Keep a Light in the Window

Solomon Burke

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Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke (March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010) was an American recording artist and vocalist, who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s and a "key transitional figure in the development of soul music from rhythm and blues. He had a string of hits including "Cry to Me", "If You Need Me", "Got to Get You Off My Mind", "Down in the Valley" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love". Burke was referred to as "King Solomon", the "King of Rock 'n' Soul", "Bishop of Soul" and the "Muhammad Ali of soul". Due to Burke's minimal chart success in comparison to other soul music greats such as James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding, Burke is often described as the genre's "most unfairly overlooked singer" of it… more »


Year:
1992
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Now it was just the other day
These are the words I heard a soldier sing
He said, "Tell my babe
To keep a light in the window
Till I come home, till I come home"

Well, I don't know
How long or how soon
Maybe tomorrow, it may be never
Or maybe this afternoon

Somebody tell my baby
To please keep a light, keep a light
Keep a light in the window
Till I come home, home, home

Now darlin' you know
How much I need you
You see I been gone
So long, so long

But there's nothing
Will ever change the way I feel
I'm just asking you to hold on, baby
Please hold on, listen

I'm risking my life every day
To end this fight
But deep down inside my soul right now
I believe I know, I said, I know this cause is right

I just want you, baby
Please keep a light
Keep a light burning
In the window
Till I, till I, till I, till I, till I come on home again

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Written by: JAMES W ALEXANDER, J. W. ALEXANDER

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