Searching
Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyrics


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I asked the wise man one sunny day
Can you help me find my way?
You're so much older and wiser too
Would you help me, Mr. Wise man?
I'm feelin' blue

He said, "you're not doin' too bad, no, not bad at all
You're just trying to walk, son, before you can crawl
You got stacks of money to the sky up above
Now all you need is to find you a love"

He sent me searchin'
Oh, to find my love
He sent me searchin'
I said, Lord up above
He sent me searchin'
He said, "find the mornin' dove
And she'll tell you where to find your love"

"Son, you can have anything in this god's world
But you won't be happy, son, 'til you find your girl
Now you can be happy, loner, if you try
Find a woman, son, and you'll be satisfied"

He sent me searchin'
Gonna find my love
He sent me searchin'
I said, Lord up above
He sent me searchin'
To find the mornin' dove
And she'll tell you where to find your love

He sent me searchin'
Oh, to find my love
He sent me searchin'
I said, Lord up above
He sent me searchin'
He said, "find the mornin' dove
And she'll tell you where to find your love"





Oh Lord, he sent me searchin'

Overall Meaning

The song "Searching" by Lynyrd Skynyrd talks about finding true love and seeking guidance from a wise man. The singer meets a wise man and asks for his help in finding the way. The wise man advises the singer to first find love before attaining material success. The wise man encourages the singer to take his time in life and not rush the process. The singer is then sent on a search to find his true love with guidance from a morning dove.


The lyrics paint a picture of a person who is trying to find their way in life and searching for a sense of fulfillment. The singer is given valuable advice by the wise man, who believes that true happiness comes from finding love and that one should not rush the process. The song is also about the importance of seeking guidance and asking for help when needed.


The chorus of the song is a repetition of the phrase "He sent me searchin'" emphasizing the theme of searching for something important. The lyrics are simple and easy to understand but convey an important message about love, wisdom, and guidance.


Line by Line Meaning

I asked the wise man one sunny day
Approaching someone older and wiser for guidance


Can you help me find my way?
Asking the person to help find the right direction in life


You're so much older and wiser too
Stating the person's wisdom and experience


Would you help me, Mr. Wise man?
Politely asking for assistance and guidance


I'm feelin' blue
Expressing emotional disarray and feeling lost


He said, "you're not doin' too bad, no, not bad at all
Assuring the person that they are doing well


You're just trying to walk, son, before you can crawl
Advising the person to take things step by step and not rush into things


You got stacks of money to the sky up above
Acknowledging the person's wealth and material success


Now all you need is to find you a love
Suggesting that the person needs more than just material success to feel fulfilled


He sent me searchin'
Indicating that the wise man's words sparked a journey of self-discovery


Oh, to find my love
Expressing the desire to find true love


He said, "find the mornin' dove
Providing a clue or guidance to look for something or someone


And she'll tell you where to find your love"
Explaining that the morning dove will lead the way to finding true love


"Son, you can have anything in this god's world
Acknowledging that the person has many opportunities and resources available to them


But you won't be happy, son, 'til you find your girl
Suggesting that lasting happiness comes from finding true love


Now you can be happy, loner, if you try
Encouraging the person to work on their happiness even if they don't find true love


Find a woman, son, and you'll be satisfied"
Emphasizing that true satisfaction comes from finding a compatible partner


Gonna find my love
Reaffirming the quest to find true love


To find the mornin' dove
Remembering to look for the clue towards finding true love


Oh Lord, he sent me searchin'
Showing appreciation for the wise man's advice and guidance




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Larry Allen, Don Revercomb

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Jörgen Sjöbom

I asked the wiseman one sunny day
Can you help me find my way
You're so much older and wiser too
Would you help me mr wiseman
I'm feelin' blue
Oh I'm not satisfied

He said you're not doin too bad, not bad at all
You're just trying to walk son before you can crawl
You got stacks of money to sky up above
Now all you need is to find you a love

He sent me searchin' to find my love
He sent me searchin' to the Lord up above
He sent me searchin' just to find the mornin' dove
And she'll tell you where to find your love
Oh mr wiseman I need to find my love

You can have anything in this god's world
But you won't be happy son 'til you find a girl
Now you can be happy boy if you try
Find a woman boy, you'll be satisfied

He sent me searchin' to find my love
He sent me searchin' , I said Lord up above
He sent me searchin' just to find the mornin' dove
And she'll tell you where to find your love

He sent me searchin' to find my love
He sent me searchin' , I said Lord up above
He sent me searchin' just to find the mornin' dove
And she'll tell you where to find your love

Oh Lord, he sent me searchin'



All comments from YouTube:

Blasbo Beggings

Underrated song from an underrated album!

keep on rollin 79

Their best album my opinion,not one bad song on it..I think the only tune on here that gets any airplay is title track,and that's a rarity

Van_Aidam Aidam

Eva Margareta

I've loved these guys since the beginning ❤

UnnamedSelf48

This is my favorite album I think they really started taking to more of a rock than country and I love it

Mr. FACEpark

There definitely not under rated

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Ike Bigham

The greatest southern rock band ever! Few people realize just how brilliant Ronnie Van Zandt was in writing all of their songs. Been listening to Skynyrd for 50 yrs.

Robert Portanova

so great - a short career, but changed music in that short period - rocked the nation, from the north to the south, and worldwide.

Dreamers Roc 💯

👍💯

Francis Lim

Thanks for the great music and beautiful memories, Gary. R.I.P.

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