"Listen to What the Man Said" as written by and Paul Mccartney Linda Mccartney....
Any time, any day
You can hear the people say
That love is blind
Well, I don't know but I say love is kind

Do do do, do do do do do
Do do do, do do do do do

Soldier boy kisses girl
Leaves behind a tragic world
But he won't mind, he's in love
And he says love is fine

Do do do, do do do do do
Do do do, do do do do do

Oh yes, indeed we know
That people will find a way to go
No matter what the man said
And love is fine for all we know
For all we know, our love will grow
That's what the man said
So won't you listen to what the man said
He said

Ah, take it away

Oh yes, indeed we know
That people will find a way to go
No matter what the man said
And love is fine for all we know
For all we know, our love will grow
That's what the man said
So won't you listen to what the man said
He said

Oh yes, indeed we know
That people will find a way to go
No matter what the man said
And love is fine for all we know
For all we know, our love will grow
That's what the man said
So won't you listen to what the man said
He said

The wonder of it all baby
The wonder of it all baby
The wonder of it all baby, yeah yeah yeah


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"Listen to What the Man Said" as written by Paul Mccartney Linda Mccartney

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    General Commentinteresting...I've also wondered whether "the man" might refer to Jesus. there's not much in the lyrics to support it, but I'm sure we're not the only ones to think of it...so there's probably something there.

    the song (as a whole...not only the words) evokes the sheer joy of being alive, in a way few other songwriters could match.

    i can understand how this sunny outlook can appear naive or even soft-headed: to those with a more pessimistic outlook, or who've been dealt a difficult hand in life.

    consider for example Lennon's "How Can You Sleep?"--a scabrous rant against his former partner--which includes the (admittedly clever) line, "The only thing you did was yesterday." capitalize the "y", if you want. was Lennon less escapist...more aware? or merely bitter?
    foreverdroneon August 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEither that or 'the man' is the boy all along and it represents how he see's the world differently now he is out of the army/war (he used to be negative, now he's positive)
    originlon August 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...I dont think there needs to be anything said as the man got to it before us.
    iR tehn00bieon July 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti actually like this song it's all cool and mellow
    heyjude55on May 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree - I think the lyrics pretty much say what the song is about, although I'm not sure WHO 'the man' is.

    I love the horns in this song - great blend. has anyone heard the DTS 5.1 version of this? Oh my - what a treat - the entire Venus and Mars album sounds great in 5.1.
    Digi-Gon June 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the man is Jesus. Because he told us that love is kind and tells us to listen to the man.
    Warren67on July 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is just a real cool song that describes a positive outlook on love.

    About "the man" being Jesus. I had never thought of that but I think thats actually a pretty cool idea.
    dream109893on August 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAny Time, Any Day
    You Can Hear The People Say,
    That Love is Blind, Well, I Don't Know
    But I Say Love Is Kind
    TheBeckleson March 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe man is the government (like 'Uncle Sam', 'the man' is another name) & the boy once he becomes a man. After the government made a 'boy' go to war, he came back and met a girl and became a man.

    The negative things are what the government (man )said
    The positive things are what the grown up boy (man) said
    originlon August 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've heard a few say "The Man," is referencing the Maharishi. Each Beatle received a secret mantra from him. Therefore, Paul probably won't say who "The Man" is as that might reveal his secret mantra as "Love Is Fine For All We Know
    For All We Know, Our Love Will Grow." But its easy to see why this is something profoundly happy that applies beyond just Paul.

    Don't know,but just sayin'.
    schellerjazzon December 20, 2013   Link

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