How Much Can A Man Really Take
Jim Capaldi
How much can a man really take?
When he's pushed himself too far
He knows that his mind is on the break
And he's trying to reach that star
How many times have I seen him fall?
How many times? Too many to recall
Come on home

He left his home in search of this soul
A many miles he did travel
Towards the east and distant shores
For the mystery of life to unravel
And many wondrous sights he did see while passing through
those lands
But he cast a shadow deep and long across the moving sands

How much can a man really take?
When he's pushed himself too far
He knows that his mind is on the break
And he's trying to reach that star
How many times have I seen him fall?
How many times? Too many to recall

Fate was about to deal him a card
From the bottom of the pack
And he met his end in fair Nepal
With a dagger in his back
So raise up your eyes and see that angel in the sky
And remember when you're searchin' for your soul you're searchin' for to die

How much can a man really take?
When he's pushed himself too far
He knows that his mind is on the break
And he's trying to reach that star
How many times have I seen him fall?
How many times? Too many to recall

Come on home
Come on home
Got to get on home


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Thanks to Fernando de Paula Junior for submitting these lyrics.