B♭When you can't fFind the light, that gE♭ot you through the cloudy dB♭ays, B♭When the stars ain't Fshinin' bright, you fE♭eel like you've lost B♭you're way, B♭When those candle lFights of home, E♭burn so very far aB♭way, B♭Well you got to let your sFoul shine, jGmust like my daddy used to A♭say.Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
ChorusHe used to say sB♭oulshine, it's better than sFunshine, It's better than mE♭oonshine, damn sure better than rB♭ain. Hey now people dB♭on't mind, we all get this way sFometime, Got to let your Gmsoul shine, A♭shine till the break of B♭day. I grew up thinkin' that I had it made, gonna make it on my own. Life can take the strongest man, make him feel so alone. Now and then I feel a cold wind, blowin' through my achin' bones, I think back to what my daddy said, he said "Boy, in the darkness before the dawn:"
ChorusGmSometimes a man can fE♭eel this emptiness, Like a E♭woman has robbed him of his very B♭soul. A Dmwoman too, God knows, she can fE♭eel like this. A♭And when your world seems cold, you got to lFet your spirit take control.