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Drift Away Lyrics

Artist: Dobie Gray
Album: Drift Away

Drift Away
(Mentor Williams)

Day after day I'm more confused
So I look for the light in the pouring rain
You know that's a game that I hate to lose
I'm feelin' the strain, ain't it a shame

Oh, give me the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away
Oh, give me the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away

Beginning to think that I'm wastin' time
I don't understand the things I do
The world outside looks so unkind
I'm countin' on you to carry me through

And when my mind is free
You know a melody can move me
And when I'm feelin' blue
The guitar's comin' through to soothe me
Thanks for the joy that you've given me
I want you to know I believe in your song
Rhythm and rhyme and harmony
You help me along makin' me strong


by ja ck on 5/13/2008 7:47pm
nice lyrics
by pierre luc on 5/16/2008 12:17pm
that a grate song
by Gladys on 5/17/2008 5:39pm
This is my favorite song.
Dobie Gray. he's the best.
this song is so true.
by sarah c on 5/23/2008 8:45pm
lame...but love it
by david on 5/28/2008 8:26pm
i love this song.....

by mitchell on 5/29/2008 1:48pm
i love this song it was the first song i ever memerised.
by Dan on 6/3/2008 12:35pm
An awesome song. I love how he carries a very nice blues melody.
by Paul C on 6/7/2008 8:33pm
I could relate to this song in somany ways. keep on keepin on Dobie.
by olivia on 6/17/2008 11:02am
i love this song
by Chris on 6/23/2008 8:11am
This will always be an all time classic!!!!
by Freshprincess on 6/27/2008 12:30pm
This song is beautiful! Ising it great too!
by Helen on 7/10/2008 3:23pm
This song is great. My husband really loves to sing this.
by mutale on 7/12/2008 5:44pm
this song lifts me up
by Forr on 7/13/2008 8:56pm
This is one of my favourite songs from the 80s. It's like I have rediscover it in the 21st century....and my 8 year son now also loves it.
by CanUspell on 7/18/2008 10:50pm
Please people use spell check for the hard words like's great
memerised = :(
memorized = :) This is truly sad.
by Speller on 7/23/2008 4:04pm
CanUspell has a point. What if Dobie had expressed himself as carelessly or ignorantly as some of his fans spell? Wouldn't be such a great (note the correct spelling!)song in that case, right?
by correction on 8/1/2008 5:43pm
this song was released in 1973 not the 80's
by tanya on 8/2/2008 7:47am
i love this song x
by iamin on 8/8/2008 1:38pm
jaimin is nice boy
by Justin on 8/18/2008 1:05pm
Best song ever made
by Quilito on 9/6/2008 7:47pm
Hey great web site....
Good stuff!!
by Richard on 9/10/2008 7:37pm
Best song ever ... and have you heard Michael Bolton's cover version ... so good
by Jonny Mackay on 9/22/2008 2:14pm
...iwant to get lost in Dobie's rock and roll...
by on 10/16/2008 9:33pm
rod stewart also did a version on his atlantic crossing album released in 75
by Derek Jeter on 12/8/2008 3:56pm
by Brian on 12/18/2008 2:51pm
This song
by Brian on 12/18/2008 2:55pm
This song is one of my most favorite songs. I remember when it first came out, I thought wow here is a song that will be around for a long time. Sure enough it's still goingh strong. I love seeing and watching the kids today dancing and singing this song.
by Martin Ermenkov on 1/12/2009 3:21pm
Nice song are small words :)
by joey on 1/24/2009 9:39am
I've been listening to this song for years but i never knew who sang it . very nice song ! give me some more beats , boys .
by tyler on 3/1/2009 7:52pm
This one of my favorite songs of all time.
by H.D. Sharon on 3/16/2009 8:56am
I think this is my favourite song of all time.
by Lissa on 3/22/2009 12:20am
I hear this song all the time at work, and I love it! I always find myself singing along, so i just had to comment :)
by Charlie on 3/28/2009 10:43am
and all the lyrics in this song explain how i feel confused fel like im wasting time i just wish that everything in my life was bc to normal
by Karen T on 4/6/2009 3:13pm
Great track to relax to :o)
by nia on 4/7/2009 9:32am
I really like this song.My sister used to sing this song when she was little.Her music teacher write this song.My sister said that her music teacher would really be proud of me.
by kevin-from Antrim on 4/29/2009 4:58am
this song means so much to me and the lads.we call it our national anthyem
by Sizwe on 5/4/2009 7:49am
I can keep listening to this the whole day and never get bored,it really nice
by Lilly-Fl on 5/22/2009 1:43pm
the song wakes your soul and spirit no matter where or when you hear it
by jada castro aldan on 5/26/2009 12:17am
hi! i like your song drift away. it touched my heart and i loved it so much. thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

