Don't be anyone else
Just be yourself
You can't be anything else

You gave me a self-addressed stamped envelope long ago
But I lost it
In this crazy world of email and text
I don't even know what a letter looks like
Could I send it express mail?
Could I just put it in the mail without an address?
Would the postmaster know to give it to you
Just by the look on your face?

But you're a you
And I'm a me
And they're a them
And we're a we

Be yourself
Not anyone else
Be yourself
You can't be anyone else

Never abuse prescription drugs
Or prescription glasses
Eat three square meals a day on round plates
Alphabetize your dishes
State that your favorite shade of gray is purple
Give away all your pens and pencils to the poor
Recognize that mangoes are a superior fruit
Enjoy the sweet smell of complacency
Set aside moments for reflection, meditation, and revenge

Be yourself
Don't be anyone else
Just be yourself
'Cause you're not anyone else

Do do do do do do do do do do

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from Happy Sparks, track released May 20, 2012

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