(I'm Not Perfect, But) I Am Someone

(I'm Not Perfect, But) I Am Someone

Amanda Rose Riley's picture



(I'm Not Perfect, But) I Am Someone (50/90 challenge demo)

Liner Notes: 

Part of the second challenge I set for myself, which is to write a mini musical over the course of a few days. (Sorry I'm not uploading the songs in order but when I'm finished I will add a track list so listeners can go through the whole thing if they wish.) It actually stems for a story idea I had as a child about a girl who went through her whole life trying to be "extraordinary" by trying out all these different things and pushing herself to her limits, but never satisfied because she never had any extraordinary accomplishments, and at the end she realized that all her efforts actually made her extraordinary. I suppose it reflected my own tendencies and I wanted to reassure myself that I am great in my own way, so the songs I'm writing are somewhat autobiographical.

This is obviously a song to go towards the ending, the big moment when the main character realizes that she is worth something as she is and she's been missing the meaning in her life the way it is. (Not a perfect take tbh, but that's why it's one take. I'll never get to 50 if I worry about getting a perfect take!)


I used to think that every time
I made mistakes I was a waste
When my efforts got denied
The praise they gave, it must be fake
But thanks to their confidence staying so strong
I finally see how I was wrong

I'm not perfect, but I am someone
Despite all my failings, I'm worth something
And I never knew that I didn't know anything
Before I knew that I am someone

And now I notice little things
That let me see how much I mean
And when I play and when I sing
Just like a dream, I meet a need
And just like that, I see the value in my song
But I know that it had value all along

And well everyone is someone
But one thing you can say about me is I've never given up
Even when I wake feeling hopeless and drained
And who I am has always been enough
And if you would give me half a chance then I would show you what I'm made of
I was never after money or fame, anyway

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


billwhite51's picture

that is a very catchy chorus and the verses storm ahead vibrantly

ohkshea's picture

as someone who can get so self absorbed in my lyrics, it was really refreshing to hear something so positive yet self realizing. really enjoyed listening to this - you have a lovely voice!

Jessica Szturmann's picture

I can totally relate to the music. You created catchy melodies here! The delivery is very convincing as well! Thanks for sharing your video!

Driftwood1's picture

Great message, and perfectly presented with the upbeat tune. If only everyone feeling down could have this realization. Maybe this song will help.