love ya so much
by MISHE on 5/30/2009 9:09am
by kat rayner on 6/12/2009 12:13pm
my daughter and I are performing this in the mother-daughter talent contest tonight. I never get tired of hearing it. She's 5 and loves it too.
by hailey and dad on 6/13/2009 6:46pm
great song,it just makes you want to sing along!
by mark robinson on 7/19/2009 4:26am
what a legend this man is
by david graham on 8/10/2009 7:29am
he is one of the classic singers and this song is one of the best ever! ! !
by Cindy Marcil-Bloom on 8/14/2009 10:08am
I grew up loving this song. It is still my favorite. I turn it up loud to listen to it. Music is my life, and when I die this will be the last song they play for me
by THABO ZWELETHU NGWENYA on 9/2/2009 8:44am
by Robert Breedon on 9/10/2009 7:03pm
I am going to play this at my father-in-law's wake just to listen and think of the memories of me and him sitting talking, laughing,ect.
by sheri on 10/15/2009 3:49pm
i love love to turn the volume up as loud as it will go when this song comes on its the best
by Oratile on 11/10/2009 2:55pm
This is ma favorite the guy did his best.
by chrissy on 11/16/2009 12:41am
i love this song, it was my uncles funeral song first time i ever heard it and i love it now!
by WAH on 12/7/2009 9:19pm
this song is just so amazing, always picks me up on a bummer day (Y)
by joe blow on 1/10/2010 3:57pm
"canuspell" suk my left nut....oops i made a spelling error...LMAO
by Mimi Knight on 1/13/2010 4:05am
Deeep :p
by mike on 2/5/2010 8:27am
best lyrics of all time..this song pertains to Everyone!!
by george on 2/14/2010 11:48pm
i've read about an old legal document that Wm Shakespeare signed in three different places, using a different spelling each time ...but i still like his stuff...even if he didn't have spelck

by mikey b on 4/26/2010 5:07pm
when i listen to drift away it puts me in a good mood even on my days im down and out
by matt r on 5/19/2010 5:20pm
im a teenager right now and this has been one of my favorite songs since i was about 6. I love this music! i live in the time of the 60's and 70's
by Shannon on 6/3/2010 8:09pm
I really love this song. It always makes me think someone is out there thinking of me and looking for the "light thru the pouring rain" and "thank you for the joy you've given me". Its a love song; no its a love lost song; no, its a song of gratefulness and hope.
by ron on 7/1/2010 10:02pm
1973 and oh so depressed...but then I heard "Drift Away"....and it saved my life!
by Kangwa on 7/15/2010 8:43am
I happen to sing this every morning,it is amazing.
by audrey hilditch on 7/22/2010 7:10am
me and my aunty likes this song she used to make me sing it with her when i was little i still luv this song
by steven chen on 7/31/2010 11:15pm
I am a 60yrs old from Malaysia.Bought this album in 1974. one of the most beautiful soul artist
by lea on 8/9/2010 12:16pm
i`ve known this song ever since i was a little i`m a mom and it brings me back to those beautiful years of no worries and simpler times... my kids love this song to!!
by kacey on 9/13/2010 6:26pm
I love drift away!I listened to it when i was 3 years old and im now 23.Listened to it all those years.
by Pina TS on 9/23/2010 8:07am
Ur music is my food, dis track is 1 of my fvr! 4 dt rizin i'd sy God bless u bt t luks lyk He alrdy ve..
by IMGOD on 9/27/2010 11:39pm
by Nik on 10/4/2010 8:20pm
This song is not lame! It's awesome!
by on 10/7/2010 6:06am
it's the best he's the best will not ever change sure would like to hear him sing it in person oh! yow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by KABI M KAY on 10/8/2010 11:19am
a true time-less classic
by Elle on 10/29/2010 9:14pm
Greww up in Zimbabwe, This was released when I was in form 3 and my Geography teacher was mad about Dobbie G. Ohhh I miss those times.
by 8666666 on 11/13/2010 2:49pm
luv it
by Justin on 11/29/2010 3:48pm
Absolutely good!
by bob on 12/10/2010 9:14pm
i love the song and i hope you write more songs.
by sarah on 1/4/2011 8:23am
like it
by jake on 1/17/2011 7:24pm
best song EVER!!!!!!
by chris coleman on 2/15/2011 1:25pm
yo are all retarded go look up no hands by waka flocka thats music peace out hos
by mstxgirl on 5/14/2011 11:11am
Dobie Gray has passed on. All of his tunes are CLASSIC!
by CanUreallyspell? on 7/7/2011 2:18pm
@ CanUspell on 7/18/2008 10:50pm
"Please people use spell check for the hard words like's great
memerised = :(
memorized = :)"

