East, Anderson - Learning Lyrics

I remember growing up
Riding shotgun in my daddy's truck
He let me take the wheel every now and then
And I was learning - to be a man

We drive down to the Wilsons pond
With rods and reels and little George Jones
And he made a cast and let me pull them in
And I was learning - learning to be a man

It takes a man, to teach a man
I thank the boy for his guiding hand
And I'm learning - Learning to be a man

And I left home when I was 17
Headed up north to Tennessee
He said boy, your nothing if I drink
Now I understand
I was learning to be a man

It takes a man, to teach a man
I thank the lord for his guiding hand
And I'm learning - Learning to be a man

With every passing day I find a way but I'm still getting old
Got to fix it when its broken or when its time to fold but
Loving aint ever wrong

And it takes a man, to teach a man
I thank the lord for his guiding hand
And I'm learning - Learning to be a man

Him and mum started falling apart
She left him with a hole in his heart
He said son, someday you'll understand
You'll be learning like I'm learning
Yes I'm learning like he's learning
To be a man

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East, Anderson Learning Comments
  1. Bob H

    Awesome! This is real R & B! Keep it alive!

  2. Petsana

    Très bonne Année 2020 Anderson East et toute l'équipe 💐.

  3. Petsana

    💗 i just love this song. True soul music 👏🏼👏🏼👍🏼

  4. Ruby Austin

    Love him and his voice💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋

  5. Carolina R.


  6. Annette Fitch

    I love everything Anderson does...such soul and compassion in his voice! :)

  7. Kat Bray

    Holy shit man. Your dad hasta be pretty damn proud. You at your best.

  8. lullabyemoon

    I can hear that southern soul that only a southern boy can pull off! Don't ever lose it!

  9. Jacqueline Garcia

    AAAAWSOME song and just LOOOOVE YOOOOUR voice!!!

  10. Michael Garnish

    Classic Excellence! So Soulful!!

  11. Carolina R.

    I LOVE YOUR VOICE 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏💐💐💐💐💐😍

  12. Carolina R.

    WOWWWW 😍😍😍😍

  13. Kathy Cooper

    This takes me back growing up with Joe Crocker, Janis Joplin, Bob Seger, and many more from the 1960 to 1970 something. The blues, jazz with the rasprey voice. This Man is great I could listen to his songs daily. Great job Anderson East keep your songs coming

  14. Vanessa Powers

    Oh my God!! Anderson East,you are a Beast👏👏👏! I love this song❤️❤️👏👏‼️‼️

  15. Vanessa Powers

    Oh my God!! Anderson East,you are a Beast👏👏👏! I love this song❤️❤️👏👏‼️‼️

  16. Vanessa Powers

    Amazing singer/songwriter

  17. justice4all

    Absolutely incredible, love love love xo

  18. Carolina R.

    Woowww 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  19. Carolina R.

    You are the best singer FOREVER!!!

  20. Candace Wagner

    Beautiful! Hate that we missed you at the Earl. Hope you come back soon, and bring Miranda. Love you both!

  21. Alisha Lewis

    In my opinion the voice that comes out of this man is first, surprising. He is also the greatest example of how his singing voice is so different than the way he talks. Not many singers, country, pop, rock, or whatever can attain this vocal transformation.Its kinda unexplainable, and very rare, amazing, and awesome! Im hoping this guy becomes a star, he deserves a grammy just for his singing voice :-)

    John Mckinney

    Alisha Lewis well well very well said but haven’t heard him talk
    He sounds like James Morrison

  22. yuko smith

    Otis Redding is reincarnated

    Bob H

    Otis lives in this song!

  23. Nozzy


    DJ Smith

    Jamey Johnsons drummer :-)

  24. 貴也小山

    He is Black-hearted young blue-eyed soul music martyr. So wonderful!

  25. barbarafromnyc

    love what I see here on You Tube.   Looking forward to more of your music.   Task for you:   get the You Tube videos of Tom Waits and run them from the earliest to the present.   Then go visit the master in California.   Learn grasshopper, he can teach you what you don't already know.

  26. Sandra Freeman

    The wonderful , talented beautiful young musician has a drug problem.... Hope his friends and family see this..
    He's and his band are excellent...!


    OMG.He was arrested 10 yrs ago for weed.Get a life lady.

  27. Meohmy

    Great opening act for the Dixie Chicks tour. Great performance. Seen recently in Vancouver, Canada.

