A Man Is a Man

The Who

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publisher: ©SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP
writers: Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend
album: Track 11 in album It’s Hard
release date: 1982-9-4
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
length: 3:57

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country(area): United Kingdom
script: Latin

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The Who It’s Hard cover art

Lyrics

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You talk about crazy affairs
You talk about your life as though it mattered
You get attention 'cause you block the stairs
Bragging about some bottles you have shattered

Well, I met a man who really lives
He really does it all
But what really matters is the heart he gives
He makes your talk seem small
When a man is a man
He doesn't act to a plan
He don't have to perform like John Wayne in some B feature flick
A man is a man
When he can offer his hand
Not afraid of appearing insane if he can't break a brick
I know a man who's a man

Can't you sometimes crack a smile?
Do you think if you did, we would run and tell?
I know one day your big villain style
Will collapse as they turn the key in the door of your cell
I know a man who was once like you
But he opened his heart
No one is really bad right through
He's just another part

When a man is a man
And he drinks till he's canned
He can drop to the floor, he can weep; we won't ask the price
A man is a man
He can fall, he can stand
We won't love him more if he keeps his soul on the ice
I know a man who's a man
Every one of us is looking for fame
He's a looker
He's a dresser
He's a genius under pressure
I know a man who could tighten your rein
He's a father
He's a brother
He's a rock
He's a lover

He's a man, he's a man
He doesn't act to a plan
He don't have to get hitched to a train in some muscle beach trick
A man is a man
When he can offer his hand
Not afraid of appearing insane if he can't break a brick
Be a man who's a man

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Track Listing

  • 1 Athena
  • 2 It's Your Turn
  • 3 Cooks County
  • 4 It's Hard
  • 5 Dangerous
  • 6 Eminence Front
  • 7 I've Known No War
  • 8 One Life's Enough
  • 9 One at a Time
  • 10 Why Did I Fall for That
  • 11 A Man Is a Man
  • 12 Cry If You Want