Robbie Robertson - Soap Box Preacher Lyrics

Robbie Robertson Storyville cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Robbie Robertson
release date: 1991-9-30
popularity : 68 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock
length: 5:19
producer: Gary Gersh, Robbie Robertson and Stephen Hague
lead vocals: Robbie Robertson
trumpet: Stacy Cole
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
engineer: Steve Nye
background vocals: Neil Young
keyboard: Garth Hudson
trombone: Duane Van Paulin
mandolin & guitar: Bill Dillon
keyboard bass: Stephen Hague
organ & acoustic guitar & electric guitar: Robbie Robertson
associate producer: Steve Nye
tenor saxophone: Amadee Castenell and Fred Kemp
drumset: Ronald Jones and Jerry Marotta
horn arranger: Wardell Quezergue
soprano saxophone: Warren Bell
Lyrics
Soap box preachers tanding on the corner
And all the people they would gather round
You speak of faith with a blaze of glory
But those that fear they wanna knock you down

Nobody knows where you live
Where do you go in the naked night
All of the prophets that come before you
They can hear your lonesome cry

When you're out there in the night
All alone
When you're staring in the light
At the end of the road

In those proud shoes coming on up the alley
In those proud shoes walks all over the sky
Then he tipped his hat just like Don Quixote
And said don't let the rapture pass you by

Heard a bugle blowing in the misty morning
What a haunting sound over Times Square
Heard of the ghost of 52nd Street
Looked out the door but no one was there

Out in the cold Harlem rain
I went searching for this minstrel man
Played me a song to ease the pain
With a Salvation Army band

When you're out there in the dark
All alone
When you're sleeping in the park
At the end of the road

In those proud shoes coming on up the alley
In those proud shoes walks all over the sky
Then he tipped his hat just like Don Quixote
And said don't let the rapture pass you by

In the neon wilderness and the asphalt jungle
He carries his cross of passion
Through the wreckage and the rumble

In those proud shoes coming on up the alley
In those proud shoes walks all over the sky
Then he tipped his hat just like Don Quixote
And said don't let the rapture
Don't let the rapture pass you by

Don't let it pass you by
Oh 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

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