Barry Hodges

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Barry Hodges

When I was young our country was great
Now I am old, I remember those days.
I wish I could go back and do those things
Find out what my life really means.

That was a long time ago
It seemed so good to me.
But I was too blind to see
Now I don’t know where I am going.

Chorus
Stand up and fight our foe
You need to be a man
We all know where you stand
On the fence doing nothing at all.

March in the streets, we’re standing tall.
You can’t ignore us, we’ll break down your wall.
Raise our voice now, let’s make a stand
Together we will create a better land.

You need to be a man

Life was great until the darkness came
The heavy clouds causing me pain
Help me stop this downward slide
Find me a place to hide.

I was all alone in the dark
Slowly tearing me apart
Could you give me the strength I need?
To face the things that I believe.

{Chorus}

Lift me up from the despair
Let me breathe the calming air
In the darkness, set me free
Help me find the light I need.

{Bridge}

What makes me feel this way?
Is a man the devil in disguise?
Only seen through my eyes.

In my mind, a storm brews deep
Casting shadows on my sleep
Darkened thoughts, they haunt my days
Lost in sorrow's endless ways.

The devil is a Man


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When I was young our country was great
Now I am old, I remember those days.
I wish I could go back and do those things
Find out what my life really means.

That was a long time ago
It seemed so good to me.
But I was too blind to see
Now I don’t know where I am going.

Chorus
Stand up and fight our foe
You need to be a man
We all know where you stand
On the fence doing nothing at all.

March in the streets, we’re standing tall.
You can’t ignore us, we’ll break down your wall.
Raise our voice now, let’s make a stand
Together we will create a better land.

You need to be a man

Life was great until the darkness came
The heavy clouds causing me pain
Help me stop this downward slide
Find me a place to hide.

I was all alone in the dark
Slowly tearing me apart
Could you give me the strength I need?
To face the things that I believe.

{Chorus}

Lift me up from the despair
Let me breathe the calming air
In the darkness, set me free
Help me find the light I need.

{Bridge}

What makes me feel this way?
Is a man the devil in disguise?
Only seen through my eyes.

In my mind, a storm brews deep
Casting shadows on my sleep
Darkened thoughts, they haunt my days
Lost in sorrow's endless ways.

The devil is a Man

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When I was young our country was great
Now I am old, I remember those days.
I wish I could go back and do those things
Find out what my life really means.

That was a long time ago
It seemed so good to me.
But I was too blind to see
Now I don’t know where I am going.

Chorus
Stand up and fight our foe
You need to be a man
We all know where you stand
On the fence doing nothing at all.

March in the streets, we’re standing tall.
You can’t ignore us, we’ll break down your wall.
Raise our voice now, let’s make a stand
Together we will create a better land.

You need to be a man

Life was great until the darkness came
The heavy clouds causing me pain
Help me stop this downward slide
Find me a place to hide.

I was all alone in the dark
Slowly tearing me apart
Could you give me the strength I need?
To face the things that I believe.

{Chorus}

Lift me up from the despair
Let me breathe the calming air
In the darkness, set me free
Help me find the light I need.

{Bridge}

What makes me feel this way?
Is a man the devil in disguise?
Only seen through my eyes.

In my mind, a storm brews deep
Casting shadows on my sleep
Darkened thoughts, they haunt my days
Lost in sorrow's endless ways.

The devil is a Man


About Me

Bio

Started lyric writing since retirement. Find it is great for my mental wellness. Keen to write for other artists and musicians in the future. Please contact to discuss any ideas you may have. Hopefully you find me approachable and willing to listen.

CV/History

Just had the one lyric released as a song to date. "The Sun Is Shining" by Kenton Fleet. hippomusic.co.uk/home.
Recently added my first Lyric for sale on Songbay. The devil is a man".

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