Soulklassieker du jour: I Believe To My Soul

Sublieme, seculiere gospel van Ray Charles. De song is door een heel leger artiesten gecoverd – waaronder de Nederlandse Maskers – maar er is er maar één die in de buurt van de versie van de Meester zélf komt.

One of these days, and it won’t be long,
You’re gonna look for me and I’ll be gone
‘Cause I believe (I believe, yes I believe) I say I believe right now (I believe, yes I believe)
Well I believe to my soul now,
You’re tryin’ to make a fool of me (I believe it, I believe it)
Well you’re goin’ ‘round here with your head so hard,
I think I’m gonna have to use my rod
‘Cause I believe (I believe, yes I believe)

I say I believe right now (I believe, yes I believe)
Well I believe to my soul now
You’re tryin’ to make a fool of me (I believe it, I believe it)
Last night you were dreaming and I heard you say
“Oh, Johnny” when you know my name is Ray
That’s why I believe right now(I believe, yes I believe)

I say I believe right now (I believe, yes I believe)
Well I believe to my soul now
You’re tryin’ to make a fool of me (I believe it)