From the recording The Man I Should Be
Nolan Burke: Electric Guitar
Bubba Chambers: Lead/Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Percussion
George Matranga: Keyboard, Organ, Backing Vocals
Don Pope: Sax
Rick Thigpen: Bass
JUST LIKE YOU
Words & Music by Bubba Chambers
If I could just be like you.
Walking just the way you do.
Never lie, always tell the truth.
Then I would be just like you.
Never walked inside your shoes. Never felt the pain.
Never heard those hisses and boos. Don’t understand the shame.
Never had a cross across my back. Never took the blame.
Never suffered, never had no lack. Don’t comprehend my gain.
No more faking, no more lies. No more alibis.
You were there to hear me when I called.
You’ll be there to catch me when I fall.
Got one more bridge to cross. Not gonna turn back now.
I’m looking back and counting all things loss,
your voice the sweetest sound.
You cradle me in your arms so tight. I never felt such love.
I couldn’t leave you cause it wouldn’t be right.
My help comes from above.