"Man" as written by Inara George and Greg Kurstin....
Don't, don't, don't, don't leave me
Don't leave me here
Skirt in the air with muted cares
All limbs and love absurd

I know I say just let me stay
But stomp the ground, push me around
And send me on my way

No, no, no, don't leave me
Don't take my word
I've lost my head, I need my bed
I promise you my bird

When I awake all sweet and sound
Without a care or woe
I'll thank you, dear, I'll kiss you, love
No matter friend or foe

I want to be the best I can
For me, for you, for every man
But I can slip, I lose my place
This shamefulness is hard to face

No, no, no, don't tell me
Of what I've done
I might ignore, just close the door
Before you have your fun

You tell it with such grace and wit
I know it can be humorous
But I don't have the heart for it

Oh, oh, oh, don't look
I've lost my way
I'll button up, hold out my cup
And beg for a cliche

I have no rights to a complaint
I guess it's just a little nuts
We're all a bit insane

I want to be the best I can
For me, for you, for every man
But I can slip, I lose my place
This shamefulness is hard to face

Oh, please let me
Keep my head
It wouldn't do you any good
Just hanging by a thread

I want to be the best I can
Nose to the ground
It's pound for pound
Or stick it to the man

I want to be the best I can
For me, for you, for every man
But I can slip, I lose my place
This shamefulness is hard to face

I want to be the best I can
For me, for you, for every man
But I can slip, I lose my place
This shamefulness is hard to face


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"Man" as written by Inara George Greg Kurstin

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    General CommentThis song is about cheating. She is singing to her lover about her crisis of conscience. She is asking him to keep their secret safe, and to be supportive of her during this time while she figures out how to handle the situation.
    samo31133113on May 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlovin this
    fireplaceon October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe wants sex
    Clarisssaon January 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was about cheating as well... and strongly related to it :(
    Basically you dont want them to leave you because you love them and you want them to stay, you want them to understand that you don't mean to do what you do, it just happens...
    But at the same time, you want the other person to stick up for themselves, put there foot down, and tell you that it is not acceptable... Because the more you can get away with it, the more you do it..
    JesAnneon May 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think its more about a submissive female with her dom lover.
    Experminateon February 06, 2014   Link

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