Like a Rolling Stone
The Avalanches 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

Ah, 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 trend, 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

Ah, 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

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Written by: Bob Dylan

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Definitely makes my top 5 favourite mixtapes ever list.


@Codex7777 What shopping malls are you going to? Please, tell me. They must be amazing if they play this music.


Better yet, go straight to the source. Go to theavalanches . c o m then click on "The Avalanches Mixes" at the bottom of the page then register to the site and you can download all of Gimix and other tracks for free.


I fly in the sky with this kind of music,thank you,avalanches,ibuy your LP 9 years from now,and i never regret it...

Daniel Brittenham/ DaDannyBoy

Sony screwed everyone ...


by the way, i will make a point of going to the Avalanches website and buying this. Part 3 and 4 are going to be sounds in this house for 4 weeks of parties starting 8th December. thanks for the upload


Why buy it?

Rondo Hunter

Pssst! Just record it and say nothing. Delete this after reading.


sony are completely shooting themselves in the foot with that policy or short samples. I've gone and bought lots of albums from listening to the avalanches, daft punk etc.. for artists that i would probably never have found/bought such as Camp Lo and George Duke. Music is now on 3rd or 4th generation sampling - take for example 'sparkling' that features on the original avalanches album, the music from that was sampled from some old Vibe player

Rondo Hunter

The industry is way behind the times and they're trying to get the international courts to hold up until they get new laws in place. Sorry, but you don't stop the net.

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