I Can Only Be Me (Cover)

by Stephanie Gayle

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This is Stephanie Gayle's updated version of the 1988 Keith John-performed, Stevie Wonder-written classic. "Dedicated to all the beautiful outsiders that feel out of place in the world - be beautiful and be proud of who you are."


Butterflies begin from having been another
As a child is born from being in a mother's womb
But how many times have you wished you were some other
Someone than who you are
Yet who's to say if all were uncovered
You will like what you see
You can only be you
As I can only be me

Flowers cannot bloom until it is their season
As we would not be here unless it was our destiny
But how many times have you wished to be in spaces
Time places than what you were
Yet who's to say with unfamiliar faces You could anymore be
Love the you that you see
You can only be you
As I can only be

I can only be me


released June 30, 2019
(S. Hilliard, S. Morris)
Written by Stevie Wonder and Stephanie Gayle (ASCAP)
Performed by Stephanie Gayle
Produced by Stephanie Gayle for Twelfth Sign Publishing (ASCAP)
All vocal arranged and performed by Stephanie Gayle
Song mixed and mastered by Stephanie Gayle at
Twelfth Sign Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Cover art and design by Stephanie Hilliard


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Stephanie Gayle Brooklyn, New York

Maryland-born Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Fine Artist who currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked with artists such as Substantial and Marcus D (Bop Alloy), Mr. SOS, Tonedeff, PackFM, CunninLynguists, KIN4LIFE, Inverse, Naturel, and a host of others, just to name a few. Visit sapphicsteph.com for more info. ... more

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