Who Sang I Am So Ordinary? Paula Cole

Paula Cole Harbinger cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Paula Cole
release date: 1994
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Alternative Rock/Soft Rock
length: 4:14
producer: Kevin Killen
vocal: Paula Cole
mixer: Kevin Killen
engineer: Kevin Killen
electric guitar: Gerry Leonard
acoustic guitar: Kevin Barry, Gerry Leonard and Kevin Barry
tambourine: Mark Hutchins
assistant recording engineer: Todd Vos
bass guitar: Paul Bushnell
drums (drum set): Jay Bellerose
guitar: Gerry Leonard
composer: Paula Cole
lyricist: Paula Cole
I nearly died I suicided softly
I saw her shadow through the cafe window
I watched you lean across the table
I watched you whisper in her ear

And she is your holy Mary
And I am so ordinary
And you can use me if you want to
I know you need me just like an old soft shoe

She looks like me but a bit prettier
She's a skater and a ballet dancer
I saw her on your motorcycle
In the seat I thought was meant for me

Chorus

And when your mother came to Boston you disappeared
And then I saw you three together
I guess she makes the best impression
With her charming femininity...

Chorus

Oh but I am the one you will call when alone
And I am the one who will give when she's gone
And so I give
So I give

I tell myself that love is truly giving
Somehow I justify this
Hoping you will understand me
Hoping you will love me back

And she is your holy Mary
And I am so ordinary
And she is your Queen Cleopatra
And I'm just your morning after
And she is your Star Spangled Banner
And I am just Frere Jaque
And you can lose me if you want to

And I am so ordinary



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Happy Home
  • 2 I Am So Ordinary
  • 3 Saturn Girl
  • 4 Watch the Woman's Hands
  • 5 Bethlehem
  • 6 Chiaroscuro
  • 7 Black Boots
  • 8 Oh John
  • 9 Our Revenge
  • 10 Dear Gertrude
  • 11 Hitler's Brothers
  • 12 She Can't Feel Anything Anymore
  • 13 Garden of Eden
  • 14 The Ladder