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When you can't find the light
That guides you through a cloudy day
When the stars ain't shining bright
And it feels like you've lost your way
When those candle light of home
Burn so very far away
Well you got to let your soul shine
Just like my daddy used to say

He used to say the soulshine
It's better than sunshine
It's better than moonshine
Damn sure better than rain
Hey now people don't mind
We all get this way sometimes
Got to let your soul shine
Shine 'til the break of day

I grew up thinkin' that i had it made
Gonna make it on my own
Life can take the strongest man
And make him feel so alone
Now and then i feel a cold wind
Blowin' through my aching bones
I think back to what my daddy said
He said, boy, in the darkness before the dawn


Sometimes a man can feel this emptiness
Like a woman has robbed him of his very soul
A woman too, god knows, she can feel like this
But hey, when your world seems cold
You got to let your spirit take control



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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 4:09 am
    In the darkness before the dawn! I think back when the darkness was 24/7 for months so the lyrics are very powerful to me. Back when i thought i had the world in the palm of my hands, playing in bands, girlfriend and always hanging out with friends but i look back now and know i never felt so alone in my life. I know now my soul was bankrupt and i could not change it alone. I have learned from some wise people how to let the spirit take control. If i let go and let the spirit the soul will shine. If my soul does not shine then the world will not shine.
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    UnregisteredOct 19, 2011 at 11:14 pm
    Soulshine is the good stuff that you keep tucked under your heart... Cause thats where your soul is. You reach down and pull out on those days when all you have left is yourself. You take a sip of it when your well runs dry. Life is short... But everyone has soulshine... Sometimes you just have to dig a little deeper than other days!...
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    UnregisteredApr 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    I think it means, that no one cares if you have an off day or if you do something that people dont want you to do but you believe its right, and that we all have that kind of day
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    UnregisteredNov 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm
    Soulshine is that light that everyone has deep inside. Sometimes its clouded by the darkness of our lives. We need to never forget about that light. It's still there. Just need to dust off and let is shine thru again.

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