I Am a Man - single

by Chris Mathieu

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My good friend Kiehl Smit produced this song and I am grateful. He absolutely hit it out of the park. He's also a member of the band The Mighty Regis. Give them a listen, they're fantastic!


Note - the art that accompanies this song is a photograph taken by Pablo Gamez. View more at www.pdgphotography.com.


I am a man with a knife in my head
I've given the reigns to life in my stead
I'm happy and whole when I'm sad and a mess
So that's what I'll be 'cause that's what I be best

I am a man with a future unknown
and a past that seems better than the present I own
I've been stuck in hell but I'll be stuck no more
and I'll wait outside heaven til they open the door

CHORUS - Singing la la la...

I am a man who enjoys a good drink
in the middle of the day, well i don't care what you think
a tall glass of whiskey every once in a while
and the price that i pay is a big fucking smile

I am a man who's a tiny bit poor
I've got a roof over my head, but I ain't got much more
I give all my life and get nothing in return
I'm an ungrateful bastard, this much I've learned

CHORUS - Singing la la la...

In my head's where I hang what I own
In my head's where I hang what I own
In my head oh, head oh
In my head's where I hang what I own

I am a man whatever that means
I've had ups, I've had downs, I've had plenty in betweens
I can't tell you much, but I can tell you this
For the rest of my days, well I'll do as I wish


released August 8, 2012
recorded at Keep it Reel Productions, Los Angeles, CA

chris mathieu - songwriter, vocals
kiehl flynn smit - everything else

produced & engineered by Kiehl Flynn Smit
mixed by Kiehl Flynn Smit
mastered by Kiehl Flynn Smit



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Chris Mathieu Los Angeles, California

Chris Mathieu is a singer/songwriter originally from Virginia, residing in Los Angeles. Folk rock with a bit of an Irish inflection might describe his music. Think Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, Cat Stevens. Give him a listen.

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