My Sunday Song – “Blindman” by Whitesnake

For My Sunday Song #203, we are going with a song of ‘Ready an’ Willing’ with the track “Blindman”. This is a deep cut and not a single and one of the songs that is the reason I love the early Whitesnake sound so much.  Okay, actually this song is not originally a Whitesnake song, but a David Coverdale song as it was released on his solo album back in 1977 called…well…’White Snake’.  So, I can use for this set of Whitesnake songs, I am covering the cover version he did with his band. I don’t think that is cheating.

The song is a pure blues rock track.  Think Free or Bad Company as it has that same killer vibe.  It starts off as slow burner and builds slow until it becomes a full on scorcher.  Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody both hammer it home on the guitar and Bernie’s solo helps make the song such a classic song.  You can’t forget the ryhthm section of Ian Paice on drums and Neil Murray on bass either.  They keep the pace and groove going perfectly.  And listen closely to the beautiful keyboard playing of Jon Lord.  They all standout in their little moments.  However, the highlight is that sultry David Coverdale vocal style.  His vocal talent lies perfectly fit for the blues rock sound.  With this more of a slow song, David exudes all the heart he needs to give the song the powerful, emotive feel it needs.

Lyrically, the song is sad.  The person this song is about is in a dark place in their life and longing for the past.  They are reaching out to Jesus to help him on his journey.  He is sailing the world with no friend and loneliness that is killing him.  He is going through life blind and needing that person or that savior to help him see the light and show him the right path to the light.  At least that is what I get out of it.  For me, it is the total package of music and lyrics that make this song so impactful and perfect.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think.  I hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Sunday!! May you find your light.

“Blindman”

I was dreaming of the past,
Why do good times never last
Help me Jesus, show the way
I can’t hold on another day

I was hungry, felling low,
I just couldn’t make out which way to go
Chasing rainbows that have no end,
The road is long without friend

Be my friend, be my brother,
Be the piper, play the call
Across the seven seas of wonder
Be the guardian of my soul

Just a young man looking homeward,
Watching the sun go down again
Across the water, the sun is shining,
But, will it ever, will it ever be the same

Be my friend, be my brother,
Be the piper, play the call
Across the seven seas of wonder
Be the guardian of my soul

I need somebody, I need someone,
I need somebody to call my own
Like a blindman, I can feel the heat of the sun,
But, like a blindman
I don’t know, I don’t know,
I don’t know where it’s coming from

Be my friend, be my brother,
Be the piper, play the call
Across the seven seas of wonder
Be the guardian of my soul

I need somebody, I need someone,
I need somebody to call my own
Like a blindman, I can feel the heat of the sun,
But, like a blindman
I don’t know, I don’t know,
I don’t know where is coming from

Written by David Coverdale

8 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Blindman” by Whitesnake

    1. Either version is great, but to keep it “technically” a Whitesnake song and not a Coverdale song, I went with the cover. But is it a cover if you actually and wrote the song as yourself and now your singing in your band that is essentially David Coverdale and a bunch of other guys?? Hmmmm.

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