Sunday Song Lyrics: Soul

For this week’s prompt, I debated between Jewel’s “Save Your Soul” and Train’s “Soul Sister.” It was a tough choice because I love both songs so very much, but ultimately I went with Train. I chose their album Save Me, San Francisco to listen to in my car, full blast up and back to Berkeley on repeat in late 2012 to visit my daughters. It was a mixed year for me personally with big ups and downs, but that trip filled me with joy. My girls were doing so great, successful and happy, and all the songs on that album were super inspirational to me. I left at 4AM to beat the traffic on the first part of the journey back to SoCal, cruising out on the 580 in the perfect darkness, all alone on the road, just me and the music.

Everything is different now. My car broke down on a subsequent visit north when it was about 150 degrees on the Fourth of July and now I only fly up there. I really don’t even enjoy driving at all these days, though I still love Train. Only one daughter lives near SF now; the other lives in LA. I no longer have wild ups and downs, just steady blahs, which is better.

Hey, hey, hey
Your lipstick stains on the front lobe of my left side brain
I knew I wouldn’t forget you, and so I let you go and blow my mind
Your sweet moonbeam, the smell of you in every single dream, I dream
I knew when we collided, you’re the one I have decided who’s one of my kind
Hey soul sister, ain’t that Mr. Mister on the radio, stereo
The way you move ain’t fair, you know!
Hey soul sister, I don’t want to miss a single thing you do, tonight […]

Written by Amund Bjorklund / Espen Lind / Pat Monahan; 2009

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25 responses to “Sunday Song Lyrics: Soul

  1. This has definitely always been a very uplifting song, good choice! 🙂

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  2. i love Train and this song is a firm fave! music has a way of bringing the memories back. I am now reminded of a road trip listening to Jon Secada that was a pivotal moment in my life. thank you for mentioning this song.

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  3. I have never heard this before…but love it!

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  4. I heard this song a lot, but this was the first time I watched the video and it was nice.

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  5. I thought of this song as well, but I loved your reasons for choosing it. Road trips can be amazing, but they can also be terrible. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. I love Train. Thanks for sharing this great tune!

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  7. I have loved this song from the very first time I heard it. This was also one of the first songs that came to me for the prompt.

    ~Mary
    #SongLyricSunday : Tori Amos – Body and Soul

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  8. I’ve always enjoyed this song, but I’d never seen the video before. Thanks for sharing it.

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  9. I almost went with this one. It is so cheerful 🙂 Everyone loves this song. Good choice

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  10. This is a wonderful share.

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  11. One of my favorite songs.

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  12. Very good choice! I’d given it a thought to use it, too. So glad you did. 🙂
    I hope you or your loved ones are nowhere near the fires happening in California. Such sadness. ❤

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    • Thanks!

      Luckily none of us are near the fires, though my daughter in NorCal has been wearing a mask outside because the air is so bad. It’s just so terrible for all the people losing everything and getting hurt/dying.

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