Off The Grid-Doin' It Dylan (2014)

  • 1

    Tangled Up in Blue

    Early one mornin' the sun was shinin'
    I was layin' in bed
    Wondrin' if she'd changed at all
    If her hair was still red
    Her folks they said our lives together
    Sure was gonna be rough
    They never did like
    Mama's homemade dress
    Papa's bank book wasn't big enough
    And I was standin' on the side of the road
    Rain fallin' on my shoes
    Heading out for the east coast
    Lord knows I've paid some dues
    Gettin' through
    Tangled up in blue

    She was married when we first met
    Soon to be divorced
    I helped her out of a jam I guess
    But I used a little too much force
    We drove that car as far as we could
    Abandoned it out west
    Split up on a dark sad night
    Both agreeing it was best
    She turned around to look at me
    As I was walkin' away
    I heard her say over my shoulder
    We'll meet again some day
    On the avenue
    Tangled up in blue

    I had a job in the great north woods
    Working as a cook for a spell
    But I never did like it all that much
    And one day the axe just fell
    So I drifted down to New Orleans
    Where I was looking for to be employed
    Workin' for a while on a fishin' boat
    Right outside of Delacroix
    But all the while I was alone
    The past was close behind
    I seen a lot of women
    But she never escaped my mind
    And I just grew
    Tangled up in blue

    She was workin' in a topless place
    And I stopped in for a beer
    I just kept lookin' at the side of her face
    In the spotlight so clear
    And later on as the crowd thinned out
    I's just about to do the same
    She was standing there in back of my chair
    Said to me, Don't I know your name?
    I muttered somethin' under my breath
    She studied the lines on my face
    I must admit I felt a little uneasy
    When she bent down to tie the laces
    Of my shoe
    Tangled up in blue

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    Times They Are a Changin'

    Come gather 'round people where ever 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 prophesy 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's 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'!

  • 3

    I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

    Close your eyes, close your 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.

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    Gotta Serve Somebody

    You may be an ambassador to England or France
    You may like to gamble, you might like to dance
    You may be the heavyweight champion of the world
    You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls

    But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes
    Indeed you're gonna have to serve somebody
    Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
    But you're gonna have to serve somebody

    You might be a rock 'n' roll addict prancing on the stage
    You might have drugs at your command, women in a cage
    You may be a business man or some high-degree thief
    They may call you doctor or they may call you chief

    But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes you are
    You're gonna have to serve somebody
    Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
    But you're gonna have to serve somebody

    You may be a state trooper, you might be a young Turk
    You may be the head of some big TV network
    You may be rich or poor, you may be blind or lame
    You may be living in another country under another name

    But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes you are
    You're gonna have to serve somebody
    Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
    But you're gonna have to serve somebody

    You may be a construction worker working on a home
    You may be living in a mansion or you might live in a dome
    You might own guns and you might even own tanks
    You might be somebody's landlord, you might even own banks

    But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes
    You're gonna have to serve somebody
    Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
    But you're gonna have to serve somebody

    You may be a preacher with your spiritual pride
    You may be a city councilman taking bribes on the side
    You may be workin' in a barbershop, you may know how to cut hair
    You may be somebody's mistress, may be somebody's heir

    But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes
    You're gonna have to serve somebody
    Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
    But you're gonna have to serve somebody

    Might like to wear cotton, might like to wear silk
    Might like to drink whiskey, might like to drink milk
    You might like to eat caviar, you might like to eat bread
    You may be sleeping on the floor, sleeping in a king-sized bed

    But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes
    Indeed you're gonna have to serve somebody
    Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
    But you're gonna have to serve somebody

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    I Shall Be Released

    They say evírything can be replaced
    Yet evíry distance is not near
    So I remember evíry face
    Of evíry man who put me here

    I see my light come shining
    From the west unto the east
    Any day now, any day now
    I shall be released

    They say evíry man needs protection
    They say evíry man must fall
    Yet I swear I see my reflection
    Some place so high above this wall

    I see my light come shining
    From the west unto the east
    Any day now, any day now
    I shall be released

    Standing next to me in this lonely crowd
    Is a man who swears heís not to blame
    All day long I hear him shout so loud
    Crying out that he was framed

    I see my light come shining
    From the west unto the east
    Any day now, any day now
    I shall be released

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    Country Pie

    Just like old Saxophone Joe

    When he's got the hogshead up on his toe

    Oh me, oh my

    Love that country pie.

     

    Listen to the fiddler play

    When he's playin' 'til the break of day

    Oh me, oh my

    Love that country pie.

     

    Raspberry, strawberry, lemon and lime

    What do I care ?

    Blueberry, apple, cherry, pumpkin and plum

    Call me for dinner, honey, I'll be there.

     

    Saddle me up on my big white goose

    Tie me on 'er turn her loose

    Oh me, oh my

    Love that country pie.

     

    I don't need much and that ain't no lie

    Ain't runnin' any race

    Give to me my country pie

    I won't throw it up in anybody's face.

