Bob Dylan – Something’s Burning, Baby

Something is burning, baby, are you aware?
Something is the matter, baby, there’s smoke in your hair
Are you still my friend, baby, show me a sign
Is the love in your heart for me turning blind?
You’ve been avoiding the main streets for a long, long while
The truth I’m seeking is in your missing smile
What’s your position, baby, what’s going on?
Why is the light in your eyes nearly gone?
I know everything about this place, or so it seems
But am I no longer a part of your plans or your dreams?
Well, it is so obvious that something has changed
What’s happening, baby, to make you act so strange?
Something is burning, baby, here’s what I say
Even the bloodhounds of London couldn’t find you today
I see the shadow of a man, baby, making you blue
Who is he, baby, and what’s he to you?
We’ve reached the edge of the road, baby, where the pasture begins
Where the charity is supposed to cover up a multitude of sins
But where do you live, baby, and where is the light?
Why are your eyes just staring off into the night?
I can feel it, in the night, in the night, in the night when I think of you
I can feel it in the light, in the light, in the light and it’s got to be true
You can’t live by bread alone, you won’t be satisfied
You can’t roll away the stone if your hands are tied.
Got to start someplace, baby, can you explain?
Please don’t fade away on me, baby, like the midnight train
Answer me, baby, a casual look will do
Just what in the world has come over you?
I can feel it in the wind, in the wind, in the wind and it’s upside down
I can feel it in the dust as I get off the bus on the outskirts of town
I’ve had the Mexico City blues since the last hairpin curve
I don’t want to see you bleed, I know what you need and it ain’t what you deserve.
Something is burning, baby, something’s in flames
There’s a man going ’round calling names
Ring when you’re ready, baby, I’m waiting for you
I believe in the impossible, you know that I do.

“Pledging My Time” Bob Dylan …Astounding Live Performance

Well, early in the mornin’
’Til late at night
I got a poison headache
But I feel all right
I’m pledging my time
To you
Hopin’ you’ll come through, too
Well, the hobo got too high
And it came down natur’lly
He stole my baby
And he wanted to steal me
But I’m pledging my time
To you
Hopin’ you’ll come through, too
Won’t you come with me, baby?
I’ll take you where you wanna go
And if it don’t work out
You’ll be the first to know
I’m pledging my time
To you
Hopin’ you’ll come through, too
Well, the room is so stuffy
I can hardly breathe
Ev’rybody’s gone but me and you
And I can’t be the last to leave
I’m pledging my time
To you
Hopin’ you’ll come through, too
Well, they sent for the ambulance
And one was sent
Somebody got lucky
But it was an accident
Now I’m pledging my time
To you
Hopin’ you’ll come through, too

Bob Dylan “The Times They are a Changing” Fabulous Live Performance

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.
Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who
That it’s namin’.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’.
Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.
Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin’.
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.
The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin’.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.

Bob Dylan “I’ll be your Baby tonight”. Fantastic Rare Live Performance

Close your eyes, close the door
You don’t have to worry any more
I’ll be your baby tonight
Shut the light, shut the shade
You don’t have to be afraid
I’ll be your baby tonight
Well, that mockingbird’s gonna sail away
We’re gonna forget it
That big, fat moon is gonna shine like a spoon
But we’re gonna let it
You won’t regret it
Kick your shoes off, do not fear
Bring that bottle over here
I’ll be your baby tonight

Bob Dylan – Love Sick Absolutely the best Live performance

ALABAMA 1999

I’m walking,
Through streets that are dead
Walking,
Walking with you in my head
My feet are so tired
My brain is so wired
And the clouds are weeping
Did I,
Hear someone tell a lie
Did I,
Hear someone’s distant cry
I spoke like a child
You destroyed me with a smile
While I was sleeping
I’m sick of love
That I’m in the thick of it
This kind of love
I’m so sick of it
I see,
I see lovers in the meadow
I see,
I see silhouettes in the window
I watch them ’til they’re gone
And they leave me hangin’ on
To a shadow
I’m sick of love
I hear the clock tick
This kind of love
I’m lovesick
Sometimes
The silence can be like thunder
Sometimes
I want to take to the road of plunder
Could you ever be true?
I think of you and I wonder
I’m sick of love
I wish I’d never met you
I’m sick of love
I’m tryin’ to forget you
Just don’t know what to do
I’d give anything to be with you

Bob Dylan – If Not For You – I Haven’t seen a better Live Performance

 

If not for you
Babe, I couldn’t find the door
Couldn’t even see the floor
I’d be sad and blue
If not for you
If not for you
Babe, I’d lay awake all night
Wait for the mornin’ light
To shine in through
But it would not be new
If not for you
If not for you
My sky would fall
Rain would gather too
Without your love I’d be nowhere at all
I’d be lost if not for you
And you know it’s true
If not for you
My sky would fall
Rain would gather too
Without your love I’d be nowhere at all
Oh! What would I do
If not for you
If not for you
Winter would have no spring
Couldn’t hear the robin sing
I just wouldn’t have a clue
Anyway it wouldn’t ring true
If not for you