Artist: Shinedown

Simple Man ~ Shinedown

Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.  Shinedown’s musical influences are Otis Redding, Pink Floyd, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Iron Maiden, Stone Temple Pilots, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Shinedown have separated themselves from the ranks of their peers since the very beginning, when an acoustic cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” found its way into local and then nationwide rotation. The modern hard-rockers’ debut album, Leave a Whisper, was re-released on the heels of the single’s success and promptly went platinum, while carving out a Southern rock identity for the band. Second record, Us and Them, appeared in 2005 and furthered Shinedown’s popularity on the strength of the emotionally charged, grungy single “Heroes.” Third album, The Sound of Madness, found the band moving away from their Southern rock label and toward more straight-up hard rock with strong elements of the salad days of grunge informing their sound. The album yielded hits in “Devour,” “Second Chance” and the title track.

Simple Man

Simple Man” is the last track on Side A of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s debut album, Pronounced ‘lĕh-’nérd ‘skin-’nérd.

The song is one of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s most popular songs. Since the song became available for digital download, it has become Lynyrd Skynyrd third best-selling digital song after “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird”. It has sold 1,333,000 copies in the US as of November 2013.

Frontman Johnny Van Zant discussed this song in a track-by-track commentary to promote the band’s 2010 CD/DVD Live From Freedom Hall. He said: “Well that’s a great song and something that I think we all live by. I think anybody out there needs to respect their mother, and the words of their mother. It’s mama talking to you in that song and I think it’s probably one of my favorites if not my favorite to do live. It’s just a great song and that one stays in the set and the crowd always goes crazy on that one.”

The song was also covered by rock band Shinedown off the deluxe edition of their album Leave a Whisper, having an acoustic version and a rock version.

Simple Man - Van Zant, Rossington

Well mama told me, when I was young
Said sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this, it’ll help you some sunny day

Ahhh
Yeah it will

Or take your time don’t live to fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
You’ll find a woman and you’ll find love
And don’t forget that there’s is a someone up above

Be a simple kind of man
Be a something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh won’t you do this for me son if you can
(if you can)

Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold
All that you need now is in your soul
And you can do this(oh baby)if you try
All that I want from you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
Be a something that you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh won’t you do this for me son if you can
(if you can)

Oh don’t you worry
You’ll find yourself
Follow your heart
And nothing else
And you can do this(oh baby)if you try
All that I want from you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
Oh won’t you do this for me son if you can
So baby be a simple be a simple man
Oh won’t you do this for me son if you can

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Sound of Madness – Shinedown

Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.  Shinedown’s musical influences are Otis Redding, Pink Floyd, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Iron Maiden, Stone Temple Pilots, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Shinedown have separated themselves from the ranks of their peers since the very beginning, when an acoustic cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” found its way into local and then nationwide rotation. The modern hard-rockers’ debut album, Leave a Whisper, was re-released on the heels of the single’s success and promptly went platinum, while carving out a Southern rock identity for the band. Second record, Us and Them, appeared in 2005 and furthered Shinedown’s popularity on the strength of the emotionally charged, grungy single “Heroes.” Third album, The Sound of Madness, found the band moving away from their Southern rock label and toward more straight-up hard rock with strong elements of the salad days of grunge informing their sound. The album yielded hits in “Devour,” “Second Chance” and the title track.

Sound of Madness

Sound of Madness” is the third single by the rock band Shinedown from their 2008 album The Sound of Madness and is also the album’s title track, despite the exclusion of the word “the” in the song’s title. The song was chosen to be the title track after some road testing on a short run of dates. It was released on February 23, 2009 in Europe.  As of June 20, 2009, the song has peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, making it their third straight single to reach the top spot on the chart. This makes Shinedown the only band to have their first ten singles all reach the top five on the Mainstream Rock chart.

Sound of Madness – Smith, Bassett

Yeah, I get it,
You’re an outcast.
Always under attack.
Always coming in last,
Bringing up the past.
No one owes you anything.
I think you need a shotgun blast,
A kick in the ass,
So paranoid. . .
Watch your back!!

Oh my, here we go…

Another loose cannon gone bi-polar
Slipped down, couldn’t get much lower.
Quicksand’s got no sense of humor.
I’m still laughing like hell.
You think that the cryin to me,
Looking so sorry that I’m gonna believe,
You’ve been infected by a social disease.
Well, then take your medicine.

I created the Sound of Madness.
Wrote the book on pain.
Somehow I’m still here,
To explain,
That the darkest hour never comes in the night.
You can sleep with a gun.
When you gonna wake up and fight… for yourself?

I’m so sick of this tombstone mentality,
If there’s an afterlife,
Then it’ll set you free.
But I’m not gonna part the seas
You’re a self-fulfilling prophecy.
You think that cryin to me,
Looking so sorry that I’m gonna believe,
You’ve been infected by a social disease.
Well, then take your medicine.

I created the Sound of Madness.
Wrote the book on pain.
Somehow I’m still here,
To explain,
That the darkest hour never comes in the night.
You can sleep with a gun.
When you gonna wake up and fight… for yourself?

I created the Sound of Madness.
Wrote the book on pain.
Somehow I’m still here,
To explain,
That the darkest hour never comes in the night.
You can sleep with a gun.
When you gonna wake up…
When you gonna wake up and fight…

I created the Sound of Madness.
Wrote the book on pain.
Somehow I’m still here,
To explain,
That the darkest hour never comes in the night.
You can sleep with a gun.
When you gonna wake up and fight… for yourself?

When you gonna wake up and fight… for yourself?
When you gonna wake up and fight… for yourself?
When you gonna wake up and fight… for yourself?

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