To Be A Man | Boston |  Third Stage for my Dad

Long Before I converted my Dad to understanding Rush, and being blessed enough to see R40 in Boston Gardens in 2015, we always had Boston’s Third Stage to crank up loud, air guitar and drum as we drove around Cape Cod, and sing along together with our falsettos!

Eric Lee Gardner
To Be A Man


What does it take to be a man?
What does it take to see
It’s all heart and soul
A gentle hand?
So easy to want and so hard to give
How can you be a man
Until you see beyond the life you live?
Oh, what does it take to be a man?

We can be blind, but a man tries to see
It takes tenderness
For a man to be what he can be
And what does it mean
If you’re weak or strong?
A gentle feeling
Can make it right or make it wrong
What does it take to be a man?

The will to give and not receive
The strength to say what you believe
The heart to feel what others feel inside


To see what they can see
A man is something that’s real
It’s not what you are
It’s what you can feel
It can’t be too late
To look through the hate and see
I know that’s what a man can be

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