UNPUBLISHED BOB DYLAN LYRICS

 

This document contains lyrics not published on www.bobdylan.com , but either copyrighted by Bob Dylan, or not copyrighted but generally known to be written by him. This is by far a complete list and in some details perhaps not even a correct list.

 

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Ain't Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody 3

All American Boy 4

All you have to do is dream 7

Almost done 9

Baby, Won't You Be My Baby 10

Ballad Of The Gliding Swan 11

Big black train 12

Blessed Is The Name 13

Bound To Lose, Bound To Win 15

Bourbon Street 16

Champaign, Illinois 17

City Of Gold 18

Coverdown Breakthrough 19

Cross The Green Mountain 20

Cuban Missile Crisis 22

Dirty Lies 23

Don't Ever Take Yourself Away 24

Enough Is Enough 25

Fear, Hate, Envy And Jealousy 26

Fur Slippers 27

Goodbye Holly 28

I Ain't Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody 29

I Can't Leave Her Behind 31

I'm A Fool For You 32

I'm Not There (1956) 33

I Will Love Him 35

Jammin' Me 36

Jesus Is The One 37

Julius And Ethel 38

Love Rescue Me 39

Most Probably van Gogh 40

New Danville Girl 41

On A Rainy Afternoon 43

One Eyed Jacks 44

Responsibility 45

Stand By Faith 46

Stepchild 47

Straight A's In Love 48

Talkin' Devil 49

Talking Folklore Center 50

Talking Hugh Brown 51

The Very Thought Of You 52

Thief On The Cross 53

Troubled And I Don't Know Why 54

Try Me 55

Waiting To Get Beat 56

What Kind Of Friend Is This 57

Who Loves You More 58

Wild Wolf 59

Working On A Guru 60

Yonder Comes Sin 61

You´ve Been Hiding Too Long 64


Ain't Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody

 

Snowflakes falling on the crowded room and the leaves are dying

Dying in the bedroom, crying in the bedroom

I can feel it on the rooftops, I hear two lovers sighing

One's got four eyes, another's wearing a disguise

Oh, baby try whether you're leaving me or not

Even keep going if you're drugged, beaten or shot

Ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Not today, not tonight, not tomorrow, no way

In the cold blue dress you say 'adios amigos'

I proved it for a while, I could make you smile

I can hear the footsteps of the battered ego

Flaws in your make-up, beginning to break up

Well child don't you understand

Be a part of your children and I can't be your man

Ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Not today, not tonight, not tomorrow, no way

Smoke arises for ever, on a one-way ticket to burn

A place reserved for the Devil

And for all those that done evil

A place of darkness and shame, you can never return

You can make believe I'm gone but can you hear it babe?

From Nashville to Texas, From Houston to Nashville

I can see two judges sitting in a hospital room

I keep on believing. I knew you were leaving

Shot my pony down and your breaking my heart

Even got to keep going if you're drugged beaten or shot

Ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Not today, not tonight, not tomorrow, no way

Snowflakes falling on the crowded room and the leaves are dying

Hunted on the river, so cold I could shiver

I can hear two lovers on the rooftops, I can hear them sighing

One's got four eyes, another is wearing a disguise

Oh why are you leaving, you're going for my heart

You're leaving me baby with your legs far apart

Ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Not today, not tonight, not tomorrow, no way

 

 

All American Boy

 

Well I bought me a guitar

Put it in tune

Went out there in the month of June

Bought a hot dog and smelled it

And I smelled the crowd

Everybody was a-down on this side of a cloud

There was a holy cow and a medicine man

And a sacred cow and an iron jaw that wouldn't break

Well I tell you the story of how to become

An All American Boy

Instead of a bum

Pound on the drum from five to six

You'll be rocking and rollin and beating on bricks

It's a good job to have if you're not working

Clean your stuff and come up tight

Gotta wish for it and that's right

Go for a train on a whiskey jar

Guzzle it up, here you are

Pick it up, now hit it

And the girls wiggle

Yes, I've been making them all jump up and down

And mingle in the socks

And their britches

Oh, you'll find that soon

You'll be in the itches

Itches all over

Itch in your pants

Itch while you dance

Itching on down to the south of France

Well, I know a boy of yesterday

He became a guitar and he floated away

In the summer and in the fall

Everyone said he was having a ball

Kicking up hot shit over the ocean

He took himself a notion

To put some of that lotion in his beat up guitar

Put it on him then

He's not very far

Next time you call him a star

Down the road boy

They call him slim

They don't care if they're carrying him

Just a minute now, you'll see what I mean

Here he come now

Well sooner or later a boss gonna come

He gonna take a look at ya, look at your drum

Drink this sonny, it comes in a cup

Yeah, he'll take you out to his farm

Where he's fixing it up

Girls don't giggle out there on the mountain

Well, sooner or later you're bound to meet his wife

You'll come and have the time of your life

She's there and in her way

She sure does like the things you play

Well, you want to know about the manager soon

We'll take you outside 'cause he knows you can croon

He'll buy you new clothes, a new pair of shoes

You'll be walking with the big drum blues

You're a fine drummer now, you always knew you could be

 

 

Well I bought me a guitar

Put it in tune

Went out there in the month of June

Was a hot dog night and a [stick in a roar]

Everybody was a-down on this side

There was a holy cow (holy Cow)

Mean Cow (mean cow)

Double jaw (double Jaw)

Cow (Cow)

Well I'll tell you a story about how to become

An All American Boy

You can beat on a drum

Beat on a drum from five to six

You'll be rock and rollin' soon gettin' your kicks

It's a good job (good job)

Joinin' the band (joinin' the band)

Wave your hand (wave your hand)

Clean your hand and come up tight

Roll a smoke and down at night

[Hold on] a train on a whiskey jar

Settle it down, there you are

Hold it steady, pick it up now

Now hit it (making the girls giggle)

Yes, you'll be makin' them little girlies giggle

You'll be makin' them all just jump up and down and wiggle

In their socks, in their britches

All you'll find that soon you'll be itches

Itches all over

Itch in your pants, itch while you dance

Itchin' on down [to the corn' of/till they goin' to?] France

Well, I know a boy that yesterday

He become a guitar and he floated away

He played his [bows] and he played them all

He's just on there havin' a ball

Kicking a hot storm up over the ocean

He took himself a notion

He got some lotion and he put it on his guitar

Put it on him

Next time you do it you can call him Jim

Down the road boy

They call him slim

They don't care if they're carry him

Just a minute now, you'll see what I mean

(Uncle Sam...in this land...rippin' up draft cards, an' all that-)

Well sooner or later a man's gonna come

He gonna take a look at ya, look at your drum

He be a man and he'll take you home

Yeah, he'll take you out to his farm

He'll give you a good un

He'll give it to ya

Well, he -

(Girls don't giggle no more)

Well, sooner or later you're bound to meet his wife

And you'll come in have the time of your life

Just pickin' up gum, pickin' up a star

Pickin' up and goin' and goin' to the bar

You and yur manager

(Pickin' my nose)

Well, you'll want to know about the manager soon

He'll take you outside and put you on the moon

He'll buy you new clothes, a new pair of shoes

You'll be walking 'way with the big drum blues

You'll be a fine drummer, pick 'em as they comin'

Dog a-hummin'.
 

All you have to do is dream

 

If the farmer has no silo

And his fuel cost runs up high

Well, that's just how much I would love you

if you'd just only let me try

in some nice young up-to-date kitchen

let us get aquainted, dear

and them old floor-birds would just quit eatin'

And just grin from ear to ear

Two floor birds and a prudent baby chick, yes that's me

That ain't much to bust

But restriction causes damage

And damage causes lust

So, poor little girl, come blow this horn

Hard as any horn might seem

It's very easily done, actually

All you have to do is dream.

