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Sweet Soul Music

From the album Little Movies

Song clip



Sweet Soul Music  ©2000  Michael Jerling

It’s a rainy night in Memphis
In my mind’s eye
In a room 
At the Lorraine Motel
Nineteen sixty-five
Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper
Take that gospel power
And sanctify the blues
In the midnight hour
In the midnight hour

They’ll be dancin’ 
In Chicago
Up in Detroit too
They’ll be dancin’ 
In the high school gym
They’ll be dancin’ 
To that sweet soul music

One hand on the volume
One foot on the gas
Through the darkness 
Of the great Midwest
A car pulls out to pass
And the road goes on forever
Toward that radio tower
Fifty thousand watts burn
Through the midnight hour
Through the midnight hour

They’ll be dancin’ 
In Houston
Up in New York too
They’ll be dancin’ 
In the corner bar
They’ll be dancin’ 
To that sweet soul music

It’s another night in Memphis
Nineteen sixty eight
The trash piles on the corner
And the hour is late
In a room at the Lorraine Motel
The walls are wired
There’s blood out on the pavement
And the sky’s on fire
The sky’s on fire

They’ll be burnin’ 
In Chicago
Up in Detroit too
They’ll be burnin’ down 
The high school gym
They’ll be burnin’ down 
That sweet soul music
Sweet soul music
Sweet soul music

Michael Jerling - 12 string and high-strung guitars, keyboard, vocals
Tony Markellis - bass
Danny Whelchel - drums
 

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