Look At Me

Story Behind The Song

I wrote this song from the perspective of someone who has autism or another special challenge. It was based on my son with Autism and for all other people dealing with special needs issues in everyday life. They want to be treated the same as you and I.. and fit in to the pack... they try so hard - and some people make things very tough for them.

Song Description

Song about that 'special' person wanting to be looked at the same as everyone else.. realizing they have differences, but they try to do their best to fit in... wrote the song from that special person's perspective... my son Jonathan. I have a son with autism...(aspurgers) what a trooper!

Song Length 4:00 Genre Pop - Rock, Rock - General
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Sociable, Endearing Subject You, Yours, Conformity
Similar Artists John Mayer, Paul Mccartney Language English
Era 2000 and later


'Look At Me' - © Mark S. Ludes (MSL)

I guess I have to say I'm kind of shy.
Don't really know all the reasons why.
Sometimes I just can't look you in the eye. But, you need to understand, I try.

Sometimes you say hello and I don't speak.
I seem to hold those words inside of me.
You say I look around you or right through.
It's just something, for some reason, that I do. I just do.

There are times I realize, some things just aren't quite right.
I try to understand, and sometimes I think I might.
One thing you need to know, we're not all built the same.
But, I seem to find myself feeling, that I'm to blame. Am I to blame?

Sometimes I laugh out loud, seems for no reason at all.
Sometimes I start to cry, and I go hide behind my wall.
These meltdowns that I have, just might seem so strange to you.
But they're very real to me, 'cos they're something I go through.

So I wish that I could voice my every thought.
Help you understand some things I'm not.
I guess if we were built one and the same.
Then, if something's wrong, we 'd all share the blame.

So when you look at me, try to see just what I see.
And when you talk to me, try to hear just what I say.
And when you laugh at me, just do it when I'm funny.
Then, begin to understand, and see some things my way.

"Look at me......... (For what I am)
"Look at me......... (For who I am)
"Just look at me"...................

This song has a nice flow that brings you along. It's got more of a 70's pop vibe I'd say, which is not a bad thing. It is a "feel good" tune. I think it could get some placements for 70s or 80s period pieces.

I really dig the bass line - good stuff! I like the major 7 chords on the chorus, gives it nice texture.

Great song reminds me of 60's pop. I like the feel it's up and positive.

Lyrics Mark S. Ludes (MSL) Music Mark S. Ludes (MSL)
Producer Mark S. Ludes (MSL) Publisher Mudlee Music
Performance MSL
This track is on 6 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Darren Gibbons Great guitar 2/1/2021
Darren Gibbons Great vocals 2/1/2021
Darren Gibbons Feel good songs 2/1/2021
Darren Gibbons lyrics /Songwriters 2/1/2021
Darren Gibbons ROCK/POP/BLUES 2/1/2021
Darren Gibbons My Top Songs 2/1/2021
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