Well, the whole back-strappers are a dime a dozen

And I can get a cup for a nickle

Yes, but look what an earful I get and it's all awful too

Everytime I try to go get me a little tickle

So, give me one sweet loaf of bread

just one sweet loaf, I'll fill it up and I'll be gone

Yes, just like some of these old floor birds

who fly from dawn to dawn

who fly from dawn to dawn

who fly from dawn to dawn

who fly from dawn to dawn


Take #2

If the farmer has no silo

And his fuel cost runs him up very high

Well, that's just how much I'd love you

if you'd just only let me try

In some nice young up-to-date kitchen

Let us get aquainted, dear

Then them old floor-birds will just quit eatin'

And just grin from ear to ear

Two floor birds and a prudent baby chick

Yes, that ain't much to bust

But restriction causes damage

And damage causes lust.

So, poor little girl, come blow this horn

Hard as any hole might seem

It's very easily done, actually

All you have to do is dream.

Well, those old whole back-strappers are a dime a dozen

And I can get a cup for a nickle

Yes, but look what an earful I get, and it's awful too,

Everytime I try to go get a little tickle

Give me just one sweet loaf of bread

Fill it up, and I'll be gone

Just like some old floor-bird

who just flies from dawn to dawn (yes...)

flies from dawn to dawn (look at that old floor-bird, he just...)

flies from dawn to dawn (look at that crazy floor-bird, he just...)

flies from dawn to dawn (what a floor-bird, he...)

flies from dawn to dawn.

Almost done

 

I stood by

I stood by you

Stood by her

Oh don't be untrue

It's already there

for to see the one

oh now she rode

She's almost done

Almost done

Almost done

Palestine glow [girl]

You're the one

[Oh not I know]

It might not do

It's already done

for light and blue

Almost done

almost done

but I don't stand missed

but you're the one

oh you're the child

I'm a-trustin' you

to trust me down

just trust me too


Take #2

All the night

fortune don't last

Gonna be lucky,

more than in the past

It's already there,

Already new

Oh, trust in me,

I'll trust in you

So goodbye

[sob me the pros] :-) [or: "save me the prose"?]

goodbye baby

would you hold me close

hold me close

or say goodbye

[moon up by night]

in [the empty] the sky

 
 

Baby, Won't You Be My Baby

 

Well, I looked as far as I could see, baby

I looked as far as I could see, baby

Well, I looked as far as I could see,

All mankind in misery,

Baby, won't you be my baby?

Well, I looked east, I looked west, baby

I looked east, I looked west, baby

Well, I looked east, I looked west

There was nothing I could see that I liked the best

Baby, won't you be my baby?

[Go down the land], drop your heavy load, baby

Go down the land, drop your load, baby

Go down the land, drop your load,

Just don't look back, it's a dead end road

Baby, won't you be my baby?

Now east and west the fire will rise, baby

east and west the fire will rise, baby

east and west the fire will rise

Shut your mouth, close your eyes,

Baby, won't you be my baby?

Oh, [I been off] savin' your time, baby

I ain't tryin' to mess, I'll just save your time, baby   

I ain't tryin' to mess, just save your time,

but it's your life, it's not mine

Baby, won't you be my baby?

Ballad Of The Gliding Swan

 

Tenderly William kissed his wife.

Her knuckles were white on the kitchen knife

And the swan on the river goes gliding by.

Lady Margaret's pillow is wet with tears.

No-one has touched her in twenty years.

And the swan on the river goes gliding by.

The swan on the river goes gliding by.

The doctor gave Sally a sad surprise.

A seven pound baby with no eyes.

And the swan on the river goes gliding by.

Little Billy Brown will shake with fright.

He has a new father every night.

And the swan on the river goes gliding by.

The swan on the river goes gliding by.

My father will drink, my mother will mope.

The girl I'm in love with takes dope.

And the swan on the river goes gliding by.

The swan on the river goes gliding by.

Oh, when will the swan begin to sing?

For we are weary of everything.

And the swan on the river goes gliding by.

The swan on the river goes gliding by.

 

Tenderly William kissed his wife.

Then he opened her head with a butcher knife.

And the swan on the river went gliding by.

Lady Margaret's pillow was wet with tears.

Nobody's been on it in twenty years.

And the swan on the river goes gliding by.

The swan on the river goes gliding by.

Little Billy Brown will shake with fright.

He's got a new daddy and mommy every night.

And the swan on the river goes laughing by.

The swan on the river goes laughing by.

"I've got a sad surprise" the doctor said

"A twenty pound baby without any head"

The swan on the river went lookin' ......

 


Big black train

 

Well big black train, coming down the line

Well big black train, coming down the line

Well you got my woman, you bring her back to me

Well that cute little chick, I the girl that I want to see

 

Well I´ve been waiting for a long, long time

Well I´ve been waiting for a long, long time

Well I´ve been looking for my baby

Searchin´ down the line

 

Well here comes the train, yeah it´s coming down the line

Well here comes the train, yeah it´s coming down the line

Well you see my bay is finally coming home

 

 


Blessed Is The Name

 

Blessed is the name of the Lord forever

Wisdom and might are his                x2 or x3

Are his, yes are his

Blessed is the name of the Lord forever

Wisdom and might are his                x2

18/11 '79

When he move his face upon the water

Sit up high on a throne

Like him there is no other           

He's God all by himself alone

Well to the just he will be faithful

[let it rain fire and] brimstone down                       

But he did not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah

Till Lot was safely out of the town

19/11 '79

When he move his face upon the water

Sit up high on a throne

With him there is no other           

He's God all by himself alone

Well to the just he will be faithful

[hittin' on/he won't] drive you out of town

But he did not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah

Till Lot was safely out of the town

20/11 '79

When he move his face upon the water

Sit up high on a throne

Like him there is no other           

He's God all by himself alone

Way back down in the days of Noah

He'd drive you out of the town

But he did not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah

Till Lot was safely out of the town

21/11 '79

Well [...]

Sit up high on a throne

He will not share his glory

He's God all by himself alone

[Well jumpin'] in the days of Noah

[sending] fire and brimstone down

But he did not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah

Till Lot was safely out of the town

[Well in Eden on] the days of power

King on his own time clock

Like him there is no other           

And, hey, he will not be mocked

16/1 '80

When he move his face upon the water

Sit up high on a throne

Like him there is no other           

He's God all by himself alone

Well, in the time by the days of Noah

[...] the dark

But not one drop of water fell

Till Noah was safely in the ark

23/1 '80

When he move his face upon the water

Sit up high on a throne

Like him there is no other           

He's God all by himself alone

Listen, back in the days of Noah

[... faithful of the/after] dark

But not one drop of water fell

Till Noah was safely in the ark


Alternate lyrics

 

Blessed is the name of the Lord forever

Wisdom and might are His

 

Well He moved His face on the water

He sits up high on the throne

Like Him there is no other

He is God all by Himself alone

 

...

...

... singing the blues

And He can renew your mind

 

Well He ... upon the peoples

... He's got His own time clock

He will not share His glory

And He will not be mocked

 

Way back in the days of Noah

They found Him faithful at the dock

Remember not one drop of water fell

Til Noah was safely in the ark

 

Well He always will forewarn you

Before He rains fire and brimstone down

He did not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah

Until Lot was safely out of town

 

He made the mountains

He made the sea

He made the way of salvation

for you and me

 


Bound To Lose, Bound To Win

 

Well I'm bound to lose, bound to win

bound to walk to th e road again

Bound to lose, bound to win

bound for a-walkin' to the road again

Well, I'm just one of them ramblin' men

Ramblin' since I don't know when.

Here I come, and I'm-a gone again

You might think I got no end.

