To be honest, I'm in a bit if a music rut. Much of the music I've been hearing lately has annoyed me. It's not because I've been listening to 'bad' music, it's just that I feel like a lot of artists try too hard. When I first heard "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson, I loved how honest it was. Metahphorical lyrics are nice sometimes, but you know what they say about too much of a good thing... This song, however, is exactly what I needed to hear. It' so simple, almost as if there was no planning involved, she just sat down and started singing her feelings. Perhaps what I love most about this song is that it is what it is, and really that's all it needs to be.