Song Lyric Sunday – Simple Man by Shinedown

I usually try to do a search of the theme just to see what kinds of songs are out there based on the theme.  I think there’s enough out there to justify the choice, but I’ve decided to go in a slightly different direction.  However, my first pick of those songs would have been Desperado, by the Eagles – one of my favorites.

This one is kind of in the same realm as that… it’s about not getting caught up in the allure of money and living simply – “forget your lust for the rich man’s gold”.  I believe gambling can be very destructive and I think this song speaks to a better way of living. “All that you need is in your soul” and “follow your heart” are great lyrics that I think can speak to everyone.  I also love that this is a mother speaking to her son and hoping for the best for him in life.

I saw Shinedown in concert with my daughter a few years ago and while I haven’t listened to every song in their quite extensive library, there are many that I fell in love with and still love today.  I hope you enjoy!

Mama told me when I was young
Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this
It will help you some sunny day
Take your time…don’t live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
Go find a woman and you’ll find love
And don’t forget son
There is someone up above

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you love and understand
Be a simple kind of man
Won’t you do this for me son
If you can?

Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold
All that you need is in your soul
And you can do this if you try
All that I want for you my son
Is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you love and understand
Be a simple kind of man
Won’t you do this for me son
If you can?

Boy, don’t you worry…you’ll find yourself
Follow you heart and nothing else
And you can do this if you try
All I want for you my son
Is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you love and understand
Be a simple kind of man
Won’t you do this for me son
If you can?

Written by Gary Robert Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant β€’ Copyright Β© Universal Music Publishing Group

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was gambling or taking a gamble/risk.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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13 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Simple Man by Shinedown

  1. This was one of those background music songs in my younger days. Glad to have a chance to really listen to the lyrics. We sure can use some simplicity in the world. More soul, more love, and simple, kindness.

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  2. Pingback: Song Lyric Sunday-If I Fell-The Beatles – Alan's History Spot

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