Manhood

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INTRO:
The Children of the children of the seventies
Expectations for their future were higher than they could ever meet
Parents gave them all the freedom in the world but never knew how they should treat em
Greeted them into the world but didn't know how to feed em
Millennial

VERSE 1
Twenty-seven years old, ready to be a man
No more waiting for hand outs, I'll do whatever I can
.My best plans are still written in sand
I'm done with sand castles, I need my OWN land
.The world's colder, my mind's older, I was young when I vowed to always be stone sober
But I haven't yet been bowled over, though I see why men drink something stronger than Coca Cola
Or sniff coca, on trips to Acapulco
Pokin their nose in pots of gold that they were not supposed ta
Once super local, now I'm thinking total global
I'm still hopeful in a world gone super loco
Like Toto's owner, or a token marijuana smoker
Startin to feel like I have wandered far away from home, uh
In a Honda Odyssey, I'd give my girl monogamy
But I've accomplished next to nothing next to my degree (Yale!)

CHORUS
.What does it take to be a man?
A dollar and a dream, empty pockets and a plan?
Momma always said, life will never hold your hand
To make God laugh, you just tell him all your plans
x2

12th grade yearbook, "most likely to change the world"
Same time, I was least likely to chase a girl
Sum it up, you don't have to have a brain
To know the combination equals jason goes insane
I'm not saying that MY life is worse than YOUR case
We all have struggles - these are just the ones that I've faced
Not to mention, the girls I found on MySpace, late at night, sendin messages, pictures I erased, huh
I had to get that off my chest, huh
I had to hide all of those texts! Huh
I had a complicated mess
Of how I viewed the other sex - and also sex, huh
.Expecting greatness was problematic
I felt the weight of public gaze, and I couldn't stand it
Ever since I turned 12, I've had this awkward habit, thinking that my future should be brighter than the lunar landing

.So now I'm sorting through my options
From passive thought, now I'm moving to production
To start conducting my life with new reductions
Less consumption. More action. More confronting.
x2

CHORUS

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from Millennial, released February 7, 2014
Produced by Andrew Coulter

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