From the recording Odd Symmetry

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Lyrics

(Take Me) As I Am
© Erick Duran Manard, 2021

VERSE 1
I left you crying
‘Cause of the spiteful words I said
You weren't lying
But, like a fool, I lost my head

VERSE 2
I make no excuse
For acting thoughtless and unkind
It’s just what I do
I pray you don’t leave us behind

PRE-CHORUS 1
(Weep a prayer)
Lord, shake these walls, then break my fall
I’m in your hands

CHORUS 1
As I am—
Through all my weakness, you can see this broken man
I'm sorry that I’ve hurt you
Here I stand—
I pledge my fealty
Yet, I'm guilty, knowing that I surely don't deserve you
So, I gotta say a “thank you” today
I’m still your man
For you take me, baby, as I am

VERSE 3
I’ve brought you heartache
Too many times to count the score
Yet you don’t forsake
You’ve stayed on this side of that door

VERSE 4
I would be dying
If ever I fell from your grace
I’ll keep on trying
You needn’t pack up that suitcase

PRE-CHORUS 2
(Keep a prayer)
Lord, heed my call
Help me resolve the best I can

CHORUS 2
As I am—
Through all my weakness, you can see this broken man
I’m sorry that I’ve hurt you
Here I stand—
I pledge my fealty
Yet, I'm guilty, knowing that I surely don't deserve you
So, I gotta say a “thank you” today
I’m still your man
For you take me, baby, as I am

BRIDGE
Though winds of chaos rage and toss, you're my ‘forever girl’
Sooner I’d die than fight this life without you in my world

CHORUS 3
As I am—
Through all my weakness, you have seen this broken man
I’m sorry that I've hurt you
Here I stand—
I pledge my fealty
Yet, I'm guilty, knowing that I’ve never really deserved you
So, I wanna say a “praise you” today
You’ve held my hand
I just gotta say a “thank you” today
I'm still your man
For you take me, lady, as I am
As I am…