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Take It Like a Man Lyrics

When you won't go along
Some will feel like you can't find your way
Heaven knows
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...

  1. Quintessential182
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    Nov 27th 2006 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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