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Marchin' To The City 1

Bob Dylan © 1997 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


Jan. 1997
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006

  "Time Out Of Mind" sessions, Criteria Studios, Miami FL - January 1997  

Well i'm sittin' in church in an old wooden chair
I knew nobody would look for me there
Sorrow and pity rule the earth and the skies
Looking for nothin' in anyone's eyes.

Once i had a pretty gal, did me wrong
Now i'm marching to the city and the road ain't long.

Snow flakes are fallin' around my head
Lord have mercy, it feel heavy like lead
I been hit too hard, seen too much
Nothing can heal me now but your touch.

Once i had a pretty gal, she did me wrong
Now i'm marching to the city and the road ain't long.

Loneliness got a mind of its own
The more people around, the more you feel alone
I'm chained to the earth like a silent slave
Trying to break free out of death's dark cave.

Once i had a pretty gal, done me wrong
Now i'm marching to the city and the road ain't long.

Boys in the street beginnin' to play
Girls like birds flyin' away
I'm carryin' the roses that were given to me
And i'm thinkin' about paradise wonderin' where it might be.

Once i had a pretty gal, she done me wrong
Now i'm marching to the city and the road ain't long.

Go over to London, maybe gay Paree
Follow the river you get to the sea
I was hopin' we could drink from life's clear streams
I was hopin' we could dream life's pleasant dreams.

Once i had a pretty gal, but she done me wrong
Now i'm marching to the city and the road ain't long.

Well the weak get weaker and the strong stay strong
The train keeps rollin' all night long
She looked at me with an irresistable glance
With a smile that could make all the planets dance.

Once i had a pretty gal, she did me wrong
Now i'm marching to the city and the road ain't long.

My house is on fire, burnin' to the skies
I thought the rain clouds(!) but the clouds passed by
When i'm gone you'll remember my name
I'm gonna win my way to wealth and fame.

Once i had a pretty gal, but she did me wrong
Now i'm marching to the city and the road ain't long.  up
    

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Marchin' To The City 2


Jan. 1997
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006 #2

  "Time Out Of Mind" sessions, Criteria Studios, Miami FL - January 1997  

Loneliness got a mind of its own
More people around, more you feel alone
I've been chained to the earth like a silent slave
I'm trying to break free out of death's dark cave.

Once I had a pretty girl, she did me wrong
Now I'm marching to the city, boys and the road ain't long.

I was hoping to my soul that we'd never part
You took all the madness right out of my heart
I was hoping we could drink from life's clear streams
I was hoping we could dream from life's pleasant dreams.

Once I had a pretty girl, she did me wrong
Now I'm marching to the city, boys and the road ain't long.

My house is burning up to the sky
I thought it would rain but the clouds passed by
Sorrow and pity rule the earth and the skies
I'm not looking for nothing in anyone's eyes.

Once I had a pretty girl, she did me wrong
Now I'm marching to the city, boys and the road ain't long.

Wind is blowing, all troubles and dirt
It's time to get away or someone gets hurt
I just don't know what I'm a-gonna do
I was all right 'til I fell in love with you.

Once I had a pretty girl, she did me wrong
Now I'm marching to the city, boys and the road ain't long.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

Jan. 1997 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006
Jan. 1997 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006 #2