A Man's Gotta Do Lyrics

Song from the Broadway Musical (2016)
Bright Star the musical - A Man's Gotta Do Lyrics

Original song 'A Man's Gotta Do' performed by Michael Mulheren (Mayor Dobbs), Paul Alexander Nolan (Jimmy) from the Broadway musical BRIGHT STAR.

Mayor Josiah Hobbs:
A man's gotta do, what a man's gotta do, when a man's gotta do, what he's got to.
A well bred wife, with a silver spoon and knife, will butter your bread twice as good as you do.
I remember when I was your age, that's when I was settling down.
Your mother and I were engaged, and I opened up a bank account.

Jimmy Ray Dobbs:
You can't expect the future, to be just like the past.
You haven't got a clue sir, please try to understand.

Mayor:
When I stood tall, side by side with your Grandpa,
there was just nothing at all we couldn't do.

Jimmy:
With all due respect, I observe and I object. There's no rush for me to step into your shoes.

Mayor:
You can't waste your time on foolish things, when there's real work to be done.
There won't be any stopping you and me, when you do what I tell you son.

[Spoken]
You have no idea what I'd do to protect this dynasty.

Jimmy:
The road beyond the river, leads right back to this house.
I won't be gone forever, just let me go now.

[Together]
Mayor:
A man's gotta do, what a man's gotta do, when a man's gotta do, what he's got to.

Jimmy:
You can't expect the future, to be just like the past.

Mayor:
When I stood tall, side by side with your Grandpa,
there was just nothing at all we couldn't do.

Jimmy:
You haven't got a clue sir, please try to understand.

Mayor:
I can't understand, why you can't comprehend what to do.

[Spoken]
Why can't I get through to you?

[Thanks to Bri42 for lyrics]

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A Man's Gotta Do lyrics from Bright Star musical