"The Man" as written by Aloe Blacc, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Khalil Abdul-rahman, Daniel Seeff and Sam Barsh....
Girl you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man
Yes I am, yes I am, yes I am
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man

I believe every lie that I ever told
Paid for every heart that I ever stole
I paid my cause and I didn’t fold
Well it ain’t that hard when you got soul (this is my world)
Somewhere I heard that life is a test
I been though the worst but still I give my best
God made my mold different from the rest
Then he broke that mold so I know I’m blessed (this is my world)

Stand up now and face the sun
Won’t hide my tail or turn and run
It’s time to do what must be done
Be a king when kingdom comes

Girl you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man

Girl you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man
Yes I am, yes I am, yes I am
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man

I got all the answers to your questions
I’ll be the teacher you could be the lesson
I’ll be the preacher you be the confession
I’ll be the quick relief to all your stressing (this is my world)
It’s a thin line between love and hate
Is you really real or is you really fake
I’m a solider standing on my feet
No surrender and I won’t retreat (this is my world)

Stand up now and face the sun
Won’t hide my tail or turn and run
It’s time to do what must be done
Be a king when kingdom comes

Girl you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man
Girl you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man
Yes I am, yes I am, yes I am
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man

I’m the man
Go ahead and tell everybody what I’m saying y’all
I’m the man
Go ahead and tell everybody what I’m saying y’all

Girl you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man
Girl you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man
Girl you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man
Girl you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man
Yes I am, yes I am, yes I am
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man


Lyrics submitted by lize, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"The Man" as written by Elton John Aloe Blacc

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentCan't believe there are no comments yet. Powerful statement of what it truly is to assert yourself with confidence and power as a man. Great song by an amazing artist.
    LaBradford22on July 06, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionI also cannot believe there's one comment only. What a great song, and I had never even heard of Aloe. Flipping tv and he was singing on Queen Latifah's show, and I was hooked. I adore Elton John, but this song is so fabulous!
    Gillcierion November 20, 2014   Link
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    General CommentSo here is my interpretation of the text. He sings about a person who can now go out officially that he is his holiness. He has been hidden from many years but now it is time that he's making itself known. The female singer Lorde use not The Man in the text, but she calls his holiness The diamond. Lisa Miskovsky says The Master. Taylor Swift writes the name of a little unclear on a tree and she greets him welcome. Nirvana sing in the In Bloom that he hears the text but do not understand. There are many artists who made attempts to reach The Man. The Man is here and we are waiting curiously at him to make themselves known! The Swedish singer Magnus Uggla tries to piece together The Man with a woman. Now just hope that they hear the music so they come in contact with each other. It is important that they meet! Why I do not know.
    Woooooooloon August 03, 2015   Link

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