Great Big Man Song Lyrics

Don McLean

Don McLean Homeless Brother cover art
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Rust on your fingers, you got trouble at your feet.
Keep the home fires burning, but look out for the heat
'cause there's a man at the window who knows just what you think,
And there's a water boy behind you who won't give you a drink

Well it's a hard, hard time, no easy road in sight,
It takes a great big man to win a great big fight.

When it comes to dying, no matter what you tell,
They'll let you into a heaven 'cause you lived your life in hell.
Well they've got no way to reward you but to let those breezes blow,
And you've got nothing left to do but to let your anger show.

'Cause it's a hard, hard time, no easy road in sight,
It takes a great big man to win a great big fight.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Winter Has Me in Its Grip
  • 2 La La Love You
  • 3 Homeless Brother
  • 4 Sunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond)
  • 5 The Legend of Andrew McCrew
  • 6 Wonderful Baby
  • 7 You Have Lived
  • 8 Great Big Man
  • 9 Tangled (Like a Spider in Her Hair)
  • 10 Crying in the Chapel
  • 11 Did You Know


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Don Mclean
    album: Track 8 in album Homeless Brother
    release date: 1974
    popularity : 95 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Blues/Folk
    length: 3:16

    Album Information

    label: United Artists
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin