Lyrics: I Am

I Am (author and copyright unknown)

 

I am the fire that shows no flame, I am the killer who has no name

I am the wind you cannot feel, I am the truth that is not real

I am the river that flows nowhere, I am the feeling that does not care

I am the drug your body’s been missing, I am the soul that you’ve been wishing for

 

I am… I am… I am… I am the man

 

I am the time that will not pass, I am the future living in the past

I am the shadow you cannot see, I am the prisoner you cannot free

I am the legend of lust, love and pain, I am the man who’s lost his name

I am the drug your body’s been missing, I am the soul that you’ve been wishing for

 

I am… I am… I am… I am the man

I am… I am… I am… I am the man

I am… I am… I am… I am the man

 

I am the fire that shows no flame, I am the killer who has no name

I am the wind you cannot feel, I am the truth that is not real

I am the river that flows nowhere, I am the feeling that does not care

I am the drug your body’s been missing, I am the soul that you’ve been wishing for

 

I am… I am… I am… I am the man

10 thoughts on “Lyrics: I Am

  1. Heard this for the first time last night & can’t get enough. I’ve been playing every version I can find on YouTube! Would love to know how much of this is Benjamin’s original work; i.e., lyrics, music, arrangement.

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  2. John Kalishes wrote this. Most of the unreleased solo stuff John wrote with Ben, tho John was the main writer. The reason the unreleased stuff is out there is because I told John he could trust a certain fan and that fan THOUGHT he could trust yet another fan. And well it’s out there now. River of Fire however was written by someone else… John couldn’t remember the guy’s name… so no Ben or John involvement there writing wise. Gosh, it’s been just about 16yrs since John passed. Not sure how much I remember but I know John was main writer, like Diane was on The Lace. Ben contributed to writing by putting in his 2 cents with words or phrases/phrasing and melody changes I’m sure. John was always complementary toward Ben’s musical abilities. He loved and missed his friend very much.

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  3. 😵 This video is just an absolute gorgeous representation of Benjamin. Holy crap! A couple things…That sexy look to the side at 4:08. He does that quite often in videos. LORD! And what can I say about our leather daddy. 🥰🤪 Wow. Just wow. His voice, his face/body, the leather-can we unzip more please, the floofy hair…. Ugh. I could go on and on. Perfection. Literally every look that he has ever showcased I have loved but there are some that I just got extremely nuts over and this is one of them is 1986-87 leather daddy Ben. I mean his Live Aid & punk looks were other favorites of mine-so gorgeous. And his Milkwood years… 2 of those pics with him in the vest with light brown long hair. 😵🙃 I love this song and yes, he is THE MAN.

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  4. And yet he looks happy to be there performing for his peeps doing what he loves to do but you can also see the sadness in his face with a bit of irritation at certain points. It makes me feel sad for him. I mean think of how depressing that could be. You’re in this top band doing what you love to do And then all of a sudden the hammer comes down and there’s no more band. Poof. Gone. Can you imagine how hurt he must’ve felt and how betrayed. This just doesn’t apply to Benjamin it applies to the rest of the band members as well. Sad.

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