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Raise A Man - Alicia Keys




The Experience: Somebody made a man..Alicia Keys thanks the parents who made her husband the man he is, and hopes to do the same for their two sons...

Music video: Alicia Keys alone, singing about her husband, and ending with her son, and surrounding by loving couples. Her two sons Egypt and Genesis are the single's cover art.

The Meaning of Raise A Man: First, Alicia Keys is fine with loving and needing and depending on a husband - is it okay that I'm not independent and show weakness and can't wait to see you. If he's a true man he'll understand. He'll be there: boy if you understand somebody raised a man. Second, men like that exist: I've never been treated the way I didn't want to be treated it's hard to explain, I know it's hard to believe, I want what's coming at me, perfection, protection. Third, having that man in her life is key to raising authentic men. It takes a man to raise one: somebody made a man so show me how to raise a man ooh hoo, raise a man, you can't be a man if we don't raise a man. When your husband is like that you yearn for sons to carry on his honor and love - I can't wait to pass you down to the face that resembles you and me.

Ask yourself: Is your man a true father? Is your father a true man? Will your son be?

Album: - (2019)

LYRICS:


Marble in a foyer
I've been loving on you all day
Would've stayed if you told me to stay
As you can see it I stayed anyway
I'm just not like these other girls, I swear
I just have to love you
I just wanna need you if that's okay
And you're just not like these other men out here
Oh no, you just wanna hold me and that's okay
Can I be a woman for you babe
In a time when it's not allowed
How am I supposed to pretend
That I don't want you the way I do, oh yeah
So everytime you're around me
I feel virgin all over again
And everytime you're a-around me
How can I renege
Boy I just need your hand

Is it okay that I'm not independent
Is it okay that I...
Is it okay that I show weakness
Is it okay that I...
Is it okay to can't wait to see you
Is it okay that I...
Is it okay to love a man right now

If you understand
Then show me your hands ooh hoo
Show me your hands
Boy if you understand
Somebody raised a man ooh hoo
Raised a man

I've never been treated the way I didn't want to be treated
It's hard to explain, I know it's hard to believe
I want what's coming at me
Perfection, protection (please, love)
Bring me all night long
Making love to our favourite songs
Your love teaches me how
To love so deep
Baby it's so sweet
I can't wait to pass you down
To the face that resembles you and me

Is it okay that I'm not independent
Is it okay that I...
Is it okay that I show weakness
Is it okay that I...
Is it okay to can't wait to see you
Is it okay that I...
Is it okay to love a man right now

If you understand
Then show me your hands ooh hoo
Show me your hands
Boy if you understand
Somebody raised a man ooh hoo
Raised a man

Everyday, and every night
I pray for one accord
I adore you even more
And every minute that passes me by
We can't afford
For us to be ignored
See we need each other
More than we even know oh ho

Somebody made a man
So show me how to raise a man ooh hoo
Raise a man
You can't be a man
If we don't raise a man ooh hoo
Raise a man
If you want a man
Then you gotta raise a man ooh hoo
Raise a man
If you understand
Then show me your hands ooh hoo
Show me your hands


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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