I Am You


I Am You
by Shorts

So, I promised a lot of people last weekend, that I would send them a copy of the song that I wrote for my dad Ardavan Davaran. Well... here it is. I recorded it yesterday, and I think it came out pretty nice. I have also included the lyrics below. Thank you all so much for for attending my father's services. It was such a pleasure seeing you all, and meeting some of you for the first time. PLEASE stay in touch. Feel free to drop me a line in response. It makes me happy to hear from people that loved my dad. Talk to you soon... -- Ashkon Davaran

P.S. Feel free to forward the song to anyone you think would enjoy it... Thanks


I Am You

I am you, you are me, how lucky I am to be from such a man, no your love will never die

So much joy, what a life you have made for me, I'll carry on with pride, knowing it's for you

Don't you worry about a thing, we will be okay, I will make up for any mistakes you have made

You are me, I am you, there's so much more to make and I can't wait for us to see this journey through


I am you, you are me, I know that you can see what I can see, and what a pretty point of view

Dreary nights, sunny says, in the ocean waves, under the stars, are the places I see you

And one day somewhere down the road, I will find someone to carry on the laughter of your legacy

You and me, everyday, I am here with you, and what a lovely place for you and I to be

What a lovely place for you and I to be

What a lovely place for you and I to be


Ardavan Davaran was a professor of English literature in Notre Dame De Namur University in North California. In 1996 Ardavan edited an issue of Literary Review dedicated to Iranian literature in diaspora published by Fairleigh Dickinson University. He passed away on January 28, 2009.


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by Fernanda Bueno (not verified) on

Dr.Davaran once told me that "there's a beauty in pain that only those who suffer can see"...I understand it now.
He meant a LOT to me, and this song was very touching. Thanks for sharing. It's good to know there is another piece of him walking on earth. =]


I'm sorry for your loss dear Ashkon

by Monda on

Thanks for sharing your song with us. Your feelings for your father, your lyrics, your voice, you and your Dad are all beautiful. 

Ali P.


by Ali P. on

What a lovely place for you and I to be

What a lovely place for you and I to be

What a lovely place for you and I to be

What a lovely place for you and I to be...


bajenaghe naghi

ashkon jan

by bajenaghe naghi on

i loved the lyrics the music and your voice. what a perfect gift to a loving dad. my condolences on your loss. 

Nazy Kaviani

Thank you, Ashkon

by Nazy Kaviani on

A beautiful song for a beautiful man. I am sure he can see you and he can hear this, and that he appreciates the love that wrote it.

I wish you and your family patience and peace in dealing with your loss, Ashkon.

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Very beautiful. Very touching.