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Lenny Bruce

Bob Dylan © 1981 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @

14 May 1981

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

Lenny Bruce is dead but his ghost lives on an' on
Never did get any Golden Globe award, never made it to Synanon
He was an outlaw that's for sure
More of an outlaw than you ever were
Lenny Bruce is gone, but his spirit's livin' on an' on.

Maybe he had some problems, maybe some things that he couldn't work out
But he sure was funny an' he sure told the truth an' he knew what he was talkin' about
Never robbed any churches nor cut off any baby's head
He just took the folks in high places an' he shined a light in their heads
He's on some other shore, he didn't wanna live anymore.

Lenny Bruce is dead but he didn't commit any crime
He just had the insight to rip off the lid before its time
I rode with him in a taxi once
Only for a mile an' a half, seemed it took a couple of months
Lenny Bruce moved on an' the ones that killed him are gone.

They said that he was sick 'cause he didn't play by the rules
He just showed the wise men of his days to be nothin' more than fools
They stamped him an' they labelled him like they do with pants an' shirts
He fought a war on a battlefiled where every victory hurts
Lenny Bruce was bad, he was the brother that you never had.

 Recording dates & record list

14 May 1981 1 SHOT OF LOVE
25 July 1981 AVIGNON (b)
27 Jun 1981 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition)
Sep 1985 THE 1985 REHEARSAL TAPE (b)
12 Jan 1990 TOAD'S PLACE VOL. 1 (b)
29 June 1991 THE NEVER ENDING TOUR (b)
7 Feb 1993 TOMORROW NIGHTS (b)