Street Legal

Title: Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)
Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: Street Legal (Track #9)
Duration: 06:15
Label: Sony Music Entertainment

There's a long distance train Rollin' thru the rain Tears on the letter i write There's a woman i long to touch An' i'm missin' her so much But she's driftin' like a satellite There's a neon light blaze In the green smokey haze An' laughter down in Elisabeth street An' a lonesome bell tone In the valley of stone When she bathed in a steam of pure heat Her father would emphatize You got to be more than street-wise But he practiced what he preached from the heart A full blooded Cherokee He predicted to me The time an' the place that we part There's a babe in the arms of a woman in rage An' a long time golden haired stripper on the stage As she winds back the clock an' she turns back the page Of a book that nobody can write Oh, where are you tonight? The truth was obscure Too profound an' too pure To live it you had to explode In that last hour of need We entirely agreed Sacrifice was the code of the road I left town at dawn With Marcel an' Saint John Strong men belittled by doubt I couldn't tell her What my private thoughts were But she had some way of finding them out He took dead center aim But he missed just the same She was waitin' puttin' flowers on the shelf She could feel my despair As i climb up her hair And discovered her invisible self There's a lion in rage, there's a demon escaped There's a million dreams gone, there's a landscape bein' raped As her beauty fades an' i watch her undrape But i won't, but then again maybe i might Oh if i could just find you tonight I fought with my twin That enemy within 'Til both of us fell by the way Horseplay an' disease 'S killin you by degrees While tha law looks the other way Your partners in crime Hit me up for nickels and dimes The man you were lovin' couldn't get clean It felt out of place My foot in his face But he should have stayed where his money was green I bit into the root Of forbidden fruit With the juice runnin' down my leg Then i dealt with your boss Who'd never known about loss Who always was too proud to beg There's a white diamond gloom On the dark side of this room And a pathway that leas up to the stars If you don't believe there's a price For this sweet paradise Just remind me to show you the scars There's a new day at dawn an' I've finally arrived If I'm there in the morning, baby, you'd know I've survived I can't believe, i can't believe I'm alive But without you it doesn't seem right Oh, where are you tonight?