Somebody Else ~ Jeff Bridges

Jeffrey Leon “Jeff” Bridges is an American actor and musician. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Otis “Bad” Blake in the 2009 film Crazy Heart.

Bridges is also a musician, a photographer, and an occasional vintner and a storyteller. He comes from a well-known acting family, and worked as a child with his father, Lloyd Bridges, and brother Beau on television’s Sea Hunt.

On January 15, 2010, Bridges performed the song “I Don’t Know” from Crazy Heart on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. In the film The Contender, in which he co-starred, Bridges recorded a version of Johnny Cash’s standard “Ring of Fire” with Kim Carnes that played over the pivotal opening credits. In February 2010, he was among the nearly 80 musicians to sing on the charity-single remake of We Are the World.  On October 24, 2010, Bridges appeared at Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit concert and played a set with Neko Case.

On April 19, 2011, Country Music Television announced that Bridges had signed a recording contract with Blue Note Records/EMI Music Group. He worked with producer T-Bone Burnett and released his debut album, Jeff Bridges, on August 16, 2011.

Somebody Else

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I used to be somebody
But now I am somebody else
I used to be somebody
But now I am somebody else
Who I’ll be tomorrow
Is anybody’s guess

What was thought to be the right way
Turned out the wrong way after all
What was thought to be the right way
Turned out the wrong way after all
What I took to be the high road
Goes on, lead me into a fall

I used to be a preacher
With women, fame and will
I used to be a preacher
With women, fame and will
From a maddened congregation
To talking to myself

I was cleared of all the charges
With money, women and my girl
I was cleared of all the charges
With money, women and my girl
Now that I’m a brand new man
You belong to someone else

I used to be somebody
But now I am somebody else
I used to be somebody
But now I am somebody else
Who I’ll be tomorrow
Is anybody’s guess, anybody’s guess

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