"The Boys" by R&F Newman (BMI)

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Chorus:
Like roosters they're preening
And strutting their stuff
Who was it who told them
You gotta act tough
Are they real hard like oysters
But soft inside


Lyrics:
The BOYS ©1995 Rich & Flo Newman (BMI)

The boys they think they're so heavy
They're busting right out of their seams
No jeans can be made to contain them
They're dirty and lowdown and mean

And boys never use a full sentence
It's "Yo Hey Bucko my man"
Girls gaze at the art of male bonding
And laugh 'til they hardly can stand

(Chorus)
Like roosters they're preening
And strutting their stuff
Who was it who told them
You gotta act tough
Are they real hard like oysters
But soft inside

Tell me why are they smacking each other
When they're winning or telling a joke
Why can't they just touch and be gentle
Slap a back, punch an arm, elbow poke

And when they get truly ecstatic
They dump liquid on each other's heads
Watching games makes them over dramatic
If they lose they get cranky in bed
Like roosters ...

They relate by sharing their substance
Wanna smoke, a brew, or a weed
They indulge in some real profound statement
Belching is all the comment they need

Cracking knuckles and walking bowlegged
Like they hopped off a horse at some ranch
Happy moments spent spitting at sidewalks
And adjusting the belts on their pants

Like roosters... The boys ...


Genre: bluesy, rock, pop, easy listening, kids/family, alternative, ac (adult contemporary)

Mood: upbeat, galloping rhythm

About the Song
description: "The Boys" was written from a woman's point of view. We were watching our macho neighbor's kid imitating his father's cowboy-like strut. The song highlights how guys externalize their idea of cool attitude. Putting on their attitude is almost like getting dressed up in duds. (dudes in their duds?) Girl's find great humor in observing how different it is  for guys strutting their stuff, and expressing their feelings to their buddies.

Title: The Boys
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:©1995
Pro:BMI
Licensing: contact authors


About the Recording:
Title: The Boys
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:©1995
Pro: BMI
Published: on TagYerit's CD "Heavy Construction"
Artist: TagYerit with Flo (guitars, vocals) Rich (bass) Patrick Lavery (drums)
Producer: Ed Vadas
Recorded: Greg Steele (engineer) at Derek Studios - Dalton, MA
Mastered: Northeastern Digital Southborough, MA
Review quotes: Music Street Journal - "This is straightforward rock and roll meets Blondie."
Licensing: contact authors


Ways to purchase

Buy the entire Heavy Construction CD at CDBaby

For all other inquiries, contact Rich Newman


Keywords: humorous take on the battle of the sexes, humor, women are from venus men are from mars, neanderthol boy male bonding rituals, walk strut, put-on, attitude, pose

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