Be Like The Man

from by Mieka Pauley

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You got no common sense
They said go there and there you went
Oh the beginning of the end, amen

Drink up every word they say
As many poison drops a day
Watch your cup overflow and float away, away

Be like the Man, be like the Mob
Be like the State, be like a God

Judging by the way you act
I doubt you really want it back
Not that you even had riches to turn to rags

Brick by brick, you got a wall
Nick by nick, it falls
Get yourself together before you lose it all

Be like the Man, be like the Mob
Be like the State, be like a God
Be like the Man, be like the Mob
Be like the State, be like a God

Get mad, get mad, dress yourself in black
This cannot wait, you gotta take it back
Get mad, get mad, dress yourself in black
And prove it, do you want it back

Judging by the way you act
I doubt you really want it back
Happy in your riches to rags

mm, mm
mm, mm

Be like the Man, be like the Mob
Be like the State, be Insane, be some Vengeful God
Be like the Man, be like the Mob
Be like the State, be Insane, be some Vengeful God

Be like the Man, be like the Mob
Be like the State, be like a God
Be like the Man, be like the Mob
Be like the State, be like a God

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from Elijah Drop Your Gun, released November 1, 2007
music & lyrics by M Pauley / The Mess I'm In (SESAC)
produced, recorded and mixed by Brian Cassagnol

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Mieka Pauley Brooklyn, New York

Mieka Pauley possesses a voice that flows like good whiskey and a frankness that makes Alanis Morissette look shy. She conjures up a sonic immediacy with the same masterful command as Ani DiFranco with driving, yearning melodies that stand alongside the work of Michelle Shocked, Neko Case and Emmylou Harris. ... more

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