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You Changed My Life 1 (uncomplete)

Bob Dylan © 1982 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


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

  Shot Of Love session 7, United Western Studio, Los Angeles CA - 23.apr.1981, take 4  

I was listenin' to the voices of death on parade
Grand central station was ...... falls on me
Working for a system i didn't understand or trust
Suffering ridicule and wanting what i had to give up in disgust.

But you changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life.

Talk about salvation, people suddenly get tired
They got a million things to do, they're all so inspired
I was practising free choice and the freedom of speech
.... falling a bit out of reach

But you changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
I was under the gun
Cloud blockin' the sun
You changed my life
You changed my life.

When the nature of man is to beg and to steal
I do it myself, it's not so unreal
The call of the wild is forever at my door
Want me to fly like an eagle while being chained to the floor.

But you changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
From silver and gold
That a man cannot hold
You changed my life
You changed my life.

When I was eatin' with the pigs off a fancy tray
I said you're lookin' good, i was told to have a nice day
It all seemed so proper and so elite
Eatin' that obsolete garbage while being so discreet.

But you changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
You opened the door
I came in on your floor
You changed my life
You changed my life.

There's someone in my body that i could hardly see
Invading my privacy, making my decisions for me
Holding me back, not letting me stand
Making me feel like a stranger in a strange land.

But you changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
You came down the line
Gave me a new mind
You changed my life
You changed my life.

You changed my life
You changed my life.  up
    

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You Changed My Life 2


23 Apr 1981
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3

  Shot Of Love session 7, United Western Studio, Los Angeles CA - 23.apr.1981, take 11  

I was listening to the voices of death on parade
Singin' about conspiracy, wanting me to be afraid
Working for a system I couldn't understand or trust
Suffering ridicule and wanting to give it all up in disgust.

But you changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life.

Talk about salvation, people suddenly get tired
They got a million things to do, they're all so inspired
You do the work of the devil you got a million friends
They'll be there when you got something, they'll take it all in the end.

But you changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
I was under the gun
Now I'm back in the sun
You changed my life.

When the nature of man is to beg and to steal
I do it myself, it's not so unreal
The call of the wild's forever at my door
Want me to fly like an eagle while being chained to the floor.

But you changed my life
You came along in a time of strife
From silver and gold
To what man cannot hold
You changed my life.

When I was eatin' with the pigs off a fancy tray
I was told I was lookin' good and to have a nice day
It all seemed so proper, it all seemed so elite
Eatin' that obsolete garbage while being so discreet.

But you changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
From silver and gold
To what man cannot hold
You changed my life.

You were glowing in the sun while being peaceable calm
While orphans of man dance to the beat of the palm
You eyes were on fire, your feet were of brass
In the world you had made they had made you an outcast.

But you changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
From silver and gold
To what man cannot hold
You changed my life.

There's someone in my body that I could hardly see
Invading my privacy making my decisions for me
Holding me back, not letting me stand
Making me feel like a stranger in a strange land.

But you changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
From silver and gold to what man cannot hold
You changed my life.

My lord and my savior, my companion, my friend
Heart fixer, mind regulator, true to the end
My creator, my comforter, my cause for joy
While the world is set against what will never destroy.

But you changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
You came in like the wind
Like Errol Flynn
You changed my life.  up
    

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You Changed My Life 3


Alternate lyrics 

You changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life

Now the nature of man is to beg and to steal
I'd do it myself it's not so unreal
The call of the wild's forever at my door
Want me to fly like an eagle being chained to the floor

But you changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life

Eating with the pigs off a fancy tray 
I was bold, I was looking good and to have a nice day
It all seemed so proper and so elite
Eating absolute garbage while being so discreet.

You changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life

You were glowing in the light being peaceably calm
Well, how often does a man dance to the beat of the palm?
Your eyes were on fire, your feet were of brass
In a world that you made, you were an outcast

You changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life

Truce makers and partakers of every selfish whim
Her running to meet me running to her and you running back to him
Their destruction of my confidence was like a sharpness of the tongue
I said make my faith greater but I was a little high strung

You changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life.
Alternate lyrics 

You changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life

Now the nature of man is to beg and to steal
I'd do it myself it's not so unreal
The call of the wild's forever at my door
Want me to fly like an eagle being chained to the floor

But you changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life

Eating with the pigs off a fancy tray 
I was bold, I was looking good and to have a nice day
It all seemed so proper and so elite
Eating absolute garbage while being so discreet.

You changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life

You were glowing in the light being peaceably calm
Well, how often does a man dance to the beat of the palm?
Your eyes were on fire, your feet were of brass
In a world that you made, you were an outcast

You changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life

Truce makers and partakers of every selfish whim
Her running to meet me running to her and you running back to him
Their destruction of my confidence was like a sharpness of the tongue
I said make my faith greater but I was a little high strung

You changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

23 Apr 1981 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3
23 Apr 1981 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition)