Lyrics: Warren Haynes
Music: Warren Haynes

Played by Warren Haynes with Phil & Friends (as well as with many previous bands).

When you can't find the light
That guides you through a cloudy days
When the stars ain't shining bright
And it feels like you've lost your way
When those candle light of home
Burn so very far away
Well you got to let your soul shine
Just like my daddy used to say

He used to say the soulshine
It's better than sunshine
It's better than moonshine
Damn sure better than rain
Hey now people don't mind
We all get this way sometimes
Got to let your soul shine
Shine 'til the break of day

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


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
But hey, when your world seems cold
You got to let your spirit take control


     Date Album Recorded By
     1994 Where It All Begins Allman Brothers Band
     1995 2nd Set Allman Brothers Band
     1999 Live With A Little Help From Our Friends Government Mule
     2001 The Deep End Vol 1 Government Mule
     2003 Live At Bonnaroo Warren Haynes

Further Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography


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