Shinedown - Simple Man (Official Video)

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Shared October 26, 2009

The official video for Shinedown's "Simple Man" from the album, 'Leave A Whisper' - available now on Atlantic Records.
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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 will help you some sunny day" Oh yeah

"Oh take your time, don't live too fast
Troubles will come, and they will pass
You'll find a woman, and you'll find love
And don't forget that, there is someone up above"

"And be a simple kind of man
Hm be 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"

"An' get your lust from 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 for you, my son, is to be satisfied"

"And be a simple kind of man
Be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Won't you do this for me son, if you can, if you can"

"Boy 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
Be something you'll love and understand
Baby 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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The official YouTube channel of multi-platinum rock band: Shinedown. The group signed with Atlantic Records in 2001, releasing six studio albums including Billboard Top 10 double-platinum LP 'The Sound of Madness,' gold-certified 'Amaryllis,' gold-certified 'Threat To Survival,' and their most recent release, 'ATTENTION ATTENTION.'

Beyond sold out headline gigs worldwide and numerous festival headlining sets, Shinedown has been nominated for an American Music Award and Billboard Music Awards. The group has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, has 11 platinum and gold singles, such as triple-platinum “Second Chance,” three #1 anthems “Bully,” “Unity,” and “Enemies,” and “GET UP,” “45," and "Devil." They have achieved four platinum and gold albums and averages more than 3.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify as one of the most listened-to rock bands on the platform with over 600 million streams, contributing to their more than 1 billion total overall streams to date.

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Sherrie Kimberly browneyedgurl Linton

I play this for my son who's been bullied for having autism 😥 but keeps pushing through and is a senior #2020

2 months ago | [YT] | 933

Stephen Garcia

If this song doesn’t hit you somewhere, you aren’t living right.

2 months ago | [YT] | 222

Heath Leopold

My mom always played me the original version when I was a kid. I'm her only son and have played her this version for years. It's now her favorite and I'll always be her little boy.... and I'm ok with that

4 months ago | [YT] | 329

Jessica Christian

I think of my son's when I hear this. I want this so much for them. Be a simple man. Be satisfied. Be happy my babies, be happy. If you find this comment when I am gone, I lived for you. ❤ Do the same for your children.

6 months ago | [YT] | 634

Zac Sells

My mother always sent me this song when I was being a hard-headed shit growing up, and now that sh'es gone just that opening lick on the guitar brings me to tears. I love you mom, thank you for everything.

6 days ago | [YT] | 19

kent yang

I pretend i can sing like this... to. Feel better about myself.

4 months ago | [YT] | 102

Alexander Crow

I"m sorry Mom, I am trying

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 43

T.J. Little

The pure, raw emotion in his voice gives me chills every time I listen...

4 months ago | [YT] | 114

Austin Ardry

I want this song played at my funeral. this song would be perfect.
too bad my mother and father are both gone. I'm only 17. this is one of few songs that tear me up.

4 years ago | [YT] | 1,801


This hit back hard when I was in middle school toughest and shittiest years of my life, got bullied and others bringing me down to the fullest. I am now in highschool a sophomore. Everything changed and my life is never better this song motivated me to be a simple man.

5 days ago | [YT] | 5

Nathan Eldridge

mother passed when I was 19 I'm 20 now
she always told me she loved this song 😭
2019 never forgotten ♥️

2 months ago | [YT] | 83

Brie Walker

R.I.P who i once was, someone who cared for even the smallest things like a beautiful sunset after a long day.

6 months ago | [YT] | 10

Wrenn Way

2020 here we are, listening to words to live by!

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 15

Gregory sears

Simple Man by Lynard Skynard was one of my favorite songs. And some how they actually did it better. Very rare can anyone ever say this about any song. Way to kill it. Because of this song i became a fan of Shinedown.

3 years ago | [YT] | 1,210

Rick Standish Jr

I listen to this song everytime that I get depressed, it reminds me of the fact that my mother would want me to be strong and march through and seek happiness.

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 17

Ashley Bromley

This is my song 😭

3 months ago | [YT] | 6

ronin assassin

This is on my list of songs I want played at my funeral, preferably when spreading my ashes.

1 week ago | [YT] | 7


Well, momma tried.

3 months ago | [YT] | 4


best remake ever on this song, beautiful voice

3 years ago | [YT] | 698

Samantha Miller

There's not very many songs I like they aren't done by the original but this blew my mind

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 4