I Can Make You a Man (Charles Atlas Song)

from The Rocky Horror Skivvies Show by The Skivvies

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The Skivvies: Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley featuring Brittany Alexandra Campbell

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A weakling weighing ninety-eight pounds
Got sand in his face

When kicked to the ground

And soon in the gym

With a determined chin

The sweat from his pores
As he works for his cause
Will make him glisten
And gleam, and with massage
And just a little bit of steam
He'll be pink and quite clean

He'll be a strong man

But the wrong man

He'll eat nutritious, high protein
And swallow raw eggs

Try to build up his shoulders

His chest, arms, and legs

Such an effort

If he only knew of my plan

In just seven days

I can make you a man

He'll do press-ups and chin-ups

Do the snatch, clean, and jerk

Dynamic tension

Sounds like awfully hard work
Such strenuous living

I just don't understand
When in just seven days


I can make you a man
But a deltoid and a bicep
A hot groin and a tricep

Makes me (Ooh!) shake
Makes me wanna take Charles Atlas by the hand
 
In just seven days

I can make you a man


I want no dissension

Just dynamic tension
I’m a muscle fan!
In just seven days
I can make you a man
Dig it, if you can!
In just seven days
I can make you a man

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from The Rocky Horror Skivvies Show, released October 27, 2020
“I Can Make You a Man (Charles Atlas Song)” by Richard O'Brien, “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” By Shania Twain/ Robert John Lange

All songs arranged and performed by The Skivvies: Lauren Molina (vocals, cello, kazoo) and Nick Cearley (vocals, ukulele, banjolele, kazoo). Band: Rob Morrison (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, background vox track 2), Eric Shorey (Piano), Debbie Christine Tjong (bass, electric guitar, background vox tracks 2,3,4,8,11,14,15), Joshua Roberts (drums), Andrew Gutauskas (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute, melodica, slide whistle, penny whistle), Nate Hopkins (background vox track 2). Engineering by Debbie Christine Tjong and Joshua Roberts. Sound Mixing by Debbie Christine Tjong. Mastering by Tom Rogers at Atomix Media.

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The Skivvies New York, New York

The Skivvies are Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, award-winning NYC actor/musicians doing stripped down versions of eclectic covers and eccentric originals. Not only are the arrangements stripped down - cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica - but the Skivvies literally strip down to their underwear to perform ... more

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