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A CHILD'S IDEA OF A MAN

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


          I.  look up to daddy,
              look up to pa.
              I thought somebody was a man
              if he was tall.
              so I wanted ev'rybody to look up
              and see how tall I am.
              I didn't know I was living
              a child's idea of a man.

         II.  listen to uncle:
              he speaks so loud.
              he's only talkin',
              but to my tiny ears it's a shout.
              so I wanted ev'rybody to listen
              to hear how loud I am.
              I didn't know I was living
              a child's idea of a man.

     BRIDGE:  now a child's idea of a man
              is something I picked up way back when.
              I shoulda left it
              with my bucket and shovel
              lying in the sand.
              but now I'm growing ev'ryday,
              I've learned to throw it all away.
              I've fin'ly stopped living
              a child's idea of a man.

              (repeat verse I)

        III.  my body is achin';
              a whippin' I had.
              I get a spankin'
              ev'ry time that I make daddy mad.
              so I wanted ev'rybody to feel
              the strength within my hands.
              and once again I was living
              a child's idea of a man.

© Copyright 1979 Earl P. Reinhalter.   All Rights Reserved.

 





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