Man Up Lyrics

Man Up  
  
Hook: Man up
Got everybody actin tough
Man up  
Take a drink and then a puff
Man up  
With that poison in your lungs
Spit some venom with your tongue  
Man up now that’s how it’s done  
  
Verse: The pressure got em starting young  
Takin beatings until they’re numb  
Forget the fact he’s someone’s son
He showed up now what’s done is done  
It’s time to find another one
But it’s all for the sake of fun  
It’s only worse if you try to run
Forget your feelings, men have none
If you man up like this they say you’ve won
But what will we do when the damage is done  
And we tell a good mom that she lost her son
Cause he did what they said and it wasn’t enough
And he suppressed his feelings until he had none
Then he got drunk and got hold of his gun
Alone with his thoughts it was no longer fun  
Cause all he knew was how to act tough
When the threat is outside and he’s sizing up nuts
Or he’s out of his mind acting on lust
Or how to keep feelings swept under the rug
Too much of a man to ask for a hug  
Now he can’t cope and he’s stuck in a rut
Left a note on the door that was written in blood
“Dear Dad, I’m sorry I was never enough,
but I’m here all alone and I can’t ‘man up’”  
  
Hook: Man up
Got everybody actin tough
Man up  
Take a drink and then a puff
Man up  
With that poison in your lungs
Spit some venom with your tongue  
Man up now that’s how it’s done  
  
Verse:
What is it men, that’s making us hide?
Always ready for some sort of fight  
Put down our fists everything is alright
Let’s talk it all out maybe save a life
Toxicity flooded streets of our life
It’s taking over everything that we like
Don’t like yourself? Take it out on your wife  
Cause she’s with you still but what’s to like?
She loves you still but you think it’s a lie
And if she’ll settle with you she’s a waste of time
Says the voice in your head that whispers at night
Deep down inside you know it’s not right
Time to drain our minds of all this spite
The guilt trips and these blatant lies
That’ve come to be our own demise
And tell our boys it’s ok to cry
And if there’s no respect it’s ok to cut ties  
Not everything has to end in a fight  
Sometimes you have to swallow your pride 
Manning up means being polite
You’re no less of a man to have a man in your life
In a way that others call a woman their wife
Please stop feeding the demons inside  
Feed them now and they’ll eat you alive  
  
Child: Dad?
Dad: Yeah son?
Child: what's a man?
Dad: Well, a man is anything he wants to be, but most importantly... A man is kind, and respectful, and he values himself and others so he doesn't hurt the people he loves.
Child: I wanna be a man like you someday.
Dad: Someday, you'll make an even better man than me. 
Child: I love you, Dad.  
Dad: I love you too, son.  
 
  
Closing hook: 2x
Man up
Come on now let's show some love
Man up  
Some of us just need a hug
Man up
Sing the song that’s gone unsung  
Be proud of just how far you’ve come
Man up now that’s how it’s done 

Written and Performed by: Stranger
Music by: Lou Kestella and Shane T. Wheeler
Produced by: Lou Kestella and Shane T. Wheeler
Recorded at ProToad Audio

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