The Man is Optional

from by Kristin Fung

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Met this man like all the rest
Those first few weeks--well, they're the best
He's been on his best behaviour
acting like he's some kind of saviour
Head up high, eyes are roaming
Does he think of me only when he's phoning?
Tandem love's got training wheels
But from where I sit, here's how it feels:

It's just me and my man
And the man is optional

At the show on my own
Gotta save me a seat for my phone
On my bike for a ride
He gets jealous when I play outside
He's at home all alone
Texting, typing, lying--I don't know!
Tandem love's got training wheels
But from where I sit, here's how it feels:

It's just me and my man
And the man is optional

(rap)
He's at rest / I'm in motion / Bad potion / Start a commotion

Love can be good for yourself
But it ain't good if you're foolin' yourself

It's just me and my man
And the man is optional

Now it's not like it's the same in every situation
And it's not like I'm against any male/female relations
But I'm not looking for that man who loves me for just one night
And until I find that man who knows how to treat me right

It's just me and my man
And the man is optional
And the man is...
not for me.

credits

from Massive Stride (EP), released November 5, 2012
Words, music and vocals by Kristin Fung
Victor Noriega - keyboard, organ
Jeff Younger - guitar
David Marion - bass
Justin James - drums
Kristian Naso - trumpet
Colin Maskell - tenor sax
Horns arranged by Kristian Naso
Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Mike Southworth
Photo by Bob Pritchard

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Kristin Fung Toronto, Ontario

A fresh, fierce, deliciously captivating voice inspired by 70s R&B, funk, jazz and gospel with an indie-soul vibe.

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