Wednesday, May 15, 2013

or....positively telegraph ave........

Positively 4th Street

You got a lotta nerve
To say you are my friend
When I was down
You just stood there grinning
You got a lotta nerve
To say you got a helping hand to lend
You just want to be on
The side that’s winning
You say I let you down
You know it’s not like that
If you’re so hurt
Why then don’t you show it
You say you lost your faith
But that’s not where it’s at
You had no faith to lose
And you know it
I know the reason
That you talk behind my back
I used to be among the crowd
You’re in with
Do you take me for such a fool
To think I’d make contact
With the one who tries to hide
What he don’t know to begin with
You see me on the street
You always act surprised
You say, “How are you?” “Good luck”
But you don’t mean it
When you know as well as me
You’d rather see me paralyzed
Why don’t you just come out once
And scream it
No, I do not feel that good
When I see the heartbreaks you embrace
If I was a master thief
Perhaps I’d rob them
And now I know you’re dissatisfied
With your position and your place
Don’t you understand
It’s not my problem
I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment
I could be you
Yes, I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
You’d know what a drag it is
To see you


matt machine said...

the ultimate wordsmith

max schaaf said...

straight up matt.
don't dig his views much now... think him and ozzy
were both possessed by some music god in the past.

Sheabones said...

Dylan = The lightning rod of music

jaybird said...

wow. i should take time to read more of his lyrics . thanks for posting.

Gorgo said...

dylan..really, my dad was into him, ever heard of the greatest band ever from san fran. FLIPPER get it, learn it, live it!

jason webber said...


Throwback said...

I'm a big fan. Havnt paid any attention to his veiws nowadays. The wife and I got tickets to see him in August at the shoreline. I want to be able say I saw him live and hopefully not be too dissapointed.

max schaaf said...

i bet it'll be rad. Totally good to see your heros before the pass... think seeing them in old age is healthy and humbling as well.

WhitelinePsycho said...

I've been away, what a stellar truth to come back. Most will be forgotten in 200 years time, Zimmie ain't most.

Hux said...

As Mickey Jones said...."He always did what ever the fuck he wanted." Be original, be true, tell someone to get fucked if they dont like your view!

Unknown said...

Thanks for remining me of this song. Been gettin shit on lately and this song tells it how it is. Good old bobby dylan

max schaaf said...

yea kyle, hope it gets better