Steel Strings lyrics

(peter case)

Well all those nights they hit rock bottom
The songs they sang, well, we forgot em
You could hear them play with shaky hands
Guitars strung up with rubber bands
Singing do you want a man of steel?
Or do you want a man thats real
They used to play in the courts of kings
Now theyre only made of steel when theyre
On steel strings
They used to be on every schoolgirls wall
And they never dropped the beat at all
They could make it soar, they could make it hot
Once they got started they could never stop
Singing, do you want a man of steel or
Do you want a man thats real?
Some of them hide when the doorbell rings
Theyre only made of steel when theyre on steel strings
Playing the man on steel strings
Were you expecting maybe superman?
The best they do is the best they can
The managers doing time in jail (applause)
And the pink cadillac is up for sale
Singing do you want a man of steel
Or do you want a man thats real
They try their hands at a thousand things
But theyre only made of steel
When theyre on steel strings

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What do you think is the meaning of Steel Strings by Marshall Crenshaw?