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Men are husbands, men are dads
Casanovas, Jack the Lads

Men are brothers, men are sons
Pray their fathers' will be done
Men of science, men of God
Men of action, in a squad
Men are Real and men are New
And men are people just like you
So hard...

Men are friendly, men are flip
Laugh a lot and give you lip
Men are crazy, men are kind
Men are angels, men are swine
In the movies, men are brave
Seldom ever misbehave
Macho men are all the rage
Selling jeans and aftershave
Men are sexy, men are sweet
Men are faithful, never cheat
Men are tough and never cry
Men are truthful, never lie - and it's
So hard...

Men are restless, men are shy
Commit themselves, they'd rather die
Hide their feelings with a front
Say 'I love you' when they're drunk
Throw their clothes off in a heap
Crawl in bed and fall asleep
Kiss you quick and say goodbye
And I should know, cos I'm a guy
Men are sexy, men are sweet
Men are faithful, never cheat
Men are tough and never cry
Men are truthful, never lie - and it's
So hard... to be a man

At the factory, at the pool
At the match or sat in school
Riding bikes or making deals
Sat behind a driving wheel
In the playground, in the pub
In the bedroom - there's the rub
Boys impersonating men
And I should know - I'm one of them
Men are sexy, men are sweet
Men are faithful, never cheat
Men are tough and never cry
Men are truthful, never lie
Clever men with clever brains
Spend the weekend watching trains
Handsome men with happy lives
Damaged men with damaged wives...
So hard... they're
So hard... and it's
So hard... to be a man

credits

from Love Over Rage [1994], released January 31, 2013
Rythm Guitar Robin Millar
Slide Guitar Chris Rea
Keyboards Mark Ambler
Bass Winston Blissett
Drums Martin Ditcham
Saxophone Mark Ramsden
Backing vocs TV Smith, Andy Mitchell

Additional contributions by
Tom Robinson: acoustic guitar, programming
Evan Berryman: additional guitar
Al Scott: additional guitar

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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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