SHINEDOWN


Simple Man Lyrics

My mama told me when I was young
Said sit beside me my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it'll help you some sunny day
Oh, yeah it will

Oh, take your time, don't live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
You'll find a woman and you'll find love
And don't forget that there is a someone up above

And be a simple kind of man
And be something you'll love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me son if you can?
Then you can

Don't get your lust from the rich man's gold
All that you need now is in your soul
And you can do this, oh baby if you try
All that I want from you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
And be something you'll love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me son if you can?
If you can

Oh, don't you worry, you'll find yourself
Follow your heart and nothing else
And you can do this, oh baby if you try
All that I want from you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you'll love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me son if you can?
So baby be a simple, be a simple man
Oh, won't you do this for me son if you can?

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Songwriter(s): Ronnie van Zant, Gary Robert Rossington, Allen Collins
Copyright: Get Loose Music Inc., Songs Of Universal Inc., Duchess Music Corp., Emi/Longitude Music
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Meaning to "Simple Man" song text (30 meanings)
Mark 03/03/12,23:57
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I have been a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan from their first album. This song is what every man should strive for in life.I have always said this is my song and I live by its meaning. Simplicity is what we need!
Mrs M 12/05/12,11:54
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I recently danced with my son, at his wedding, to this song. A memory I will hold in my heart forever. I am truly so proud of my son and the man he is today.
Richard 10/25/12,20:19
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I love this song and shinedown did a great job with it but all in all this is just a karaoke version of lynard's you have to give all credit to him
JAK 09/20/12,14:18
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SHINEDOWN did absolutely amazing with this song, definitely better than the original, but props to Lynyrd Skynyrd for creating it t begin with.
matt 05/21/12,23:00
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i listen to rock heavymetal but i love this song it is and will be what i listen to in heart it is really means dont live life with money live life with simple love and joy but people forget this
mcj 11/18/11,12:45
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the new generation needed someone who could step in those footsteps and i couldnt ask for no one better then shindown to do this they put there heart into this and it really shows
MadCityPat 11/03/11,15:49
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Ron, just curious, how can you say with such certainty what Skynard hoped to achieve from their success? Is it absurd to think they might've WANTED to be rich, buy mansions, or even, buy a NEW PLANE?!
Krazybarlo 07/15/11,00:21
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This song was my son's life. Played at his Eagle Scout awards, and again at his funeral. He would have been 23. Life is to short. Live it full and make it meaningful. God rest, my son.
shutz 04/27/11,18:09
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Wonderful lyrics and heartwarming.... danced with mom at my wedding... quite a bonding moment..... thank you.
Vickie Skidmore 04/16/11,14:40
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My son Marcus has listened to Simple Man everyday for years. He had a brain injury and this song has helped him be the good man he has become. His music helped him relearn his words. Gave him hope!
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