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Yonder Comes Sin

Bob Dylan © 1980 Special Rider Music


1 Oct 1980
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition)
cd imgODDS AND ENDS (Unsurpassed Maestro Vol. 1) (T-231)

  Rundown Studios, Santa Monica CA - 1.oct.1980, rehearsal, cut  

You want to talk to me
You got many things to say
You want the spirit to be speaking to
But your lust for comfort gets in the way.
I can read it in your eyes
What your heart will not reveal
And that old evil burden that's been draggin' you down
About to grind you beneath the wheel
Yonder comes sin.

Walking like a man, talking like an angel
Yonder comes sin
Proud like a peacock, swift like an eagle
Look at your feet, see where they've been to
Look at your hands, see what they've been into
Can you take it on the chin
Yonder comes sin.

See this woman standin' next to me
She's foreign to your sight
Well, her eyes may be different color than mine
But her blood is red and her bones are white
You've been seekin' them eternal spiritual things
But your fifty-dollar smile confirms
You're still trying to buy your way into the dreams
Of them whose body will be food for worms
Yonder comes sin.

Ready and steady, willing and able
Yonder comes sin
Standing on the chair, standing on the table
Look at your feet, see where they've been to
Look at your hands, see what they've been into
Let me take it on the chin
Yonder comes sin.

I say, ''See them six white horses? honey''
You say, ''I don't even see one''
You say, ''Point them out to me, love''
I say, ''Honey, I've got to run.''
My brother's blood is crying from the grave
But you can hear the voice
I stand in jeopardy every hour
Wonderin' what reason you have to rejoice.
Yonder comes sin.

Down on your knees, down into the ditches
Yonder comes sin
Vomit up jewels, vomit up riches
Look at your feet, see where they've been to
Look at your hands, see what they've been into
Nothing but you to sail speed
Yonder comes sin. Alright!

Jeremiah preached the repentance
To those who would turn from hell
But the critics all gave him such bad reviews
Put him down at the bottom of the well.
He kept on talking anyway
As the people were put into chains
Weren't nobody there to say ''Bon voyage''
Or shattering any bottles of champagne
Yonder comes sin.

Crack that whip, dressed up in feathers
Put a knife in your back while talking about the weather
Look at your feet, see where they've been to
Look at your hands, see what they've been into
Can you take it on the chin
Yonder comes sin.
[cuts abruptly]

Other verses below are known from copyrighted documents.

High cost of survival
Gets a little higher than you expect
When you're trying to get along with your enemies
And still maintain your self-respect
As a child you knew all there was to know
It just couldn't get expressed
Now it scares me to see what you accept as good
At one you wouldn't have settled forless than the best
Yonder comes sin

Way down deep and dirty, not a day under thirty
Yonder comes sin
Tasting like peaches, hanging on like leaches
Look at your feet, see where they've been to
Look at your hands, see what they've been into
So masculine, so feminine
Yonder comes sin

You turn your back on the hard truth
Just to fatten up your purse
Sings of an unrighteous world
Dare the same thing as a curse
No kingdom made of human hands can stand
Too bad about MacBeth
In order to possess that corruptible crown
Gotta make a deal with Mr Death
Yonder comes sin

Can you comprehend it, can you understand it
Yonder comes sin
It rules the airways, it rules the planet
Look at your feet, see where they've been to
Look at your hands, see what they've been into
Take off that sheepish green
Yonder comes sin

There's a place down in your soul
Where the law can never touch
You do most likely what you please
And not think about too much
I'll be down the line when morning comes
And that I pulled the hood up for you
So that you could see real good your uninvited guest
Yonder comes sin

It's a pleasure to meet ya, nice to have known ya
Yonder comes sin
It wants to kill you, it wants to own you
Look at your feet, see where they've been to
Look at your hands, see what they've been into
Being pulled in all directions by the wind
Yonder comes sin.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

1 Oct 1980 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition)
ODDS AND ENDS (Unsurpassed Maestro Vol. 1) (b)