I Am ... I Said Lyrics

Neil Diamond


album: Track in album Hot August Night
release date: 1972
popularity : 180 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 4:33

Cover Art

Neil Diamond Hot August Night cover art
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L.A.'s fine, the sun shines most the time
And the feeling is "lay back"
Palm trees grow and rents are low
But you know I keep thinkin' about
Making my way back
Well I'm New York City born and raised
But nowadays
I'm lost between two shores
L.A.'s fine, but it ain't home
New York's home
But it ain't mine no more

"I am"...I said
To no one there
And no one heard at all
Not even the chair
"I am"...I cried "I am"...said I
And I am lost and I can't
Even say why
Leavin' me lonely still

Did you ever read about a frog
Who dreamed at being a king
And then became one
Well except for the names
And a few other changes
If you talk about me
The stories the same one
But I got an emptiness deep inside
And I've tried
But it won't let me go
And I'm not a man who likes to swear
But I never cared
For the sound of being alone

"I am"...I said
To no one there
And no one heard at all
Not even the chair
"I am"...I cried
"I am"...said I
And I am lost and I can't
Even say why
"I am"...I said
"I am"...I cried
"I am"...I said

Thanks to petty for the correction


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Prologue / Crunchy Granola Suite
  • 2 Done Too Soon / Dialogue
  • 3 Solitary Man
  • 4 Cherry Cherry
  • 5 Sweet Caroline
  • 6 Holly Holy
  • 7 I Am ... I Said
  • 8 Walk Off / Soolaimon / Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show / Encore
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Porcupine Pie
  • 2 You're So Sweet
  • 3 Red Red Wine
  • 4 Soggy Pretzels
  • 5 And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind
  • 6 Shilo
  • 7 Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon
  • 8 Play Me
  • 9 Canta Libre
  • 10 Morningside
  • 11 Song Sung Blue
  • 12 Cracklin' Rosie