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Shot Of Love 1

Bob Dylan © 1981 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


May 1981
cd imgSHOT OF LOVE

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

I need a shot of love, i need a shot of love.

Don't need a shot of heroin to kill my disease
Don't need a shot of turpentine, only bring me to my knees
Don't need a shot of codeine to help me to repent
Don't need a shot of whisky, help me be president.
I need a shot of love, i need a shot of love.

Doctor can you hear me, i need some medic aid
I seen the kingdoms of the world an' it's makin' me feel afraid
What i got ain't painful but it's bound to kill me dead
Like the men that followed jesus when they put a price upon his head.
I need a shot of love, i need a shot of love.

I don't need no alibi when i'm spendin' time with you
I've heard all of them rumors an' you have heard 'em too
Don't show me no picture show or give me no books to read
It don't satisfy the hurt inside nor the habit that it feeds.
I need a shot of love, i need a shot of love.

Why would i want to take your life?
You've only murdered my father, raped his wife
Tattooed my babies with a poison pen
Mocked my god, humiliated my friends.
I need a shot of love, i need a shot of love.

Don't wanna be with nobody tonight
Veronica not here, Mavis just ain't right
There's a man that hates me an' he's swift, smooth an' near
Am i supposed to sit back an' wait until he's here?
I need a shot of love, i need a shot of love.

What makes the wind wanna blow tonight
Don't feel like crossin' the street an' my car ain't actin' right
Called home, everybody seemed to have moved away
My conscience is beginnin' to bother me today.
I need a shot of love, i need a shot of love.  up
    

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Shot Of Love 2


23 Apr 1981
cd imgBETWEEN SAVED AND SHOT (T-656)
cd imgGENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (T-636)

  Shot Of Love session 7, United Western Studio, Los Angeles CA - 23.apr.1981  

Don't need a shot of heroin to kill my disease
Don't need a shot of turpentine, to bring me to my knees
Don't need a shot of codeine to help me to repent
Don't need a shot of whisky, help me be president.
I need a shot of love, i need a shot of love.

Doctor can you hear me, i ain't on medic aid
Seen the kingdoms of the world an' it's makin' me afraid.
What i got ain't painful, it's just bound to kill me dead
Like the men that followed jesus when they put a price upon his head.
I need a shot of love, i need a shot of love.

Don't need no alibi to spend some time with you
I've heard all of them rumors, you have heard them too
Don't show me no movie show, give me no books to read
It don't satisfy the hurt inside nor the habit that it feeds.
I need a shot of love, i need a shot of love.

Why would i want to take your life?
You've only murdered my father, raped his wife
Tattooed my babies with a poison pen
Mocked my god, humiliated my friends.
I need a shot of love, i need a shot of love.

Don't wanna be with nobody tonight
Veronica not here, Mavis just ain't right
There's a man that hates me, he's swift, smooth an' near
Am i supposed to sit back an' wait until he's here?
I need a shot of love, i need a shot of love.

What makes the wind wanna blow tonight
Don't even feel like crossin' the street, my car ain't actin' right
Called home, everybody seemed to have moved away
My conscience is beginnin' to bother me today.
I need a shot of love, i need a shot of love.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

25 Mar 1981 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition) #2
23 Apr 1981 2 BETWEEN SAVED AND SHOT (b)
GENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (b)
May 1981 1 SHOT OF LOVE
10 Nov 1981 STADIUMS OF THE DAMNED (b)
25 Jul 1981 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition)
AVIGNON (b)
Sep 1985 THE 1985 REHEARSAL TAPE (b)
8 Oct 1987 FLASHING FOR THE REFUGEES (b)
May 1989 NEVER ENDING TOUR REHEARSALS (b)
NEVER ENDING TOUR REHEARSALS (b) #2