(I Want To Be Proud) To Be A Man

from by Brett Winterford

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When doors are opened ahead of strangers and the prams are carried up the stairs
Sprung unaware that you're staring softly at her,
There are some occasions when
It feels good to be a man

And when her tasks are piling up around her
And all she asks of you is your ear
As if your audience alone can make her troubles disappear
There are some occasions when
It feels good to be a man

Don't let her down boy
I want to be proud to be a man

When you've landed some unfair advantage
And you choose to show restraint
When you accept you're the only competition in your way
There are still occasions left
To show that you're a man

When you're asked to make hard decisions
When you take hard decisions on the chin
When you accept that a compromise is better than a win
They're the rare occasions when
You should be proud to be a man

Don't let us down boys, I want to be proud to be a man

And when you rest in the small hours
When you're silent and you're still
You catch her smile, she's studying you lost within yourself

There are some days you can't tell
That men around the world are failing us
Over power and for pride and for prejudice
They make it that much harder for the rest of us
The rest of us still doing what we can

Don't let us down boys I wanna be proud to be a man


from Brett Winterford and Wildes Meadow Band, released August 1, 2015
Kent Eastwood (Piano)
Brett Winterford (Vocals)



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