"Guitar Man" as written by and David Gates....
Who Draws the Crowd
And Plays so Loud
Baby Its The Guitar Man

Who's gonna steal the show
you know
baby its the guitar man

He can make you love
he can make you cry
he will bring you down
and he'll get you high
Something keeps him going
Miles and Miles a day
To find another place
To Play

Night after Night
He'll treat you right
Baby its the guitar man

Who's on the Radio?
You Gonna
Listen to The Guitar Man

When he comes to town
and you see his face
And you think you might
like to take his place
Something keeps him driftin
Miles and Miles away
Seraching for the songs to play

Then you listen to the music
and you like to sing along
you want to get he meaning
out of each and every song
Then you find yourself a message
and some words to call your own
And take 'em home

(Solo)

He can make you love
he can get you high
he will bring you down
and he'll make you cry
something keeps him moving
but no one seems to know
what it is that makes him go

Then the lights began to flicker
and the sound is getting dim
the voice begins to falter
and the crowd is getting thin
but he nevers seems to notice
he's just gotta find another
place to play

Gotta Play
Gotta Play
(Cheers)
Gotta Play


Lyrics submitted by AliesterCrowleyFan

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    General CommentBeautiful. I'm surprised no has commented on it yet...
    king nothing2on September 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love the bit when he talks about knowing what every line means in the songs. i love cake covers (check out i will surive it's really funny at first then it gets really good). does anyone who did the original of this?
    Sweetheart210on February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEh?
    nagromnaion April 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentis it just me, or does the chorus of 'The Real Thing' by Bo Bice sound similiar to 'The Guitar Man's'? anyway. brilliant song.
    chellybeanzon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentProbably because that faggot stole the guitar chords for his own shitty advantage. I hate bands that do that shit especially when they suck to begin with. Makes me want to strangle a bitch! btw beautiful song by the legendary david gates/Bread!
    floydian18on July 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me think of my dad. He loved Bread and we listened to it togetrher often. He would play the rythem gutair part from this song along with the album, lol. He was always playing and now I can listen to this song and smile just thinking about him...
    Skyedanceron August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just surprisingly listened again this song today, after several years since I was a little child when I listened to this beautiful song.
    To my amazement, this song still really is a very beautiful song,
    and personally, it means a lot to me!

    this song, to me, is clearly about the passion of a musician/singer/songwriter (here in this song termed as "Guitar Man").
    a musician will have his/her own reasons to travel miles & miles away, to play the songs, just to be able to share something so abstract, yet so beautiful & eternal, which is the message, the meaning, and the emotions of the music.
    true/real musicians often have different motivations than most regular practical people in this world.
    and this song has clearly depicted it very beautifully.
    this is easily become onf of my favorite song, even in this so-called 'digital era' of 'noisy' music, this song still and i think will always stand out on it sown, at least to me personally, as a singer/songwriter myself.
    dinkoton May 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a man that lives on women's couches, stealing their medications and robbing them blind.
    Indie_Queenon March 23, 2015   Link

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