False Prophet

Bob Dylan’s Last Album “Rough And Rowdy Ways” Lyrics

WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN

Another day that don’t end,
Another ship going out
Another day of anger, bitterness and doubt
I know how it happened,
I saw it begin
I opened my heart to the world,
And the world came in

Hello Mary Lou, hello Miss Pearl
My fleet footed guides
From the underworld
No stars in the sky
Shine brighter than you
You girls mean business,
And I do too

Well I’m the enemy of treason
A enemy of strife
I’m the enemy of the unlived,
Meaningless life
I ain’t no false prophet,
I just know what I know
I go where only the lonely can go

I’m first among equals,
Second to none
The last of the best,
You can bury the rest
Bury ’em naked
With their silver and gold
Put ’em six feet under
And then pray for their souls

What are you lookin’ at?
There’s nothin’ to see
Just a cool breeze
That’s encircling me
Let’s go for a walk
In the garden,
So far and so wide
We can sit in the shade
By the fountain side

I’ve searched the world over
For the Holy Grail
I sing songs of love,
I sing songs of betrayal
Don’t care what I drink,
I don’t care what I eat
I climbed a mountain of swords
On my bare feet

You don’t know me darling,
You never would guess
I’m not like my ghostly
Appearance would suggest
I ain’t no false prophet,
I just said what I said
I’m just here to bring vengeance
On somebody’s head

Put out your hand,
There’s nothin’ to hold
Open your mouth,
I’ll stuff it with gold
Aw, you poor devil,
Look up if you will
The City of God is up there
On the hill

Hello stranger,
Hello and goodbye
You rule the land,
But so do I
You lusty old mule,
You got a poisoned brain
I’ll marry you
To a ball and chain.

You know darlin’,
The kinda life that I live
When your smile meets my smile,
Somethin’ has got to give
I ain’t no false prophet, nah,
I’m nobody’s bride
Can’t remember when I was born,
And I forgot when I died

Copyright © 2020 by Special Rider Music

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