"drift away" as written by and Mentor R. Williams....
Day after day I'm more confused
So I look for the light in the pouring rain
You know that's a game that I hate to lose
I'm feelin' the strain, ain't it a shame

Oh, give me the beat boys, and free my soul
I want to get lost in your rock and roll and drift away

Beginning to think that I'm wastin' time
I don't understand the things I do
The world outside looks so unkind
I'm countin' on you to carry me through

And when my mind is free
You know a melody can move me
And when I'm feelin' blue
The guitar's comin' through to soothe me
Thanks for the joy that you've given me
I want you to know I believe in your song
Rhythm and rhyme and harmony
You help me along makin' me strong


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"Drift Away" as written by Mentor R. Williams

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  • +3
    General CommentI don't know why but I dislike Uncle Kracker's version but love Dobie Gray's. It's really soothing and nice. I love this song!
    AmberAmeliaon April 28, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWow, no comments on this song? I'm rather suprised. Then again, most probably only remember this song for the Unkle Kracker version.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that version, but I love this version as well. Very simple, soulful sound with great use of the guitar.

    Love the message of the song as well. People on this site probably get the whole idea of music being more than sound, and about how it can become an experience far beyond that of just listening.

    This is a classic, and one of my favorites.
    Jeffyhashon June 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUncle Kracker's version - or is that Unkle Kracker? Who knows - has better fidelity and sounds more modern, but I prefer the vocals in Dobie Gray's version. And whatever rock n' roll Dobie Gray was talking about, it sure wasn't of the "heavy metal" variety :-).
    stoolhardyon September 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't know Unkle Kracker's version, but this song gives me such a mellow vibe. Pefect song when picturing a sweet jam session. Ahhh...I love it.
    filmgirl79on May 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is a shame there are so little comments on this song. It gives me goosebumps everytime i listen to it. There is SOUL in this song unlike any other and i hope that YOU one day TOO can find it, hear it, and feel it as much as Jeffyhash, stoolhardy, AmberAmelia, filmgirl79, Ultimate Panopticon?, and no code88 DID!
    nalanizon August 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmberAmelia, I'm with you all the way.
    Ultimate Panopticonon March 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song could also be called - Why I love r'n'r- .
    I really love r'n'r....I love it.
    no code88on November 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNalaniz said it well...its just so compelling, heart-felt. The music takes him away....
    kevwizon August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has so much more soul when it's the Dobie Gray version somehow... but i love the thought of music being the river that carries one away.

    "And when my mind is free
    You know a melody can move me
    And when I'm feelin' blue
    The guitar's comin' through to soothe me
    Thanks for the joy that you've given me
    I want you to know I believe in your song
    Rhythm and rhyme and harmony
    You help me along makin' me strong"

    i've always wanted to write an e-mail or a letter to this musical artist i've been listening to since i was about 16, and put that very stanza in it. i think he'd appreciate it, and it's true. his music has helped me along.
    Yufferson October 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song [: I love the Dobie Gray version way better than the Uncle Kracker version..

    I just find it to be so calming and soulful. I have a soft spot for music from the 60's, 70's and 80's also.

    I think this song is about how a song can make you feel better about things. I think this song is about music and how it can impact people greatly.. How you can got lost in music and drift away when listening to it.
    stagnateon March 30, 2009   Link

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