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Bradley Hathaway – Manly Man lyrics

I don't want my long hair
Pretty green eyes with
No I do not have on mascara
Skinny figure
Undersized T-shirt

When I walk

Confuse anybody...

I am a Manly Man!

Within this sissy frame
Obviously rib laden chest
Lies a heart
That beats

To the drum of a
Native American ritual dancing

It pumps an evercascading supply of untamedness
That a herd of wild mustangs have yet to grasp.

If danger lurks about, I will seek it out.
If adventure abounds, there I will be found.
If a damsel be in distress

I will show her who is best.

I am a Manly Man!

Because I don't flush
And I leave the lid up.

I drive a nineteen
Ford Pick-up truck.

Girls don't break up with me
I break up with them first!
(Except the last time, it didn't really work out like

I don't shave the hair on my face
(Because I still can't grow facial hair yet, but when I
I won't.)

Because beards are tough.
I fart
When I want

Not caring who's nearby

Disrespect my momma
And I will punch you in the eye!

I am a Manly Man!

Or am I?

I tell my guy friends that I love them.

And sometimes, sometimes, I even hug them.
No because I'm gay. But because I love em'.

When I watched Bambi
I cried.
When my mema gets mad
I still run and hide.

Like David I want to be a man after God's own heart.
I'm not there yet, but I'm past the start.

And when people talk
I try to listen
A spirit of compassion
That's my vision.
Surely I am a Manly Man
I want to be loved
And have love
And give Love.
(And not just that romantic kind either)

Although I am looking for that beauty
Not helpless
But wants to be rescued.
The Damsel in distress

I will fight for her.

Climb the highest tower for her

Love her.

Share with her.

Delight in her.

Be her warrior.

Her protector.

She will be my crown
And I will be hers.

My Masculinity will be passed down
And affirmed to my sons.

Each of my daughters will know they are lovely
And deserving of authentic romance.

Society tells me all day long

That I have defined manhood completely wrong.

But you ask any honest man and he will agree
You ask any honest woman and she too will see

That I am a Manly Man!

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