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Tryin' To Get To Heaven

Bob Dylan © 1997

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


Jan 1997
cd imgTIME OUT OF MIND

The air is gettin' hotter
There's a rumblin' in the skies.
I've been wadin' through the high muddy waters
But the heat riseth in my eyes.
Everyday your memory goes dimmer
It doesn't haunt me like it did before.
I've been walkin' through the middle of nowhere
Tryin' to get to heaven before they close the door.

When I was in Missouri
They would not let me be.
I had to leave there in a hurry
I only saw what they let me see.
You broke a heart that loved you
Now you can seal up the book and not write anymore.
I've been walkin' that lonesome valley
Tryin' to get to heaven before they close the door.

People on the platforms
Waitin' for the trains.
I can hear their hearts a-beatin'
Like pendulums swingin' on chains.
When you think that you've lost everything
You find out you can always lose a little more.
I'm just going down the road feelin' bad
Tryin' to get to heaven before they close the door.

I'm goin' down the river
Down to New Orleans.
They tell me everything is gonna be all right
But i don't know what all right even means.
I was ridin' in a buggy with Miss Mary Jane
Miss Mary Jane got a house in Baltimore.
I've been all around the world, boys,
I'm tryin' to get to heaven before they close the door.

Gotta sleep down in the parlor
And relive my dreams.
I close my eyes and I wonder
If everything is as hollow as it seems.
Some trains don't pull no gamblers
No midnight ramblers like they did before.
I've been to sugar town, I shook the sugar down
Now I'm tryin' to get to heaven before they close the door.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

Jan 1997 1 TIME OUT OF MIND
7 Apr 1999 HEADING FOR ANOTHER JOINT (b)
Sep 2000 SCEWG 2000 COMPILATION (b)
10 Oct 2000 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006
18 Nov 2000 PATHWAY TO THE STARS (b)