'Cause I'm A Man
Tame Impala Lyrics


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Like the brutal morning sun
It dawns on me, what have I done?
Saying sorry ain't as good as saying why
But it buys me a little more time
Lost in the moment for the second time
Each fuck up that I make, it makes you cry
I'm as pathetic, as the reason why
In desperation, all that you can do is ask me why

'Cause I'm a man, woman
Don't always think before I do
'Cause I'm a man, woman
That's the only answer I've got for you (uh)
'Cause I'm a man, woman
Not often proud of what I choose
I'm a human, woman
A greater force I answer to

Once again, as it takes a hold
I am aware I'm not in control
You see, I have a conscience and it's never fooled
But it's prone to be overruled
You wanna know why I always think I'm right? (Ooh, why?)
You never accept defeat and let it slide (why? Why?)
I have no voice if I don't speak my mind (why?)
My weakness is the source of all my pride
I'll tell you why

'Cause I'm a man, woman
Don't always think before I do
'Cause I'm a man, woman
That's the only answer I've got for you (uh)
'Cause I'm a man, woman
I'll never be as strong as you




I'm a human, human
A greater force I answer to (uh)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Tame Impala's song 'Cause I'm A Man' touch upon themes of vulnerability, self-reflection, and the complexities of gender roles. The lead singer contemplates his actions and mistakes, pondering the consequences of his actions, and striving to make amends. The lyrics are bursting with self-awareness and honesty as the singer realizes his limitations and flaws.


The opening line "Like the brutal morning sun, it dawns on me, what have I done?" sets the tone for the whole song. The imagery of the morning sun is often associated with the beginning of a new day and a fresh start. However, the "brutal" signifier suggests that the singer is not ready to face the reality of his previous actions. He is forced to confront the consequences of his actions, which he admits to, and apologizes for, but he does not understand the root cause of his behavior.


The chorus, "Cause I'm a man, woman, don't always think before I do," emphasizes the gender stereotype that men are quick to act without thinking things through. The use of the word "woman" after "man" could be interpreted as a nod to the fact that gender is a social construct, and that gender does not necessarily determine a person's behavior or thought process.


Line by Line Meaning

Like the brutal morning sun
The truth is hitting me hard and has left me with a sense of guilt and regret


It dawns on me, what have I done?
I am finally realizing the consequences of my actions


Saying sorry ain't as good as saying why
Just apologizing is not enough, I need to explain why I did what I did


But it buys me a little more time
Apologizing gives me an extra chance to make things right


Lost in the moment for the second time
I am repeating my mistake, despite knowing better


Each fuck up that I make, it makes you cry
I am hurting the person I care about every time I mess up


I'm as pathetic, as the reason why
I acknowledge that what I did was terrible and I am ashamed of myself


In desperation, all that you can do is ask me why
You want to know why I keep making these mistakes


'Cause I'm a man, woman
The fact that I am male does not excuse my behavior


Don't always think before I do
I often act impulsively and without considering the consequences


That's the only answer I've got for you (uh)
I don't have an excuse for my actions other than being a man and lacking self-control


Not often proud of what I choose
I am ashamed of my behavior and wish I had made better choices


I'm a human, woman
I am not perfect and make mistakes, regardless of gender


A greater force I answer to
I have a higher power to answer to, and I know I must do better


Once again, as it takes a hold
I am falling back into old habits


I am aware I'm not in control
I know that I need to take responsibility for my actions and make better choices


You see, I have a conscience and it's never fooled
I know right from wrong, but still choose to do what I want


But it's prone to be overruled
Despite knowing what's right, I still give in to temptation and make poor choices


You wanna know why I always think I'm right? (Ooh, why?)
I have a hard time admitting when I am wrong


You never accept defeat and let it slide (why? Why?)
You hold me accountable for my actions and don't let me off the hook


I have no voice if I don't speak my mind (why?)
I feel the need to prove myself and express my opinions, even at the cost of others


My weakness is the source of all my pride
I take pride in things that are actually my weaknesses


I'll tell you why
I am ready to admit my faults and take responsibility for my actions


I'll never be as strong as you
I recognize that you are the stronger person in our relationship and I need to do better


I'm a human, human
I am flawed and make mistakes like any other person


A greater force I answer to (uh)
I am accountable to a higher power and must make better choices




