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​Be a Man

This song is by Tesla and appears on the album The Great Radio Controversy (1989).

Original video
Hey
Yeah, yeah
Uh huh

Bustin' ass all day
Just to put food on the table
And I always will
For as long as I am able

Done all I could
Everything that a man should do
Still they refuse to call me
Call me what I am, hey

Do you know what it takes to be a man?
Don't take a whole lots of money
Diamond rings upon your hand, no
That ain't what it takes to be a man
Do right by the ones you love
Always give a helping hand, yes I do

Now I've been through it all
Seen the good, the bad, the ugly
Always take care of my share of
Responsibilities

Just because I grow my hair
And play in a rockin' band
Old folks are always telling me,
"Boy, why don't you grow up and be a man?" Hey

I know what it takes to be a man
And it ain't the way you look
Or the clothes that you wear
That ain't what it takes to be a man
Do right by the ones you love
Always lend a helping hand

I know I got what it takes
I know I got what it takes to be a man
So go ahead and say what you will
Because I know what I am
Just what I am, ow

Alright
Ow, hey

I know what it takes to be a man
I've got what it takes
And you know I know what I am
I know what it takes to be a man
So go ahead, say what you will
'Cause I know what I am

I'm a man
Hoo hoo hoo hoo
I'm a man
I know I got what it takes
I know I got what it takes, ow

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Written by:

Frank Hannon Wikipedia16 / Jeff Keith Wikipedia16 / Tommy Skeoch Wikipedia16