"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
And be something you'll love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me son if you can?
Don't 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"
This is one of the first Shinedown songs I ever heard, and I was hooked. No matter that it was a cover (for years my husband thought they had written it), but I was taken by their heart, their sound, their love for music and for what they do. This song exemplifies them perfectly.
The other night when they played "Simple Man" it was truly the simplest of affairs: just Brent Smith on vocals and Zach Myers on guitar. Oh yes, and the entire audience singing along.
There is something about seeing your favorite band live that one just cannot put into words.
112 Pictures in 2012 ~ 19. music