"Soulshine" as written by and Warren Haynes....
When you can't find the light
That got you through the cloudy days
When the stars ain't shinin' bright
You feel like you've lost you're way
When the candlelight of home
Burns so very far away
Well, you got to let your soul shine
Just like my daddy used to say

He used to say soulshine
It's better than sunshine
It's better than moonshine
Damn sure better than rain
Hey, now people don't mind
We all feel this way sometimes
You gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day

I grew up thinkin' I had it made
Gonna make it on my own
Life can take the strongest man
Make him feel so alone
Now sometimes I feel a cold wind
Blowin' through my achin' bones
I think back to what my daddy said
He said "boy, in this darkness before the dawn"

Let your soul shine
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
You've 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 fel this way sometimes
Gotta 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 feel this way sometimes
You've 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 Commentgod damn that song is amazing, the same chills went up my back the first time i heard sweet melissa
    aerosoulon September 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this was the essential comeback album for any band especially with songs like this.
    kfe2on February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome guitar solo. "The darkness always comes before the dawn." How true!
    smtownon March 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song makes my soul feel so damn good
    seaweedLGon November 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commentonly 7 comments? wow. deserves more.
    LoganRMon May 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso true
    cosmicphishon June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentimspirational
    jbird4017on April 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite Allman's song, sad there's not more comments on this one.
    RasinManon October 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPersonally love this song even more for, "and a woman too, God knows she can feel like this" because All too many times a Man artist can express what I feel more than a female artist. As for the meaning, when you get caught up in the world and feel lost, when your planned destination is far from expected, when you look in the mirror and don't know who you are anymore...it's time to get back to your roots, and then you will remember...You! Your very soulshine is better than sunshine (illusions), moonshine (alone at night with a glass of sumthin'), and damn sure better than rain (the downfall). One of the most uplifting song...ever!
    idgyon December 24, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis song hits so close to home...it's not even funny
    chiefer83on May 09, 2012   Link

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