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'I Can Just Be Me' by Laura Story

Dave's Take

Gift giving is at the very bottom of my love languages. The very bottom.
In case you’re not familiar with this love language concept it was developed by Dr. Gary Chapman. After 
careful research Dr. Chapman determined there are five basic ways that each of us express and receive 
love. The five are words of encouragement, acts of service, physical touch, quality time and gift giving. 
Anyhow…gift giving is at the bottom for me. It’s just NOT how I express love nor how I receive it. And 
that’s actually the hardest part…when someone is trying to show me love with a gift. So typically, there 
I am unwrapping this carefully chosen present with the giver watching and intently waiting for my 
heartfelt reaction. The pressure! I’m certain I’ve never met these expectations. What I really want to 
do is say a simple thank you with no false emotion attached to it. 
There’s something incredibly freeing when we are allowed to be who we are. Conversely, when our 
days are spent carrying the weight of other people’s expectations it can be debilitating. Even worse, is 
when we are weighed down by our own expectations. If you’re feeling that today…this song by Laura 
Story may help.


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"I Can Just Be Me" Lyrics

I've been doing all that I can
To hold it all together
Piece by piece.
I've been feeling like a failure,
Trying to be braver than I could ever be.
It's just not me.

So be my Healer, be my Comfort, be my Peace
Cause I can be broken, I can be needy,
Lord, I need You now to be,
Be my God, so I can just be me.

I've been living like an orphan,
Trying to belong here,
But it's just not my home.
I've been holding on so tightly,
To all the things that I can think
Could satisfy my soul.
But I'm letting go...

So be my Father, my Mighty Warrior, be my King.
Cause I can be scattered, frail and shattered,
Lord, I need You now to be,
Be my God, so I can just be me.

Cause I was lost in this dark world
Until I was finally found in You
So now I'm needing, desperately pleading
Oh Lord, be all to me

And be my Savior, be my Lifeline, won't You be my Everything.
Cause I'm so tired of trying to be someone
I was never meant to be
Be my God
Please be my God
Be my God
So I can just be me.