Wounded Veteran Delivers Emotional Rendition Of ‘Simple Man’

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God Bless Sal Gonzalez!

Just…wow. Sal Gonzalez is absolutely amazing as he belts his way through his acoustic rendition of ‘Simple Man’ on America’s Got Talent! We’re so glad we stumbled across this incredibly talented young man performing one of the greatest songs ever written!

Sal Gonzalez is a veteran of the United States Marines, and was injured in 2004 when he lost his leg in an IED attack.

He hasn’t let that stop him, though!

When Sal isn’t serenading us with classic Lynyrd Skynyrd tunes, he works with the Wounded Warrior Project and helps other wounded veterans when they get home!

He’s talented and gives back? We love him already! He’s even got a sense of humor:

“I can live without a leg. I can’t live without music.”

We feel the same way, Sal.

He did such a phenomenal job with ‘Simple Man’, and we can’t wait to see what else Sal does with that spectacular voice in the future!

+ Simple Man lyrics +

Mama told me when I was young
“Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it’ll help you some sunny day”

“Oh, take your time, don’t live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
You’ll find a woman and you’ll find love
And don’t forget, son, there is someone up above”

“And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won’t you do this for me, son, if you can”

“Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold
All that you need is in your soul
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied”

“And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won’t you do this for me, son, if you can”

Oh yes, I will

“Boy, don’t you worry, you’ll find yourself
Follow your heart and nothing else
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied”

“And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won’t you do this for me, son, if you can”

Baby, be a simple, really simple man
Oh, be something you love and understand

Read more: Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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