what’s a boy to do lyrics – mat kearney

i’m sure that i’m moving to st louis
three long years wondering here in new york city
i guess i’m looking for the right way to do this
i guess i’m looking for the right things to call pretty
young boys playing in the park turning their backs to take a shot
you know i’ll stay sharp around here ’cause they’re stoning and leaving type
it’s the kind of love that comes and goes when there’s company coming around

what’s a boy to do who knows no man now?
what’s a boy to do who knows no man now?

daddy’s been looking down his nose at all of them
and i’ve been looking round for someone to tell me who i am
he kept saying i was to young to finish a fight
i’d die each time they came i never got to draw my knife
well it was just a pair of shoes in a middle school room with the world watching in
and angel is crying i’m dying just a little inside as they ran away
funny which words stick around 20 years down when you’re driving alone

what’s a boy to do when there’s no man at home?
what’s a boy to do when there’s no man at home?

well i’ll stack all my books in perfect rows
from the biggest down to the smallest ones
and i buy all the perfect clothes
bullet proof and black, where i look like a son

well it was just a rain night at his house
a bottle spinning around the room
and everybody’s singing and slipping down the bottom halfway rush of blood
and i was grabbing missy but i was trying to find the light switch in the dark

what’s a boy to do with no man in his heart?
what’s a boy to do with no man in his heart?

it’s all quiet for the first time
with no voices left to fall
i saw a boy at the bottom of the bridge
his car was left there on the top
it’s four o’clock in the morning
didn’t need to be like this
there’s a white sheet left to cover up
what should have been a holy kiss
it’s not like those days
it’s not like i’m scared of you

what’s the son of man and a boy to do?
what’s the son of man and a boy to you?

/ mat kearney lyrics