When you're down and they're counting
When your secrets all found out
When your troubles take to mounting
When the map you have leads you to doubt
When there's no information
And the compass turns, yeah to nowhere you know well

Just let your soul be your pilot
Let your soul guide you
He'll guide you well

When the doctor failed to heal you
When no medicine chest can make you well
When no counsel leads to comfort (leads to comfort)
When there are no more lies they can tell
No more useless information and the compass spins
The compass spins between heaven and hell

Just let your soul be your pilot
Let your soul guide you
He'll guide you well

And your eyes turn towards the window pane
To the lights upon the hill
The distance seems so strange to you now
And the dark room seems so still

Let your pain be my sorrow
Let your tears be my tears too
Let your courage be my model
That the north you find will still be true
Oh, when there's no more information
And the compass turns, the compass turns
To nowhere that you know well

Let your soul be your pilot
Let your soul guide you
Let your soul guide you
Let your soul guide you upon your way

(Let your soul guide you)
Let your soul
When your down, let it come to you
Let your soul guide you
Let your soul guide you
Be your guidance, yeah
When your secret all found out
Let your soul guide you
Let your soul
When there's no
Affirmation, let your soul, let your soul

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Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot Lyrics as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General Comment
    On the VH1 show Storytellers, Sting said this song was written in honor of a good friend of his who died from AIDS.
    thedouglason November 22, 2004   Link
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    Never liked this one. Something about it bugs me but I never thought about it long enough to figure out what. Maybe at the time I heard it, I just wanted to be hearing something else.
    sillybunnyon July 19, 2006   Link
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    To me this song is about listening to your Soul to find a path in life especially when there are many things pushing you in different directions.
    kelseymanon August 21, 2009   Link
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    This is one of the most relaxing and most uplifting songs ever! To my mind, it is also very true. In the end (when everything else has failed or become unimportant) our soul and what our soul wants and needs is the only thing that matters. In our modern, hurried world we often forget that we even have a soul - we do what we ought to do, what people expect from us, what society asks of us, what we've been told was right, ... But every now and then, we need a moment all on our own, to recover not only our exhausted bodies but also our souls. Personally, good and uplifting music has always been what helps me best to recover. ; )
    WhiteWolfDiefon March 07, 2010   Link

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