Bound to lose, I'm bound to win

I'm bound for a-walkin' to the road again

Bound to lose, I'm bound to win

bound for a-walkin' to the road again


Bourbon Street

 

I want another Bourbon Street

Da da da da

Oh so sweet

Hold it down

You better keep it neat

Turn it over

It was so complete

I took it down and said

Oh, oh have a seat

But I don't live down

On Bourbon Street

No more, no more, no more, no more

No, I don't live down

On Bourbon Street no more

Bourbon Street

Lordy-Town

You better keep it sweet

Put all your loving apples

On your feet

I don't even mind

If you want to scratch your feet

You can bag it

Down in bitter sweet

I don't beat the meat

I like like my feet

Ain't no sleet

On my Bourbon Street

No. Bourbon Street

A happiness'll get you Bourbon Street

The girls they won't forget you

Down on Bourbon Street

Here they come now

Here they come now

Here they come now

Here they come now

All them little girls

I went down looking for Bourbon Street

I looked so high

It nearly took me off-a my feet

Bourbon Street

Oh, babe let me tell you,

Bourbon Street

Mr Bartender

I'll have another

Bourbon Street

Oh, let me tell you

Bourbon Street

Let me have another Bourbon Street

Talk to your brother, mother

I want a Bourbon Street

Mr Bartender

I'll have another

Bourbon Street


Champaign, Illinois

 

I got a woman in Morocco,

I got a woman in Spain,

Woman that's done stole my heart,

She lives up in Champaign.

I say Champaign, Champaign, Illinois,

I certainly do enjoy Champaign, Illinois.

The first time that I went there,

They treated me so fine.

Man alive, I'm telling you,

I thought the whole darn town was mine.

Up in Champaign,

I say Champaign, Champaign, Illinois,

I certainly do enjoy Champaign, Illinois.

Well, I didn't have a home on Friday,

And on a Saturday too.

Man alive, I'm telling you,

They'll know just what to do up in Champaign, Illinois.

Up in Champaign,

I say Champaign, Champaign, Illinois,

I certainly do enjoy Champaign, Illinois.

Well, I've been a whole lotta places,

There's nothin' I ain't done,

But when it comes to women, boy,

I got only one.

She's up in Champaign,

I say Champaign, Champaign, Illinois,

Yes, I certainly do enjoy Champaign, Illinois.

 


City Of Gold

 

There is a city of gold

Far from the rat race

Eat's at you're soul

Far from the confusion

And these bars that hold

There is a city of gold

There is a country of light

Raised up in glory

Angels wear white

Never know darkness

Never know night

There is a country of light

There is a city of love

Far from this world

And the stuff dreams are made of

Beyond the sunset

Stars high above

There is a city of love

There is a city of hope

Don't need no doctor

Don't need no dope

I'm ready and willing

Throw down a rope

There is a city of hope

There is a city of gold

Far from this madness

And the bars that hold

Peace for your spirit

Rest for your soul

There is a city of gold


Coverdown Breakthrough

 

Well you heard about Pharao's army

Tramping through the mud

Heard about the Hebrew children

Redeemed by blood

Same spirit running in you

That raised Christ from the dead

If you're quick and you know about it

Then let him under your head

Cover down, cover down, break through

Cover down, cover down, break through

We need that protection

Of the full armour of the Lord

The word of God is more powerful

Sharper than any double sided sword

The hammer of salvation

The blade of righteousness

Genesis to revelation

Repent and confess

Cover down, cover down, break through

Cover down, cover down, break through

Wake up early in the morning

Turning from side to side

Something giving you the warning

You can't run and you can't hide

Demands are laid upon you

Burdens you can't bear

Sins you can't even remember

Are always waiting to greet you there

Cover down, cover down, break through

Cover down, cover down, break through

You got an image of yourself

But you have built it all alone

It's got to come tumbling down

Just like the walls of stone

You will be separated

>From everything you seem to be

You think you'll be liberated

But the grave won't set you free

Cover down, cover down, break through

Cover down, cover down, break through

Cover down, cover down, break through

Cover down, cover down, break through

 

 

 


Cross The Green Mountain

 

I cross the green mountain, I sit by the stream

Heaven blazing in my head, I dreamt a monstrous dream

Something came up out of the sea

Swept through the land of the rich and the free

 

I look into the eyes of my merciful friend

And then i ask myself, is this the end?

Memories linger, sad yet sweet

And I think of the souls in heaven who will meet

 

Altars are burning with flames far and wide

The foe has crossed over  from the other side

They tip their caps  from the top of the hill

You can feel them come, more brave blood to spill

 

Along the dim Atlantic line

the ravaged land lies for miles behind

The light's coming forward and the streets are broad

All must yield to the avenging God

 

The world is old, the world is gray

Lessons of life, can’t be learned in a day

I watch and I wait, and I listen while I stand

To the music that comes from a far-better land

Close the eyes of our captain, peace may he know

His long night is done, the great leader is laid low

He was ready to fall, he was quick to defend

Killed outright he was, by his own men

 

It’s the last day’s last hour, of the last happy year

I feel that the unknown world is so near

Pride will vanish and glory will rot

But virtue lives and cannot be forgot

 

The bells of leavening have rung

There’s blasphemy on every tongue

Let ‘em say that I walked in fair nature’s light

And that I was loyal to truth and to right

 

Serve God and be cheerful, look upward, beyond

Beyond the darkness of masks, the surprises of dawn

In the deep green grasses of the blood stained world

They never dreamed of surrenderin’, they fell where they stood

Stars fell over Alabama, I saw each star

You’re walkin’ in dreams, whoever you are

Chilled are the skies, keen as the frost

The ground’s froze hard and the morning is lost

 

A letter to mother came today

Gunshot wound to the breast is what it did say

But he’ll be better soon, he’s in a hospital bed

But he’ll never be better - he’s already dead

 

I’m ten miles outside the city, and I’m lifted away

In an ancient light, that is not of day

They were calm, they were blunt, we knew ‘em all too well

We loved each other more than we ever dared to tell


Cuban Missile Crisis

 

Come gather 'round you people, a story I will tell,

About a night not long ago, you all remember well.

I tell it to you straight and true, I tell it like friend.

All about the fearful night, we thought the world would end.

I was walking down the sidewalk not causing any harm

The radio reported it sounded with alarm

The Russian ships were sailing all out across the sea.

We all feared by daybreak it would be World War Number Three.

I was worried about an argument I had the day before

Over some small matter, I'm sure it was nothin' more.

But just a day ago, how it wrinkled up my brow.

The same thing today seem so unimportant now.

 


Dirty Lies

 

Sometime she said I'm slow

She said it about me but it's too soon to know

Don't mind leaving, wondering why

Whosoever told it, told a dirty lie

Well, I'll tell you one more to

Take what is you with you when you go

Now I'll tumble, tumble and die

Whosoever told it, told a dirty lie

Already seen your dirty mate

Sure find it harder to concentrate

I'll be beloved, times too slow

But make sure you take her with you when you go

I'll love it and leave it, the sun go down

Pray for the rain for miles around

I'll never leave it to wonder why

Whosoever told you, told a dirty lie

Oh, they time you and I'm telling you

I'd be watching, baby no matter what you do

And I'll leave alone, you're far too slow

Just make sure you take her with you when you go

I want to leave, my feet's soaking wet

I long to leave but I ain't found you yet

And I know baby, telling you why

Whosoever told me, told a dirty lie


Don't Ever Take Yourself Away

 

Dearest let us not drift apart

It wouldn't be wise, it wouldn't civilized

It wouldn't be smart, time heals a broken heart

You've been hurt, you've been left in the dirt

But you still look brand new to me

Don't ever take yourself away

Don't ever take yourself to a place where I can't find you

Don't ever take yourself away

I will never leave you I will never deceive you

I'll be right there waiting behind you

Dearest, you're the answer to my prayers

Words can't express if my heart would confess

What you mean to me

Dearest I believe that you're the best

I don't have to feel you to know that you're real

You're more than a dream to me

Don't ever take yourself away

Don't ever take yourself to a place where I can't find you

Don't ever take yourself away

I will never leave you I will never deceive you

I'll be right there waiting behind you

Dearest you're the __________ __________

You're perfect for me

You're the one I hoped for

Dearest I think we've only just begun

Wherever I be I want you next to me

At the end when my race has been run

Don't ever take yourself away

Don't ever take yourself to a place where I can't find you

Don't ever take yourself away

I will never leave you I will never deceive you

I'll be right there waiting behind you

Dearest I think you're the one

I can't imagine anybody doing more to me than you do

Dearest if it's your heart that I won

There's no need for blame

And no need to be ashamed

Of that place where we stand in the sun

Don't ever take yourself away

Don't ever take yourself to a place where I can't find you

Don't ever take yourself away

I will never leave you I will never deceive you

I'll be right there waiting behind you

 


