Spiritual Man (Goin' Home)

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This song was written as a tribute to Paul's grandfather, who was a preacher in the Australian outback. Some of the key ideas the song conveys is how the preacher's final wishes was to have his ashes scattered beneath the flowers and trees, and how he spoke in bars in remote towns, referring to the Australian outback, and was rescued from the perils on a run-away horse, and that he was made an honorary sheriff in an arid land, referring to Arizona.

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I had a good friend he was a spiritual man, he said burn me when I die
And when I live my life the best I can up into heaven I will rise
He said when I'm gone you gotta set me free to the place I love the best
Just scatter my ashes 'neath the flowers and trees cuz that's where I want to rest

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, no more will I roam
He used to say to me now, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Soon I will be goin' home

He spent 40 days in the wilderness preachin' in bars and towns
Ridin' on the back of a wild horse where and you could see for miles around
In the middle of nowhere old Satan run off, he was bein' drug upon the ground
A rider appeared out of the clouds so high and saved him safe and sound

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, no more will I roam
He used to say to me now, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Soon I will be goin' home

Yeah, livin' in a world down under
He was a believin' man, I was a very big fan
Yeah, livin' in a world down under
He had a master plan, forever holy land

Singing la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, no more will I roam
He used to say to me now, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Soon I will be goin' home

He got a sheriff badge from an arid land and he followed in the way
We walked the river, caught an eel in hand, gettin' messy at the end of day
He told me when he died and when he passed way that he would watch down from above
And help me to follow in the good ol' ways and always live in love

Singing la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, no more will I roam
He used to say to me now, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Soon I will be goin' home

Singing la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, no more will I roam
He used to say to me now, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Soon I will be goin', soon I will be goin', soon I will be goin' home

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from Old Man In a Modern World, released August 1, 2018

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Paul Arow Phoenix, Arizona

Paul Arow is a gifted singer/songwriter who arranges and produces quality music. The music is easy-listening, country rock, blues and light rock written in a classic style. Check out Paul's releases - Life Blood, Spiritual Man (Goin' Home), and Russian Lullaby Song. Paul has had a lifelong love of music and started writing songs during high school and is currently a producer/ recording artist. ... more

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