A Man is Just a Man
"A Man is Just a Man" concerns the perceived helplessness of individuals competing alone against the often cruel outside world. It is not, however, a rallying call for unity so much as an illustration of how one is compelled to act selfishly, sinking or swimming according to how hard one fights their own corner. It seems the number was written as part of a plan to stage a musical play, but the project would never see light of day. As a result, the song is unknown except through published sheet music.
"This sub-Brechtian dirge, with its ponderous irony, comes from a political musical, which needless to say, was never performed. (Who in hell wants to go and see a play with this as a subject matter? reacted, predictably, one West End theatre management.)" - LR (Look Here (songbook), 1968)
- Look Here p62