Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems
I'm Doing Fine
Notes: words and music
by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1976 Schroder Music Company, renewed 2004.
I thought I'd die when you left me,
I lost ten pounds in a week,
I thought I couldn't get along without you,
Lying cheek to cheek.
I'd been your appendage,
Living in the shadow of your fame.
I thought there'd be no light for me,
And I'd never be the same.
Well I'm not the same, I'm not the same,
I'm just fine,
People say I've gotten a glow,
That I sparkle like champagne wine.
I didn't know who I was,
Or what I had that was mine,
Till I got out of the shadow of you,
And let my own light shine,
And I'm doing fine.