Shinedown - Simple Man
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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

these lyrics are last corrected by Burkul

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" (5 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!
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?!
Joey 03/07/11,17:11
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To be honest, no one cares which version you like more. We can all agree the it is s great song. You don't need to be rude about which band sang it better. Let's just agree that it's words to live by.
ThatKid 08/03/10,18:51
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Shinedown did a great job on this song but Lynyrd Skynyrd had put more feeling into the song.Don't get me wrong, I love it, it's just that Skynyrd did it better. Younger people wouldnt understand this
PixieChick 06/12/10,11:41
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I Love the Skynard version it is near n dear to my heart! I used to sing it to my firstborn son all the time. Still wells up my eyes! Shinedown did a great cover for an upgrade let's say! Luv em both!
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