Blue October Any Man in America Lyrics

I only note spending time away
I only note the truth is spoken
Best when brutally so honestly.

I'll let you know you set
The standards lyrically for me
One single middle finger
Say raise it up
My speech will always be free
Like Martin Luther King
You had meaning to me
Single handedly saving music starving industry
A hip hop legend was skinned like invisible ink
Like even though he was whiter than me
He was the first to be colorless
Speaking for all of us
Then you let us into your family
Mother father brother sister wife daughter
d___ right in front of me

That's when I miss my daughter desperately
Your mocking bird puts dents in me
While touring press and reliving my song hate me
I was losing custody
I never even saw that s___.
How she played me
And planned and sought it fit
To turn that trick and financially she would benefit
My first and probably only billboard hit
Was gonna pay for my two year old's college
I should have hid that s___
So she couldn't spend that s___
It took twenty years of working
Just to earn that s___
Now word for word I've listened,
heard and I'm done.
Done.

[Chorus]
Like you don't know.
You act like you believe it.
That you're in control.
It's just your legal system though
They don't think about you
No they don't care about you.
Now every man in America take back your control

Like you don't know.
You act like you believe it.
That you're in control.
It's just your legal system though
They don't think about it
No, they don't care about it
Now every man in America take back your control.

I kept my business quiet
Just like my lawyer said.
And I tried to focus on
My anger and work instead.
I was succeeding at self reliant
But inside my soul am dead.
I had to be the sole provider
But not allowed to be the dad.
Literally they took her from me.
Legally they did! They did!
But I'm not a f___ing book
So f___ your book and leaking I said
f___ the judge. f___ that county
f___ your family too.
Yeah f___ everybody that took my baby girl, Blue
I'm way too strong
I work my a__ off all day long.
And I'm gone for months at a time
And you keep sitting there in line
b____ing "Come back home"
I hate you, hate you god.
And then you came back home
And filed for another f___ing divorce.
I'm sick of her I'm sick of you
I'm not sick, I'm lost up in my head.

Any other man in American can get screwed just like me.

[Chorus]

You won't understand, probably never will.
Listen slowly I'll let you know the deal
Lying a__ play the judge with your crying a__
You had your nose wide open when you saw the cash.
Grimy b____ growing tired of you trying s___.
Women run the courts, men provide the chips.
Well eat up b____ until you had enough b____.
But take my kids; you can kiss both my nuts b____.
Telling lies cause daddy's always on the road.
But you the one f___ing like a groupie at a show.
Money hungry so you try to take my youngest from me.
You a dummy honey ill chase you across the country.
Bring the drama to you mamma and you mammas mamma
Cause we all know you chasing after comma's.
Couple checks few houses and Gucci blouses
You changing d___s like you changing outfits.
Constitution now a day's got the daddies losing.
Lot of fathers getting f___ed by the constitution.

[Chorus 3x] Lyrics © OBO APRA/AMCOS

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