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Baby Blue
13th Floor Elevators Lyrics


You must leave now, take what you need
You think will last
But whatever you wish to keep
You better grab it fast

Yonder stands your orphan with his gun
Crying like a fire in the sun
Strike another match, go start anew
It's all over now, Baby Blue

All your seasick sailors
They are rowing home
And all your empty handed armies
They are going home

Your lover who just walked out the door
Is standing in the clothes that you once wore
The carpet, too, is moving under you
It's all over now, Baby Blue

Leave your stepping stones behind
There's something that calls for you
Forget the dead you've left
They will not follow you

Your vagabond who's rapping at your door
Is standing in the clothes that you once wore
The sky, too, is falling over you
It's all over now, Baby Blue

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Mark St. James

Another of those fateful moments in music history, when a dylan song found it's way to the artist who was meant to interpret it

Alan Fontana

Dylan said it was the only cover done better than his own version of the song.

kollo duke

I bet dylan would murder this if he sung ? it ..lol

Jeff Williams

@Marcelo Xavier definitely.

bubble grass

Grateful Dead version is also swell

sixbladeknife44

Roky always sang with incredible urgency and passion, no exception here...

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samovargas

RIP Roky Erickson, who defined early psychedelia and briefly found infinity though the raw power of distortion and enough LSD to melt 100 minds. Who turned reverb into a wall of walloping gnarled beauty and sang with a lost wail that will keep echoing -- to remain forever missed. - otto bon Biz Markie

kollo duke

Imagine the band now upstairs with rocky , janis , moon, lemmy , jeff buckley .etc ...lol

Douglas Taylor

I pray his soul found peace!

kimberly owen

Propper.... 🙌💞💞

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