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Mississippi 1

Bob Dylan © 1996 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


May 2001
cd imgLOVE AND THEFT

  "Love And Theft" sessions, Sony Music Studios NYC - 21.may.2001, album version  

Every step of the way, we walk the line
Your days are numbered, so are mine.
Time is pilin' up, we struggle and we scrape
We're all boxed in, nowhere to escape.

City's just a jungle, more games to play
Trapped in the heart of it, tryin' to get away.
I was raised in the country, I been workin' in the town
I been in trouble ever since I set my suitcase down.

Got nothin' for you, I had nothin' before
Don't even have anything for myself anymore
Sky full of fire, pain pourin' down
Nothin' you can sell me, I'll see you around.

All my powers of expression and thoughts so sublime
Could never do you justice in reason or rhyme.
Only one thing I did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long.

Well the devil's in the alley, mule's in the stall
Say anything you wanna, I have heard it all.
I was thinkin' about the things that Rosie said
I was dreamin' I was sleepin' in Rosie's bed.

Walkin' through the leaves fallin' from the trees
Feelin' like a stranger nobody sees.
So many things that we never will undo
I know you're sorry, I'm sorry too.

Some people will offer you their hand and some won't
Last night I knew you, tonight I don't.
I need somethin' strong to distract my mind
I'm gonna look at you 'til my eyes go blind.

Well I got here followin' the southern star
I crossed that river just to be where you are.
Only one thing I did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long.

Well my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinkin' fast
I'm drownin' in the poison, got no future, got no past.
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothin' but affection for all those who've sailed with me.

Everybody's movin', if they ain't already there
Everybody's got to move somewhere.
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
Things should start to get interestin' right about now.

My clothes are wet, tight on my skin
Not as tight as the corner that I painted myself in.
I know that fortune is waitin' to be kind
So give me your hand and say you'll be mine.

Well, the emptiness is endless, cold as the clay
You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way.
Only one thing I did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long.  up
    

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Mississippi 2


Jan 1997
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006

Jan 1997
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006 #2

  Time Out of Mind sessions, Criteria studios, Miami FL - January 1997, BS8 version #1  
  Time Out of Mind sessions, Criteria studios, Miami FL - January 1997, BS8 version #2  

Every step of the way, we walk the line
Your days are numbered, so are mine
Time is pilin' up, we struggle and we scrape
All boxed in, nowhere to escape.

City's just a jungle, more games to play
We're trapped in the heart of it, tryin' to get away
I was raised in the country, been workin' in the town
[I] Been in trouble since i set my suitcase down.

Ain't got nothin' for you, had nothin' before
Don't even have anything for myself anymore
Sky's full of fire and the pain is pourin' down
There's is nothin' you can sell me, i'll see you around.

[All] My powers of expression and thoughts so sublime
Could never do you justice in reason or rhyme
[There's] Only one thing i did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long.

[Well] The devil's in the alley, [the] mule's kickin' in the stall
Say anything you wanna, i have heard it all
I was thinkin' about the things that Rosie said
I was dreamin' i was sleepin' in Rosie's bed.

[I'm] Walkin' through the leaves fallin' from the trees
Feelin' like a stranger nobody sees
So many things we never will undo
I know you're sorry, i'm sorry too.

Some people will offer you their hand an' some won't
Last night i knew you, tonight i don't
I need somethin' strong to distract my mind
I'm gonna look at you 'til my eyes go blind.

[Well] i got here followin' the southern star
I crossed that river just to be where you are
[The] Only one thing i did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long.

Well my ship's been split to splinters, it's sinkin' fast
I'm drownin' in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothin' but affection for [them / those] who've sailed with me.

Everybody's movin', if they ain't already there
Everybody's got to move somewhere
Stick with me baby, anyhow
Things should start to get interestin' right about now.

My clothes are wet, tight on my skin
Not as tight as the corner that i painted myself in
I know that fortune is waitin' to be kind
So give me your hand and say you'll be mine.

The emptiness is endless, cold as the clay
[You] Can always come back, but you can't come back all the way
[There's] Only one thing i did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long.  up
    

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Mississippi 3


Jan 1997
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006 #3

  Time Out of Mind sessions, Criteria studios, Miami FL - January 1997, BS8 version #3  

I'm standing in the shadows with an aching heart
I'm looking at the world tear itself apart
Minutes turn to hours, hours turn to days
I'm still loving you in a million ways.

Well the devil's in the alley, there's a mule kicking in my stall
Say anything you want to, i have heard it all
I was raised in the country, i been working in town
I been in trouble ever since i set my suitcase down.

Well i ain't got nothing for you, i had nothing before
Don't even have anything for myself anymore
The sky's full of fire, pain is pouring down
There's nothing you can sell me, i'll see you around.

Well, i got here following the southern star
I crossed that river just to be where you are
There's only one thing I did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long.

Well i been loving you too long, i know you ain't no good
It don't make a bit of difference to me, don't see why it should
I was thinking about the things that Rosie said
I was dreaming i was sleeping in Rosie's bed.

Well i'm walking through the leaves falling from the trees
I feel like a stranger nobody sees
So many things we never will undo
I know you're sorry, i'm sorry too.

Some people will offer you their hand and some won't
Last night i knew you, tonight i don't
I need something strong to distract my mind
I'm gonna look at you 'til my eyes go blind.

Well everybody's moving god-knows-where
But i'm still here and you're still there
Only one thing i did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long.

Well my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast
I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I got nothing but affection for those who have sailed with me.

Winter goes into summer, summer goes into fall
I look into the mirror, don't see anything at all
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
Things should start to get interesting right about now.

My clothes are wet, tight on my skin
Not as tight as the corner that i painted myself in
I know that fortune is waiting to be kind
So give me your hand and say you'll be mine.

The emptiness is endless, cold as the clay
You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way
Only one thing that i did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

Jan 1997 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006 #2
Jan 1997 3 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006 #3
May 2001 1 LOVE AND THEFT
31 Oct 2001 THEFT AND LOVE LIVE US FALL 2001 (b)
10 Feb 2002 SING WHILE YOU SLAVE (b)