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Narrow Way

Bob Dylan © 2012

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


Jan/Mar 2012
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  Tempest recording sessions, Groove Masters Studio, Santa Monica CA  - jan/mar 2012  

I'm gonna walk across the desert 'til I'm in my right mind.
I won't even think about what i left behind
Nothing back there anyway i can call my own
Go back home, leave me alone.
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If i can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

Ever since the British burned the White House down
There's a bleedin' wound in the heart of town
I saw you drinkin' from an empty cup
I saw you buried, an' i saw you dug up.
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If i can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

Look down angel, from the skies
Help my weary soul to rise
I kissed your cheek, i dragged your plow
You broke my heart, i was your friend 'til now.
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If i can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

In the courtyard of the golden sun
You stand and fight or you break and run
You went and lost your lovely head
For a drink of wine and a crust of bread.
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If i can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

We looted and we plundered on distant shores
Why is my share not equal to yours?
Your father left ya, your mother too
Even death has washed its hands of you.
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If i can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

This is hard country to stay alive in
Blades are everywhere and they're breakin' my skin
I'm armed to the hilt and i'm struggling hard
You won't get out of here unscarred.
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If i can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

You got too many lovers waitin' at the wall
If i had a thousand tongues, i couldn't count 'em all
Yesterday i could've thrown 'em all in the sea
Today even one may be too much for me.
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If i can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

Cakewalkin' baby, you could do no wrong
Put your arms around me where they belong
I won't take you on a roller coaster ride
Lay my hands all over you, tie you to my side.
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If i can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

I've got a heavy-stacked woman with a smile on her face
And she has crowned my soul with grace
I'm still hurtin' from an arrow that pierced my chest
I'm gonna have to take my head and bury it between your breasts.
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If i can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

Been dark all night but now it's dawn
The movin' finger is movin' on
You can guard me while i sleep
Kiss away the tears i weep.
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If i can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

I love women and she loves men
We've been to the west, and we're goin' back again
I heard a voice at the dusk of day
Sayin', "Be gentle brother, be gentle and pray."
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If i can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.  up
    

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