The Man Song (Live at Newtown Social Club)
I'm tired of being reminded of what I'm supposed to be A mere male, born in this country, typified on TV There's not much to us We fish and go camping and drink mid-strength beer We love our mates but our women annoy us Always getting in your ear I watch the footy, I'm not footy-phobic But I can't stand the ads They say we're simple, bumbling and hopeless "Happy Father's Day, Dad" Nip down the pub but tell the family "I'm puttin' up some shelves" You get caught, you need The Woman Whisperer™ To tell her it's alright because we can't tell her ourselves She's a nag and she hates you having fun You're a dag and the best you can aspire to Is crackin-a-couple-a-cold-ones Crackin-a-couple-a-cold-ones It's only tele, it's just entertainment, it's only make believe Because all these blokes, they look pretty average And their wives are beauty queens They're only ads selling a product with the white suburban dream But I reckon they send a message Are we being sold the White Australia Policy? So there it is, there's the blue print, the archetypal Aussie man But what about, what about my gay mates or non-footy fans Indigenous fathers, sons of migrants, yeah what about them? Where's the artists, intellectuals and writers Are they all fictitious characters? You're a male so just be white and dumb In Australia the best you can aspire to Is crackin-a-couple-a-cold-ones Crackin-a-couple-a-cold-ones We're not the men they say we are They're hanging on to the past We've come a long way And we are not the same despite the telecast We're not the men they say we are They're hanging on to the past We've come a long way but we got a way to go And we need to let our boys know misogyny's not alright!
Written by: John Barrington
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