"Go West Young Man" as written by and Ryan Donald/hackenson Zimmerman....
Call me weak but I will learn from you
Maybe I'll be brave but just not today
Call me scared, but that's who I really am
I could be just like you

Excuse me, gentlemen
What exactly does it mean to be a man?
Excuse me, kind gentlemen
Can you tell me what it means to be a man?

Call me sad but how would you ever know?
Maybe you'll be there, but just not today
Pretend I'm dead, so you can go on living
I could be just like you

Excuse me, gentlemen
What exactly does it mean to be a man?
Excuse me, kind gentlemen
Can you tell me what it means to be a man?
Man, man, man, man, man
I just wanna be a man

A real grown up cowboy
'Cause this is what you made me be
A straight up gunslinger
I won't be back, baby

A real grown up cowboy
'Cause this is what you made me be
A straight up gunslinger
I won't be back, baby

Yeah, you know it
I won't be back again
Yeah, you know it
I won't be back again

Yeah, you know it
I won't be back again
Yeah, you know it
I won't be back again

Excuse me, gentlemen
What exactly does it mean to be a man?
Excuse me, kind gentlemen
Can you tell me what it means to be a man?

Excuse me, excuse me
Can you tell me, can you tell me what it means to be?

Should I be just like you?
Should I be just like you?
Should I be just like you?
Should I be just like you?

Should I be just like you?
Should I be just like you?
Should I be just like you?
To be a man




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"Go West Young Man" as written by Brandon Hackenson Alex Torres

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    General CommentI happen to be listening to the song right now on my ipod and i love how he uses so much emotion when singing this, it really shows that he's not like the others and he knows how men are supposed to be but he doesn't want to, so he asks "Should i be just like you, to be a man?" it makes the whole song so emotional and crazy awesome!
    greeley_reaperon October 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe might be being criticized for being depressed from being hurt emotionally, which means he's showing his emotions, which isn't what a man is supposed to do in our society.

    Or he might be afraid of taking chances. Whatever the case, he's not acting how men are "supposed" to act (brave and fearless).

    "Call me sad, but how would you ever know?
    Maybe you'll be there, but just not today."
    The people doing this to him haven't been in the position he has, and once they are, they'll be hypocrites because they'll be acting the same way.
    jellaon June 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI happen to be listening to the song right now on my ipod and i love how he uses so much emotion when singing this, it really shows that he's not like the others and he knows how men are supposed to be but he doesn't want to, so he asks "Should i be just like you, to be a man?" it makes the whole song so emotional and crazy awesome!
    greeley_reaperon October 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI happen to be listening to the song right now on my ipod and i love how he uses so much emotion when singing this, it really shows that he's not like the others and he knows how men are supposed to be but he doesn't want to, so he asks "Should i be just like you, to be a man?" it makes the whole song so emotional and crazy awesome!
    greeley_reaperon October 10, 2008   Link

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