we sit around the table, still waiting for an answer
I'm peeling off the label on my cool, cool keds
make the clock tick faster

I don't know why i did it, don't think i had a reason
still, you want me to admit it
that I hate you so, that I wanted to get even

but I'm too young to know the rules
too small to play the game, too innocent to understand
she stole the family jewels, I'm not the one to blame
oh dad, why can't you be a man?

I stole a box of cookies from teacher's secret closet
I ate them all at recess in the parking lot
but got caught and teacher lost it

she took me to the office, called up my new step-mother
said that i'm behaving badly
I don't get along with other kids
or with my new step-brother

far too much has changed for me to feel like I belong
or get that stealing other people's stuff is wrong
just trying hard to heal the scar
down the middle of my family tree

cuz I'm too young to know the rules
too small to play the game, too innocent to understand
she stole the family jewels, i'm not the one to blame
oh dad, why can't you be a man?

no time to be a kid
no choice but to be strong
when mommy moves a state away
I'm not the one to blame
but how could I understand?
oh dad why can't you be a man?


Lyrics submitted by mfrazee

Be A Man song meanings
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