Rough And Rowdy Ways

Title: Black Rider
Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: Rough And Rowdy Ways (Track #5)
Duration: 04:12
Label: Columbia

[Verse 1] Black rider, black rider, you've been living too hard Been up all night, have to stay on your guard The path that you're walking, too narrow to walk Every step of the way, another stumbling block The road that?you're?on,?same road that?you know Just not?the same as it was a minute ago [Verse 2] Black rider, black rider, you've seen it all You've seen the great world and you've seen the small You fell into the fire and you're eating the flame Better seal up your lips if you wanna stay in the game Be reasonable, mister, be honest, be fair Let all of your earthly thoughts be a prayer [Verse 3] Black rider, black rider, all dressed in black I'm walking away, you try to make me look back My heart is at rest, I'd like to keep it that way I don't wanna fight, at least not today Go home to your wife, stop visiting mine One of these days I'll forget to be kind [Verse 4] Black rider, black rider, tell me when, tell me how If there ever was a time, then let it be now Let me go through, open the door My soul is distressed, my mind is at war Don't hug me, don't flatter me, don't turn on the charm I'll take a sword and hack off your arm [Verse 5] Black rider, black rider, hold it right there The size of your cock will get you nowhere I'll suffer in silence, I'll not make a sound Maybe I'll take the high moral ground Some enchanted evening I'll sing you a song Black rider, black rider, you've been on the job too long