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I Wanna Be Like You

(From 2002 cd The Child Behind My Eyes - words & music by Laurie McClain)
You seem so sure of yourself
I wanna be like you
I was listening to your words
they rang so true
I wanna be like you

You walk with joy and confidence
you hold your own with boys and men
you treat everyone as a friend
I wanna be like you

You tell me to be myself
I wanna be like you
I am like no one else
I wanna be like you
I wanna speak my mind
live on the fine line too
I wanna be like you

I have walked this earth in fear
I have wished to see things clear
I see a light in your eyes
like you know what you're doing here
I wanna be like you

once I had a vivid daydream
I turned into a hurricaine
I was spinning debris and rain
it seemed so real I felt insane
deep in the center of my being
was a stillness watching, listening
from within a voice cried
if you let go of the stillness you will die
and I knew it was true

I wanna be like you
you're so calm and wise
you don't have to try
you got smiling eyes
you don't know how to lie
I wanna be like you