"Mean Man" as written by and Allen Toussaint....
These salty tears fallin' from eyes
He's a mean man, he's that kind of guy
Well I've been lovin' him since school days
I guess for me I should say fool days

After waiting all this time
Thinking he would just be mine
He acts as if he doesn't know
Just how much i love him so

(Mean man) he's a cruel man
(Mean man) a break the rule mane

Took me so long you know it's a sin
And i forgive him time and time again
Someday i may break these ties that bind
i see no hope for this soul of mine

When i try to face the truth
Tell myself i'll cut him loose
He puts his arms around me tightly
Ooh he's so divine

(mean man) he's a cruel man
(mean man) a break-the-rule man

Jimmy loves me and Henry too (Henry too)
But I still wait around for you-know-who
Just when i need him he's a goner
But still my love he's getting stronger

when i get to feeling tired
he decides to come around
he acts as if he doesn't know
I'm alive, he hurts me so

(mean man) he's a lover man
(mean man) like no other man
(mean man) he's a sweet man
(mean man) he's my mean man

Lyrics submitted by MGabardine

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