A Man is Many Things

May 10, 2020

I’ve lied and I’ve lost
I left a man up on the cross
I played loose with life
And I drew the lines
That I crossed

But I told the truth
When I was scared
And things do exist 
That I repaired

So can I earn my wings
Let a caged bird sing
It’s true as they say
A man is many things
A man is many things

But am I free
Am I free
My god
Will I ever be

Am I past
My past
My god
How long can it last

I’ve shamed
And I’ve blamed
And every bridge 
I’ve set aflame

I played loose with love
Countless sins
In pleasures name

But I loved
Without return
Many times
and I refuse to learn

And I can earn my wings
And this caged bird will sing
It’s true as they say
A man is many things
A man is many things

But am I free
Am I free
My god
Will I ever be

Am I past
My past
My god
How long can it last

I didn’t shy away
From violence 
that came my way

I caused pain
In many hearts
Screaming words 
Silent departs

But still I earn my wings
And this caged bird still sings
It’s true as they say
A man is many things
A man is many things

Am I free
Am I free
My god
Will I ever be

Am I past
My past
My god
How long can it last

Am I free
Am I free
My god
Will I ever be

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