Taylor Swift’s The Man Lyrics, Chords & Meaning

Taylor Swift’s ​The Man became quite popular soon after its release. Read full lyrics below.

Verse 1

  • I would be complex, I would be cool
  • They’d say I played the field before I found someone to commit to
  • And that would be okay for me to do
  • Every conquest I had made would make me more of a boss to you

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Pre-Chorus

  • I’d be a fearless leader
  • I’d be an alpha type
  • When everyone believes ya
  • What’s that like?

Chorus

  • I’m so sick of running as fast as I can
  • Wondering if I’d get there quicker if I was a man
  • And I’m so sick of them coming at me again
  • ‘Cause if I was a man, then I’d be the man
  • I’d be the man
  • I’d be the man

Verse 2

  • They’d say I hustled, put in the work
  • They wouldn’t shake their heads and question how much of this I deserve
  • What I was wearing, if I was rude
  • Could all be separated from my good ideas and power moves

Pre-Chorus

  • I’d be a fearless leader
  • I’d be an alpha type
  • When everyone believes ya
  • What’s that like?

Chorus

  • I’m so sick of running as fast as I can
  • Wondering if I’d get there quicker if I was a man
  • And I’m so sick of them coming at me again
  • ‘Cause if I was a man, then I’d be the man
  • I’d be the man
  • I’d be the man

Verse 2

  • They’d say I hustled, put in the work
  • They wouldn’t shake their heads and question how much of this I deserve
  • What I was wearing, if I was rude
  • Could all be separated from my good ideas and power moves

Pre-Chorus

  • And they would toast to me, oh, let the players play
  • I’d be just like Leo in Saint-Tropez

Chorus

  • I’m so sick of running as fast as I can
  • Wondering if I’d get there quicker if I was a man
  • And I’m so sick of them coming at me again
  • ‘Cause if I was a man, then I’d be the man
  • I’d be the man
  • I’d be the man

Bridge

  • What’s it like to brag about raking in dollars
  • And getting bitches and models?
  • And it’s all good if you’re bad
  • And it’s okay if you’re mad
  • If I was out flashing my dollars
  • I’d be a bitch, not a baller
  • They’d paint me out to be bad
  • So, it’s okay that I’m mad

Chorus

  • I’m so sick of running as fast as I can
  • Wondering if I’d get there quicker if I was a man (You know that)
  • And I’m so sick of them coming at me again (Coming at me again)
  • ‘Cause if I was a man (If I was a man)
  • Then I’d be the man (Then I’d be the man)
  • I’m so sick of running as fast as I can (As fast as I can)
  • Wondering if I’d get there quicker if I was a man (Hey)
  • And I’m so sick of them coming at me again (Coming at me again)
  • ‘Cause if I was a man (If I was a man), then I’d be the man
  • I’d be the man
  • I’d be the man (Oh)
  • I’d be the man (Yeah)
  • I’d be the man (I’d be the man)

Outro

  • If I was a man, then I’d be the man

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