The Offspring: Take It Like a Man Meaning
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Take It Like a Man Lyrics
Some will feel like you can't find your way
Heaven knows I've seen it all before
Now don't get me wrong
I've seen many a life gone astray
When someone goes
All your bows won't make it any better so let...
Quintessential182 Nov 27th, 2006 11:43pm report
This song is basically about how a person has to fit into the mainstream culture in order to survive in this wonderful world of ours.
The constant refrain of "shut up and take it like a man" is an outside force--or mainstream culture--telling individuals what they need to do in order to "get a life." It's instigation. The rest of the chorus, is used in a similar fashion, as seen through the lyrics, "... you need us to get a life/for your own good/we'll take you by the hand/'cause you need a little more." The verses are in the same vein.
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