Young Man

Album: Man of the Woods (2018)
  • Da-da
    Da-da
    Yeah, good job

    I said, young man, sit down let me tell you how it's supposed to be
    How they told me
    I said, young man, if you wanna make God smile
    Make plans, you've got to be ready
    You don't understand, right now you're a young man
    You 'gon have to stand for something

    Beautiful boy, got it from your momma
    Damn she look good, you might get a sister
    By the time you get the picture, if you get a woman this good
    Gotta pay the system
    And it's all right
    And if you need to cry, you've got my permission
    You can do anything in the world if you listen
    Like a young man

    Sit down let me tell you how it's supposed to be
    How they told me
    Say, young man, if you wanna make God smile
    Make plans you've got to be ready
    You don't understand, right now you're a young man
    But you 'gon have to stand for something

    We don't ever back down, don't back down
    We don't have to act out, don't act out
    And even when you fall, don't stay down
    If you need me around you know I stay down
    And anywhere you go, you can go your own way
    If you ask me how I know these things remember I once was a

    Young man, sit down let me tell you how it's supposed to be
    How they told me
    Say, young man, if you wanna make God smile
    Make plans you've got to be ready
    You don't understand, right now you're a young man
    But you 'gon have to stand for something

    Someday somebodies gonna break your heart in two
    And I'll be there
    Someday, you're gonna break somebodies heart
    That's what we do
    One day I'll be gone, but right now I'm home
    No, you'll never be alone
    And maybe someday you'll be talking to your own
    Young man, yeah
    You know your daddy's so proud of you
    My little young man
    Mama can't just get enough of you
    My little young man, yeah
    You know your daddy's so proud of you
    My little young man

    I said, young man, sit down let me tell you how it's supposed to be
    How they told me
    Say, young man, if you wanna make God smile
    Make plans you've got to be ready
    You don't understand, right now you're a young man
    But you 'gon have to stand for something

    Is it daddy?
    Daddy!
    Daddy!
    Yeah, that's daddy
    Say "I love you, daddy"
    "I love you, daddy" (sweet boy) Writer/s: JAMES EDWARD FAUNTLEROY II, JEROME HARMON, JUSTIN R. TIMBERLAKE, TIM MOSLEY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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