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License To Kill

Bob Dylan © 1983 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


13 Apr 1983
cd imgINFIDELS
cd imgTHE BEST OF BOB DYLAN Vol. 2

  Infidels session 3, Power Station NYC - 13.apr.1983, album version  

Man thinks 'cause he rules the earth 
He can do with it as he please
An' if things don't change soon he will.
Oh, man has invented his doom
First step was touchin' the moon.
Now there's a woman on my block
She just sits there as the night grows still
She says "Who gonna take away his license to kill?"

Now they take him an' they teach him 
An' they groom him for life
An' they set him on a path where he's bound to get ill.
Then they bury him with stars
Sell his body like they do used cars.
Now there's a woman on my block
She just sits there facin' the hill
She says "Who gonna take away his license to kill?"

Now he's hell bent for destruction
He's afraid an' confused
An' his brain has been mismanaged with great skill.
Now all he believes are his eyes
An' his eyes they just tell him lies.
But there's a woman on my block
Sittin' there in the cold chill
She says "Who gonna take away his license to kill?"

You may be a noisemaker, spirit maker
Heartbreaker, backbreaker
Leave no stone unturned.
May be an actor in a plot 
That might be all that you got 
Till your error you clearly learn.

Now he worships at an altar of a stagnant pool 
An' when he sees his reflection he's fulfilled.
Oh man is opposed to fair play
He wants it all an' he wants it his way.
Now there's a woman on my block
She just sits there as the night grows still
She says "Who gonna take away his license to kill?"  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

13 Apr 1983 1 INFIDELS
THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN Vol. 2
13 Apr 1983 ROUGH CUTS (b)
DOWN IN THE FLOOD (b)
22 Mar 1984 IF MY THOUGHT DREAMS COULD BE SEEN (b) #2
23/25 May 1984 DIRTY LIES (b)
28 May 1984 THE JOKERMAN PLAYS IN THE ARENA (vb)
5 July 1984 REAL LIVE
8 July 1984 OVER THE BROKEN GLASS (b)
6 June 1986 IF MY THOUGHT DREAMS COULD BE SEEN (b)
13 Mar 1995 REVISITING AUTOBAHN '95 (b)
21 June 1995 THE PEDLAR NOW SPEAKS (b)