"Man of Action" as written by and Matthew Good....
Between the night and day
Lost in the law of averages
What would you know unless you'd lived a life of it?
They say the kid sold out

In love with himself run ragged,
Always looked to be a man of action
'Cause that's what the old man should've been

But this world
It wore him out
Eh pa?
This world
It wears you out

I disappeared today
I went under if only for a second
And I found where the lights drown
If you lay down
You can disappear all together
You can disappear

Got me a whore head
I got me a day star
I lost me control of myself
Baby, I don't want it back
No I don't want to be like that
If this is us in control of ourselves

Between the night and day
And so few eyes left open
Your forgiveness ain't a neighborhood that I'm looking to live in maybe

This world it wore me out
This world it wears you out

I disappeared today
I went under if only for a second
And I found where the lights drown
If you lay down

You can disappear all together
You can disappear all together
You can disappear

Got me a whore head
I got me a day star
I lost me control of myself
Baby, I don't want it back

No I don't want to be like that
If this is us in control of ourselves


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"Man of Action" as written by Matthew Good

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    General CommentThis song is about the slight depression that comes from repetition and the feeling of no progress. But you keep going anyway... because of the probability of the outcome you want happening the next time. You stay determined. You stay strong... but in the back of your head you know that even the next time... whatever you're trying to accomplish may not happen still. It's about having faith in the action.
    corey10413on September 19, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great, like everyone of their songs are. This is a great way to start off audio of being. It is a shame that MGB doesn't have any hits in the US, and i have to pay an extra 10-20 dollars on cd's cause they are imports, but mgb is my favorite band
    drumbumon June 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentEven though i have a hard time getting a set meaning to this song I can always seem to relate to everyone of his songs, especially this one. But to me this song is basically describing how "This world wears you out" and even though he had a number of things going for him things still go to hell whether their to his own faults or not, usually it's a bit of both
    invitalison April 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably the best introduction to an album ever made. This song makes you want to be a man of action. It makes you want to do something. I think this song is actually about Shakespeare's Hamlet. Do you see why?
    The cageon February 09, 2006   Link

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