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Allman Brothers — Soulshine
Album: Where It All Begins
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Released: 1994
Length: 6:39
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When you can't find the light,
That got you through a cloudy day,
When the stars ain't shinin' bright,
You feel like you've lost you're way,
When those candle lights of home,
Burn so very far away,
Now you got to let your soul shine,
Just like my daddy used to say.

[Chorus]
He used to say soulshine,
It's better than sunshine,
It's better than moonshine,
Damn sure better than rain.
Yeah now people don't mind,
We all get this way sometime,
Got to let your soul shine, shine till 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,
Make him feel so alone.
Now sometimes I feel a cold wind,
Blowin' through my achin' bones,
I think back to what my daddy said,
He said "Boy, in the darkness before the dawn:"

[Chorus]
Let your soul shine,
It's better than sunshine,
It's better than moonshine,
Damn sure better than rain.
Yeah now people don't mind,
We all get this way sometimes,
Gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day.

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.
And when your world seems cold, you got to let your spirit take control.

[Chorus]
Let your soul shine,
It's better than sunshine,
It's better than moonshine,
Damn sure better than rain.
Lord now people don't mind,
We all get this way sometimes,
Gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day.

Oh, it's better than sunshine,
It's better than moonshine,
Damn sure better than rain.
Yeah now people don't mind,
We all get this way sometimes,
Gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day.
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Oh well, they tried.  


{#Crown}
{#Group-hug}
They had a good run, did everything their way and hard living you can't keep it up or it'll take you down.
One of the great sounds in country rock and incredible jam band. 
One of their best albums since Brothers and Sisters.
Thank you Bill...there are tears being shed in our house..
Damn Fine  : )    crank it up
Just saw Greg and company perform last night in Artpark (Lewiston, NY)

Un.......effing.......believable!!!

Cried, it was so good.

No damn rain was gonna scare us away from THAT.

Thank you Greg........you're STILL AMAZING. 
GREAT to hear that the Allman Brothers Mushroom is still expansive!  {#Bananajam}
Damn good
It has taken me many years to appreciate what these guys (in all of their permutations) were doing and this song make me wonder why... Better late than never I guess
You go Lazarus. And if you get killed in the process may you be resurrected. 

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...  it tweaks our nipples...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 


Always makes me sway....I need to just let my soul shine.
 unclehud wrote:
When Greg's voice was hittin' the note ... well, baby, it was HITTIN' THE NOTE.
 
Greg was/is great. One of my fave vocalists.

marvelous...  love this song...
 

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...  it tweaks our nipples...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
 ty wrote:
Warren Haynes, all the way.

kingart wrote:
Gave it a bump to 9 before the song was 60 seconds old. Thrilled by that message mixed in with that blues esthetic. Who plays the bejesus out of those guitars, Derek or other? (thinking it's not Betts). Raising the hair on my neck. To coin a phrase: everybody in my office loves this song. 
 


 
Dickey as well.  Sounds like Warren on first part of solo, then Dickey

beautiful song...  love it...
 
Warren Haynes, all the way.

kingart wrote:
Gave it a bump to 9 before the song was 60 seconds old. Thrilled by that message mixed in with that blues esthetic. Who plays the bejesus out of those guitars, Derek or other? (thinking it's not Betts). Raising the hair on my neck. To coin a phrase: everybody in my office loves this song. 
 

When Greg's voice was hittin' the note ... well, baby, it was HITTIN' THE NOTE
Gave it a bump to 9 before the song was 60 seconds old. Thrilled by that message mixed in with that blues esthetic. Who plays the bejesus out of those guitars, Derek or other? (thinking it's not Betts). Raising the hair on my neck. To coin a phrase: everybody in my office loves this song. 

Everybody in my church loves this song...
I didn't think I liked the Allman Brothers, but I guess I do.


magnificent...  love it...

 
good for the soul...

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
I actually first heard this by Gov't Mule.  Both are good versions in their own right.
 cecannan wrote:
  Wow and I thought I was up on my Allman's. Didn't know this tune.
Always the real deal, these guys, through all their permeatations and metamorphoses.
Soul to enth degree!!! Thanks Paradise!


 Toke wrote:


DITTO !! but there again all ABB songs are...
 



"Super Trooper" of course, being one of the most inspirational.
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
 

Its sofa king good for the ears ...


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
{#Clap}  {#Jump}

Yes, at last !!!
 The_Waker wrote:
Quite possibly one of the most inspirational songs I've ever heard.
 

DITTO !! but there again all ABB songs are...
Nice tune from a well traveled and honed band.
Thank you Warren Haynes.
Very GrooVy! 

"Soulshine, better then sunshine ...damn sure better then rain!"
Well, sure, anything is better then rain!  =)

Quite possibly one of the most inspirational songs I've ever heard.
Damn sure better than rain!! :D