Some will say
ego is evil
Anger, competition
craving the impossible

My truth is ego is good
keeps me alive
in this ancient body of mine
I will lie, cheat, and win

I am a proud man
with lust for trophy women
Inappropriate anger
Wishes to control and dominate

Unable to be wrong
Doing things so I can talk
about what I've done
So weak inside, I must be strong

My fear -- suppress it
My love -- dangerous
My pain makes me strong
The easy road is for sissies

Yet my ego is not in charge
of others or the world
thinking that I am
makes me sick

My need for control
is good if it is no need
My pride is good
if I can feel my inadequacy

I am a strong man
My ego is strong
with movies of a child's feelings
showing on the walls.