"A Man I'd Rather Be" as written by and Bert Jansch....
Now I wish I was a dog
Lazin' about all day
With the barks so loud and fierce
To keep the cats away
But a man's a man
And a dog's a slave
So man i would rather be

Now I wish I was a book
Upon a dusted shelf
With a millions of words to read
Lord but I can't even read myself
But a man's a man
And a book can't think
So man I would rather be

Now I wish I was a brick
In a middle of a wall
With a plastic coat and hat
I would have no cares at all
But a man's a man
And a brick won't talk
So man I would rather be

Now I wish I was a fly
A buzzin' around and around
Racin' through the air
With no spiders to be found
But a man's a man
And a fly get squashed
So a man I would rather be


Lyrics submitted by matkojebca

A Man I'd Rather Be song meanings
Add your thoughts

No Comments

sort form View by:
  • No Comments

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain