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Unreleased 1: Mary's Eyes

Make A Man Of You

Janis Ian

You've grown too tall again
Somebody better clip your wings
before you fly away

You are too bold to live
Somebody better learn to give,
or learn to lose with grace

The sky knows your name now
The leaves, they fall too fast
You're dying in the grass
and I can't let this moment pass

Your breath, it reeks of ocean breezes
Your eyes have turned too blue
The sky holds no challenge for you
What strange diseases,
that make a man of you

Here is the sky's parole
Somebody's got to leave it whole
Go on and take it

The earth's too small to breath
and if you can't get free,
I know you can fake it

Your lips don't move the air
The sun comes tumbling down
You're fading into novas
and you leave me on the ground

Your face it reeks of ocean breezes
Your eyes have changed their hue
The skies hold no memory of you
What strange diseases,
that make a man of you

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Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on July 10, 2019

  • Wednesday August 21

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis closes out the summer with two solo evening at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, this solo show should feature several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos!!

  • Thursday August 22

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis closes out the summer with two shows at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, expect several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos in this magical solo evening!

  • Friday February 28

    E. J. Thomas Hall, Akron, Ohio

    E. J. Thomas Hall

    Akron, Ohio

    Phone: 330-972-7570

    Visit the venue's website

  • Sunday March 1

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater

    Bloomington, IN

    Phone: 812.323.3020

    Visit the venue's website

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