A Man Needs To Be Told

Album: Forever: The Singles (2001)
Charted: 31

Songfacts®:

  • This features guest Daniel Lanois playing steel guitar and extra percussion provided by Jim Keltner, who is a legendary session drummer, having played with Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Ry Cooder, George Harrison, and John Lennon.
  • Tim Burgess (from an interview with Play Louder): "It doesn't matter what wonderful things individual women achieve, we still live in a masculine society where men are considered the superior species. Of course men are physically stronger (in most cases), but women are mentally and emotionally stronger. They also don't feel the need to be one of the herd... Morrissey, Curtis Mayfield, Bobby Gillespie and Mick Jagger have all tried exploring their feminine side, but we still carry on treating women badly. Hopefully every man who hears the lines 'A man needs to be told what to do with his life, he'll get lost in the dark' will go home and re-approach himself."

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