The Man Lyrics by Aloe Blacc


Aloe Blacc Lyrics

The Man Lyrics
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[Chorus:]
Well you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man
Yes I am, yes I am, yes I am
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man

[Verse 1:]
I believe every lie that I ever told
Paid for every heart that I ever stole
I played my cards and I didn't fold
Well it ain't that hard when you got soul (this is my world)
Somewhere I heard that life is a test
I been though the worst but I still give my best
God made my mold different from the rest
Then he broke that mold so I know I'm blessed (this is my world)

[Bridge:]
Stand up now and face the sun
Won't hide my tail or turn and run
It's time to do what must be done
Be a king when kingdom comes

[Hook:]
Well you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man

[Chorus:]
Well you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man
Yes I am, yes I am, yes I am
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man

[Verse 2:]
I got all the answers to your questions
I'll be the teacher you could be the lesson
I'll be the preacher you be the confession
I'll be the quick relief to all your stressin' (this is my world)
It's a thin line between love and hate
Is you really real or is you really fake
I'm a solider standing on my feet
No surrender and I won't retreat (this is my world)

[Bridge:]
Stand up now and face the sun
Won't hide my tail or turn and run
It's time to do what must be done
Be a king when kingdom comes

[Hook:]
Well you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man

[Chorus:]
Well you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man
Yes I am, yes I am, yes I am
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man

[Ad lib:]
I'm the man
Go ahead and tell everybody what I'm saying y'all
I'm the man
Go ahead and tell everybody what I'm saying y'all

[Hook: x2]
Well you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man

[Chorus:]
Well you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man
Yes I am, yes I am, yes I am
I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man
Writer: Elton John, Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Bernard J. P. Taupin, Aloe Blacc
Copyright: Songs Of Universal Inc., Universal/Dick James Music Ltd., WB Music Corp., Jaleesa And Mahdi'S Music, Aloe Blacc Publishing

The Man Info:

The Man was released as the second single from Aloe Blacc's third studio album, Lift Your Spirit. The song is an anthem for believing in oneself.

The Man pays homage to Elton John’s classic "Your Song". A tribute to the 1970 hit, The Man opens its chorus with the same, iconic, "you can tell everybody". Elton John and Bernie Taupin are also listed as co-writers.

This song was used as the background music for the Beats by Dr. Dre "Hear What You Want" commercials featuring Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Garnett and San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick.

From the Album:
Lift Your Spirit (2014)
Wake Me Up EP (2013)

Released:
October 22, 2013
January 18, 2014 (US Radio)
March 30, 2014 (UK)

Format:
Digital download

Recorded:
2013

Genre:
Pop, soul

Length:
4:14

Label:
Interscope Records

Writers:
Egbert Dawkins III
Elton John
Bernie Taupin
Sam Barsh
Daniel Seeff
Khalil Abdul Rahman

Producers:
DJ Khalil

Music video:
"The Man" on YouTube

The song's music video revisits both some of the adversities that African Americans have had to overcome and a selection of their triumphs. It was directed by American filmmaker Mathew Cullen (Pacific Rim, London Fields), who has previously directed clips for Adele, Black Eyed Peas, Jay Z, Katy Perry, Pink and Taylor Swift.

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