REAL TRUE MAN

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One guy blames his race. Sleeps all afternoon.
One guy takes up space. One man fills the room.

Real true man. Lives by his hands.
Real true man. See how tall he stands.

One guy stubs his toes, reaching for the stars.
One guy stuffs his nose. One man makes his mark.

Real true man. Lives by his hands.
Real true man. See how tall he stands.

Beware the doe-eyed boys and their hidden strategies.
They live in tabloids and soap opera tragedies.

Real true man. Lives by his hands.
Real true man. See how tall he stands.

Now you’ve been elected to the Legislature.
I’m a peasant by position, not by nature.

Real true man. Lives by his hands.
Real true man. See how tall he stands.

Every love will fade; every friend will go;
Fashioned from clay, every man dies alone.

We can bear injustice, true justice hurts the best.
Tell half your secret, conceal the rest.

Real true man. Lives by his hands.
Real true man. See how tall he stands.

Smile with the wise, eat with the rich.
They’re worth seeing, but not worth going to see.

Real true man. Lives by his hands.
Real true man. See how tall he stands.

He who cannot love must learn to flatter.
A good man is praised. When he starves it doesn’t matter.

You can’t become a saint through other people’s sins.
Virtues make you loved. Faults make you feared again.

Real true man. Lives by his hands.
Real true man. See how tall he stands.

Didn’t get the girl. Didn’t bring him down.
He loves a woman loves her liquor brown.

Real true man. Lives by his hands.
Real true man. See how tall he stands.

Works all day, whiskey at night.
When he prays, the cracks let in the light.

Didn’t sign up for the goodwill cruise.
Down in the garbage, he finds something to use.

Real true man. Lives by his hands.
Real true man. See how tall he stands.

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Copyright 2012 NADJA MUSIC Reinaldo Garcia
August 17, 2010 Monterey, California