Man Enough

Verse

Did you ever walk through the wilderness,
Lost and alone?
Wolves howling in the distance,
A chill runs through your bones.
Use your instincts,
Make fire on your own,
Kill a dear with your bare hands and cook him on the stove.

That’s right,
Can you navigate?
What’s east and what’s west you better find your way
This ain’t the boys scout son,
We don’t graduate,
This is life or death survival,
Now step up your fucking game.

Chorus

Are you man enough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you man enough?
Are you man enough for love?

Are you man enough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you man enough?
Are you man enough for love?

Verse

Can you hold on?
When the night is long,
Despite a raging storm,
Can you still be strong?
Can you climb that mountain to the top?
Against all odds,
Say fuck it,
I will not give up?

Can you be the alpha male?
The one who can?
Testosterone flowing,
Are you masculine?
Can you fight?
With every last breath you have inside?
Can you look death straight into the eye?

Chorus

Are you man enough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you man enough?
Are you man enough for love?

Are you man enough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you man enough?
Are you man enough for love?

Bridge

You think you got it,
You think your tough.
You found a girl,
Now you fell in love.

She wants your time,
What you gonna do?
Better compromise,
She’s coming straight for you.

Better get ready,
Better hold tight,
There gonna be fights that last around all night.

Better ask yourself,
Can you handle this?
Are you man enough?
For the real shit?

Chorus

Are you man enough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you man enough?
Are you man enough for love?

Are you man enough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you man enough?
Are you man enough for love?

Are you man enough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you man enough for love?

Verse

Am
Did you ever walk through the wilderness,
F
Lost and alone?
G
Wolves howling in the distance,
G
A chill runs through your bones.
Am
Use your instincts,
F
Make fire on your own,
G
Kill a dear with your bare hands and cook him on the stove.

That’s right,
Can you navigate?
What’s east and what’s west you better find your way
This ain’t the boys scout son,
We don’t graduate,
This is life or death survival,
Now step up your fucking game.

Chorus

Am F
Are you man enough?
G                                       Am
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
F
Are you man enough?
G
Are you man enough for love?

Are you man enough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you man enough?
Are you man enough for love?

Verse

Can you hold on?
When the night is long,
Despite a raging storm,
Can you still be strong?
Can you climb that mountain to the top?
Against all odds,
Say fuck it,
I will not give up?

Can you be the alpha male?
The one who can?
Testosterone flowing,
Are you masculine?
Can you fight?
With every last breath you have inside?
Can you look death straight into the eye?

Chorus

Are you man enough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you man enough?
Are you man enough for love?

Are you man enough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you man enough?
Are you man enough for love?

Bridge

Am
You think you got it,
F
You think your tough.
G
You found a girl,
G
Now you fell in love.

She wants your time,
What you gonna do?
Better compromise,
She’s coming straight for you.

Better get ready,
Better hold tight,
There gonna be fights that last around all night.

Better ask yourself,
Can you handle this?
Are you man enough?
For the real shit?

Chorus

Are you man enough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you man enough?
Are you man enough for love?

Are you man enough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you man enough?
Are you man enough for love?

Are you man enough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you strong, are you rough are tough?
Are you man enough for love?

This song is kind of silly but a lot of fun to play.
It’s about the overcompensation of men. For six years I’ve been working in a beach club on the West coast of the Netherlands, and it’s a very weird business. Because of the extreme changes in the weather during the different seasons. We build up the beach club in the Winter so that we can operate it in the Spring and Summer. In the Fall we break it down again to build it up again in the Winter!

So during the Spring and the Summer, all the guys that work there are smooth beach boys surrounded by surfboards, cocktails and women. But in the Winter we turn into rough builders surrounded by wood, iron and tools (no women to be found). And than everyone starts to get really tough.

It was this shift in behavior that led to the inspiration for this song. With of course the outmost respect for the rough men on the West coast of the Netherlands.

So tell me, are you man enough?