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Hey, Soul Sister

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playHey, hey, hey
playHey, hey, hey

playYour lipstick stains
playOn the front part of my
playLeft side brain
playI knew I wouldn't forget you
playAnd so I went and let you
playblow my mind

playYour sweet moonbeam
playThe smell of you in every
playSingle dream I dream
playI knew when we collided
playYou're the one I have decided
playWho's one of my kind

playHey soul sister
playAin't that Mr. mister
playOn the radio, stereo
playThe way you move ain't fair, you know
playHey soul sister
playI don't wanna miss
playA single thing you do
playTonight

playHey, hey, hey

playJust in time
playI'm so glad you have
playA one track mind like me
playYou gave my life direction
playA game show love connection
playWe can't deny

playI'm so obsessed
playMy heart is bound to beat
playRight out my untrimmed chest
playI believe in you
playLike a virgin, you're Madonna
playAnd I'm always gonna wanna blow your mind

playHey soul sister
playAin't that Mr. mister
playOn the radio, stereo
playThe way you move ain't fair, you know
playHey soul sister
playI don't wanna miss
playA single thing you do
playTonight

playThe way you can cut a rug
playWatching you is the only drug I need
playSo gangster, I'm so thug
playYou're the only one I'm dreaming of

playYou see, I can be myself now finally
playIn fact there's nothing I can't be
playI want the world to see you'll be with me

playHey soul sister
playAin't that Mr. mister
playOn the radio, stereo
playThe way you move ain't fair, you know
playHey soul sister
playI don't wanna miss
playA single thing you do
playTonight

playHey soul sister
playI don't wanna miss
playA single thing you do
playTonight

playHey, hey, hey
playTonight
playHey, hey, hey

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meaningMeaning

Lyrically, Stafford admitted the inspiration for the song came about while Monahan was imagining what Burning Man must be like, and started penning lyrics inspired by the imagery he saw:

"The story lyrically, I’ve heard Pat talk about this in interviews. He’s always heard of Burning Man. Somewhere in Reno Nevada's desert, they do it every year. It’s this whole city in the desert that gets built for a festival that happens every year. They build a huge man out of wood and at the end of the festival they burn it. Pat had never been to Burning Man, but he had an image in his head of what it must be like. All these beautiful women dancing around the fire. That was the imagery he conjured up when he was writing the lyrics to, “Hey, Soul Sister.” It’s a pretty big deal. Thousands and thousands of people go to it every year. People run around naked and I guess it’s a total crazy deal.

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vocabulary Vocabulary

soul

figurative (emotional energy)

  1. She puts a lot of soul into her art.

blow sb's mind

slang (astound [sb])

  1. Did you hear about Carmen's winning the lottery? -Yes, it blows my mind!

stain

to leave a mark on something that is difficult to remove


moonbeam

a beam or line of light that comes from the moon


cut a rug

To dance really well and impress others.

  1. The couple cut a rug at the dance, which earned them a prize.

one-track mind

A mind obsessed with only one thing

  1. That boy has a one-track mind. All he thinks about is his girlfriend.

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