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Man of Principle Lyrics

from Nightcap

"Man of Principle" is track #15 on the album Nightcap. It was written by Ian Anderson.
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One day he'll walk from out of this place
You'll see a quiet determination on his face
He'll toe no lines, suffer no fools
But he'll raise three cheers to the losing team from the other school

A little dedication
A little pair of daddy's shoes to fill
Complete education
One day he'll be a man of principle

And the battle's on and he'll play to win
Feel the blue blood rushing quick beneath his skin
And grim they stand and hard they fall
Harder still, when their backs are up against the wall

Gonna get your attention
But he's carrying his cross to the other hill
With divine intervention
He can be a man of principle

In the evening light, with a fair ground girl
He stops himself as his head begins to whirl
And he walks her home and there's a kiss goodbye
She feels a chill as she looks him in the eye

Well, there's a time and a place now
And it's not tonight she'll bend his will
Slow realization
She's looking at a man of principle

Hung from the highest station
By his old school tie undressed to kill
He could be a real sensation
But he's a man of principle

A little dedication
A little pair of daddy's shoes to fill
Complete education
One day he'll be a man of principle

He's gonna get your attention
But he's carrying his cross to the other hill
With divine intervention
Well you could be a man of principle

Songwriters
IAN ANDERSON

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Lyrics © CHRYSALIS MUSIC GROUP

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