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Dead Man, Dead Man 1

Bob Dylan © 1981 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


14 May 1981
cd imgSHOT OF LOVE

  Shot Of Love session 15, Clover Recorders, Los Angeles CA - 14.may.1981, album version  

Utterin' idle words from a reprobate mind
Clingin' to strange promises, dyin' on the line
Never bein' able to separate the good from the bad
Ooh i can't stand it, i can't stand it, it's makin' me feel so sad.

Dead man, dead man when will you arise
Cobwebs in your mind, dust upon your eyes.

Satan got you by the heel, there's a bird's nest in your hair
Do you have any faith at all? Do you have any love to share?
The way that you hold your head, cursin' god with every move
Ooh i can't stand it, i can't stand it, what are you tryin' to prove?

Dead man, dead man when will you arise
Cobwebs in your mind, dust upon your eyes.

The glamor an' the bright lights an' the politics of sin
The ghetto that you build for me is the one you're livin' in
The race of your engine that overrules your heart
Ooh i can't stand it, i can't stand it, pretendin' that you're so smart.

Dead man, dead man when will you arise
Cobwebs in your mind, dust upon your eyes.

What are you tryin' to overpower me with, the doctrine or the gun
My back is to the wall, where can i run
The tuxedo that you're wearin', the flower in your lapel
Ooh i can't stand it, i can't stand it, you're takin' me down to hell.

Dead man, dead man when will you arise
Cobwebs in your mind, dust upon your eyes.

Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it
Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it ...  up
    

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Dead Man, Dead Man 2


  Shot Of Love session 8, Clover Recorders, Los Angeles CA - 24.apr.1981, outtake  

Utterin' idle words from a reprobate mind
Clingin' to strange promises, dyin' on the line
Never bein' able to separate the good from the bad
Ooh i can't stand it, i can't stand it, it's makin' me feel so sad.

Dead man, dead man, when will you arise
Cobwebs in your mind, dust upon your eyes.

Every time
Now it hurts
The race of your engine that overrules your heart
Ooh i can't stand it, i can't stand it, pretendin' that you're so smart.

Satan got you by the heel, there's a bird's nest in your hair
Do you have any faith at all? Do you have any love to share?
The way that you hold your head, cursin' god with every move
Ooh i can't stand it, i can't stand it, what are you tryin' to prove?

Dead man, dead man, when will you arise
Cobwebs in your mind, dust upon your eyes.

The glamor an' the bright lights an' the politics of sin
The ghetto that you build for me is the one you're livin' in
.. that waits for you
Ooh i can't stand it, i can't stand it, you(re runnin' out of rules.

Dead man, dead man, when will you arise
Cobwebs in your mind, dust upon your eyes.

What are you tryin' to overpower me with, a doctrine or a gun
My back is already to the wall, where can i run
The tuxedo that you're wearin' and the flower in your lapel
Ooh i can't stand it, i can't stand it, wanna takin' me down to hell.

Dead man, dead man, when will you arise
Cobwebs in your mind, dust upon your eyes.
Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it
Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it
Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it
Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it

.... find someplace else and dart into a long black Limousine
They rested and they bragging ... in a place that he's never seen
The filthiest girl that they could find would make you like a bitter queen
Ooh i can't stand it, i can't stand it, the way that make you look so clean.

Dead man, dead man, when will you arise
Cobwebs in your mind, dust upon your eyes.

Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it
Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it
Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it
Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it
Dead man, dead man, when will you arise
Cobwebs in your mind, dust upon your eyes.
Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it
Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it ...  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

24 Apr 1981 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition) #2
14 May 1981 1 SHOT OF LOVE
10 Nov 1981 EVERYTHING IS BROKEN (single)
BOB DYLAN LIVE 1961-2000
10 Nov 1981 STADIUMS OF THE DAMNED (b)
21 Jun 1981 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition)
27 Jun 1981 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition) #3
Sep 1985 THE 1985 REHEARSAL TAPE (b)
THE 1985 REHEARSAL TAPE (b) #2