You Just Gotta Be

Words and Music by: Gordon Lightfoot
Arranged and adapted by:

Recorded by Gordon Lightfoot 25482


If I satisfy you, if you satisfy me
Once the course has been set
Gonna need all the help I can get but
You just gotta be you, 'n I just gotta be me
I can't classify you, you can't pacify me
We can't make it at all
You won't even take my calls
I just want ta be loved
'N you just gotta be free 
I'll smile and tell it to the world
You just gotta be

Pardon me for sayin'
What a price you've been payin'
What more can I say
You might feel different some day

If it matter to you, it still matters to me
You'll find me by the bayou
Thinkin' wicked thoughts of you
I just want to be strong, you just gotta be wrong
I can't clarify you, you can't verify me
I can't make it by stealth
You won't even share the wealth so
You just gotta be you
And I just gotta be me
And I will tell that to the world
You just gotta be

With a gratified mind, I'll be on the highway
Just as soon as I can
Where there's a will there's a way so until then
I just want ta be me, and you just gotta be