Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul
Oh, hello Mr. Soul, I dropped by to pick up a reason
For the thought that I caught that my head is the event of the season
I'll cop out to the change, but a stranger is putting the tease on.
Why in crowds just a trace of my face could seem so pleasin'
I was raised by the praise of a fan who said I upset her
In a while will the smile on my face turn to plaster?
I was down on a frown when the messenger brought me a letter
Any girl in the world could have easily known me better
She said, You're strange, but don't change, and I let her
Is it strange I should change? I don't know, why don't you ask her For the race of my head and my face is moving much faster
Stick around while the clown who is sick does the trick of disaster
According to the Mr. Soul Songfacts, "Mr. Soul" was written and performed by Neil Young , the contested frontman for Buffalo Springfield, backed up by co-frontmen Richie Furay and Stephen Stills. In just three short verses with no chorus, Young practically flaunts his lyrical prowess at this early stage in his career.