prev next
home  D
 | 1 | 2 |

Dead Man, Dead Man 1

Bob Dylan © 1981 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


14 May 1981
cd imgSHOT OF LOVE

10 Nov 1981
cd imgEVERYTHING IS BROKEN (CD single)
cd imgBOB DYLAN LIVE 1961-2000
cd imgSTADIUMS OF THE DAMNED (T-221)

21 Jun 1981
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition)

27 Jun 1981
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition) #3

  Shot Of Love session 15, Clover Recorders, Los Angeles CA - 14.may.1981, album version  
  Live, Toulouse FR - 21.jun.1981, live version  
  Live, London - 27.jun.1981, live version  
  Live, New Orleans LA - 10.nov.1981, live version  

Utterin' idle words from a reprobate mind
Clingin' to strange promises, dyin' on the vine
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's 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, a doctrine or a gun
My back's 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
Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it
Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it ...  up
    

home  D
 | 1 | 2 |

Dead Man, Dead Man 2


24 Apr 1981
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition) #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 vine
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 you know all you want to know, it just could be not expressed
Now it hurts me to see that your face is good and one time you wouldn't say to make it best
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.

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 silver seat that waits for you is so down upon your tool
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's 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
Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it
Ooh, i can't stand it, i can't stand it

They killed his body some place else and dumped it into a long black Limousine
They arrested him for breakin' an' enterin' into a place that he's never seen
The filthiest girl that they could find would make it look like a pinup queen
Ooh i can't stand it, i can't stand it, the way they make it 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
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
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 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition) #2
14 May 1981 1 SHOT OF LOVE
10 Nov 1981 1 EVERYTHING IS BROKEN (single)
BOB DYLAN LIVE 1961-2000
STADIUMS OF THE DAMNED (b)
21 Jun 1981 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition)
27 Jun 1981 1 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