[Old Man:] Tinker tailor…
Hush, can't you hear?
Words of judgement
Wise and sincere
Every single winter has its spring
I don’t care
Everlasting continual ring
I don’t care

Iʼm so grateful I fell and rose and tried
Won and laughed and cried
Lost and swore and lied
Now I have to confide:
I loved
I lived
[Choir: x4] That is all a man can do

[Old Man:] Soldier, sailor
Hush, can't you hear?
Words of wisdom
as it draws near
Have you seen the truth a man can see?
I don’t care
Have you been the best a Man could be?
I don’t care

Iʼm so grateful I fell and rose and tried
Won and laughed and cried
Lost and swore and lied
Now I have to confide:
I lived
It was me
[Choir: x4] That is all a man can do

[Old Man:] Those dire grins of mere cognition
I gave my tears to superstition
Those higher spheres, I can’t adore them
I save my sins, I can’t abhor them

Fell and rose and tried
Won and laughed and cried
Lost and swore and lied
Last eternal pride
To love
To live
(x4)

[Choir: x4] That is all a man can do
[Choir:] Show me pain that is not true
Show me a sense thatʼs not in you
Show me joy that is not true
Show me a sense thatʼs not in you
Show me pain that is not true
Show me a sense thatʼs not in you
Show me life that is not true
Show me a sense to love to live
(x2)

[Old Man:] Hear the voice
Theyʼre haunting me
Never heard
Wonʼt let me free
Never felt
So insecure
Hear that voice
Stop and let me breathe!

Finally peace and silence
all around me
Made them hush and killed
the source inside me
Drowned in madness
by the force inside me
Finally peace and silence
all around my grave...


Lyrics submitted by Octavarium64

All A Man Can Do 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