early wind and budding trees
mind ran off into the alley
thought i saw a morning dove
seems like the devil's been keeping tally.
embark on your lonely path
i wish i could go with you too
words unspoken worthless now
you always knew i loved you.
he was a soul man, the best man i knew
i can remember his words, the soul man's blues.
he was a soul man, all the crowds that he drew
he would just sing out loud, the soul man's blues.
(aharp)hheeeewaaaaassssaaaassoooouuuullmaaaaann. honk. honk.
got wet bones you know what i mean
cold rain all day long, never saw the light
ladies ran off to the shops and boutiques
left me alone until the middle of the night.