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Mars ILL - Alpha Male
(from the album Backbreakonomics)
© copyright 2003

Verse 1:
Honey, I'm home! Where's my dinner? And this place is a mess/
And less than adequate, marked with laziness and soap-opera watching/
Clean it top to bottom now or face the consequences/
Stop that sentence, I don't really want to hear your feedback/
Smack the taste out of your loud mouth now/
Sweetheart, the game is on and you just fouled out/
How about a little affection thrown in my direction honey?/
Yeah, I'm sorry for the way I yelled about the money that I lost/
Gambling last night, but you must be on the crack pipe/
If you think I'ma let a woman take that tone with me/
And I know they cut the phone, see? But I wasn't trying to hear it/
I didn't mean to break your face, I just wanted to break your spirit/
And your arm the night before, I thought we agreed that was an accident/
Now the neighbors called the cops on some old assault and battering/
And I'm a man of my word and all my words got 4-Letters/
The door is that way, but you'll never do any better than me/
This is my house, I'm the man, I rule with the hand of fear/
You don't like it? Get out! Now go get me another beer/
Did I make myself clear? Don't make me say it twice/
I worked a double shift last night and don't got time to play it nice/
As for the lipstick on my collar, well that's my business/
You're my wife and all that, but let's face it. You got your limits/
You're dependent on this bread winner 'cause you're barefoot and pregnant/
I'm a part of your life til I decide to make my exit...

Hook 1:
He's the alpha, the top of the pile, the leader of the pack/
You'll listen when he talks because he's got it like that/
Matter fact he rules with iron fist, gripping misfortune/
He learned to be a man from his father before him/
Yeah, he's the alpha, the first person in every universe/
Version 5.0 pack animal with blood thirst and stamina/
The root of family trees where so many have fallen/
He'll provide for your needs, but please proceed with caution/
The Alpha...

Verse 2:
Now I was called long ago to grow to be a man/
And show the ones before and after me so maybe they could understand/
And know the facts that with power, responsibility's attached/
And the appropriate response isn't always to react/
And attack the weakness of beautiful creatures 'cause we can't/
It's our duty to implant wisdom and patience in our stance/
And it's true that woman was made from man's rib, so oddly/
When you sin against your wife, you sin against your own body/
And an open fisted beatdown is never an option for mine/
For she was made in God's image, so I'm inclined to put her desires/
And needs before me daily and see my lady as a queen/
Her submission is a calling that isn't enforced by me/
Cause I'm free from a GQ/
Playboy establishment/
Christ is the man I strive to be like and that's no accident/
My dad implanted the fuel and the means that I found vital/
If your father was a deadbeat or absent, you can break the cycle/
Take the Bible and tradition and follow the map accordingly/
Spread the answers I've found around the world/
I'll firmly lead my household and display emotions openly/
And show my people what a real man's supposed to be...

Hook 2:
Cause I'm the Alpha, called and destined, the leader of the pack/
I'll listen when you talk because I've got it like that/
Matter fact, I'll protect you with my life because I love you/
And carry you on my back through everything we have to trudge through/
The Alpha, first person in every universe/
Version 6.0, sacrifice my body to the dirt/
I challenge Alpha Males to change so you can see/
A man standing there where a boy used to be/
The Alpha...