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Performer: The Goo Goo Dolls
Lead vocals: John Rzeznik

First live performance: October 6th, 2009 at the Improve-ice show.

During the NYE concert 2009, John said As I Am is about someone who worked hard all his life and lost his job and how the love of his family got him through.

Yeah I tried so hard to make it
And then I watched it slip away
And the hardest thing to face
Is the silence and the space
The times I feel so empty through the day
Can we make it through the darkness
Will we make it through the day

Calling out for you again
You always find my way
Calling out for you
You know you heal these empty days
And it's all because
You take me as I am
You take me as I am

You know I run to find the answers
But what I need to find is you
And I don't need anything
No. I don't need anything
Because I know
You always take me as I am
You know you get me through the darkness
You know you get me through the day


John Rzeznik @Johnrzeznik1
We always play as I am