Who Sang I've Gotta Be Me? Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. I've Gotta Be Me cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Jazz Pop Classical Stage & Screen
Style: Musical/Big Band/Romantic/Swing/Easy Listening
length: 2:57
producer: Jimmy Bowen
vocal: Sammy Davis Jr.
arranger: Richard Wess
Some other versions of "I've Gotta Be Me"

Lyrics
Whether I'm right, whether I'm wrong
Whether I find a place in this world or never belong
I've gotta be me, I've gotta be me
What else can I be but what I am?

I want to live, not merely survive
And I won't give up this dream of life
That keeps me alive
I've gotta be me, I've gotta be me
The dream that I see makes me what I am

That faraway prize, a world of success
Is waiting for me if I heed the call
I won't settle down or settle for less
As long as there's half a chance that I can have it all

I'll go it alone, that's how it must be
I can't be right for somebody else if I'm not right for me
I've gotta be me, I've gotta be me
Daring to try to do it or die, I've gotta be me

I can't be right for somebody else if I'm not right for me
I've gotta be me, I've gotta be me
Daring to try to do it or die,
I've gotta be me

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I've Gotta Be Me
  • 2 My Personal Property
  • 3 I'm Glad There Is You
  • 4 Here I'll Stay
  • 5 I'm a Brass Band
  • 6 If My Friends Could See Me Now
  • 7 I've Got You Under My Skin
  • 8 Somebody
  • 9 She Believes in Me
  • 10 Sweet November

  • Release information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin