I Gotta Be ME! by paintingsheep

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A young teen expressing herself on the streets of Portland, Oregon.

From the Sammy Davis Song:

Whether I’m right or whether I’m wrong
Whether I find a place in this world or never belong
I 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 gotta be me, I gotta be me
The dream that I see makes me what I am

That far-away prize, a world of success
Is waiting for me if I heed the call
I won’t settle down, won’t settle for less
As long as there’s 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 gotta be free, I’ve gotta be free
Daring to try, to do it or die
I’ve gotta be me

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 gotta be free, I just gotta be free
Daring to try, to do it or die
I gotta be me

Selective color and poster edges applied i Elements…text in Picasa

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Comments

  • Ieneke
    Ienekeover 4 years ago

    This speaks the truth for us all. . .thank you!
    Very kool capture (loving the boots)
    I love the words to the song – spot ON my friend!
    Favorite :)

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.over 4 years ago

    A perfect match between your image and the lyrics!

  • Kensoi
    Kensoiover 4 years ago

    :) Punks Not Dead. Good Work

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 4 years ago

    Oh that is spunky and fantastic!!!!

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Fabulous!

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 4 years ago

    Excellent fantastic work Gena

  • nonarom
    nonaromover 4 years ago

    Much truth in this splendid poem and you illustrated it perfectly, with purity and innocence.
    Nona

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 4 years ago

    Fabulous piece Gena. love the treatment… and I love her outfit!!!!! :))))

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    great work

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 4 years ago

    All wonderful.. Image and words..

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