"An Accidental Man" as written by Steve Rothery, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas, Ian Mosley, John Helmer and Steve Hogarth....
You ask me how I'm feeling
I only wish you knew
How hard it is for me to share
Share that kind of thing with you

It's not that I don't love you
It's just I can't connect
'Cause I was taught from much too young
To shine and not reflect

And if you sense a smoke screen here
A trick of the dry ice
Just try to see there's more to me
Than sour grapes and sugar mice

Just try to understand
I don't say all I can
A stranger to myself, I am
An accidental man

You ask me if I'm happy
I only wish I knew
'Cause happiness is not a thing
I ever learned to do

It's not that I'm complaining
It's all the same to me
If everything that happens
Happens accidentally

Just try to understand
I don't say all I can
A stranger to myself, I am
An accidental man
A stranger to myself, I am
An accidental man

I was taught for every secret
There's a price you have to pay
Yes, I was taught for every secret
There's a price you have to pay
I was taught from much too young
To never give myself away

Just try to understand
I don't say all I can
A stranger to myself, I am
An accidental man
Just try to understand
I don't do all I can
A mystery to burned-out love
An accidental man


Lyrics submitted by Idan, edited by Moonsadness

"An Accidental Man" as written by Steve Hogarth John Helmer

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    General CommentAbove average Rock with a nice well done catchy chorus. Sounds like something that Rush would come up with in the 80's. The meanings is pretty straightforward.
    MMM88on December 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA male friend of mine (who was abused as a child) felt very connected to this song. I believe the abuse (several types and quite severe) stripped away not only his connectedness to himself, but also makes it difficult for him in the outside world. He logically and socially understands what it means to be a man in our society and in our time period, but is unable to find a way to be that. I think of him whenever I hear this song. This song breaks my heart.
    mawgojzetaon January 14, 2011   Link

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