Joe Jencks

Men Are Good

from I Hear Your Voice

It's true! Believe it or not!  What would happen in our world if men grew up knowing that we are good?  That we didn't have to prove anything to anybody?  That no one was going to ask us to "kill, or be killed" on the battlefields, on the factory floor, or in the office?

Men are good, Men are good
Though it seems that we are very often quite misunderstood
Men are good, We are not bad
So please let go of any misconceptions that you've had
Men are good, Men are good, Men are good

Men are kind, Men are kind
We have gentle loving hearts and creative thinking minds
Men are kind, We are not mean
In spite of all the television images you've seen
Men are kind, Men are kind, Men are kind

Men need rest, Men need rest
We are brought up to believe we are disposable at best
Men need rest, We work to hard
And a day away from work does not mean working in the yard,
Men need rest, Men need rest, Men need rest

Men should play, Men should play
Men should have a right to have a little fun with every day
Men should play, Well it's okay
I hear God even took a break on the seventh day
Men should play, Men should play, Men should play,

Men are bright, Men are bright
Solving problems every day we bring hope and we bring light
Men are bright, We are not dumb
If you see a man with troubles that does not mean he's a bum
Men are bright, Men are bright, Men are bright

Men love peace, Men love peace
And we wish that all this crazy macho Rambo stuff would cease
Men love peace, Men hate war
And I'm here to tell you we will not be fighting anymore
Men love peace, Men love peace, Men love peace

Men are great, Men are great
Whether changing stinky diapers or employed as heads of state
Men are great, The world around
From Tokyo to Mozambique, in tiny Russian towns,
Men are great, Men are great, Men are great

Men are good, Men are good
Though it seems that we are very often quite misunderstood
Men are good, We are not bad
So please let go of any misconceptions that you've had
Men are good, Men are good, Men are good

© 2001, 2003 Joe Jencks

updated: 8 years ago