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Like a Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan Lyrics


Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People call say 'beware doll, you're bound to fall'
You thought they were all kidding you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hanging out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging your next meal

How does it feel, how does it feel?
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone

Ahh you've gone to the finest schools, alright Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
Nobody's ever taught you how to live out on the street
And now you're gonna have to get used to it
You say you never compromise
With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
He's not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And say do you want to make a deal?

How does it feel, how does it feel?
To be on your own, with no direction home
A complete unknown, like a rolling stone

Ah you never turned around to see the frowns
On the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain't no good
You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you
You used to ride on a chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain't it hard when you discovered that
He really wasn't where it's at
After he took from you everything he could steal

How does it feel, how does it feel?
To have on your own, with no direction home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone

Ahh princess on a steeple and all the pretty people
They're all drinking, thinking that they've got it made
Exchanging all precious gifts
But you better take your diamond ring, you better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him he calls you, you can't refuse
When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You're invisible now, you've got no secrets to conceal

How does it feel, ah how does it feel?
To be on your own, with no direction home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bob Dylan

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Robert Farr

Only because it's got the same, name. It's a great song. I learned to play it.

It's only a few chords. All in the key of C.
Perfect for the lazy pianist. Who plays in the key of C.

Good for a guitarist, who wishes to appear skillful with an arpeggio.

And, the lazy composer, who can't put a sharp or flat on the music key.
Plus play any other key than C. In those fabulous chords.

For the male voice with the dominant Bass note. It's a thicker string, the E. Played with more force.

Pouring scorn on a woman. (Edit, not really pouring scorn. I take that back, it's just music with a dominant Bass note, that is really how the guitar is. There are thick strings which produce a deeper sound).



Baddie Mauve

[Verse 1]
Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People call, say "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"
You thought they were all a'kiddin' you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging your next meal

[Chorus 1]
How does it feel?
How does it feel?
To be without a home?
Like a complete unknown?
Like a rolling stone?

[Verse 2]
Aw, you've gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
But ya' know ya' only used to get juiced in it
Nobody's ever taught ya' how to live out on the street
And now you’re gonna have to get used to it
You say you never compromise
With the mystery tramp but now you realize
He's not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And say, “Do you want to make a deal?"

[Chorus 2]
How does it feel?
How does it feel?
To be on your own
With no direction home
A complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

[Verse 3]
Aw, you never turned around to see the frowns
On the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you
Never understood that it ain't no good
You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you
You used to ride on a chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain't it hard when you discover that
He really wasn't where it's at
After he took from you everything he could steal?

[Chorus 3]
How does it feel?
How does it feel?
To hang out on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

[Verse 4]
Aw, princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
They're all drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made
Exchangin' all precious gifts
But you'd better take your diamond ring, ya' better pawn it, babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls ya', ya' can't refuse
When ya' ain't got nothin', you got nothin' to lose
You're invisible now, ya' got no secrets to conceal

[Chorus 2]
How does it feel?
Aw, how does it feel?
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?



All comments from YouTube:

LetThemTalkTV

This song is perfect

Moon

I agree

Patricia Medina

I lived on the street. Know had to survive and still do.

Darklurker

@Chris Serpicø How is Hey Jude above A Day In The Life?

Edward South

Them days were perfect ... and now we’re losing all we gained back then

marty

PSH, I can do better.

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carly grayson

Happy 80th birthday, Bob. Long live the king.

Dessienewshoes

Hear hear 👏👏

patricia fitzgerald

Hope you had a great birthday 🎂, Bob. I have always loved your music 🎶🎵

Surajit Srimani

@carly grayson 😲😲😲😃😃😃

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