Back To The Soul

04:34
01/18/2018
Grayson Hugh

Story

(This is one great big horn section Soul song, about a blossoming love affair with a young gal named Ophelia, and a night out on the town, down to that big old dance hall where the band plays real good and you gonna stomp down on the wood. As the chorus declares: "Now I like Country, don't get me wrong, I like Blues and Bluegrass and Reggae songs, Big Band music and Rock 'n Roll. But sometimes you JUST GOT TO get back to the Soul!")

BACK TO THE SOUL

words & music by Grayson Hugh

Let’s go out tonight

Lord you’re a beautiful sight

my Ophelia

lovin’ you makes me glad

move over just a tad

let me steal ya

 

I know a place

where the band plays real good

down by the water

gonna stomp down on the wood

 

The sun’s settin’ on the ridge

let’s get on over that bridge

to the night

ain’t nothin’ else to do

we gonna dance til half past two

alright

 

Now I like country - don’t get me wrong

I like blues and bluegrass and reggae songs

big band music and rock ’n roll

but sometimes you just got to get back

to the soul

 

Now I was lookin’ at you

for a good month or two

I was wonderin’

if you’d go out with me

so I asked you carefully

my heart thunderin’

 

When you said yes

thought I’d lose my mind

ever since then

we’ve been havin’ such a good time

 

Lovin’ you more and more

gettin’ up on the floor

good and sweaty, oh yeah

now the drummer he’s in the groove

and the guitar makes you move

are you ready? 

 

Now I like country - don’t get me wrong

I like blues and bluegrass and reggae songs

big band music and rock ’n roll

but sometimes you just got to get back

to the soul

 

Give me soul music all the way

talkin’ bout Sam and Dave and Marvin Gaye

Otis Redding, Solomon Burke

give me Wilson Pickett, Al Green

Clarence Carter - that’ll work!

 

Soul Music, Soul Music

Soul Music, Soul Music

 

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