When I was a child I thought as a child I spoke as a child I didn't know better But now I'm a man I look like a man I'm old as a man And I should know better Got my head in the sky And my mind knows what it wants But my body just drags me down And my world is something you can't see But it's still very real to me You can find it in the hole where I keep my soul There it is - way down inside me There's a real man Forget about my body and be a real man I see with my heart I hear with my heart I feel with my heart Sometimes it works better And some so-called friends put me down And they pity me for trying Bad emotions push me around But the vision shines on and on It will shine when we all are gone And I'd like to add a little sparkle while I'm here Light it up - way down inside me There's a real man Forget about bad feelings and be a real man Some men's world is only hate and money Afraid of everything and they laugh at nothing And they only live to criticize You can laugh at me now [ha ha ha] But the time comes to everybody When you must decide When that day finally comes along You might wish you'd been a little more strong Then you'll wake up in the morning cryin' "Oh my God" There it is - way down inside me It's a real man You got to grow up sometime Be a real man Suffer them slings and arrows Be a real man Now be a real man Don't sell yourself for nothing Be a real man Don't take no crap from no one Be a real man Get your trip together Be a real man
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