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Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man lyrics

(Gary Rossington - Ronnie Vanzant)

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'll help you some sunny day. Oh Yah!
Oh, take your time... Don't live too fast,
Troubles will come and they will pass.
You'll find a woman, yea yea, you'll find love,
And don't forget son,
There is someone up above.

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And be a simple, kind of man.
Oh be something, you love and understand.
Baby be a simple, kind of man.
Oh, 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, oh baby, if you try.
All that I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.

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Boy, don't you worry... You'll find yourself.
Follow your heart, lord, and nothing else.
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try.
All that I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.

[Chorus:]

Baby be a simple, be a simple man.
Oh be something, you love and understand.
Baby be a simple, kind of man. (Fade out)



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    I feel this song expresses a understanding of how the simplest things in life are whats important. Its singing a sweet lullaby to that includes a soft understanding of comfort to the trials of life. Sometimes we look in the wrong places for happiness and love and satisfaction. And sometimes we fail, but we must know in our soul that everything we ever needed is actually right before us. Have faith and believe.
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    I agree that it is the simple things and following your heart that matter most in life but some people use that as an excuse to avoid applying their talents and abilities to bless others when I means they may benefit financially. The other idea is to use what God gave you, earn whatever, do not place your faith or wellbeing on these things but bless your family and others with what you are able to bring in. That way you have BOTH simplicity and happiness AND financial blessings too!
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    I heard this song one night and didn't really catch the whole song but from what I heard it really reminded me of my only son that was going thru alot at the time. He just turned 21. The words are so heartfelt that I had to send them to him. It is the truth with the kids in this generation that they want that big money. Materialistic life. And he told me that one day. So I just had to send the lyrics to him.
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