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The Making of a Man lyrics

[Spoken]
Iron enough to make a nail,
Lime enough to paint a wall,
Water enough to drown a dog,
Sulphur enough to stop the fleas,
Potash enough to wash a shirt,
Gold enough to buy a bean,
Silver enough to coat a pin,
Lead enough to ballast a bird,
Phosphor enough to light the town,
Poison enough to kill a cow.

You have
Iron enough to make a nail,
And lime enough to paint a wall,
But that isn't enough to make you a man.
You have
Water enough to drown a dog,
And Sulphur enough to stop the fleas,
But that isn't enough to make you a man.

A man has.
Strength enough to build a home,
and time enough to hold a child,
and Love enough to break a heart.
You don't have
Strength enough to build a home,
Or time enough to hold a child,
Or Love enough to break a heart.

You have
Potash enough to wash a shirt,
And Gold enough to buy a bean,
But that just isn't enough to make you a man.
You have
Silver enough to coat a pin,
and Lead enough to ballast a bird,
But that isn't enough to make you a man.

A man has
Strength enough to build a home,
and time enough to hold a child,
and Love enough to break a heart.
You don't have
Strength enough to build a home,
Or time enough to hold a child,
Or Love enough to break a heart.

You have
Phosphor enough to light the town,
and Poison enough to kill a cow,
But that isn't enough to make you a man.
You have
Iron enough to make a nail,
and Lime enough to paint a wall,
But that isn't enough to make you a man.

A man has
Strength enough to build a home,
And time enough to hold a child,
And Love enough to break a heart.
You don't have
Strength enough to build a home,
Or time enough to hold a child,
Or Love enough to break a heart...

Or Love enough to break my heart.

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