Title: Tin Angel
Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: Tempest (Track #8)
Duration: 09:05

It was late last night when the boss came home To wander early his mansion and a desolate throne Servant said boss the ladies gone She left this morning just before 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 Well they rode all night and they rode all day Eastward long on 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 land was dull His poor head pounding in his skull Heavy heart was racked with pain Insomnia raging in his brain Well he threw down his helmet and his cross handle 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 Hard to tell for certain who was who He lowered himself down on a golden chain His nerves were quickening 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 there's a man close by Don't worry about him he wouldn't harm a fly From behind the curtain the boss 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 by a look of surprise With the hatred that could hit the skies You're a reckless fool I could see it in your eyes To come this way was by no means wise Get up stand up you greedy lipped wench And cover your face with some other consequence You are making my heart feel sick Put your clothes on double quick Sill boy you think me a saint To listen no more to your words of complaint You've given me nothing but the sweetest lies Now hold your tongue and feed your eyes Id have given you the stars and the planets too What good are these things to you By the heart if not the knee Or never again this world you see Oh please let not your heart be cold This man is dearer to me than gold Oh my dear you must be blind He's a gutless ape with a worthless mind You've had your way too long with me Now its me who will determine how things will be Tried to escape he cussed and cursed You'll have to try get passed me first I dared 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 for what and for why Ill have no more of this insulting chat The devil can have you I'll see to that Look sharp or step aside Or in the cradle you'll wish you died The gun went boom and the shot rang clear The first bullet grazed his ear Second ball went right straight in And he bent in the middle like a twisted bin He crawled to the corner and he lowered his head He grabbed the chair and he grabbed the bed It would take more than needle and thread Bleeding from the mouth he's as good as dead You shot my husband down you fiend Husband what, husband what the hell do you mean He was man of strife a man of sin I cut him down and I throw him to the wind Hear this she said with angry breath You too shall meet the lord of death It was I who brought your soul to life And she raised her robe and she drew out a knife His face was hard and caked with sweat His arms ached and his hands were wet You're a murderous woman and bloody wife If you don't mind ill have the knife We're two of a kind and our blood runs hot But we're no way similar in body or thought All husbands are good men is all I knew Then she pierced him to the heart and his blood did flow His knees went limp and he reached for the door His doom was sealed he slipped to the floor He whispered in her ear this is all your fault My fighting days have come to a halt She touched his lips and kissed his cheek He tried to speak but his breath was weak You die for me I will die for you She put the blade to her heart and she ran it though All three lovers together in a heap Thrown into the grave forever to sleep Funeral torches blazed away Through the towns and the villages all night and all day