How Men Are

Roddy Frame, 12"x9", colored pencil on Bienfang 70-lb heavyweight Drawing paper

I first heard this song (“How Men Are” by Aztec Camera) over the radio in the Philippines around late ’80s or early ’90s. Back then I already thought the song was great! The melody was beautiful, but it was the lyrics which made the song really special! Roddy Frame (the band’s guitarist/vocalist and composer) singing about love, men and women, and perspective in the same breadth seemed like an astronomer trying to uncover the mysteries of the universe all in one sitting! But his eloquent words, I must say, got the job done! Beautiful song! Of course I listened to it countless times! And every single time the charm and unpretentiousness of the song remained true!

How Men Are

by: Aztec Camera

(words and music by Roddy Frame)

It’s called love
And every cruelty will cloud it
And his lie, his lie
True love could never allow it

Oh no, no
‘Cos it’s a lie that we have ceased to believe
We’ve said goodbye but it won’t take its leave

Why should it take the tears of a woman
To see how men are

P-E-R-S-P-E-C-T-I-V-E
It’s no mystery
What you don’t know always gets you
It will hurt you and desert you
So you’d better see
That it’s a damage ever done by degrees
And some will take eternity to believe

Why should it take the tears of a woman
To see how men are

But love is a giving with no need of return
It lends itself to everything
And maybe someday man will see
That love is a lesson money never taught us to learn
Love is the power to act
Without the premise that there’s nothing for free

And sometimes when we’re just getting by and getting along
It’s like we’re scared to see that something is wrong

Why should it take the tears of a woman
To see how men are

Why should it take the tears of a woman

To see how men are

To see how men are

P-E-R-S-P-E-C-T-I-V-E

It’s no mystery

To see how men are

P-E-R-S-P-E-C-T-I-V-E

It’s history

(lyrics courtesy of STLyrics.com)m

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2 Responses

  1. love the song sir… thou it sounded like the music of the 80’s and really it is… i appreciate it… 😉 thanks for the sharing!

  2. Thank you, yhen, for visiting my blog. Oo, ’80s nga iyon. That’s about the kind of music I remember 😀 Salamat ulit, yhen, sa pagbisita!

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