Jack Ingram – “That’s A Man”

Saw a story on the local news last night
‘Bout one more struggling single mother
She was talkin’ ’bout how hard it is gettin’ by
With no help, no money, no nothin’ from the baby’s father
Made me think about this guy I know with a wife and a child
Who’s working two jobs just to get by
Yeah, he says he’d do anything he could in this world
Just to give his young family a better life;
Yeah, a better life

Oh, that’s a man
That’s a 19-year-old, modern day hero man

Those two young Marines over there fighting for their country
Man, they’re gonna be friends forever
They both come back eventually but as bonds and destiny would have it
They don’t come back together
Yeah, the one who lived to tell about why he can’t even talk about it
Keeps fighting that fight up there in his head
Ain’t a day goes by he don’t wonder why, why it wasn’t me instead
It could’ve been me instead

Oh, that’s a man
That’s a you don’t know how hard he tried to save his buddy’s life man
I don’t know about you but sometimes,
I just need a little remindin’
Reach down and find some understandin’
Find some kind of kindness

Read about a man who said his family had been farming the same land in Ohio
For a hundred years
Felt like he’d paid for it ten times over
With his own blood, his own sweat, and his own tears
If he had to, he’d be out there on that tractor workin’
Seven long, hot days a week
Yeah, he’s the kind of fellathat people get real quiet
When he stands up in church to speak
They know when he speaks

Oh, that’s a man
That’s a stand tall, walk straight put God’s share in the collection plate man
Oh, that’s a man
Oh, that’s a man

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