Atkins, Rodney - The Man I Am Today Lyrics




When I was smaller wishing I was taller
I woke up one morning and my mama was gone
I tried to talk to my father he told me not to bother him
he said boy being a man means being strong
Now leave me alone

So you say you wanna see behind the curtain
you wanna know why I don't show it when I'm hurting
It never did me any good before so long ago I locked that door
But please don't think I'm pushing you away
It's just the man I am today

Before I was loved by you I didn't know how to
Love was nothing to me but a four letter word
But I'm learning being strong don't mean being alone
So just hold on girl and soon you're gonna know
The man I'll be tomorrow

So you say you wanna see behind the curtain
you wanna know why I don't show it when I'm hurting
It never did me any good before so long ago I locked that door
But please don't think I'm pushing you away
It's just the man I am today

It never did me any good before so long ago I locked that door
But please don't think I'm pushing you away
It's just the man I am today

The man I am today





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Atkins, Rodney The Man I Am Today Comments
  1. Wildman

    My Mom died when I was 14...nuff said,you know the story...

  2. JEFF WENNING

    describes me

  3. Donald Miller

    This how my dad did me an now I push the women I get away with out meaning to

  4. Buddy William KKurtiss LOGDEN ogden jr

    Father's need to heed this song, pay attention to it and don't be that way, your kids want to hear what you say and need to hear you say it !

  5. Kat Plew

    heyy one day when i was 8 i heard crying and i went to see what was going on and i asked and they told me my mom was dead and my dad had to go back to prision becuse he was in the kind were u can go home but he had to go back and she had died the day before on my brothers b-day he was turning 7

  6. Brandon Rieben

    This is the song of my life. It's so true its scares me

  7. A Grace

    My first love who is now one of my best friends. Sung this song to me when we going through some rough times and it defiantly helped us understand one another so much better :) this is a great song. I listen to it everyday.

  8. Thomikaze

    my mom and dad broke up when i was three i still remember those night crying and asking my dad whens mommy coming home always getting the same response i eventually did hook back up with my mom but just like in your situation it was about the new family no time for me i shut her out but i got her back in the worst kind of way possible and no not by hurting her or her family but by expressing myself through words in songs i have written multiple songs i encourage u to try and give it a shot

  9. Nixe Bengalz

    Why don't I hear this sing on the radio???

  10. Shawn Agen

    This song pretty much says what i have no clue how to say about me lately.

  11. RockeyTop93

    not on the country station

  12. M Johansson

    too bad you have right :/

  13. BOHICA308

    Good music is not allowed on the radio.

  14. Alex McKinley

    This song matches me so well I sent it to my baby, she listened to proly the first 20 seconds and start crying saying that it matches me too well

  15. Fernando Silvério

    muito legal esta musica!!!!!

  16. wmfirefighter09

    Great Song !!

  17. MultiDarkSlayer

    @kyky403 yea there would be a lot more songs you don't hear on the radio if people would just listen to the lyrics instead of just the music to claim they are country

  18. kyle simpson

    @MultiDarkSlayer it needs to be but the typical ppl who listen to country dont listen to the lyrics its just the song so they can claim they're "country" its retarded if ppl listened to the lyrics it would be on the radio all the time!

  19. chevfan08

    show'd this song to my babe, think she understands now??

  20. MultiDarkSlayer

    this song needs to be on the radio!

  21. richa16389

    Brilliant song, the picture makes him look a bit like arnold schwarzenegger :)

  22. Jp Locness

    Amazing song! Thank you for putting it up for us to enjoy!