Ain't the Man

I gather my sins in a gunny sack
Way down the side of the scale
When it meets the ground, a sickening sound
I'll await that trumpets wail
With a fist of mud right before my judge
May he lay his glory on me
A verdict passed with an audible laugh
I know what the score will be

Was a time I tried, and many I lied
And there were plenty of 'em by and by
But I don't expect to stretch out my neck
These reasons, I'll tell you why

I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be

No, I ain't the man
I ain't the man that you want me to be
Because the life I lead, one of strife and greed
I can't break that hold on me
Oh, no, I ain't the man
I ain't the man that you want me to be
Because I dance with the Devil, and I gamble with God
I ain't the man that you want me to be

There been them nights I prayed for change
That fear, I never could
There been them days I stayed the same
And I knew I never would
There been them weeks when all was bleak
But I drink that bottle brown
There been them years with a lack of tears
That wall came crashing down

Well, I'm the son of a farmer, a low-down charmer
I can cheat my way in cards
I done stabbed my fingers, I'm an off-key singer
When I play that broke guitar
And well, I can talk, I been around the block
I can lift my Lord on high
But I wouldn't take a chance if you want romance
And these reasons, I'll tell you why

I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be

No, I ain't the man
I ain't the man that you want me to be
Because the life I lead, one of strife and greed
I can't break that hold on me
Oh, no, I ain't the man
I ain't the man that you want me to be
Because I dance with the Devil, and I gamble with God
I ain't the man that you want me to be

No, I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be

I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be

No, I ain't the man
I ain't the man that you want me to be
Because the life I lead, one of strife and greed
I can't break that hold on me
Oh, no, I ain't the man
I ain't the man that you want me to be
Because I dance with the Devil, and I gamble with God
I ain't the man that you want me to be

I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be
I ain't the man that you want me to be



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Writer(s): Benjamin Stuart Steele
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