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Simple Man

Lyrics

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 will help you some sunny day"
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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 will help you some sunny day"
full lyrics

Features of This Track

acoustic rock instrumentation
folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
acoustic rhythm guitars

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

This keeps me going.
Follow for follow
Yall*
I must tell tall naggerz, this has about the same emotions as the original, though I like Ronnie's voice and skynyrd's instruments more
<3 Shinedown!!!
Good cover. I kinda like it! Brings back Skinerd. You can't go wrong with that. True.
Rayray let's see you try to sing better. Shinedown inspired a completely different feel and emotion from the original. Just as good if not better than the original.
Usually the original is better, but I thought that this was pretty good.
Only Ronny can sing this!!
The original version of almost any song is usually always better. You have to give the singer credit. He does have a good voice.
You can't compare the original I love shine down but skynyrd does it best
No..this is way better...eno u g h said
Damn.
Boo this version sucks long live the originals.
The original is the best always lol
RayRay, if your going to talk that way about this then keep it to yourself
I agree not the best version but still love the song.. me and my son...
We sat in your room Lindsey on an Autumn night as I pointed through a Geography book where then, the U.S.S.R. became Russia.
i like this better than the classic version. u have to admit this guy has an amazing voice
Memory's
Why does Pandora play B.S. on Sundays?
This song sucks!!!
Original was waaaaay better.You'r e going to tackle a classic like this, you gotta do better than this!!!!
Oh those mommas ayeeia
Honestly I like the original version better but either way I love this song so much word can not explain how much
Yes I can believe it.. Lisa this is for u and Corey. And for me and my son Ryan. ..That's not a coincidence Lisa if u think about it. God Bless you Lisa from ur friend April. ..Always
Shinedown... . . s i m p l e man!
Can u believe this April!
Shinedown blows this outta the water man . My opinion better than skynard anyday. Seen him do this live. He's got a hell of a set of pipes..ROCK ON EVERYONE
This song is amazingly moving, I've heard both versions of the song and this one is my favorite, but I cry almost every time
I'm a simple kind of woman thats all you need is love
For all you young people out there . Don't grow up to fast enjoy your youth
This song sonds like he not happy and just go with what ever make u happy
Great vocals. You can hear the emotion from Brett in this song. This was my favorite song on their "Leave A Whisper" album.
jpandtheolym p i a n s 9 6
Love this song (both versions)! So beautiful and has an amazing message that more need to live out.
amilan25.am
This song a very good point to it
Saw this sung live and Brett Smith shows his passion while singing this and all of his songs
My opinion Shinedown hit this song outta the park. Growing up my parents listen to Skynard. But this guy is amazing he does it just as good... Hell of a vocalist. ...ROCK ON EVERYONE
My son and I danced to this song at his wedding....h e picked it....love this song
My mom loves this song
Skynyrd song had more to it, van zandt is better vocalist as well
Its cool though that they are both from the same city
darahxrene
This is a good cover but you folks saying it's better than the original are on crack lol. The Skynyrd version is a classic. This is just a good cover, but by no means touches the original.
I love this song
Good song
Good cover
Actually a hella good cover
Good song.
Love this
sdr3242
Simply satisfied by a great cover
Love this version no doubt but I was fortunate enough to see Ronnie Van Zant live do this song he was the master
Beautifull song it is a real poem.And that is muy mam tall me
Skynyrd only BC it's the original but I say this one better. I'm still crying inside. Listening to monster now tho
Shinedown definitely does it better...
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