Soap Box Preacher

Robbie Robertson


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Robbie Robertson
album: Track 4 in album Storyville
release date: 1991-9-30
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock
length: 5:19
drums: Jerry Marotta and Ronald Jones
lead vocals: Robbie Robertson
background vocals: Neil Young
keyboard: Garth Hudson
guitar & mandolin: Bill Dillon
keyboard bass: Stephen Hague
electric guitar & acoustic guitar & organ: Robbie Robertson
horn arranger: Wardell Quezergue

Album Information

label: Geffen Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 720642430323
script: Latin

Cover Art

Robbie Robertson Storyville cover art


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Soap box preachers tanding on the corner
You speak of faith with a blaze of glory

Where do you go in the naked night
They can hear your lonesome cry
When you're out there in the night
When you're staring in the light

In those proud shoes walks all over the sky
And said don't let the rapture pass you by
Heard a bugle blowing in the misty morning
Heard of the ghost of 52nd Street

I went searching for this minstrel man
With a Salvation Army band
When you're out there in the dark
When you're sleeping in the park

In those proud shoes walks all over the sky
And said don't let the rapture pass you by
In the neon wilderness and the asphalt jungle
Through the wreckage and the rumble
In those proud shoes coming on up the alley
Then he tipped his hat just like Don Quixote
Don't let the rapture pass you by
Don't let it pass you by


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Night Parade
  • 2 Hold Back the Dawn
  • 3 Go Back to Your Woods
  • 4 Soap Box Preacher
  • 5 Day of Reckoning (Burnin for You)
  • 6 What About Now
  • 7 Shake This Town
  • 8 Breakin the Rules
  • 9 Resurrection
  • 10 Sign of the Rainbow