"Soulshine" as written by and Warren Haynes....
When you can't find the light
That guides you through a cloudy day
When the stars ain't shinin' bright
And you fill like you've lost you're way
When the candle lights of home
Burn so very far away
Well you got to let your soul shine
Just like my daddy used to say

He used to say soul shine
It's better than sunshine
It's better than moonshine
Damn sure better than rain
Hey now people don't mind
We all get this way sometimes
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
But life can take the strongest man
And make him feel so alone
Now and then I feel a cold wind
Blowin' through my achin' bones
I think back to what my daddy said
He said â??Boy, in the darkness before the dawnâ??

Let your soul shine
It's better than sunshine
It's better than moonshne
Damn sure better than rain
Yeah now people don't mind
We all get this way sometimes
Got to 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

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
Got to 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
Got to let your soul shine
Shine till the break of day


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"Soulshine" as written by Warren Haynes

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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG. it's so good. every word is perfect. and yum. the guitar... YUM.
    pomegranatesROCKon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, it's spectacular. they are such a good band, i would kill to see them in concert.
    kerplinkoon July 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song. The best version is the Warren Haynes/ Tim Reynolds version. It is great.

    And yes, Gov't Mule is great in concert. Ive seen a couple of their shows and will be going at it again in Feb.

    Warren is GREAT on the guitar. Check out his solo bonnaroo cd.
    gotohellolemisson January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty straight forward. Telling the listener to not let things keep you down and when tough times come, just look inside yourself. Everyone has had the feeling that the world in on their shoulders or experienced something they didn't think they could overcome, but everyone has the power inside them to rise above it. I also agree with the earlier post about Warren and Tim Reynold's version of this song...
    EATaPEACHon March 11, 2005   Link

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