Enough Is Enough

 

Hands off your feet, baby, this is this

This is what I can't be

Often it hurt me honey, looking at you but

You're looking at me too

Because a dollar is a dollar

And the downtown boys play rough

Go all the way back, baby

Tell 'em enough is enough

__________ on the gutter baby, which is which but

I'd rather be lucky than be rich

Off with the money honey that is true, but I'm

Satisfied with you

Because a dollar is a dollar

And the downtown boys play rough

Go all the way back, baby

Tell 'em enough is enough

Most of the city, honey's, soakin' wet,

But there's no more gold you can get

Now __________ __________ I'm facin' the wall but

Baby, you took it all

Because a dollar is a dollar

And the downtown boys play rough

You tell 'em baby,

That enough is enough

Got a gold mining fever baby, which is which but

I'd rather be lucky than be rich

Go off with the money honey, that is true, but I'm

Satisfied with you

Because a dollar is a dollar

And the downtown boys play rough

Go all the way back, baby

Tell 'em enough is enough


Fear, Hate, Envy And Jealousy

 

Talking about fear, hate, envy and jealousy

It's like a fire, all over the world

I'm talking about fear, hate, envy and jealousy

It's like a fire, all over the world.

You know the wicked have sold their souls for gold

And everybody knows their wealth is in the sky

And the very, very, very sad part about it all

There ain't nothing that nobody gonna survive.

I'm talking about fear, hate, envy and jealousy

It's like a fire, all over the world.

I'm talking about fear, hate, envy and jealousy

It's like a fire, all over the world.

Don't push the button, yeah, of envy and jealousy

It's like a fire, all over the world.

I'm talking about fear, hate, envy and jealousy

It's like a fire, all over the world.

Don't push that

Don't push the button, y'all

Don't push it

Don't push the button, y'all

You make the world go boom

Make the world go boom, boom

You make the world go boom

Make the world go boom, boom


Fur Slippers

 

Six o'clock in the evening I feel so low

Ain't got no girl, got no place to go

She was here yesterday but she's gone today

Even took my fur slippers away

Oh - ain't got no fur slippers now

Oh - ain't got no fur slippers now

Where did she go, where could she be

Maybe to a movie show maybe she's watching TV

She was here yesterday, that's all I can say

All that I know she took my fur slippers away

Oh - ain't got no fur slippers now

Oh - ain't got no fur slippers now

Now cannot go outside the ground is too hard

Where can I go, can't even go in my backyard

Can't drive my car nowhere I don't wanna get in, too

I sure miss them fur slippers as much as I miss you

Oh - ain't got no fur slippers now

Oh - ain't got no fur slippers now

 


Goodbye Holly

 

Goodbye Holly, Holly goodbye

Your wife's gonna miss you

Your baby's gonna cry

Goodbye Holly, Holly so long

All your good times have passed now and gone

Pat Garrett he shot you with a Colt .44

He dropped you 'cross the table

Now you're gone for ever more

Goodbye Holly, Holly goodbye

Your wife's gonna miss you

Your baby's gonna cry

Goodbye Holly, Holly so long

All your good times have passed now and gone


I Ain't Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody

 

I can manipulate people as well as anybody

Force 'em and burn 'em

Twist 'em and turn 'em

I can make believe I'm in love with almost anybody

Hold 'em and control 'em

Squeeze 'em and tease 'em

All that satisfies the fleshy needs

I've been down that road

I know what it needs

But I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Not today, not tonight, not tomorrow, no never

No way!

I can persuade people as well as anybody

I got the vision,

But it caused division

I can twist the truth as well as anybody

I know how to do it

I've been all the way through it

But it don't suit my purpose and it ain't my goal

To gain the whole world

But give up my soul

But I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Not for father, not for mother, not for sister, not for father

No way!

I can twist the truth around as well as anybody

Wine 'em and dine 'em

Fool 'em and rule 'em

I can rob and steal from people as well as anybody

I know how to do it

But it don't suit my purpose and it ain't my goal

To gain the whole world

But give up my soul

But I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Not for father, not for mother, not for sister, not for father

No way!

Smoke arises for ever, on a one-way ticket to burn

A place reserved for the Devil

And for all those that done evil

A place of darkness and shame, you can never return

I can influence people as well as anybody

I can cause division,

Can cause division

I can mislead people as well as anybody

Burn 'em and roll 'em

Rob 'em and hold 'em

Won't get my story in tricks or cards

I can see through man's delusions, I can see through his facades

But I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Not today, not tonight, not tomorrow, no never

No way!

I can write and steal from people as well as anybody

Know all the devices

Paid a lot of prices

I can influence people as well as anybody

Go right up to 'em

I know how to do 'em

Don't need to depend on tricks or on cards

I can see through man's delusions, I can see through his facades

But I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

I ain't gonna go to hell for anybody

Not today, not tonight, not tomorrow, no never

No way!


I Can't Leave Her Behind

 

Why I can't leave her I don't know

Well she leads me where she goes

I can't find her nowhere

Well she needs me here

Honey I just can't hear her walking

I just can't hear her talk

Though sometimes you know I will

And when it comes my way

I'll just be left standing night and day

I will call her and say

That I don't try, try, I try but she cried

And I can't leave her behind


I'm A Fool For You

 

 [it's] alright in my head, but I can't slumber

and its too high for me to count, I can't get the number

I'm a fool for you

yes I'm a fool for you

Well, you hear my celebrate, oh its story

but they're all too vain for me, all they want is glory

I'm a fool for you

I'm a fool for you

well its lonely in my days how can I believe

and its all in my heart but I just can't receive, yeah hear me now

It's crazy down in love ridin' all around

it's the rain it come down like a me it's underground

I'm a fool for you

yeah I'm a fool for you

well it's lonely in my dead but I just don't believe

andt it's to harden in my pride but I cant recieve, oh hear me now

when I come back when I don't make my return

yeah the heart shall rise, everybody shall burn

yes, I'm a fool for you

I'm a fool for you

 


 

I'm Not There (1956)

 

Things all crashing there, she's all too tight

In my neighbourhood, she cried both day and night

I know it - 'cause he was there

It's a milestone, but she's down on her luck

And she's daily saloonin' but to make hard-earned buck

Now and then ...

I believe she'd stop him if she wants time to care

I believe that she may look upon the side who used to care

And I go by the Lord anywhe re, she's on my way

But I don't belong there

No, I don't belong to her, I don't belong to every choir

She's my Christ-forsaken angel, but she don't hear me cry

She's the long-hearted mystic and she can't carry on

When I'm there she's alright, but then he's not when I'm gone

Heaven knows that the answers she knows con no-one

She's the way, for sale and beautiful, she's mine for the one

And I lost her, hesitating, by temptation as it runs

But she don't holler me, I'm not there, I'm gone

Now I'll cry tonight like I cried the night before

And I'm leased on the highs but I'll dream about the door

It's alone, she's forsaken by her fate, worse to tell

"It don't have approximation", she smiled "fare thee well"

Now, my all-decent lady, I was born to love her

But she knows that the kingdom waits so high above her

And I run, but I race, but it's not too fast to stay on

But I got the fever, I'm not there, I'm gone

Well it's all about diffusion as I cry for her veil

I don't need anybody now beside me to tell

And it's all affirmation I receive, but it's not

She's alone, pardon, beauty, but she don't like the spot

And she calls ...

Yes, she's gone like the rainbow that was shining yesterday

But now she's home beside me, and I'd like her here to stay

She's a lone forsaken beauty, and it's 'Don't trust anyone'

And I wish I was beside her, but I'm not there, I'm gone

Well it's too hard to stay here and I don't want to leave

It's so bad, or confusing, but she's hard too hard to leave

It's a load, it's a crime, the way she moulds me around

But she told, phoned to hate me, but it's down to make a clown

Yes, I believe that it's rightful, Oh I believe it in my mind

I've been told, like I said, when I ___________ before, carry on the grind

Yes, his old gypsy told her, like I said "Carry on"

I wish I was there to help her, but I'm not there, I'm gone

 

 

 

She's all right and she's all too tight

In my neighborhood she cried both day and night

I know it - because he was there

It's a milestone, but she's down on her luck

And she's daily saloonin' but to making hard to buck

Now and then ...

