Paula Cole’s “Me” is a wonderful song about our own worst enemies sometimes, our own selves! It’s amazing how often we sabotage our own successes whether consciously or subconsciously. We get in our own way on our journey to happiness and impede the path to bliss with negative thoughts and behaviors.

This was the pinnacle of Paula Cole’s career as she received massive success critically and commercially. She even received several Grammy Award nominations. In this record she’s given us a great collection of songs like “Me” along with “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone” and “I Don’t Want to Wait”.

While cleaning up my Outlook I stumbled across a note I wrote a while ago but forgot all about. So I shared it with everyone on Twitter. It seems to fit in perfectly with this wonderful song and its message.


I think we’ve gone from the “ME” generation to the “Them” generation where it’s become en vogue to place the blame on others for our lot in life. We need to stop the whining, get off our buts…and if only’s and start taking charge of our lives and become responsible for our own happiness.


I am not the person who is singing
I am the silent one inside
I am not the one who laughs at people's jokes
I just pacify their egos
I am not my house, my car, my songs
They are only just stops along my way
I am like the winter
I'm a dark cold female
With a golden ring of wisdom in my cave


And it is me who is my enemy
Me who beats me up
Me who makes the monsters
Me who strips my confidence

I am carrying my voice
I am carrying my heart
I am carrying my rhythm
I am carrying my prayers
But you can't kill my spirit
It's soaring and it's strong
Like a mountain
I'll go on and on
But when my wings are folded
The brightly colored moth
Blends into the dirt into the ground


And it's me who's too weak
And it's me who's too shy
To ask for the thing I love
And it's me who's too weak
And it's me who's too shy
To ask for the thing I love
That I love (6 times)

I am walking on the bridge
I am over the water
And I'm scared as hell
But I know there's something better
Yes I know there's something
Yes I know, I know, yes I know

That I love (5 times overlapping chorus)

But it's me
And it's me
But it's me (4 times)