Al Polito

Al Polito

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Pop - Alternative | Portland, Oregon, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,751   
Member Since: 2004
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Song Description

John Wayne is the lament of a sensitive guy who wishes at times he could be a tough guy, like John Wayne -- but he pauses at the emotional cost of such a proposition. Although he is weary of women who drain on his feelings, questions his own desire to



It?s hard these days for sensitive guys
I?m looking for truth but I come up with lies
I offer my shoulder, and she heaves her sighs
And at the day?s end it?s me who cries


Sometimes I wish that I were John Wayne
When I start to feel the pain
of love and fear and grief and honesty
Sometimes I wish that I were John Wayne
Are all these feelings in vain?
If I tried to hide them all I?d go insane
Sometimes I wish I were John Wayne

It isn?t so easy to know how to feel
Should I move onward or take time to heal
Some feelings are fleeting, some feelings are real
I need to be open, I want to conceal


If I had no feelings I might get more done
Fewer risks taken and more battles won
I might have more women and I might have more fun
But I?d be under the gun and not under the Sun


Sometimes I wish
I wish I were John Wayne

Song Length
Rock - Alternative, Rock - General
Tempo / Feel
Tempo Undefined
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Cheerful, Restless

Subject Matter
Masculinity, Life

Similar Artists
Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Al Polito
Music Credits Al Polito
Producer Credits Al Polito, Doug Messenger
Publisher Credits Tiberias Brutus Music (BMI)
Performance Credits Al Polito
Label Credits n/a