  28. Rev Eddro

    Bitchin' track

  29. Michelle Blackmon

    hope he comes South Carolina

  30. Garjaya !

    Man there so much old school here, Otis Redding, The Temptations , Wow!!!

  31. Eric Rosa Santana

    I'm in love '-'

  32. Fionn Moh

    This song is probably going to be my favourite song of the year, bar none! Unbelievable!

  33. Toni Stinchcomb

    The band has a little of the old style of Otis Redding

  34. SarahG

    I really enjoy is old school soul sound!

  35. Marianna

    Absolutely amazing song! Saw you in concert last year (and met you) and this video makes me want to see you again soon! Love love love

  36. Jayee Smith

    Great Job!

  37. Oh Really SB

    SO AMAZING.. What a voice!! XOXO

  38. Constance Roach

    I like the sound of his voice. It has a bit if the blues and jazz in it

  39. 1stSaintsFan

    Well this is the guy that is now officially fucking Miranda Lambert. He looks kinda of Wimpy compared to Blake Shelton. I say Rebound Man, but good for him because it can't hurt his career. I clicked on this track because of the CMA's and came away impressed, I like the song and the poor white man's version of Otis Redding vocals. Good Job!

    Guy Phillips

    Was this supposed to be a compliment?

  40. Jason Griffith

    He is CLEARLY copying Tom Waits. Some of y'all need a history lesson.

    Lyn Ibson

    Not nearly.
    Love Waits, but this boy's closer to Motown than LA.

  41. laToya Lee

    My my myyyyyyyy🚶👟👨👢👔💼❤itttttttttt!!!!👍👍👍👍👍now this izzzzzz whatttt one call goodddd musicccc,A++++++++++

  42. Brian Pilon

    That was badass!

  43. TSNSports



    DAMN.Just Saw This On #CMT  AWESOME.

  45. johan eugen

    Why almost 200 dislikes??


    I have no idea.. This song is gold.

    Jayee Smith

    +johan eugen Must be Blake fans

    Vee Nevarez

    @Jayee Smith lol

    Dustin B

    Only taste some folks have is in their mouth.

  46. Spring Hernandez

    I love all the instruments in the band smartest move ever. Totally love your voice I grew up in a small town church on Sundays and grew up on country! You will go along way. Just awesome!!!!!

  47. Charly Keller


  48. Country 4ever

    Awesome song!!! Hope you come to Sweden one day... :)

  49. lexishae56

    Love this song!!!!!

  50. Sharon Hyson

    The 1st time I heard Anderson East sing this song was in BMore - he was full of emotion & the whole place experienced it ❤ Soulful! Great band backing him up!

  51. Dan Ahmed

    Anderson East Rolled...

  52. Dan Ahmed

    I think you still need some lessons on being a man. Best to first start with a woman...

  53. Suzie G

    Unique sound....love your raspy voice...and funky vibe!

  54. Kara Jayne

    I love this vibe and you voice texture❤️

  55. Onion Rings

    This song reminds me of Euro Truck Simulator 2...

  56. H A Dalton

    Exactly what I needed to hear at the right time. Thank you !

  57. Maisha Browne

    Amazing. This song would fit so nicely into the background of an appropriate movie! Ya?!

  58. Taylor Dietz

    For some reason I hear Otis Redding and Bob Seger... and I love it.

  59. rajeev merchant


  60. Kelly Smith

    Love it. Great voice

  61. Abigail Carlson

    i dont like this song

    David Conley

    That's because you have an awful taste in music and prolly eat up Miranda Lambert BS pop country garbage.

  62. Katie Dickson

    Great song can't wait to see you in a few weeks!

  63. Sherre Mullins

    Hell yeah!!!!


    so awesome

  65. mlynn

    You and the band are out of this world, fantastic. Good job Anderson East and band!

  66. Leyla Justo

    This is an awesome song, love your voice and vibes Anderson. Great job! 👏👏

    Carolina R.


  67. Rhett Shull

    Love it! Great stuff man, and that band!!

  68. Jarred Marlowe

    This is so great! Fantastic job, Anderson.

  69. Elise Arsenault


  70. Christine Newburry

    Another Great song!!! Keep on keepin on Anderson, you sound wonderful live or recorded...~peace & blessings~

  71. Monique Castellano

    Love Love Loooooove!!!!!

  72. Joe Smith

    good music

  73. luvravens

    Great vibe, really like your sound!

  74. Dave Carothers

    Love this song, and the band, will be great to see you again 2/16 at Stage AE

  75. M Lange

    That's wicked y'all!! Beauty