Man’s World – Loudon Wainwright III

  • Joe

    I had to phone her friend to state my case
    And say she’s lost control again
    And she showed up all the errors and mistakes
    And said I’ve lost control again
    She expressed herself in many different ways
    untill she lost control again
    And walked upon the edge of no escape
    And laughed I’ve lost control again

    She’s lost control again
    Joy Division – She’s lost control

  • Nancy

    Fantastic song! I can’t understand why I have never heard it! Great find Paul! A cure for menstruation! LOL!

  • Nancy

    This guy is on the money! Damn.

    MEN – Wainwright

    When a ship is sinking and they lower the lifeboats
    And hand out the life jackets,
    The men keep on their coats
    The women and the children are the ones
    Who must go first
    And the men who try to save their skins
    Are cowards and are cursed

    Every man’s a captain, men know how to drown
    Man the lifeboats if there’s room, otherwise go down

    And it’s the same when there’s a war on:
    It’s the men who go to fight
    Women and children are civilians,
    When they’re killed it’s not right
    Men kill men in uniform, it’s the way war goes
    When they run they’re cowards,
    When they stay they are heroes

    Every man’s a general, men go off to war
    The battlefields a man’s world,
    Cannon fodders what they’re for

    It’s the men who have the power,
    It’s the men who have the might
    And the world’s a place of horror
    Because each man thinks he’s right
    A man’s home is his castle so the family let him in
    But what’s important in that kingdom
    Is the women and the children

    A husband and a father, every man’s a king
    But he’s really just a drone,
    Gathers no honey, has no sting
    Have pity on the general, the king, and the captain
    They know they’re expendable, after all they’re men

    • Paul Elam

      Thanks for posting that, Nancy. I have been looking for it on youtube and for some reason have missed it.

      It is a shame about these two songs. They both cut right to the core of MRM issues, but were sadly wasted on a culture unprepared to “get” their meaning.

  • whatyameanyournottakingwentworthtothezoo

    Another tune, another lament for a man

  • Dr Tara J. Palmatier

    I’ve always been partial to Mr Guilty. I think of it as the anthem of many of the men who frequent the Shrink4Men site:

    • Paul Elam

      Wow. I can’t believe I have been a fan for 20 years and have not heard this.

      Great stuff! Thanks!

  • darwin

    Where can I find Loudon Wainwright’s “You can’t say ‘no’ to a woman”. I’ve looked and looked. It once was the theme song for my (f**ked up) life. I’d like to find a copy. Thanks!

  • darwin

    Holy cr*p! Mr. Guilty is all about my wife. Can’t wait to show this to my therapist, lol.