I'm Only a Man

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I'm Only a Man
Emery - I'm Only a Man.jpg
Studio album by Emery
Released October 2, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Post-hardcore
Length 48:28
Label Tooth & Nail
Producer Ryan Boesch
Emery chronology
The Question
(2005)The Question2005
I'm Only a Man
While Broken Hearts Prevail
(2008)While Broken Hearts Prevail2008
Alternative cover
Special edition
Special edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (67%) link
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Cross Rhythms 8/10 stars link
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars link
Alternative Press 3/5 stars

I'm Only a Man is the third album released by the post-hardcore band Emery.


Emery debuted some tracks from I'm Only a Man while touring with Underoath in summer 2007, and on July 29, 2007, they released "The Party Song," which was followed by "Rock-N-Rule" on August 16, "After the Devil Beats His Wife" on September 17, and "Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus" on September 24, 2007. Four days later the album was leaked onto the internet in its entirety.

Style changes[edit]

Emery's style shifted even further from their debut than had The Question. The sound of I'm Only a Man is much more accessible and less aggressive than their past records.

Due to bassist Joel Green's departure from Emery prior to the making of I'm Only a Man, guitarist Matt Carter decided to maintain simple guitar parts in comparison to prior releases, instead having the album rely mainly on the bass and keyboard to be the musical focus.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Rock-N-Rule" 3:38
2. "The Party Song" 3:31
3. "World Away" 3:38
4. "After the Devil Beats His Wife" 4:31
5. "Can't Stop the Killer" 3:32
6. "Story About a Man with a Bad Heart" 3:28
7. "Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus" 3:33
8. "What Makes a Man a Man" 4:24
9. "The Movie Song" 3:09
10. "You Think You're Nickel Slick (But I Got Your Penny Change)" 3:45
11. "From Crib to Coffin" 10:44
Total length: 48:28
  • Bonus DVD
  • Documentary
  • Take Action Tour: Lawrence, KS. March 10, 2007
  • 1. The Ponytail Parades
  • 2. The Movie Song
  • 3. Walls
  • 4. Playing with Fire
  • 5. Rock-N-Rule
  • 6. In a Win, Win Situation
  • 7. So Cold I Could See My Breath
  • 8. Studying Politics
  • Acoustic Tour: Lawrence, KS. July 19, 2007
  • 1. Listening to Freddie Mercury
  • 2. Fractions
  • 3. Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus
  • 4. The Ponytail Parades
  • 5. What Makes a Man a Man
  • 6. Anne Marie
  • 7. World Away
  • 8. Playing with Fire
  • 9. As Your Voice Fades
  • 10. In a Win, Win Situation
  • 11. Studying Politics
  • 12. White Christmas
  • 13. Walls