Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto or any of the songs in this fic. I do not own the lyrics to the song, either.

A/N: Bet, you'll all be glad to know that I am a live, and for the moment back to updating as well as posting new fics. Just wanted to say, sorry for the wait, I needed to straighten some things out. But now I'm ready to get back to my writing. Here's part four. The song is "The Man I want to be" and the artist is Chris Young.


Part Four

The Man I want to be

Sasuke sighed for what seemed like the umpteenth time, as he waited for Naruto backstage. As the blonde-haired male walked back stage he saw the Uchia waiting for him. If Naruto was surprised to see him, he didn't show it.

"So you finally realized your mistake?" he asked, putting his guitar back into its case. Sasuke nodded. "And you want my help to see if Sakura will give you another chance, right?" Again Sasuke nodded.

Now it was Naruto's turn to sigh. "Do you have a song in mind or do you want me to choose one for you?"

"I have one in mind," Sasuke said finally speaking since the concert ended.

"Which one do you have in mind?"

"It's called The Man I Want to BE"

"Ah...I know the song. Good choice." Naruto paused to think, "Tomorrow night we'll do the apology and the song then. As you know I only sing at night, I'm too busy during the day to be at the club."

Sasuke nodded, "Sure, I understand. Besides I have stuff to do for my brother in the morning anyway."

"Then I'll see you tomorrow, then."


(Tomorrow night)

Naruto headed towards the back entrance of the club. He smiled as he thought about the song he was asked to sing. It really seemed like his music really made the people heal. Naruto shook his head, but some of them were too stubborn to admit when they were wrong. Those thoughts brought him back to the situation at hand; Sasuke and Sakura. At least they were trying to make things work. Most people wouldn't even try half as hard as they do.

Naruto sighed as he made his way through the hall leading past the dressing rooms. He stopped by his room and grabbed his guitar and them made his way to the stage. The turnout tonight was just as impressive as last night. Naruto scanned the crowd looking for the two faces that mattered tonight. He found Sasuke over by the bar talking to Sai, the bartender. But he didn't spot Sakura. Just then he looked towards the door and in she walked, with a brunette. Naruto studied the brunette, she looked upset. Something had happened recently, something that had changed everything for her. Naruto frowned, he'd have to make her feel better tonight. Having such depressing thoughts wasn't good for her. And besides, nothing could be so life changing that you had to give up all hope.

With that in mind, Naruto turned his thoughts back to the apology and request. Approaching the mic, Naruto cleared his throat to get everyone's attention. "Wow, so many people tonight. What a turnout! But on to more important things. Last night after my performance I was approached by someone looking for help. He had realized that he had made a mistake and wanted to know if I'd help him make amends." He paused to beckon Sasuke to the stage. The Uchia slowly made his way to stand next the blonde-haired singer. Naruto then continued, "This is Sasuke and he's here to make amends to his girl Sakura. So without further ado, the mic is yours." and with that Naruto moved back a few feet and Sasuke approached the mic.

Sasuke took a breathe and then he said, "This is for Sakura. I know that I do not deserve to ask for a second chance, so I will not. But I do want her to know that I am sorry and that I intend to spend everyday making it up to her if she decides to forgive me. And so I asked Naruto here to play a special request. The song is called The Man I Want To Be. And it's going out to Sakura as an apology and a promise to change."

Naruto once again stepped forward as Sasuke made his way off stage. He watched the other man make his way over to where Sakura was and start to speak to her. He took that as his cue and strummed his guitar and then he started to sing:

God, I'm down here on my knees
'Cause it's the last place left to fall
Beggin' for another chance
If there's any chance at all
That You might still be listenin'
Lovin' and forgivin' guys like me

I've spent my whole life
Gettin' it all wrong
And I sure could use Your help
'Cause from now on

I want to be a good man
A do like I should man
I want to be the kind of man
The mirror likes to see

I want to be a strong man
And admit that I was wrong man
God, I'm asking You to come change me
Into the man I want to be

If there's anyway for her and me
To make another start
Could You see what You could do
To put some love back in her heart?
'Cause it goin' to take a miracle
After all I've done to really make her see

That I want to be a stay man
I want to be a brave man
I want to be the kind of man
She sees in her dreams

God, I want to be Your man
And I want to be her man
God, I only hope she still believes
In the man I want to be

Well, I know this late at night the talk is cheap
But Lord, don't give up on me

I want to be a givin' man
I want to really start livin', man
God, I'm asking You to come change me
Into the man I want to be

Naruto smiled as he watched Sakura throw herself into Sasuke's arms. He knew then that the Uchia was given another chance and this time he wasn't going mess it up. Naruto turned his attention to the brunette leaning against the bar watching her friend. She had a wistful expression on her face. Naruto then figured out what was wrong. Her boyfriend was leaving and she couldn't follow him. She was getting left behind and there was nothing she could do about it.

Naruto frowned, maybe a song could help her and he knew just the one. Once more he moved his guitar into place and began to play.

I was blown away
what could I say
it all seemed to make sense.
Your takin' away everything
And I can't do without.

I try to see the good in life.
The good things in life are hard to find.
We're blownin' away, blownin' away
Can we make this something good?

Well I'll try to do to it right this time around
It's not over,
Try to do it right this time around
It's not over
But a part of me is dead and in the ground.
This love is killin' me
But your the only one
It's not over.

I've taken all I can take
And I cannot wait
We're wastin' too much time
Bein' strong, holdin' on
Can't let it bring us down

My life with you means everything
So I won't give up that easily
blownin' away blowin' away
Can make this something good?
Cause it's all misunderstood?

Well I'll try to do to it right this time around
It's not over,
Try to do it right this time around
It's not over
But a part of me is dead and in the ground.
This love is killin' me
But your the only one
It's not over.

You can't let this get away
Let it out, let it out
Don't get caught up in yourself
Let it out.

Let's start over
Well try to do to it right this time around
Its not over
But a part of me is dead and in the ground.
This love is killin' me
But your the only one
It's not over.

Lets start over
Its not over
This love is killin me
But your the only one
It's not over

Naruto sighed, this was about the best that he could do. The rest was up to her and her boyfriend.


A/N: This may be short but the next chapter is soon coming so be on the look out.