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Day after day I'm more confused
Yet I look for the light through the pourin' rain
You know that's a game that I hate to lose
And I'm feelin' the strain
Ain't it a shame?

(Chrous)
Oh, gimme the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n' roll and drift away
Oh, gimme the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n' roll and drift away


Beginnin to think that I'm waistin' time
I don't understand the things I do
The world outside looks so unkind
And i'm countin' on you
To carry me through
Oh

Gimme the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n' roll and drift away
Gimme the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n' roll and drift away

And when my mind is free
You know a melody can move me
And when I'm feelin blue
A guitar's comin' through to sooth me
Thanks for the joy that you've given me
I want you to know that I believe in your song
Your rythem and rhyme and harmony
You've helped me along
Makin' me strong
Oh

Gimme the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n' roll and drift away
Ohhhhhh
Gimme the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n' roll and drift away
Ohhh woah woah!
Gimme the beat, boys, and free my soul(free my soul)
I wanna get lost in your rock n' roll and drift away
(Oh hey hey yeah)
Gimme the beat, boys, and free my soul(free my soul)
I wanna get lost in your rock n' roll and drift away
(Na na na wontcha)
(wontcha take me, whoa whoa, take me)



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    Robert VescoAug 15, 2013 at 8:14 pm
    1972 as a 15 year old kid, I was in a run down rental house in piedmont Alabama, living with my grandmother and this was on the radio. It made me cry, but I knew I had to keep fighting, that somehow, someway, I was going to make it and that everything would work out ok. I did make it off nolen street, and all did turn out alright. I know my grandmother is so happy for me. I look forward to the day when I see her again and all the troubles of this world will be long gone. I plan on living forever, thank you Jesus!
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    UnregisteredAug 2, 2012 at 3:39 am
    Music is my world, my life, my very soul... I feel it in me, and through me, and all around me... And i want it more. I want to close my eyes and be the music, drift away on the breeze, rock gently into the sheer bliss of musical oblivion.
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    UnregisteredFeb 13, 2012 at 7:39 am
    My mom and my aunt introduced me to music through this song and as my aunt drifts away i hope my mom gets lost in the rock and roll.
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    rebel82Sep 8, 2008 at 3:00 am
    if u can listen to this song and still be stressed out at the end then theres something seriously wrong with u
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    UnregisteredAug 2, 2012 at 6:41 am
    Hey, but didn't mentor williams write this song? Who's jerry lynn williams?
    (golly, not to mention imdb who show dobie gray as dolby gray (he-he).

    Anyways, love the song!!

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