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Walkin' down Royal Street
A street singer symphony
Ain't been the hardest way
Ain't had the greatest day
Walkin' past memories

And the pain that she gave to me
Don't you know I'm tryin' to be the bigger man
I just wanna feel the spirit
I just wanna feel the spirit
I just wanna feel the spirit

Washin' over me
Me and Madame Laveau
Seen some people come and go
Seen a couple storm clouds pass
Seen a couple spells been cast
People trippin' down cobblestones
Marching bands and trombones
Everybody's out here waitin' on the second line

And I'm just fine
I just wanna feel the spirit
I just wanna feel the spirit
I just wanna feel the spirit
Washin' over me

Storm clouds out up ahead
Singin' songs of praise to raise the dead
I got a heart that was born to be
Broken down and wild and free
Johnny came in on a train
With not a dollar to his name

Just an old guitar case
And the bruises on his pretty face
Walkin' down a railroad track
He aint never comin' back
Said mama I don't know if I'm every comin' home again

But until then
I just wanna feel the spirit
I just wanna feel the spirit
I just wanna feel the spirit
Washin' over me


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    General CommentEvery time I listen to Amos Lee’s SPIRIT Album I can’t help but pause, as I am drenched in downpour of awe at the direct parallel and profound study of Quiet Riot's 1999 album, ALIVE AND WELL. It's a hail to the rage for the good life, and a better tribute album to Quiet Riot is yet to be seen, (in my opinion.) Compare for yourself the call and response, high-five, lyrical shout out to emperors of the passionate life. It's as if ALIVE AND WELL was playing on repeat throughout the entire composition of the SPIRIT album.

    Compare:

    Amos Lee, Spirt (2016) / Quiet Riot, Alive and Well (1999)

    1. New Love / Don’t Know What I Want
    2. Running Out Of Time / Angry
    3. Spirit / Come On Feel The Noize
    4. Lost Child / The Wild And The Young
    5. Highways And Clouds / Highway To Hell
    6. Lightly / Too Much Information
    7. One Lonely Light / Bang Your Head
    8. Wait Up For Me / Ritual
    9. Til You Come Back Through / Sign Of The Times
    10. Hurt Me / Mama We’re All Crazee Now
    11. Vaporize / Mental Health (Bang Your Head)
    12. Walls / Against the Wall
    13. With You / Don’t Want To Let You Go

    Best Buys Bonus Tracks:
    A. New Day / Slam Dunk (Way to Go)
    B. Don’t Leave Me Lonely / Overworked And Underpaid
    dewey81on July 02, 2017   Link

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