"3rd Man In" as written by Ken Casey, Rick Barton and Matthew Edward Kelly....
My friends, my town - camaraderie We'll never finish last We stood as one where are they now We grew up fast To young to know or really give a shit the past has left us worse for ware

Be strong and stand Stand up like a man Your concept of Friendship isn't right Third man in is how you show your care Nothing else matters but the fight!


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    General CommentI think the general message is don't forget yout roots, and stay true, and stand up for them.
    vlcmaapon December 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOk; to me this song is about someone who jumps into a fight. When there are 2 people fighting one on one and someone else jumps in he's known as the "3rd Man in". Its really a song about cowardice. The Murphy's are really into Hockey and in hockey there is a special penalty for someone who is the 3rd man in a fight (usually because thats what causes a bench clearing brawl) (same concept can be applied to fighting in the street)

    the song is telling the perpetrator to stand up like a man, because a real man wouldn't jump in a one on one fight or need someone else to jump in to help him in one. I think the song is about a guy who thinks he's a good friend because he jumps in the fight right away but knows nothing else about friendship. sounds to me like its a message to a knucklehead
    JeffKaos71on March 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentafter the chorus it says:
    Some will survive
    I hope I'm one of them
    Things aren't what they use to be
    It makes me sick
    Our bond has broke and we aren't what we were
    It's time to face life on my own

    then repeats the chorus three more times
    letitburn1408on September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJeffKaos then why does it say third man in is how you show you care?
    yea in hockey 3rd man in starts the bench clearers but bench clearers r fun as hell
    letitburn1408on September 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment... the second verse is missing... it goes:

    Some will survive I hope I'm one of them
    Things aren't what they used to be it makes me sick
    Our bond has broke and we aren't what we were
    It's time to face life on my own
    Zamiel213on September 21, 2008   Link

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