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Black Rider

Bob Dylan © 2020 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)

Jan 2020

Rough And Rowdy Days sessions, Sunset Sound Studio LA - January/February 2020 ?  

Black rider, black rider, you been livin' too hard 
Been up all night, have to stay on your guard 
The path that you're walkin', too narrow to walk 
Every step of the way, another stumblin' block 
The road that you're on, the same road that you know
Just not the same that it was a minute ago.

Black rider, black rider, you've seen it all
You've seen the great world, and you've seen the small 
You fell into the fire, and you're eating the flame 
Better seal up your lips if you want to stay in the game 
Be reasonable mister, be honest, be fair
Let all of your earthly thoughts be of prayer.

Black rider, black rider, all dressed in black 
I'm walking away, you try to make me look back 
My heart is at rest, I'd like to keep it that way
I don't want to fight, at least not today 
Go home to your wife, stop visitin' mine
One of these days, I'll forget to be kind.

Black rider, black rider, tell me when, tell me how
If there ever was a time then let it be now
Let me go through, open the door
My soul is distressed, my mind is at war
Don't hug me, don't flatter me, don't turn on the charm 
I'll take a sword and hack off your arm.

Black rider, black rider, hold it right there
The size of your cock won't get you nowhere 
I suffer in silence, I'll not make a sound 
Maybe I'll take the high moral ground 
Some enchanted evening, I'll sing you a song 
Black rider, black rider, you've been on the job too long. 

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