The Measure Of A Man (Elton John)

Written by Alan Menken from Rocky V soundtrack These battered hands are all you own This broken heart just turned to snow Go hang your glories on the wall There comes a time when castles fall And all that's left is shifting in the sand You're out of time, you're out of place Look at your face That's the measure of a man This coat that fits you like a glove These dirty streets you learned to love So welcome back my long lost friend You've been to hell and back again And God alone knows how you crossed that span Back on the beat, back to the start Trust in your heart That's the measure of a man It's the fire in the eyes, the lines on the hand It's the things you understand Permanent ties from which you once ran That's the measure of a man You've come full circle, now you're home Without the gold, without the chrome And this is where you've always been You had to lose so you could win And rise above your troubles while you can Now you can love, now you can lose Now you can choose That's the measure of a man It's the fire in the eyes, the lines on the hand It's the things you understand Permanent ties from which you once ran That's the measure of a man You've come full circle, now you're home Without the gold, without the chrome And this is where you've always been You had to lose so you could win And rise above your troubles while you can Now you can love, now you can lose Now you can choose That's the measure of a man