Song of the Day #3,711: ‘Just a Man’ – Los Lobos

The L.A.-based rock band Los Lobos has released nearly two dozen albums over the past 40+ years, but none has been more celebrated than 1992’s Kiko. It also happens to be the only album of theirs I own, so I guess I chose right.

Kiko is full of off-kilter rock and blues songs, tracks that sound like long-last classics. Today’s random SOTD is one of the most straight-forward cuts on the album but it’s a great listen as well.

Just a man – made of blood and bone
Thrown away – all that was once my own

Old and worn – and tired too
Of cold so cold – and blue so blue

Endless love – washed away in the sand
Too much to lose – for just a man

In my time – never had my fill
Of broken hearts – for just a thrill

Letting my love – run through my hands
Too much to lose – for just a man

Don’t put too many
Cards on this hard-headed man
Take whatever is yours
And get as far away as you can

No great clouds – lined with silver and gold
No little boy – to watch me grow old

I play the game – as I know I can
So much to lose – for just a man

So much to ache – so much to break
Too much at stake – for just a man

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,711: ‘Just a Man’ – Los Lobos

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    This album got such aclaim, it’s amazing that the band never achieved further critical or popular success since.

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