I Shall Be Released
Joe Cocker Lyrics


They say ev'ry man need protection
They say ev'ry man must fall
Yet I swear I see my reflection
Some place so high above the wall
I see my light come shining
From the west down to the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

Down here next to me in this lonely crowd
Is a man who swears he's not to blame
All day long I hear him cry so loud
Calling out that he's been framed
I see my light come shining
From the west down to the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

They say ev'rything can be replaced
Yet ev'ry distance is not near
So I remember ev'ry face
Of ev'ry man who put me here
I see my light come shining
From the west down to the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

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Written by: Bob Dylan

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brink

The most soulful, heartrending version of this song I have ever heard.
For me, it will never be equaled.

Tom R.

Joe Cocker just had the perfect voice for this great, soulful song.

TRaNe Davis

Joe literally sung every ounce of his being into this. Others were great, but Joe will bring a tear to you eye.

Custer Ranch

@Raymond Togtman
I like the Band's version of almost everything better, except this one. Richard's falsetto was unpleasant to me.

leow78

did you ever listen to jeff buckley"s version?

Raymond Togtman

I like The Band's version better.

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im annonymous

He struggled with his demons and he sang to share the pain n the joy he had in his heart.....

Julia S

My heart hurts. It hurts for the appreciation and the loss of this beautiful soul. It hurts for the sheer beauty of this timeless, beautiful song. Paired together, it's nothing less than phenominal.

ADELE DIMPERIO

Joe Cocker touched my heart ' back in the day''........... he's touching my heart even more today!

indybrowser67

What a voice, passion and soul!

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