I believe that she's stopping if she wants time to care

I believe that she'd look upon him deciding to care

And I go by the law, anyway she's on my way

But I don't belong there

No I don't belong to her, I don't belong to everybody

She's my Christ-forsaken angel, but she don't hear me cry

She's a long-hearted mystic and she can't carry on

When I'm there she's alright, but then she's not when I'm gone

Heaven knows that the answers she's don't calling no one

She's the way for sailing beautiful, she's mine for the one

And I lost a heavy __________ by temptation as it runs

But she don't honor me, I'm not there I'm gone

Now I'll cry tonight like I cried the night before

And I'm leased on the house but I dream about the door

She's alone, she's forsaken by a fate worse to tell

It don't have __________ she's my old fare-thee-well

Now when I __________ I was born to love her

But she knows that the kingdom waits so high above her

And I run, but I race, but it's not too fast or slow

But I don't perceive her, I'm not there I'm gone

Well it's all about ....... and I cry for her bell

I don't need anybody now beside me to tell

And it's all admiration I receive, but it's not

She's a lone parting beauty, but she don't like the spot

If she won't

Yes she's gone like the rainbow that was shining yesterday

But now she's home beside me and I'd like her here to stay

She's a form-forsaking beauty and it don't trust anyone

I wish I was beside her, but I'm not there I'm gone

Well it's too heart-forsaking and I don't want to believe

It's __________ but she's hard, too hard to leave

It's alone, it's a crime, the way she won't be around

______________________________

Yes, I believe that it's rightful, oh I believe it in my mind

I've been told, like I said <when I> before "carry on the grind"

And this old gypsy told her, like I said "carry on"

I wish I was there to help her, but I'm not there I'm gone


I Will Love Him

 

I will love him, I will serve him  I will glorify his name,

I will love him

I will serve him

I will glorify His name

He came [on East out of] Galilee

And disappeared [like when he taught]

He came down onto his own

His own knew him not

But as for me,

I will love him, I will serve him  I will glorify his name,

I will love him

I will serve him

I will glorify His name

[He said when the fig tree was blooming]

He would be at the gate

He was talking 'bout the state of Israel

From nineteen fourty-eight

And the time is near, and

I will love him

I will serve him

I will glorify His name

 

When He was down conceived [here]

His mother didn't know what she carried

Took an angel of the lord

to tell her what she done carry

Carry for all mankind, that

I will love him

I will serve him

I will glorify His name

I will glorify His name                    

Did anybody say it was gonna be easy?

Nobody said, [but you] couldn't complain

The God of the world tried to drive me crazy

Even Peter denied Him

Standin' right beside Him

took Him out and falsely tried Him

Eventually crucified him

Who am I to say I wouldn't do the same?

[....] who repaired the roof

[tried to tilt] against the grain

When Herod found out that he was born

He had every boy child slain

Hey, let's all pray

I will love him

I will serve him

I will glorify His name


Jammin' Me

 

You got me in a corner

You got me against the wall

I got nowhere to go

I got nowhere to fall

Take back your insurance

Baby, nothin's guaranteed

Take back your acid rain

Let your T.V. bleed

You're jammin' me, you're jammin' me

Quit jammin' me

Baby, you can keep me painted in a corner

You can walk away, but it's not over

Take back your angry slander

Take back your pension plan

Take back your ups and your downs of your life

In raisin- land

Take back Vanessa Redgrave

Take back Joe Piscopo

Take back Eddie Murphy

Give 'em all some place to go

You're jammin' me, you're jammin' me

Quit jammin' me

Baby, you can keep me painted in a corner

You can walk away, but it's not over

Take back your Iranian torture

And the apple in young Steve's eye

Yeah, take back your losing streak

Check your front wheel drive

Take back Pasadena

Take back El Salvador

Take back that country club

They're tryin' to build outside my door

You're jammin' me, you're jammin' me

Quit jammin' me

Baby, you can keep me painted in a corner

You can walk away, but it's not over

 


Jesus Is The One

 

Jesus is the one!!

Jesus is the one!!

It ain't Mr. Truman

It ain't Mr. Blue

It ain't Mr. President

Mister Me or Mister You

Jesus is the one!!

Jesus is the one!!

Well, you're looking over yonder

But what do you see

That does not mean that

They're comin' for you, they're comin' for me

Jesus is the one!!

Jesus is the one!!

Well, it ain't Mr. Reagan

That can raise a bed

It ain' t Mr. Rockefeller

That can raise the dead

Jesus is the one!!

Jesus is the one!!

It ain't Mr. Vallee

It ain't a fortune star

It ain't Mr. Roosevelt

That can heal your broken heart

Jesus is the one!!

Jesus is the one!!

 


Julius And Ethel

 

Now that they are gone you know the truth it can be told

They were sacrificed lambs in the market place sold

Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel

Now that they are gone you know the truth it can come out

They were never proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel

The people thought they were guilty at the time

Some even said there hadn't been any crime

Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel

People look upon this couple with contempt and doubt

But they loved each other right up to the time they checked out

Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel

Eisenhower was president, Senator Joe was King

Long as you didn't say nothing you could say anything

Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel

Now some they blamed the system, some they blamed the man

Now that it is over, no one knows how it began

Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel

Every Kingdom got to fall even the third reich

Man can do what he pleases but not for as long as he like

Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel

Well they say they gave the secrets of the Atom Bomb away

Like no one else could think of it, it wouldn't be here today

Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel

Someone says the fifties was the age of great romance

I say that's just a lie, it was when fear had you in a trance

Julius and Ethel, Julius and Ethel


Love Rescue Me

 

Love rescue me

Come forth and speak to me

Raise me up and don't let me fall

No man is my enemy

My own hands imprison me

Love rescue me

Many strangers have I met

On the road to my regret

Many lost who seek to find themselves in me

They ask me to reveal

The very thoughts they would conceal

Love rescue me

And the sun in the sky makes a shadow of you and I

Stretching out as the sun sinks in the sea

I'm here without a name in the palace of my shame

Love rescue me

In the cold mirror of a glass

I see my reflection pass

I see the dark shades of what I used to be

I see the purple of her eyes

The scarlet of my lies

Love rescue me

And the sun in the sky makes a shadow of you and I

Stretching out as the sun sinks in the sea

I'm hanging by my thumbs

I'm ready for whatever comes

Love rescue me

Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow

Yet I will fear no evil

I have cursed thy rod and staff

They no longer comfort me

Love rescue me

I've conquered my past

The future is here at last

I stand on the entrance

To a new world I can see

The ruins to the right of me

Will soon have lost sight of me

Love rescue me

 

 


Most Probably van Gogh

 

When I'd ask why the painting was deadly

Nobody could pick up my sign

'Cept for the cook she was always ready

But she'd only ask what's on your mind

She'd say that especially when it was raining

I'd say "Oh, I don't know"

But then she'd press and I'd say "See that painting,

Do you think it's been done by van Gogh?".

The cook she said call her Maria

She'd always point for the slim boy to come forth

Saying he treat ?????? it's his own idea

And he also makes trips to the North

Have you ever seen his naked 'Cathleen'

I'd say "Oh no, why does it show?"

And she'd whisper in my ear that he's a half breed

And I'd say "It's fine but can he paint like van Gogh?"

I can't remember his name, he never gave it

When I always figured he could go home

Till when he gave me his card and said "Save it"

I could see by his eyes he was alone

And it was sad how his four leaf clover,

Drawn on his calling card showed

That it was given back to him a millon times over,

And it most definiteley was not done by van Gogh.

You know she often came just to please me

Though I sensed she could not understand

And she made a thing out of it by saying "Go easy,

He's a straight, but he's a very crooked straight man"

And I'd say, "Does the girl in the calendar doubt it?