I know it is hard for americans, but please try and understand the rest of the can spell memorized with an 's' (i'll admit not with the 'e' though)

in the real english language: memorised.
in the destroyed english language: memorized....
by "Thinker" on 7/14/2011 2:57am
You people are ding-bats!! This isn't a site put up by Dobie. It's a fan site. The error's in spelling have NOTHING to do with the artist. I'm blown away at how many messages are directed toward Dobie, personally, as though he placed the lyrics here himself. Pssst....I would be seriously shocked if Dobie Gray even has a clue this site is "here", let alone monitor it. I wouldn't be surprised if he has a fan site, where you can send him mail, but this isn't the place, folks.
by RECTOR on 7/20/2011 9:35am
Dat's grate song indeed,so keep it up Mnr Gray.
by Sharington on 7/26/2011 10:57am
Drift Away describes how one's imagination can set you free, make you feel good inside and brighten your day when too many worries cloud your mind and can relate to the meaning of the lyrics, tone of voice and the rhythm of the instruments played.
Music inspires you on bright sunny
day and good times as well as on gray days in times of troubles and
Music is the way to positivity, inspiration, encouragement, emotion and creativity.
Really Listen to the lyrics and meaning of each song.
by Jenna on 7/30/2011 5:00am
This song is epic i like it,but still it has to be my second on the list. You might like owl city by Adam Young
! But I just love Justin Beiber.
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by Nkareng Moloi on 8/29/2011 6:40am
This is my song-Forever
by Maggie on 9/4/2011 7:19pm
Old time classic indeed,even for present and future generations.
by swelihle mdakane on 9/6/2011 11:47pm
issh nice song Dobbie
by Danielle Granata on 10/3/2011 8:59am
This song reminds me of how many guys I've been with. I don't know why but it makes me realize how much of a skank I am.
by Lungile on 10/4/2011 6:02am
too nice,rminds me of my grandpa
by Donna Citrin 10/9/11 on 10/9/2011 8:46pm
This was my moms favorite song. She passed away March 2009. Rest in Peace momma, I always think of you when I hear this song!!!
by shai beverly on 10/11/2011 3:45am
wen ever i sing this song i cry
by Sera on 10/13/2011 9:13pm
great song!!!!
by MAHLAPE on 11/10/2011 7:20am
by Michael33071 on 11/12/2011 8:27am
Nice song. But I prefer Uncle Kracker's rendition because it's much better. Dobie Gray sings the final verse.
by Ella on 11/19/2011 5:09pm
Oh NO WAY is the Uncle Kracker version better than the original! This blues song is supposed to be sung with soul...,,which Dobie has in spades. Uncle Kracker does a good cover but it's sterile, no feeling to it. All important I believe. If you're going to sing a blues/soul song then sing it with soul!
by Steve Mohr on 12/7/2011 9:27am
and now he's drifted away one final time. love that song. it expressed my feelings many times
by Shade3 on 12/7/2011 10:28am
RIP Dobie Gray 12/6/2011
by Pat a on 12/7/2011 11:49am
Rip Dobie. Died today. Great song!
by charlie on 12/7/2011 12:22pm
sad to hear that Dobie Gray has passed away. respect for the man and his songs that will stay with many for decades to come.
by mark on 12/7/2011 1:28pm
by Todd on 12/7/2011 1:52pm
