Tane - This is a man

by Matiu Te Huki

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This song is about my journey as a man and my understanding of how we men got to be where we are now and where we're going. Its ups and downs, challenging and reward moments. Its my declaration to the world that this is who I choose to be, sometimes I may crumble but I'll pick myself up again for myself, my family, my community and the world.

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There's more than 1 kind of man inside a man I've been them all I tell ya
It all depends on me, sometimes I'm a pillar made of gold, sometimes I fall
it never ends you see

My biggest battles in life are with myself, I'm constantly, my worst enemy
is hiding deep inside of me and now I know the difference between him and me thats why this is a man

this is a man, you can rely on, not too tough back strong like a Lion
with a gently smile in his eyes, protecting his pride this is a man
in touch with himself yeah, leaning on nobody else yeah
his loving arms will hold you true, all night through yeah

I pay respect to the older generation a loving village man united with his clan on the land
dropped in suburbian isolation, without a plan, times were hard it closed his heart
then came the dawning of a new aged man, going with the flow sensitive not equipped with the strongest backbone and now its time, through these actions of mine to lift the vibe for the universe and I thats why this is a man

this is a man, you can rely on, not too tough back strong like a Lion
with a gently smile in his eyes, protecting his pride this is a man
in touch with himself yeah, leaning on nobody else yeah
his loving arms will hold you true, all night through yeah

I take myself on cause I had the light shine on me
gonna claim my throne for the sake of my family
a brotherhood of men are ready to stand by me, this is why...

this is a man, you can rely on, not too tough back strong like a Lion
with a gently smile in his eyes, protecting his pride this is a man
in touch with himself yeah, leaning on nobody else yeah
his loving arms will hold you true, all night through yeah

kia whakatane au i ahau e (make me a man)
ma toku whanau me toku oranga e (for my family and my own wellbeing)
anei te kaha o oku tupuna e (here is the power of my ancestors)
mo nga uri e heke mai ana e, hi, hi, hi ha HI!!! (for the future generations to come)

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released May 9, 2016
here is the music video www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCpLpvG-vcY

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