Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“How About I Be Me?”

Composed by Sinéad O'Connor/Kemar "Flava" McGregor

3 versions

4:10

Listed on the single artwork as a radio edit, but in fact the single and album versions are identical.

How About I Be Me?” single
Club Dance Riddim album

4:04 instrumental

How About I Be Me?” single

3:25

I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss album

Lyrics

(Source: I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss)

I wanna be a real, full woman,
Yeah, and live
Like a real full woman
Every day.
And I wanna make love
Like a real, full woman,
Every day.
Yeah, I said I wanna make love
Like a real, full woman.
Don’t stop me talking ‘bout love--
How’m I gonna find what I’m dreaming of?
Don’t stop me talking ‘bout love--
I got to find what I’m dreaming of.
Always gotta be the lioness,
Taking care of everybody else.
A woman like me needs love,
A woman like me needs a man to be
Stronger than herself.
Don’t stop me talking ‘bout love--
How’m I gonna find what I’m dreaming of?
Don’t stop me talking ‘bout love--
I got to find what I’m dreaming of.
A sweet man to cling to
And whisper sweet things to,
Because a full woman must do
What a full woman must do.
How about I be me,
And you be you?
Don't stop me talking about love.
I wanna be a real, full woman,
Yeah, and live
Like a real, full woman, every day.
And I wanna make love like a real, full woman
Every day.
Yes, I wanna make love like a real, full woman,
Oh.
Don't stop me talking about love.
How'm I going to find what I'm dreaming of?
Don't stop me talking about love.
I got to find what I'm dreaming of.
Always got to be the lioness,
Taking care of everybody else.
A woman like me needs love.
A woman like me needs a man to be
Stronger than herself.
Don't stop me talking about love.
How'm I going to find what I'm dreaming of?
Don't stop me talking about love.
I got to find what I'm dreaming of.
A sweet man to cling to,
And whisper sweet things, too, ooooh.
'Cause a full woman must do
What a full woman must do.
How about I be me
And you be you?
How about I be me
And you be you?
How about I be me
And you be you?
How about I be me?
Don't stop me talking about love.
How'm I going to find what I'm dreaming of?
Don't stop me talking about love.
I got to find what I'm dreaming of.
Wanna be a real, full woman,
Yeah, and live
Like a real, full woman
Every day.
And I wanna make love like a real, full woman
Every day.
Yes, I wanna make love like a real, full woman,
Oh.
Don't stop me talking about love.
How'm I going to find what I'm dreaming of?

Musicians

Source: I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss

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