Family Man
Mike Oldfield Lyrics


She had a sulky smile,
She took a standard pose as she presented herself.
She had sultry eyes,
She made it perfectly plain that she was his for a price.
But he said, "Leave me alone, I'm a family man,
And my bark is much worse than my bite!"
He said, "Leave me alone, I'm a family man.
If you push me too far, I just might...."
She wore hurt surprise
As she re-checked her make-up to protect herself.
She showed less than pride,
She made it totally clear that she was his for a price.
But he said, "Leave me alone, I'm a family man,
And my bark is much worse than my bite!
Please just leave me alone, I'm a family man.
If you push me too far, I just might...."
She gave him her look
That would have worked on any other man in sight.
He could not mistake,
She wanted to go back with him and spend the night.
But he said, "Leave me alone, I'm a family man,
And my bark is much worse than my bite!
Please just leave me alone, I'm a family man.
If you push me too far, I just might...."
She turned, tossed her head and then
She started to make her final exit line.
She showed real disdain,
As if explaining again she could be his for a price.
But he said, "Leave me alone, I'm a family man,
And my bark is much worse than my bite!"
He said, "Leave me alone, I'm a family man.
If you push me too far, I just might...."
But he said, "Leave me alone, I'm a family man,
And my bark is much worse than my bite!"
He said, "Leave me alone, I'm a family man.
If you push me too far, I just might...."
But he said, "Leave me alone, I'm a family man,
And my bark is much worse than my bite!"
He said, "Leave me alone, I'm a family man.
If you push me too far, I just might...."
He said, "Leave me alone, I'm a family man,
And my bark is much worse than my bite!"
He said, "Leave me alone, I'm a family man.
If you push me too far, I just might!"

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: DAVID BROUGH PERT-MORRIS, EDDIE FENN, MAGGIE REILLY, MICHAEL GORDON OLDFIELD, MIKE FRY, TIMOTHY KJELL CROSS

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DAYGLOUKNOUKNO

I can HAPPILY listen to Mike's version with the amazing Maggie on vocals...and Hall & Oates as well....one of those rare occasions..both r AWESOME!!!

Darryl Willett

The best original-to-cover song I've ever heard! Both versions are pure gold!

johnrich64

So THIS was the original?? Both came out roughly about the same time. Thx.

johnrich64

So THIS was the original?? Both came out roughly about the same time. Thx.

Putchakutty

@Miguel Ángel Hall And Oates made the cover :()

Miguel Ángel

Hall and Oates...

Bob Dobalina

This is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard. and the whole time I thought it was a Hall and Oates song.

Marc Conyard

So did I until I saw a credit to Oldfield and Reilly on H&O’s album! It first appeared on on the album “Five Miles Out” in I think 1982.

Geoff Linder

I think I prefer H&O over this.

JULIAN WARRICK

I had the vinyl many decades ago and fell in love with Maggie as an adolescent. Still a great tune to this day.

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