Bob Dylan (35. Tempest, 2012) - 8. Tin Angel

: Bob Dylan (35. Tempest, 2012)

It was late last night when the boss came home
To a deserted mansion and a desolate throne
Servant said: Boss, the ladys gone
She left this morning just fore dawn.

You got something to tell me, tell it to me, man
Come to the point as straight as you can
Old Henry Lee, chief of the clan
Came riding through the woods and took her by the hand

The boss he lay back flat on his bed
He cursed the heat and he clutched his head
He pondered the future of his fate
To wait another day would be far too late

Go fetch me my coat and my tie
And the cheapest labour that money can buy
Saddle me up my buckskin mare
If you see me go by, put up a prayer (The Boss)

Well, they rode all night, and they rode all day
Eastward, long down the broad highway
His spirit was tired and his vision was bent
His men deserted him and onward he went

He came to a place where the light was dull
His forehead pounding in his skull
Heavy heart was racked with pain
Insomnia raging in his brain

Well, he threw down his helmet and his cross-handled sword
He renounced his faith, he denied his lord
Crawled on his belly, put his ear to the wall
One way or another put an end to it all

He leaned down, cut the electric wire
Stared into the flames and he snorted the fire
Peered through the darkness, caught a glimpse of the two
It was hard to tell for certain who was who

He lowered himself down on a golden chain
His nerves were quaking in every vein
His knuckles were bloody, he sucked in the air
He ran his fingers through his greasy hair

They looked at each other and their glasses clinked
One single unit, inseparably linked
Got a strange premonition theres a man close by (Henry Lee)
Dont worry about him, he wouldnt harm a fly (The Wife)

From behind the curtain, the boss he crossed the floor
He moved his feet and he bolted the door
Shadows hiding the lines in his face
With all the nobility of an ancient race

She turned, she was startled with a look of surprise
With a hatred that could hit the skies
Youre a reckless fool, I could see it in your eyes
To come this way was by no means wise (The Wife)

Get up, stand up, you greedy-lipped wench
And cover your face or suffer the consequence
You are making my heart feel sick
Put your clothes back on, double-quick (The Boss)

Silly boy, you think me a saint
Ill listen no more to your words of complaint
Youve given me nothing but the sweetest lies
Now hold your tongue and feed your eyes (The Wife)

Id have given you the stars and the planets, too
But what good would these things do you?
Bow the heart if not the knee
Or never again this world youll see (The Boss)

Oh, please let not your heart be cold
This man is dearer to me than gold (The Wife)
Oh, my dear, you must be blind
Hes a gutless ape with a worthless mind (The Boss)

Youve had your way too long with me
Now its me wholl determine how things shall be (The Wife)
Try to escape, he cussed and cursed
Youll have to try to get past me first (The Boss)

Do not let your passion rule
You think my heart the heart of a fool
And you, sir, you can not deny
You made a monkey of me, what and for why? (The Boss)

Ill have no more of this insulting chat
The devil can have you, Ill see to that
Look sharp or step aside
Or in the cradle youll wish youd died (Henry Lee)

The gun went boom and the shot rang clear
First bullet grazed his ear
Second ball went right straight in
And he bent in the middle like a twisted pin

He crawled to the corner and he lowered his head
He gripped the chair and he grabbed the bed
It would take more than needle and thread
Bleeding from the mouth, hes as good as dead

You shot my husband down, you fiend (The Wife)
Husband? What husband? What the hell do you mean?
He was a man of strife, a

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