What The Man Said

Sleeping on a Sunday.
Working every fun day.
Even then he does it
to a strict routine.
It keeps arrangements lean.

Be like me.
That's what the man said.

Everybody wants you
if we never say it.
We will never force you
maybe just a touch.
We love you very much.

Wake up child.
That's what the man said.
Don't stay out.
That's what the man said.
Learn your lines.
That's what the man said.
Doing fine.
He didn't say that.

Married every morning.
Working every evening.
Never any time to
measure your success.
In many ways that's best.

Now that you are older
you can come and help me.
One day it is all yours,
think of what it means!
A part of a machine.

Time to learn.
That's what the man said.
Stay inside.
That's what the man said.
Watch and do.
That's what the man said.
I'll miss you.
He wouldn't say that.

I can build an empire
you can come along to.
Only if you want to...
but you have no choice.
I hear it in his voice.

(solo)

Early in the morning.
Quiet as a creaking.
Worried but excited
last look at my life.
I shut the door behind.

Time for school.
He never said that.
I'll miss you.
He never said that.
Just have fun.
He never said that.
Well done son.
He never said that.
I love you.
He never said that.
How was school?
He never said that.

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