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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 baby

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 someone up above

And be a simple kind of man
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

You 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
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

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 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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    UnregisteredJul 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    This song says what i feel from my heart. I like shinedown's version even better than skynrd. I picked this song to dance with my son at his wedding and everyone was commenting what a great song. I think it touches everyone's soul. I still listen to it and i have another son getting married in about 2 years and asked him if he would mind if we danced to it again!!! (we will see) lol
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    UnregisteredApr 24, 2012 at 12:54 am
    Smiple man, is a song that says take what you have, weather you have grown up poor or rich, and run with it, love what you got, love the life you've been given :) .
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    frontman56Dec 11, 2010 at 5:52 am
    Great cover of a good song. Shinedown rocks it even better that Skynyrd. The meaning to this song is simple, it means just be simple. Don't let greed get in the way of happiness, love, or family. Don't worry about the rich mans gold, all you have is in your soul.
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    meepmeepersonFeb 27, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    i absolutally love all of shinedowns songs and this one has to com in 4th meh 1st is the sound of madness by shinedown meh 2nd is i dare you by shine down meh 3rd is burnin bright by shinedown meh 4th is simple man by shinedown meh 5th is second chance by shine down so realy i am a big shinedown freak rofl i just love music and it just happens to be meh top 5 favorite songs are all from shinedown and i love anime also (japanese cartoons realy)

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