Boston - A Man I'll Never Be - Live 1979

Boston - A Man I'll Never Be - Live 1979




Boston played "A Man I'll Never Be" live on the tour supporting their first album before recording it for Don't Look Back. Delp played the keyboards for these performances. Ottawa Journal critic Mike Volsin stated that the song's slow melody showed that Boston "can settle into the slower mood without any difficulty". Referring to a live performance of the song prior to its release, Peter Robb stated that Delp's voice "stood out like a shining light"




Lyrics


If I said what's on my mind

You'd turn and walk away

Disappearing way back in your dreams

It's so hard to be unkind

So easy just to say

That everything is just the way it seems


You look up at me

And somewhere in your mind you see

A man I'll never be


If only I could find a way

I'd feel like I'm the man you believe I am

And it's getting harder every day for me

To hide behind this dream you see

A man I'll never be


I can't get any stronger

I can't climb any higher

You'll never know just how hard I've tried

Cry a little longer

And hold a little tighter

Emotions can't be satisfied


You look up at me

And somewhere in your mind you still see

A man I'll never be


If only I could find a way

I'd feel like I'm the man you believe I am

And it's getting harder every day for me

To hide behind this dream you see

A man I'll never be



Songwriters: T. Scholz

A Man I'll Never Be lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




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