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Take It Like a Man
Ignition album cover
First Released Ignition
Recorded June 1992 at Westbeach Recorders, Hollywood, Track Record, Hollywood
Length 2:55
Singer/Guitarist Dexter Holland
Guitarist Noodles
Bassist Greg K.
Drummer Ron Welty
Produced by Thom Wilson

"Take It Like a Man" is the fourth track on The Offspring's 1992 second album, Ignition. An earlier version of this song appeared on the Flipside compilation album The Big One, released in 1991, a year before Ignition.

Lyrics

When you won't go along
Some will feel like you can't find your way
Heaven knows
Heaven knows, I've seen it all before (whoa)
Well, now, don't get me wrong
I've seen many a life gone astray
Someone goes
All your bows won't make it any better, so let it go

Shut up and take it like a man
You need us to get a life
For your own one good, we'll take you by the hand
'Cause you need a little more, yeah yeah

Maybe no one will say it
Maybe no one's aware it goes on
All I know
All I know, it's like going off the deep end (whoa)
Could you make a decision?
Could you think for yourself and go on?
Everyone knows
Everyone knows you gotta fit into the mainstream, so save your woes

Shut up and take it like a man
You need us to get a life
For your own good, we'll take you by the hand
'Cause you need a little more

Close your eyes
Look away, now
Make believe while you can

Shut up and take it like a man
You need us to run your life
For your own good, oh, we'll take you by the hand
'Cause you need a little more

So you'd best go along
Don't let on, if you can't find your way
Many more
Many more, do it for you
Because Heaven knows
Heaven knows, it's like playing with fire, your life's a throw

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