Who I Was Lyrics

The New American Musical 2017
Bandstand the Musical - Who I Was Lyrics

"Who I Was" is a song from Bandstand the musical performed by Laura Osnes (Julia Trojan).

You know what I want even more
Is to be just who I was before

Self-assured, future all secure
That was Julia
Quick to trust, saw the world as just
That was Julia

Full of promise and full of poise
Though that often would mask my shyness meeting boys
But I muddled through

Easy smile, avid xenophile
That was Julia
That was Julia
Before being branded a gold star wife
A distinction that's redefining my whole life

Well it feels like it does
I feel guilty because
There are days when I just want to be who I was

I'm not saying I'd trade the life that I had with him for a minute
That was once in a lifetime love and I know I was lucky to win it

And we're told to be proud
All the newsreels and magazines practically shout it
But we're never allowed
To admit there is nothing remotely heroic about it

And you know I would never be able
To say that away from this dining room table

Not a doubt how her life played out
That was Julia
That was Julia
All the details of who I am
Made irrelevant with one single telegram

That's what widowhood does
I resent it because
There are days when I just want to be who I was

And I don't deny
When I lost him it broke my soul
But I wish people knew that's one part of a whole

But it's clear no one does
And they judge me because
There are days when I just want to be
Momentarily free
And happily who I was

[Thanks to Rebecca for lyrics]

Bandstand the musical Who I Was lyrics performed by Laura Osnes


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