Not Your Own Man

you were a very lovely baby
an angel in the crib
a silver spoon to succor
no poor relations trickled down your bib

with your sunny disposition
you’re the fairest weather friend
it never rains on your parade
you’ll always be left standing in the end

you’re not your own man
you’re not your own man
you’re not your own man
never were

it’s an out of body lifestyle
a second hand world view
a twice removed reflection
I’m not too sure whose eyes you’re seeing through

you’re not your own man
you’re not your own man
you’re not your own man

and in your darkest hour
just switch the night light on
your friend is always there for you
in reflective glory until the dawn

you glad-hand and you strong-arm
you shake until it hurts
the world’s your slice of birthright cake
for us, pie in the sky’s our just desserts

you’re not your own man
you’re not your own man
you’re not your own man...

you’re not your own man
you’re not your own man

you’re not your own man
never will be

© 1991 Jessie Jacobson

Jessie Jacobson: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drum Programming
Freida Woody: Backing Vocal

Produced & Engineered by Jessie Jacobson • Recorded on AKAI analog 12-track 1991.