I Am What I Am – Gloria Gaynor  Lyrics

April 4, 2012

Album: I Am Gloria Gaynor
Genre: Disco
Lyrics by: Jerry Herman
Duration: 3:51
Label: Chrysalis
Release Date: 1983

When people think about Gloria Gaynor the first thing they bring into their mind is the emblematic song I Will Survive, the super hit released in 1979 which is considered one of the most important songs of all times, besides of the symbol of female strength and gay anthem.

But this wonderful singer has got other hits into her long career. Other of these singles is I Am What I Am and Disco song which was released in 1983 from her album I Am Gloria Gaynor. The song was written by an openly gay man, Jerry Herman, the famous composer winner of a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

After this hit, which reached the peak position at #3 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart, the career of this artist declined, however, she has gotten to be active until this time. In fact, it is said, Gaynor is workingoin a new Contemporary Christian Album where she is going to release some new dance singles. This record is expected to be released late in 2012.



I Am What I Am - Gloria Gaynor

I am what I am 
I am my own special creation
So come take a look
Give me the hook 
Or the ovation
It’s my world 
That I want to have a little pride
My world
And it’s not a place I have to hide in
Life’s not worth a dam
Till I can say
I am what I am

I am what I am
I don’t want praise I don’t want pity
I bang my own drum
Some think it’s noise I think it’s pretty
And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
Why not try to see things from a different angle
Your life is a shame
Do you can shout out I am what I am
Do you can shout out I am what I am

I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck
Sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces
It’s one life and there’s no return and no deposit
One life so it’s time to open up your closet
Life’s not worth a dam till you can shout out
I am what I am
I am what I am

I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces
It’s one life and there’s no return and no deposit
One life so it’s time to open up your closet
Life’s not worth a dam till you can shout out
I am what I am

I am I am good
I am I am strong
I am I am somebody
I am I do belong
I am I do belong

I am I am useful
I am I am true
I am I am worthy
I am as good as you
I am as good as you

I am I am good
I am I am strong
I am I am somebody
I am I do belong

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