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Lynyrd Skynyrd — Simple Man
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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 yeah)

Oh take your time
Don't live too fast
Troubles will come
And they will pass
Go find a woman
And you'll find love
And don't forget son, there is someone up above

And be a simple kind of man
Oh be somethin' 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
If you try
All that I want for you my son, is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
Oh be somethin' you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh won't you do this for me son, if you can? (Oh yes I will)

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

And be a simple kind of man
Oh be somethin' you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh won't you do this for me son, if you can?

Baby be a simple, be a simple man
Oh be somethin' you love and understand...
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Should play it more often. :)
This song give me the chills on many levels. I like it, but having growing up with \"the simple\" mentality (whatever that means) in southwest Virginia all I can say is that it all too often results in arrogant stupidity. But not always.
There was a lot to like about Skynard, and as much not to like. This one\'s up there in the cream.
Is that Freedom Rock, man?? oy.
People need to hear Lynyrd Skynyrd for what is truly is, great blues-oriented rock. Very powerful and amazing if you listen before judging the music. I wish I could give this song an 11.
Makes me immediately go for the mute key. Can\'t stand it.
Originally Posted by tlem: Very interesting comments so far, people ;) I think Skynyrd has some really excellent songs. It's great to hear them set a sort of country or folky lyric to straight-forward rock. RVZ's voice was made for this type of music...
I agree, I think a lot of people don't give them a chance. Skynrd has some really good stuff besides the two or three songs that are played on the classic rock stations all the time. I bet if RP played "I Never Dreamed" from their Street Survivors album, lots of people wouldn't even recognize it as Skynrd.
Skynyrd sucks. Period.
Skynyrd is awesome. More, please.