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THAT MAN

Pierce Peter Brandt, vocal  Scott Warner, piano

I am that man

Who begs the trash

For cans, for bottles

For hope, for cash

Home in his pocket

Heart in his hand


I am that man

At the speed of sound

Who flies the world

And never looks down

Flies alone

Never can land


        Ten thousand years

        Of tears and slaughter

        To green the land

        To salt the water

        Ten thousand years

        For better and worse

        The dreams of men

        Who dream the earth


I am that man

Consumed with rage

Whose heart's a stone

Whose face a blade

Life is a war

He’ll never win


I am that man

With the uniform on

Who fires the gun

Becomes the bomb

Might is his right

God is his plan


I am that man

Who knows that pain

When it’s in your body

And won’t go away

Whose light never comes

Whose dark never ends


        Ten thousand years

        Of tears and slaughter

        To green the land

        To salt the water

        Ten thousand years

        For better and worse

        The dreams of men

        Who dream the earth


I am that man

Needs love so bad

Destroyed every love

He has ever had

Rather kill than need

Rather die than change


Rather die than change

Rather die than change...

© 2010 by Bruce Gelfand and Scott Warner