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The Measure of a Man
From "Rock V".
Lyrics and Music by Alan Menken


These battered hands are all your own
This broken heart is turned to stone
Go hang your glory on the wall
There comes a time when castles fall
And all that's left is shifting in the sand
You're out of time
Your out of place
Look at your face
That's the measure of a man

This coat that fits you like a glove
These dirty streets you learned to love
So welcome back, my long lost friend
You've been to hell and back again
And God alone knows how you've crossed that span
Back on the beat
Back to the start
Trusting your heart
That's the measure of a man

It's the fire in the eyes
The light on the hand
It's the things you understand
Permanent ties from which you once ran
That's the measuer of a man


*You've come full circle, now you're home
Without the gold, without the chrome
And this is the way you've always been
You had to lose so you could win
Rise above your troubles while you can
Now you can love,
Now you can lose,
Now you can choose
That's the measure of a man
It's the fire in the eyes
The light on the hand
It's the things you understand
The permanent ties from which you once ran
That's the measure of a man

*Repeat