Mick Payne / Blog

"Soul of a Man" (Tribute to my Father)

My father was a man of faith throughout most of his life. I never quite had the relationship with him I would have liked, but loved the man deeply as my father. He never really understood why I wrote and performed music outside the church. The beginnings of my music did all start way back there in that little Southern Gospel church.

My Dad passed away a couple of years ago and I was moved to write something that would have made him smile. While "Soul of a Man" is not necessarily about my Dad it allowed me to give something back even though he's no longer here.

The song makes strong references to spiritual things that cannot be seen or touched, but more so experienced.

This one's for you pop and I know that somewhere you’re on a sunny mountain side today looking down and smiling.