The Kooks – Be Who You Are


[Pre-Chorus]
You are just a kid with a sentimental heart
But you don’t know who you are
(Be who you are)

But maybe they’re misleading
(Be who you are)
But you don’t know who you are
[Chorus]
Ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
(Be who you are)
You don’t know who you are
(Be who you are)
Ta, ta, ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
Ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
Stars are rolling out
And you don’t need nobody to fill your empty cup
Ta, ta, ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
[Verse 2]
Ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
Ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
[Verse 1]
(Baby you’re a star)
(Be who you are)
(Be who you are)
Ta, ta, ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
Ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
(Be, be who you are)
Ta, ta, ta-da-da-da

(Baby you’re a star)

You’re a poet, you’re a fake, you’re a star
[Chorus]
Ta, ta, ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
And do it for yourself and do it for the art
Never give up, Coltrane
You’re a liar, you’re a thief, you’re a star
[Chorus]
And get a little closer, lonely spark
(Baby you’re a star)
Ta, ta, ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
(Be who you are)

Ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
Lately I’ve been feeling
Ta, ta, ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
And you don’t need the baggage and you don’t need the stuff
We could shine a light here inside the dark
Stars are rolling out
Ta, ta, ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
Ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
Ta, ta, ta, ta, ta-da-da-da

[Pre-Chorus]
(Baby you’re a star)
Afraid of what would happen before you ever start
The road’s gonna take you, make you walk too far
But the stars are rolling out for me
You don’t need nobody to fill your empty cup
(Be who you are)
Ta, ta, ta, ta, ta-da-da-da

Is it just a light reflecting off the street?
Ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
Lately I’ve been feeling
What’s keeping you from doing what you always wanna do
You don’t need the baggage, you don’t need the stuff
[Bridge]
[Intro]
And you are just a kid with a sentimental heart

When there’s nothing left to win and you could only lose
Ta, ta, ta, ta, ta-da-da-da
Never been a slave to your own name
Like the stars are rolling out for me
Ta, ta, ta, ta, ta-da-da-da

[Pre-Chorus]