The Way I Am is the fourteenth studio album by Billy Preston, released in 1981. The album was arranged by Bob Esty, David Blumberg, Arthur G. Wright, Marty Paich, Gene Page and Billy Preston.
- "Hope" (Bob Esty, Paul Jabara) – 3:19
- "Good Life Boogie" (Preston) – 4:17
- "Keep On Truckin" (Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston, Jr., Anita Poree) – 4:25
- "A Change Is Gonna Come" (Sam Cooke) – 3:57
- "Lay Your Feelings On Me" (Kay Lewis, Helen Lewis) – 4:20
- "I Won't Mistreat Your Love" (Preston, Bruce Fisher) – 3:57
- "Baby I'm Yours" (Van McCoy) – 3:18
- "Until Then" (Preston, Jesse Kirkland, Joe Greene) – 3:34
- "The Way I Am" (David Paich) – 4:55
- Billy Preston: Piano, keyboards, Hammond organ, vocals.
- Bobby Kimball: Backing vocals.
- Steve Lukather: Guitars.
- David Paich: Keyboard, piano.
- David Hungate: Bass guitar.
- Steve Porcaro: Keyboards.
- Jeff Porcaro: Drums.
- Ollie Brown: Drums
- William Bryant: Keyboards
- Dave Budimir: Synthesizer
- Reginald "Sonny" Burke: Keyboards
- Nathan East: Bass
- Charles Fearing: Guitar
- James Gadson: Drums
- Marlo Henderson: Guitar
- Paul Jackson, Jr.: Guitar
- Abraham Laboriel: Bass
- Mike Lang: Keyboards
- Reggie McBride: Bass
- Greg Poree: Guitar
- Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin: Guitar
- Red Rhodes: Guitar
- Herman Riley: Saxophone
- David Shire: Keyboards
- Rick Shlosser: Drums
- Syreeta Wright: Backing Vocals
- Trevor Veitch: Guitar
- David T. Walker: Guitar
- Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington: Bass
- Eddie N. Watkins, Jr.: Bass
- Nathan Watts: Bass
- Les Hurdle: Bass
- Marvin Charlot: Bass
- Arthur G. Wright: Guitar
- Oma Drake, Mona Lisa Young, Terry Young, Mike Reed, Joe Greene, Jesse Kirkland, Stephanie Spruill, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Oren Waters: Backing vocals
- ^ The Way I Am at AllMusic