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All A Man Can Do

This song is by Tom Rush and appears on the album What I Know (2009).

Well it seems so long ago, I took the train to Quantico
I kissed my mama, shook my father's hand
I was just a raw recruit, dressed up in my soldier's suit
Fresh and young without a clue, what I thought a man should do

Take your chances take your shot, cause 50/50's all you got
Make each day the best you can, that's a line I understand
Live each moment like your last, cause life goes by you so damn fast
Make a promise and keep it true cause that is all a man can do

I took my engine made of steel, I walked it through the killing fields
I took the time to say a prayer or two,
I made some friends along the way, some returned, some had to stay
And some of us could bear the pain, but some were never quite the same

Take your chances take your shot, cause 50/50's all you got
Make each day the best you can, that's a line I understand

Live each moment like your last, cause life goes by you so damn fast
Make a promise and keep it true cause that is all a man can do

It doesn't seem so long ago, I hitched down to New Mexico
I kissed my mama, I saw my father's stone
Friends are gone or out of touch, but nothing seems to change that much
The desert's hot, the sky's still blue, I'm getting by still making due

Take your chances take your shot, cause 50/50's all you got
Make each day the best you can, that's a line I understand
Live each moment like your last, cause life goes by you so damn fast

Make a promise and keep it true, cause that is all a man can do
Make a promise and keep it true, cause that is all a man can do

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Written by:

Richard Dean

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