"I'm A Man" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Stephen Patrick Mackey and Mark Andrew Webber....
Well, my pad is very messy
And there's whiskers on my chin
And I'm all hung up on music
And I always play to win

I ain't got no time for lovin'
'Cause my time is all used up
Just to sit around creatin'
All that groovy kind of stuff

But I'm a man, yes I am
And I can't help
But love you so

But I'm a man, yes I am
And I can't help
But love you so

Well, if I had my choice of matter
I would rather be with cats
All engrossed in mental chatter
Movin' where our minds are at

And relatin' to each other
Just how strong our wills can be
I'm resisting all involvement
With each groovy chick we see

Well, I'm a man, yes I am
And I can't help
But love you so

But I'm a man, yes I am
And I can't help
But love you so

I got to keep my image
While suspended from a throne
That looks out upon a kingdom
Full of people all unknown

Who imagine I'm not human
And my heart is made of stone
I never had no problems
And my toilet's trimmed with chrome

I'm a man, yes I am
And I can't help
But love you so, no no

I'm a man, yes I am
And I can't help
But love you so


Lyrics submitted by kfe2

"I'm a Man" as written by Jimmy Miller Steve Winwood

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    General CommentHe's telling his girl that the way he acts is b/c he's a man and can't change his behavior.
    kfe2on February 08, 2006   Link
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    My OpinionIn my opinion this song was inspired by “Bo Diddley — I’m a man”. Diddley sung about
    the “line to shoot” (cocaine), and said that a “man” had enough money to get it. The
    song by Spencer Davis Group is about a “groovy kind of stuff” that needs naked skin
    (“whiskers on my chin”) to be injected (heroin). The lyrics also says that a man has
    enough courage to do the injection, that someone likes more the “stuff” than the cat
    (amphetamines) and the chatter (cocaine), and that the injections keep the “toilet
    trimmed with chrome” (allow to maintain good health). Something more about two cover
    versions of I’m a man by Spencer Davis Group. The first was released in 1969 by the
    band Chicago, and is slower and more danceable. The lyrics of the 1969 track are
    just a little bit different, but their meaning is the same. The second cover version
    is from Italy, and was released in 1978 by Marzio Vincenzi (alias Macho). The lyrics
    of this 1978 vinyl are almost the same of the original version by Spencer Davis Group,
    but there is an important difference : instead of “toilet trimmed with chrome”, Marzio
    Vincenzi said “toilet trimmed with gold”. So I think that Marzio didn’t understand the
    meaning of the lyrics, because normally a man addicted to heroin doesn’t have “gold”
    or a lot of money. In summary, please don’t care about the (very bad) meanings,
    because “I’m a man” is always good music.
    maxlookdjon November 06, 2012   Link

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