     

    Shake me up that old peach tree

    Little Jack Horner's got nothin' on me

    Oh me, oh my

    Love that country pie

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    Mr. Tambourine Man

    Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

    I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to

    Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

    In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

    Though I know that evenin's empire has returned into sand

    Vanished from my hand

    Left me blindly here to stand but still not sleeping

    My weariness amazes me, I'm branded on my feet

    I have no one to meet

    And the ancient empty street's too dead for dreaming.

     

    Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

    I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to 

    Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

    In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

     

    Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship

    My senses have been stripped, my hands can't feel to grip

    My toes too numb to step, wait only for my boot heels

    To be wanderin'

    I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fade

    Into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way

    I promise to go under it.

     

    Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

    I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to 

    Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

    In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

     

    Though you might hear laughin', spinnin' swingin' madly across the sun

    It's not aimed at anyone, it's just escapin' on the run

    And but for the sky there are no fences facin'

    And if you hear vague traces of skippin' reels of rhyme

    To your tambourine in time, it's just a ragged clown behind

    I wouldn't pay it any mind, it's just a shadow you're

    Seein' that he's chasing.

     

    Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

    I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to 

    Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

    In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

     

    Then take me disappearin' through the smoke rings of my mind

    Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves

    The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach

    Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow

    Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free

    Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands

    With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves

    Let me forget about today until tomorrow.

     

    Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

    I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to 

    Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

    In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

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    Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall

    Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?

    And where have you been my darling young one?

    I've stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains

    I've walked and I've crawled on six crooked highways

    I've stepped in the middle of seven sad forests

    I've been out in front of a dozen dead oceans

    I've been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard

    And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard

    It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

     

    Oh, what did you see, my blue eyed son?

    And what did you see, my darling young one?

    I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it

    I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it

    I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin'

    I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin'

    I saw a white ladder all covered with water

    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken

    I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children

    And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard

    It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

     

    And what did you hear, my blue-eyed son?

    And what did you hear, my darling young one?

    I heard the sound of a thunder that roared out a warnin'

    I heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world

    I heard one hundred drummers whose hands were a-blazin'

    I heard ten thousand whisperin' and nobody listenin'

    I heard one person starve, I heard many people laughin'

    Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter

    Heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley

    And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard

    And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

     

    Oh, what did you meet my blue-eyed son?

    Who did you meet, my darling young one?

    I met a young child beside a dead pony

    I met a white man who walked a black dog

    I met a young woman whose body was burning

    I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow

    I met one man who was wounded in love

    I met another man who was wounded in hatred

    And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard

    And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

     

    And what'll you do now, my blue-eyed son?

    And what'll you do now my darling young one?

    I'm a-goin' back out 'fore the rain starts a-fallin'

    I'll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest

    Where the people are a many and their hands are all empty

    Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters

    Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison

    And the executioner's face is always well hidden

    Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten

    Where black is the color, where none is the number

    And I'll tell and speak it and think it and breathe it

    And reflect from the mountain so all souls can see it

    And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin'

    But I'll know my song well before I start singing

    And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard

    It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

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    Just Like a Woman

    Nobody feels any pain
    Tonight as I stand inside the rain
    Ev'rybody knows
    That Baby's got new clothes
    But lately I see her ribbons and her bows
    Have fallen from her curls
    She takes just like a woman, yes, she does
    She makes love just like a woman, yes, she does
    And she aches just like a woman
    But she breaks just like a little girl

    Queen Mary
    She's my friend
    Yes, I believe I'll go see her again
    Nobody has to guess
    That Baby can't be blessed
    Till she sees finally that she's like all the rest
    With her fog, her amphetamine and her pearls
    She takes just like a woman, yes
    She makes love just like a woman, yes, she does
    And she aches just like a woman
    But she breaks just like a little girl

    It was raining from the first
    And I was dying there of thirst
    So I came in here
    And your long-time curse hurts
    But what's worse
    Is this pain in here
    I can't stay in here
    Ain't it clear that

    I just can't fit
    Yes, I believe it's time for us to quit
    But when we meet again
    Introduced as friends
    Please don't let on that you knew me when
    I was hungry and it was your world
    Ah, you fake just like a woman, yes, you do
    You make love just like a woman, yes, you do
    Then you ache just like a woman
    But you break just like a little girl

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    Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)

    Everybody's building the big ships and boats
    Som are building monuments, others jotting down notes
    Everybody's in despair, every girl and boy
    But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here everybody's gonna jump for joy
    Oh come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn
    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn.

    Oh you know I like to do just like the rest
    You know I like my sugar sweet but guarding fumes and making haste
    You know it ain't my cup of meat
    Everybody's out the trees, feeding pigeons all under the limb
    But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here the pigeons gonna run to him
    Oh come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn
    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn.

    A cat's meow and a cow's moo to you know I, I could recite them all
    Just tell me where it hurts you, honey, and I'll tell you who to call
    Nobody can get asleep, there's someone on everybody's toes
    When Quinn the Eskimo gets here everybody's gonna want to doze
    Oh come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn
    Come all without, come all within
    You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn.