I could be loud man, I could be silent
I could be young man or I could be old
I could be a gentleman, or I could be violent
I could turn hot man or I could be cold
I could be just like the calm before the storm boy
Waitin' for all hell yeah to break loose
I could be innocent or I could be guilty
Doesn't mean that I don't believe in the noose
So I'm singing ...
(La bom bom bom bom, bom bom bom bom, bom bom bom bom bom ect)
I could be rich like a wandering gypsy
I could be poor like a fat wallet lost
I could be the first man or I could come last
It's not who breaks the ribbon boy it's how you get across
I could be red, blue, black or white sunset
Darkest at day boy or brightest at night
I could be the sun boy or I could be the moon
I'm made up from the stars, yeah I'm shining so bright
So I'm singing...
I could be asleep boy, or I could be awake
I could be alive man or be the walking dead
I could be ignorant or I could be informed
I could lead my life man or I could be lead
I could be anything I put my mind to boy
All I gotta do is give myself a half-a chance
I could bring love back into my life
And share it with the world if I got some balance
(LA DA DA DA DA ect)
Song & Lyrics Facts
The John Butler Trio's song "Zebra" was released on their 2003 album, Sunrise Over Sea. Written by John Butler and performed by the band consisting of John Butler (guitar/vocals), Shannon Birchall (bass) and Michael Barker (drums).
This live version of the popular song brings an energy that can only be experienced in a live performance setting. The lyrics capture a sense of longing for freedom and being able to express one’s true self without fear or judgement. The song has become an anthem for many fans who relate to its message of hope and liberation.