There's not a street that you can walk You've got to watch just who you're talking to They're out to get you Can't turn your back on a smiling face Next thing you know, there ain't no trace of you And this I bet you Some people lose and some folks win It's a matter of what they do
[Chorus] Are you man enough? Big and bad enough? Are you gonna let 'em shoot your down? When the evil flies and your brother cries Are you gonna be around? Someone needs a friend Just around the bin Don't you think you should be there? Are you man enough when the going's rough? Is it in your heart to care?
There's not pretending it goes away With every step that you take you pay your dues And I ain't lying You got to struggle to see the light Cause someone's looking to steal your right to choose And they don't stop trying It's like a jungle outside the door And it's keeping you so confused
Gotta keep your eye on the passersby Better watch your step! Cause you never know when the knife will go And they ain't missed yet The strong survive They stay alive They're always cool But that they never teach you in school