Posted on

That Man!

Written by Robbie Smith

Well, this neighbourhood’s rough and you’ve gotta stay tough to get by
And there’s one man around who’s keepin’ the standards real high
He’s smart – real smart – he’s a fighter
They don’t come – don’t come – any brighter
And when he’s out on the street – well, you just better treat him real fine

Cause he takes his time – he’s a straight-“a” winner
He can eat you alive and then order dinner
Won’t take any jive from friend or stranger
They say that he thrives on trouble and danger

Look out! He can pounce like an alley cat
One minute you’re up and the next out flat
Yes, all of you rats better scramble and scat
Wherever that man goes

Look out – there he goes – that man!
He’ll punch you out and bloody your nose
You’d better run as fast as you can –
From that man!

Now, you can search every hideout in town with a fine tooth comb
But if he wants to lay low you won’t find out where he’ll roam
He won’t run – he walks thru the city
He won’t cry – won’t beg for pity
But you know he’s got friends and in the end he’ll survive

Cause he’s a legend alive – he’s got a reputation
He can handle himself in any situation
Got plenty of drive always gets the glory
Got twenty-nine lives and each one’s a story

Like once they cornered that man in an alleyway
And each was determined to make him pay
But instead they all lived to regret the day
They ever stepped on that man’s toes

Look out look out – cause there he goes – that man!
He’ll punch you out – and bloody your nose
You’d better run – he’ll getcha –
As fast as you can – he’ll getcha –
From that man!
Well, it’s somethin’ to see what one little man can do
You see that man he only stands about five-foot-two ooh, oo–oo-ooh
But he’s strong – real strong – and he’s tricky
And he’s slick when things get sticky
And if you don’t call him sir you’ll be the victim of a perfect crime

Cause he takes his time – he’s a straight-“a” winner
He can eat you alive and then order dinner
Won’t take any jive from friend or stranger
They say that he thrives on trouble and danger

Look out! He can pounce like an alley cat
One minute you’re up and the next out flat
Yes, all of you rats better scramble and scat
Wherever that man goes

Look out, look out – cause there he goes – that man!
He’ll punch you out and bloody your nose
You’d better run – he’ll getcha –
As fast as you can – he’ll getcha
From that man!

Look out, look out – cause there he goes – that man!
He’ll punch you out and bloody your nose
You’d better run as fast as you can
From that man! Wo-wo-wo wo that man!