Rest in PEACE, Dobie Gray. I love this song, and I have to believe you loved peace.
by Izatafact on 12/7/2011 4:18pm
R.I.P. Dobie... we'll sing along with your song for as long as we can sing!
by cozmozgirl on 12/7/2011 6:38pm
The song will carry on...
by Abel on 12/7/2011 9:51pm
rest in oeace Dobie. This was one of my favourite sons.
by Ebony Michele on 12/8/2011 3:55am
by Brenda Poledore Stevenson on 12/13/2011 1:44pm
R.I.P. Uncle more seeing you at your sister b-day parties in Houston!
by Jaime Ray on 12/17/2011 12:14pm
A song to grow up listening to, a tune remembered always and memories of a gifted artist so cherished; thank you, Dobie. God Speed!
by isaac on 1/21/2012 12:55pm
this song lifts my spirit high... uncle yu were a legend among legends. My only regret is knowing the song 26 years after i was born. rip let your soul drift to heaven
by Advice on 2/23/2012 2:52am
This is one my best song ever....
by sj on 3/8/2012 6:11am
beautiful song beautiful soul rip dobie
by mathew archie majuru on 5/11/2012 6:05am
I love this song
by graham on 6/3/2012 10:26am
first heard this song 30 years ago when I was 8 and it stuck with me, it was featured on a film with Lenny henry starring in it called Coast To coast partly filmed in the english lake district where I live... brilliant song brilliant artist
by whocares on 6/6/2012 12:07pm
A great tune. I love it. Uncle Kracker also did a cover of this song.
by ginger on 6/8/2012 11:12pm
any time I hear "drift away," i close my eyes and drift away - so peaceful listening to his soulful voice. sadden to hear dobie is not with us any more but this song will keep him alive in my heart and many more.
by ally on 6/16/2012 3:38pm
i love this song
by Blakey on 6/27/2012 2:23pm
I had forgotten about this song, but thanks to a certain fruit company I have re-discovered this great song. The chorus sums up how I like to appreciate my music!!!
by NDLOVU CHRIS on 7/19/2012 9:04am
I realy love ur songs man
by MikeD on 8/2/2012 3:32pm
I just came from my best friends funeral ...hit the radio button and on came this tune ...
"thanks for the joy that you've given me"

RIP Sean, RIP Dobie.
by Thandeka on 9/18/2012 5:55am
So awesome...! i love dis song
by MissT on 10/18/2012 7:41am
Have never stopped loving this song. Dobie's original recording is the only one that counts.
by amaanda mason 12/11/12 on 11/12/2012 4:36pm
thank you very much but i did not like that song neither its not my cup of tea it is the middle of the road as i thought it would be
by bethuel mthimunye (ACE) on 1/2/2013 9:33am
this is nice song,i always press repeat when i come to this song
by Kevo. on 1/23/2013 9:48pm
Great song, love it. I don't know what it means. But he's got a good voice. ( had)
by tecla on 5/5/2013 2:36am
nyc song.lyk t.thats true.
by ????????? on 8/24/2013 10:48pm
This song is sang by a black person?
by Rainy on 3/2/2014 5:20pm
The best ever
by Gunny on 3/8/2014 9:13pm
A bloody classic.
by Gerald on 8/17/2014 6:48am
Awesome barely describes it. Sits alongside Foreigner's 'I wanna know what love is' among my two all-time favourites.
by ojukwu kingsley AKA OBIM-KELLY on 9/11/2014 8:03am
This one of my best track. I love the song sure.

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