SONG LYRICS FOR: "PERFECT MAN"
ALBUM: "THE BIBLE ALBUM"
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Lead vocals:
Music & Lyrics: Michael Fogarty
Producer:

(Note: Lyrics below are from the revised version, not the original found on the Bible Album.)

"PERFECT MAN"

I tried to be a perfect man
I tried to find myself away I ran
Though on the outside I was
Smiling still, was soon revealed
Deep down in my heart I was sorry filled
And my heart cried out for truth.

Chorus:
You know I tried the best I could
Guess my best was never very good
How I so longed to be free
What could it be that's blinding me?

All my life I used to wonder why
To protect myself I lived a lie
I would even put on a different face
To hide the disgrace
I would even go by a different name
To run from all the shame.

Chorus:
You know I tried the best I could
Guess my best was never very good
How I so longed to be free
What could it be that's blinding me,
Blinding me--

Now I know that there's a better way
I know it will bring a better day
I have put aside the broken dreams
What I wanted to be
Now I see that it's the Lord in me
That has set me free
And I no longer wonder why
To protect myself I lived a lie
The perfect man I tried to be
I see now no longer needs to be
--The perfect man I tried to be
---The perfect man I tried to be

 

"PERFECT MAN" (with chords)

(C)I tri(G)ed to be a (F)perfect man
(C)I tried to (G)find myself (F)away I ran
(Am)Though on the (G)outside I was(D)
Smiling still, was (F)soon revealed
(Am)Deep down (G)in my heart I was (D)sorry filled
(F)And my heart cried (E)out for truth.

Chorus:
You know I (A)tried the best I could
(D)Guess my (Dm)best was never (A)very good
How I (A)so longed to be free
(D)What (Dm)could it be that's (A)blinding me?

(C)All my (G)life I used to (F)wonder why
(C)To pro(G)tect myself I (F)lived a lie
(Am)I would (G)even put on a (D)different face
To (F)hide the disgrace
(Am)I would (G)even go by a (D)different name
To (F)run from all the (E)shame.

Chorus:
You know I (A)tried the best I could
(D)Guess my (Dm)best was never (A)very good
How I (A)so longed to be free
(D)What (Dm)could it be that's (A)blinding me,
Blinding me(D)-(Dm)-(A)

(C)Now I (G)know that there's a (F)better way
(C)I know (G)it will bring a (F)better day
(Am)I have (G)put aside the (D)broken dreams
What I (F)wanted to be
(Am)Now I (G)see that it's the (D)Lord in me
(F)That has set me (E)free
And I no (A)longer wonder why
(D)To pro(Dm)tect myself I (A)lived a lie
The perfect (A)man I tried to be
(D)I see (Dm)now no longer (A)needs to be
(D)-(Dm)-(A)The perfect man I tried to be
(G)-(D)-(Dm)-(A)The perfect man I tried to be

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