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Written by: Kevin Parker

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@connorhaynes9961

Like a brutal autumn sun
It dawns on me, what have I done?
Saying sorry ain't as good as saying why
But it buys me a little more time
Lost in the moment for a second time
Each fucking doubt I make, unleash a cry
I'm just pathetic, that's the reason why
In desperation, all that you can do is ask me why
'Cause I'm a man, woman
Don't always think before I do
'Cause I'm a man, woman
It's the only answer I've got for you
'Cause I'm a man, woman
Not often proud of what I choose
I'm a human, woman
A greater force I answer to
Once again, as it takes a hold
I am aware, I'm not in control
(You see) I have a conscience and it's never fooled
But it's prone to being overruled
You wanna know what I always think I'm bind by
You never accept defeat or let it slide
But I have no voice if I don't speak my mind
My weakness is the source of all my pride
I'll tell you why
'Cause I'm a man, woman
Don't always think before I do
'Cause I'm a man, woman
That's the only answer I've got for you
'Cause I'm a man, woman
I'll never be as strong as you
I'm a human, human
A greater force I answer to



@cybermatrixxx

​@@badghoul sorry dude, but I think Mollusk or Primus absolutely do NOT have that magic as have Tame Impala. But maybe someone appreciate them.

My recomendations:
To deeper effect watch video too

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Macintosh Plus - Floral Shoppe (FULL ALBUM!!) carefull, may caused bad trip! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCq0P509UL4&list=PLNcZj3g4NLOcCQQzCMr835YPUmGQV8LxC&index=20&t=600s
Getter - Head Splitter - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YllipGl2Is&list=PLNcZj3g4NLOcCQQzCMr835YPUmGQV8LxC&index=26&t=0s
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Pond - Colder Than Ice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTbviVpmaeA
Superorganism - Everybody Wants To Be Famous https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJQYRzAoErc&list=PLNcZj3g4NLOcCQQzCMr835YPUmGQV8LxC&index=60&t=0s
LORN - ANVIL - carefull, may caused bad trip! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqaAs_3azSs
Grimes - Genesis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FH-q0I1fJY
Grimes - REALiTi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9XKLqGqwLA
POLO & PAN - Dorothy carefull, may caused bad trip! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVW63Z_8deE&list=PLNcZj3g4NLOcCQQzCMr835YPUmGQV8LxC&index=104&t=0s
Иван Дорн - Телепорт https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzxbOgCnPLk&list=PLNcZj3g4NLOcCQQzCMr835YPUmGQV8LxC&index=112
Ivan Dorn - Beverly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qndZBzQSvQY&list=PLNcZj3g4NLOcCQQzCMr835YPUmGQV8LxC&index=113
DOPE LEMON - Honey Bones (Official Video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29uruM5-VYo&list=PLNcZj3g4NLOcCQQzCMr835YPUmGQV8LxC&index=189&t=0s
Melody's Echo Chamber - You Won't Be Missing That Part Of Me (Official Video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDyhl5GSje4&list=PLNcZj3g4NLOcCQQzCMr835YPUmGQV8LxC&index=202&t=0s
Toro Y Moi "Rose Quartz" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ID1plssS4s&list=PLNcZj3g4NLOcCQQzCMr835YPUmGQV8LxC&index=224&t=0s
CARIBOU - Sun - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euS2SlC68q8&list=PLNcZj3g4NLOcCQQzCMr835YPUmGQV8LxC&index=223&t=0s
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@Jordan-oy8er

Watching this high af, think I’ve worked out the purpose of the video. It is to indicate what tends to happen in a typical relationship when both people are head over heels in love with one another.

The first scene is the two are introduced to one another, girl next door kind if thing and theres a connection straight away.

The second scene where it goes all dark and red is the guy finds out the girl has a partner and is upset (hence the water).

The third scene, the guy can’t get this girl out his head no matter where he goes.

Now the part where they’re at the disco this is like their time to get to know one another and by the looks of it things are going good.

Boom then because Tame Impala was like fuck that lets get straight to the point - the two get married as this can be seen by the gold ring for the mans head and the diamond forth woman’s head.

In the next scene, by the looks of things it didn’t last long as she is no longer with him and things are again red and trippy like a muh’fucker.

Now we see him drop to his knees and mad amounts of drugs rush to him so clearly this is his way of coping with the breakup.

The bit with the EMP on his head I couldn’t tell you whats going on there?? Maybe he’s on a 15 kill kill-streak?

So now man goes to find a release in a prostitute I think and falls in love with her but they both get mad vexed at one another, then they fuck again??

The morale of the video is that relationships are one big mind fuck and don’t fall in love with a prostitute🤯🤯



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@bart8167

Keep seeing comments about wishing they could hear this for the first time again, this is my first time listening, don’t let me down.

@fleurr.11

How did it go?

@fleurr.11

@@bart8167 That's good to hear.

@berlynwall1956

You wont be let down my friend

@everardoreveles8549

The first time I heard this I was peaking on shrooms! Pure magic!(=

@anabeatriz_6257

Ahahah samee, and so far I'm loving ittt

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i still can't over how addictive and groovy the basslines are in Currents.

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@hartright3397

Hello Tom from MySpace, nice to see you. Hope you are enjoying spending your millions. Well done, lad!

@DarcyDoo93

Nxrc its them ‘testicle owners’ innit?

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