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I sang at a rally for gay marriage in Sydney, Australia, and heard a moving speech by a man who's name I don't remember. I had not long before then, on the plane from San Francisco to Melbourne, watched the wonderful movie about Harvey Milk. I must
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David Rovics
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Ten Thousand Miles Away
Fri Sep 18, 2009
Acoustic : Folk
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About the song
I sang at a rally for gay marriage in Sydney, Australia, and heard a moving
speech by a man who's name I don't remember. I had not long before then, on
the plane from San Francisco to Melbourne, watched the wonderful movie about
Harvey Milk. I must admit I had previously had a bit of a disinterested
feeling about the whole idea of gay marriage. After seeing Milk and
attending this rally I realized my mistake. Gay marriage is actually,
literally a life or death issue for a lot of people. I hope this song might
help some people understand that a little better.
Lyrics
I know a man
He has brown eyes
Most mornings he gets up
Around sunrise
He likes to put butter
On just about everything
He likes to walk in the park
Listen to the birds sing

I know a man
He has two gorgeous kids
He likes to take them on trips
Like his father did
At the end of the day
They all come over to my place
Where we talk about school
And what happened on MySpace

I know a man
He plays basketball
He's about five feet
Ten inches tall
He tries to grow flowers
They usually don't bloom
He's got a picture of Elvis
On the door to his room

I know a man
He thinks life is good
And everything will be fine
As he knows that it should
And the eyes of the people
And the eyes of the law
Would soon be open
To the things that he saw

I know a man
With a beautiful family
Who knows that someday
Right here in this society
We'll all walk taller
And fences will mend
When I can say proudly
This is my husband

I know a man