TUNE Michael Rhodes - Big Man
The song is influenced by blues music and negro spirituals.
The song is about toxic masculinity. It talks about common masculine, hyper-masculine & enforced traits boys and men tend to have. E.g. pride, lack of emotion, the need to display unyielding strength, repression of feelings, anger etc. In a lot of situations, these traits often get in the way of most boys and men living a fuller and truer existence as a human being. Usually, the justification for continuously harbouring said traits is "that's what men do", "being a man" etc.