I'm Proud to Be Me
Lyrics by Hy Zaret. Music by Lou Singer.

Things were different in 1947. Back then you would be listening to a radio at home instead of a TV. And you might be listening to this very song! The song's co-writer, Hy Zaret,wanted to teach understanding and respect towards those who are different. He believed that songs could act like a "dream of freedom" and change the world. What do you think? Has a song ever influenced your world?

I'm Proud to be me

I'm proud to be me and I also see;
you're just as proud to be you.

We might look at things a bit differently,
but lots of good people do.

It's just human nature,
so I will respect you for being as human as I.

We'll get as we give, if we live and let live
and we'll all get along, If we try.

I'm proud to be me and I also see,
you're just as proud to be you.

It's true, you're just as proud to be you!

It's true, you're just as proud to be you!

History of this song

In 1946, the radio station WNEW commissioned Hy Zaret and Lou Singer to write a series of one minute "jingles" about racial understanding and Americanism that would play on radio as public service "spot" announcements .The resulting collection of 12 songs was called "Little Songs on Big Subjects", one of which was "I'm Proud to Be Me"