And by the way is it Marilyn Monroe?"

But she just spit softly and said "Why do you wanna know about it?"

And I'd say "I was just wondering if she ever sat for van Gogh"

It was either her or the straight man who introduced me

To Jeanette, Camilla's friend

Who later on falsely accused me

Of stealing her locket and her pen

And I said "I don't have the locket"

She said "You'd steal pictures of everybody's mother, I know"

And I said "There's no locket, no picture of any mother I would pocket,

Unless it's been done by van Gogh"

Camilla's house, it's stood on the outskirts

How strange to see the chandeliers destroy

While patiently he fills her coffee

Of foxhunts and ????


New Danville Girl

 

I wish I could remember that movie just a little bit better,

All I remember about it was that it starred Gregory Peck.

He was shot down in the back by a hungry kid trying to make a name for himself.

The townspeople wanted to crush that kid down and string him up by the neck.

Well the Sheriff beat that boy to a bloody pulp,

As the dying gunfighter lay in the sun and gasped for his last breath.

"Turn him loose, let him go, let him say he outdrew me fair and square.

I want him to feel what it's like to every moment face his death".

Well I keep seeing this stuff and it just comes a-rolling in,

And it blows right through me like a ball and chain.

You know I can't believe we've lived so long and are still so far apart.

Your memory keeps callin' after me like a rollin' train.

I can still see the day that you came to me on the painted desert

In your busted-down Ford and your platform heels.

I could never figure out why you choose that particular place to meet,

Ah, but you were right. It was perfect, as I got in behind the wheel.

We drove that car all night until San Antone

And we slept near the Alamo, bedded out beneath the stars.

Way down in Mexico he went out to see a doctor and you never came back,

I stayed there a while, 'till the whole place it started to feel like Mars.

Well, I'm driving this car and the sun is comin' up over the Rockies.

Somethin' about it reminds me of you, like when she sings "Baby, let the good times roll".

But I'm too over the edge to remember the things we used to talk about or do,

And she's the one to remind me, she knows this car would go out of control.

Danville Girl with your Danville curl,

Teeth like pearls, shining like the moon above.

Danville Girl take me all around the world.

Danville Girl, you're my honey love.

Well, we crossed the Panhandle and then we headed out towards Amarillo,

Rushin' down where Henry Porter used to live, he owned the wrecking lot outside of town,

We could see Ruby in the window, as we came rolling up in a trail of dust.

She said "Henry's not here, he took off, but you all can come in and stay a while".

Well she told us times were tough but we never knew how bad off she was.

You know she would change the subject every time money came up.

You know her eyes were filled with so much sadness, she was so disillusioned with everything,

She said "Even the swap meets around here are getting pretty corrupt".

"How far are you all going?" Ruby asked us with a sigh.

"We're going all the way 'till the wheels fall off and burn.

Till the sun peels the paint and the seat covers fade and the water moccasin dies".

Ruby just smiled and said "Ah, you know, some babies never learn".

I keep trying to remember that movie though, and it does keep comin' back,

But I can't remember what part I played or who I was supposed to be.

All I can remember about it is it's starring Gregory Peck and he was in it,

And everything he did in it reminded me of me. Yeah!

Danville Girl with your Danville curl,

Teeth like pearls, shining like the moon above.

Danville Girl take me all around the world.

Danville Girl, you're my honey love.

Well, they were looking for somebody with a pompadour.

I was crossing the street when they opened fire.

I didn't know whether to duck or to run so I ran.

Sounded to me like I was bein' chased by the midnight choir.

Well, you saw my picture in the Corpus Christi Tribune, underneath it said

'A man with no alibi'.

You went out on a limb to testify and you said I was with you. Ah, yes you did!

And I watched you break down in front of the judge and cry.

It was the best acting I ever saw you do.

I've always been the emotional person but this time it was asking too much.

If there's an original thought out there, Oh, I could use it right now!

Yeah, I feel pretty good, but you know I could feel a whole lot better, oh yes I could,

If you were just here by my side to show me how.

Well, I'm standing in line in the rain to see a movie starring Gregory Peck.

Oh yes I am, but it's not the one that I had in mind.

He's got a new one out now, you know it just don't look the same,

But I'll see him anyway and I stand in line.

Danville Girl with your Danville curl,

Teeth like pearls, shining like the moon above.

Danville Girl take me all around the world.

Danville Girl, you're my honey love.

You know, it's funny how people just want to believe what's convenient.

Nothing happens on purpose, it's an accident if it happens at all.

And everything that's happening to us seems like it's happening without our consent,

But we're busy talking back and forth to our shadows on an old stone wall.

Oh, you got to talk to me now baby, tell me about the man that you used to love,

And tell me about your dreams, just before the time you passed out. Oh, yeah!

Tell me about the time that our engine broke down and it was the worst of times,

Tell me about all the things that I couldn't do nothin' about.

There was a movie I seen one time, I think I sat through it twice.

I don't remember who I was or what part I played.

All I remember about it was it was starring Gregory Peck.

But that was a long time ago, and it was made in the shade.

Danville girl with your Danville curl,

Teeth like pearls, shining like the moon above.

Danville Girl take me all around the world.

Danville Girl, you're my honey love.

 


On A Rainy Afternoon

 

Ah, she's walking in the morning

Honey you come home

I'm on my way since long ago

You just can't know

If you have to come home I'll try

If I have to but I'll be crying

What If I'm troubled

Well, I can be unkind

I'll try to __________

Can't come in

And I'll walk away to find

Her in the morning

I'll try to maybe

Try to help if I can

And I'll be there but I just can't find you

 


One Eyed Jacks

 

The queen of his diamonds

And the jack his knave

Won't you dig my grave

With a silver spade?

And forget my name.

I'm twenty years old.

That's twenty years gone.

Can't you see me crying,

Can't you see me dying,

I'll never reach twenty-one ...

 


Responsibility

 

Well I walk into your life, and I take a vacant seat

Just to catch you scandalize every one you meet

Where's your re........sponsibility

Where's your re........sponsibility

Well you try to tell me this and you tell me that

You tell me everything, except for where it's at.

Take your re, take your reeeeeesponsibility

Take your re........sponsibility

>From off the coast of Africa to California shore,

You're shooting off your mouth, and you're closing all the doors

To some re, reeeeeesponsibility

Ooh re........sponsibility

My friends would say forget him, but I was so in love

I can't believe the lord has sent you from above

With no re, with no reeeeeesponsibility

Ooh re, ah, re........sponsibility

I Think I'll feel better in the morning when you're gone

In all the time I've known you, you have only done me wrong

With no re, with no reeeeeesponsibility

Ooh re, ah, re........sponsibility

 


Stand By Faith

 

How do we move

Move by faith

How do we move

Move by faith

How do we move

Move by faith

By faith, by faith, oh Lord

How do we see

Move by faith

How do we see

Move by faith

How do we see

Move by faith

By faith, by faith, oh Lord

How do we love

Move by faith

How do we love

Move by faith

How do we love

Move by faith

By faith, by faith, oh Lord

How do we stand

Move by faith

How do we stand

Move by faith

How do we stand

Move by faith

By faith, by faith, oh Lord

How do we walk

Move by faith

How do we walk

Move by faith

How do we walk

Move by faith

By faith, by faith, oh Lord

 

 


Stepchild

 

You mistreat me baby

I can't see no reason why

You know that I would kill for you

And I'm not afraid to die

But you treat me like a stepchild

Am I your stepchild?

I want to turn and walk all over you

But my heart just won' t let you be

I'm nervous in your company

And my knees get weak

Both my eyes get misty

And my tongue can't speak

You treat me like a stepchild

Like a stepchild

I wanna turn, hide away

But I just can't let you be

You know we go back a long way baby

You know that it's true

I pulled you out of dope scenes

Orgies and jam sessions too

You treat me like a stepchild

Like a stepchild

I want to turn and walk all over you

But my heart just won't let you be

Am I Your Stepchild?

