Gotta Be a Man

by The Howling Tongues

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1st single from the upcoming self-titled album "The Howling Tongues"

Recorded & Mixed entirely to analog tape at Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville, TN


Gotta Be a Man

I guess all in all I got the shortest straw
When I was learnin’ how to be a man
Cause daddy met a little hottie
With a pretty little body
And he’s never comin’ home again
I guess what brought him down
Was a night on the town
With little miss norma jean
But a heart on trial
And a crooked smile
Never could compete
And I said

Hey hey someday you gotta be a man
Hey hey someday you gotta understand
That one thing’s for certain you‘re one in a million

I guess all in all I got the crooked saw
When I was learnin’ how to build a home
Cause all along you were wrong
When you promised that I
Would never go home alone
I guess who you are ain’t very far
From who you’d like to be
But you sacrificed what you needed most
When you walked away from me


released July 23, 2013
Written and Performed by The Howling Tongues

Produced by Stan Lynch with Billy Chapin
Engineered & Mixed by Gordon Hammond at Sound Emporium Studios
Assisted by Zack Dewall
Mastered by Richard Dodd



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The Howling Tongues Atlanta, Georgia

Bringing back the roots of rock'n'roll with loud guitar amps, giant kick drums, fuzzy bass tones, over-driven organ, and raspy vocals. Heavily influenced by classic garage rock bands like The Stooges, Big Star, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and The Kinks... The Howling Tongues found their niche in their world of music and their "Take No Prisoners" live show proves that rock'n'roll isn't dead. ... more


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