Act like a Man

Album: Home Before Dark (2008)
  • Neil Diamond told the Daily Telegraph May 5,2008 about this song: "There's a lot of talking to myself in the songs. That song is an exploration of how I've spent my life and whether I've been honest or just a poser. What is this thing? Does it have any value?"
  • Among the musicians backing Diamond on the album are Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

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