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Any Man


Category: Americana, Singer/songwriter, Alternative Folk



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Description: Five characters, five parallel scenes of a personal determination to resist.

ANY MAN

Billy’s got a place, yeah he got out of the house
Books and a hot plate, and a window facing South
He ain’t never been alone before, and he’ll never get ahead
But he reads about the living and the dead

Carla’s filling in the form and she doesn’t check the box
She didn’t tell the truth ‘cause she couldn’t stand the loss
There’s the kids and there’s papa, and there’s lines that you don’t cross
As she thought about the living and the lost

CHORUS:
Any day at every moment any man can change
And take the world into his empty hands
Any day at any moment a man can turn around
And make the sands of time to rearrange

Johnny put his weapon down, and he turned and walked away
He said “I have done what I have done” but not another day
Will I fire upon the village, will I fill the world with dread
He remembered all the living and the dead

INSTRU VERSE: THEN CHORUS:
Any day at every moment any man can change
And take the world into his empty hands
Any day at any moment a man can turn around
And make the sands of time to rearrange

Bobby puts his work aside and stares into the glass
‘Swears “Not another second will I work to make this last”
As he watched his brothers beaten, and he watched his sisters gassed
And he thought about the living and the past

Jimmy put the bottle down and he stared out of the glass
‘Said to himself I’m going soon but I think I’m going last
Put his fingers to the photographs and blood swelled in his head
As he thought about the living and the dead

Submitted: August 26, 2017 7:05PM


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