 

 

You treat me mean girl

And then you treat me rough

I give you all my loving

And it's never quite enough

You treat me like a stepchild

What do you think, am I your stepchild?

I wanna turn and walk all ove r you

But my heart says no, just let her be

I crawl across the desert for you girl

And you say "So what?"

Bring you all the diamonds from the mine

And I find that your door is shut

You treat me like a stepchild

Am I your stepchild?

I wanna turn and walk away from you

But I just can't let you be

What's the matter with you baby

Have you lost your point of view

Well you try to tell me one person

That's taken advantage of you

You treat me like a stepchild

You think that's right?

You treat me like a stepchild

I wanna turn and walk all over you

But my heart says no, just let her be


Straight A's In Love

 

You ain't so good in arithmetic, baby

You don't know how to count

When it comes to spending money

It's never the right amount

But baby, you know, two and two is four

Baby, that'll be the day,

But in love, crazy love, you get straight A!

In history, you don't do too well

You don't know how to read

You could confuse Geronimo

With Johnny Appleseed

And if you don't know who Thomas Edison is,

Well, baby, that's OK,

But in love, crazy love, you get straight A!

You could fall off the honor roll

You wouldn't need a shove

But you graduate with honors

From the school of love, well ....

You aren't doing too well in Geography

Baby, you can never read a map

And if you're doing, the teacher talks,

It's a time you take a nap

You thought that England is in Spain

Baby, that's OK

But in love, crazy love, you get straight A!

You could fall off the honor roll

Baby, you wouldn't need a shove

But you graduate with honors

>From the school of love, well ....

You don't know much about Geography

Baby, you can't read a map

Every time the teacher starts to talking

Baby, you take a nap

You might think England is in Spain

But, baby, that's OK

But in love, crazy love, you get straight A!

 

 


Talkin' Devil

 

This is all about what the Devil is. Some people say that there is no Devil ...

Well, sometimes you can't see him so good,

When he hides his head in his snow white hood,

And rides to kill with his face well hid

And then goes home to his wife and kids.

Wonder if his kids know who he is?

Well, he wants you to hate, he wants you to fear,

He wants you to fear something that's not even there,

He'll give you your hate, he'll give you his lies,

He'll give you the weapons to run out and die.

And you give him your soul.

 


Talking Folklore Center

 

I came down to New York Town,

Got out and started walking around,

I's up around Sixty-Second Street,

All of a sudden comes a cop on his beat,

Said my hair was too long, said my boots were too dirty,

Said my hat was un-American, said he'd throw me in jail.

So I got out on a subway and took a seat

Got out on forty-second street

I met this fellow named Delores there

He started rubbin' his hands thru my hair

I figured somethin' was wrong so I ran through 10 hot dog stands,

4 movie houses and a couple a dancing studios to get back on the subway train.

The wind it blew me north and south

It blew me in a coffee house

I met this fellow with sun glasses on

He told me he sung folksongs

I believed him 'cause he was wearin' sun glasses.

He sung "Scarlet Ribbons" 'bout ten times or more

He sung "Michael row the boat ashore"

He sung "Where do all the flowers go?"

There was no folksong he didn't know

The ones he didn't know he didn't like anyway.

On MacDougal Street I saw a cubby hole

I went in to get out of the cold

Found out after I entered

The place was called the Folklore Center

Owned by Izzy Young - he's always in the back - of the center.

They got real records and real books

Anybody can walk in and look

You don't have to own a Cadillac car

Or a nine-hundred and fifty-two dollar guitar

Do like most people do - walk in - walk around - walk out.

But that's not the way you see

That ain't the way it oughta be

There's just one way a lookin' at it

You shouldn't take this place for granted

That'll always be here.

So go down and buy a record or a book

Don't just walk around and look

You can do that when you go uptown

When you come down here you're on common ground

Common people ground - common guitar people ground

WE NEED EVERY INCH OF IT!

 


Talking Hugh Brown

 

I knew a boy named Hugh Brown

He's the laziest man in town

Got up this morning and combed his hair

He's so lazy, he just don't go anywhere

He just kinda opens his door and walks out

And looks around and walks away

Well, he sprained his arm combing his hair

I don't think that's quite really fair

He lays in bed all the time

I don't think that's very right

He's such a lazy bastard

You know it was raining the other day,

I mean the other night,

And Hugh Brown said

And Hugh Brown, he's so lazy that,

He said to me "Bob, it's raining on my bed"

And I says "Oh" - and he says "Yeah" - and I says "Oh"

Hugh Brown never closed the window

Oh, that's the end.

 


The Very Thought Of You

 

The very thought of you, oh what it can do

So deep in my mind, I'm so intertwined with

The very thought of you

The very thought of you, oh what it can do

Can't put it down, for I am bound to

The very thought of you

Don't you see the page that flies from the book from which it's torn

In the street of flame where you call my name

Just as soon as I am born

The very thought of you, oh what it can do

I'm changing shape, but I can't escape from

The very thought of you

Don't you see the page that flies from the book from which it's torn

In the street of flame where you call my name

Just as soon as I am born

The very thought of you, oh what it can do

I'm changing shape, but I can't escape from

The very thought of you

 


Thief On The Cross

 

There's a thief on the cross his chances are slim

There's a thief on the cross I wanna talk to him

Well everybody's been diverted

Everybody's looking the other way

Everybody's attention is divided

Well they may not afford to wait

There's a thief on the cross his chances are slim

There's a thief on the cross I wanna talk to him

Wanna ask him 'bout his mother

Wanna ask him 'bout his ways

Wanna ask him 'bout to talk to himself

If it's time it didn't go too well

There's a thief on the cross his chances are slim

There's a thief on the cross I wanna talk to him

Well, everybody's not too excited

Don't be too surprised

Head for the town and you can see it well

And it's rising in his eyes

There's a thief on the cross his chances are slim

There's a thief on the cross I wanna talk to him

Now there's winning, ruling and readin'

Everybody goes sinning by the rules

There's a secret to excite you

Whether Iran or Mexico

There's a thief on the cross his chances are slim

There's a thief on the cross I wanna talk to him

 

 

 

 


Troubled And I Don't Know Why

 

I'm troubled and I don't know why

I'm troubled and I don't know why

There's trouble on my mind

And it's driving me blind

I'm troubled and I don't know why

What did the newspaper tell?

What did the newspaper tell?

Well it rolled in the door

And it bounced on the floor

And thing's ain't going too well

What did the television squawk?

What did the television squawk?

Well it roared and it boomed

And it bounced around the room

And it didn't say nothing at all

What did the movie screen lecture?

What did the movie screen lecture?

Well, it sank and it rose

And it took off all it's clothes

And I left in the middle of the picture

I'm troubled and I don't know why

I'm troubled and I don't know why

There's trouble on my mind

And it's driving me blind

I'm troubled and I don't know why

 


Try Me

 

Try me

Try me, little girl,

We could raise a family

Well they treat you like a dummy,

well they treat you like a slave

Nothin' bout what you said, it's all

what you gave

Try me

Try me

Try me, little girl,

We could raise a family

Well, they treat so low

 [at the time I'll ring out of way]

 [Oh, nika tho nika, three's gotta you gonna way]

Oh, well it's three in the morning,

I get no room

Based on cell she is sittin' on room

Try me

Try me

Try me, little girl,

We gonna raise a family


Waiting To Get Beat

 

Waiting to get beat

On a dark and lonely street

Pay time 'round, pay back down

Waiting to get beat

Waiting to get beat

Waiting like a piece of meat

The switch is on, the plan is gone

Waiting to get beat

You're playin' around with daddy, baby

When you should have quit

Nobody messes up one of these boys

And get away with it

Waiting to get beat

Can't sleep, can't eat

Getting rude, getting bold

Getting ready to be rolled

Waiting to get beat

Setting a match to the house that you live in

And falling for the first clown you see

One day there'll be a knock on the door

And you know who it'll be

Waiting to get beat

Playing with a heart that will cheat

Getting pretty, getting ripped

Getting dressed to get whipped

Waiting to get beat

 

 

 

 


What Kind Of Friend Is This

 

What kind of friend is this

Who goes behind my back

What kind of friend is this

Shows up every place I am

She can make it long, but she don't

She's laying low but you know

She'd rather lay in the morning

Making it on my bed

Oh, what kind of friend is this

What kind of friend is this

Making everyone around

What kind of friend is this

Listening to everything I found

She's tough on board

When she goes down

Late at night

Walk around

Well, she ain't good looking

But she keeps on turtledoving in

The backyard bed

Tell me what kind of friend is this

She don't love and she don't hug

You know she's going to be a dog

She don't and she don't

Her heart's beating and she knows she's wrong

What kind of friend is this

What kind of friend is this

Makes you hightail to and fro

What kind of friend is this

Wants to go wherever I go

Gad darned shame

Don't care for me

My old lady if she could only see

Tell me what kind of friend is this

 


Who Loves You More

 

Oh, happy I, I mean you for me

Cause I'm true

But I know in the end

When the clock's worked through and through

Because I know loving means

Nearly everything that I need

Who loves you more, who loves you true?

