I belong to me  
         Music by: Sylvester Levay/Book and Lyrics by: Micheal Kunze
Suzan Erens as Sissi

I will not give up my own self
Just to be with you
I will not be glad just to do
What I'm told to do
I'm not meant to be your property
No, I belong I me

If I want to reach for the stars
You can't hold me back
I want to take chances
Far off from the beaten track
Don't force me to be what I can't be
I belong to me

If you try to tame me
I will not obey
I'd rather leave you alone
If you try to change me
I must break away
To be what I am on my own

I'm freezing, I'm burning
I live without compromise
I'm growing, I'm learning
I'm ready to pay the price
I know it's not easy to be free
But I belong to me

I hate to be burdened
With duties that I despise
You know I can't stand
To be watched by a thousand eyes
I flee from the crowd in agony
I just belong to me

If you want to keep me
Don't hold me so tight
I can't give my life for your love
If you want to break me
I'll not even fight
I'll just fly away like a dove

I'm here when you need me
I live and I die with you
I'll share all your troubles
I'll laugh and I'll cry with you
You can blame me and bless me
But you cannot possess me
'Cause I belong to me
To me!

This song is from the 1992 Austrian musical: ' Elizabeth". It was sung by Suzan Erens during the concerts in
The musical is based on the life of Elisabeth, Empress of Austria
The world premiere, directed by Harry Kupfer, took place on 3 September 1992 at the Theater an der Wien,
Vienna, where it ran until 25 April 1998. This production was revived on 3 October 2003, and commemorated by
the Austrian post office with a special stamp.
By 2005, it had been seen by over eight million spectators worldwide.