Who Sang What Good Am I?? Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke Make Do With What You Got cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005
length: 3:41
producer: Don Was
vocal: Solomon Burke
engineer: Jason Gossman and Rik Pekkonen
editor: Stewart Whitmore
assistant engineer: Nick Gallentine
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Lyrics
What good am I, if I'm like all the rest
If I turn away when I see how you're dressed
If I shut myself off so I can't hear you cry
Oh, what good am I?

What good am I, if I know and don't do
If I see and don't say, if I look right through you
If I turn a deaf ear to the thunder in the sky
You tell me, what good am I?

What good am I, if I say foolish things
And I laugh in the face of what sorrow brings
If my hands are tied, must I wonder within
Who tied them and why?
And where have I been, where have I been

What good am I, while you softly weep
And I hear in my head what you say in your sleep
And I freeze in the moment like the rest that don't try
You tell me, what good am I ?

What good am I, what good am I, if I watch you cry
If I sat an' lay there while you slowly die
You need somebody to try
Someone to wipe your weepin' eye
Someone to sob for you and never say good bye

You need somebody to try
Someone to wipe your weepin' eye
Someone to sob for you and never say good bye
What good am I ?

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I Need Your Love in My Life
  • 2 What Good Am I?
  • 3 It Makes No Difference
  • 4 Let Somebody Love Me
  • 5 After All These Years
  • 6 Fading Footsteps
  • 7 At the Crossroads
  • 8 I Got the Blues
  • 9 Make Do With What You Got
  • 10 Wealth Won't Save Your Soul

  • Release information
    label: Shout! Factory
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 826663435726
    script: Latin