I Can't Be Your Man

from by Evening Man

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Make me want to throw it all away
& still have nothing to say.
There’s nothing to think about
except for when we’re gonna go out.
I want it all. I want it all
if I’m gonna take the fall.
Want you there, underground.
You’ll be found with me.

The way you stand there in the light, like I never could have found you.
You could evaporate in night. You know I’m gonna have to...

Make me come somewhere outside myself,
or damn the whole thing to hell
since there’s nothing to drink in here,
& all I wanna do is be near you
when you show it all, & you show it all.
I’m in the middle of the longest fall.
You stay there. Not a sound.
You’ll be found with me.

The way you stand there in the light, like I never could have found you.
You could evaporate in night. I’ll do anything that I have to do.

I want you, baby, but I can’t understand how to be a man.
I want you, baby, but I can’t be your man. I don’t understand.
I wanna be buried deep in the ground, babe. I want you to tell me I will never survive.
I get so hysterical about you. I want you to tell me you will eat me alive.

There’s nothing I won’t say & there’s nothing I won’t do.
I won’t get in your way. I’m always inside of you.
As we drive from place to place, as the future turns impossible,
as the night wears on your face, nothing’s ever been so beautiful.

I want you, baby, but I can’t understand how to be a man.
I want you, baby, but I can’t be your man. I don’t understand.
I wanna be buried deep in the ground, babe. I want you to tell me I will never survive.
I get so hysterical about you. I want you to tell me you will eat me alive.

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from In Space, released November 2, 2012
Performed, engineered, produced, mixed & mastered by Paul Erik Lipp.
Recorded in Pomfret, CT & Washington, DC, August 2011-September 2012.
Published by Restless Radio Music (ASCAP).
Cover image: "Center of Gravity #10," Klea McKenna.

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Evening Man Washington, D.C.

Evening Man is the moniker of singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Paul Erik Lipp. He currently lives and works in Washington, DC.

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