Oh, baby I do.

Don't you know that I'm beside

But I need to know if dark and wide

Cause a door is ajar and it leads to the rock I know

Baby before you go

Say that I all over you

And you know it, you know it too

So honey me, offer me, I've been through and through

Oh yeah, but if you, because

I wish to know, and I didn't care

You're the answer to my every prayer

Who loves you more, who loves you true?

Oh baby you know I do.

Yes if you do well, up and out the door

I'm said she's there just like before

Who loves you well, who'll take you there?

Who'll watch you through, I will watch you through

And I shall fulfill my soul, if you're the one

Face the day, and the brightening sun

Who loves you more, who loves you true?

Oh baby I do.

Well, you're perfect to me, ah can't you see

And I'll bring you there, for you to be

All being well, holding up and I thought you should know

Oh baby before you go.

Talk to me, say it well

Cause you're the answer to my every prayer

Who loves you more, who loves you true?

Oh baby I do.

Stick by me, stick by my bones

Till you get aged, until you get old

Stick by me closer, tell me one I put, I know it's true

And I'll take you through.

But, swear by me, fortune and bold

Climb in your head deep in your heart and soul

Who loves you more, who loves you true?

Oh baby I do.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wild Wolf

 

Now the ruins are barely rolling

And the animals can't agree

On all the bushes in the nations

But nobody feels sorry for me

If I lost everything of all the cities

Yeah, but I can't help this smog

The day I feel it

She sure is standing

But the holy book is written

Oh, what page

They are all there

And as for a natural warning

But nobody done yet understand

Just like Pharao and his armies

They were made of solid bread, yeah

That old bad wolf's gonna howl his way to morning's

Hold to some big cavern

I would sit and wait, calling my children out there

But I just don't mean to hesitate

And if I was a missionary leader

I would attempt to laugh and rage

Yet the wild wolf he's still bubbling under

And not a babe

 

 

 


Working On A Guru

 

Rain on the ground, windshield wipers movin',

Water on the ground, sure don't feel like groovin'.

Working on a guru,

Working on a guru,

Working on a guru, before the sun goes down.

Rain all around, I need me an umbrella.

Water on the ground, I am that kind of fella.

Looking for a guru,

Working on a guru,

Working on a guru, before the sun goes down.

Walking on the street, I need me an umbrella.

Just to keep it sweet, I am that kind of fella.

Looking for a guru,

Working on a guru,

Working on a guru, before the sun goes down.

Play it again ...

Rain on the ground, windshield wipers movin',

Water all around, I sure don't feel like groovin'.

I'm working on a guru,

Yes, I'm working on a guru,

But I'm working on a guru, before the sun goes down.

Working on a guru,

Working on a guru,

Well, it's true, it could be you ...

I'm working on a guru.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Yonder Comes Sin

 

You want to talk to me

You got many things to say

You want the spirit to be speaking to

But your lust for comfort gets in the way

I can read it in your eyes

What your heart will not reveal

And that old evil burden that's been dragging you down

About to grind you beneath the wheel

Yonder comes sin

Walking like a man, talking like an angel

Yonder comes sin

Proud like a peacock, swift like an eagle

Look at your feet see where they've been to

Look at your hands, see what they've been into

Can you take it on the chin

Yonder comes sin

See this woman standing next to me

She's foreign to you sight

Well, her eyes may be different color than mine

But her blood is red and her bones are white

You've been seeking them eternal spiritual things

But your fifty-dollar smile confirms

That you're still trying to buy your way into the dreams

Of them whose body will be food for worms

Yonder comes sin

Ready and steady, willing and able

Yonder comes sin

Standing on the chair, standing on the table

Look at your feet see where they've been to

Look at your hands, see what they've been into

Let me take it on the chin

Yonder comes sin

I say "See them six white horses honey"

You say "I don't even see one"

You say "Point them out to me, love"

I say "Listen honey, I've got to run"

My brother's blood is crying from the grave

But you cannot hear the voice

I stand in jeopardy every hour

Wondering what reason you have to rejoice

Yonder comes sin

Down on your knees, down into the ditches

Yonder comes sin

Vomiting up jewels, vomiting up riches

Look at your feet see where they've been to

Look at your hands, see what they've been into

Ain't no room tonight at the inn

Yonder comes sin

Jeremiah preached repentance

To those who would turn from hell

But the critics all gave him such bad reviews

Put him down at the bottom of the well

But he kept on talking, and anyway

As the people were put into chains

Weren't nobody there to say "Bon voyage"

Nor shatter any bottles of champagne

Yonder comes sin

Cracking that whip, dressed up in feathers

Yonder comes sin

Put a knife in your back while talking about the weather

Look at your feet see where they've been to

Look at your hands, see what they've been into

Can you take it on the chin

Yonder comes sin

High cost of survival

Gets a little higher than you expect

When you're trying to get along with your enemies

And still maintain your self- respect

As a child you knew all there was to know

It just couldn't get expressed

Now it scares me to see what you accept as good

At one you wouldn't have settled forless than the best

Yonder comes sin

Way down deep and dirty, not a day under thirty

Yonder comes sin

Tasting like peaches, hanging on like leaches

Look at your feet see where they've been to

Look at your hands, see what they've been into

So masculine, so feminine

Yonder comes sin

You turn your back on the hard truth

Just to fatten up your purse

Sings of an unrighteous world

Dare the same thing as a curse

No kingdom made of human hands can stand

Too bad about MacBeth

In order to possess that corruptible crown

Gotta make a deal with Mr Death

Yonder comes sin

Can you comprehend it, can you understand it

Yonder comes sin

It rules the airways, it rules the planet

Look at your feet see where they've been to

Look at your hands, see what they've been into

Take off that sheepish green

Yonder comes sin

There's a place down in your soul

Where the law can never touch

You do most likely what you please

And not think about too much

I'll be down the line when morning comes

And that I pulled the hood up for you

So that you could see real good your uninvited guest

_________________________

Yonder comes sin

It's a pleasure to meet ya, nice to have known ya

Yonder comes sin

It wants to kill you, it wants to own you

Look at your feet see where they've been to

Look at your hands, see what they've been into

Being pulled in all directions by the wind

Yonder comes sin

 


You´ve Been Hiding Too Long

 

Come you phoney super-patriotic people that say

That hating and fearing is my only way

That this here country has got to be

You're thinking of yourselves, you ain't thinking of me.

 

You're not thinking of any George Washington

You're not thinking of any Thomas Jefferson

But you say that you are and you lie and mislead

For your aims for yourself and your greed.

 

Don't speak to me of your patriotism

When you throw the Southern black boy in prison

And you say that the only good niggers are the ones that have died

Don't think I'd ever stand on your side.

 

Though you make it so hard for me to love

My face will never feel the slap of your glove

My hands will never buy the cards that you play

My feet will never walk down the road that you lay.

 

Get out in the open, stop standing afar

Let the whole world see what a hypocrite you are

I ain't joking and it ain't no gag

You bin hiding too long behind the American flag.