Each man has an obligation

To play his cards or fold

You gotta stand for something

At least that's what I'm told

Some men ride the numbers

And some men ride alone

You must protect your family

You must defend your home


Every day we hear excuses

Not voices from within

Laced with someone's reason

Seasoned with their spin

All kinds of explanations

And angles to a plan

You hear everything but answers

That folks can understand

They're in your face from every side

Every hour of every day

They don't have much to offer

But they sure got a lot to say

They surf along your conscience

But ever come inside

Commitment is a journey

But they don't wanna take that ride


c-2004, Robert Richmond, Two Good Reasons Music. BMI