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Just Like Me

by Joni Mitchell (as taught to Pat Boland)

He's so independent,
He acts like he couldn't care less for us all
He's someone's descendent, their child,
Though he'll never acknowledge their call
He's afraid to feel loved,
Yet I know he's afraid not to be
And he'll laugh and he'll cry,
And someday he'll die,
Just like me

Just like me, he's settling a score with a world
That wants a reason every time you turn around
Just like me, he's lookin' for a door standing open,
Saying "welcome, come and lay your troubles down"
Just like me

If he'd drop his defenses
You'd see through the stone
To the heart of the man
But the moment he senses
You've seen him he'll leave you
As fast as he can
He'll return to his shadows
Where no one can look in and see
And he'll wake in the night
And cry like a child just like me.

Just like me, he's settling a score with a world
That wants a reason every time you turn around
Just like me, he's lookin' for a door standing open,
Saying "Welcome, come and lay your troubles down"
Just like me

Well, I've seen him looking for someone to tell him
"You're doin' just fine."
And the songs that he sings
They have loneliness woven between every line
There are no strings to hold him
I guess you could call him so free
Yes, he's free to be lonely and empty
And lost just like me

Just like me, he's settling a score with a world
That wants a reason every time you turn around
Just like me, he's lookin' for a door standing open,
Saying "welcome, come and lay your troubles down"
Just like me


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