Here's To The Man

from by Jamie Hamburg

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My father took me out of school when I was 15
Said “It’s time you become a man”
All the sudden things got a lot harder than they seemed
Sent me to work, took away my plans
Then from that day on, I sang this hopeless song
No high school for me, No college degree
Here’s to the man that i’ll never be

6 years past, inside of Mike's bar
Where me and my friends drink out our days
She's summer wind behind the counter
I watch her turn the drunken boys away
She looked me in the eye, said “You could be my guy”
That was when I knew, my drinking days were through
Here’s to the man that i’ll never be

In the hospital on a Tuesday Afternoon
A moving picture on the screen
The Doctor says “You’ll be meeting your son soon"
You were born July 16th
Then from that day on, I knew what must be done
I’d work through all my days, so you can find your way
Here’s to the man that I’ll never be

My son I want to tell you, You’ll never be like me
You’ll chase your dreams and live your life as free as you could be
I’m always here to help you, I’ll always do my best
This life is yours to lead, I’ll support your every step
Here’s to the man that i'll never be

I watched you grow, I watched you pave your way
I watched you follow your own heart
My son you know, I’m more proud than I can say
And I Just hope that I’ve done my part
I hope you find, a sweetheart just like mine
Who helped me stand, and made me who I am
Here’s to the man that i'll never be

You stood still as I was lowered down
You, your boy, and the family
Hey, I do wish that i could stick around
But God he has a plan for me
You say “Daddy has passed on, but the legacy lives on”
“I wish you all could see, just what he did for me”
“Here’s to the man that i’ll never be"


from Sleep The Day Off, released August 12, 2016
Lyrics by Jamie Hamburg & Boaz Segev



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Jamie Hamburg Boston, Massachusetts

Jamie is a 19 year old Pop Rock Singer-Songwriter from Poughkeepsie, NY. He's currently studying Songwriting at Berklee College Of Music in Boston and hopes to someday move to Nashville to pursue a career as a performing artist.

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