To Be A Man (feat. Darius Rucker)

Dax

I can’t hide myself
I don’t expect you to understand
I just hope I can explain
What it’s like to be a man
It’s a lonely road, and they don’t care about what you know
It’s not about how you feel but what you provide inside that home

Being a man is what you make it
you can’t always live up to expectations
You try to please everybody while you struggle so you fake it and end up out of balance compromising situations
As a good man
A do what he should man
A give everything he has and do everything he could man
You might find yourself feeling all alone
Inside a house you built that you don’t recognize as home
And that’s what my daddy told me
And i’ll tell my son the same
Now that I’m older I relate and I actually feel his pain
He never cried
He might of lied but he did not complain
And he said son one day you’ll have to do the same
I get emotional when I stop I think and I look around
beyond the county lines of my small town
I think about all the men out there who feel like I do now
Who are screaming on the inside but won’t ever make a sound

I can’t hide myself
I don’t expect you to understand
I just hope I can explain
What it’s like to be a man
It’s a lonely road and they don’t care about what you know
It’s not bout how you feel but what you provide inside that home

Don’t give up, keep fightin’
As a man our son(sun) is our horizon
And our father’s actions play a role
And we end up like ‘em
So they can’t let us see them hurt
‘Cause we’ll embody what they do
And start a generational curse
No wonder most men are so depressed
All the things that they can’t express
They go to war
get thrown on the shelf
Then go back to war with their mental health
Then grab that bottle and ask for help
Try to pull themselves out of h*ll
Then fall back down and then realize that they gon’ have to do it themselves

It’s the circle of life
As a man you provide
They don’t know what you’re worth ‘til the day that you die
And that’s when they start cryin’
Then move on to a man to confide in

That’s why we feel
We can’t hide ourselves
We don’t expect you to understand
We just hope we can explain
What it’s like to be a man
It’s a lonely road and you don’t care about what we know
It’s not about how we feel but what we provide inside that home

That home
It’s not about how we feel but what we provide inside that home

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