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Boys Will Be Boys

 
Credits
Lyric Credits: Mike Lacey
Music Credits: Mike Lacey
Producer Credits: Mike Lacey
Publisher Credits: Mike Lacey
Label Credits: Mike Lacey
Description
Short Song Description:
Ode to coming of age, boy to man
Story Behind the Song:
A father's take on his son growing up, transitioning to manhood, the silly things guys do along the way
Metadata
Song Length:
3:41
Primary Genre:
Pop-Rock
Secondary Genre:
-
Tempo:
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal:
Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1:
Life
Mood 1:
Serene
Similar Artist 1:
Bob Dylan
Language:
English
Lyrics
These days, as you?re growing, there?s a lot you?ll have a chance to do
A lot of ways to choose the path you take
I?ll be there beside you, so if you ever need me
I?ll try to help you learn from my mistakes

Men are funny creatures, we try so hard to hide
How we can hurt, how we hate to be alone
We try to show how we?re so tough and also so successful
By bragging about everything we own

Boys, will be boys for as long as we are able
Growing older but not up as we pretend
That what remains important includes power, looks and money
Keeps some boys I know from turning into men

I?ve stumbled more than once or twice, walking though this maze
Of growing older, and I?ve so much yet to learn
I?ll share with you the things that can bring you pain and happiness
So you can pass them on when it?s your turn

Boys, will be boys for as long as we are able
Growing older but not up as we pretend that
That what remains important includes power, looks and money
Keeps some boys I know from turning into men

There?s something deep inside us, makes us feel so terrified
That we protect our feeling with a wall
But if we don?t allow ourselves to feel a little happiness
Those feelings will make failures of us all

Now Devin, in your eyes I see a twinkle that reminds me
Of a time I didn?t know what worry meant
Growing up is overrated, so enjoy the time you?ve got now
Cause before you know it, son, your childhood?s spent

Boys, will be boys for as long as we are able
Growing older but not up as we pretend that
That what remains important includes power, looks and money
Keeps some boys I know from turning into men
Copyright 1995 Mike Lacey