"Sinnerman" as written by and (gb 1) Seekers (the)....
Oh, sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
Sinnerman where you gonna run to?
Where you gonna run to?
All on that day
We got to run to the rock
Please hide me, I run to the rock
Please hide me, run to the rock
Please hide here
All on that day
But the rock cried out
I can't hide you, the rock cried out
I can't hide you, the rock cried out
I ain't gonna hide you there
All on that day
I said rock
What's the matter with you rock?
Don't you see I need you, rock?
Good Lord, Lord
All on that day
So I run to the river
It was bleedin', I run to the sea
It was bleedin', I run to the sea
It was bleedin', all on that day
So I run to the river
It was boilin', I run to the sea
It was boilin', I run to the sea
It was boilin', all on that day

So I run to the Lord
Please hide me, Lord
Don't you see me prayin'?
Don't you see me down here prayin'?
But the Lord said
Go to the Devil, the Lord said
Go to the Devil
He said go to the Devil
All on that day
So I ran to the Devil
He was waitin', I ran to the Devil
He was waitin', ran to the Devil
He was waitin', all on that day
I cried, power, power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Kingdom (power, Lord)
Kingdom (power, Lord)
Kingdom (power, Lord)
Kingdom (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)

Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Well, I run to the river
It was boilin', I run to the sea
It was boilin', I run to the sea
It was boilin', all on that day
So I ran to the Lord
I said Lord, hide me
Please hide me
Please help me, all on that day
He said, hide?
Where were you?
When you oughta have been prayin'
I said Lord, Lord
Hear me prayin', Lord, Lord
Hear me prayin', Lord, Lord
Hear me prayin', all on that day
Sinnerman, you oughta be prayin'
Outghta be prayin', sinnerman
Oughta be prayin', all on that day

Up come power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
(Power, Lord)
Hold down (power, Lord)
Go down (power, Lord)
Kingdom (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Power (power, Lord)
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na

Woah, ho
Ha-ha-ha-ha
Ha-ha-ha-ha, oh Lord
Nu, nu, nu
No-no-no-no, ma-na-na-na-na, don't you know I need you Lord?
Don't you know that I need you?
Don't you know that I need you?

Oh, Lord
Wait
Oh, Lord
Oh, Lord, Lord


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"Sinnerman" as written by Nina Simone

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  • +6
    General CommentThis song is about the inevitability of your devils resurfacing no matter where you run. It's about how that which you run from will consume you because you will begin to see those qualities resurface in everything. It's an emotion that you're running from, not a thing outside of you. Because of this you're running from yourself and will never be away from it. The only way out of that is to purify yourself, not to run away from it.
    pm325on February 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is my favourite song, on the earth.
    fannyfritteron December 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this version musically, but I in terms of lyrics I really miss the verses. They're so powerful and moving; I think the song suffers without them.
    angrypuppyon July 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song caught my attention since I was watching The Reichenbach Fall episode of Sherlock. The meaning is deep and the musician awesome. Just wonderful. Twin thumbs up
    carlazaidanon May 07, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA few seconds of this song and a remix of this song by Felix da Housecat is featured in the movie "Cellular".
    CB2001on March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so timeless beautiful.

    i have a version which is about 10mins long, i also heard shorter version but i don't know which is the original one..
    but i always hear it out everytime i listen to it.. :)

    also, a few seconds of this song are heard at the very beginning of Talib Kweli's Get By..(also a very nice one..)
    Nicholas Nerudaon August 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe story of Satan doing what God made him for. Very meaningfull.
    Jaysonon September 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was my first Nina song. Heard it on The Thomas Crown Affair and it's hard to think of a song who goes better with a movie than this one. The part with the piano playing while Crown steals the painting is so awesome. It gives some sort of lightness to the movie. Same thing in the end.

    Fun movie. Great song.
    pinkmoonon December 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"also, a few seconds of this song are heard at the very beginning of Talib Kweli's Get By..(also a very nice one..)"

    Actually the piano heard throughout is from the musical interlude, aswell.
    Excelsison January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is incredible... its so... raw

    the remix is really good too
    imoveritfoshoon August 30, 2006   Link

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